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Persado Reviews

Updated 8 Jul 2019

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Persado CEO Alex Vratskides
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51 Ratings
Pros
  • "Work-life balance and flexibility(in 10 reviews)

  • "fun office happy hours and coworkers generally enjoy bonding or grabbing a drink after work(in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • "Working with team members across different time zones can get challenging, but not a major downside really(in 3 reviews)

  • "somewhat distant upper management(in 3 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review
    Helpful (4)

    "A lot of smart people building a world changing product"

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    Current Employee - Consulting Solutions Director in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Persado full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    * A ton of expertise in language and data science * Sales team that rises up to the challenge, building a category from scratch in many cases * Highly consultative and partnership-oriented engagements leveraging very cool tech * Brilliant, collaborative and positive people * See something, say/do something attitude for all ranks within the company

    Cons

    * New technology that needs to be explained and frequently has custom executions * Integrations and user-facing platforms are new, technology is not fully polished * Range of technology involved is extensive and challenging to master * Globally dispersed teams make collaboration difficult

    Advice to Management

    * Continue investments in automation and integrations * Encourage further collaboration and expertise development, especially within operations and deployment groups * Create opportunities for hands-on experience for things outside an individual's role * Leverage internal expertise to educate marketing community overall on topics Persado members have deep knowledge on (marketing language, AI, data science, platforms...

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    Persado2019-02-21

    Persado Response

    March 20, 2019HR

    Thanks for leaving such a thoughtful review. The Persado revolution depends on all of us to collaborate, have the courage to speak up, and the hunger to make Persado the status quo. And we think our team is brilliant too! Thank you! Keep having the courage the speak up and share ...

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  2. Helpful (4)

    "An exciting place to work with an amazing group of people"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Persado full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The team - smart, engaged, committed and ambitious. The team is incredibly supportive and wants you to succeed. We are a truly global office but have great communication tools which mean we can build strong working relationships and can collaborate effectively. Autonomy - a talented group of people who are treated like adults and trusted to get on and do a great job. This allows us to take responsibility and thrive...

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    Cons

    It's very fast paced so there isn't much time to process what's happened before we move on to the next thing - you have to be resilient and roll with the punches.

    Advice to Management

    We've grown quickly in a short space of time which is bound to have an impact on the close-knit feeling we had at the start. It's great that you can see that the need to focus on our company culture and this isn't something that will magically improve overnight. Keep the open and honest conversation flowing and continue to encourage people to speak up. This is something we all want to work on and you have our support!

    Persado2017-11-30
  3. Helpful (10)

    "Sales at Persado"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Persado full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The company has an exciting story to tell. Definitely innovative and an interesting use of data. There has been some limited adoption by banks, telco and retailers – and they’ve attracted some big name investors Lots of investment in admin and sales platforms like Salesforce, Slack, Concur, Linked In etc.

    Cons

    Persado seems very confused about where to invest its time and effort: Big deals with banks, telco’s and retailers with its Persado Enterprise service – or volume sales with its low end software product Persado Go? As a result there’s a mix of junior reps and a few senior sales execs. There’s considerable claustrophobic micro-management – so not a good place for strong sales people who know how to operate autonomously...

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    Advice to Management

    Make some decisions about your Go To Market strategy – and stick to them. Hire sales people and sales management who know about sales execution for whichever you route chose. Put the right sales process in place to support them. You can’t do both at your stage of growth – you will just end up doing each badly

    Persado2016-09-09

    Persado Response

    September 12, 2016HR Generalist

    Thank you for taking the time to give us your review, as this is very helpful. We are taking your feedback and addressing the places we missed in delivering a great experience for you. We are also taking your advice into consideration, as we strive for our employees and the brand ...

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  4. "Six Weeks In and Still Blown Away"

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    Current Employee - Marketing in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Persado full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Amazing technology that clearly transforms customers' business in a big way. Consistent, informative communication between company leadership and all levels of colleagues. Everyone feels plugged into objectives, successes and plans for overcoming challenges. Thoughtful on-boarding plan with of great training tools to get you up to speed fast. Peers are super supportive, enthusiastic for newbies' success. Collaboration,...

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    Cons

    None yet. But will report back.

    Persado2019-07-09
  5. "A company that is truly changing digital marketing"

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    Current Employee - Senior Vice President in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Persado full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Truly differentiated Technology, Passionate customers, high-energy environment, smart people passionate about winning

    Cons

    Geographically dispersed team, travel required for some roles

    Persado2019-07-07
  6. "Smartest People...Best Product...Hidden Gem"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Persado full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    I can't believe that I had never really heard of Persado before I joined -- what an incredible company! Our product is game changing, the people are amazing, and the leadership team is working hard to make the necessary strides for employees. We have had our share of ups and downs over the past few years -- like most high growth start ups -- but we are on the other side of that moving fast on an awesome trajectory of...

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    Cons

    It would be great to see leadership consistently attend all of our events. We know they are busy, but we really count on them to lead by example. We have a bit more work to do to get in all of the people we need to support our product -- we just hired a new recruiting team so we know it is coming, but in the meantime, people are working long hours. Sales and business outlooks are stellar...we need to get more marketing...

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    Advice to Management

    Keep your eye on employee engagement and retention. Keep investing in the people and programs for us. Please be present at people events -- show us your involvement and care!

    Persado2019-06-27
  7. "50% Company Growth, Martech solution using AI to perfect marketing creative."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Persado full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Brilliant colleagues, 250 brand name customers, innovative technology delivering massive ROI, great office locations and rapid growth.

    Cons

    We can't hire fast enough. Join us!

    Advice to Management

    Find a way to hire high quality colleagues faster!

    Persado2019-04-17

    Persado Response

    April 25, 2019HR

    Thanks for taking the time to leave feedback! We hear you! We’re all so busy with tons of work (a pretty great problem to have!) but we really need to hire a bunch of talented new colleagues to help support our growth. Don’t forget to recommend any rockstars in your network for an ...

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  8. Helpful (3)

    "Solid company with great momentum"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Persado full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Exciting product that works - each time you explain what the company does to someone hearing it for the first time, you can tell it’s the most interesting thing they’ve heard that day. Smart teams and leadership that has become focused on listening to employees and making changes where needed.

    Cons

    Company is growing faster than it is hiring, so some teams are stretched - hopefully this is a temporary issue as there is a lot of active recruiting.

    Advice to Management

    Keep listening to employee feedback & communicating that you are doing so. Hire with urgency for key open roles.

    Persado2019-03-20

    Persado Response

    March 22, 2019HR

    Thanks for your review! You’re right that the company is growing fast and to support this growth and ensure success for each Persadoan we are recruiting for a variety of positions this year across all teams and offices. If you think anyone in your network would be a good fit, you ...

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  9. Helpful (4)

    "Persado is disrupting marketing and giving each employee the opportunity to be an agent of change."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Persado full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    First, Persado's leaders are dedicated to improvement. Last year, Persado ran a culture survey which had a very high participation rate across the company and has already resulted in several improvements and culture-related initiatives. Since I started working here, they have additionally invested significant resources into L&D. Our onboarding and training programs are exceptional, thanks to Persado's dedication to...

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    Cons

    While there have been improvements to culture and communication, sometimes the internal politics can be demotivating. There are also some growing pains to start-up life -- but this is to be expected. Personally, I'd prefer the dynamism and entrepreneurship of our company over a more corporate atmosphere, but this is not for everyone.

    Advice to Management

    Great culture starts with its leaders. In order to continue improvements in culture, the C-suite and managers need to fully embody the values of the company, set an example for everyone else, and hold the few individuals who don't embody our values accountable.

    Persado2019-03-14

    Persado Response

    March 21, 2019HR

    Thanks for taking the time to leave such a comprehensive review and for highlighting many of the positive things happening around the company that we’re immensely proud of. You also highlight, quite rightly, that our leaders set the tone in terms of culture. This year we’re planning ...

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  10. Helpful (4)

    "Smart people, powerful product, great place for career growth"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Representative 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Persado full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The one's that produce well are often promoted since the company is still growing. Great opportunity for growth with a company that is revolutionizing Digital Marketing.

    Cons

    It's a growing company that comes with the pains associated with growing companies. Company infrastructure and processes can be a bit frustrating at times.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to listen to the people's feedback and work on building processes that make working at the company a bit smoother.

    Persado2019-03-14

    Persado Response

    March 15, 2019Human Capital Management

    Thanks for taking the time to leave a review! Recognizing and rewarding the contribution of our employees is a top priority for us and we’re glad that you can see those efforts in action. This year, our focus is on fighting bureaucracy and breaking down silos so please share any ...

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