Persado Reviews

Updated 2 Aug 2020

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4.0
75%
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82%
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Persado Co-Founder and CEO Alex Vratskides
Alex Vratskides
65 Ratings
Pros
  • "Work-life balance and flexibility(in 10 reviews)

  • "Very regular happy-hours, birthday celebrations and company outings/events(in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • "upper management inconsistencies(in 5 reviews)

  • "very fast paced environment in general, it is not suitable for people who enjoy a super steady, predictable work life(in 3 reviews)

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  1. "startup with dynamic technology"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Persado full-time

    Pros

    Dynamic start up with good technology and great team

    Cons

    Disorganized Micro management Must grow more rapidely

  2. Helpful (5)

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

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 - if you're up to the challenge.

    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.

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  3. Helpful (10)

    "Sales at Persado"

    2.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 There’s a lot of sales rep turnover and the company seems on the back foot with its numbers. (Those big name investors will be wanting to see numbers quickly – so panic may set in) The product/service is very labor intensive to deploy and run – particularly for any company with strong compliance constraints like banks and financial institutions. It’s not quite the panacea you think when you look under the covers .. there’s a huge amount of manual work going on in the background to generate the campaigns You have to pass a math test to join – which IMO is crazy. I’ve never heard that a high standard of math is an attribute of strong sales people!

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    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 to be the most successful. Again, thank you for the feedback, as it will only help Persado be a better place to work. Best of luck in your future endeavors.

  4. Helpful (1)

    "Results May Vary"

    2.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great pay, days, off, benefits, stocked fridge. Some great co-workers.

    Cons

    Overbearing and rigid managers with unrealistic expectations. Some career climbing, do-nothing co-workers.

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  5. "Great place to work."

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Athens
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Persado full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    1. Exciting technology breaking new ground 2. Great company culture 3. Continuous growth

    Cons

    It used to be disorganized and chaotic, things have improved a LOT the last year.

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  6. "A very good place that makes you develop yourself and the company"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Digital Marketing Project Manager in Paris
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    A lot of clients, daily challenges, a good work atmosphere (teamwork, solution meeting), very good management, open resources available, learning classroom available.

    Cons

    There is no inconvenient so far

  7. "Best company I have worked for so far"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Strategic Partnerships in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Persado is carving a unique niche in the AI space and the platform actually works. Coming from consulting, I have been shocked to discover how many people I actually like working with... it makes it easy to go into the office everyday. The executive team is extremely transparent and meets with the global company every other week for a "state of the state" alongside Q&A

    Cons

    The equity package is low compared to other startups.

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  8. Helpful (1)

    "Think twice before you accept an offer"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales in Athens
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good starting point, not forever

    Cons

    Poor management style especially from executives

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  9. Helpful (2)

    "Best Place to Work (?)"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Athens
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Persado creates family-like feelings from the moment you sign your contract! Persado has great recruitment & selection processes, with an exceptional onboarding experience! The L&D department focuses on the continues improvement of the employees! Innovation, digitalization and flexibility are just a few terms that can describe the company and its product! All of Persado’s processes are digitalized and can connect all the international offices on a daily basis! It is a multinational environment, where everyone is treated fairly and with respect by valuing all cultures! Daily, fresh breakfast, beverages, fresh fruits and snacks are offered to everyone! People at Persado are seeing as people and everyone's contribution is crucial for the overall company success! The HR has a strategic partner role which emphasizes the power of the people at the company. Overall, Persado is one of the best places to work, today!

    Cons

    The provision of so many snacks, lunches and treats could, unfortunately, lead to some gain of weight.

  10. COVID-19
    Helpful (2)

    "Solving a real problem"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Director in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - great, complex problem to solve - technology is great and a clear plan for it to get even better - leadership is putting people first and was well ahead of the curve during Covid crisis (canceled trips, working from home, etc) - A lot of great talent coming in from top tier consulting firms (McKinsey, Bain, BCG) - strong on-boarding process with every detail documented and tracked - comp is great for a start-up

    Cons

    - current product design takes too long to solve the problem and too many people are involved. More automation is needed (but it will get there) - workforce is scattered around the globe

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