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Sage Sales Executive Reviews

Updated 8 May 2019

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Sales exec"

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    Current Employee - Sales Executive in Newcastle, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sage full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great place to work, everyone is really friendly and welcoming

    Cons

    sometimes the job the job is repetitive and feel like you cant make anymore calls

    Sage2018-01-11
  2. Helpful (5)

    "Wolves in sheeps clothing"

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    Current Employee - Sales Executive in Newcastle upon Tyne, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    9 - 5 (often bribed into overtime or shift changes) Free parking Onsite café (expensive however) 5 annual CSR days

    Cons

    Too many managers Unachievable targets Increase targets half way through the month Uncompetitive basic salary

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your frontline staff (who pay your wages) more and understand that we have lives outside of this building and mortgages to pay for as well.

    Sage2019-05-08

    Sage Response

    May 23, 2019VP, Talent Acquisition

    Thank you for your feedback. There are often opportunities for overtime and we always appreciate it when our people go the extra mile and show flexibility - that said, we’re also a responsible employer and if any of our people felt under pressure to do overtime or change their shift ...

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  3. Helpful (43)

    "Unhappy Work Life"

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    Current Employee - Sales Executive in Newcastle upon Tyne, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The brand although unfortunately having squeezed the pockets of accountants and small businesses for so long even that is met with disdain. I actually feel embarrassed to work here. My immediate team members are a great group of people but most of our conversations are about how unhappy we are.

    Cons

    Company lacks any vision or strategy. Products are over priced. Products are not keeping up with competition. Management doesn’t listen to any feedback and stifle any ideas. Systems so old you can’t do your job. Culture of back stabbing. Second hand car dealer mentality, sell it, move on, customers problem then. Unrealistic targets. Less than 20% of the team get any bonus.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the feedback of your employees and clients. There is a reason that the competition are winning the accountancy market.

    Sage2018-08-03
  4. Helpful (28)

    "Sales executive- go elsewhere. Horrendous"

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    Current Employee - Senior Sales Executive in Newcastle upon Tyne, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Used to make decent commission when sage was chasing a number

    Cons

    Ridiculous pressure Outdated products Buzz words used that mean nothing Team managers on the whole are useless, lazy and add no value- over paid Senior managers are on the whole equally rubbish. Use uk market as a cash cow. If chasing or behind a number, increase the price Focus on america- ceo rarely in the WORLD HEADQUARTERS- newcastle Too interested in linkedin posts showing what a great company it is, its...

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    Advice to Management

    Pointless to suggest. Self gain at the expense of value for employees or customers. Stephen kelly needs to go. Chief executive officer of chaos. FAR TOO MANY PEOPLE MINCING AROUND WITH LAPTOPS DOING NOTHING

    Sage2018-05-19

    Sage Response

    May 22, 2018Channel Campaign Manager, Talent Acquisition Team

    Thanks for your feedback. We hope you raised your concerns during the many internal channels we have as well as completing the recent Your Voice survey. The results were published yesterday on YourSage, and shows the majority of Sage colleagues would recommend Sage as a place ...

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  5. Helpful (2)

    "Sales Executive"

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    Current Employee - Sales Executive in Newcastle upon Tyne, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Sage for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Monday - Friday 9 - 5

    Cons

    Incentives getting less frequent in the business

    Advice to Management

    Look after staff

    Sage2017-03-20

    Sage Response

    March 24, 2017Group Employer Brand Manager

    Hi and thanks for your feedback. We work hard to ensure our colleagues have a positive work life balance so it's great to read you are able to achieve this. The great news is we are re-launching ShareSave very soon so it's available right across Sage! We are rolling out Sage rewards ...

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  6. Helpful (10)

    "Too much restructuring and hierarchy- slow to adopt new ideas"

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    Former Employee - Senior Sales Executive in Newcastle upon Tyne, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Sage full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Realistic sales targets - some great positive and innovative employees - good benefits. Newcastle is an amazing office!

    Cons

    In 2013 the politics was stifling, departments often had conflicting strategies, restructures happened alot and people gossipee about the next restructure rather than focusing on productivity. Lots of Power point presentations with no decisions being reached.

    Advice to Management

    Not sure what it is like now - seems like significant change of employees - seems to be faster and more reactive than it was.

    Sage2017-02-09

    Sage Response

    February 23, 2017Group Employer Brand Manager

    Thanks for your review. I am guessing by what you say that it's been a while since you were at Sage. It is different to 2013, new CEO for example. Stephen Kelly has done an amazing job of bring Sage together as 'One Sage' - smashing silos and creating innovative teams who produce ...

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  7. Helpful (31)

    "Will the last one to leave please turn out the lights"

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

    I worked at Sage full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Holiday entitlement with buy/sell, sharesave, dental, medical, parking, really struggling after that, peers and colleagues have a good work ethic

    Cons

    Salary is pathetic, commission structure is poor in relation to performance, everything at Sage over the course of the last 12-18 months is how they can find ways to pay out less. Ridiculous metrics which change on a regular basis to try and trip people up. They wonder why so much is going down the pan, it's simple, staff aren't rewarded enough for that extra yard. The greed of the business has led to staff resenting...

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    Advice to Management

    The management are too arrogant to care and this is why this company will fail in the long term, in the 21st century competition is rife and sage need to recognise this. Stop being so greedy and reward staff, this company used to be fantastic to staff 5+ years and staff sang sages praises, now staff couldn't have a more negative view if they tried. All that will happen is a response saying everything is great, how many...

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    Sage2017-03-06

    Sage Response

    March 9, 2017Group Employer Brand Manager

    Thanks for your review. As you know our CEO Stephen Kelly joined us some 2.5 years ago - we are now 'One Sage' with products in the Cloud, innovations such as Pegg with the ambition to have invisible accounting. Transformation was needed - tech companies have to adapt or die; in ...

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  8. Helpful (20)

    "Some positives but the reality doesn't match the shiny FTSE100 image"

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    Former Employee - Sales Executive in Manchester, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Sage for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great approach to CSR - employees can take 3 days paid leave in addition to standard annual leave to help volunteer at an organisation close to their own heart. Offices are generally great buildings and well maintained with decent break-out areas and free tea and coffee. Change-oriented organisation means that things don't get too stale. Generally speaking, all my colleagues were a great bunch and off-site events were...

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    Cons

    Whilst some of the benefits are good, the salary was uncompetitive and there was zero scope to talk about this which was very demoralising. Sage's internal rules around salary increases are laughable should you move to a new role - there's a cap on the maximum percentage increase you can have meaning you can trail colleagues doing the same job if you've come via an internal transfer. Again very demoralising to be doing...

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    Advice to Management

    It's really frustrating how change is so poorly managed, and decisions are made without a clear strategy being given to employees. The "strategic vision" of the organisation is just a ton of buzzwords that do not appear to be understood by senior managers in the business, let alone employees. There are some fantastic people who work at Sage and the business really should be far better focussed on making the most of those...

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    Sage2016-09-15
  9. Helpful (19)

    "Not really a long term job"

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    Former Employee - Sales Executive in Newcastle upon Tyne, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Sage full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great customer base. fantastic people

    Cons

    poor senior management out of touch with work force

    Advice to Management

    Need to go back to old Sage. lose the revolving door

    Sage2016-03-22
  10. "90 days at Sage"

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    Current Employee - Strategic Sales Executive in Johannesburg
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Sage full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The opportunity to work with smart people. The chance to build networks in software community. The challenge, the learnings, and ability to implement new innovative ways of doing business that ultimately solve organisational problems and add value. Entrepreneurial mindset and approach are encouraged.

    Cons

    Internal structures and process are not quite defined for enterprise space. Induction and onboarding process is not great. Business units do not interact or collaborate enough on opportunities to drive strategy. Compensation and benefits are not defined for roles in specifc BUs. KPIs measurements are inconsistent and continuously change. Benefits are not great. These are NB because they encourage and help you do...

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    Advice to Management

    More BU collaboration and interaction for solution sales (otherwise sale becomes very product based.) Long term vision and strategy plans communicated. Compete strategy plans to displace competition along with internal collateral. Compensation and KPi for sales role must be communicated and consistent.

    Sage2019-03-31
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