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Absolute Sales Reviews

Updated Jun 4, 2019

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "job ok, but no potential growth"

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    Current Employee - Sales Coordinator in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    flexible work hour, no much work.

    Cons

    no potential growth

    Absolute2019-06-05
  2. "Review from my tenure a few years back"

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    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Austin, TX
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Absolute for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Canadian headquartered so it has a different vibe than a lot of software companies in Austin. Annual sales meetings are usually in Vancouver and can be a lot of fun. Some great people work there and the culture was great when I was there.

    Cons

    Absolute struggled to make the transition from the "Lojack for Latops" days to managing an array of smaller, more mobile devices. They went from being the only game in town for laptop recovery to a much more fragmented space of mobile device management and security. Revenues stagnated, attainment struggled and pressure began to build. It's been years since I've been there but word is they're still struggling to hit...

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    Advice to Management

    I wish I knew what advice to give. Redefining a company is no easy task, especially on a relatively small budget. I do know that the culture and the people used to make Absolute special and I hope that remains even in the face of mounting pressure.

    Absolute2019-01-24
  3. Helpful (8)

    "Corp Greed at its finest"

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

    I worked at Absolute full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    great technology and a great office space in downtown Vancouver

    Cons

    CEO and CFO are really only concerned with lining their own pockets. Most of SR Mgmt is subservient to them and walk around on egg shells

    Advice to Management

    Replace the CEO and CFO bring in new leadership that cares about building a company and rewarding its people for success

    Absolute2018-03-15
  4. "Best Place to Work!"

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    Current Employee - Sales in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people, amazing collaboration, semi-flexible hours, lots of opportunity to move up within the company and gain new skills, lots of mentorship from management.

    Cons

    Compensation could be a bit higher

    Absolute2018-01-16
  5. Helpful (3)

    "Lack of employee focus"

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    Former Employee - Sales 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Absolute full-time

    Pros

    Great product and has a chance to explode if they market it correctly. Do invest in employees on training.

    Cons

    Below market pay. They have taken away the chance to hit quarterly accelerator's. Which means less in employee pocket and more in company based on your performance. A lot of pressure from senior management, especially quarter end. Job can be stressful due to this. May consider training for managers up to C level on how to treat people.

    Advice to Management

    Better bonus plans, invest more on performance. Provide senior level training on how to treat employees.

    Absolute2017-09-01
  6. Helpful (15)

    "Uninspiring and Toxic"

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    Former Employee - Sales in Vancouver, BC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Absolute full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The new offices are "nice". There are some good people who work here. Pretty good work/life balance.

    Cons

    Really too many: this is a hard place to get anywhere in. Sales reorganizes every 6 months or so. HR had become absent when a new head started. Marketing is ineffective and full of conflict. The biggest issue though is the tone from management, the C-levels. CEO came on with some vision but then flopped hard and fell on his face, he's uninspiring and has just surrounded himself with "yes" people. In fact when you...

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    Advice to Management

    Turn this company around, take a hard look at all the new department leaders and upper management and make some tough decisions. There is a good idea at the heart of this but it's languishing.

    Absolute2017-06-14
  7. Helpful (17)

    "Used to be amazing, lost it's lustre"

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    Former Employee - Sales 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great people however most are leaving.

    Cons

    The world's most boring job ever. Literally everyone sits around with nothing to do.

    Absolute2016-10-15
  8. "Great company to grow in"

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    Former Employee - Inside Sales in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Absolute

    Pros

    I was in sales and the company was growing. They had a lot of opportunity to learn new skills, and they offered lots of training.

    Cons

    At the time, in order to rise through the ranks in sales you would have had to leave Vancouver and move to a city in the US.

    Advice to Management

    Keep developing your team.

    Absolute2016-03-07

    Absolute Response

    March 11, 2016Absolute Software

    We appreciate your feedback and we definitely understand your position. The US is a significant piece of our global business and we continue to see healthy growth in this region which in turn requires greater resources and manpower. As well, many accomplished, successful sales ...

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  9. Helpful (1)

    "Full Time"

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    Current Employee - Sales in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Absolute

    Pros

    Great culture that is sales driven with smart people who want to help!

    Cons

    Some immature business practices but the pros definitely outweigh any cons

    Absolute2015-09-08

    Absolute Response

    September 14, 2015Absolute Software

    Thank you for sharing!

  10. Helpful (26)

    "The ship is finally sinking"

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

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

    Pros

    No issues with expensing alcohol on expense reports. Some great people on the ground doing the sales.

    Cons

    After being in sales for many years it is time to say goodbye before this ship finally sinks. Unfortunately the opportunity is now lost for this company with sales dwindling and a product now made redundant by Windows 10. Unfortunately marketing are out of touch with reality and think a new logo will solve all their problems rather than actually talking to sales people. Customers are quickly understanding that they...

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    Advice to Management

    Ever wonder why no one asks questions at "All Hands Meetings". Anytime someone does they get fired.

    Absolute2015-09-16

    Absolute Response

    September 21, 2015Absolute Software

    Thank you for your feedback. Absolute has undergone significant change in the past 12 months and sometimes this can be difficult for the people that work here. In response, we’ve worked hard to implement a variety of communication channels where people can provide feedback anonymously ...

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