- 5.05 Nov 2021
Love working here.ManagerCurrent Employee, more than 3 yearsSingapore
The main reason to work here is the best combination of trajectory + people. Most companies I worked at have been a tradeoff. Either fast growing and exciting at the expense of people. Or they have warm, nice and caring people, but lack the competency to take the business to the next level. Saleswhale is the best combo of both. The people (esp. engineers and product) are ambitious, sharp AND they care about their colleagues and the company. When people ask me why I'm still at Saleswhale - I tell them - I joined for the product and exciting vision (CEO is charismatic), but I stayed for the people. If you can pass the (pretty high) hiring bar to work here, you honestly should consider joining :) The biggest thing I really like at Saleswhale is the culture of transparency. Management shoots straight and doesn't sugarcoat challenges. While this can be scary at times, this level of trust is also very empowering.
In the spirit of transparency (which is one of our core values), I will put one thing here: It hasn't always been an easy ride. We went through a round of layoffs back in 2020. That was extremely painful, having to say goodbye to cherished team members. The CEO was relatively young, and he didn't exactly handle it perfectly. This resulted in threshing, damaged morale and erosion in trust for a few months. I have to say, we rallied really beautifully in 2021 though. And when we make an exciting announcement in a few weeks (can't reveal now)... this becomes one of the most beautiful comeback stories in Singapore startup history.2
- 5.023 Nov 2020Marketing DirectorCurrent Employee, less than 1 yearSan Francisco, CA
Culture, colleagues, work-life balance, product, and strategy
The company is international so sometimes you have to wait a day to talk to colleagues
- 5.028 Feb 2020Anonymous EmployeeCurrent Employee, less than 1 yearWashington, DC
I work on the US side of things. This is by far the most transparent company I’ve ever worked for. I still remember my first week when I told our CEO that ‘we may be too transparent’ because everyone knows everything good and bad. But after working here for quite some time now, I completely understand why we do it and why it makes us who we are now. Nothing is hidden and all employees are kept in the loop on all matters, big and small. You gotta wear many different hats, especially in this startup of a startup here in the US and that’s what makes it so much fun! You aren’t doing the same thing everyday, and everyone needs to contribute across all departments – marketing, product, sales, support, hr… Great culture, great people, great product – overall a fun place to grow and work!
- Time differences are always a concern. Someone is going to sacrifice their time either early in the morning or late at night. But we all do our best to accommodate each other so no one is getting the short end of the stick every time. - Benefits could be better. As the US team grows, I expect it to come on par with most US companies.1