Tales from the SaaS Graveyard
Episode 15: Business Development Representative

Episode 15: Business Development Representative

September 28, 2021

Mr. G talks to us about being a Business Development Representative (BDR) at YrDoc which creates software for law firms. If there is one thing we learned from this episode is that sales is hard. 

 

Credits:

Hosts: Jake & Stephen

Intro Music: Blue Dot Sessions

Episode 14: Infrastructure Engineer

Episode 14: Infrastructure Engineer

April 20, 2021

Al talks to us about being an infrastructure engineer at GTSI. He walks us through the highs of working on the roof to the lows of his final days.

 

Credits:

Hosts: Jake & Stephen

Intro Music: Blue Dot Sessions

Episode 13: Junior Developer

Episode 13: Junior Developer

February 16, 2021

David talks about going from a Fortune 500 company to a Boston-based startup. We discuss the challenges of being the most junior person on the team, management's expectations for "passion" projects, and the joys of ping pong. 

 

Credits:

Hosts: Jake & Stephen

Intro Music: Blue Dot Sessions

Episode 12: First Employee

Episode 12: First Employee

January 5, 2021

Chris talks about his transition from working at Microsoft to being the first employee at RecruitForce. We discuss Chris’s journey that year and how your expectations for a role can be drastically different than reality. 

 

Credits:

Hosts: Jake & Stephen

Intro Music: Blue Dot Sessions

Episode 11: Director of Product

Episode 11: Director of Product

October 20, 2020

Priya talks about switching jobs while on maternity leave.  She shares stories about joining a unicorn, inheriting a team and a welcome lunch that took an unexpected turn.

Credits:

Hosts: Jake & Stephen

Intro Music: Blue Dot Sessions

Episode 10: Software Developer

Episode 10: Software Developer

September 8, 2020

Carl talks about a growing engineering department, corporate doublespeak and the optimal amount of free boba tea for employees. 

Episode Correction: In the episode you will hear a reference to a rumor that Salesforce employees were having sex in the stairwell of an office building. This is incorrect. The rumor was not about Salesforce employees, it was about Zenefits employees. You can learn more about this scandalous rumor in this Business Insider article: Zenefits had to tell staffers to stop having sex at work

Credits:

Hosts: Jake & Stephen

Intro Music: Blue Dot Sessions

Episode 9: Generalist

Episode 9: Generalist

August 18, 2020

Nate talks about exploring different roles at "Goose.io", a people search company.  Could "Goose.io" buck the industry’s worst practices or did they get cooked?

Credits:

Hosts: Jake & Stephen

Intro Music: Blue Dot Sessions

Episode 8: Data Scientist

Episode 8: Data Scientist

July 7, 2020

Joe talks about his transition from being an engineer to a data scientist. We'll discuss the challenges of a career change, the tradeoffs of being a team player & the ethics of data collection.
 

Credits:

Hosts: Jake & Stephen

Intro Music: Blue Dot Sessions

Episode 7: Customer Success

Episode 7: Customer Success

June 2, 2020

Lauren talks about her first professional role at a technology company catering to restaurants. In this episode she educates us on bowling party etiquette, when to bluff and when to walk away.

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Credits:

Hosts: Jake & Stephen

Intro Music: Blue Dot Sessions

Episode 6: Supply Growth Manager

Episode 6: Supply Growth Manager

May 12, 2020

Jim talks about his success as the supply growth manager at WonderGarden (Airbnb for luxury properties) for the San Francisco Bay Area. He was great at his job but will his efforts lead to a positive outcome for WonderGarden's investors? 

Credits:

Hosts: Jake & Stephen

Intro Music: Blue Dot Sessions

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