Tales from the SaaS Graveyard
Episode 17: BDR Manager

Episode 17: BDR Manager

April 19, 2022

Todd talks about his move into management at RibbitRebate. We’ll learn if he can make an easy transition to management or if it will cost him his humanity. 

Credits:

Hosts: Jake & Stephen

Intro Music: Blue Dot Sessions

 

Episode 16: First Employee

Episode 16: First Employee

December 14, 2021

Paul talks about his move from a large accounting firm to a crypto startup.  We’ll learn if his gamble pays off or if father knows best.

Credits:

Hosts: Jake & Stephen

Intro Music: Blue Dot Sessions

 

 

Introducing Tales from the SaaS Graveyard

Introducing Tales from the SaaS Graveyard

December 12, 2021

Welcome to Tales from the SaaS graveyard. We talk to employees at tech companies that are in the middle of the bell curve. Not going out of a business, but definitely not hitting the big time.

Credits:

Hosts: Jake & Stephen

Intro Music: Blue Dot Sessions

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

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