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Imagine a tech company that offers equal opportunities for women, paid parental leave, and flexible time off, so you can prioritize your work and life equally. Now, what if I told you this dream is a reality for women at Xactly Corporation?
Named one of Fortune 30’s Best Workplaces in Tech, Xactly provides all of the benefits listed above, plus resource groups and networking events for women to make career-advancing connections in the industry. The company’s open-door policy also gives employees “access to key female leaders including the CHRO, CFO and other top female leaders.”
One anonymous reviewer on Fairygodboss has a career at Xactly that’s proof of the company’s unmatched support: “I’ve been with Xactly Corp for almost 6 years. The development and internal promotion opportunities are endless. I feel supported and, most of all, trusted.”
Another reviewer added to this sentiment, writing that “leadership genuinely values women, wants to promote them, respects them, and listens to them! Many women were promoted to VP titles and into manager roles this last cycle.”
As someone who lives and breathes Xactly day in and day out, HR Programs Manager, Jessica Lake has seen firsthand the impact of the company’s mission, career development opportunities for women, and strategy for closing the gender gap in tech. Here’s what she had to say about what it’s like working at Xactly.
What is the mission of the company?
VMC2 is the blueprint to our success.It stands for vision, mission, core values, and community. Xactly’s vision is “unleashing human potential to maximize company performance.”
Our mission is comprised of the 3E’s — Enable, Evangelize and Ensure. Every day on the job at Xactly — regardless of your role — we aim to Enable and make it easy for companies to be customers for life, Evangelize our vision to ensure our value is known in the marketplace, and Ensure that each customer feels valued and prioritized.
What are your core values?
Our core values spell out C.A.R.E. — Customer Focus, Accountability, Respect and Excellence. A large part of C.A.R.E. is our passion to give back to the community. The Xactly spirit of giving and engagement acts as a multiplier of our C.A.R.E. values into the communities where our employees live and work. XactlyOne organizes volunteer opportunities so Xactlians can use their talents together to make a meaningful impact and create positive change in the world.
What differentiates your organization from others in this space/industry?
Xactly is the only dedicated Sales Performance Management (SPM) solution in the space. We have a platform of solutions that help companies of all sizes unleash their human potential— our company has been recognized as a leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant (6-times), The Forrester Wave™: Sales Performance Management Solutions, Q1 2019, Ventana Sales Performance Management Value Index, TrustRadius, G2 Crowd Leader and Salesforce AppExchange. (You can read more how Xactly compares in the SPM industry on our “What the Market is Saying” webpage.)
As mentioned, our first core value Customer Focus. We take pride in bringing the best experience possible to our amazing customers in every interaction we have with them. This approach has helped us to achieve a 98% customer retention rate. Our customers love feeling like they are part of the Xactly family, and knowing that they always have our support no matter the situation. In addition, we are the only company in the space that can offer our clients insights from 14+ years of empirical sales data that allows them to make data-driven decisions that improve their businesses.
Describe 1-5 employee benefits that positively impact women who work here.
There are so many things to love about working at Xactly that we can’t narrow it down to just five—so we cheated and listed six:
What career development opportunities can female job seekers expect from this organization? How is career pathing approached?
Xactly supports growth on both a macro and micro level. From networking groups to individual career development, there are a variety of programs we offer to fit all roles and levels.
We have Affinity groups like EmpowHER that any Xactlian can join. The mission of EmpowHER is to create an empowered network of women to celebrate diversity and community, and ultimately, advance the standing of women in business and leadership.
We believe in connecting women and executive leadership by providing access to information, resources, and networking opportunities. We have a beautifully outlined Learning & Development Course Catalog which outlines all courses and opportunities available to Xactlians. Some of these opportunities include Crucial Conversations, refined 360 feedback processes, New Manager Assimilation strategies, Harvard Manage Mentor, our online e-learning options, and more. We post our positions globally and welcome all internal applicants to interview for all available positions. We love our internal promotion stories and highlight internal mobility internally.
Why should women want to grow their careers here?
Everyone who joins Xactly is given a rubber band to put on our rubber band ball. The rubber band ball is an important part of our workplace culture. New employees that join Xactly add their rubber band to the ball, which symbolizes that when we work together and utilize our different backgrounds, skills and attributes, we are capable of far more than we are individually. It also reminds us not to take ourselves too seriously. Even if one of us left for Tahiti tomorrow, what we’ve built together will remain intact. That’s how we roll.
We also maintain organizational transparency with our employees by offering the following:
There are many other benefits of growing your career at Xactly, including:
Is there anything else women should know about pursuing a career here?
As a member of Vista Equity Partners, Xactly offers all employees a unique career development experience with close relationships to more than 60 industry-leading organizations in software, data, and technology industries.
Xactly is also a consistent winner of awards like the Great Places to Work award, the Top Workplaces award, and the Fortune 30 Best Workplaces in Tech award. Over the past 14 years, the company has won 17 great workplace awards.
The last thing I would add that makes Xactly Unique is its openness to new ideas from employees. Sharing with the larger team is not only encouraged, but often these new ideas from individual contributors are quickly implemented. We’re a “learn it all” culture — none of us claim to have all the answers and we are always open to learning new ways to do things that improve the business. At Xactly, what you learn and how your career develops is driven by you.
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