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Amazing place to work
Sales Representative (Former Employee) –  Evanston, ILApril 13, 2017
Joe is an excellent CEO who is a delight to work for, pulling his employees in a productive direction and a company which puts training as a vital part of the program
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Sales Representative (Former Employee) –  Chicago, ILAugust 24, 2016
Fun work environment, not very serious. A lot of post college kids just looking to make a paycheck. Doesn't take career growth very seriously.
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Good culture with low upward mobility/pay
Account Executive (Current Employee) –  Evanston, ILAugust 2, 2015
Acquirent is third-party sales company, so they contract out their sales force to many different clients. Here's what you need to know:

- They are good at what they do ... really good.
The partners are extremely successful career salespeople. Even the CEO -- who doesn't need to work -- leads by example sitting and working amongst everyone else in the open floor office.

- A typical Acquirent experience
Because they contract out the sales force you usually get considered for several different positions. It's not uncommon for clients to leave after a few months because they are not a good fit (lot's of startups/small companies) THAT MEANS that you are likely (but not necessarily) going to work in several different accounts over the course of a year.

- The culture is young, fun, professional, and light (for the most part). ACQ gets it done while not having to torture its employees. Even though pay is not that great* a lot of the employees like it here because of the culture.

- Who is it for? If you are trying to figure out if sales is for you OR you want to build your experience, Acquirent is a good stepping stone (ant they are well aware of it).

- Who is it NOT for? If you are trying to make a lot of money or work in outside sales.

Management: They higher good talent. Typically managers have to adjust to Acquirents "laid back" (for lack of a better word) approach. There is an implicit understanding that sales is already difficult enough without negative managers. Managers here have to be great team players and motivators. Salespeople are assertive
  more... and need equally assertive (no snarky, pushy, aggressive, passive-aggressive, impatient) managers.

The hardest part of the job is -- like any similar inside sales position -- making large volumes of cold calls and the instability of accounts leaving.

The best part of the job are the people and the culture. And yes, free snacks are nice too.

*Pay: the entry-level salary IS COMPETITIVE for a sales position in the Chicagoland area (30-35K). However, the earning potential is not so. Sure, you may be able to double that salary with commissions, but that is not the norm, by any means. You should consider yourself successful here if you end up making 50K, but that depends A LOT on your account. They are going to tell you how much you can make, but what you need to know is: how much market penetration does this company/brand I will be selling have? Am I going to be receiving inbound calls (extremely unlikely)? Do clients consider this a must-have or nice-to-have? How much does the client company know about this market? (If it's a new market for them and/or they are one fo the newest players in that market you can almost certainly tell you wont be making much commission). I would straight up ask, not just one hiring manager, but one of the partners as well, what is their hones oppinion about the earning potential? Explain you understand that it depends on the amount of work, but ask if they have any previous data that shows someone, at Acquirent, has made that much. There will be no guarantees so don't count on anything other than the salary.
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Pros
Culture, free snacks, location, mentorship program, sales training
Cons
Little to no upward mobility, earning potential is very limited
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Fun Workplace
Sales Executive/Account Manager (Former Employee) –  Evanston, ILJune 25, 2015
Get to learn the basics of sales and gives you a great opportunity for the future. Highly recommend to entry level applicants.
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Ok Company
Account Manager (Former Employee) –  Evanston, ILOctober 8, 2013
Good company to work for but the owners will do what they can to please the client even if it means screwing the employee.
Pros
Great people
Cons
very little commission
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A great culture and environment for nurturing sale skills
Sales Executive (Current Employee) –  Evanston, ILJanuary 15, 2013
Make 50 to 200 cold calls and set your own destiny in a supportive, young environment.
Pros
great culture
Cons
work can get monotonous
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Fun place to work if you have no other options
Sales Executive (Former Employee) –  Evanston, ILJanuary 8, 2013
Good place to spend at least a year in - but don't get too comfortable.
Pros
the employees that work there are young and social - making for a fun environment., free snacks and pop in the company kitchen.
Cons
the management "prides" themselves to coach and train you, but know less than the account than you do on your first week., 8am morning meetings are a joke and such a waste of time.
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Productive and fun place to work
Account Executive (Current Employee) –  Evanston, ILAugust 25, 2012
8am - 5pm every single day.
A very young relaxed work environment, with limited micromanagement.
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Sales Executive (Former Employee) –  Evanston, ILJune 19, 2012
Worked for this company that promoted a very positive sales atmosphere. If anyone is looking into working for them I would highly recommended this company.
Pros
decent salary, benefits, free snacks
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