Company Trainer (Current Employee) – Greenville, NC – January 3, 2016
Great place for someone who likes sales and is looking to move up quickly in a very stable company that has been around over 90 years. Everyone is so nice and caring, always willing to help one another to succeed.
My experience with my immediate supervisor does not reflect on my direct supervisor.
Pros My overall view of the company is extremely high. Aerus has amazing, life changing products and services and a great educational system full of opportunity. Seemed like a scam at first, but sometimes what seems too good, is actually that good. I greatly enjoyed the challenges of the duties I performed, and am forever thankful for the personal growth the company provided me. My former co-workers are dear friends. I earned more income here than in any job I held before.
Cons Lacks a sufficient dispute resolution system. I would gladly return if it were otherwise
Great Earning Potential, Personal Growth, Advancement Opportunities
Given the nature of the business being direct sales of high-end products, the job is very inconsistent and can be stressful
Sales Manager (Current Employee) – Poughkeepsie, NY – April 9, 2014
A typical day of work usually begins with a quick sales meeting. After that I review my schedule of appointments and/or the schedules of any other salesmen or trainees I have at the time. Then I proceed to whatever area I'm working and either service the customer or demonstrate and try to sell new product. My responsibilities can vary from day to day depending on what time of year it is and how many sales reps I have currently active. Sometimes I spend most of my time in a managerial role by keeping in contact with my field reps while in the office, and other times there are weeks where I'm running appointments myself to be of service to my customer base. There tends to be high turnover given the company is direct sales, selling more for more products and only offering full commission to new sales reps, so retaining new reps is without question the most difficult part of my job. As is almost all sales jobs, there are highs and lows, so the most enjoyable part of my day to day work is closing sales and making money.
ability to make more than a fixed salary, work hour flexibility when needed
the nature of the business is very old fashioned, questioning the future of the company
Division Manager (Former Employee) – Lexington, KY – September 3, 2013
Hard to review Aerus with the new structure. I can only speak about pre-franchised Aerus. It was a tremendous opportunity for me. This company helped me grow in so many ways. If you were lucky enough to be hired by the right manager, you could go as far with this company as you were willing to go. You did need someone to help with the initial learning curve of sales, and many didn't get so lucky. However, if you had the burning desire to succeed and you believed in both yourself and the opportunity, you could realistically change your life. I spent 10 years with them, and I miss it.
the one job i've ever had, which i got out of it, exactly what i put into it.
company has franchised out and lost corporate structure
Very nice company to work for. Had meetings everyday, the people were great to be around and the boss alwys keep us interested in the job. The hardest part of the job was the cold calling and going to peoples houses that had bad dogs. The most important part of the job was making the sale.
Outside Sales Consultant (Former Employee) – Brewer, ME – June 3, 2013
In order to succeed in a company like Aerus, you have to be highly self-motivated as most of the work was up to the employee him or herself. A typical day at the office would have been our team meeting in the morning and then from there on, we were on our own cold calling, canvassing, and prospecting new clientele. It was a face paced environment with friendly co-workers. My favorite part of the job was having the chance to meet new people on a day to day basis, traveling, and the ability to "be your own boss".
Sales Representative (Former Employee) – Newport/Brewer, Maine – April 1, 2013
Mostly on a commission-only basis, this job does allow you to advance within the company and earn a very good income. This position, however, would not benefit someone who is not driven to get out in the field each day and earn the money. Many sales classes were available to participate in, taught by a sales-guru who owns three franchises in Maine which tweaked everybody's sales technique into a more efficient and successful process.
no limit to how much money you can make in the field
can't sit back and earn salary, hard work = income
Sales Representative (Current Employee) – New Bern, NC – July 15, 2012
A typical day at work consists of doing air quality test and purifications at customers homes. Providing excellent customer service to my clients. I have learned the importance of clean air in the home. I have a management team that works closely with and train their employees so that they can give excellent service and knowledge to our customers. My co-workers and myself get along very well, we help each other and train each other so we may exceed and be successful in our career.The hardest part of my job is canvassing door to door, because of the way things are these days people are not apt to let people that they don't know into their homes but once I am in the home and do an air quality demostration the customers normally openely welcomes me. The most enjoyable part of my job is meeting new people and educating them about healthy homes.