It was door to door so fun most of the time, but had its nmegative side at times.
AST Field Manager (Former Employee) – Missoula, MT – July 14, 2016
You meet some interesting folks, some really nice and friendly. The other side is some people may not be to happy to see you. It is a performance based job, so when your not producing it can put a person in a long slump. That is why mental preparation is important. Over all one of the most fun and best jobs I've had.
A fun stress free environment where you get to travle and meet all kinds of people.
A.S.T Field Manager (Former Employee) – Wichita, KS – July 31, 2016
This was probably my favorite job we went into work at noon had a motivational and educational meeting about different marketing strategies. Then after the hour long meeting we went to lunch before going in to the field and knocking on the doors of people in need of windows and siding. The best part was that we got paid by the hour plus sliding scale commission .
it was fun work but was well equipped by company for the cold.
Door to door canvasserd (Former Employee) – Meridian, ID – January 3, 2016
I personally liked the job very much but when it came to managment there was too much work related issues. Such as we door to door canvassers only got a thin coat for weather up to -7 degrees and were expected to work all day and some of the night.
short breaks no healthcare and also no communication between canvassers so we were always lost
Marketing Director (Former Employee) – Salt Lake City, UT – September 26, 2015
This company abounds with talent and focus. The art of guiding prospective customers to what it is they know they desire with no pressure from the Representative. Great percs all around. The only concern is part of the local management needs to micro manage. This can get obnoxious at times.
Unlimited income, superior support from most management.
Difficult line of work; high burnout and turnover rates
Home Improvement Consultant (Former Employee) – Kansas City, KS – July 14, 2015
My job as Home Improvement Consultant was attending preset appointments with homeowners to sell premium vinyl windows and siding using the Rodney Webb format to overcome buying objections to close same day. Excellent training and equipment was provided along with support from the District Manager. From 6 to 8 appointments were set per week, many requiring 30 to 45 minutes of drive time, and a good percentage leading to no shows, one legs or cancellations. No base pay or car allowance was provided, but the commissions were generous after a sale went green, half paid upfront and the other half after installation. Health benefits were offered but not affordable for families with sky high premiums and deductibles. In summary: a hard working, average salesperson likely burns out after 3 to 6 months while a handful of the most talented consultants earn over $80k/ year, and a few over $100k. Turnover across the board was extremely high with the average manager or consultant remaining in place (one location) less than two years. My co-workers were the best part of the job!
Fantastic initial and recurring training, and great equipment (window sample, kit and iPad)
Tough pace to maintain, no car allowance, uneven preset appointments, some poor installations
Fun, competitive invironment where you're always racing the clock.
Canvasser (Former Employee) – Oklahoma City, OK – February 2, 2015
We'd scout out a territory divide it up and start knocking on doors. I learned how to read and communicate well with people, while maintaining a positive attitude. Management was great at keeping us motivated. My co-workers made the job fun and competitive and we would often feed off each other for incite encouragement and motivation. Dealing with the weather was the hardest pert of the job. Hitting your mark was always enjoyable, especially when surpass your quota.
Marketing & Sales Support (Current Employee) – Littleton, CO – April 24, 2014
I have worked in many different departments in American Exteriors, from trade shows to data entry to my current position in Marketing and Sales Support. Each area I have worked in has been filled with positive upbeat excited individuals who are ready to have some fun and make some money! American Exteriors feels more like a family than a $30 million corporate giant. I have truly valued my time with American Exteriors and am extremely grateful for the opportunities they have given me.
This is a great company to work for they have awesome people to help you every step of the way so you never feel left out. theres so much room for advancment its ridiculas. If you want to have fun and make great money this is the place for you to work at!
great pay, understandable on personal issues, excellent communication, positive enviorment
not enough communication which equals confusion, overcomeing personal and work related obstacles
AST Captain (Current Employee) – Des Moines, IA – April 23, 2014
I have worked for this company for 2.5 years, and it has been more than fun. The work place is an awesome atmosphere to be in. The leaders here are always there for you, weather it be for your personal life or work life. Always working to find a way to make you successful and accomplished. The team is always communicating and finding easier and greater ways to improve our style of working. Networking is a huge thing we focus on to hold ourselves accountable in other markets. I enjoy coming in on a daily basis and learning something new. We all have things we can improve on, and we all work together to become a stronger team. I love the fact that each day I am always taking something else new on to develop myself into a leader.
the pay and bonus structure is awesome, managers are willing to work with you in any way or form, the atmosphere is fun to be in.
working in the winter months tend to be difficult, as well as working the evening shifts and saturdays.
SR A.S.T. Manager (Current Employee) – Des Moines, IA – April 23, 2014
I have worked for American Exteriors for 5 years. I started at an entry level position within the marketing department and over the years have worked my way up. I have been entrusted with a lot of responsibility, and took the lead in creating two new markets along with creating many positions not only for myself, but also others. Team culture through the entire team. Superiors care about individual personal growth in skill sets along with position advancement.
fair base pay, generous bonus compensation and many competition prizes
work days and nights. fairly expensive health benefits - they are good benefits though
Supervisor (Current Employee) – Littleton, CO – April 23, 2014
If you are an employee and a closer you make money in turn we are saving our customers money and giving them peace of mind that they choose a reputable company. The company is continuing to grow. We are courteous of the people we speak with everyday educating them on our products and how we can help them improve their homes. Make a career out of an entry level position.My department offers hourly pay plus bonuses. Most agents in the call center double or triple their hourly pay with the bonuses. Tons of room for growth and advancement. Start making bonuses during paid training! We have had many success stories with employees being promoted and that is why we have such a great leadership team!
expansive growth with the leader in building products
Call Center (Current Employee) – Littleton, CO – April 23, 2014
American Exteriors is a great place to work offering cutting edge building materials to homeowners in many states. The people that I work with really make this job a fun and professional atmosphere to work in. Theres room for growth with in and the company is always expanding and striving to be the best, that's the type of environment I excel in and am proud to be part of. The management is always willing to help and make it a great experience. American Exteriors is a great group to be a part of and we all strive to be the best we can its exciting to see what boundaries we can knock down and how successful we can be. Most of all I love knowing that Im helping people save money on the energy bills and making the home look beautiful and like reading the happy customer testimonials. If you know anyone looking for a great job with room for growth and advancement then this is the place for you!
Fast Fun Workplace With Daily Challenges and Rewards
AST Manager (Current Employee) – Omaha, NE – April 23, 2014
It is a pleasure to work for this company. I like to be honest and American exteriors allows me to maintain my honesty and integrity in a business field ( IN HOME SALES) not normaly associated with those attributes. Incentive plan that can double and triple salary. We provide one of the highestquality products in the industry. AMEXT establishes a new precedent for overall customer satisfaction with our Customer for Life program; giving homeowners total and continuing confidence in doing business with us.
incentive packages, vacation, personal days, trips, rewards, recognition
healthcare, communication channels with senior leadership teams
AST Director (Current Employee) – Littleton, CO – April 23, 2014
If you want to learn, grow through challenge this is an awesome job. If you want to just clock in and clock out like a fast food job, it's unrealistic to think you'll be successful. The toughest part of the job is "talking the talk" is irrelevent when you hit the field. Your character is exposed and you better be ready to find or understand your identity. You need to love challenge and thrive to be proactive about your own development. We can lead you to water but we can't make you drink. Those that are williing to work and ready to learn it's an awesome way to grow as a person and in a career. Every manager has worked their way up to their positions so it's not a question if it's possible- the question is if YOU want to get promoted what are you NOT doing? Student Mentality is everything. If you don't want to learn and grow then you won't. If you do, then you will.