Sales executive (Former Employee), Derby – July 18, 2014
Pros: you meet lots of people when attending their homes
Cons: long hours, lots of driving and no pay structure
I worked as a sale rep for 6 months and the last 2 months I was selling 1 in 3 deals which was excellent and showed how good I was. However the problem began when you calculate your commission and what you think you get paid for all your hard work and extremely long hours 7 days a week you don't. The reason being when the surveyors have been after you they always find under costing which comes from your commission. If you haven't sold any products then they will deduct future commission. Over all I was deducted a total of £2000 in 3 months and every time I disputed the (claw back) I got told where to go and like it or lump it. This gave me no choice but to seek other employment even though I was doing well, I had lost confidence in the companies structure. There is a lot of driving involved in this role and it's very demanding on family life and personnel and often with little reward. My advice is ask the right questions when the job role is being over dramatised and the possible earnings are extremely difficult to achieve in a very competitive and over run market. Most people you visit it comes down to price and when it does you earn very little if anything and you can easily drive excess of 100 miles a day so have a good vehicle and plenty of money to get started. Over all the company has a very high turn over in staff which states everything and not just opinion from an ex employee, and the staff who run the company get a very good salary not commission based so if it was that well paid why leave the commission role?. If you are thinking of joining Anglian please give it lots of thought and do your homework, don't make the same mistake as I did.