Terrible hours. There is no work / life balance
Pros: Cameraderie among sales reps. Good training. Great benefits
Cons: Micromanagement via electronic monitoring.
Starting salary is $25K, unless you quickly begin hitting goals. There are some good people, but many are full-on A personalities who are difficult to be around. There are too many repetitious meetings with very little beneficial content. There is high turnover. Management white-washes and ignores the many negatives of being an outside rep. They are not to be trusted as professionals. Many reps believe that some fishy business goes on with regard to how territories are assigned, meaning favoritism, an ethical no-no. Also, customers cancel orders or technicians can cause customers to cancel, which can seriously impact your commissions and put your job at risk. I would not recommend joining this company as a direct sales rep. During the financial crisis, much of the blame was put on the banking system for predatory lending practices. I would comfortably characterize Cablevision / Optimum Direct Sales as a predatory employer. Enter at your own risk.