Business Solutions Consultant (Former Employee) – Columbia, MD – August 25, 2017
Unless you like being what's comparable to a door-to-door vacuum salesperson, this is not the company for you. Coworkers were very friendly but the culture is very 'party-oriented' which wasn't for me.
Manager was supportive and friendly but no longer there
Data Base Administrator (Current Employee) – Columbia, MD – April 27, 2017
Manager was terrible. They wouldn't listen to suggestions on how to make things better. And CEO was having intimate relationships with co workers.You aren't allowed to socialize. They are very strict about time off.
Young culture with lots of potential for those who work hard
Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Maryland – February 9, 2017
A great sales career is yours for the taking if you utilize the resources and skillset given to you, apply it, and are willing to work hard every day. Company is making huge strides forward. Leadership team is collaborative and very supportive to all sales reps.
Sales Executive (Former Employee) – Washington, DC – January 6, 2016
When there I enjoyed the environment working in downtown DC and with coworkers my age it was a fun time selling copiers. I learned a great deal on how to sell at a fast paced company however did not like selling with the monthly quota.
Human Resource Specialist/Recruiter (Former Employee) – Beltsville, MD – October 17, 2014
While the work was extremely challenging and taught me a lot, I dealt with a very racially challenged management group. That only wanted cookie cutter sales people and was told directly that until they were sued by certain people, this is the way it was going to be. I established an internal recruiting pipeline for them only to have the HR manager take full credit for this idea. I appreciated the experience I got for recruiting and using different resources, the pay and bonus structure and hostile environment made it difficult
Acquiring new skills to recruit for difficult positions
Racism towards the type of sales people, low pay and commission structure
Great working environment, fun group of people, fast-paced and goal oriented
Account Coordinator (Paid Intern) (Former Employee) – Tysons Corner, VA – September 4, 2014
Working at Capitol Office Solutions was a fantastic opportunity I utilized to gain vast experience in research analysis, data entry, sales, and marketing. The Virginia office was a fast-paced environment fueled by motivated individuals.
Notice that every other review was written by a former employee, one of them was the president of the company who was fired when I worked there. COS has a 50% turnover rate.
This is my experience: On a weekly basis, you will send an email to someone within the company only to receive a bounced message stating that the email address is no longer valid. Then you will find out that the person you are emailing is no longer with COS. This will occur so frequently that you will begin to wonder when you will be fired. You will walk on eggshells and search desperately for employment elsewhere. This will affect your performance. If you do not find another employment arrangement quickly enough, the hammer will finally come down, and you will be fired. Oddly, after you are fired, you will be somewhat relieved that your living nightmare has finally ended. The sun shines through the clouds once again. Of course you will move on to better things. How could it be worse?
Friendly co-workers, It's a paycheck, It might tie you over until you find another job
Notice that every single review was written by a former employee, This company turns over 50% of their employees yearly, There's no loyalty, There's no job security
A typical work day would include setting aside duties for the week, calling creditors in order to establish a line of credit for customers. Create new lease agreements while extending existing customers agreements on products. Management was helpful in completing tasks. Most difficult part of job was learning different terms for multiple creditors. The most enjoyable part of lease administration was building upon skills already learned.