Pros: a chance to sue an employer for stealing from you
Cons: compensation, benefits, culture / values, job security / advancement, management, work / life balance they break every rule.
I am a strong sales person who has never been cheated by any employer until I worked for CSOKI (cellular sales of knoxville inc.). This company not only steals money from their employees every paycheck but also overcharges customers for equipment. There is NO reason why a consumer should prefer the business model of CSOKI over a corporate Verizon store, – more... I know that the corporate stores are busier... Just call customer service if you have a problem and go to best buy when you purchase equipment if you're in a rush (at least you get a great deal). If you're a fantastic liar and you would like to work for fantastic liars then this is the perfect job for you. $0.00 per hour and no paycheck for 2 months straight and don't be late because they're actually stupid enough to fire free employees ROFL. This company is hated by nearly every one of their employees because they will not set you up for success within the company. They will continue weeding out applicants (they gave 100 people jobs in 4-5 months and fired nearly all of them right after christmas 2012) until they find total sales robots that want to work all day every day, and if you expect a nice paycheck this is the only way to get one and stay on the companies good side. Which brings me to my last point; you will have ZERO job security with this company it's a lot of factors that make it so but for starters they're basically hosting Americas best salesperson contests to see who can stay with the company the longest based on commission earned, If you have a life and like it that way this is not the job for you. I haven't worked for CSOKI since 02/2013 and I waited a while to make this post because I don't just want to disparage the company out of anger. I want people to see what the company has done to its own name by treating customers and employees like throw away trash. A side note: no matter how your employment is terminated you will not get unemployment insurance from these liars. They terminated about a dozen positions and told UI that we were all late to work too many times. These guys just break every rule of a good employer/ employee relationship, and when you show up to work 6-12 or more hours and make $5 or less for your time you'll feel like you work in a sweat shop. On top of that last statement if you do end up making no money on a shift the bosses will harass you and fire you for it even though its their fault the phones are nearly 50 dollars more than other stores, some of which are opened and used before selling them to customers. The accessories are cheaply made in china and sold as premium products ABOVE premium pricing ($40 car chargers, real cheap ones). So yeah, just an overall horrible business model for customers and employees to have to deal with. This company will also hold you personally accountable for missing phones and accessories if you worked anytime before during or after the discovery of the missing items. This company will charge you if you make errors regarding customer transactions. This company will take your pay without even letting you know. This company is so dishonest I hardly believe that ANY of my paychecks from day 1 were accurate. They offered to "pay" everyone for the trip to NJ for training .. I think I got like 15 dollars, which doesn't even cover the tolls. – less