Biz Dev (Great place for a beginner; not so much for a veteran)
SMB Bisiness Development Specialist (Former Employee) – Rolling Meadows, IL – August 1, 2015
The day would begin with a meeting that would be anywhere from 5 minutes to over an hour and would have a sales related theme to them. Once that was done, everyone would go to their assigned desks and proceed to dial the phone for the remainder of the day. Regardless of how long the meeting was, you were expected to accomplish no fewer than 85 calls per day. Many times, there would be heavy pressure to stay after scheduled work hours to get caught up on dials if for some reason you were behind on them. They had to put a halt to this practice once employees started to count the extra hours towards their worked hours and since we were classified as salaried, not exempt, they were required to pay extra. The company didn't wish to pay so they stressed that there would no longer be pressure to stay past scheduled hours.
The employees I worked with were excellent. I didn't dislike anyone I worked with There is a high level of camaraderie amongst coworkers and an almost cultish attitude towards the company.
The job is quire the grind. It's a telemarketing job at it's core, regardless of how management attempts to spin it into a more prestigious role.
Great Benefits/Coworkers/Mostly Professional Environment
Limited Continuity/Clear Favoritism/Corporate Hierarchy/ Lots of Unnecessary Meetings!!