False Sense of Real Opportunity
Director of Sales (Current Employee) – Walnut Creek, CA – July 26, 2012
Meetings every a.m. then out to the field where you knock door to door from 2:00pm until minimum 7:30pm, or until you get at least 3 qualified leads, sometimes as late as 8:30pm. Consults with customers are expected to be done outside of the hours of 4-730pm. You have to find a way to schedule these appts accordingly, which often has you working on days off or until as late as 930-10pm on the weekdays when consults are scheduled to be done.
Learned that its a solid company, ran by some young, intelligent individuals who have a great idea of how to put together a company, but no idea on how to select the right mgmt to retain any salespeople. The turnover rate is extremely high, i believe the most senior person had 5.5 mos under his belt. This is due to lack of training, extreme quotas, broken promises of advancement, and sales managers who have never managed a team before and seriously lack any people skills whatsoever.
Co workers are cool motivated younger guys who seem to get discouraged quickly because of unrealistic expectations and executive management's breach of verbal promises to get them to come onboard with the team initially.
The best part of the job is every friday you typically get to play bean bags for an hour before you hit the doors for the remaining 5.5 hours in your shift.
bean bags for an hour on fridays
long hours, broken promises of advancement, harsh quotas