Sales Representative (Former Employee) – Sterling, VA – September 24, 2012
This was a total sales job. I enjoyed it while it lasted. It was only a summer job during college. Kirby's are very wonderful pieces of equipment, but very expensive. It taught me that the world of sales is not all its cracked up to be. Cold calls are the worst. I know that sales isn't my forte.
Sales Manager (Former Employee) – Columbia, MO – August 6, 2015
WIth this company I was able to travel and meet new people everyday. The only down side was that it was straight commision, which made it very difficult in day to day life. However I learned may skill such as communication, time management, and the art of sales.
Cutthroat, energy draining, and strictly commission based
Canvasser (Former Employee) – Murrieta, CA – August 1, 2015
You walk all day knocking on doors trying to get people to let you in their house to clean for free and if they've heard of Kirby (which chances are they have) they know that the person who comes in to clean is going to try and make them buy it and doesn't take a simple no to get that they just wanted the free cleaning.
You could work all week and not make any money. Inconsistant Pay
Trainer/Receptionist/Sales Representative (Former Employee) – Gresham, OR – December 10, 2014
Good job if you have proficient people skills and aren't afraid to put your self out on the front lines to get what you want. Each day you start out with a warm up we get each other pumped to go out in the field and bring home the bacon. There is high volume for advancements and promotions. I worked for 3 weeks and got promoted to receptionist where i would hire and help train the new recruits.
My mother was working here before I did, and she informed me of it because she knew that I am good at sales. It required no moving around and I had my own desk to make calls to potential Kirby customers. It was a fun job but ended after a major car accident in December 2006 and by the time that I healed, I was no longer needed by the company.
i had my own desk
not geeting to go out on my calls and meet customers
Salesman (Former Employee) – henrietta, ny – July 5, 2014
long and boring , learned different ways on how the Kirby works, co-workers were OK , hardest part was finding a house to show , not that organized and professional , enjoyable part was meeting different people.
Exceeding sale goals each month. Crew lead supervising 6 to 12 people. Demonstrated product to prospective clients. Handled resolving problems if vacuums did not perform. Quoted prices, warranties and delivery dates
Dealer Sales Representative (Current Employee) – Lansing, MI – November 8, 2013
Going door to door to present a product that could benefit the cleanliness of homes. I learned customer service, the value of sales, and I can create opportunities through effort and dedication. The management was pretty dead on either you come in daily to become successful or don"t come in at all. Co-workers were pretty friendly I felt no criticism or critiquing from anyone. The hardest part of the job was being able to sell the product and convincing customers why this product could help you and your family.