Good for Sales people, Bad for anyone else
Sales Consultant (Former Employee) – New York, NY – January 15, 2013
As a "sales consultant" you reach out to businesses over the phone to try and showcase whichever Meltwater product you work on. From there you try to sell them the SaaS.
You will need to find your own leads and control the whole sales process pretty much by yourself.
You do have a fair amount of help in the beginning but it doesn't get much easier as time goes on.
The good thing is that everyone around you is in the same boat so you get to be close to your coworkers.
There is a $48 K base pay on top of which you get commission and bonus depending on how much you sell, how much your team sells, etc. If you are good/interested in sales, this is a good place for you.
This is mainly phone sales so if you are not interested in making the next sale regardless of whether you need to make 100 phones calls over the next 2 hours, then this is NOT the company for you.
fun work environment, comradeship with your coworkers, smart/ambitious coworkers, pay structure that rewards results
long hours, own lead gen, very "sales-y", little job security