Field Engineer (Current Employee) – Raleigh, NC – April 17, 2016
In 5 years with SEI, I have heard how great a company it is from the management. However; I've never seen the company they talk about, and neither has any of my associates. I'm hopefully looking for the opportunities they say exist.
Love the people I work with on a daily basis.
No career progression/advancement available. Benefits .... yea, right.
Attendant (Former Employee) – Houston, TX – August 18, 2016
its a great place to work, i developed my skills and talents more proficiently while employed at Westin Hotel. I was more than just a telephone operator. I was reservations, accounting, room service order taker, I assisted the front desk, security department, the kitchen, luggage attendants, housekeeping, and the concierge with daily duties
Dedicated management team who embraced an employee-based culture.
A typical month included sales team conference calls, one-on-one strategy calls, ride days with reps, monthly sales meeting/training, and administrative duties.
Company needed infusion of cash and assistance with long-term vision so a VC firm invested. Aggressive growth plans put extra demands on opening new offices and ramping up new hires. Very rewarding to onboard and train new salespeople and then watch their pipelines build.
Employees aren't familiar with VCs so the future of the company is an unknown.
Senior Account Executive (Current Employee) – St. Louis – November 27, 2012
Overall a decent place to work, just be sure to ask a lot of questions about the history of the position and the specific territory you are interviewing for if in sales. If it is a newer market, just know it will take 2 yrs to establish such an unknown company in that territory. If more than 2 yrs, I would want to know why the previous person left the position and what that process looked like. There is no structured training program for your on-boarding and managers aren't much help in developing you. A positive is that SEI saves customers money without sacrificing on service and in the current economy, that is a big plus. A big negative is that you will often submit equipment for pricing and have it denied. A major concern is that there have been a lot of developments in the IT Industry that are affecting the core of SEI's business negatively.... be sure to have an understanding of how virtualization and 'cloud' developments are affecting their business and your potential customers. Overall, I believe the company will make the necessary adjustments to succeed but it remains to be seen what those details will look like.
training, virtualization is affecting core business