As an outside salesperson for a print, signage and marketing vendor, it was my responsibility to bring new new business to my company.
Outside Salesperson (Former Employee) – Cranston, RI – July 29, 2016
A day at Sir Speedy Printing in Cranston, RI was never dull! It was always fast-paced, filled with deadlines and constant pressure! It was a constant to bring in new business and it was done by prospecting, cold-calling, networking and referral marketing. My strongest skill was maintaining and building my customer base through strong customer service and understanding my customers' needs. My customer depended on me to suggest, express or propose ways to improve or enhance their product which I was happy to do! If I didn't know an answer to a question, I took the initiative to seek an answer or find the correct source to obtain the answer. The best part of the job was my relationship with my customers who became wonderful friends; many of 15+ years from my previous employment at PrintShops, Inc. in East Greenwich, RI which closed in 2014.
Working at a company rated in the top 100 in its classification in the United States.
Constant and never-ending pressure to bring new business to the company
A strong, growing print franchise that is not afraid to try new things.
Graphic Desginer (Former Employee) – Westbury, NY – June 9, 2014
The Bloom family owns and operates Stir Speeding Printing and Marketing of Westbury, NY. Their focus of growing their franchise, taking on new opportunities and giving customers a positive experience is underscored by their practice of "family first", for their employees and well as themselves. I was grateful for the flexibility they offered, while still utilizing my skills and encouragin me to learn new aspects of the print and design industry. I gained hands-on knowlege that I would have been hard-pressed to find elsewhere.
Flexible hours, large digital press and bindary experience.
Warehouse environment, no advancement opportunity.
Graphics Manager / IT (Former Employee) – Cranston, RI – October 4, 2013
A typical workday included a diverse array of practical and technical challenges. Because of the unique requirements of some clients I was motivated to develop customized automation software to meet these requirements allowing for everyone in the department to be able to produce what would otherwise laborious and error-prone jobs. The management is realistic in their expectations from each employee. The hardest part of the job was balancing the workload when the company was particularly busy as some projects were very time consuming. The most enjoyable parts of the job were working with my colleagues as well as many of the clients.
The work atmosphere was not pleasant. Not performance based at all.
Customer Service Representative-Sales (Former Employee) – Austin, TX – August 17, 2013
A typical day would include giving quotes on large print jobs, receiving print requests via e-mail, processing print jobs, taking phone calls, make sure print jobs are being processed in a timely manner, and organize files in storage area.
I had already had extensive experience in printing at this point. There was some new technology via e-mail that I learned to use. They had a customized print order process online.
The owner and manager hired me both seemed to be professional when I was hired. I was put under direct supervision of a woman who was very rude, overbearing, and unprofessional in her appearance and demeanor. This person did not appreciate my being hired to work with her. She stated it directly to me in front of the two who hired me. They asked me to work mostly on organizing their files since there was a large backlog of unorganized files. I was happy to comply. As time went by it was apparent that they did not need another person for the position.
The hardest part of my job was that my supervisor felt threatened by my experience and professionalism.
The most enjoyable part of my job is that I enjoyed helping customers and had a sense of accomplishment that by the time I left Sir Speedy I had completely organized their stored files.
A Christian, Christ Centered graphic design, fast copy and four color printer that was ingeniously connected to a world-wide network of Sir Speedy offices allowing global internet design, print and delivery of files at the speed of the internet. It was a personable family environment.
Plenty of work to do when it gets busy, that was always fun, but very boring when business was slow, not much to do when things slowed down
Head of Black & White Copy Department (Former Employee) – Boston, MA – September 26, 2012
A typical day at work was waiting around for invoices. I worked in a room with multiple machines that i was in charge of operating when work was available for them, and made certain all supplies were kept well stocked. I've learned plenty at this shop. From starting off in the bindery department, to working in the front portion of the store handling customer service quite well, to finally receiving a space all of my own where i was trusted to work on every task that was given to me immediately and worked through every job as quickly as possible, flawlessly. Management was okay at best. Co-workers were friendly. The hardest part of my job was dealing with a slow week. When it got slow, it was dreadful.