You have to be on your toes and ready to learn about all the new product and services that are constantly evolving and changing every year. At times you are on an island trying to support your client to because Managers and product specialist are busy with their clients and problems. the field of technology sales is constantly changing and margins become smaller and more competitive. Build relationships with your clients because with Amazon and other competitors its a dog eat dog world. Make sure you are the big dog on the block.
The people you meet and build relationships with, The knowledge you gain on awesome technologies that are coming out
Constant vendor shipping issues, Limited to non governmental and educational customers, Constantly changing commission structure, Inhouse inventory issues
TigerDirect was just like BestBuy, but with more competent sales people and had better training courses. A great place to work and hone your sales tactics, because of the wide range of products you could work with. Mangement was super, class A guys.
MY direct boss was the President, and he was BRILLIANT
Direct Mail Catalog Media Buyer/Planner (Former Employee) – Miami, FL – August 16, 2017
Company was purchased by another company at the point I left - however, prior to that - it started as a small company of 40 people, and grew to several hundred. Daily deadlines, and working with brilliant minded people made me look forward to going to "work" everyday.
The work day was over before I was ready to leave
Constant deadlines and stress, but that was also a PRO
If you love stress and cut-throat challenges then this is the place to be
Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Vernon Hills, IL – July 17, 2017
Super hectic as soon as you walk through the door. The competition is great but a lot of the times because of poor management it gets out of hand. There are as well too many things to keep up with that just overloads you to a point where you do not even know what to start with.
This place no longer exists in many of its previous locations around the US. This place was a mediocre place to work at best. Many of the issues that were going on at the time of my employment were upper management related, hence why they are mostly closed. This company, for the most part, died because they poorly executed their retail and on-line market and didn't have the brand nor the marketing capabilities with such companies like Amazon and Ebay.
Manager (Former Employee) – 1800 S Main ste 600 , Mcallen Tx – May 25, 2017
A typical day at Tigerdirect included long hours with people that became family. I learned how to interact with all types of customers. Management at the local level was the best I've ever experienced. The hardest part of the job was the long hours. The most enjoyable part was the friendships made during my time there.
Working at TigetDirect I was a merchandiser and we would have to assort various appliances and tag them. The management at TigerDirect was very helpful. At TigerDirect I was actually influenced to pursue my skill of networking and I got enrolled to ITT tech. It was a very inspiring job to work harder and always better myself.
Senior Corporate & Enterprise Account Manager (Former Employee) – NY – March 13, 2017
TD is no more, and that is because of changing times, market, and the stress they put employees under. Not the best place, but their were diamonds in the rough and some really good people working under tough conditions