Sales (Former Employee) – Duncan, SC – February 13, 2015
Most coworkers are great people who work very hard with very little to show for it. The company has been in business for 90 years, however I don't believe the owners have a clue what is truly going on or how to get the company profitable again. The main decision makers are out of Flushing, NY which makes it challenging, at best. That being said, here are a few highlights:
Compensation: Significantly lower than others companies in the same industry offer. Health Insurance: Offered, but the employees' portion is expensive. (Employee only medical/dental is around $230/mth) Commissions: Constantly changing. Goals are often unrealistic and people don't consistently make them. (AKA $0 commission) Turn Overs: Constant revolving door in most all departments (the entire inside and outside sales department, the "inbound" call center, purchasing, warehouse associates, marketing, accounting, etc.) - People have either been with Travers forever (20%) or they are looking for a new and better opportunity (80%). Meetings/Training: Constant, 3-4 times a week. Either product training, sales training, refresher classes, sales meetings, general info meetings, etc. Both a good and bad thing. Good on the product knowledge aspect. Bad when you have 50 calls to make, 3 hours of talk time to get, numerous problems to fix and you go over the same info over and over and over again. Pricing/Inventory: You don't get a significant amount of the business because you are either over priced or you don't carry what the customer needs. If you do offer the product, don't bet on it actually being in stock. Shippingmore... Accuracy: Shot in the dark. Stable Company: Depends on your standards.
Looking back, I would have gotten out a lot sooner than I did. In closing, I would sum this up as, "enter at your own risk."less
a paycheck. other "low totem pole" coworkers. occasional free lunches (two per year by travers), a little more often from the vendors on "training" days.
upper management is dreadful and under qualified, at best.