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Friendly workplace with give aways and events
Technical Sales Engineer (Former Employee) –  Youngstown, OHOctober 2, 2017
My typical day at Turning Technologies consists of following up with escalations with both developers and clients, testing prior to a release of our product, troubleshooting creative workarounds for existing issues, and assisting co-workers internally.

The Management is fantastic within my department. Very understanding and willing to work with you if an appointment or emergency is to occur.

The hardest part of my job is keeping up with the amount of work due to under staffing and lack of product knowledge internally

The most enjoyable part of my job is assisting and resolving clients to maintain a healthy relationship and add to our growing knowledge base.
Pros
Exellent Job Experience and Benefits
Cons
On call 7 days a week
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Higher Education Sales Intern (Former Employee) –  Youngstown, OHAugust 20, 2017
Researched and prospected for different leads
Input prospected information into CRM
Interacted with leads to discuss possible sales using email and cold call tactics
Created a sales pitch to entice potential customers
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Strong local company
Higher Education (Former Employee) –  Youngstown, OHMarch 13, 2017
Turning is the largest market provider for classroom response systems. There are many great aspects of the company. A clearer roadmap would help the success of all folks working here.
Pros
Work life balance
Cons
Lacking product roadmap and vision
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Not recommended
Vice President of Corporate Sales and Rental (Former Employee) –  Youngstown, OHMarch 13, 2017
Terrible place....I wouldn't even bother to work there. Go to Glassdoor.com and read the numerous reviews about the company. They are pretty accurate and will display a pretty good picture of what it's like to work there.
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Great company
Intern (Former Employee) –  Houston, TXFebruary 3, 2017
I was an intern for about 5 months. My supervisor was very supportive and seemed to love what she was doing. She was always so helpful and I enjoyed my time at the company.
Pros
Flexible work schedule
Cons
No position after graduation
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Watch out
Product Manager (Former Employee) –  Youngstown, OHNovember 11, 2016
Good for entry level experience. Short sighted management, always blaming others for their short comings. No company vision. Do whatever it takes to pad the bottom line. Too many VP's not enough of a plan.
Pros
None
Cons
Toxic environment
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Great Place to Work in Youngstown
Product Specialist (Former Employee) –  Youngstown, OHNovember 2, 2016
Great people, all working together towards a common goal. Was able to advance within the company over many years and was given opportunities to grow and learn. Great co-workers who all deserve to be successful. Very nice work/life balance and culture. Like any company, questioned management decisions from time to time, but overall decisions were made for the betterment of the company. Enjoyed learning, being challenged personally and professionally and fostering great relationships. Hardest part of the job was maintaining a consistent line internal communication from management and allowing employees to carry out projects without constant change. Overall, would recommend working here.
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Was a nice place to work 5 years ago.
Account Executive (Former Employee) –  Youngstown OhioJune 17, 2015
Pros: money can be good when sales are up and you get to see the country when traveling for work.

Cons: management has no clue what they are doing and will micro manage you to death. Employees are not all held to the same standard and they can care less about their employees. If you look at the turnover rate at the company it speaks volumes to these problems.
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Not a good hardware development enviroment
Senior Embedded Software Engineer (Current Employee) –  Scottsdale, AZJune 1, 2015
It is a hardware company that is trying to become a software company.Managed the way it is, this company cannot last. You work for investors. It is following the road of eInstruction.
Pros
401-k match, flexible health plans
Cons
Based in Youngstown, Oh.
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Fun work place and very friendly
Sales Operations and Support Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Youngstown, OHMarch 2, 2015
Working with Turning Technologies is a great experience. very friendly and everyone is always so helpful. There is always opportunity to grow within the company
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Management and co-workers
Software Quality Assurance Specialist (Former Employee) –  Scottsdale, AZFebruary 25, 2015
Upper management needs to learn how to manage, the only great thing about the work was the people. The co-workers make the time go by fast but the management somehow manage to screw everything up by not having any idea how to actually manage a company. They buy a company and then lay everyone off then try to recover by not knowing what to do with the products they purchased from the company they bought. Basically, they grew too big, too fast.
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decent place to work
Machinist / Metal CNC (Former Employee) –  Elko, MNFebruary 5, 2015
It was a really dirty and smelly place to work, but overall, it was an okay place to work. Owner is a very nice guy and very friendly
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Rewarding experience with room for creativity
Intern (Former Employee) –  Youngstown, OHMay 23, 2014
Turning Technologies works with you as the intern to make sure you are very knowledgeable on the hardware and software products so you are very prepared to help faculty use their clickers correctly.

You have the freedom to start your own projects and speak your own mind about what should be worked on. You should be a self-motivated person to hold this position as you will spend time working on your own to meet deadlines, but at the same time, must provide quality work.
Pros
Flexible hours, friendly supervisors, rewarding work
Cons
May have long hours working solo
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Fun and great job for experience with customers
Technology Intern Specialist (Current Employee) –  Florida Agricultural Mechanical UniversityMarch 4, 2014
Teaches students how to help the faculty and themselves with learning how to use new technology
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Company grown from a small 50 employee operation to over 200 since 2006. Financial growth has been significant, but growing pains for employees.
West Regional Sales Manager - Higher Education (Former Employee) –  Youngstown, OHFebruary 12, 2014
Working at Turning Technologies provided wonderful opportunities for a young professional, particularly in sales. In order to be successful, work would need to be primary; however, this was not a problem for a young professional.

The culture prior to 2012 was the primary reason to work at Turning Technologies; however, this culture has completely changed since the most recent investment company has taken over.

Co-workers were motivated and passionate about the product and how it could help solve problems in the classroom. This passion and motivation declined as significant problems were had with failing products and loss of customers. Pay structures and territory alignments were also changed every year since 2009, which negatively affected sales representatives.

Travel was out-of-state well over 50% of the year, which may be excessive for many.
Pros
Travel, co-workers
Cons
Poor Upper Management
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Excellent place to work with cutting edge technology.
Visual Design Developer (Former Employee) –  Youngstown, OHJanuary 14, 2013
The most enjoyable part of the job was creating art direction for the evolving technology company. With new software and products, challenges were always presented to stay consistent with the corporate image.
Pros
many great challenges
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Performed International Development duties
International Account Executive (intern) (Former Employee) –  Youngstown,OHDecember 23, 2012
Completed market analysis and performed key duties to expand company market abroad.
Pros
free coffee
Cons
low budget
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