Pros: i didn't have to sit in an office!!!
Cons: micro manager, no database, no book of business, no room to excel, manager didn't know how to build an ad, no i.t. staff on hand yet we were suppose to be internet company, no corp support
Upon being hired I was told I would be "given a book of business". That was a lie! I should have known..there was NO database. NO computer system. THAT's right NO management system. They did EVERYTHING w/ manila folders and hand written notes!!! The office was an absolute MESS! Folders EVERYWHERE..and if they weren't there...they were in the trunk of the ONLY reps car (when I say only reps car) it was the only rep that was left after all the others left, or got fired!!!
The turnover in San Diego was overwhelming. They had 3 reps in one part of San Diego in less than 4 months. The customers couldn't keep up! Therefore they didn't want to buy advertising or cancelled their contracts...so how are you suppose to make money as a sales rep? $30K a year and 6% commission..can't live on that in San Diego!!!
The Manager did nothing but talk about other reps when they weren't in the office, crack offensive jokes, micro manage us and write lengthily emails to us telling us how we should be doing our job, but yet tell us that this is an outside sales job! When we would be out in the field he would text us constantly asking us "Where are you", "What are you doing"....he LOVED to micro manage!!!
The San Diego franchise is a MESS, don't waste your time in applying all they want you to do is go in there to clean up their mess. They have no database, or way to keep track of their customers. Their senior rep wants to control all of San Diego as well as control YOU! She thinks she is helping you, but she is just easing her way to get to know your accounts so she can eventually take them when you get fired!
Don't waste your time, effort or energy....
PS-The health insurance stinks too...and dental insurance you don't get for a year!
No I am not bitter for getting laid off...