Highly competitive sales environment
Sales Consultant (Former Employee) – Franklin, TN 37067 – June 20, 2017
The work experience I received was mostly positive, and we were paid well for our work, though I was not a fan of slightly underhand sales tactics used by some of my coworkers at the time. I could not put aside personal ethics for the sake of the sale, and I was told that this was part of sales as a way of life.
I learned how to do data entry at a fairly fast pace. Many of the other relevant skills I already possessed.
Management was always polite but firm, and did not tolerate poor performance. I left on good terms, as I made sure all of my relevant paperwork (possible customer contacts, etc) were either handed off to another sales representative, or shredded.
Workplace culture was fairly relaxed as long as sales figures were looking favorable. If there were problems, there were meetings to discuss remedies and improvements. Nobody was ever left behind, though I did see several coworkers let go if performance was not up to company standards.
The hardest part of the job for me was remaining seated for long stretches of time. I prefer to be moving, and remaining in the same spot for long periods of time will leave me feeling drained.
The most enjoyable part of the job for me was learning about Volkswagen products of the time. Higher end models were a bit of a novelty for the company at the time, and driving vehicles like the Touareg and Phaeton was delightful. The product is still amazing to me to this day.
Bonuses, paid training, high rate of commission