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What are the average starting salaries, bonuses, benefits and travel requirements like at Silverleaf Resorts?

What do you like best about working at Silverleaf Resorts? Are there any great perks or special treats for employees?

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rick8548 in Southlake, Texas

79 months ago

They pay you 7% of the sale and a carrot stick of an additional 2% if you meet your monthly bonus. They will give you a draw check of $400.00 if you don't sell anything that week or if you made less than $400.00 in commissions. It's almost impossible to get bonus because you have to do less than 70 tours per month. If your a good salesperson and your on the super seven or mag 10 it get's tough because you'll average 3 tours a day during the week and 4 to 5 tours each on Saturday and Sunday so it's tough getting that bonus. There is cronyism, nepotism and favoritism going on by the Director at the Irving store. He makes you take tours on people who don't even qualify. Remember! if you don't sell you don't get paid. That $400.00 draw is taken back before you get your commission and you'll get fired if you owe them 4 weeks or more. So you take tours with customers that are unemployed, make minimum wage or don't have a clue why they're here except to get a free trip. Meanwhile the Director's favorites get all the upgrades and qualified tours, make money and you wade through a bunch of freeloaders to find a qualified buyer. Silverleaf offers so many incentives to customers to come in that it works against them. 3/2 nights at Great Wolf Lodge, Dallas Star tickets(plural, I've seen up to 10 tickets to one couple)$40.00 gas card, Vouchers at restaurants, cruises and a chance to win $49,000.00 on a scratch off. They have plenty of traffic coming in and you'll close 10 to 15% of your tours if your good. Whenever you sell one you won't get your commission for 3 weeks and that's a long time for them to back out which happens often. There is no vacation pay, you can take vacation you just won't be paid. Their health plan deductable is so high you can't afford to go to the doctor. It's a good place to work if your in between employment and I honestly feel that's the type of employee they want.

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assassin in Aurora, Illinois

67 months ago

rick8548 in Southlake, Texas said: They pay you 7% of the sale and a carrot stick of an additional 2% if you meet your monthly bonus. They will give you a draw check of $400.00 if you don't sell anything that week or if you made less than $400.00 in commissions. It's almost impossible to get bonus because you have to do less than 70 tours per month. If your a good salesperson and your on the super seven or mag 10 it get's tough because you'll average 3 tours a day during the week and 4 to 5 tours each on Saturday and Sunday so it's tough getting that bonus. There is cronyism, nepotism and favoritism going on by the Director at the Irving store. He makes you take tours on people who don't even qualify. Remember! if you don't sell you don't get paid. That $400.00 draw is taken back before you get your commission and you'll get fired if you owe them 4 weeks or more. So you take tours with customers that are unemployed, make minimum wage or don't have a clue why they're here except to get a free trip. Meanwhile the Director's favorites get all the upgrades and qualified tours, make money and you wade through a bunch of freeloaders to find a qualified buyer. Silverleaf offers so many incentives to customers to come in that it works against them. 3/2 nights at Great Wolf Lodge, Dallas Star tickets(plural, I've seen up to 10 tickets to one couple)$40.00 gas card, Vouchers at restaurants, cruises and a chance to win $49,000.00 on a scratch off. They have plenty of traffic coming in and you'll close 10 to 15% of your tours if your good. Whenever you sell one you won't get your commission for 3 weeks and that's a long time for them to back out which happens often. There is no vacation pay, you can take vacation you just won't be paid. Their health plan deductable is so high you can't afford to go to the doctor. It's a good place to work if your in between employment and I honestly feel that's the type of employee they want.

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assassin in Aurora, Illinois

67 months ago

I worked for silverleaf for seven years till they closed the office I worked at. their comm structure ranges from 2.5% to 14% depending on what you sell, and what your job is,ie sales rep/sales manager. a sales rep worth anything should meet with around 10 clients per week and needs to close 20% to make a living with an avg sales price around $7500. If you don't mind working for a company that doesn't give a s*#t about you, then go apply. Due to really high turnover rate "and probably a really high sales director" they hire almost everyone that applies. P.S. The paychecks almost always cash.. Oh yea, you'll also need a bit of moral flexability to close 20%

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kbmj in Bloomington, Illinois

21 months ago

Yep, reviews are spot on. I spent 2+ years at Fox River Resort, first as a sales rep, then as a manager/closer. Director was high on coke all day as mentioned above, as are all the directors. Spiffs are rarely paid out, most rep's lie to their tours and make stuff up. Company doesn't care about you, unless you get on the inside circle(hanging out with top mgt after hours and doing drugs, partying, and screwing). People shuttle in and out of there all the time and quit. So in summary, if you want to party, tell lies to customers, pressure the heck out of people, work long hours, and are good at having no conscience, this may be the job for you.

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