Acquirent Employee Reviews

Showing all 16 reviews
Sort by: Helpfulness | Rating | Date
5.0
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Great work environment
Sales Executive (Former Employee) –  Evanston, ILJuly 9, 2018
Each day there was a morning meeting going over the previous day sales and victories. They are good at recognizing people for their hard work and accomplishments. The hardest part of the job was hitting higher goals each month.
Pros
Free food
Cons
Compensation
Was this review helpful?YesNoReport
5.0
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Great Place to Work but Limited Advancement
Sales Executive II (Current Employee) –  Evanston, ILApril 19, 2018
If you are looking to start your sales career or continue to get experience in sales this is the job for you. They train you, you get a high base pay (never lower than 30k), and they have great accounts that pay good commission.. CEO is very nice and management is kind too.

Problems: There is hardly any advancement. Unless you have several years of experience or your lucky (aka your accounts never pull out) your stuck in your position. This leads to very high turnover at company. People leave cause they are not cut out for Sales or they want to make more money somewhere else. Also since this is an outsource sales company they take 50-65 percent of your commission from the account.
Pros
Culture, Benefits, High Base Pay, Entry-Mid Level Sales Training
Cons
No Advancement, Limited Pay, Competitive
Was this review helpful?YesNoReport
3.0
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Doldrum
Account Executive (Current Employee) –  Evanston, ILApril 18, 2018
Slow paced, relaxed and comfortable. Good gig for someone directly out of college / high school. Not a competitive nor strategic place. Carefully select which account you sign up for
Pros
Comfortable with good, basic sales education
Cons
Not competitive, slow day-to-day
Was this review helpful?YesNoReport
4.0
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Great People
Sales Manager / Sales Consulting (Current Employee) –  Evanston, ILFebruary 22, 2018
Great place to gain sales experience. The people within the organization are amazing. Everyone is sales minded at Acquirent so it makes it easy to come in and excel.
Pros
Great Office Culture
Cons
Compensation
Was this review helpful?Yes 1NoReport
4.0
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Great place to start your sales career
Inside Sales Executive (Current Employee) –  Evanston, ILOctober 2, 2017
At Acquirent, there is extensive sales training and a lot of accounts. There are also company competitions, a snack closet, and referral bonuses. The employees are mostly young and eager to learn.
Was this review helpful?YesNoReport
5.0
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Amazing place to work
Sales Representative (Former Employee) –  Evanston, ILApril 13, 2017
Joe is an excellent CEO who is a delight to work for, pulling his employees in a productive direction and a company which puts training as a vital part of the program
Was this review helpful?YesNoReport
5.0
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Fun
Sales Representative (Former Employee) –  Chicago, ILAugust 24, 2016
Fun work environment, not very serious. A lot of post college kids just looking to make a paycheck. Doesn't take career growth very seriously.
Was this review helpful?Yes 1NoReport
3.0
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Good culture with low upward mobility/pay
Account Executive (Current Employee) –  Evanston, ILAugust 2, 2015
Acquirent is third-party sales company, so they contract out their sales force to many different clients. Here's what you need to know:

- They are good at what they do ... really good.
The partners are extremely successful career salespeople. Even the CEO -- who doesn't need to work -- leads by example sitting and working amongst everyone else in the open floor office.

- A typical Acquirent experience
Because they contract out the sales force you usually get considered for several different positions. It's not uncommon for clients to leave after a few months because they are not a good fit (lot's of startups/small companies) THAT MEANS that you are likely (but not necessarily) going to work in several different accounts over the course of a year.

- The culture is young, fun, professional, and light (for the most part). ACQ gets it done while not having to torture its employees. Even though pay is not that great* a lot of the employees like it here because of the culture.

- Who is it for? If you are trying to figure out if sales is for you OR you want to build your experience, Acquirent is a good stepping stone (ant they are well aware of it).

- Who is it NOT for? If you are trying to make a lot of money or work in outside sales.

Management: They higher good talent. Typically managers have to adjust to Acquirents "laid back" (for lack of a better word) approach. There is an implicit understanding that sales is already difficult enough without negative managers. Managers here have to be great team players and motivators. Salespeople are assertive
  more... and need equally assertive (no snarky, pushy, aggressive, passive-aggressive, impatient) managers.

The hardest part of the job is -- like any similar inside sales position -- making large volumes of cold calls and the instability of accounts leaving.

The best part of the job are the people and the culture. And yes, free snacks are nice too.

*Pay: the entry-level salary IS COMPETITIVE for a sales position in the Chicagoland area (30-35K). However, the earning potential is not so. Sure, you may be able to double that salary with commissions, but that is not the norm, by any means. You should consider yourself successful here if you end up making 50K, but that depends A LOT on your account. They are going to tell you how much you can make, but what you need to know is: how much market penetration does this company/brand I will be selling have? Am I going to be receiving inbound calls (extremely unlikely)? Do clients consider this a must-have or nice-to-have? How much does the client company know about this market? (If it's a new market for them and/or they are one fo the newest players in that market you can almost certainly tell you wont be making much commission). I would straight up ask, not just one hiring manager, but one of the partners as well, what is their hones oppinion about the earning potential? Explain you understand that it depends on the amount of work, but ask if they have any previous data that shows someone, at Acquirent, has made that much. There will be no guarantees so don't count on anything other than the salary.
  less
Pros
Culture, free snacks, location, mentorship program, sales training
Cons
Little to no upward mobility, earning potential is very limited
Was this review helpful?Yes 1No 1Report
5.0
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Fun Workplace
Sales Executive/Account Manager (Former Employee) –  Evanston, ILJune 25, 2015
Get to learn the basics of sales and gives you a great opportunity for the future. Highly recommend to entry level applicants.
Was this review helpful?YesNoReport
5.0
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Productive and enjoyable workplace with snacks and footballs
Sales Executive (Former Employee) –  Evanston, ILMarch 4, 2015
Incredible management and recruitment team that support you all the way through your sales role. Engaging and fun work environment that give you the opportunity to be yourself in a casual workplace, but also teaches you how to be professional and respectful on a day to day basis, amongst your colleagues.

Training is provided so, they certainly do help polish your sales skills as well as teach you strategies to help you achieve your sales goals.

Hardest part of the job is balancing call volume and call quality.

most enjoyable part of the job is the high energy and positive attitude everyone promotes in the atmosphere. It keeps you motivated and acting sharp.
Pros
Training, Snacks, a chance to be in same room as CEO.
Cons
Morning meetings and morning trainings
Was this review helpful?YesNoReport
3.0
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Ok Company
Account Manager (Former Employee) –  Evanston, ILOctober 8, 2013
Good company to work for but the owners will do what they can to please the client even if it means screwing the employee.
Pros
Great people
Cons
very little commission
Was this review helpful?Yes 1NoReport
5.0
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
A great culture and environment for nurturing sale skills
Sales Executive (Current Employee) –  Evanston, ILJanuary 15, 2013
Make 50 to 200 cold calls and set your own destiny in a supportive, young environment.
Pros
great culture
Cons
work can get monotonous
Was this review helpful?YesNoReport
3.0
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Fun place to work if you have no other options
Sales Executive (Former Employee) –  Evanston, ILJanuary 8, 2013
Good place to spend at least a year in - but don't get too comfortable.
Pros
the employees that work there are young and social - making for a fun environment., free snacks and pop in the company kitchen.
Cons
the management "prides" themselves to coach and train you, but know less than the account than you do on your first week., 8am morning meetings are a joke and such a waste of time.
Was this review helpful?Yes 2No 2Report
4.0
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Productive and fun place to work
Account Executive (Current Employee) –  Evanston, ILAugust 25, 2012
8am - 5pm every single day.
A very young relaxed work environment, with limited micromanagement.
Was this review helpful?YesNoReport
4.0
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Previous Employer
Sales Executive (Former Employee) –  Evanston, ILJune 19, 2012
Worked for this company that promoted a very positive sales atmosphere. If anyone is looking into working for them I would highly recommended this company.
Pros
decent salary, benefits, free snacks
Was this review helpful?YesNoReport
Claimed Profile

Want to know more about working here?

Ask a question about working or interviewing at Acquirent. Our community is ready to answer.

Ask a Question

Overall rating

4.2
Based on 16 reviews
57
45
34
20
10

Ratings by category

4.3Work/Life Balance
3.3Compensation/Benefits
3.1Job Security/Advancement
3.7Management
4.5Culture

Ratings from women

2.4InHerSight Score

2.7Personal Development

2.3Career Opportunities

2.3Family Support

Women rate the female-friendliness of their workplaces on InHerSight

Powered by InHerSight

Acquirent Reviews by Location