"When someone is going through our interview process, you will be expected to come to our home office in Minnesota for several days. During these few days, we are getting to know you, but it also gives you the chance to ask as many questions as you like. As far as expenses, AKE will reimburse for 100% of gas expenses round trip, as well as 2 - 4 nights in a hotel, depending on where you are coming from. If candidates choose to fly, we take the money we would have given for gas and put that towards your flight. We feel that coming to our home office is a critical step in the interviewing process, not because we want you to hear our 'pitch' but because this is a time for you to assess the opportunity with our company and make sure this is the right fit not only for us, but for you as well.
The specific counties that you will work as a Sales Representative is not something that is determined during the phone interview with Human Resources. Your interview here in Minnesota is typically done with AKE's owner, Allen Kronebusch, and between the two of you, you will decide what your protected sales territory consists of. Generally speaking, there is not an issue giving new a Sales Representative the counties they feel like would be most beneficial to cover for their territory."
Indeed does not allow applicant reviews to be removed. The only thing the company can do for an inaccurate review is respond to it.
AKE does encourage employees to post company reviews. Of course we do recommend positive reviews, but we certainly cannot control that.
As for pay, the company has taken the effort to do market value research on each of the positions we employ to ensure that our employees are paid appropriately and have made adjustments if and when necessary.
AKE has many long-term employees working for us and they are very happy to be doing so. We have strong company Core Values that our employees highly appreciate: Just Get It Done, Do Right, Build Lasting Relationships, Improve Obsessively, and Be Thankful.
The product is exceptional and unique and has MANY excellent product reviews and customer testimonials. Check some of them out here: http://www.ake.com/endorsements/
Our company is very open and honest in how we conduct business. We know who we are and where we are headed. We have nothing to hide or apologize for. We don't claim to be the company for everyone and we are not trying to do it all. The people who see and value these things are very happy working for us.