Inside Sales Representative (Current Employee) – Portland, OR – March 1, 2018
When they tell you it's a full time job, they aren't kidding. The 8-5 schedule might as well be set in stone, so don't expect them to be flexible if you want to pick you kid up from school or take a long lunch with a friend. You do sometimes get out early when the number gets hit.
That's probably the worst part, lack of flexibility. The rest is standard sales- on the phone all day, lots of money thrown around as motivation, kind of wild goofy atmosphere. Raises come quickly and continue to if you continue selling more per month.
The work environment itself is laid back- jeans, oregon jackets, etc. But the atmosphere is intense and people are always pushing to sell more and make more. People help you but it's also a competitive atmosphere.
High pay, fun people, casual dress, consistent schedule
Sales Representative (Former Employee) – Portland, OR – July 6, 2018
There's no training at this job they just hand you a script and tell you to use Google. They act like its no big deal if you don't get a sale at first but they don't say that you will be let go if you don't have a sale by the end of the third day. The trainer doesn't even give suggestions on how to do better.
I made 110k my 2nd year! Freedom to produce your own production. High energy. Great pay. Awesome people!
Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Portland, OR – June 29, 2018
I bought my first car and house working at Bench Craft. I made 110k my second year in sales. I love the freedom you have to produce your own production and sales. They pay very well. If you work hard and push yourself you WILL make great money. Atmosphere is awesome and the energy is electric. In my opinion it's the best cold call you can make. I mean... It's Golf! If you do get the job....SELL HARD!
Sales Representative (Former Employee) – Kansas City, KS – April 20, 2018
You'll be given a phone and a script and told to start dialing. There is little training or guidance from the manager- you'll figure things out as you go. As someone with sales experience in similar companies, this was fine, but would be difficult for someone new to sales.
Sales (Current Employee) – Portland, OR – April 16, 2018
How do you answer 'would you recommend this job to a friend' when you know that your friends wouldn't cut it here? It's a cut throat environment and takes a certain type of personality to a. fit in and b. thrive in it.
I started at Bench Craft last spring and haven't looked back. Some of the horror stories are true (working late, managers yelling, high stress, higher expectations) but so are the perks (getting out early, high pay, cash). If you can sell on the phone and get a credit card quickly within one maybe 2 conversations then you can make it here.
I've more than doubled my salary since starting not even counting grabs/bonuses/extra money we get for doing our jobs. Sometimes other positions open up in recruiting or booking and they always look to sales to fill those roles so there's potential to move up in the company.
Sales Representative (Former Employee) – Atlanta, GA – February 7, 2018
What can i say about this job. You get paid to scam small business out of their money. I had the wool over my eyes for a few years. No time off no vacation days. If you want to get talk to like dirt by someone 2000 miles away this is the job for you. If you on heavy drugs and like to beat your wife this is the job for you. If you are a scam artist this is the job for you. I had to check myself. I am not into scamming people. Best of Luck!!
Sales Representative (Current Employee) – Portland, OR – January 31, 2018
This is cold calling sales, so it's tough especially if you aren't used to the expectations (on the phone all day, closing multiple deals a day). If you know what you're coming into, this is a good place to be. High pay, frequent raises, and laid back atmosphere. Recruiters say it's 'business casual' but jeans and a polo are the uniform here.
Bench Craft focuses on working hard and having fun-- theres an open bar after work to unwind and hang out at, but you should only go if you're selling. They do sales contests, there is so much cash thrown around. You can easily walk out of work with $100+ cash in your pocket.
The downsides are that it's a grind-- it is cold calling with ZERO leads provided and no auto dialer. They are strict on schedule- no flexibility to work from home or be in late/leave early. You do get out early or on time most days if you're selling and the office does well, but if it doesn't you sometimes work later too. It balances out.
There's a lot of stuff on the internet about the company but I haven't found much of it to be true. I've watched the product be designed and shipped out, I've seen people (and myself) get raises and cash. It's tough when customers bring up reviews but it's part of the job.
Advertising Sales Representative (Former Employee) – Atlanta, GA – January 8, 2018
Terrible place to work. They bring you in with a lot of promises because they know you won't last 90 days, 99% of hires don't. Once you've made it they will call you and scream at you if you are having a bad day, somehow thinking that this motivates you. After a year you get 1 week of paid vacation, 2 weeks after 2 years, and 3 weeks after 3 years. But good luck taking it because if you do and don't hit your monthly quota they will punish you with a pay cut or termination. Oh and by the time you've made it past three years you are incoherent and incapable of listening to what anyone else says to you in conversation because you've taken many years of abuse and negativity from a company that does not care about your work-life balance or quality of life. Run away as fast as you can. They will threaten you on a day to day basis whether it be pay cuts or job security even if you are their highest sales rep. I've seen it happen to great people.
an hour lunch break, but if the daily numbers are down get ready to take a beating for not working through your break
Sales/ Project manager (Current Employee) – Smyrna, GA – July 13, 2017
Great co workers, great money but..... any moment you will lose your job. They set up the new people for failure. Once you get over the set up for failure curve you have some sort of job security. Don't leave your steady job to come to this job.
Good money, great atmosphere
you work there from a week to a month and expect to get a call from corporate saying your fired.
Sales Representative (Former Employee) – Portland, OR – May 9, 2017
I worked in sales at Bench craft. Over all, this is a good job if your able to sell. If not, they'll tell you quickly that it will not work. Positives: starting pay is good and you get money for each sale you do. Once you hit 'your number' for the month, you get a bonus check and usualyl a raise. Management is approachable and hands-on in the sales department. Bench craft has a fun atmosphere and theres a lot of joking around between deals. Bad: If the number hasn't been hit you have to stay late to try to get to it. Not unusual in sales, but they advertise it as no overtime. Sometimes there is overtime but also sometimes you get out early so it balances out. Job security isnt great if you cant sell. But if you can sell you will stay around and make good money.
Inside Sales Representative (Current Employee) – Portland, OR – April 20, 2017
I had absolutely no sales experience before I started working here. I was honest in the interview and told the recruiter that all my experience was in the construction field. He assured me that their paid training program would help me hone my skills as long as I brought my personality and work ethic. I have only worked here for a couple months but have already hit my first sales goal which produced me a HUGE raise and all the daily cash I got too! The other reviews must be people who couldn't sell with the wrong attitude. I'm writing this in particular because this is a great company to work and would highly recommend working here if you want to make good money and have career growth potential.
Pay, cash incentives, cash contests, free box suites at the Moda, set schedule M-F
former sales rep (Former Employee) – Portland, OR – February 9, 2017
I would highly recommend this position who enjoys the thrill of a fast paced sale and likes working for a company that is well-established and who helps more than 50,000 small businesses grow and get more exposure. The company has a great pay structure where one can really control their own income. The free box suites at the Moda center along with company sponsored events are nice perks too. The cash daily incentives are also a nice daily motivator!!!
Company culture, great pay, room for growth, set hours