Account Executive (Current Employee) – Tysons Corner, VA – September 18, 2017
Come to realize that I do not want to pursue sales and hold a position more relevant to my college major. A lot of confusion off the get go with my management and used it as a stepping stone to get back into the DC job market. Lost interest quickly, the job is not something I can see myself doing down the road in the long run.
Centric is a consistently growing company and a great place to work to build a career. If you work in sales, you have high expectations but also high reward. You have to be willing to put in the time and effort to be successful and Centric invests in the training to help you get there. My experience has been great, it is a very motivating and customer focused environment. The company has growing pains but constantly trying to improve.
Account Executive (Former Employee) – Tysons Corner, VA – November 16, 2017
I believe there is a different experience between working in Headquarters (baltimore) versus working within one of the other offices. Senior management sets high expectations for reps but do not have the proper middle managers in place to fully support sales staff. The managers who are able to properly support are also required to sell leaving little time for the development of the sales staff. The remaining management staff struggles themselves to be successful in achieving sales success, which prevents them from also having the capability to support their teams in achieving sales. Overall I would say my experience was ok. There is also a lot of turnover. My team lost 4 reps out of seven hired over the year I was there. Those remaining were recently hired. If no other options could be a good way to keep up skills while remaining on the hunt.
Office Clerk/Data Entry (Former Employee) – Burbank, CA – August 24, 2017
I like the environment at first. I grew to have a routine and did my job with full force. I enjoyed what I did and I never complained. I did as much paperwork as I could. The manager on site didn't like educating and was vindictive. I feel I was targeted from the beginning to be fired right away. I will always be grateful for the opportunity and experience.
The managers and other sales reps are absolutely wonderful! This job is by no means easy or a job that you can skate by at. The work life balance is very hard and takes time, but if sales is the world that you want to be in, this role will allow you to advance and make a lot of money quickly.
If you'are seeking a career, don't waste your time. No room for growth at all. I was blessed with the opportunity to start my own business. I respectfully issue a 2-week notice. And they paid me not to return to work for the remaining 2 weeks. Very classless.
Old boys club mentality! They want you to go away for training for 6-8 weeks for 45k and expect anyone (especially with a family) to be able to do this. Of course you can't even sign up for their junky healthcare to after 3months. They truly are behind the times and need to understand current professional environments. Who needs 8 weeks at home office living in a hotel to learn about copiers?
Sales Executive (Former Employee) – McLean, VA – March 24, 2017
Offer base salary of 45k to start. No room for negotiation even though the first person I spoke with stated differently. I was told that you start at 45k regardless of experience once I spoke with the VP who was a little pompous.
Account Representative (Former Employee) – Malvern, PA – October 3, 2016
Great training program. You leave a month long classroom style training program ready to tackle the world but then you get to your home office, and everything changes. You are micro-managed to put up ludicrous sales activity and the managers in place (depending on what office, some managers are great) are also trying to meet their own sales goals, which means the team suffers and development of new talent is non-existent. There is a huge breakdown from the corporate HQ to satellite locations, and it's obvious that Centric branched out just a tad too quickly. The local presence in MD helps generate sales but in PA, there are too many issues with customer service and management to make this an ideal position. If you can take the good foundation they build with organization and sales activity to your next career, you will succeed.
Working for Centric was a very enjoyable and educational experience. I was given the freedom to set up my workday and pace of which I worked.I worked by myself most days and never missed a deadline.I was given all the support ,tools,and help I needed by my supervisor,service,and sales staff whenever it was needed.
Account Representative (Former Employee) – McLean, VA – March 5, 2016
Typical day at work included a lot of micro managing I learned a lot about general sales and how to interact with different kinds of people when selling as well as when they're your co-workers The hardest part of the job was the constant micro managing of everything you did. The most enjoyable part of the job was the friendships I made with my co-workers
ISSUES: Management is not good at communicating with staff or interacting. There is an astronomical amount of work given to individual employees and a lot of it is to clean up behind sales staff. Positions are sparse. Company is sales driven and sales focused. Management mostly consists of owner's golf buddies and quite a few are inadequate at managing. There is not a lot of teamwork. Not a lot of pleasant people. Pay outside of sales not really competitive.
Pros: Company is on a constant growth pattern. Job security is good in areas except sales. Gym in building. Open atmosphere in that managers are accessible but not too forthcoming regarding information.