Horrible place to work if you value your sanity...
Software Sales (Former Employee) – Manchester, NH – March 26, 2015
Privately held small business with husband and wife owners. The VP/GM handles sales, marketing, product fulfillment, customer support, training and HR. The CEO primary focus is product development.
While interviewing they can be quite charming and you will hear about the desire for new ideas to contribute to building the company. That all comes to screeching halt within days or weeks and you find if it is not their idea, it is no idea. There is no authority to make a decision without it being signed off by them and individual initiative is viewed negatively.
Company has very high turnover, resulting in lost revenue, momentum and poor morale. Employees are afraid to speak up, offer insight, and ask good questions. Collaboration and camaraderie are frowned upon and viewed as a threat, not a benefit. The office environment is depressing.
Management expects no use of cell phones, Internet or any interaction with others.
All sales inquiries and leads are routed to GM and there are no defined sales territories. Lead assignment to outside sales, when not kept in-house is subjective and are allocated by GM.
If interviewing for sales or marketing related positions it would be helpful ask about turnover and how many sales/marketing associates and managers have come and gone within the last 2 years and what was the average tenure and reason for leaving?
The hardest part of the job is waiting for the day or week to end. What a pity for a company that could be great if there was a change in management.
Free coffee and snacks, Clean office, Great employees, Terrific product and fantastic customer support
No Leadership, No ongoing training or team building, Management monitors your incoming and outgoing calls, Management regularly reads your email, No business plan, Micromanagement, No performance standards or review process, No written objectives or responsibilities, Management speaks poorly of existing and former employees