Architectural and Design Sales Manager (Former Employee) – Houston, TX – March 14, 2019
Day to day tasks were typical of any sales position. Short term numbers driven goals without any consideration for long term pipeline. In a commercial construction sales market the typical project turnaround is 12-18 months. Management wanted to see short term sales within 6-9 months of hiring and on a large scale. This is NOT realistic. Feasible... yes... but promotes a high-stress environment and consequently high turnover rate. In order to gain loyalty from customers (I.E. architects, interior designers, and developers/Owners) it is important to nurture and build the relationship over time. Upper management does not support this initiative and therefore sets their sales team up for failure. The culture needs to change and would be best served by hiring individuals with experience in the field for higher pay that have existing relationships and customer trust and less focused on inexperienced individuals that can be acquired for low pay. Problem is as soon as they ask for more compensation or advancement, or heaven forbid start "threatening" the positions of upper management by questioning how processes can actually be improved and/or how management can better support the individual's initiatives... they are cut loose thus ultimately breaking the relationship with the customer.
Good benefits package, beautiful product
Poor upper management, poor understanding of commercial market
Customer Service Manager (Current Employee) – Miami, FL – January 8, 2019
Relaxed company very laid back lots of holidays and sick time to use . Would love to stay but very bias at the company. No room for advancement..Management and human resources are not up to par on my corporate standards
The management was great. I would have to coordinate a lot what the company basic does which is install counter tops. The people were great and the hardest part was what installer wouldn't show up or if a job was not ready I would have to break the news to the customer that we couldn't install their new counter tops that day.
Company lunches and overtime
unreliable sub contractors and when jobs were not done on time
Architect and Design Sales Manager (Former Employee) – Long Beach, CA – May 3, 2018
Great Brand with no talent from the top. The GM's and upper management lack training and therefore the office staff/support is also ill trained. Culture is divided by the office staff and the sales staff. The right foot doesn't know what the left foot is doing. High turn over. High stress. Low compensation. Micro management on CRM. Days do not end till 7pm or later because of the required amount of data entry into the CRM.
Great opportunity to meet amazing designers and architects
Demand on closing projects is high and there is no training
HR is horrible, they will lie as much as they can.
Manager in Training (Former Employee) – Dallas-Fort Worth, TX – April 12, 2018
Horrible management. You need to know someone personally or may be give some personal favor in order to get a good job. Senior management does not care and does not know what is happening on the ground. Too much of turn over of employees.
Sales (Former Employee) – Los Angeles, CA – March 29, 2018
Managers are not professional, they do not treat employees equally, constantly change processes, don't provide training and have horrible employee retention. If you are not "Spanish" you will more than likely not be treated equally. The company culture does not embrace "work - life" balance.
IT Support (Current Employee) – Coral Gables, FL – March 16, 2018
Depending a lot on Spain . Company is nice to work for pretty relax. They don't invest in better technologies to be more customer oriented. projects last long an most of the time are not accomplish. They have a great product that is ranked as one of the best in the world.
General Manager (Former Employee) – Hampton, VA – February 2, 2018
I would like to thank you for taking the time to review my qualifications for the proposed role with your company. In my current role as General Manager with Cosentino in Hampton, Virginia, I have consistently displayed a strong work ethic and an excellence for customer service.
My skill set includes an exceptional ability to organize and manage quick solutions for challenges in a high pressure environment while maintaining a professional manner. My management style is focused on clear communication with a focus on consistent productivity to meet the goals and objectives as set by Cosentino.
Thank you for your consideration. I look forward to discussing the role further in the near future.
Operations Manager (Current Employee) – Mount Kisco, NY – January 2, 2018
Never ending addition of job tasks and responsibilities that often leave you struggling. This position requires a highly organized and motivated individual that has a strong desire to produce under constant change. This is a very rewarding position for the right individual. This is a position that starts before you walk in the door and past the moment you get home but at the same time is very rewarding when your center is successful and safe and you have a good supporting team to work with.
Culture was of Spain where Company is owned. Poor employee treatment. Long hours, constantly changing direction of company but asking you to still achieve previous goals set and long hours and too much sales force, doesn't trust
Doesn't matter (Former Employee) – Rhode Island – September 25, 2017
I worked there for sometime and during that time I noticed favoritism and a number of laws being broken. The management is rude and unprofessional. Some of the employees are great then there is the others, as in illegal immigrants, some with criminal records. Those "employees" were given higher pay and raises, they were treated better and had more freedom to do what they wanted. The manager had full knowledge of this and didn't care. If you are looking for a job please take my advice and look elsewhere.
none that i can think of
Rude management, poor pay and raises, working with criminals.