There is no concern over a work/life balance. Reps are expected to have success almost immediately, but when you are starting to have success the company doesn't allow you to finish out your time and see how the month closes out. Instead, they are more likely to let you go.
One week every month we would have (Statement Week). We were feed everyday of the week and wore jeans the whole week. Our calls would triple this time of the week . so in exchange we would stay on the phones answering calls during lunch hour.
it was a fun place to work, we played games , had spiffs
Appointment Setter (Former Employee) – Grand Prairie, TX – August 4, 2017
typical day was a fun place to be playing games when we would set an appointment , spiffs.. the management was great. the job wasnt hard at all. the mos enjoyable part was it was a fun atmoshere to work at.
My typical day at work assisting our Merchant with good cutomer service making sure all thier needs are meet transferring funds aprroving accounts reviewing reports.The people I work with are hardworkers and great leaders. I enjoy my job when I feel I making in difference with our Merchants
As most people, I do not and cannot work for free. This company wanted us to add another two hours to our pay period for meetings and such, but did not want to pay us for it. The position was advertised for Customer Service but later it was explained to be a marketing rep. Since I needed a job I did what I could. They suspend you a day with no pay if you do not meet your goal of appointments.
I rarely use any company leads even though I am being charged $39 per month. If you are self driven and organized you can do very well with this company! I do not really work with the other managers a lot, but my manager is one of the most well rounded and professional guys I have ever worked for!!! I am easily making 5K per month and I could be working much harder. I start at 8:30 am and am done by 4 every day. I make calls for an hr per day after I have personally visited with the owners. If you have confidence and believe in yourself, it's an easy sell. I walk into businesses with only a business card and start visiting and it's non threatening to them. A few good questions and I have a meeting set up or walk out with a sale 1/3 of the time. You have to have confidence and be a people person or this job is not for you!!!
This Company Should Offer a $1000.00 Monthly Salary
Independent Sales Agent (Former Employee) – Northern California – February 4, 2013
I quit this opportunity because the company charges the Representative for leads that are not twice-confirmed. I didn't feel I would surpass sales targets on provided leads and I wasn't able to produce my own leads because my brain wouldn't move without an income. Here are the first three company provided leads I recieved.
1. I arrived at the home of a mobile professional. The wife answered and their home was a mess. She did not know I was coming and her husband was still in bed. He didn't want to come out because he wasn't ready. I did follow up on this the next day and he seemed semi-interested. I probably could have sold it but I had already made the decision to leave.
2. This was an actual brick and mortar but the Owner said he hadn't scheduled an appointment with anyone for anything in the last seven days. He was considering a new credit card processor while ago but had just switched and wanted to see how it went.
3. Another brick and mortar. The Owner told me that someone called pretending to be from her current processor. She thought someone was stopping by to provide updated company information.
After my third appointment, I called my Corporate Manager to fill him in. He was busy so I spoke with another Manager who asked, "Which city is closer, this one or this one?" I told him the city I was in and he said, "Okay, here is your next appointment." I told him I already had an appointment and we hung up. How can the appointments be twice-confirmed if the Corporate Managers are able to switch them around on a moment's notice? It's an issue because they don't pay anymore... salary or hourly wages, all business expenses are paid by the Representative and they charge for leads if sales targets aren't met.less
Independent Sales Agent (Former Employee) – Northern California – February 1, 2013
I'm convinced there really aren't "twice-confirmed appointments" for the ISAs.
1. My first appointment had no idea I was going to show up. He was a mobile professional and worked from home. His wife answered and was very embarassed because the house was a mess and her husband was still asleep.
2. My second appointment remembered speaking with someone about credit card processing but he hadn't made any appointments within the last seven days.
3. My third appointment was unqualified and I had to find the decision maker myself after I arrived. The Office Manager told her that someone from a processing company called and made her think it was someone from her current processor and they just wanted to stop by "with some information".
Additionally, my Corporate Manager sent the leads for day two in an email. I only had the contact name and street address for the first lead. The other three appointments for the day were missing that information.
During my final phone call with the company, I spoke to another Manager because my assigned Manager was busy helping another ISA. I told this second Manager that I had just finished an appointment (number three above) and he said, "Oh, I'm sorry" and I could tell by his voice that he had been saying that all day, all week and all of last year. He then asked me which of two cities was closer to my current location in the field. I named the city I was in and he said, "Okay, let me tell you where your next appointment will be." I told him I already had an appointment later that day and we hung up. How can the leads be twice-confirmed if Imore... have one appointment my assigned Manager gave me and then a second Manager "just happens" to have one closer to where I'm at in my parked car? I'm guessing the marketing department just tells the prospective customer "Someone from our company will be stopping by in the next few days."
I've worked for companies offering a base salary plus commission where the sales/marketing representative does the business development AND closing aspects of the sale. If I consistently set appointments like this for myself I would be out of work by the end of the week.less
good training, no overtime, a manager who cared about my success, no sales goals
appointments aren't twice-confirmed, unqualified appointments, no reimbursement for business expenses
3-5 Warm Leads per day, Guaranteed Commission, Great Sales Training... Maybe. I started a few weeks ago and have averaged 1 lead per day. So far most of these leads have been people (not companies) who were called up and told that a Crescent Salesperson would visit them. These people don't own a business and don't need merchant services. The leads are (so far) a waste of time and gas. Oh, and the sales training? I've gotten an hour of training, and I am hesitant to promote this to anyone I know. Free Equipment = 4 year contract. This may be a good product, but if this was something that business owners really wanted, Crescent would be paying people to sell this - not hiring 100% commission people to do it!
i've heard that occasionally you get a good lead, so far that's just a rumor
3 weeks without a sale, every scheduled appointment has been a waste of time and a horrible lead, i'm being charged to use a laptop from 1987