Account Manager / Meat Grinder
Account Manager (Current Employee) – Austin, TX – June 27, 2018
They have a system of having backup hires ready to go because most Account Managers only last 6 months. Play games with your "salary" and "commission". Assigned a territory, yet you are constantly pulled out to do work in other territories because that account manager quit and it takes 3 months to get the new guy up to speed. In the mean time you have to service his accounts. You will be told Account Managers are in "sales" in reality you are a service man. Your job is to repair broken machines, you are dispatched via text messages, there are no real sales involved, yet your total income is affected by company forces beyond your managers control.
Every company request is followed by "do this or else you will be fired". You are required to fix 8 machines a day, regardless if they are 1.5 hours apart. For this salary the company expects you to be on call 24/7/365. Because "they're your customers". Don't expect an increase in income if you sell more, customers will be "re-aligned" (given) to the new guy to pay for his overhead.
You will be expected to replace high voltage motors, work with highly concentrated chemicals, in mostly hot, dirty commercial kitchens all for this small salary. You will spend a lot of time driving but if you get in an accident, don't expect the company to be on your side. They will protect the company first, you'll have to deal with workers comp., insurance companies etc yourself and out of your pocket.
Direct supervisors are usually human and because they depend on you will try to treat you right.
Company first, management by intimidation, you are easily replaceable