Toxic Management, Great Product to sell
Training Brand Ambassador (Current Employee) – Columbus, OH – April 5, 2018
Direct sales with Hello Fresh is still basically a start up business, and as with most start ups, there are growing pains. The office we were placed in Downtown has no parking and what is available is very expensive. Meetings are at 10am and then work hours are typically from 3pm-9pm, leading to no work life balance. Those that are promoted are generally personal friends with the head manager and have little to no sales experience and zero management experience. You are not given encouragement to grow, only punishment for under performing. The office has had EXTREMELY high turnover- over 100%, and has only been open 6 months. That is due largely to the schedule, which is only given out three days in advance, and the toxic culture.
The product itself as great and Hello Fresh as a whole is a wonderful company with many big things on the horizon. The local direct sales offices, however, offer a thankless, low paying job, where people are promoted to their highest level of incompetence. It is best for millennials, but unfortunately, few millenials have the sales and cooking experience needed to truly shine.
Pros: Great opportunity to network and explore your city while on the job, great discount on a fantastic product, excellent health insurance benefits from Day 1 and 401K from Day 90
low pay, no scheduling in advance, no work life balance, toxic culture, no commuter benefits, expensive parking