SMS is okay. Telemarketing isn't the greatest field to be in. Nonetheless, I'm grateful to have had the experience. I'm looking for something more stable, financially, because now it's not only me, I have a daughter to provide for as well.
very difficult way to make a living and did not live up to promises made
Outside Sales (Former Employee) – Fort Worth, TX – October 29, 2015
I was told that calls would be scheduled for me and that there would be no cold calls. I was scheduled to make calls but most of the people contacted had said that they would not be interested in the product. I had to resort to make cold calls, and could not close many sales.
My immediate supervisor was very personable and helpful
Account Representative (Former Employee) – Atlanta Ga – September 16, 2015
Team leaders are rude and disrespectful. It's all about the money. You spend 7 hours training with the trainer then the team leader tells you to do it the way they want you to do it.
The appointments are fake. Clients don't even know your coming there. Waste of their time and your. They tell you they will only send you 10 to 20 miles from your home. Lies, Lies,lies. They will send you 26 miles west then while your there set you next appointment 29 miles east. Which is over 55 miles. Avg mileage on car a day is 150. Wasting gas to make Nothing
I started and ending on my first day due to terrible business practices
Call Center Representative (Former Employee) – Dallas, TX – June 11, 2015
A day at work is to call and set as many appointments as I can. I find ways to talk to the business owners. The best part is sometimes we have contest to see what person or group can set the most appointments. The winners get to go home early with pay.
I enjoyed working for Summit because I could plan my week based on the amount of work I wanted to take on. The benefits of working there were great. Working here allowed me to advance my personal and social skills, especially recently moving to a new city and not knowing anyone.
I have been working for "summit" which is really Certified payment processors for a few months. I have only been paid on a fraction of my sales. THIS IS NOT LEGITIMATE EMPLOYMENT JUST A SCAM! Beware of positive reviews as they are clearly written by managers in their boiler room to keep their scam going.
Still waiting on 1000's in commissions. fake appointments. scam to merchants. embarrassing "job".
Sales Representative (Current Employee) – Louisville, KY – October 6, 2014
A typical day starts at 8:00 am by calling in to your team leader and getting the first business location you are to call on. This is called an appointment, but rarely is the merchant actually expecting you. You make most of your money by generating your own sales by cold calling on businesses. The toughest part of the job is getting turned down so often. You probably go into about 25 businesses for every one sale on average. The best part of the job is that you are interacting with people all day and get to meet a lot of interesting people.
you can make money quickly
customer service and followup with existing customer is discouraged
Summit Merchant Sollutions would rate a D- in my book
Merchant Sales Consultant (Former Employee) – Fort Worth, TX – September 23, 2013
Summit Merchant Solutions is a company that I learned was not a company of clear honesty and integrity. My experience there was that what is promised is not always gained or received. I went long distances on supposed appointments where the supposed manager or business owner said that there was never a secured appointment made. Some even said that they told the telemarketer that they were not interested in the services or making any changes from their current provider. The supervisor doing the phone commands at SMS often told the prospective customer things that were not true about what the cost and services would be, on occasions causing the customer to totally disengage from the business prospective. The projected commissions were reduced by free items and services offered by the supervisor in an attempt to lock business in the SMS account. I spent more for gas and supply acquisition than I received in pay for a total of only $255.00 for the month and a half that I was with SMS. For the time that I was with Summit Merchant Solutions I drove 40 to 80 miles per day for January 2013 and February 2013 with no mileage compensation and with contract often not agreed nor signed.
Prospective good pay if occurs by the projected outline.
So many competitors that unlikely to maintain contracts. Total straight Commission.
Any Commission job is going to be hard but it wasn't a terrible job. their company is based off in Texas, it is kind of like work from home job and everything is handled over the phone and email but in a professional way, they sell credit machines and you are like a Representative selling for them and you have a closer and they call you and give you the leads, i made a couple of sales, its a legit job but its isn't for me
Handled bulk applications received from Hot Jobs, Monster, and various job search engines Worked various computer applications Microsoft Word, Power Point, Excel Conducted phone interviews stating specific details of job description. Hired sales representatives to sale merchant processing services and equipment to small business owners Entered text and 10 keyed numerical data throughout work day Maintained high close ratio in competitive environment
Appointment Planner (Former Employee) – Richardson,Texas – May 8, 2012
I had a nice experience but when you first get hired you are mislead. They do not tell you that your rate of pay is basically pay plus commission I was told that I would start at one rate of pay but it was three dollars less . the management told me that if I wanted to make more than I would have to schedule more appointments
Customer service (Former Employee) – Richardson, TX – April 12, 2012
it was very easy customer service phone service the coworkers were great only thing is that we had to meet certain requirements or we would get laid off didnt really like that about this job but it was a good experience