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GHA Technologies Reviews

Updated May 2, 2014
Updated May 2, 2014
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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great company if you want the feeling of running your own business

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Regional Sales Manager
    Current Employee - Regional Sales Manager

    I have been working at GHA Technologies full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Competitive commissions, work from home

    Cons

    You have to be highly self motivated to succeed

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Update your website. Its not the best representation of the organization!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 6 people found this helpful  

    More of a Partner than an Employer

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Regional Sales Manager in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Regional Sales Manager in Milwaukee, WI

    I have been working at GHA Technologies full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Here are some of the reasons I both enjoy, and profit from working with GHA.
               I work from home. Which cuts down both on driving time and expenses, and makes life much more convenient in general.
               No micro-management. I am free to run and organize my day in a manner that I feel is most productive to growing business.
                Great support from both the sales force, and all of the other internal departments. The owner is a self made salesman who built and guided this company from the ground up into one of the fastest growing VARS in the country. The Point of that statement is that he understand what it takes to sell, and what motivates both sales people, as well as new clients etc... *at my previous employer, none of my 7 layers of bosses had ever held a sales position, which is quite frustrating / Office Space type scenario*
                 Lots of new promotions targeted at helping grow business and add new customers.
                 Fantastic commission / certainly the best that i am aware of in the technology industry. I like money, and if you are successful in sales, it's better to be paid more money for the same job.

    Cons

    I see some people struggle to consistently work from home. The fact that GHA does not micro-manage, means reps need to be highly motivated and ambitious in order to succeed. You have to provide the necessary structure to your day in order to succeed.
    No one is going to hold your hand.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No problems with management (isn't that a rare thing to say?)

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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 3 people found this helpful  

    Switching to GHA was the best decision I have made

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at GHA Technologies full-time

    Pros

    Prior to working for GHA, I worked in IT sales in a call center environment. Now that I work from home I get those additional sales that I had been missing out on because the call center closed at 5pm and we were not allowed to work late or or from home. This is one of the first things that I mention to new clients. They love the fact that I can be reached if they need me. GHA has the best pay structure for this industry that I have ever seen. Plus,The owner is always rolling out new promo's for you to get paid even more money.. whether it is attending lunch and learns, going on meetings, taking training courses.. all things which we should be doing anyway. To get paid additional for that is just another one of the many
    perks. It is refreshing to work for a company that really focus on growing and succeeding.

    Cons

    Working from home can be a double edged sword. You do not have a manager looking over your shoulder making sure you are doing your quotes, making your calls,etc. You have to be a self starter. If you get distracted easily or think you can work an hour a day and get by you will have issues and you will not last.

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    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    A Great place to work, if you work hard. This is not an easy business but GHA does it right.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Regional Sales Manager
    Current Employee - Regional Sales Manager

    I have been working at GHA Technologies full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    GHA pays better than any company that I know of in the industry. GHA has daily expectations but they give you direction to compete in the industry.

    Cons

    Getting some information can be difficult or slow to get out of GHA but they are working on it. There are a lot more tasks that need to be done to complete an order, but that is part of the business and why we are paid well, you are in control.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make it easier to find information.

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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Work from home, make what you deserve!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Regional Sales Manager
    Current Employee - Regional Sales Manager

    I have been working at GHA Technologies full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Work from home, great commission plan, lots of bonus opportunities, great line card. The time you put into building your business pays off with great rewards. You are your own manager, and if you work hard, you have great potential earnings. GHA gives you the tools to be successful, if you put in the time and effort.

    Cons

    If you like being in an office setting with lots of distractions, this might not be for you. You need to maintain your own focus, and set your own priorities. But, that is what a sales person is supposed to do.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great bonus opportunities and the excellent comp plan. It is motivating to know that if you hit the gates, which are attainable, you can get great commissions!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    9 years and growing

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    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Keene, NH
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Keene, NH

    I have been working at GHA Technologies full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    excellent remote workplace support and environment. Superb commission plan. Ability to work multiple vertical markets with no regional restrictions

    Cons

    Only the limitations I put on myself . Working remotely one can get isolated from sense of team.
    You need to have mature sales skills to succeed, be self motivated and set own goals

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to develop joint vendor marketing ventures

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Get paid what your worth as a VAR Account Manager

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at GHA Technologies full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Access to all technology to sell hardware, software, services.
    Industry leading GP commissions and bonus plans.
    Outside sales and open territory and work from home opportunity.
    Empowered to create an account base and win business.
    Employee owned company plan in place.
    Financial terms and leasing options for clients available.
    Long-term Corporate Staff in place Marketing, HR, Accounting to support sales professional.
    Highly experienced sales professionals who help me when I ask for their help.
    Expenses reimbursed.
    Payroll two times a month.

    Cons

    Must sell to get paid.
    Must learn/comply with policy and procedures.
    Takes consistent work to successfully build a client base.
    Competitive industry.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None for now.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    GHA's great company model, combined with your great work ethic, yields even greater financial rewards.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Scottsdale, AZ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Scottsdale, AZ

    I have been working at GHA Technologies

    Pros

    GHA was just bumped up in the VAR 500 list and is now ranked at 196, up 136 spaces from the year before. The VAR500 is a list of the largest value-added resellers, solution providers and integrators in North America by revenue size. Revenue size is determined by the amount of annual products and services sold over the course of 2010.

    Needless, to say if you have very high revenue sales then there are a lot of people making very good six figure incomes because of the high commissions. You do not make this list if your sales force is not selling and your sales force willl not stay if THEY themselves are not making money.

    Don't take my word for it. Look at the VAR 500 list and while you are there look at the INC 5000 list as well. You will see that this company is moving forward .... Rapidly. Facts are facts.

    You have the ability to work from home and there is a high degree of freedom. You are offered medical, dental and a 401K and in addition you will be offered a Stock Ownership Plan. You have the choice of selling literally over a million products if you wish. You receive the highest commission rate in the VAR reseller industry.

    You literally have an extensive amount of freedom, you are treated fairly, and if you have a solid work ethic you will be rewarded. If you are waiting for the phone to ring perhaps this is not the place for you. The market has changed significantly as we all know, and with that thought change sometimes if very uncomfortable. We adapt if needed. If you want to make money and enjoy change then this company is the place to be.

    Cons

    Having an extensive amount of freedom is somewhat of a double-edged sword. You have to manage yourself without someone supervising your time. As a result, there are some people who fail because they simply lack time management skills.

    Filing a weekly report which takes about half an hour to complete may seem tedious (the words salesman and report mix like oil and water). Again, it is a very short report but necessary nonetheless.

    The market has changed; you can no longer rely on dated business practices. You have to go after business either through cold calling or via email. The days of letting the phone ring and writing out an invoice are over. This is where people get frustrated and, as a result, they tend to blame everyone and anyone but themselves for poor sales.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do not fix something that is not broken.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    As far as IT sales jobs go, GHA is a breath of fresh air.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - I Can Say That I Love My Job, Can You?
    Current Employee - I Can Say That I Love My Job, Can You?

    I have been working at GHA Technologies

    Pros

    Fist and foremost the ability to work at home is awesome. I love that I am not micro managed, at GHA you are judged on what you can do, on what you know and what you sell. There is no one to blame but yourself if you are not succeding. The comp plan really is the best that I have seen and in addition to that we also get stock ownership.

    I also like the fact that I am 100% responsible for all my orders. I leverage pricing with the disty's or mfger's, I place the order, I cut the PO, etc

    This job comes with full benefits, the ability to get certified on everything from MS to VMWARE and get paid an additional bonus to do so. Like the title says I love my job and not too many people can say that.

    Cons

    If you are going to work for GHA and you are going to work from home you have to be prepared to work hard. This isn't really a con but some people just can't work from home or manage themselves.
    You have to make at least 50 calls aday. Again not a con but if making calls isn't your thing you aren't going to succeed. You really need to be good at multi tasking as well.

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    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    The most challenging / rewarding position I have ever held.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Regional Sales Manager
    Current Employee - Regional Sales Manager

    I have been working at GHA Technologies

    Pros

    Best compensation and benefits in the technology reselling industry.
    No micro-management
    A logical, supportive company backing your work
    Sales force is very helpful on questions
    Huge portfolio of technology products and services to provide for customers

    Cons

    I personally don't consider this a con, but I have seen it hurt people.
    You work at home: So either you have the desire and dedication to REALLY to succeed, or you will not be successful. The responsibilities of an IT sales person are no joke.
    You are 100% commission based, so if you don't work hard, you don't get paid.
    On the flip side, if you do work hard, you won't make more money anywhere else in the industry.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No direct issues with management, they are fair, and willing to consider any request, if backed with a logical business case.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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