SHI International
3.2 of 5 90 reviews
www.shi.com Somerset, NJ 1000 to 5000 Employees

SHI International Reviews

Updated Jul 1, 2014
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3.2 90 reviews

                             

86% Approve of the CEO

SHI International President and CEO Thai Lee

Thai Lee

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56% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Account Executive/Sales/Order Taker/Whatever

    Sales (Current Employee)
    Austin, TX

    ProsGreat for a frat/sorority type people right out of college using the "buddy-buddy" system to get right back in the same situation like going through 3 month training-style initiation,pointless classroom business games?, and tests that make you feel just like college classroom baby sitting session (you even get your name labeled on seats & 1 minute after being late from lunch you LITERALLY have your name put on the board?). Pro: benefits (but also takes away from the 30k base w/co-pay) Austin,Texas location does heavy recruiting in the frat/sororities because they are the perfect demographic who just fits into a robot style cookie cutter person who will risk doing boring/bad practice work at the promise they can still be accepted within the group/corp culture.

    ConsWhere do I begin? First off. Corporate training is seriously for uneducated business people so if you are anything like an experienced BBA in Marketing/Sales/Finance/Accounting/Comp Science etc etc stay the_ F_away from this situation. You will find yourself explaining sales,marketing, cold calling-biz dev and time management to recent grads who go out drinking on Thursdays still ...by Friday afternoon I was looking for another job. The only experience most of the teachers in corp training had were just working for SHI (seriously almost all!!! - example LinkedIn). How can you better yourself if all your teachers have just been working there out of college? They drink the kool-aid ... ..stay at SHI? drink the kool-aid. Generation xerox. Moreover, all of the Austin location has all of their emails sync'd together ahaha lol (getting pointless emails every 5 minutes that are unrelated)makes no sense. One of the corp trainers threaten if you don't color-code your emails (because SHI isn't responsibly ran) ... you get punished .. .. because your emails need to be color coded?? Another classroom frat type of management....that becomes unproductive over time and poorly ran. I seriously answered almost all of the sales questions when the head sales honcho came in and he immediately noticed I wasn't among the business riff-raff constantly being churned through this technology house. So I went on about my tenure there for about 1 1/2 weeks til I told them "latas" which was the best decision I ever made. I know I wanted a career of advancement at least to a manager role (after 2-3 yrs at shi) as opposed to being demoted to an ORDER TAKER for the rest of my career at SHI (noone moves up). As for sales at SHI, knowing all the corp trainers had to go through Account Executive role (none of them stayed in the role) ... it must of been so bad that they were going to find something else in the company because goals are out-of-reach or 3x daily micro mgmt emails sent out of sales figures and names tied to performance for everyone in the org to point fingers.

    Advice to Senior Management-don't treat adults like children in corp training (obvious why they hire young)
    -don't micro manage emails sent to the whole org haha then you have people pointing fingers across divisions (unproductive)
    -don't make promises/commission plans seem great then turn out unreachable basically you find yourself never making money (other than base) and only taking orders and just reselling
    -stay away from the frat mentality (makes your recent grads think this is what having a "real job" is like when I've never seen a corp training class put names of people on the board)
    -be more personal with your employees make divisional email selling figures so the division can make repairs not the "head honcho" of sales (he has more important things to do then read about mofo #412 in the org missed quota by 4k
    -The company seemed desensitized

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great company

    Account Representative (Current Employee)
    Somerset, NJ

    ProsGreat people to work with. Great benefits

    ConsNeed to be more flexible with work hours

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Enabling individuals to grow personally and professionally means the company will do the same. A rising tide...

    Marketing (Current Employee)
    Somerset, NJ

    ProsPrivately-owned by an owner/CEO that works harder than you do, SHI plans for the long-term and not quarter-to-quarter. Ideas are welcome and new positions are constantly created to fulfill those ideas and deliver ever-improving products to our customers. This company is also: young, fun, constantly growing, a $5 billion org that considers itself an underdog.

    ConsIf you need someone to tell you how to do your job every day you come to work, this place is not for you.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNever forget what I wrote above about the underdog.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Love the culture of HQ

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Somerset, NJ

    ProsGreat company to start at out of college
    Competitive Salary to start
    Great "extras" - gym, clubs, nurse, free food for vendor trainings, dress down
    Informative training program
    Continually growing

    ConsIf you stay too long in your position, it's hard to move on to something else within the company.
    Managers are quick to discipline overloaded workers
    No consistancy between departments
    Only get every other holiday off

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet a management training program

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Wonderful company, underpaid a bit

    Inside Sales Account Manager (Current Employee)
    Somerset, NJ

    ProsThere a lot of young and good hearted people at SHI. Good work environment, casual atmosphere.

    ConsThere are a lot of opportunities but management seems hesitant to let employees leave for other positions within the company. Low pay compared to other companies.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet a better management training program.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good place to work

    Account Executive (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat Culture and good benefits. Compensation this great depending on accounts you work hard to get into, given to you, or your quota. Genuinely care about doing the best for the employees.

    ConsThe company tries to do too much without enough resources. Huge shift towards micro management. Training and on going development lack effectiveness. Inside reps talent level leaves a lot to be desired

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Inside Account Executive (Current Employee)
    Austin, TX

    ProsYoung work environment, great perks, laid back, great long-term earning potential

    ConsInside sales, 50 + cold calls a day, takes avg. 6 months to start making commission

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Excellent Training and Career Preparation

    Account Executive (Current Employee)
    Austin, TX

    ProsThey hire the right people. Lots of upward mobility within SMB.

    ConsNone so far. Keep doing what you're doing.

    Advice to Senior ManagementEase up on the hiring just a tad.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great Company

    Account Executive (Current Employee)

    ProsAbility to make your own schedule, good pay, great benefits

    Consnone at all as of now

    Advice to Senior Managementnone

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Learnt a lot over the course of 5 Years

    Inside Sales Account Manager (Current Employee)
    Somerset, NJ

    ProsIts a mixed staff. Always friendly..work events and lots of free food! Management always ready to help. This is definitely a good place to start. They hire and promote from within so always good for you.

    ConsForget about having plans on month end ...or quarter end or year end ( December 31st). You could be stuck at work till 11 at night. It can get mundane after a while..

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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