SHI International Reviews

Updated September 19, 2014
Updated September 19, 2014
102 Reviews
3.2
102 Reviews
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SHI International President and CEO Thai Lee
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Pros
  • It can be a laid back, flexible work place but that can also depend on your manager (in 10 reviews)

  • Surrounded by lots of great people who have the flexibility to be creative and provide feedback to executive management for improvements (in 5 reviews)


Cons
  • Inside sales reps in Austin are offered 3 times the starting base pay of inside reps in NJ (in 8 reviews)

  • Low base salaries for experienced sales reps so the financial peaks and valleys can be extreme (in 6 reviews)

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18 Employee Reviews Back to all reviews

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  1.  

    Excellent place to work for

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Lead Tech  in  Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Lead Tech in Miami, FL

    I worked at SHI International as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    Benefits and quality of service

    Cons

    Contract did not last long with att

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great Culture and opportunity for growth

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Inside Account Executive  in  Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Inside Account Executive in Austin, TX

    I have been working at SHI International full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity to grow your career and earn good money once you've established yourself

    Cons

    Starting and building a book of business is really difficult

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Account Executive for almost 4 years.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Executive
    Current Employee - Account Executive

    I have been working at SHI International full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great company who understand what it takes to win in the Reseller world. Would highly recommend SHI

    Cons

    Unless you are living in Austin or New Jersey it is hard to move into any other positions.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Fantastic company to work for

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

    I have been working at SHI International full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    SHI cares about their employees. Also is always creating new and innovative ways to do business.

    Cons

    So many new changes in the past few years that it's become hard to keep track of who does what.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Sales

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - OUTSIDE SALES  in  Austin, TX
    Current Employee - OUTSIDE SALES in Austin, TX

    I have been working at SHI International full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Fast growing, many opportunities for advancement and making $, obtainable goals, part of a team, positive work environment, inspirational leaders, constant learning and growth opportunities

    Cons

    Sales can be stressful at times, systems can be slow, sometimes everything feels like it is a priority, have to be comfortable with inspection

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on positive recognition of performance.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    A rocket ship

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at SHI International

    Pros

    Great culture,ton of momentum, and well positioned in the marketplace

    Cons

    Differing cultures between SHI HQ and SHI Austin

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus in improving communication between HQ and field

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

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

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing  in  Somerset, NJ
    Current Employee - Marketing in Somerset, NJ

    I have been working at SHI International full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Privately-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.

    Cons

    If 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 ManagementAdvice

    Never forget what I wrote above about the underdog.

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

    Love the culture of HQ

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

    I have been working at SHI International full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great 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

    Cons

    If 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 ManagementAdvice

    Get a management training program

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Inside Account Executive

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Inside Account Executive  in  Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Inside Account Executive in Austin, TX

    I have been working at SHI International full-time for less than a year

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Excellent Training and Career Preparation

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Executive  in  Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Austin, TX

    I have been working at SHI International full-time for more than a year

    Pros

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

    Cons

    None so far. Keep doing what you're doing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ease up on the hiring just a tad.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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