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SMS Reviews

Updated May 3, 2014
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3.1 42 reviews

79% Approve of the CEO

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Dave Danzig

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59% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    worked here less than a week and had the door slammed in my face by upset businesses

    Senior Area Manager (Former Employee)

    Prosnot sure there is any pros. they claim great pay and $100,000. tell you that you can take 3-5 weeks of vacation a year.

    Consnone of the leads really know what we do. more than half the leads are no-shows. the rest have been mislead into thinking we was something that we wasn't. drive around in your personal car and not getting paid for it. to be honest most of the leads are tired of all the telemarketing calls and being hung up on all the time by this company. take this job at your own risk. my opinion is it a terrible place to work.

    Advice to Senior Managementif you want the company to have a good name be honest with the businesses that you are contacting. if SMS wants to keep good quality people they need to change the way they do business. I haven't heard nothing but how much the business hate this company because of all the telemarketing calls.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Worst "opportunity" I ever had.

    SAM (Former Employee) Irvine, CA

    ProsI couldnot find any good reasons to work here.

    ConsThey say they will set you 2 to 5 leads a day. They tell you they have set leads, but when you show up, the appointment knows nothing about you. They do not know what an appointment means at sms.

    Advice to Senior ManagementCLEAN UP YOUR TELEMARKETING ROOM AND TEACH THEM HOW TO SET APPOINTMENTS.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Poor

    Senior Area Managerial (Former Employee) Cincinnati, OH

    ProsGood for people that can work in a high pressure environment where the revenue at close is small and is expected to occur in the first sale with a business analyst appearing on site e company the very next day.

    ConsFrustrating for people that receive lead generators that do not actually make contact with the account that you will be making an introductory call the next day (they send you a sheet with a time on it and the "owner" that they have contacted them and they are expecting you at a stated time and date stated on a form. In my case this was inaccurate 85% of the time. So, if the egg comes before the chicken, your opportunity for a sale decreases to near zero.
    Also, in my case, I had zero training from my manager, his assistant and the area manager,, something I was promised would occur before I took the position

    Advice to Senior ManagementHire people that are accustomed to small dollar sales and single call closes.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Misleading

    Senior Area Manager (Former Employee) Los Angeles, CA

    ProsNo pros for working at SMS

    ConsLying to customers and SAMS

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet rid of toxic atmosphere

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    It was a bad joke!

    SAM (Former Employee) Freehold, NJ

    ProsNone, I can't think of any value they bring to the marketplace. Not sure if their references are real.

    ConsIf you have any pride in yourself or your reputation you won't after working here.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTry to become a real consulting firm and let people know what you are selling upfront.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    SMS Senior Area Manager

    Senior Area Manager (Former Employee) Cincinnati, OH

    ProsStraight commission sales position designed only for driven, high-pressure salespeople. If you are not Alec Baldwin in Glengarry-Glenross, then don't waste your time for the week of training in the Crowne Plaza hotel in North-West Chicago. (Either for SMS or Global Resources.)

    ConsUnless you love running leads set by minimum-wage, South Chicago telemarketers (BC's or Business Coordinators as they call it) and can drink the Burgess Kool-Aid... (search John Burgess and /or Tyler Burgess, IPA, GPS, etc. and judge for yourself.) Marc Eisner leads the week long class you would attend, and even he admits that this is not an opportunity for most... especially if you have a soul.

    Advice to Senior ManagementRetire.

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    Horrible company, horrible pay, horrible owner

    Senior Area Manager (Former Employee) Fort Worth, TX

    ProsNone. This company was horrible. Do not work there. You'll be lead to believe that you will make 100k your first year, but you won't.

    ConsCommission based pay, no benefits, no travel reimbursement (plan on driving 100 miles a day), poor leads, telemarketers misleading customers while setting up appointments. Company history is poor at best (just google SMS Scam or lawsuit). High pressure sales

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop misleading employees, provide base pay

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Lots of driving around, very little real results.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsTraining was adequate as far as it went, but fell FAR short of preparing you for what was to come.

    ConsIntentional misdirection, both of the client and the salesperson, in an effort to strongarm a sale. Rude to clients over the phone. Counting on quantity, not quality. Will ruin your reputation in the field, and they don't care, because there are 25 more people waiting behind you to do the same thing. Then when you leave, they will blame you for not sticking it out.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTell the truth! A little truth goes a lot further than a boatload of deception.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Ask yourself: Why does this company operate under different names?

    Senior Consultant (Former Employee) Columbia, SC

    ProsThe income (when paid) is excellent.

    ConsSix weeks before you get paid, and you will NOT be paid for any sales you make when you leave

    Advice to Senior ManagementIf you operate under different names, SMS, International Profit Associates, solve "why" that is necessary. In this day and age, I do not believe it takes six weeks for check to clear. And pay people the commission they earn when they find it necessary to leave, this would be the ethical decision.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    not what they tell you

    Sales (Former Employee)

    ProsI wish I knew one

    ConsAll leads provided to you as a sales person are BS. Most of the time your pre-set appointments are a No Show,the clients says we dont know your company or no one from your company called us. Expect to be thrown out of some appointments. Worst of all, many of the of the appointments you go on the decision maker does not work out the location you have been sent. One can only assume the telemarket did not speak to any one at the company.
    Telemarketers can be abusive.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe honest with new sales people. Tell them they are going out blind with no real appointment This would have saved me a lot of wasted time and money I spent to get started

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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