GDS International – Bristol, CT
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I worked at GDS International full-time (More than a year)
The People: The population is generally a younger, hungrier group. Individuals who are just beginning their careers, or who began their careers here and never left. It is an upbeat environment from sales to relationships, and they genuinely want to see you succeed. The Job Itself: Sales is sales. However, the product we sold is something to be passionate about, because we knew we had great clients, a great platform, and an even better return for our clients. There are going to be ups and downs in terms of pitching and getting a deal. But that's ultimately on the individual. The job is essentially what you want to make of it. If you choose to stay determined, stick to the script (literally), you will be successful. Those who are unhappy with their job are essentially unhappy with themselves. Those who are not succeeding, they work with you; if you are not producing on sales, they will move you to the delegate side. If that doesn't work, they will put you on a different table. It is very rare that someone will outright get fired unless they simply are not doing their best. The Management: Upper management is great. They train you, they coach you, and they help you close deals. There is not an aristocratic approach, nor is it micromanaged. Yes, they will tell you when you need to step it up, but that's a good thing. They motivate, push and ensure quality, which is something I respected. Opportunity: There is a tremendous amount of opportunity to succeed here. Not only by making money for yourself, but the potential of becoming a manager. Breaks: We were allowed two breaks and a lunch everyday, which broke the day up nice. Not every company does that, especially in sales.
Some managers may be good at sales, but they aren't necessarily good managers. But this has a small effect on individual production. That said, if I have any qualms, its on an individual, personal basis. It's not the machine.
Advice to Management
Honestly, thank you for sticking with me, pushing me, and ultimately helping me succeed. Oliver, Elliot and Sal are great great managers, and that is reflected by the talent they have accumulated, and the growth of the company.