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International Delegate Acquisitions Sales Executive- Miami Office

GDS International Miami, FL

International Delegate Acquisitions Sales Executive- Miami Office $35,000 - $40,000 + Commission (OTE $50,000) GDS… GDS International


9 days ago

International Delegate Acquisitions Sales Executive- New York Office

GDS International New York, NY

International Delegate Acquisitions Sales Executive- New York Office $40,000 - $45,000 + Commission (OTE $55,000) GDS… GDS International


9 days ago

International Sales Executive- Miami Office

GDS International Miami, FL

International Sales Executive- Miami Office $40,000 - $50,000 + Un-capped Commission (OTE $120,000) GDS International… GDS International


9 days ago

International Sales Executive- New York Office

GDS International New York, NY

International Sales Executive- New York Office $45,000 - $55,000 + Un-capped Commission (OTE $125,000) GDS International… GDS International


5 days ago

International Delegate Acquisition Sales Executive- Bristol Office

GDS International Bristol, CT

Our industry leading summits provide an environment for knowledge-sharing, topical discussion, networking and most importantly, new business… Glassdoor


5 days ago

International Sales Executive- Bristol Office

GDS International Bristol, CT

Our industry leading summits provide an environment for knowledge-sharing, topical discussion, networking and most importantly, new business… Glassdoor


30+ days ago

Summit Sales Executive

GDS International Sydney +2 locations

Having produced in excess of 90 unparalleled summits for senior executives and solution providers across 17 industries and five continents for… Glassdoor


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GDS International Reviews

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GDS International CEO Oliver Smart
Oliver Smart
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    Lord of the Flies- Survival of the Unfittest

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    Former Employee - Sales Executive
    Former Employee - Sales Executive

    I worked at GDS International

    Pros

    Persistence is a skill that is most definitely learned here. Music in the workplace is also a plus. Slightly above average vacation length.

    And if you don't mind breaking( really I think incinerating is a more apt term) the rules of common courtesy and ethical professional behavior you can make a good bit of money. This is the ideal place for people who have not experienced a professional working environment. If you have not seen things done right you are more easily taught to do and say what is wrong.

    Cons

    The lack of structure and integrity prevents the company from reaching goals and maintaining a happy and productive workforce.

    There is little to know account ownership. Sales persons are often calling the same leads. The customer management system may as well be non-existent. The "training program" is poorly planed (I'm being very kind here).

    Most definitely the most unprofessional, immature and negative workplace experience I have ever had. "Off color " remarks and behavior are not only tolerated but egged on. Interoffice "relation"ships are overly abundant and constantly cause problems in the office. And if you should have the audacity to rebuff a coworkers advances be prepared to endure open ridicule and insults(from the individual and his cohorts). Also be prepared to stoop to their level to defend yourself.

    Fabricating information (aka lying) to obtain potential client's personal cell phone numbers is common(daily) practice. Practically every deal closed begins with this not so innocent corruption of one's value system. Once one becomes accustomed to being rewarded for doing something so blatantly wrong, it's almost understandable that this dishonesty and disregard for what is right spreads to other areas.

    Sales persons are told what to say to the prospect...word for word, in real time as the target is on the line. This might be a tool that would be useful in a training atmosphere. However it is almost always used. It serves to keep sales persons dependent and insecure. Most of the sales persons don't really know how to execute a sales call on their own successfully(again these "mimics" are charged with training new hires). Hmmmm.

    There is definitely a "stroke the golden goose" mentality i.e. those who are bringing in deals have carte blanche to run amok, no matter how repugnant and clearly wrong their behavior is. So if you are new. Watch. Your. Back.
    You'll be the only one doing so. Most others will be sharpening their knives

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change happens from the top down. Be an example not a part of the problem.

    An actual dedicated training department would be helpful.

    Though I can understand the (financial) rationale of relying on employees who are no way qualified to properly train someone properly. I many cases these "trainers" have barely any experience in the roles themselves and are expected to continue to meet their own goals while "training" someone else. And they are not pleased about it. Misinformation does occur.

    It's a total recipe for disaster, a highly toxic work environment and ill trained mostly naive new hires churned through the mix trained by those who have manage to survive(at the expense of their moral and professional integrity).

    A real culture shift needs to occur in order for the business to thrive. In it's current incarnation it's simply a factory for turning easily influenced inexperienced sales persons into narcissistic, easily influenced, somewhat experienced sales persons with eroded value systems. No added value there!

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