- Comp & Benefits
- Work/Life Balance
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- Culture & Values
- Career Opportunities
I have been working at Global Marketing Consultants full-time (more than an year)Pros
Young, high energy working environment great for recent college graduates looking to set foot in corporate America. The company provides everyone with in house training in all aspects of marketing that can be translated to any industry. Strong family feel with a competitive edge. Only promote managers from with in the company, so everyone starts at entry level and then progresses up the ladder. 100% Performance based promotional requirements with no grey areas. No seniority preferential treatment. Everyone has equal opportunity to growth with the company the moment they step foot through the doors.Cons
It is a lot of intense work. The goals is to own your own company by building it from the ground up so in order to succeed you must dedicate a large amount time working hard. Its a very rigorous training program where you have to be strong minded enough to handle objections with an understanding that you must fail pick yourself up and start over to in order to succeed.Advice to ManagementAdvice
The best way to progress quickly in this business is to be selfless. Its a people helping people business, so if you are able to put someone else's happiness and goals before yours you'll be more successful. The greatest leaders are those who help without looking for recognition or reciprocation - they just genuinely are interested in someone else's well being.RecommendsPositive Outlook
Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
- Application Details
I applied online. The process took 2 days – interviewed at Global Marketing Consultants in May 2012.Interview Details
I saw a posting for a marketing associate/consultant online, and sent my resume on Friday. I received what appeared to be a standard "we are interested" email on Saturday. I gave them a call on Monday, and I spoke with the HR person. She was really good at selling the job (it sounded like she said the same thing a lot - I don't know if she was reading from a script or she just memorized her spiel), saying that they were looking for 10 people (5 for a banking workgroup and 5 for a nonprofit workgroup), her bosses were really interested in my resume, and asked me to come in for an interview on Tuesday. She said that it was a brief interview, about 20 mins. Dress code is business professional.
I arrived at their office on Tuesday, and it appeared that they had just moved into the space recently to me since there was a computer printout sign on the front of their office suite instead of more professional signage. I went in, was asked if I was there for an interview, and I was asked to fill out a one-page application that had most of the standard stuff (places of employment, references, and interestingly, emergency contact). I filled it out, handed in my resume, and waited for maybe 5 minutes before my interview.
I was expecting a brief interview, but not as brief as my interview was. It was maybe 7 minutes. Instead of meeting with one of the two people I was told that was going to interview with, I met with a third person. My interviewer had a very brusque style. I was asked to give three words to describe myself and where I see myself in five years. He told me that he was looking to assemble a sales team to do business to business sales for an energy client they recently acquired. Once I told him that I was not comfortable selling, he stood up, said thank you for coming in and have a nice day.
About 30 minutes after my interview, the HR person called me just to see how the interview went, was I able to get there ok, and she said that she was going to follow-up for me. From reading other interview posts, I am glad that they have a second interview, because it most be difficult to hire just off that very brief first interview. Honestly, I do not think I am getting a second interview with this company. If the HR person told me on the phone that they were looking to put together a sales team, I would have declined an in-person interview. If you are not a sales person, and you do not feel comfortable selling or persuading people to buy products and services, this probably won't be a good fit for you.No OfferNeutral ExperienceAverage Interview
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