International Sports Management

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    Great B2B Sales Job within the Sports Industry!

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

    I have been working at International Sports Management full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    > I genuinely like everyone I work with. It is a fun atmosphere where talking about sports is something we do each and every day.

    > Generous commission scale. I have worked at other sales jobs where the rate of commission paid is much lower.

    > Vacation is great during the holidays, longer than what you got off when you were in school, and it's paid.

    > I get to be home for dinner with my wife every night during the week, and have every weekend off. Having a set work schedule is nice.

    > Plenty of incentives for producing opportunities, including meals, electronics and sports tickets.

    > You will learn a lot about the way many different businesses are run by talking to their high level executives on a daily bases.

    Cons

    > It can be challenging starting out to get DM's on the phone as it takes a while to get used to the system, but when you get the system down you will be highly rewarded once opportunities start to close.

    > Making 150 plus calls per day is not for everyone.

    > Training can be a bit overwhelming due to lots of new information, but trust the system that they teach you, it works.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    > Maybe touch up training the first few weeks, training refreshers for new hires the first month.

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Updated Oct 28, 2014
Updated Oct 28, 2014

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    Account Executive Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at International Sports Management.

    Interview Details

    Submitted resume through Monster.com, one of the Sales Managers called to discuss the position. Initial phone call lasted about 15-20 minutes, going through brief background of the company, but more importantly, they wanted to discuss my background and what I was looking for. They made no bones about it, letting me know this is a sales position, and that I should be looking for that. They scheduled me for a 1st interview in the office, which was 2 days later. I met with that same Sales Manager, he went through the company, the position (150+ calls each day, moderate research on the side, full benefits, base salary that is not a draw, and uncapped commissions), what they were looking for in terms of this position (both short and long-term) and then had a discussion about my background and skills. Once completed, over the next 48-72 hours (I don't remember exactly) they proceeded to check in with some of my references and a 2nd interview (in-person) was set with the VP. The entire process was very open, which makes sense since they want to be as transparent as possible about the position and the opportunity.

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    • I didn't have a lot of leadership experience leading up to my interview, so describing a situation in which I had to overcome some sort of diversity or problem in a short amount of time, while staying determined and leading a group to do the same was more personal for me than professional.   Answer Question
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Website www.ism-usa.com
Headquarters Chicago, IL
Size 50 to 149 Employees
Founded 1997
Type Company - Private
Industry Business Services
Revenue $1 to $5 million (USD) per year
Competitors Unknown

International Sports Management, Inc. (ISM) is a global event sports marketing and management company, specializing in customized premium sports hospitality packages, event sponsorship sales, and client consulting.

Steeped in experience, ISM is comprised of professionals who continue to deliver proven results in all arenas of sports marketing, for companies in all industries. Whether you need discreet entertainment of elite clients at the Masters in Augusta, want a customized golf experience at Pebble Beach, or require a targeted audience with C-Level corporate... More

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