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    Former Employee - Sales  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Sales in New York, NY

    I worked at Langenscheidt


    Compensation can be fair if managers favor you .
    Medical benefits are good.
    People who are employed there are friendly and genuine.
    Small company.


    If you work hard to make your goals, management will try to reduce compensation so as to show higher profits. You end up working longer hours showing higher sales for less compensation. This is accomplished by an unfair bonus structure. You may work all year, only to find out that you have not attained minimum sales, therefore you receive NO compensation for that year. This is a wonderful tool for management. You chase the carrot, never to catch it.

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    Compensate sales people monthly.
    Show more interest in helping to create sales by having COMPETENT SALES MANAGERS evaluate and recommend sales solutions in daily functions. Careful attention to small details, can result in bigger sales.
    Create UNBIASED reviews of employees. An employee who is singled out will feel abused and berated.
    When having sales meetings, concentrate on problems of sales people, rather than management shortfalls.
    Make salary raises commensurate with performance,(not personal feelings). Evan a small raise of two percent, can give an employee a feeling of worth which will result in better moral and more profits.
    Do not MICRO MANAGE. A good employee will want to succeed if he is given respect and the ability to control and hone his business acumen.
    In these hard times it is important to hire and retain the best sales people. I hope my suggestions will help this company realize some of its shortfalls.

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Headquarters Munich, Germany
Size Unknown
Founded Unknown
Type Company - Private
Industry Media
Revenue Unknown / Non-Applicable per year

Langenscheidt doesn't get lost in translation. The publisher is known for its bilingual dictionaries, foreign language reference materials, road maps, and travel guidebooks. Brands include Berlitz, Langenscheidt, Arrow, Hammond, and Insight Guides. Langenscheidt operates nearly 40 companies including 25 publishing houses in 11 countries. Its catalog contains more than 10,000 titles. In addition, the company offers translation services and online foreign language dictionaries. Gustav Langenscheidt founded the company in 1856; his descendants still operate the company.

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