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    Sales Rep, Youth Division

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    Current Employee - Sales Representative
    Current Employee - Sales Representative

    I have been working at Riddell full-time (more than 8 years)


    I started at the bottom and worked my way up. In an industry and company full of former pro athletes you still have a chance to make a name yourself.
    The culture is one of a family really. Employees are typically eager to help.
    During and after football season there isn't much to do so break out the golf clubs and tune your banjo, you'll only work a few hours per day.
    The products offered sell themselves.
     Best name in sports

    You can earn 6 figures if you do it right..


    During the months of July and August you will want to eat a bullet for breakfast. By lunchtime you'll wish you had.
    You might drive for 5-6 hours for a 10 minute presentation and never get the sale.Many customers wrongly assume that since Riddell is the best brand, they cost the most. Not true in all cases. Often they will use your quotes against you just to make a competitor lower his price.

    Most youth leagues are run by volunteers so you might make a great connection only to see him or her leave in a season or two, then you have to start from square one.Also, these same people work all day so meetings take place on evenings and weekends mostly.

    Customers act like they are spending their life savings and act dirt cheap. They often expect a Ferrari on a VW budget and won't let up. They will knowingly allow you to write out your commission just to get the order and can't care less about your earning a living.

    Many youth leagues just won't pay their bill, leaving you holding the bag and turning into a collection agent for the rest of the year.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work. analyze profitability rather than sales figures. Any rep can give away a million dollars of gear but can he collect it all? The guy selling 100k and collecting 100k is a better rep. as far as keeping him around.

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    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Riddell in February 2014.

    Interview Details

    The interview is through Kelly Services. There was an appointed interview 2 weeks later after I applied. The interview was brief and friendly. Questions asked was my work experience and when I was willing to start working. After filling out the appriopiate paperwork we were taken to a training area where we watched training videos on the process of the equipment, reconditiong and the safety procedures and standards given to said equipment as well as the ex;pected work experience in Riddell.

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    • There were no difficult questions. The interview was straight forward and brief.   Answer Question
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    The salary was already in place for the position.
    Accepted Offer
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Website www.riddell.com
Headquarters Rosemont, IL
Size 150 to 499 Employees
Founded 2004
Type Unknown
Industry Information Technology
Revenue $25 to $50 million (USD) per year
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