The Garland Company

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    Very difficult but, incredibly rewarding.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Territory Manager
    Current Employee - Territory Manager

    I have been working at The Garland Company full-time

    Pros

    Money- base pay is very good and commissions are based on YOUR (My) hard work. No increasing commission plans for the next year after you knock it out of the park. You kill it, they write the check and say do it again!
    Rewarding- get to be involved to solve people's problems. You are a consultative sales rep as opposed to an order-taker. You help people fix their problems however big or small. Making great professional friends along the way.
    Unbelievable Employee Stock Ownership Plan- 3rd best performing plan in the country and value has never gone down since it's inception. GREAT leadership financially to ensure it continues to grow along with the company as a whole.
    Inclusion- great sense of pride and unity within the organization. We are all in this together.
    Freedom- ability to run your own business and financially benefit from it. All while having the support of the organization.

    (For all those who complained in the interview section, the Corporate office has been at it's current location for over 100 years. It is a key part of continuing to keep overhead down. The company produces and manufacturers building envelope materials, it should not be downtown in the heart of the city.)

    Cons

    Long hours- this is not a job for the weak-spirited. Many hours spent outside of "selling time" to get proposals, budgets and paperwork done. Well worth the effort for those willing to make the effort.
    YOU are on an island in your territory. YOU are accountable for how much or how little you make. YOU create your work schedule. YOU decide when to take a vacation. YOU create your workload and your pipeline.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what your are doing. The plan works. Maybe re-evaluate corporate office employees salaries if all these gripes on here are correct. Just a little bit.

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The Garland Company Interviews

Updated Feb 6, 2015
Updated Feb 6, 2015

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    Territory Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at The Garland Company.

    Interview Details

    It was very lengthy but, all part of the process. had various phone interviews and a personality quiz leading up to face-to-face. The response was prompt after face-to-face to then meet with Regional Manager as final step. Offer was proposed at the completion of that meeting but, was held up roughly 3 weeks from starting which was fine as I was already currently employed.

    Interview Questions
    • -What business books have you read recently?
      -If a great customer of yours, on a Saturday called and really needed you to meet him as he was dealing with some heavy stuff, would you? What if it was your son/daughter's 7th birthday party?
       
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    Accepted Offer
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Website www.garlandco.com
Headquarters Cleveland, OH
Size 150 to 499 Employees
Founded Unknown
Type Company - Private
Industry Manufacturing
Revenue $100 to $500 million (USD) per year
Competitors Unknown

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