I worked at Varipoint
I got more life experience out of this job than anything else I've done in my life. I left to complete my undergraduate degree in engineering but I might just come back to this company afterwards. I learned a lot about communication and using sales in my everyday life. My social life went through the roof while being employed at this job because of the sales experience haha and the management training is the center piece of my résumé now
The cons would be different for every person. For me, I'm an awkward person so the sales didn't come as easily for me but luckily everyone was super friendly enough to give me lots of help that I ended up doing really well!
Also, some people may not like the 100% commission option so they might pick the salary plus partial commission option but you end up making a lot more money doing 100% commission because the superior product was really easy to sell!
Advice to Management
Maybe try to streamline the interview process because I didn't know how awesome the company was until I started!
Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
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I applied online. The process took 3 days – interviewed at Varipoint (Pittsburgh, PA) in February 2014.
I saw a posting on indeed for smgi (which had great glassdoor reviews) and sent in my resume. The next day I get an email saying I was a qualified candidate and to call and set up an interview time with smgi. My call went unanswered and the HR manager called me the next day to confirm the interview with the hiring manager.
After arriving a half hour early for the interview I started looking for more info on the company on my phone and the red flags were everywhere. After looking up the address I see that Varipoint is listed as the tenant and not smgi. Varipoint has lots more negative feedback than smgi but I already drove over there so I figure it can't hurt to go to the interview. In the office I filled in a brief sign in with a few questions and see there are already other people waiting for interviews which I see as another red flag. The other applicants were kind of skeptical as well. When it was my turn I saw that the person emailing me as the HR manager was also the hiring manager, another red flag. I asked her why the office said varipoint while all emails were smgi. She said they were dissolving varipoint to become smgi and were negotiating with the office building to get the signs changed. After saying nothing of substance for 10-15 mins she asked my schedule for the following week for a follow up interview. The interview was conveniently scheduled from 2-7 PM, when I asked why it was so long she would not give details other than you would be with an experienced team member. I've since learned that the second interview is watching someone go door to door and peddle their product. You are supposed to ask your questions on the second interview. They didn't even bother to change from the standard MLM interview process.
If you are looking for a real job don't apply here. They look for the young and those desperate for a job, like me.
- None, it was mostly the hiring manager throwing out annoying buzz words and being vague. My questions went unanswered. Answer Question
Reasons for Declining
This is a MLM scheme and not a real job. The sales pitch online is misleading. There is no marketing component and you sell Verizon FIOS and Direct Energy door to door.
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