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    A Great Introduction to Sales

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    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Lubbock, TX
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Lubbock, TX

    I have been working at Vector Marketing part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    You get the opportunity to sell a high end product, not garbage, work with motivated and helpful co-workers and the oppertunity to make much more than a typical college student can make. I had a great manager who seemed to genuinely care about my success and taught me the mindset of a sales person. I know most people don't have any success then they quit early and call it a 'scam' when it is actually a great education in sales where if you put in effort you can easily make $250-500 a week working less than 20 hours. I learned how to talk to people more effectively which helps me because I was somewhat introverted beforehand. To build a team environment my office would plan to go out once a week to play golf or eat and managers would be at the office at 7 in the morning for reps who called them and said they needed extra help. They want management who not necessarily have been there the longest but sell the most so if you make the company a lot of money they'll promote you in your first week.

    Cons

    This is what they don't tell you which is important. When you run out of phone numbers you run out of pay checks. They teach you how to grow your list of prospects and don't fire employees unless they haven't set an appointment in over a month but most people get frustrated after a few days and quit on their own. The first class of the summer which I had started with all quit by their third week and over the next three months about 20% of recruits in each class would stay over 2 weeks.

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    There's not much management can do. The entry sales job requires no previous experience and you can't keep people with no resolve from applying.

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Vector Marketing Interviews

Updated Jan 21, 2015
Updated Jan 21, 2015

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    Sales Representative Interview

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    Very straightforward interview. Mostly behavioral questions to see if you'd be a good fit for the team. The one on one interview is followed by a group interview. The manager will tell you his/her decision that day.

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Website www.vectormarketing.com
Headquarters Olean, NY
Size 150 to 499 Employees
Founded 1985
Type Subsidiary or Business Segment
Industry Business Services
Revenue $50 to $100 million (USD) per year

Vector Marketing makes the cut in cutlery sales. The company, a subsidiary of CUTCO, manages the marketing and direct sales functions of sister company Cutco Cutlery, which is the largest kitchen cutlery manufacturer in North America. The firm and its Canadian counterpart, Vector Marketing Canada, enlist a legion of some 40,000 college students as representatives who make home visits to demonstrate and sell Cutco products. Cutco's product portfolio includes butcher knives, pizza cutters, paring knives, carving forks, ice cream scoops, and other kitchen utensils. Vector... More

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