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Acquirent Reviews

Updated July 29, 2014
Updated July 29, 2014
24 Reviews

3.8
24 Reviews
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Acquirent Chairman and CEO Joseph Flanagan
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  1.  

    Great experience

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

    Pros

    This is a great place to start out in sales

    Cons

    There is no room for career advancement after about a year

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Bubble Gum Company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Executive  in  Evanston, IL
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Evanston, IL

    Pros

    Location-It's close to public transportation

    Cons

    Instability-they put people on accounts based on how they look, not based on their skills.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to retain the good reps instead of allowing them to leave.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Acquirent Response

    Jul 1, 2014Executive Vice President

    Thanks for your feedback and candor. I am sorry that you had a negative experience at Acquirent. We pride ourselves on being an amazing place to work and on having an open door policy throughout ... More

  3.  

    Great atmosphere and company overall

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The atmosphere is great and very positive. The partners Joe, Geoff and Jeff are awesome and very knowledgeable..so spend as much time around them as you can. Most of the managers are pretty cool too. They do put a lot of effort in to their training. Great for someone right out of college because it really does teach you a lot.

    Cons

    There is really no room for advancement at all. The salary is definitely really low compared to a lot of other sales jobs so if you have any experience in the field this probably isn't the right place for you. Also, the focus most of the time is the quantity of calls you're making, not the quality. They're very strict on the 8-5 because there is a morning meeting every day which gets a little redundant. Also this is inside sales so it can get boring real quick because a lot of the accounts aren't really sales it's just appointment setting. (Although that's most inside sales jobs).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on the quality of people's conversations and not the dial requirement and don't micromanage!! Otherwise, you're doing a great job.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Get place to learn about sales!

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    it was my first professional job and I learned a lot about sales. The company offers a lot of different opportunities to learn about sales techniques.

    Cons

    Base salary is low and there isn't a lot of opportunity outside of sales.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    More than a great sales company, Acquirent is a great sales training company.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Executive  in  Evanston, IL
    Current Employee - Sales Executive in Evanston, IL

    Pros

    Lively and encouraging environment, great sense of camaraderie, great management, consistent, great integration of technology.

    Cons

    Nothing too far from any other cold-calling sales job. Only thing is that there is no real room for growth within the company. They only hire their management from outside the company. However, it is an inside sales outsourcing company so it is possible to be pick up by the client you sell for, which is definitely growth. Acquirent acknowledges that as well, and is happy to watch its employees grow and progress to better things.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be on time and do your best.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    This is the best company Ever!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative  in  Evanston, IL
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Evanston, IL

    Pros

    The company culture is awesome. They offer every single tool possible to help reps become successful. Including mentors, daily motivation and incredible support from knowledgeable management.

    Cons

    The sales role can be tough, you must have tough skin. However that's an indivual trait, and doesn't reflect on the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep Doing what you do. Its because of management and the company dynamic, why we enjoy coming in everyday.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Acquirent Response

    Mar 24, 2014Executive Vice President

    Thank you very much for the great feedback. We all try very hard to make this a great place to come to work. The culture is a reflection of the fantastic people we have in this organization. This ... More

  8.  

    Perfect environment for young sales people

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Executive  in  Evanston, IL
    Current Employee - Sales Executive in Evanston, IL

    Pros

    Competitive atmosphere with a solid management team who provides you with the tools to be successful.

    Cons

    Winter Commute from the city can be a drag

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue with the positive attitude towards your sales people, the morning meetings are a great way to start the day.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Acquirent is a great place to learn, grow and develop in your sales career

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Evanston, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Evanston, IL

    Pros

    Lots of sales training and support. Opportunity to work in different industries/sales cycles/type of sale. The partner's really care about their employees. The company has grown a lot in a short period of time.

    Cons

    Acquirent would benefit from more bandwidth and managers. Acquirent needs stronger career pathing. Each account is unique and has it's own strengths and challenges.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Morning meetings are fantastic and a great way to start the day.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great concept, good company, hit or miss clients.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Executive  in  Evanston, IL
    Former Employee - Sales Executive in Evanston, IL

    Pros

    Lots of great, fun, young people who like to work hard and play hard. Relatively flat hierarchy, so it's easy to get the ear of management when you need something.

    Cons

    As a sales company, you get a fairly small salary and the rest comes from commissions. The potential earnings vary greatly depending on the project (client) to whom you are assigned. Unfortunately, many projects are either trial runs for unproven products, or clients with a limited budget that cant afford to fund the project long enough for the sales team to gain traction. As such, some teams were very successful and profitable, while others were stuck for long periods of time on projects that weren't very lucrative.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Acquirent Response

    Mar 24, 2014Executive Vice President

    Thanks for your candor and feedback. I agree with you that one of our biggest strengths is our people. We can't stress that enough. One of the challenges (but exciting parts) we face is dealing ... More

  11.  

    Great culture, Great leadership, Great Company to Begin your career.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Energetic Positive Diverse Company Culture

    Cons

    limited upward movement and high turnover

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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