America II Reviews

Updated June 17, 2015
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  1. Tread carefully

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    Current Employee - Sales in Saint Petersburg, FL
    Current Employee - Sales in Saint Petersburg, FL

    I have been working at America II

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great atmosphere and culture, long term opp is good, good for entry level w rights manager fit.

    Cons

    The pay is very low for this kind of work. The pay grade is for inside telesales but they want strategic account mamagement.

    Advice to Management

    The upper mamagement has a vision but no plan, and no way for sales people to get there and then mentality on the floor is churn, burn and rip the deal. It's time to decide what kind of company America II wants to be.


  2. Great Company

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

    I have been working at America II full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Solid Company and is in the process of re-tooling to meet the needs of its customers in a highly volatile marketplace.

    Cons

    Vacation is non-negotible with new-hires.


  3. Great company sorry managers.

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    Former Employee - Sales in Saint Petersburg, FL
    Former Employee - Sales in Saint Petersburg, FL

    I worked at America II

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Cafe, Great Co-Workers, Off on Holidays

    Cons

    Terrible management, stressful, ton of cold calling


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  5. Was a great place to work a few years ago.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at America II full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    A lot of paid time off, and you can accrue it over time. 401k with match, insurance (not real cheap). The people that work there are the best. As in "the little people". There is still a family feeling among the workers. They pull together when someone is in need.

    Cons

    Pay is low to start and raises are minimal. The upper management is cold and values of the workers is very low.

    Advice to Management

    Treat people with some respect.


  6. Very poor work place

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    Former Employee - Inside Sales in Saint Petersburg, FL
    Former Employee - Inside Sales in Saint Petersburg, FL

    I worked at America II full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good initial training, a lot of stock, most of the sales people are good people.

    Cons

    Sales people are treated very poorly, they lie about the cost of stock so they can pay less commission to their sales people, they make you sign a 2-year non-compete and even if they lay you off they will still sue you if you get a job with a competitor (so they basically expect you to either not work or start a whole new career). I would never recommend anyone I know to work for America II. They are a very greedy company.

    Advice to Management

    Stop treating your sales people like children and maybe there wouldn't be so many of them quitting to start their own companies and compete against you. Also try paying your sales people a fair commission, especially since you inflate the cost of stock items.


  7. Success is no accident?

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Petersburg, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Petersburg, FL

    I worked at America II full-time

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Incredible business model in a challenging global industry. Good logistical support in the warehousing due to technical upgrades by necessity.

    Cons

    Demeritocracy = Challenging corporate environment in which to advance, for one who follows their rules set by 'managers.' By the way, expect their rules to change, monthly and weakly.

    Advice to Management

    Education in sciences will help one understand intelligent feedback when heard. Do what's right. Try being honest. Learn to preserve power. Greed at expense of operations staff is not good. Mature for your market or the market will mature away from you for their own sake.


  8. Only for tough sales talents

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - International Account Representative in Saint Petersburg, FL
    Former Employee - International Account Representative in Saint Petersburg, FL

    I worked at America II full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Fair opportunity to make a nice commission

    Cons

    If you'd like to feel like a human being, this might not be the right place for you

    Advice to Management

    Rethink your policies regarding work shift. An International Account Rep has yo work seven hours before he is able/allowed to take a lunch break


  9. Prepare yourself for the worst corporate experience

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    Former Employee - Information Technology in Saint Petersburg, FL
    Former Employee - Information Technology in Saint Petersburg, FL

    I worked at America II full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Assigned parking spot, two days off for Thanksgiving

    Cons

    Poorly managed, lots of layoffs, no training, lots of disgruntled employees who are loud and abusive to others, very clique, very poor pay, health benefits are too expensive to purchase, forced vacations, lots of ankle-biters, and no incentive to do a great job.

    Advice to Management

    Reward employees who strive to make achievements, offer tuition reimbursement.


  10. America II - work hard, play hard

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing Representative in Saint Petersburg, FL
    Former Employee - Marketing Representative in Saint Petersburg, FL

    I worked at America II full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Working at America II in the marketing department has been very challenging in that the duties I've had evolved over the years. I used to fax a lot. I would create them and then send them out as well as maintain databases. I stopped doing that years ago and started working more with graphic design and designing fliers, posters, and banners. Loved it. Also, the company closes down twice a year and you get paid for it. The CEO knows many people by name and with a large company, that is impressive.

    Cons

    The company has had some massive lay offs recently so the environment has become a little more volatile. Sales reps are struggling and because of that they aren't as sociable as in the past.

    Advice to Management

    I believe that many who come from America II are used to nothing less than top notch service. We strive for quality in all we do.


  11. Top player in the industry, proven quality and customer service, fair with employees. There is still way to do better.

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

    I have been working at America II full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Flexible, open for new ideas, result oriented. Potential to grow.
    Worldwide coverage, global business approach. Flat management structure.

    Cons

    Still focused mainly one area of business and slow reaction to market changes. In this segment of the industry fast response to new challanges is key

    Advice to Management

    Be closer to your sales team, help & coach them to reach success. Be open minded to changes, consider entering new segments that can open up new opportunities



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