Austin Communication Group

www.austincommunicationgroup.com
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Austin Communication Group Reviews

Updated July 27, 2015
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  1. Good Place to Grow

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    Former Employee - Sales Supervisor
    Former Employee - Sales Supervisor
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Austin Communication Group full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    I worked at Austin Communication Group for about nine months. I was not your typical employee. I was older and had more sales experience than any other them, heck, pretty much all of them combined. However, that was not the reason I took the position. I was between cable jobs and wanted to get back to my roots of 30 years ago so I started going door to door. I thought I was going to get just a paycheck, but I got so much more. First, the work is hard, but you learn so much about yourself. The job does not build character as much as reveals it. Second, you will get to know a good group of very motivated people that have aspirations far beyond the front of a door. You might find lifelong friends. Third, it's a pretty fun place to work...if you are young and single. And fourth, you will get thousands of dollars worth of sales training for FREE! You might make some decent money along the way and you might want to move up in the company. All in all I would say my association with ACG was very rewarding and would recommend it to anyone out of college that wants to really learn how to sell.

    Cons

    It's hard work and most people don't want to do it. However, if you try you might find out things about yourself that you never knew. You can't really put a price on that.

    Advice to Management

    My owner, Neha, and the other owner, Austin, really care about their people personally. They are there to see them do well in whatever they end up doing. My advice: Keep that attitude.


  2. Awesome

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Austin Communication Group full-time

    Pros

    Cool place to work. Nice coworkers. Good looking boss.

    Cons

    Very long hours. Work saturdays.


  3. Helpful (3)

    Great experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Entry Level in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Entry Level in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    There is a great mix of teamwork and independence with this company. They manage to bring the whole office together in a great friendly way. The meetings are always organized to be fun for the employees but extremely informational as well. I had a personal coach Mike who has been with the company for several years and is completely dedicated to what they do. It was refreshing and fun to be working with someone who is so in love with what he does. Mike was working with me day and night and he was a great resource for me. He was always available to answer questions I had and it was obvious he wanted me to become the best I could be. What I loved most about the company is they never let me lose sight of what my real goal was. I have a degree in geology and moved to Austin to pursue a career in the field. I made this clear to them when they hired me and it was never a problem; in fact they honed my personal skills in a direction that helped me get my dream job. If you are looking to grow as a individual I highly suggest working with ACG. Personally, I had a short stay with ACG; the only reason I left is because I got hired as a hydrogeologist faster than I anticipated. In my stay at ACG they taught me skills I will carry with me throughout my entire life. I used techniques they taught me in my interviews and I honestly believe this is why I got hired. You can be as smart as the day is long but if you cannot talk or relate to people you will always struggle in the work force. The owners and managers focus on each individual they take on and help develop them in the direction you chose. It was a great feeling having the owners and managers send me off with a big congratulations. They helped me get to where I wanted to be and i honestly felt like there was a mutual sense of gratitude we have for each other.

    Cons

    You have to work hard to be successful in this company. If you can introduce me to a company that you don't have to work hard for to be successful in, I will quit my job right now and come work for you.

    Advice to Management

    Keep taking everyone out for wings and beer every week, that never sucks.

    Austin Communication Group Response

    Jul 6, 2015 – CEO

    We greatly appreciate the words you wrote to us and appreciate your very positive feedback. It is always important for us to leave people in good standings and having learned skills they did not ... More


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  5. Brainwashed

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Austin Communication Group full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Not much at all

    Cons

    Door to Door Sales trying to get people to switch to AT&T and I'm sure the ratings are good cause current employees self rate it.

    Advice to Management

    Tell people the truth don't sugar coat what you actually do


  6. Helpful (3)

    Looking for personal and professional growth? This is the PERFECT job for you!

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director of Recruiting in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Director of Recruiting in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Austin Communication Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I am so grateful for the nearly 3 years I worked at Austin Communication Group. I started working here right after moving across the country and immediately felt welcomed by a huge network that felt more like a family than any other job I'd had. I started entry level, and was pushed every day and every week to get better. I never had to compete with a single person except for my former self. The network of coaching and resources we had available at ACG has helped me grow into a confident, valuable, highly skilled recruiter. I can honestly say that I learned more in the 3 years at Austin Communication Group than I did in the 4 years of college. I am so thankful for the people who helped me gain this skill set, and who always challenged me to be better people. Both Austin and Neha have been the most supportive friends and mentors I've ever had and they both work tirelessly to help their people achieve their goals. I will always bet on the two of them to make things happen with the team!

    Cons

    You are not entitled to anything and you have to work hard to get what you want from this business. I know that might be intimidating, but I don't think we live in a world where you'll get handed the dream job just from having a college degree. You have to prove your worth by working hard, leading with integrity and a positive attitude, and continuously be studying to be a better person. Going into this business I had never thought I had an entrepreneurial mindset and I didn't know what a life in sales would look like. I was challenged in ways that I never experienced in other jobs and it forced me to step up and become the leader I always wanted to be. So, if you don't want to work hard or take time to invest in yourself, this probably won't be a good fit. This job isn't for everyone- so don't take it personally! I loved this job and would hate to see someone pass it up because they are scared to challenge themselves. Challenge yourself and good things happen!

    Advice to Management

    I don't have much advice to the management other than to keep on being the best support team for each other and help each other hit some huge goals! Thanks for all the help and guidance you've given me and I hope I can make you proud in my next endeavor into the recruiting world. I'll never be able to replace the work-family I had at ACG!

    Austin Communication Group Response

    Jun 25, 2015 – CEO

    We definitely appreciated all the hard work you did over your time here and are very happy to see you be successful in the future. Needless to say, without you our office is not going to be the same ... More


  7. Helpful (3)

    A complete joke

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Austin Communication Group full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    There are no pros, only a cult of people who are brainwashed into thinking that their time is actually valued and they will get somewhere if they "work hard enough". It's really pathetic actually.

    Cons

    DOOR TO DOOR SALES. Which is not necessarily a bad job, but if you bust your butt all day and make no sales, you don't get paid at all. Your success rate is almost entirely based on other people and their integrity. How is that in any way fair? My success is determined on if 4 or 5 other people are accountable? What a joke. Also, don't expect any free time. When you get off work at 9:30-10 pm after being there since 10:30 am, you're forced to go to mandatory team nights, and team building nights. If you don't, you will be confronted in front of everyone. Very immature place to work in, don't expect anyone to tell you the truth.

    Advice to Management

    Grow up.

    Austin Communication Group Response

    Jun 25, 2015 – CEO

    First, we apologize sincerely that you found our workplace immature and not able to help you grow as an individual. We always try to part ways with employees on a positive note and are wildly ... More


  8. Helpful (5)

    My experience so far working here has been very uplifting and challenging .

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

    Pros

    Personal Growth, Work Environment , Training , Doni , Dena , and Jennie

    Cons

    I wouldn't change anything !


  9. Helpful (19)

    A lying and awful business

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    If you enjoy lying and screwing people over then this is the job for you. If your highest aspiration is to be like the guys on wolf of wall street this is for you. This job is for those who are okay lying to total strangers just to make a few bucks themself while at the expense of hundreds of dollars for the customer not to mention time after time of having people come and install and uninstall equipment into their home. This job is for those who are okay with hustling and cheating their way to the top. And this job is for those who are okay with the boss who lies to new employees about a bonus that he snakes his way out of.

    Cons

    If you have any morals or values whatsoever this job will not be for you. if you cannot lie to stranger stay straight through your teeth this job is not for you . if you cannot screw someone out of hundreds of dollars just for the sake of your own paycheck this job is not for you . if you want a job that's rewarding and that you feel good about earning your money this job is not for you. if you are looking for a job where your boss actually pays you your bonuses this job is not for you. if you're looking for a job where they actually pay you what you earned this job is not for you.

    Austin Communication Group Response

    Feb 2, 2015 – CEO

    While we appreciate that everyone has the right to state their opinion on Glassdoor, we find this review to be completely unsubstantial and malicious towards both us and our employees. A number of ... More


  10. Helpful (1)

    Not an enjoyable experience

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Dress code, make your own schedule, mobility

    Cons

    Door to door sales, danger ous, bothersome to people

    Advice to Management

    Try a different approach

    Austin Communication Group Response

    Mar 6, 2015 – CEO

    We apologize that you did not enjoy your experience with our company. If you would like to send us an email personally as to why and any specific suggestions that we can implement for the future, we ... More


  11. Helpful (8)

    Amazing company!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Human Resources Manager/Recruiter
    Current Employee - Human Resources Manager/Recruiter
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Austin Communication Group full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Some of the pros of working for this company is definitely the company culture that they provide for their employees. Team nights every week really allows their employees to have a great bond and relationship with each other. Their Management Development Program is extremely effective and teaches you not only the skills necessary to succeed with owning an account but also how to grow and develop personally.

    Cons

    Promotions are not going to come easy, its a lot of hard work and dedication, but well worth it in the long run.

    Austin Communication Group Response

    Dec 5, 2014 – CEO

    Thanks for the feedback! Keep working hard and success will follow!



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