CPI Office Products

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CPI Office Products Reviews

Updated July 19, 2014
Updated July 19, 2014
30 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great Money As Long You Work Hard

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    Current Employee - Sales
    Current Employee - Sales

    I have been working at CPI Office Products full-time

    Pros

    Great Pay Great work schedule, awesome facility

    Cons

    The managers micro manage. It could be a more fun environment.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Don't waste your time.

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    Former Employee - Inside Sales  in  Lewisville, TX
    Former Employee - Inside Sales in Lewisville, TX

    I worked at CPI Office Products full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    I was full time for three months. This place is a sweatshop and you can find much better. The quotas are rediculous and in the time I was there, the staff turnover was constant. There are no pros here, just time wasted.

    Cons

    You are selling crap paper with negative margins that effect your minimal commission and promising dreams and sunshine to the smaller companies, yet it's really sneaky price increases over time and a gimmick.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Just shut it down

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Greedy company, bad management

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    Former Employee - Area Manager  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Area Manager in Houston, TX

    I worked at CPI Office Products full-time

    Pros

    The customers are the best thing about this company and base salary is okay at the least. Offers benefits

    Cons

    CPI Office Supplies, also known as CPI One Point. Their management is horrible and degrading to employees. Does not value their employees, micromanages, tracks your every movement, does not give employees time to grow and build revenue, does not really value their customers, money hungry, greedy company! manager has no prior experience as a manager and is a horrible manager to say the least. She has made a few racial statements and also will fire you in front of the employees to "witness" to the firing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire a management team with experience and maturity.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Customer Service Rep

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at CPI Office Products full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Consistent Hours, 1 hour lunch everyday, consistent schedule, benefits are nice, gym on site as well as game room.

    Cons

    Laid off with no notice for no real reason, was hired on in december laid off in january after leaving job with promise of secure job with "new" department that would get rid of current sales team. Manager of team was hot-headed and no real managment experience. Hired on as a customer service rep, told needed to sell with no real sales experience, if you didn't meet call quota or sales for the day you received a talk day after day. No point in defending yourself or others, they attacked who they wanted. Was a football like culture, with the big dogs picking on the little ones and not being able to grow or have a voice. NO VACATION YOUR FIRST YEAR.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If your company isn't about to tank, give employees a notice before you think about laying them off because of quota's not met when all you needed to do was give more training instead of this is what you should do. When you hire CSR have them work as that and not as sales. Listen to Christina Fischer more.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Sweat Shop Micro Managing Commission Cutting Prison

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    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative  in  Lewisville, TX
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Lewisville, TX

    I worked at CPI Office Products full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The salary is decent at best.

    Cons

    They set very hard to reach goals and cut your commission if you don't attain said goals. The only people who attain said goals for the most part are those that inherit others accounts when they leave or get fired to where they have built in business. They count calls including the amount of minutes you are on the phone and expect you to hit both every day. They walk around watching everyone very closely and listen to all of your calls. They get on to you when you get up to go to the bathroom. They fire people so often it is like they are doing it for fun. Management is just former high performing sales reps that don't know how to manage people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire actual people with true management experience and don't micromanage everyone.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Poor

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    Former Employee - Account Executive  in  Lewisville, TX
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Lewisville, TX

    I worked at CPI Office Products full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Starting salary is somewhat decent, some training provided

    Cons

    Work-life balance, salary declining, commissions declining

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Dead end job

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at CPI Office Products

    Pros

    They are pros at screwing you out of commissions! They are pros at fattening their pockets.
    They are pros at micromanaging.
    They are pros at jacking up your goals.
    They are pros at threatening your job.
    They are pros at lying.

    Cons

    They will con you by taking half your pay
    Horrible work atmosphere and management is all involved.
    Soon sales will decline and all customers ran off

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start running cpi as a company, and get a real HR department - one that doesn't follow your every command. CPI is a lawsuit waiting to happen.

  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Inside Sales

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    Former Employee - Inside Sales  in  Lewisville, TX
    Former Employee - Inside Sales in Lewisville, TX

    I worked at CPI Office Products full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    a paycheck, and a broad spectrum of product to offer

    Cons

    Flip through employees constantly , MICRO managed

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Rewarding career with lots of attractive amenities for employees and lucrative commission structures

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Lewisville, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lewisville, TX

    I have been working at CPI Office Products full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    CPI offers a wide variety of amenities for their employees to create a rewarding and friendly environment including: state-of-the-art fitness center, recreational room with an abundance of gaming, fully equipped break room with free refreshments, free on-site medical care and a extremely well manicured facility. Frequent opportunities for additional commissions and prizes are added benefits that create a fun and energetic atmosphere.

    Cons

    Employer doesn't contribute to retirement plan.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep your sales reps that are lackadaisical motivated.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Don't be fooled by the former employees comments.

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    Current Employee - Account Manager/Personal Assistant  in  Lewisville, TX
    Current Employee - Account Manager/Personal Assistant in Lewisville, TX

    I have been working at CPI Office Products full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    CPI takes care of its customers and its employees. I've worked there/here for over 7 years and enjoy the company and the job. They pay well, train well and provide extras like a gym and game room if you want to use them. They also have extra ways to earn more money all the time.

    Cons

    The cons are all of the negative comments from all the former employees posting here. They are not longer with CPI for some reason and need to move on. Those of us who enjoy our jobs and the company are still here and will remain.
    When someone doesn't perform or they make every effort to not do their job and not get caught it affects all of us that do. If you simply do your job and you're not lazy in selling and taking care of your customers you'll be happy.

    Former employees that quit or were termed for whatever need to go find something that they enjoy because I enjoy CPI.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't get down about all the negative comments on this site because its a very small percentage of people. There are still over 150 of us who like and appreciate our jobs.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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