CPI Security Systems
1.8 of 5 5 reviews
www.cpisecurity.com Charlotte, NC 150 to 499 Employees

CPI Security Systems Reviews

Updated May 24, 2014

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Kenneth J Gill

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25% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Great Learning opportunity

    Securiy Consultant (Current Employee)
    Raleigh, NC

    ProsThis a great opportunity to learn the in's and out's of in home sales. Once you figure it out a pretty decent income can be earned.

    ConsBe prepared to knock on a lot of doors

    Advice to Senior ManagementAlthough there are a lot of great benefits, the lack of respect for your sales teams work life balance is very evident

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    Immoral and Unethical Leadership

    Senior Leader (Current Employee)
    Charlotte, NC

    ProsThe bottom line is this company would be excellent if all of the senior leadership was removed including the owner. The products, services and employees are top notch.

    ConsSenior leadership not only puts their toes on the moral and ethical line but they jump over it daily. This is due to the direction and orders of the CEO. I know this first hand as I was part of this team and asked to do things that kept me up at night.

    Advice to Senior ManagementRead a few books on leadership, calibrate your moral compass and remember that 400+ good people work for you. They look up to you to guide them in their career path.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Excellent company and product

    Business Solutions Representative (Former Employee)
    Charlotte, NC

    Prosgreat company, great product, good comission structure

    Consstraight comission, one call sales expected

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great to Customers Horrible on Sales Reps

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsRemember that you are in an interview with a manager who was once a sales rep who is trying to sell the company on you.

    ConsI had my interview and after 32 years in the workforce, I have all the right questions to ask before making a career change. After the first 3 months were over the rules that weren't mentioned came to the surface. You have to fight to make sure you get paid your commission. They paint a rosie picture of the commercial end but they are not very competitive in that segment. The draw that they promise you also gets taken away after two bad weeks. I have seen too many good people come and go into this company because of pay disputes and lack of management support.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    LIARS LIARS LIARS - REVOLVING DOOR WITH SALES REPS

    Business Solutions Representative (Former Employee)
    Greensboro, NC

    ProsResidential business is their niche, they advertise adequately for this market. That's it.

    ConsThis company is trying to get into commercial sales and service but they don't have a clue. The corporate clerks treat everybody rude through emails copying every one in the company often times chastising you by mistake. The corporate clerks can also override the VP of Sales or any other Manager above them, they kill deals for stupid reasons and they don't get installed and the sales people are falsely blamed.
    This company loves you as long as you drink the cool aid and work from 8am to 10 pm each night including weekends for a peanuts of a pay plan that is from the 80's. The equipment sold is 30 year old equipment that is so outdated it still has wires and keypad buttons...really??? Buttons??? lol
    There are 80 emails a day of butt kissing saying..."I set two appointments for tomorrow" well, that's your job congratulations. If you are not in your twenties with no spouse, kids, or a life, and willing to work for commission only, then you will not last here.
    Most Managers have less sales experience and/or training than their underlings.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop hiring people for business sales that have never been in the business, exspecially, since you do not train for business AT ALL.
    Many of your Managers have less experience than their underlings, this is both in Sales and Operations.
    Corporate $10 per hour clerks think they are over everyone, even your corporate officers. They are extremely rude to all sales reps over email, and they are costing you millions of dollars in business every year that the competition is getting because they will not install a deal over something stupid.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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