Cydcor

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Cydcor Reviews

Updated November 18, 2014
Updated November 18, 2014
50 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great Place to work.

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

    I have been working at Cydcor

    Pros

    Company Values and professional development is great

    Cons

    No cons to report really.

    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    It is what it is. . .

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

    I have been working at Cydcor full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    You can learn very basic business skills and some business acumen. You also will get to hear some really moving/inspiring speeches.

    Cons

    Simply put, the system. Period.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change the system. Don't treat people like #'s.
    "People helping People" ...so let's make sure we aren't exploiting people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    A Pyramid Scheme disguised as a 'Management Development Program'. It is a complete scam.

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

    I worked at Cydcor full-time

    Pros

    The people you would work with are generally friendly and energetic with a drive to succeed like you would not believe.

    Cons

    They lure you in with promises of great pay, a friendly environment, and the ability to begin your own branch in a reasonable amount of time (>2 years). Only one of those things is true. They do not tell you that your pay is 100% commission based and that your work is not paying you, it is paying THEM. You will be told that anything less than a 12 hour day is worthless, and your only day off will be Sunday. Your entire paycheck will go to gas which will make it impossible to develop the business professional wardrobe they insist upon during your time in the office (9am-1:30pm). From 1:30pm to 8pm, you are expected to drive as far as they need (there is no compensation for gas), and solicit door-to-door for their current campaign.
    There are no health benefits. The money you strive for does not go to you. 10% goes to you IF you can con some poor fool into signing up for the current product. 10% goes to your 'team leader' for the day. Another 20% to the person who interviewed you. The rest? That goes straight into the branch owners pocket.
    On average, you will work 60+ hours a week. At Government minimum wage, that is approximately $500+ a week. At this company, you will be lucky to make $200 a week on average.
    My true realization of how terrible this company was came from my first business trip. After work (around 11pm) a small team of us was to take a 2 hour drive to another office to see how they worked. While on the road, it was revealed to me that the company does not like to provide airfare as it is too expensive, and my coworkers told me about the 10-30 hour drives they would have to take to go to other cities. The icing on the cake was when we arrived, instead of a hotel like a normal company, we would be staying at a STRANGER'S HOME, the manager of that city's branch (once again, it seemed too expensive to provide their employees a hotel). Six of us were expected to be comfortable on a couch and air mattress. The company does not pay for your food on the business trips, either.
    Do not be lured into this.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Set a base pay for employees, and a weekly gas card (or gas compensation in general). Stop being cheap.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Interesting experience with shady practices

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Saint Louis, MO

    I worked at Cydcor full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Office culture is upbeat and energetic with employees that are excited to start the day. There is a team of people around you that wants you to constantly succeed.

    Cons

    The team of people around that wants you to succeed actually wants to see themselves succeed even more. The lower on the pyramid-like hierarchy you are, the more dispensable you are.

    No compensation, low pay, and working more than 50 to 60 hours a week. 70% of those hours are walking. 20% of those hours are driving.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have realistic pay for those that are low on the pyramid. Individuals cannot survive on pay that scales out to be less than minimum wage, especially when most of the money you earn goes towards gas

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    A Learning Experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Westlake Village, Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Westlake Village, Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Cydcor full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    “We often miss opportunity because it's dressed in overalls and looks like work” - Thomas Edison. If you are willing to learn the business, you love working with people, and want to gain business acumen then this is a great place to work. The company headquarters promotes a collaborative work environment where you can get involved in many different departments and parts of the business. This a great place to figure out your strengths and explore opportunities. If you are working in the field, you are right it is commissions only and we do this because we bring our clients leads and you are paid per lead. This is actually a pretty common model if you are familiar with sales. The real purpose of working in the field is to learn the sales techniques, customer relationship building, to build confidence in presenting a sales pitch and other business basics. Once you get that and you meet the requirements you can open your own office. This is unique entrepreneurial environment is not for everyone.
    If your are willing to take risks, be a team player, and you want to take on a leadership position then this is a great environment to work in!

    Cons

    There are many pieces to the business. You have to know the core of the business model which is sales! So you have got to learn relationship building, customer relationships, and be willing to step outside of your comfort zone! Not everyone is up for the challenge so be honest with yourself but know that with great risk comes great reward. This business is entrepreneurial which means we try to new business techniques to see what could improve our business. If you can't work through change or uncertainty then be honest with yourself and pick something safer.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    Growing and Learning

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cydcor full-time

    Pros

    Cydcor
    - Focuses on developing people, creating opportunities for both internal team members and highly visible clients.

    - Creates energetic work environment with productive and results-oriented values

    - Embodies fun, innovative and philanthropic corporate culture

    - Nurtures and encourages entrepreneurship within the organization and provides a generous support system for team member ideas

    Cons

    The Company is growing exponentially, which comes with growing pains. Its leadership team works closely with internal and external talents to adapt to the growing future and create more opportunities.

  8.  

    Great place to work!

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

    I have been working at Cydcor full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    I love the people I work with, Cydcor is constantly striving to improve, fair compensation, autonomy in the work environment, good benefits, great company culture

    Cons

    Could have better training opportunities for employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Dream Come True

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

    I have been working at Cydcor full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    I've been working at headquarters for 6 months and I can say every day is an amazing and exciting challenge. There is constant support from management and the executive team as their own work ethic inspires me to continue to push myself. The opportunities here are endless as the company is growing at an incredible rate. The positive and fun culture here is infectious as everyone gets along and works as a team. There is a never ending sense of urgency to help the field as well as our clients. Problem solving, critical and creative thinking, efficiency, collaboration, self-development, strong and consistent work ethic as well as a positive and happy attitude are all revered here at Cydcor.

    Cons

    Long working hours at times, but this is all self imposed. Some of the processes are very manual, which is well known and there is a huge effort to minimize/eliminate this sore spot as the company continues to grow.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great work! Management is always striving for their employees' personal development and this is much appreciated.

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

    Corporate Office- A starting place for those who have never worked before, not professionals!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Westlake Village, Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Westlake Village, Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Cydcor full-time

    Pros

    They will push you out of your comfort zone and you will learn about the sales industry. You will also grow by learning to work with different personalities (be warned some of which are abusing and are not punished because of their position at company!) and multitasking like a mad person. You will have the opportunity to run meetings and can push yourself as hard as you want. It's a very young office culture with ping pong and perks like a cereal bar.

    Cons

    Working there was stifling and depressing. When interviewing, they will never be able to describe the pressure of the working environment. You not only have to learn the systems and processes created for this industry, which is all this made up terminology and procedures, but also make sure you have a career path in mind that you are putting in extra work towards. To keep within budgets and because they cannot retain staff, you will have a workload equivilant to two or more people. Compensation will not reflect this extra work.

    At the end of the day, your job is to keep the offices selling and happy. Even when they break rules, you will have to scold them yet protect them which goes against everything the company claims to be. Bottom line, the company is formed around favoritism, people stomping on one another to get ahead, and shady treatment of employees. This explains why the culture is so young (fresh grads) they don't know better- most people are out the door after a couple of years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    When employees are crying due to stress and workload, it may be a good time to make changes.

    Doesn't Recommend
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    One of the best places I've ever worked.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Westlake, LA
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Westlake, LA

    I have been working at Cydcor full-time

    Pros

    Excellent opportunity for smart, ambitious, driven individuals. The leadership team is opportunistic and sets you up for success. Recognition of hard work and successes are a common practice here. No matter what department you are in, if you take the initiative - you will have the opportunity to develop professionally - comparable to MBA+ level skills. Salary and vacation are good and there are company wide bonus opportunities. Cydcor values giving back to communities and helping people in need. You know you are making a difference in many lives when you work here.

    Cons

    There are some growing pains - not a bad problem to have though. This company has a bright future and makes appropriate changes to adapt to their growing future.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I've had a great experience here because of the openness to new ideas and change, emphasis on personal development and mentorship, which stems from the top down. This is unique and a valuable culture that truly makes a difference to employees in their personal and professional life. Very appreciative.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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