AppStar Financial

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Great Intro to Sales!

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Sales Representative in Minneapolis, MN
Former Employee - Sales Representative in Minneapolis, MN

I worked at AppStar Financial part-time (more than a year)

Pros

Booked appointments for sales reps, 1-1 coaching from manager, as much involvement as you require, time off is available

Cons

It's credit card processing...it can be a brutal business

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Keep honesty and integrity top notch! Make sure to process at rates quoted!

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    Good introductory experience to sales

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Client Consultant in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Client Consultant in Minneapolis, MN

    I worked at AppStar Financial full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    AppStar Financial will train you, provide ongoing sales training and get you started. The rest is up to you. They are great at ongoing support and keeping you on track with your goals.

    Cons

    It's sales, so there are the typical cons as far as outside sales are concerned. The credit card industry is riddled with people that will flat out lie to get the deal...Beware if you're asked or encouraged to lie or "just don't tell the whole truth."

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The only advice that I have is uphold your integrity. Lying only hurts the people out in the field...Bad news travels quickly and thus they don't get any referrals.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Spinning your Wheels!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Client Representative in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Client Representative in Chicago, IL

    I worked at AppStar Financial full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    - 2-3 leads per day provided by company
    - good income potential presented by HR
    - paid Rep for completed sales next day after installed.
    - no cost training (training completed by a group training call)
    - no charge-backs

    Cons

    - Bad Leads
    - Manager not always available to help close deals (on phone helping other Reps)
    - Target customers have been lied to by other companies prior to you trying to close them
    - Asked to sale at a high profit margin. I wasn't allowed to get the deal if I had a merchant on the fence!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Must improve leads! It was clear that some leads were not scrubbed properly. Felt like the call center got credit for booking a lead (Good or Bad). You cannot send a Rep to a location without first confirming the address! I had a number of these type leads. Also had a manager (Freudian slip) tell me that I had to work like hell to get 10 deals/month!!! What? I didn't sign up for 10 deals per month!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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