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So far so good, but time to take the next step!

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Current Employee - Senior Business Development Representative  in  Los Angeles, CA
Current Employee - Senior Business Development Representative in Los Angeles, CA

I have been working at Axceler

Pros

Moved into this role after spending a year working as a project broker and hit the road running the first day. No experience in telesales was necessary as training was provided on the desk, helping me shift into a serious sales position. The immediate advantage you gain is that you are taught to work every aspect of the deal, from cold call to evaluation to negotiation to purchasing. This is not your typical software company where you spend a year generating leads and waiting for the chance to inch your way up a ladder. Commission is not given, but easily attainable if you stick to the intense work ethic. Also, it doesn’t hurt going out as an office and letting the managers pick up the tab every now and then. There are no cubicles or offices as everything you do in the office is in full view of the entire sales team so mistakes cannot be swept under the rug (in a good way). Above all, after 6 months of working here you receive no less than 10 messages from competitors and other ISV’s to come work for their company. For a first job in sales, it will definitely give you the skills necessary to move around the sales game and make an immediate impact at whichever organization you end up with.

Cons

Who wants to start off making $35,000? If you plan on having fun that will barely cover costs. This is the motivation for getting you to either get good fast or jump ship quick. Make no mistake, you can definitely make the money you want but not without earning it. And that means always coming into work on your game, no room for hangovers, always on your feet type atmosphere. Not your typical 9-5 job, so you can expect to go home exhausted on a regular basis.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Invest into the existing structure, marketing, and improve the hiring process. I understand that we had another record breaking year, but now it’s time that we see the fruits of our labor (beyond just our paychecks).

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  1. 5 people found this helpful  

    Management is ruthless to employees, but if one can stand it then there is opportunity to make $

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    Former Employee - Account Executive  in  Woburn, MA
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Woburn, MA

    I worked at Axceler

    Pros

    Opportunity to make money in long term.
    Large target market.
    Growing company.
    Young environment/coworkers (sales team must avg age around 25).

    Cons

    Long hours, must do outside work on weekends and during lunches in order to keep up with it all. Little to no information given to you as a new employee until after the first month or so. One must be able to literally scream and yell at customers in order to please management. Extremely high paced and cut throat environment. Average over 150 phone calls a day. Not allowed to sit at times and not allowed to hang up phone except for lunch hour. Coworkers and Management breath down your throat constantly to ensure you are staying loud, and fast paced. Pay is okay but hours make it equal close to 12/hour in the end.

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    Management was honest during interview about the fact that they were looking for 'Sharks and Wolves' for their sales teams but the work environment is horrific. The employees have fun after hours at times but the senior staff does not bother connecting with the new employees (probably because of the high turnover). Finding a way to make the new people more comfortable will make them more apt to come out of there shell and put it all out on the line to sell the product. Being overly pushy is okay at times but the management and senior staff need to take a step back and let people breath.

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  2.  

    OK

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    Former Employee - Account Executive  in  Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Boston, MA

    I worked at Axceler

    Pros

    fun work environment, great product which basically sells itself.

    Cons

    there is really no work life balance, work 7:30-6 at a minimum.

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