CPI Security Systems

  www.cpisecurity.com
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LIARS LIARS LIARS - REVOLVING DOOR WITH SALES REPS

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Business Solutions Representative in Greensboro, NC
Former Employee - Business Solutions Representative in Greensboro, NC

I worked at CPI Security Systems full-time (less than an year)

Pros

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

Cons

This 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weekends for a peanuts of a pay plan that is from the 80's. The equipment sold is 30 year old equipment that is so outdated it still has wires and keypad buttons...really???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 ManagementAdvice

Stop 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.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook

9 Other Employee Reviews for CPI Security Systems (View Most Recent)

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  1.  

    Great experience, receptive and involved leadership

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

    I have been working at CPI Security Systems

    Pros

    Fun work atmosphere, beautiful campus, excellent colleagues, a truly wonderful place to work!

    Cons

    there are no cons to working here. CPI is growing fast, so there are challenges yo our work environment but we're it together.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    never lose your culture!!!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Awesome company with GREAT culture!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC

    I have been working at CPI Security Systems full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The CEO and company focus a lot on employees which has lead to great tenure. They also participate in a lot of charitable events and spend time giving back to local communities which was important to me when selecting a company to work for.

    Cons

    The company is in the middle of a growth spurt and trying to make changes to accomodate all employees while at the same time keeping the overall goal in mind of expansion. This will come with some growing pains but they have done a great job of doing thier best to check in with employees and try to make as many people happy as possible.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Creating a new tiered system so more tenured employees recieve reviews, raises, and advancement opportunities first but also ensuring that all employees do get the opportunity to have a review and chance for a raise.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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