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Former Employee - Direct Sales Representative in Union, NJ
Former Employee - Direct Sales Representative in Union, NJ

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

Pros

good money & flexible if you are doing ur job

Cons

not a good environment for female reps. a lot of jealousy

Advice to ManagementAdvice

make sure customer account are fixed.stop trying to date your female sales reps

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Soul-killing, but at least it's a job

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    Former Employee - Call Center Customer Account Executive in Nashville, TN
    Former Employee - Call Center Customer Account Executive in Nashville, TN

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

    Pros

    Above minimum-wage pay, some health benefits (but not really the pay to be able to use them), lots of overtime available.

    Cons

    Corporate thrives by deliberately keeping call center employees confused about the latest pricing (which also makes it very easy for an employee who thinks he/she is following the latest dictate to be fired at any time), life is ruled by ridiculous quotas out the wazoo (and failing to meet any of them can also lead to job dismissal at any given time).

    This is a job where literally every second of your day at work can be and is electronically monitored -- this is because you "punch in" to the work day by logging in to your telephone headset. Computers track in real time not just for your immediate supervisor but across the call center how long you are on a call with every single customer (if you go over a certain time while helping a customer and your supervisor arbitrarily decides today is the day to crack down on that you will receive an IM about it in real time to get off). Your breaks thus are logged and monitored in real time down to the second. The calls are back-to-back from the time of your first phone call to the last. There are people who do not believe there are such Orwellian jobs or technology yet where an employee's "productivity" can be monitored in real time by the second and acted on, but anyone in service-industry type jobs just above the fast-food level or big-box-store level knows this is very much the reality (warehouse employees for online sellers, for example, also are tracked for their productivity from the moment they electronically check in through every single item they scan and package and how many seconds it takes them to reach another bin, etc.). All of this is before you even get to the ridiculous quotas, also monitored and tracked in real time electronically, but many other posters already have hit on that. Your corporate identity is 100 percent numbers 100 percent of the time. But at least it's a job.

    The single most frustrating thing is that Comcast issues deliberately contradictory pricing information to call center employees and that it provides a single day of training on troubleshooting and resolving issues that 99 percent of customers calling into the call center are trying to resolve (one day out of two months of training is devoted to troubleshooting; the rest is devoted to sales). The contradictory pricing information and constantly changing basic Comcast corporate policies are not just bad communications -- they are deliberate. The contradictory information means that any given customer calling in will get a different answer on pricing from every single person he/she speaks to, and it's totally a crapshoot whether the person seeking help with the service will actually have the issue resolved. The contradictory information often flies in the face of what even the supervisors of the front-line call center employees might have repeatedly said is the policy over the course of a year -- literally overnight front-line call center employees and their supervisors will learn that what they've been doing all along to follow the rules and keep their jobs isn't just a little bit different than what the corporate policy really is but 100 percent the opposite, and a bunch of coworkers in one fell swoop in one day will be fired to underscore the seriousness of their infraction. I don't know why upper management operates in such a way -- there will always be a few longtime devoted great employees caught in the mass firings -- but it almost has to be budgetary (the call center needs to make its own quotas) and arbitrarily overnight changing policies and saying that's been the policy all along allow the company to cite a reason for an abrupt mass firing. The employees really are just endless set of numbers and mathematical calculations on a computer screen.

    So. Welcome to Comcast.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Customers basically just want the services they pay for to work. Train employees on how to do this rather than focusing 95 percent of training on sales (you have a sales team for that, and angry customers don't want to upgrade, they want to drop Comcast). And for the love of God stop jerking employees and customers around with constantly-changing pricing and basic information about these services.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    A few good and shining spots but mostly clueless fudge

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    Current Employee - Director in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Director in Philadelphia, PA

    I have been working at Comcast full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Depending upon place of work and department, there are a lot of good opportunities to explore. The company has good benefits and there is a lot of focus on employee development through focus groups.

    Cons

    Much like any other big company, the bureaucracy, politics and lethargic energy runs rampant. Too much money gets thrown around with little accountability for results. This makes "measuring success" extremely subjective and most part non existent. Some obvious decision making can take a long time.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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