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Long working Hours and be careful with Supervisors

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Ipswich, MA
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ipswich, MA

I worked at EBSCO Publishing

Pros

They offer flexible hours depending on the territory. Nice environment. EBSCO offers excellent products, so its easy to sell overseas. A lot of work for the day to keep you busy. They provide free coffee. They have their own gym. Every other month they offer product training through online or in person.

Cons

Its depressing to see how direct managers wash their hands and let others do their work for them. Specially if they have the power to manipulate in a deceitful way their decisions and commissions without the TOP managers knowledge. TOP managers don't supervise sales or assignments coming from the lower management otherwise if its yearly.
 They don't offer sufficient vacation time, neither allow to take personal or sick days specially if you have kids. If there's an issue, you can NOT complain to anyone within the company- it looks they protect the managers. Too many long working hours without a break if you cover a large territory. If someone reach the sales goal, there is NOT appreciation or recognition from direct managers- They require only to make sales and achieve goals without any gratitude or smile. Usually the direct managers don't tell an employee to stop for a break even though is written in the company policy. Difficulties working with other departments, a lot of miscommunication between them. No monthly meetings between team members only yearly or quarterly.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Direct Managers should do their own assignments and NOT other sales agents. Employees with families should have more flexibility at work. Commission sales should be supervised by TOP managers and NOT by direct managers. Team meetings or sales goals should be accurately supervise monthly.

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    A good work place for someone who joined with close ties to the top or middle management. Experience varies for others

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer  in  Ipswich, MA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Ipswich, MA

    I worked at EBSCO Publishing

    Pros

    Work overtime is not commonly seen at this work place. Most employees seem to be able to take PTO time whenever they feel they need it. The company promotes work/life balance. There are also talented professionals out there.

    Cons

    Individual experience may vary from department to department. Basically you have to figure out your own way to get the ropes you need. Manager could be tied up to cross-department meetings all year long.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop meeting and start managing.

  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Working at EBSCO Publishing

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    Current Employee - Field Sales Representative  in  Madison, WI
    Current Employee - Field Sales Representative in Madison, WI

    I have been working at EBSCO Publishing

    Pros

    Good Product
    Supportive resources
    competitive spirit
    strong sales environment

    Cons

    Communication among employees discouraged
    Poor feedback on performance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide positive feedback is as important as critical evaluation

    Doesn't Recommend
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