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If in Sales, sell too much and they reduce your commission rate.

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Current Employee - Sales  in  Pittsburgh, PA
Current Employee - Sales in Pittsburgh, PA

I have been working at Four Rivers Software Systems

Pros

- ability to work from home
- good benefits package
- good employees and staff
- good use of technology for managing sales contacts

Cons

- Very poor management in terms of positively motivating staff
- Micromanaged in terms of daily activities, tunnel vision in terms of new ideas
- Sales compensation adjusted every year, and if you made too much the preceding year the commission rates get cut WAY down
- Very poor record with regards to supporting existing customers, leading to loss of core customer base
- Job performance becomes amazingly poor about 30 days before next personnel review, ALWAYS

Advice to ManagementAdvice

If you have staff who are getting the job done, and done well, do not focus on "number of phone call" metrics. Focus on the results and customer satisfaction. You're making your competitors' jobs easier.

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

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    Micromanaged; poor decision making/no direction from the top.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA

    I worked at Four Rivers Software Systems

    Pros

    - Ability to work from home four days a week.
    - Company paid training with Microsoft.
    - Technology is up to date.
    - You could move and keep your position, due to the work from home ability.
    - You could use company time to engage in "learning time" (by proving it relevant to job function).

    Cons

    - Working from home left you feeling isolated; even if you didn't and chose to come in, no one else was in the office.
    - Micromanaged.
    - Certain decisions coming from the top didn't seem well thought out at times.
    - You had to track your time daily, in as small as five minute intervals.
    - You were required to have a certain amount of learning time each month, no exceptions. (When growing yourself feels forced, it can certainly seem less interesting; see next point).
    - Below average potential for growth/promotion.
    - Cliquey.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Don't micromanage.
    - Let your employees grow and thrive, instead of trying to force it.
    - Stick to what you're good at.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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    No focus

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA

    I have been working at Four Rivers Software Systems

    Pros

    Ability to work from home upto 4 days a week. Flexibility. Good sales team. Great product. Cutting edge technologies and skilled engineers.

    Cons

    Very poor management. Management is very passive. Management changes around every few months. Prefers to ignore problems. No incentives or recognition for achievements. No clear roadmap or focus.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire decision makers - individuals who can lead and motivate. Stop hiring senior management that are passive and are too scared to make decisions.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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