Good Will Publishers

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Solid values and ethics

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Former Employee - Sales Representative
Former Employee - Sales Representative

I worked at Good Will Publishers full-time (more than 5 years)

Pros

You are selling a product that not only benefits the customer but will make a unique difference in the communities you work

Cons

Traveling - can be very lonely on the road.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Management does an outstanding job with training and support,

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Catholic Con Artist

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    Former Employee - Sales
    Former Employee - Sales

    I worked at Good Will Publishers full-time

    Pros

    They set the Towns you work....the territory but they will decide what towns you work...many times not in your territory!

    Most of the towns are very small 2-3000 and are being worked by the companies other divisions.....a small town wont support 3 different book programs!

    If this territory has been worked before ....you will find that accounts are sold at very small contract amounts which you must re sell at 3 to 4 times the amount!!!

    Wont happen....The Heritage program is the only viable product and that still depends on area.

    Program , product, and company are very dated and not trust worthy!

    Don,t waste your time...they churn through reps and even if you take the Draw you wont be paid until week 3....and then only for week number 1! You will never see the money for weeks 1 and 2. THEY KNOW HOW TO WORK THEIR SYSTEM!!!!

    Christian in name only...don't waste your time...you will make more money at WalMart

    Cons

    Management, program, and competition which is the other divisions of GWP selling similar product to the exact same business owners.

    These towns are very small and there is an even smaller amount of business owners that are willing to support this type of program and VERY few that will pay the asking price....you will be forced to sell very low and make nothing!!!

    They churn through reps.....I found out there were 3 before me in just 3 months!!!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop pretending to be something you aren't.....they don't walk what they talk

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Good Will Publishers Response

    Dec 24, 2014VP Marketing

    Thank you for the feedback, it is disappointing to hear that someone had a difficult experience with a position in our company. We have for over 76 years worked to provide opportunities to sales ... More

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    difficult but doable

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    Current Employee - Public Relations Coordinator in Springfield, IL
    Current Employee - Public Relations Coordinator in Springfield, IL

    I have been working at Good Will Publishers full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Great program to market. Management supportive to representatives needs. Lots of customer loyalty in good programs. Badly implemented programs are challenging but not impossible to repair.
    Once familiar with the program, and if you believe in the concept, a rep can make a nice living. As with any sales position, you need to work hardest in the first year to establish yourself. The company is a Christian company that practices good values. Compensation and balance will increase as territory is built

    Cons

    Some minor glitches in customer service and communication Must mail work instead of using an online system which becomes difficult to get in on time for pay at holidays or with lost mail. Pay plan is written on a single page and leaves out the nuances. Following a poor rep can result in difficulties but a quality rep can make things right for the customer. Travel is extensive

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better written policies and procedures. Provide reps with territory history readily and with list of companies that have national presence/sponsorship. Otherwise, great job

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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