International Sports Management

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For the ambitious who can get past rejection, a good opportunity for short-term as well as long-term growth.

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Current Employee - Senior Account Executive in Chicago, IL
Current Employee - Senior Account Executive in Chicago, IL

I have been working at International Sports Management full-time (Less than a year)

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Recommends
Positive Outlook

Pros

-Commissions uncapped.
-Fun co-workers, nice office space/location.
-Good for individuals w/ very little sales experience but have a passion for both sales & sports, or for someone with outside B2B sales experience who don't want to constantly be on the road.
-Great experience w/ CRM program "SalesForce" for all sales staff.
-Business/revenue is doing well, good opportunity for quick advancement into leadership role (6 months).

Cons

-Can be a nightmare for the wrong person who is not committed to growing through a difficult but manageable learning curve. Those interested in "trying sales" instead of committing to it should not apply.
-Can be difficult at times to get through to the decision-makers (CEO's, COO's, Presidents, etc).
-Wearing ties each day is a bit of an overkill.

Advice to Management

-Taking chances from time to time on new employees who have zero sales experience but supposed "good work ethic" (hence why some of the ridiculous previous reviews/comments on this site, some true, most just sour grapes...and the telemarketing bit is hilarious and couldn't be farther from the truth) hinders your time to spend w/ committed staff.
-More of a consistent retraining, just like some of the previous reviews already state, is definitely necessary. Give us more of your broad insight vs. just simply on decisions & basic sales acumen. SVP needs to spend more time w/ A.E.'s on a daily basis.

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  1. For the right individual it can be very rewarding.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milwaukee, WI

    I have been working at International Sports Management full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Definitely plenty of room to grow within the company. Ability to gain experience interacting with top executives. Good work enviroment/co-workers. Increased communication abilities.

    Cons

    Days can be long at times if you dont put in the necessary work. Sub-par office coffee.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to be a helpful tool for other employees throughout the day/ more rigorous training process should be in place.


  2. Great opportunity to learn business to business selling and prospecting!

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Portland, OR

    I have been working at International Sports Management full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    There is a true concern over helping sales staff get a sale. Mentoring is constant. Ability to make a lot of money and get paid from your sales. Chance to talk with high level executives in corporations.

    Cons

    There can be a longer learning curve for some more than others. (I watched some of my peers struggle while I was able to make my first sale within two weeks.) Also, the research portion is not a lot of fun (of course!) but it is told up front as to what is expected and is very useful.

    Advice to Management

    Would like more recap on sales training sessions after we have them.


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