Orion International

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great career launching pad

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Former Employee - Account Executive in Austin, TX
Former Employee - Account Executive in Austin, TX

I worked at Orion International

Pros

ethics, military pride, flexibility, family environment

Cons

minimal training, not a whole lot of career growth

Advice to ManagementAdvice

implement training programs and career paths

Recommends
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    Class Warfare

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    Former Employee - Account Executive in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Cincinnati, OH

    I worked at Orion International

    Pros

    Vets Helping Vets..
    Money is OK

    Cons

    Have to spend most of your time trying to figure out the politics and not just doing your job. Management will not manage but rather delegate so they don't have to accept responsibility when something fails. Management also loves that wedge between Sales and Operations and the drama created by it. The partner team NEVER ACCEPTS RESPONSIBILITY for anything that goes wrong and will painstakingly look for scapegoats to pin the blame on. More times than not it is sales who blames operations and it is simply accepted as a correct assumption. And its a cycle of Ground Hog day because instead of fixing real issues they choose the path of least resistance to simply do the same thing over and over expecting a different result and say "Oh, well I did my job, it's someone elses fault".

    Major Class Warfare between the senior Account Executives hoarding accounts and have nots simply struggling to scrape a living and Class Warfare between Sales and Operations Departments.

    Management seems to have all the answers after the fact and take Monday morning quarterbacking to the extreme. If you approach a manager and try to get them to take any action, you'll get blown off because most of management are more than 500 miles away from any of their offices or the people they are responsible for managing. and of course when something goes wrong, they'll say "why didn't you say something?"Those who survive, have learned to let the bus drive off the cliff, kiss the local RSM's ass and walk away without caring - if you want to do a good job, and try to make things happen (no matter how carefully you proceed) - your career is short lived.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote people who deserve it and not simply "Yes Men" who are easily manipulated or have no leadership capability or experience..

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    Prior military service required as an AE, monotonous cold calling and subject to economic swings.

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    Former Employee - Account Executive in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Account Executive in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Orion International

    Pros

    Good work environment and rewarding work when you find employment for military veterans. Commission potential is significant and the business model is conducive to monthly commission income. San Diego branch is well managed and candidate quality is good due to reputation. Graduating sales commissions keep you motivated and performance (in terms of $$) is always recognized. Constant investment in training and education.

    Cons

    The Account Executive work is largely monotonous cold calling and there is pressure to constantly generate new business. Competition is fierce even within the office and with competitors in an industry that has very little barrier to entry. Turnover is relatively high (approximately 1 year) and the business is very susceptible to economic down turns. Owned by a capital firm so there is constant pressure to increase sales and reduce operating costs.

    Approves of CEO
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