Power Home Remodeling Group

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13 people found this helpful  

A company with zero integrity. Mislead employees & customers. Don't waste your time.

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Current Employee - Sales Representative in Cranford, NJ
Current Employee - Sales Representative in Cranford, NJ

I have been working at Power Home Remodeling Group full-time (more than an year)

Pros

-Unlimited earning potential
-Loads of training. First four weeks of training are paid.
-Upbeat, casual work atmosphere
-Company-sponsored holiday trips, outings, etc.

Cons

Power seems to be all about misleading people - homeowners and employees alike. And please note, some of those 5-star ratings are absolutely, positively fake. Please don't allow yourself to be mislead like so many others.

They list the "sales representative" position as base + commission, with the base being around 30k. There is no base. It is absolutely, positively, 100% commission. The exception is that you are paid $500/week (before taxes) during your first four weeks of training. 100% commission serves some of the reps extremely well - and by some of the reps I am referring to perhaps 5% of the company. Red flag.

Beware: very much like the sales pitch, the interview feels very scripted. It's a lot about the company history, income potential, and so on. Very little about who you are and what you can bring to the company. Red flag.

The interview process is based almost entirely on misinformation. You will be fed "pie in the sky" numbers and statistics in an effort to sell you on the position and get you in the door, and the reason they must do that is because there is such an enormous turnover rate. You'll hear about the top reps in the company who have financial freedom and how even the average reps are making $70K+/year. You will be fed statistic after statistic after statistic about average commissions, average number of appointments per week, average this, average that. I am unsure where all these averages and statistics came from because in my experience, they are simply not realistic. You are told that each appointment is "scrubbed" for maximum efficiency. Also not realistic. There are so many appointments coming in that they don't seem to have the manpower to scrub them properly. It is not uncommon to show up to a house where people aren't home or who have already cancelled, even though they are supposedly confirmed hours prior. That's great news when you have driven 45 minutes using your own money for gas and tolls (no reimbursement for either), just to find out that you have absolutely no chance at making a sale. Additionally, it is not uncommon to go to a home where Power Home Remodeling Group simply can't do the work that the homeowner desires, which is also something they are supposed to "scrub" for in the appointment setting process. Red flag.

You are told in your interview that your first two weeks are classroom style training, 9-4, and then the following two weeks you are going out on your own appointments. False. All four weeks of training you will be expected in that classroom environment from 9-5. And after 5pm you will then be responsible for going out on shadow appointments or running your own, and sometimes will not get home until 12am or later. All of this while you are being pressed to soak up an enormous amount of information, study, and so on. Sound stressful? Then this job isn't for you.

Fast forward to when you're out of training. You're no longer required to be in the office everyday, although you may be encouraged and even pressured to go in. So instead of heading into the office around 9am, you will be expected to be dressed and ready to head out to an appointment from 8am until 7pm. You are basically "on call" for the entire day. These appointments, which can be up to 55 miles from your house, come to you through a text message and email that will arrive no earlier than two hours before you need to be there. And it is not uncommon for you to receive that notification minutes before the appointment, leaving you rushed and with no way to contact the homeowner to apologize for the delay. And if it weren't bad enough, most of what you will tell homeowners feels untrue. You will be encouraged to make the sale however you can, regardless of what promises you make that are sure to be broken down the line, and regardless of whether or not that person wants you out of their home.

To summarize: aggressive recruitment tactics with embellished numbers and false claims that will leave you wondering. Very long hours with little room for leisure. No reimbursement for gas or tolls. A high-pressured sales methodology that will appeal to a cut-throat sort of personality; if you're looking to feel as though you are helping people, this is not for you. Extremely high turnover rate in both "marketing" and sales.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Honesty goes a long way - be up front about the day-to-day duties and true income potential, and you can focus more on developing your people instead of replacing the ones who feel lied to and jump ship.

Doesn't Recommend
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Experience Right out of College

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    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Greenbelt, MD
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Greenbelt, MD

    I have been working at Power Home Remodeling Group full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Excellent Culture
    Quick Advancement
    Great Training
    Great Management
    Great Commission Incentives

    Cons

    Depending on position, can be long hours

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue with being approachable and helpful.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 6 people found this helpful  

    Long hours, low pay

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    Former Employee - Retail Marketer in Greenbelt, MD
    Former Employee - Retail Marketer in Greenbelt, MD

    I worked at Power Home Remodeling Group full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Work environment is very positive. Everyone is very supportive and loves having fun. Group activities occur often. Sales opportunities are available

    Cons

    The hours are very long, bonuses are difficult to hit, base pay is low, very little transparency into the bonus system, some coworkers are lazy or criminals

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be up front with applicants about the hours(mandatory training daily, and having to stay until you or your van hits goal). Compensate retail marketers better for driving(100 miles a day pretty often with only $60 a week gas stipend)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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