SHI International

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2 people found this helpful  

Great if you're a longtime employee, not so much for new ones

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Somerset, NJ
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Somerset, NJ

I have been working at SHI International full-time (more than 8 years)

Pros

You'll certainly get a great overview of the IT industry, as well as the opportunity to make plenty of industry contacts. Learn what you can (which is a lot) and take that experience to your next job.

Cons

If you began working for SHI between 1996 and 2002, congratulations. You're part of the elite that was promoted to management and apparently can do no wrong. (To be fair, some of the managers meeting this criteria are very good at what they do, but others ... eek.) if you came afterwards, you're guaranteed to do a lot of the work and to get little thanks in terms of compensation or advancement. It's a very political environment - employees don't call it "SHI High" for nothing - and who you know is way more important than your quality of work.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Stop running the company like its 1998. You say you're making all the right moves but look closely - middle management all works for their own agenda, and not cooperatively. And some managers need to start delegating more work to the people who actually report to them (who are pretty good at what they do!) rather than trying to do everything themselves so they get all the credit.

Positive Outlook
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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good opportunity for a beginning IT sales career, but not much else

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Corporate Account Executive
    Former Employee - Corporate Account Executive

    I worked at SHI International full-time

    Pros

    Great place to start an IT sales career, sort of like IT Boot Camp. Gives you a great opportunity to learn a little bit about a lot of different products and technologies.

    Cons

    Stacked-ranking approach to sales management coupled with countless reports and metrics to hit make doing your job successfully impossible, even when hitting sales numbers. There is little time in the day left to actually 'sell' after getting the required administrative tasks completed. Favoritism among management creates animosity on sales teams and can lead to embarrassment at events when reps are singled out as stars and others are ignored. No real value proposition to present to customers due to identical business model as numerous competitors, aside from Minority-Owned Status.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reduce the amount of administrative tasks you put upon your field sales reps, play fair, provide support, and think about your value prop market by market. What works in one state may not be the approach needed in others.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Fast Growing Company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at SHI International

    Pros

    fast growing company with solid value system

    Cons

    Work life balance can be difficult to achieve

    Positive Outlook
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