SHI International

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2 people found this helpful  

Incompetent people adding complexity to make their jobs easier and yours harder

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Current Employee - Inside Sales Account Manager in Austin, TX
Current Employee - Inside Sales Account Manager in Austin, TX

I have been working at SHI International

Pros

Compensation is good if you are paired with a good AE. The culture is so unstructured that it is fairly laid back. You get a lot of exposure to multiple technologies which increases your marketability for when you leave.

Cons

This is one of the most frustrating sales jobs out there. There is very little sales going on, it is all firefighting. Even processing a simple order can take 20 steps. The management hires incompetent people to manage as well as act as Team Leads. They hire who they like best, not who will challenge the pervasive incompetence of the directors etc.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Hire people who actually have some experience for the role for which they are applying. Work to understand and then resolve the complexity of the role so Sales people can actually do sales.

Doesn't Recommend
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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    A company that changed a lot while I was there

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Sales in Chicago, IL

    I worked at SHI International

    Pros

    A pretty flat management structure makes decisions quick, but almost all power is concentrated that way. Also it's a company of fierce loyalty to old timers who may not be the right people for the company today. It's run almost like two companies, one very typical for churn and burn smb sales, and one very traditional, for enterprise, value-add, long term, huge company clients.

    Cons

    If you got in back in the beginning, you might be golden, but getting in now you'll be a number. That's OK for some people, and it is still a good company that wants to do the right thing for its clients

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire a consultant to take a look at the management who have been there over 5 years and help you decide where you can do better. You have some average people in important roles.

    No opinion of CEO
  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    An all around waste of a year of my life

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Piscataway, NJ
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Piscataway, NJ

    I worked at SHI International

    Pros

    They have a decent benefits package and the work is easy

    Cons

    The work is so easy your presence is almost irrelevant. This is a high turnover company that does not reward initiative, and the only way to get a higher position. They higher college graduates to do work that could be effectively done with a better computer system supported by actual customer service representatives.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Seriously evaluate your business processes and systems. It is unbelievable that a company run so inefficiently can survive in this market.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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