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Good First Sales Position

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Sales Development Representative  in  Austin, TX
Former Employee - Sales Development Representative in Austin, TX

I worked at Yodle full-time for more than a year

Pros

Let me start off by saying there is a difference between 'Sales Representative' & 'Sales Development Representative':

- If you're looking for a career in sales, this place will toughen you up

- Co-workers are great & everyone is approachable(including the CEO)

- Free lunch everyday

- Everything is electronic & easy to use

- Management is great and really want to help, so don't be afraid to ask them anything

- If you succeed and enjoy being an SDR at Yodle, you should do well at any inside sales job

- Happy hour every Friday

Cons

- As an SDR your sole duty is calling 90-100 small/medium sized businesses a day using a list given to you at the beginning of the day

- Since so many SDR employees call 90-100, high-earning sectors become saturated and run out quicker than other sectors

- You set appointments for the sales reps and never close the deal

- Building a relationship with a customer is useless since you'll never talk to them again once the deal is completed

- You're taught 70-80% of the product (that's for the sales reps to know)

- Structured 15 minute breaks everyday the day

- Not as stressful as being a sales rep (that's not top 25 in the company), but still very stressful

- REALLY high turnover

- Base pay is very low

- In the end, your commission is based on the sales rep closing the deal

Advice to ManagementAdvice

- Keep hiring great people, but make sure they're prepared for the position

- Give the SDRs a bit more training

- Increase the base pay

- Work on reducing turnover

- Keep up the great work environment

Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Call center Boiler room

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX

    I worked at Yodle full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good Training Great Lunches and activities for Singles

    Cons

    Boiler room, Scripts no room for using personal talents

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

    Unreal management team!

    Former Employee - Over the Phone Sales Executive  in  Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Over the Phone Sales Executive in Austin, TX

    I worked at Yodle full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Profit Fuel was a great company to work for. There is a nice camaraderie among the employees and management staff. Their training is unbelievable and the one on one help offered shows a sincere desire for their employees to succeed. They are constantly striving to make their work environment an enjoyable one. They are flexible and helpful with schedules and goals. I left the company to follow a dream to work abroad. Otherwise I would have stayed with them. I have never been in an environment where the managements staff is so willing and eager to help their employees succeed, taking time out of their personal schedules to help out in any way they can. GREAT COMPANY, GREAT COMPANY LEADERS!!

    Cons

    Lots of cold calling, although they have an excellent system to assist in this all 100% electronic.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work.

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