GDS International

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GDS International Reviews

Updated December 15, 2014
Updated December 15, 2014
37 Reviews
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    Open Culture

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at GDS International

    Pros

    Good for those who love a challenge in sales.

    Cons

    If you don't like an open office environment, it's not for you.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Delegate

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Delegate in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Delegate in New York, NY

    I have been working at GDS International full-time

    Pros

    Nice people (for the most part), ping pong tables, and Christmas vacation

    Cons

    Management is very inconsistent and you will hear different agendas from each one. If you want to sit on the phone every second of every day cold calling and maybe getting 4 people on the phone, then you will love it here. You will build no skill set at all and employees are swatted out like flies. The company does not care about its employees and this is no place to start. It's certainly not a place for career and its barely a job.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Not a great place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Delegate Acquisition Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Delegate Acquisition Manager in New York, NY

    I have been working at GDS International full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    In the Donald Trump Building on Wall st. You might earn a decent income.

    Cons

    No lead split, so it's a free for all. No CRM so on numerous occasions multiple account managers will reach out to the same lead. Management has no structure and you will get different answers from your 4 bosses. Expect to be micro-managed. Management is very disrespectful, causing a toxic work environment. Most importantly the organization lacks morals and ethics in the manner that they instruct you to source top executive's cell phone numbers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat others how you would like to be treated. Using a letter split on leads will help to maximize coverage, prevent managers from contacting the same leads and not scare away a lead who is receiving 20 call from 5 different sales reps from the same company. Ethics and morals in the business world!!!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Work with great people, but limited career potential

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at GDS International full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The opportunity to meet and work with c level executives among all industries. Great travel opportunities. Work with some of the greatest people, fun environment.

    Cons

    No clear direction with job roles, upper management. Salaries aren't great and poor career advancement

  6.  

    Not much guidance

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at GDS International

    Pros

    Give you the opportunity to work on your own

    Cons

    Had to constantly cell phone source for C-Level Executives

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Understand the difficulty of reaching a CEO of a company

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    GDS

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at GDS International

    Pros

    Great place, fun people, good experience

    Cons

    bad chain of command for the whole company

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 4 people found this helpful  

    International Account Executive

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at GDS International full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Very interactive work environment - Ping pong tables, vending machines, smoke breaks every 2 hours.

    Cons

    The most unprofessional work environment I've ever seen or heard of. Unfair and unethical management. Company is full of lies and deceit to get potential clients. Company partakes in illegal solicitation in order to get in touch with CEO's and other Executives.

    GDS recycles employees like its their job. Someone gets fired and hired every single day. No job security. Boiler room environment. Lots of interoffice dating and affairs.

    Its like working in a big Fraternity house.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 4 people found this helpful  

    Wrong Values, Wrong Practices and a Good Product

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - International Sales Executive in Miami Beach, FL
    Former Employee - International Sales Executive in Miami Beach, FL

    I worked at GDS International full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Young and nice people.

    Cons

    The company has a long list of wrong doing that they don't let you know until 1 week after you are hired. You have to lie to get CEOs cellphone number. They suggest you pay for a service that pretend you are someone else on the phone. You have to lie to clients on a daily basis.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest on your people and improve then rather than discarding them as if they are nothing.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Smoke and Mirrors

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at GDS International full-time

    Pros

    Great Booze and Music and Salary

    Cons

    No Branding, Clickish and Mediocre

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get back to basics

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    learned a lot and developed some unique sales skills. good people..

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at GDS International full-time

    Pros

    they treated me fair. no complaints

    Cons

    lots of management movement while I was there

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