ISA-ATX

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ISA-ATX Reviews

Updated February 9, 2015
Updated February 9, 2015
29 Reviews
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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Entry- Level is just the tip of the Iceberg! So much more to see!

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

    I have been working at ISA-ATX full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    I hear it all the time- this is just a sales job. The truth is, there is much more behind the scenes that you will learn: pay roll, hr, social media, client relations, compliance, networking, ect.A business does not run on its own and so much more is needed to run a business than just sales people. Although, the job requires tons of sales, you are learning the invisible side of the business as well. Unless you have ran your own business before, chances are you will not get his type of training for free anywhere else!

    And no, newbies do not get a class setting behind the desk where we we start to break down how to fill our paperwork! It is hands on training; You learn as you go. And the reasons I saw why a lot of people don't make it, is because they are not really looking for a fast-paced position. I'll admit it, this is not for everyone. But for those looking for an opportunity is sales management, this is a good one.

    I think for us that have a little background in sales it is a plus: You are indoor in retailers with heavy traffic, setting up brand name satellite and cable systems, and can make real money if you want!

    Cons

    --The schedule is not my favorite but I'll admit it is better than working all weekends. I have a morning shift and work 5 days a week- every other weekend is included.
    --I train newbies. It's not that I dislike training, I dislike people who do enough to get by. Don't waste my time unless you want to be better.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I've had a good experience with the company so far! Keep it up!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    not for everyone

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at ISA-ATX

    Pros

    money can be really good

    Cons

    don't meet quotas you get fired

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    allow more time to meet quotas

  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Company

    • 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 ISA-ATX full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    This was a great company to work for. I worked here right around 6 months and loved it. The opportunity that is given to you is not one that you see with every employer. Uncapped growth potential and the ability to essentially write your own paycheck was very exciting and rewarding. Also, the fact that they fill new needs 100% from within the company was awesome as well. I had to leave the company to take care of an ailing family member, but I wish them all the luck in the world. Great program with great leadership!

    Cons

    Working with this company, while very rewarding, requires hard work and an unmatched attitude. Working here wouldn't be for somebody who is looking to sit back and collect a paycheck. The people I watched continually advance within the company were constantly working hard and had unbelievable attitudes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work!!

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Overall, good! Not what I am looking for...

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

    I have been working at ISA-ATX full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    I was under the impression that this was going to be a management position, when it was actually Management Training. I took a double look at the ad and sure enough "entry-level" was there. Their structure is good, I love the direction they are going but as seasoned as I am, I am looking to start a little bit higher in ranking and pay rate. If they were looking for managers, I'd jump on board..

    Cons

    Higher positions are only available to those from within the company. I see the importance of building from within, but remember experience brings quality!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stay sharp! I enjoyed the process, thanks for the consideration.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Eye opening!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Junior Account Manager in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Junior Account Manager in Austin, TX

    I have been working at ISA-ATX full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    I like the program, I like what they have to offer. To be honest, I NEVER understood marketing the way I do now. I have a degree in Psychology, when I couldn't find good job in Austin,I took this on thinking I could make a check meanwhile. I learned that there is a lot more opportunity that meets the eye.
    If you don't believe it, come check it out! It is not for everybody, but if you have a business mindset, it really makes sense. Remember that an interview is not a guaranteed position, so you are not signing your life away by checking it out.

    Cons

    The cons I find has a lot more to do with reputation than with the work itself. I almost got upset when I hear the non-sense people have to say about the program, but then I realize, people posting on here don't have a clue what they are talking about.

    1. Marketing- according to google is "the action or business of promoting or selling products or services, including market research and advertising" (Google, 2014). For those who say it's not marketing- look up the definition.

    2. Customer Service- We provide invaluable customer service to our customer and clients. Dude if you are looking for a TELEMARKETING position ask for telemarketing. Don't assume all CS is over the phone. I would have never done this job over the phone.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider more incentives and bonuses. I see the difference in my team when we offer a few more perks.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Dont Be fooled by this TOTAL PYRAMID SCHEME!!!

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

    I worked at ISA-ATX full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Sounds great on paper, they explain everything to you not during the interview, but when they throw you into some retail store with a table. The upper MGMT is very professional.

    Cons

    They pay you less than minimum wage!!! Ridiculous hours (Wednesday is your only day off). All they care about is advancing themsselves and keeping you at the bottom of the pyramid.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Higher pay + higher qualified employees = More Sales. Also, be up front an honest with potential employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    ISA-ATX Response

    Nov 12, 2014

    1st- During the first interview with our management team, we discuss your duties and responsibilities as one of our employees; we ask if the position in question is something you can see yourself ... More

  8.  

    Entry Level into Management- It really works!

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

    I have been working at ISA-ATX full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    The positions at ISA-ATX are great BUT ONLY for qualified people with motivation and skills. I have been working with the company for a little over 6 months now, and I love the work environment. The hours work with my lifestyle, they are flexible with my schedule since I take a few online courses. I am all about conferences and training, so its a plus when we get extra training. All I keep thinking is "I can have this on my resume". To be honest, I don't see myself here for over a year because I want to own my business but I have gained so much knowledge and experience running a business which is why I came here in the first place. In the last 5 months, they have promoted 3 managers! I saw it myself. The cool thing is they are the same people who trained me, and you see them succeed. As they leave to their own markets, they leave open positions for those coming in behind.

    Cons

    The negatives...THIS JOB IS NOT FOR EVERYONE. I can't stress it enough, it is easy to see when someone comes in, and they are just not going to make it. You see people come in and out because they think it will be a walk in the park, Some people want to collect a check every week and go home to relax. It's not that easy. Attitude is key! I know, it sounds so cliche, but really, if you don't have a good attitude don't even apply. You have to work hard for your $, but the potential is there. I normally make about 700-800 per week (after uncle sam takes his share), even though you can make more I'm not stressing over work. I'm comfortable here, for now.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up! Austin is full of wonderful people who need that jump-start to a career. You'll find a lot of potential here.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 4 people found this helpful  

    Deceitful

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Austin, TX

    I have been working at ISA-ATX full-time

    Pros

    Quick Response to Job Inquiry

    Cons

    The Job Ad & Recruiter both lied from the get-go. Both stated that this was a Customer Service Job. It is not. Because my time is so precious and we need work before we lose our home, I always try to do research before going to a job interview. This turned out to be a waste of valuable time I could've used in pursuing real jobs to support my family. I don't have time for this sort of nonsense. When I called to cancel my interview, I couldn't even get HR to answer the phone. If they're this deceptive before even getting to the interview, imagine what they're like working for. Obviously these negative reviews on here have reason to be so. The faux - "positive" reviews are so blatantly obvious that it is shameful. People who do business in such a fashion (which is becoming more and more common these days), will eventually have to answer for such behavior. Shameful, disgraceful, and pathetic. Don't waste your time.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    ISA-ATX Response

    Nov 12, 2014

    We advise that you refer back to the Ad you first applied to. All of our Ads, including those posted under Customer Service state that we are NOT A TELEMARKETING COMPANY, NO B2B, and NO DOOR TO DOOR ... More

  10.  

    So thankful I found this job, best I ever had. Now an owner!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager Owner in Lake Charles, LA
    Former Employee - Manager Owner in Lake Charles, LA

    I worked at ISA-ATX full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    The ability to earn a great paycheck. The opportunity for truly unlimited growth. The people that work here. The manager and HR department.

    Cons

    The best part about this job is it's challenge. There will be days you want to quit and give up. But if you want to achieve your financial and business goals, there's no better opportunity!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you're doing!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    ISA-ATX Response

    Nov 12, 2014

    Glad we we're able to help with your career goals. When we see that a person is determined and has passion for the business, we love to help. After all, that is the only way business grows. Much ... More

  11. 6 people found this helpful  

    WOW, WOW, WOW. WOULD HAVE NEVER BELIEVED IT!!!!

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

    I have been working at ISA-ATX full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    I usually don't write on these things but when someone BLATANTLY lies about the company I work for it gets under my skin a little.

    Here is the run down since I have been here for a little over 8 months. All employees here get a BASE PLUS COMMISSION. Its is not a DRAW. I saw one guy get a $3294 paycheck for one week.

    They have been featured in the Wall Street Journal and Yahoo finance. Google it and See the article for yourself.

    The growth is really crazy here. They need 50-100 managers in the next 3 months. The newest campaign is with a company called SolarCity. Elon Musk, the guy that sold PayPal for 1.5 Billion, started it to bring solar power to the masses. He and his company are our newest partner. Google the 60 minutes interview!!

    Do you think this is for real? GO SEE FOR YOURSELF. If your on Glassdoor, you must bee looking for a new career.

    Cons

    You really have to work to get promoted here. Its based on MERIT. You will not get any sympathy when you show up late with excuses. I suggest that management liven up the place a little with more competition.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep growing!! I want the opportunity to change my family tree too.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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