ITsavvy Reviews

Updated June 12, 2015
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  1. Good company with good pay

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    Current Employee - Client Executive in Addison, IL
    Current Employee - Client Executive in Addison, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at ITsavvy full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great place to work. Very flexible.

    Cons

    Not alot of room for advancement. positions not normally filled from within

    Advice to Management

    Use your many talented employees to their fullest.


  2. sales

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at ITsavvy full-time

    Pros

    Minimal micro-management, good comission structure and work from home time

    Cons

    AWFUL benefits. Horrid insurance benefits, no 401k matching, no profit sharing, only 3 weeks of PTO (vacation and sick days). Awful marketing. No room for growth. Very selfish ownership that never reinvests in the employee force.

    Advice to Management

    There are a lot of talented employees that work here but they never feel respected or given any sort of self-worth. Appreciate the people that work for you and reinvest in them.


  3. Helpful (1)

    Made the right choice coming over

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Sales in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at ITsavvy full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    You get to write your own paycheck. Management allows you see clients. Easy hunting - tons of open accounts to work, not all taken.

    Cons

    No matter where you work, you always find things to complain about. Nothing legitimate to report however


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  5. Overall a good company to work for, fast growing, great for young sales reps.

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Account Manager in Walnut Creek, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Account Manager in Walnut Creek, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at ITsavvy full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Wide variety of products and services to sell, solid management and funding, rapid growth, good benefits. Some very unique solution sets.

    Cons

    Not great remote support for field sales reps, limited support on Tier 1 network vendors. Average marketing of company.

    Advice to Management

    Cold calling is not the best way to grow a business, need a much more coordinated marketing efforts. Better internal systems. Trust ideas of veteran sales people.


  6. Helpful (1)

    Potential to make money, but environment is lacking and undesireable

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    Former Employee - Senior Account Manager in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Account Manager in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at ITsavvy full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Management pretty much lets you do your thing with the exception of a few tedious rules Sales people are pretty outgoing and are pretty close, but nothing outside of work usually You can make good money if you sell a lot, and with the new rebranding they've done that should get easier You'll never lose accounts to a change in structure or anything so you can build long term partnerships with your clients without worry of losing them There's no geographical or market limitations, you can sell to anyone you want, anywhere you want You have more control over your margins since you negotiate more with vendors, partners, and have a strong hand in deciding which distributors you buy from. Helps you increase your margins.

    Cons

    Management is lacking in leadership, no direction in the company that is shared with the sales staff, you don't know what's happening until it's already been decided The work environment is extremely dull for a sales environment. It felt like going to work at a dungeon every day, a very quiet dungeon. The quoting and ordering system was very very difficult to use and manage. It could take you a whole day to do quotes sometimes. Between managing everything in addition to sales it could be hard to focus on selling since you had more responsiblity on your accounts, like getting orders credit approved. There's really no initiatives to motivate or do fun things as a company. No sales contests that were really worth your time, no outside work events. Sometimes a vendor would offer to take us out but no one ever went and they stopped doing them. No flexibility on hours. They track your hours at the office and give you no flexibility on doctor's appts, etc. Even though you're salaried you have to punch in and out every day and if you don't work at least 8 hours HR harasses you. NO ROOM FOR PROMOTION - you will be a sales rep forever, no opportunity to grow into other positions. Some SPIFF money is withheld from sales reps. You had to track your own SPIFFs and hound upper management to compensate you on it. If it's not trackable then Upper Management just pockets the money themselves. This is all after being promised 100% of spiff compensation in the interview process.

    Advice to Management

    Try to do more things for the employees from both a training/development standpoint, as well as a fun environment and team building standpoint. You have a lot of enthusiastic and smart sales staff that can contribute in more ways than just selling and they'd like to contribute more as well. Start investing in the employees that bring in all the revenue and stop stealing from them and penny pinching them.


  7. Happy I switched

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    Current Employee - Sales in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Sales in Chicago, IL
    Recommends

    Pros

    The Pay is great! I write my own paychecks and no peer group ranking bs. Nothing worse than having your best month ever and not rewarded. Here everyone is paid for what they do.

    Cons

    Would be nice to see more vendor outings. I probably wouldnt go to many of them, but that is something that was a luxury

    Advice to Management

    It would be nice to have more contests. Vendor contests are always a good time, perhaps we can get HP or Dell to pony up


  8. Solid intermediate job

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    The potential is there to make descent money

    Cons

    Upper management isn't always fair. Since I haven't been in the industry long, all the older reps get the hand outs while I scrap and claw.

    Advice to Management

    invest time in developing younger reps that can take the company to the next level


  9. Management only interested in making money for the company. Employees best interest are not considered

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    Former Employee - Senior Account Executive in Cerritos, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Account Executive in Cerritos, CA
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Ability to learn multiple skills such as purchasing, accounting, vendor relations...etc. The company is so small you will understand all of the intricacies of running your own business

    Cons

    They offer a draw which is very high. Must hit high numbers in order to receive commission. The house gets most of the profits. Management will cut draw pay if the overall office isn't hitting the numbers. Very poor leadership. The benefits are terrible. Insurance premiums are the highest available with a very high copay for all doctor visits. Sales reps are required to do everything such as marketing, accounts payable, customer service, procurement of products. Too much to focus on instead of just selling the company and the products. No type of employee training to improve. Management is not available within a timely manner for support with any issues.

    Advice to Management

    An open line of communication. Consider investing in your employees since they are the ones bringing in the business and money. And most importantly, be honest with everyone. Explain/provide details as to how the draw works before employees join the company.


  10. Horrible

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at ITsavvy full-time

    Pros

    Higher than AVG draws issued Decent commission rates Nice office in Addison & Chicago

    Cons

    Horribly micro managed!!! High turn over rate Commision / draw package is not simply laid out. The numbers never match up. Horrible Management Does not hire within for any promotion positions Work from home policy is a joke Not understanding about having to leave early or taking off time Old equipment

    Advice to Management

    Learn how to treat your employees or eventually they will leave! Get off your high horses!!


  11. Very fast paced and challenging position. Great for people who want to learn!

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Endless opportunities to grow in many different technology directions. Very flexible environment that will allow you to expand your knowledge if you show a desire.

    Cons

    Some of the employees are remote so it can be difficult to work with them strategically. Benefits are adequate but not strong.



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