Pros – It was a job, i did learn a decent amount about how to engage people via the phone. This company is like a cross between inside sales and market research, kind of a strange niche. There are no promotions, you get projects, you do the projects,
Cons – Tiny little company, the true definition of a "mom and pop shop" run by a husband and wife, who can be volatile to one another, and to employees. They want you to live and die for their company, however, you are not compensated in such a fashion.
Advice to Senior Management – sink the ship already
Pros – Some great people at Impole.
Cons – Uncertain work environment for employment and compensation. Older computer software and hardware makes getting the job done difficult. Family run business can be intense.
No, I would not recommend this company to a friend
Pros – Launching pad for better opportunities at other organizations, flexible with being out of office if needed, have office room to yourself.
Cons – Does not pay employees for 5+ weeks sometimes, part time hours vary and employees are notified on a day to day basis -- sometimes the morning of work (instability), no sick days allotted, unrealistic sales quotas expected, tube monitors, very old computers, Microsoft Office 97, no career advancement, can't WFH, penny pinchers, company morale is horrible.
Advice to Senior Management – Pay your employees on time or you should not be operating a business. Listen to fresh ideas rather than stifling them. Pretend you (the owners) are not related -- it's not professional to literally scream at each other in the hallways when people are trying to work.
Pros – - Good work/life balance, decent flexibility
Cons – - Higher-ups can be very unprofessional at times, screaming matches in the hallway are not uncommon
- Intra-company communication can be poor at times, very little transparency by management
- Far too old-fashioned and reliant on outdated methodologies/perspectives
Advice to Senior Management – Don't make big promises that are immediately reneged on
Pros – -Good work environment
-Friendly co-worker and management
Cons – -Could be better organized
-Could hire more qualified people
Advice to Senior Management – Nothing really
Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend