Marcus Evans Reviews

Updated September 1, 2015
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Marcus Evans
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Pros
  • They have an entire floor of NBC Tower (in 11 reviews)

  • It was a great place to start my career path (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • Low base salary but if you work hard and follow program you will do very well (in 16 reviews)

  • 450 a month to make the minimum wage, they will deduct this from your commission if you make any (in 14 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    I've been working at Marcus Evans for just over three years now and couldn't be happier.

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    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Everyone is so likeminded and never struggle offering a healing hand. I'd suggest this opportunity to anyone looking for a fulfilling and challenging experience.

    Cons

    Not all days are sunshine and roses, but no job is.

    Advice to Management

    Over all it's a great company!


  2. I had a blast

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Marcus Evans full-time

    Pros

    the people you work with. This job will train you to work hard and succeed in any sales position.

    Cons

    It is a challenging but fulfilling job. Great for a recent graduate or someone looking for a fresh start.

    Advice to Management

    better communication at times.


  3. Sales Executive

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    Current Employee - Sales Executive in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Sales Executive in Miami, FL
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Marcus Evans full-time

    Pros

    It is a great place to start career

    Cons

    base salary, if you work hard and follow program you will do very well


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Team Lead

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Marcus Evans full-time

    Pros

    Tons of room for growth, the people are awesome, management knows what they're doing, definitely a work hard/play hard environment - put the work in and you'll reap the rewards

    Cons

    ups and downs - but that's just the nature of sales


  6. Sales Suicide

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    Former Employee - Sales Executive in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Sales Executive in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Marcus Evans full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Working in the NBC Tower and being on Michigan Ave.

    Cons

    Base pay is way too low. As a Sales Executive you make $1700 per month. That is 10.63 an hour - before taxes. Not to mention you only receive 1 pay check per month, on the 5th business day. People working at fast food joints make more than you do here. Commission is a joke. Starting off you make 5%. Most deals you sell range from $2,000 - $4,000 so after you pull your leads, track these people down, get through your sales pitch, set up a call back time, and get an answer within a week - you can make $70 in commission off that one person. Not to mention 90% of the time you won't get a deal from your efforts. So it can take 2-3 weeks to get 1 deal -- if you're really good. With your base pay (1700) plus a deal (70) and after taxes, you make about 1,400 per month. Definitely do not waste your time here. It has such a quick turnover rate, people would come and go weekly. One week 3 people left, another it was 2, then the next week you get 3 new people. It's constantly a revolving door. Do not work for them no matter how much they try to convince you. They're in sales for a reason and they'll get you to work for them before you realize 1 month in you hate what you're doing.

    Advice to Management

    Pay your employees like they're worth something. $10.63 an hour for people with college degrees is disgusting. Amp up your commission too. Base pay should be 2,500 and commission should start at 10%. I think with all the world wide locations operating the company can afford to. Stop being so cheap.


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    Boiler Room Cold Calling

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The people in the San Diego office were all really great. It's mind numbing work, but at least the office atmosphere is fun. If it wasn't it would be unbearable.

    Cons

    Minimum wage base salary. You're calling the same people that every other Marcus Evans office is calling. It gets a little defeating to hear, "Someone from your company harasses me every single day," all day, every day. Their entire business model seems to be to get sales people in the door and have them generate leads that are passed off to the office managers when you burn out in a few months.

    Advice to Management

    Better base pay. Fewer offices or more communication and less overlap between offices. Somehow make it less obvious that your sole purpose there is to generate leads for the three people in the office who actually make any money.


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    Career suicide

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    Former Employee - Senior Account Executive in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Account Executive in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    NBC Tower is a nice office building and the location just off the Mag Mile in Streeterville is quite sweet....

    Cons

    Sweatshop office and atmosphere...the lack of honesty and unprofessionalism is sickening.

    Advice to Management

    Get your MBA's and learn to value your word and your workforce...labor is a company's greatest resource, so stop squandering it.


  9. Helpful (3)

    The Negative Reviews Understate the Problem

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    1.In-depth training with learning how to think on your feet. 2. The day that you decide to leave.

    Cons

    There are a number of Cons: 1. The training sessions when you first join are not properly designed to train you to get on phones to conduct the nearly impossible task of cold calling an executive and getting them to work over a 5-figure amount. 2. The training itself is essentially brainwashing. 3. The work culture is toxic, unprofessional, and unethical. 4. The open floor culture, the ringing of the bells when a sell is made and obligatory hand-clap, and weekly "motivational" sessions are all operant conditioning in the Pavlovian sense. 5. Due to the high-churn rate, management uses new hires as a means to develop more leads so that when the new hire does leave, management reserves the right to take said leads (very shady sales practice). 6. The pay is horrendous. At $2000 a month before taxes, there's not much you can do with the pay. I feel sorry for those employees trying to raise a family on the amount. 7. The employees are highly-stressed, underpaid, and overworked. 8. Placing this job on your resume can seriously undermine your career prospects.


  10. Helpful (1)

    Highs and Lows

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    Current Employee - Sales Executive in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Sales Executive in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Marcus Evans full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good culture, willing to help you if you seek it out, the "strict" sales targets can be over looked if management feels you are making progress in terms of written warnings being carried over

    Cons

    High turn over rate, very easy to get lost in shuffle - due to high turn over more senior members on the floor tend to ignore you until you've stuck around for awhile making it hard to form solid mentorship relationships. Put yourself out there and try and form these bonds early on because it immediately effects how much help you receive.

    Advice to Management

    Actually follow up when you say you are going to hold trainings, etc. High standard/target without any follow up on continued trainings makes for a disheartening work atmosphere when targets are not being met across the board.


  11. Helpful (1)

    Sales

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Marcus Evans full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The downtown location was awesome

    Cons

    The pay and leads where no good at all. The computers were out dated and old

    Advice to Management

    Give more trainings



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