Pacific Office Automation Reviews

Updated July 25, 2015
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Pros
  • If you want to be rewarded for your hard work then work here (in 4 reviews)

  • Good benefits: insurance (medical, dental, vision) 401k match, etc (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • Long hours, but the harder you work, the better results you see (in 7 reviews)

  • No work life balance, no to little time off, 12 hour work days, and mandatory outings off hours (in 2 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (1)

    Best Kept Secret in Hard Sales!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Field Sales Manager in Tempe, AZ
    Current Employee - Field Sales Manager in Tempe, AZ

    I have been working at Pacific Office Automation full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I would not work for any other company in this industry. The team oriented culture, industry leading sales training and the ability to earn to your potential make this career path an amazing one.

    Cons

    You have to be willing to invest the time to grow your skills and knowledge to a point where you can be unconsciously competent in the sales process and product knowledge of our company and industry.


  2. Field Sales Manager

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pleasanton, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pleasanton, CA

    I have been working at Pacific Office Automation full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    "Awesome Company" High-Risk, High Reward, Excellent Benefits, 401K, Great Health Insurance + Dental, Free Trips, Excellent Compensation, Excellent Culture and Company Values. Constant opportunity for development & growth for those who want it.

    Cons

    Can't really think of any cons.

    Advice to Management

    Excellent job.


  3. Great Place to Work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Representative
    Current Employee - Sales Representative

    I have been working at Pacific Office Automation

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Fast paced, challenging but rewarding, what you put in is what you will receive. The culture is amazing if you enjoy a work hard play hard atmosphere. Great place to work if you are a recent graduate entering the workforce.

    Cons

    Have to be ok with direct management. It is longer hours, definitely not a 9-5, but the extra hours will reflect in the pay you and commission that you make.


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  5. Stable company

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

    I have been working at Pacific Office Automation full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits, good 401k, pretty well put together teams and everyone pitches in.

    Cons

    Company cars are LITTLE, but did recently get tinted.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work. Your on the right road.


  6. Field Service Technician

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Field Service Technician, Copy Machines in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Field Service Technician, Copy Machines in Salt Lake City, UT

    I have been working at Pacific Office Automation

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    This company has provide great opportunities to gain experience and grow within. The culture and atmosphere is amazing they make feel like family I always felt that I could talk to management about any concerns or issues. They gave the opportunity to gain experience and they lay out a plan for me to grow within the company.Great Benefits!!

    Cons

    The process to get hire

    Pacific Office Automation Response

    Jul 1, 2015 – Corporate Recruiter

    We appreciate you taking the time to review your work experience at POA. The success of the company depends on the cohesion of our team, so we’re especially glad to hear that you feel you have a ... More


  7. Mmmmm

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Field Service Technician, Copy Machines in Mesa, AZ
    Former Employee - Field Service Technician, Copy Machines in Mesa, AZ

    I worked at Pacific Office Automation full-time (More than a year)

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Insurance was the best thing

    Cons

    No rasies employed for 1.5 no 90day or year review or rasie

    Advice to Management

    None never got to meet Doug heard he's a good guy


  8. Helpful (1)

    Great Company for the Strong Willed

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Executive
    Current Employee - Account Executive

    I have been working at Pacific Office Automation full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good 401k and insurance The comp structure, which is the best in the industry, has never changed This company is willing to take chances on employees and give them a shot at sales This company will push you out of your comfort zone, and 100% of the time you come out a better sales rep as a result.

    Cons

    Sometimes processes can seem a little disconnected post sale, but good account management can at least alleviate majority of the issues.

    Advice to Management

    Take a little time to check on the well being of young reps. This is a tough industry, and most people are taking their first crack at outside sales in it. Saving one extra rep out of ten could pay off in the long run, especially in developed markets.


  9. Good Stepping Stone Job

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant

    I worked at Pacific Office Automation full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    This is a great company to start with! The culture of this company is fun, energetic, and motivating. It was always fun to interact with coworkers and the company really promotes a high level of teamwork. You have to be willing to work hard without much guidance, but if you are a self starter with a high level of motivation, you will be successful with the company!

    Cons

    As an admin, you really don't get much authority in anything you do. Everything (and I mean EVERYTHING) has to be approved by multiple supervisors before you can do anything. There is also very little room for advancement within this company, especially at their headquarters. If you know this going in and are ok with it, it's a great job! If you want a job where you can grow within the company and are trusted to do your job correctly, this company is not for you.

    Advice to Management

    Promote from within and be loyal to your current employees before looking for external candidates.


  10. Hard Sales, Long Hours, Potential for Big Income

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Pacific Office Automation

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Younger Energetic Sales Team, management pays for trips, booze, and dinners. Ability to take ownership of your work and your pay. Great for hard working sales people.

    Cons

    Long Hours, Not Great Work Life Balance

    Advice to Management

    Buy your sales people taxis

    Pacific Office Automation Response

    Jun 15, 2015 – Corporate Recruiter

    Thank you for your candid summary of the work culture at POA. We certainly pride ourselves on being a hardworking company, and often attract talent that really gives their all when it comes to their ... More


  11. Great training in a difficult industry

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Outside Sales Representative in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Outside Sales Representative in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Pacific Office Automation full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great training program, excellent management, all the tools to make you successful.

    Cons

    Profit based commissions when you are competing against the manufacturers with little to no margin does not make it easy to make money. Especially when you do not have a salary.

    Advice to Management

    Provide a minimal salary to cut down on turnover.



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