SHI International

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SHI International Reviews

Updated December 18, 2014
Updated December 18, 2014
116 Reviews
3.5
116 Reviews
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SHI International President and CEO Thai Lee
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • It can be a laid back, flexible work place but that can also depend on your manager (in 10 reviews)

  • Great place to work, definitely somewhere that fits into my long-term career goals (in 7 reviews)


Cons
  • Inside sales reps in Austin are offered 3 times the starting base pay of inside reps in NJ (in 8 reviews)

  • Upper management is part of a good ole boys club that came from one of SHIs competitors (in 8 reviews)

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Its an Animal House

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at SHI International

    Pros

    Great way to learn IT industry in all ways. You can become very dangerous learning the industry from SHI. Decent pay.

    Cons

    The leadership says they care...don't believe the hype. Its a shark tank, period. Stay away, lest you be eaten. Very selfish company with a "me me me" mentality. Everyone also constantly passes the buck, unwilling to help. Instead, you get a snarky condescending used car salesman atmosphere. This company has a lot of hubris (just go to a sales conference awards show to see what I mean). However, theres a sprinkling of some genuine good people there.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Realize that just because YOU think you have a value prop that is sooooo good, doesn't mean much. In reality, customers view you as self serving jerks, rather than truly caring consultants. Simplify and hire/train more true professionals rather than some 21 yr old college kids. Your corp division is a bunch of out of control punk kids.

  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Need to Review Growth Plan & Management Accountability

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at SHI International

    Pros

    -Young, vivacious, but professional environment

    Cons

    -Management brought in from competitors has skewed company's growth plan & vision
    -Disparity of how management is held accountable for their actions
    -Very stiff consequences for minor offences committed by some individuals and no consequences for larger ones committed by others

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    For upper management specifically, review the standards to which you hold your managers on the team level (inside & field). Set precedent to what is acceptable/unacceptable behavior and hold all to the same consequences.

    Also note, hiring more heads doesn't always equate to more profit.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    review company

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    Former Employee - Contracts Manager in Somerset, NJ
    Former Employee - Contracts Manager in Somerset, NJ

    I worked at SHI International full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Very youthful colleagues, high energy, good atmosphere, great HR.

    Cons

    Not enough work in a small start-up group, made it very difficult to go in every day and look for things to do. Now I'm back to drawing board.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Little training, high expectations

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Executive
    Current Employee - Account Executive

    I have been working at SHI International full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    You get to meet and work really great and energetic people, the commission rate is decent compared to other companies

    Cons

    Managers have little upper management training, you receive little to no training and the expectations are very high,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your sales people when they have complaints or concerns and actually address them and not just tell them they're being looked at.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Account Exectuive

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    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Account Executive in New Brunswick, NJ
    Current Employee - Account Executive in New Brunswick, NJ

    I have been working at SHI International full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great oppurtunities for learning IT industry

    Cons

    As company grows and profits rise some employees are not compensated for hardwork No Recognition or appreciation from Upper management HR

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Just to be aware that we are people and not just numbers Fix HR constant taking away of benefits

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Ehh..

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at SHI International full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Dress code, young workers, laid back atmosphere

    Cons

    Micro- managed, unprofessional, long hours, little pay

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Pretty cool place to work for college grads getting their feet wet in the world of IT Sales

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at SHI International full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    great place to work in austin

    Cons

    none that I can think of at this time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company and vision for growth.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Executive
    Current Employee - Account Executive

    I have been working at SHI International full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    -Great cultire and work life balance
    -Comp plan is excellent - once book of business is built six figure income
    -Surrounded by lots of great people who have the flexibility to be creative and provide feedback to executive management for improvements
    -Great place to become well versed in multiple technologies

    Cons

    -Company politics have too much weight on opportunities for growth
    - Flavor of the month training strategy - doesnt allow for follow through of trainings to improve go to market strategy for reps; you're pushed to something new before you can get comfortable with previous product training/campaign
    -Lack of support from middle management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire managers from within, and implement guidelines around account management. Feels as though you are competing against your own company at times when call center reps are prospecting the same accounts as field sales reps

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Diligent effort is not rewarded

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at SHI International (less than an year)

    Pros

    Very energetic, youthful environment.
    New office appears to take into consideration employee wellness and development.
    Company has been growing at a high rate year after year.

    Cons

    Promotions appear to not be based on hard efforts but rather on favoritism.
    Compensation appears to be below-average; not making an effort to reduce turnover.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be consistent with your promises of rewarding those who work hard.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Sales

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    Current Employee - OUTSIDE SALES in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - OUTSIDE SALES in Austin, TX

    I have been working at SHI International full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Fast growing, many opportunities for advancement and making $, obtainable goals, part of a team, positive work environment, inspirational leaders, constant learning and growth opportunities

    Cons

    Sales can be stressful at times, systems can be slow, sometimes everything feels like it is a priority, have to be comfortable with inspection

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on positive recognition of performance.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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