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SHI International Reviews in Somerset, NJ

Updated July 10, 2014
Updated July 10, 2014
97 Reviews

3.2
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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)

  • Surrounded by lots of great people who have the flexibility to be creative and provide feedback to executive management for improvements (in 5 reviews)


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

  • Low base salaries for experienced sales reps so the financial peaks and valleys can be extreme (in 6 reviews)

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  1.  

    Comfortable work enviroment

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative  in  Somerset, NJ
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Somerset, NJ

    Pros

    Flex hours, good pay if you sell alot of high margin product and services, friendly co-workers who are often very helpful. Women and minority owned.

    Cons

    lots of low margin products, some staff are in their positions just because of their tenure..

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    consider everthing that is being said and listen all opinions.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Satisfied

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Account Manager  in  Somerset, NJ
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Account Manager in Somerset, NJ

    Pros

    Great work culture. Laid back depending on your manager. Room for growth if you put in the effort to stand out. Busy enough so you're not bored, but not so busy that you're overworked.

    Cons

    Very young workplace. Over 30 is overage in the Inside sales position (Entry Level). Low pay but equal for everyone.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Job advancement is too heavily based on time with the company and not based on experience.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    IAM

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Inside Account Manager  in  Somerset, NJ
    Current Employee - Inside Account Manager in Somerset, NJ

    Pros

    Fun, young environment. Great management. Ability to grow within the company. Overall good company. Gym in building is an extra perk.

    Cons

    Pretty boring work. Desk job. Could be on a really great team or could be on a terrible one. Mainly based on luck and up to your training managers discretion. Not much of a challenging role

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Restructure training program and placement procedures

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Experienced professionals beware!

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    Current Employee - Sales Support  in  Somerset, NJ
    Current Employee - Sales Support in Somerset, NJ

    Pros

    Woman owned company, pregnant woman friendly. Free reserved parking ; just get prego.
    -Commons area has added games like Dave and Busters for you to enjoy.
    -A Gym and classes you can take.

    Cons

    No growth, No or little raise, Company grew too fast and got too cheap.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your business and employees better not just the God fathered people who started in 1989. Value and respect, invest in your employees. Stop being cheap, and hiring college grads with art degrees. Stop using DOS, for your internal system; aka SHOES. Become effective, use the products you resell for your own business instead of cheaply like referring to Excel as an ERP system. And lastly, stick to your niche. Investing in cloud business and branding it as SHI, is a terrible idea. Customers dont wanr that. Leave cloud to the pros.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great if you're a longtime employee, not so much for new ones

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Somerset, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Somerset, NJ

    Pros

    You'll certainly get a great overview of the IT industry, as well as the opportunity to make plenty of industry contacts. Learn what you can (which is a lot) and take that experience to your next job.

    Cons

    If you began working for SHI between 1996 and 2002, congratulations. You're part of the elite that was promoted to management and apparently can do no wrong. (To be fair, some of the managers meeting this criteria are very good at what they do, but others ... eek.) if you came afterwards, you're guaranteed to do a lot of the work and to get little thanks in terms of compensation or advancement. It's a very political environment - employees don't call it "SHI High" for nothing - and who you know is way more important than your quality of work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop running the company like its 1998. You say you're making all the right moves but look closely - middle management all works for their own agenda, and not cooperatively. And some managers need to start delegating more work to the people who actually report to them (who are pretty good at what they do!) rather than trying to do everything themselves so they get all the credit.

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Cube Farm Work Horse

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Inside Account Manager  in  Somerset, NJ
    Current Employee - Inside Account Manager in Somerset, NJ

    Pros

    Good job right out of college - dont expect much else
    Various vendor events
    Some managers are fantastic like mine. They care about you and want to help - but are shut down by higher management when they make suggestions to make things better

    Cons

    Its a cube farm. Sit at your desk, place orders, deal with crap from customers/vendors, dont talk to anyone. Yes you have vendor events, you get free stuff and food but its all perks for a crap job. Its work work work with no bonus. We dont get paid enough for what we do. It could be a blizzard outside - horrible conditions ex. Hurricane Sandy - and they still expect you to come in and take away PTO days if you do not. I am currently applying to other jobs to leave this place. They dont care about you. Youre just a number. High turn over.

    Good for right out of school for "experience" then leave - I dont know how some people stay here this long

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Care more about your employees. A ping pong table will not make up for the fact that you take away our PTO for horrible weather conditions. We dont get paid enough to kill ourselves and come into work.

    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Great company to gain experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Somerset, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Somerset, NJ

    Pros

    I've been here going on 3 years and it's been great. The company is growing so there are opportunities for growth within the company. Every place has some cons, but overall this is a great place to work with a great vibe.

    Opportunities to learn, managers who want to help you advance, amazing culture, and (mostly) awesome co-workers

    Cons

    Low pay, really my only issue

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay employees (if they are good at what they do) more to have qualified teams to support the business.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    review company

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

    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
  10.  

    SHI Review

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    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant  in  Somerset, NJ
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Somerset, NJ

    Pros

    Good Company to work for, in terms of working at Headquarters,

    Cons

    as for the warehouse,
    I wouldn't suggest working there.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great for starting off and just graduated college

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Account Manager  in  Somerset, NJ
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Account Manager in Somerset, NJ

    Pros

    A lot good/great company perks
    - Full gym with classes for people that work out daily
    -You get a lot of free lunches and breakfasts
    -They treat their employees fairly well compared to other companies I have been at
    -A lot of options to move around within the company

    Cons

    -A little bit on the low side relative to other companies-
    - Very mundane and not very thought provoking challenges for Inside Account Managers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please let employees transition to other companies or else they will leave on their own.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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