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SMS Reviews in Buffalo Grove, IL

Updated August 11, 2014
Updated August 11, 2014
49 Reviews
2.9
49 Reviews
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    a very disorganized, frantic sales floor.

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    Former Employee - Business Consultant in Buffalo Grove, IL
    Former Employee - Business Consultant in Buffalo Grove, IL

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

    Pros

    There is opportunity to make money here

    Cons

    what they tell you is that there is high turn over and you have to survive on minimum wage until prove your sales skills, this could take months to occur.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    they should offer a better training ramp up income.

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

    Terrible Company

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    Former Employee - Business Coordinator in Buffalo Grove, IL
    Former Employee - Business Coordinator in Buffalo Grove, IL

    I worked at SMS full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    None....the pay is a LIE. you will never make commission

    Cons

    Almost all employees have several felonies and it's the only place they can get a job. Management is completely screwed up and disrespectful. They teach you to sell lies and you don't have set hours, you cannot leave until you meet your goal unless you want to be fired. They even have security in the main room because employees get crazy and they have to break up fights. Look them up on google before you consider...all they're about is scamming people out of their money

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 3 people found this helpful  

    A very business like and professional atmosphere, results oriented.

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    Former Employee - Inside Sales in Buffalo Grove, IL
    Former Employee - Inside Sales in Buffalo Grove, IL

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

    Pros

    Sales bonuses.good atmosphere, competitive, sporting tickets, free dinners and cash as bonuses. The organization has a good model and structure, and is aggressive in pursuing new clients. Inside sales has warm leads, already visited by outside sales representatives.

    Cons

    Repetitive, phone calls all day many clients to contact across U.S. and Canada.

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

    Company culture reflects concern for its client, its employees and the community

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Marketing Executive in Buffalo Grove, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Marketing Executive in Buffalo Grove, IL

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

    Pros

    There are opportunities for advancement within the company; potential for excellent income for those who work hard consistently; the company provides regular and highly motivating recognition for achievement.

    Cons

    Very little variation in the day to day activities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A fitness room would provide fun, healthy breaks for employees who spend most of the day seated in front of a computer.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great place if you are willing to work hard-make a great living!

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    Current Employee - Hiring Manager in Buffalo Grove, IL
    Current Employee - Hiring Manager in Buffalo Grove, IL

    I have been working at SMS full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    If you enjoy helping companies and helping people and have a great work ethic, the money will certainly follow. SMS has provided me a great opportunity for 20 years.

    Cons

    Long hours, far from home

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    A family-orientated company

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    Current Employee - Recruiter in Buffalo Grove, IL
    Current Employee - Recruiter in Buffalo Grove, IL

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

    Pros

    No evenings or weekends.
    It's a place where people can start a new career, to get back on their feet with the recession that we are in.
    Very family-friendly atmosphere
    This company gives the the opportunity to do what I've dreamed of doing.
    Selling something that is beneficial to business owners.

    Cons

    Some people don't put 100% into their position.
    Some employees take extended and/or multiple allotted breaks.
    More team work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More scheduled meetings

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Earn what you are worth

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    Current Employee - Senior Hiring Manager in Buffalo Grove, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Hiring Manager in Buffalo Grove, IL

    I have been working at SMS full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Earn what you are worth.... Daily training.... Always growth to move up!

    Cons

    High volume of phone calls

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to start a rewarding career!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Area Manager in Buffalo Grove, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Area Manager in Buffalo Grove, IL

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

    Pros

    Opportunities for advancement, team environment, offer qualify service, good bonuses and incentives, effective training

    Cons

    High health insurance cost, some overtime

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Best Inside Sales Job in America

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    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Buffalo Grove, IL
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Buffalo Grove, IL

    I worked at SMS full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    great people, company, money, advancement. you write your own paycheck, they give you all the tools and training to produce and you can earn a 6 figure income your first year, you just have to use what they give you and never give up

    Cons

    I really do not see any negative aspects, I am very please with everything at the company. It has allowed me to save for my retirement in just 10 years working I saved over $400,000 plus the 401k earned me over $550,000 has allowed me to retire at 43, where else can you do that?

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep up the good work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Global Company

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    Current Employee - SAM in Buffalo Grove, IL
    Current Employee - SAM in Buffalo Grove, IL

    I have been working at SMS full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    SMS-NA provides insightful solutions to drive the growth of their business clients as well as extraordinary career opportunities and personal development for its employees. They view diversity as a strength and they are committed to being an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.

    Cons

    Some mundane, but necessary paperwork.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great peers
    Work from home
    Supportive management
    Incredible pay & bonuses
    Top-notch training
    I look forward to coming to work!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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