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Sales Partnerships Reviews

Updated January 21, 2015
Updated January 21, 2015
18 Reviews
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Frederick Kessler
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  1.  

    Good company, Interesting work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sales Partnerships

    Pros

    Very good training for most positions. Friendly, approachable management. Stable, long time business.

    Cons

    My position is new so there are some gaps of understanding and process.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    A waste of time

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

    I worked at Sales Partnerships full-time

    Pros

    The only pro is that you can hone your sales skills at SPI because you will talk to a lot of people and get over any shyness.

    Cons

    First of all, please note that all the positive reviews are from people who work in corporate (Colorado).

    Where to begin? The salary is constantly being cut for any and all reasons. One time we lost a day's pay because it snowed and we couldn't get out. Another day they decided to close for a holiday and decided not to pay us for the day. Commissions are always screwed with. Every little technicality results in not getting paid. I had sales that they didn't pay me for because they were cancelled. When I checked on them I found out they did not cancel. I brought this up to management and they said they would pay me for them, which they never did.

    They will fire you almost right away and even if you do well for months and months and months they'll fire you the first time that you struggle. Customers are not the least bit important, they are to be screwed over and forgotten. At one point I was chastised for not making any sales for an entire week which would be fine (I guess) except for the fact that I was on vacation for that week.

    I should also note that their general practice was to interview people for one week a month, train them for another week and then give them a week or two to sink or swim at which point almost all of them get fired. Without any exaggeration I can say that only about 5% of these people last a year or more. The average length of employment is 2-5 months.

    Also, in the time I was there they absolutely did not offer benefits.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep your promises and turn into a professional sales organization instead of just hiring and firing people all the time.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Sales

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - OUTSIDE SALES in Colorado Springs, CO
    Former Employee - OUTSIDE SALES in Colorado Springs, CO

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

    Pros

    Great place to work all coworkers are easy to get along

    Cons

    Excellent team of coworkers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Yes

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Excellent

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Business Consultant in Westminster, CO
    Former Employee - Business Consultant in Westminster, CO

    I worked at Sales Partnerships full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly environment - excellent pay structure

    Cons

    need to be good at sales

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Excellent

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Sales Guns for Hire - Project Sales

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Broomfield, CO
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Broomfield, CO

    I worked at Sales Partnerships full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Good inside sales calling environment, benefits and base salaries negotiated for each sales project. Excellent team of co-workers and sales floor management. It is inside sales, you have to be able to dial the phone and close business.

    Cons

    In a sales project oriented business, there is constant change because projects come and go. Sales strategies were typically undefined and had to be developed during the project start up leading to high turnover.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    In general senior management was good, however, they should be more open to input from the subordinates. Also, occasional conflict between senior partners leaked out to the sales team causing issues.

    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Entry Sales with little stress.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Business Consultant in Burlingame, CA
    Former Employee - Business Consultant in Burlingame, CA

    I worked at Sales Partnerships full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Camaraderie with local team was fantastic.

    Cons

    Major disconnect with main office.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Could be better

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

    I worked at Sales Partnerships full-time

    Pros

    If you like Sales and talking to and helping people; if you love the challenge, you might want to consider the job.

    Cons

    They will deduct what they can from your income. You cannot get the commissions you worked so hard for if you are no longer with the company. What they call 'salary' is not really salary. You get deductions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take care of your employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Sales Partnerships Response

    Apr 8, 2014CEO

    It is absolutely true that deductions take place when equipment is not returned. The comment about commissions isn't true excepting if when someone resigns with no notice. In that case, they will ... More

  9.  

    Poor Commissions at Quota, Tracked Hourly via Phone, No Health Benefits

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Outside Sales, Energy Program in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Outside Sales, Energy Program in Baltimore, MD

    I have been working at Sales Partnerships full-time

    Pros

    It may sound like sour grapes, but their aren't many. I have been very successful with SPI, but the situation has deteriorated rapidly in the last year. You will receive a base salary, and commissions (albeit meager). This is an adequate introduction to outside sales for recent college grads while they are still looking for a more promising, and permanent career.

    Cons

    - No medical benefits
    - Commissions for commercial energy are woeful. At quota, best case scenario $600 under current client agreement.
    - Unsatisfactory auto allowance
    - Tracked hourly on your company phone
    - Accountable to a daily quota
    - Director has never actively been accountable for a quota, or managed a territory
    - Amount of pressure to perform is not justified by compensation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sales Director lacks comprehensive understanding of energy market.

    My advice for the energy program would be, instead of W2 employees, use independent contractors. This would eliminate overhead on salaries and tracking technology.

    Salaries should be commensurate with current COL in different markets, and reflective of experience in industry.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Sales Partnerships Response

    Apr 8, 2014CEO

    This review is flatly untrue. We offer medical benefits - perhaps the rep in question was referring to switching to a new provider but, like most companies, we switch from provider to provider every ... More

  10.  

    Not very organized and poor management

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in DFW, TX
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in DFW, TX

    I have been working at Sales Partnerships full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Work independent, with unlimited commissions.

    Cons

    Only pay once a month, small travel expense no way near what it will cost you. High turnover, poor training

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get organized and take care of your employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Sales Partnerships Response

    Apr 8, 2014CEO

    Pay is broken into mid-month and end of month. Travel allowances vary from program to program - the more travel that is expected, the higher the allowance. Our turnover rates are 1/4 the industry ... More

  11.  

    bad experience

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sales Partnerships

    Pros

    the people, the hours, the location

    Cons

    bad money, high turnover, no opportuniity

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