ScentAir Technologies

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Updated Jun 28, 2014

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2.4 26 reviews

27% Approve of the CEO

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Andrew Kindfuller

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29% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Good place if you have a good work ethic.

    Accounts Receivable (Former Employee) Charlotte, NC

    ProsSome coworkers were great to work with, genuinely nice people. Job satisfaction comes more from achieving person goals.

    ConsIt was hard to achieve as much as possible when people play games. Management made unrealistic demands of your personal time, as in "volunteering" to paint walls after you had worked all day. Time to grow up.

    Advice to Senior ManagementHope you are looking at the people behind your achievements.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good Product..Awful Management

    Account Executive (Former Employee)

    ProsThe product is good and is fun to present to prospects.

    ConsThe management, HR, and CEO are in a bubble. The company's core values are not followed. The expectations are unrealistic and the pressure is high. The regional managers don't have clue of what really goes on in the day to day sales cycle and couldn't actually sell the product if they had to. They are just there to send cartoons, motivational quotes and keep the facade going. The company is very deceptive. Managers and trainers are at times abusive and intimidation is used to manage, going all the way to the top of the ladder. What a shame the owners of this company don't reach out to the employees, and not just the ones that are successful every month by default of their territory. The turnover in this company says it all!

    Advice to Senior ManagementThere is nothing you could teach to the current management. They do not take advice.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Core Values are Just Words on the Wall

    Account Executive (Current Employee)

    ProsFlexible hours and autonomy. I have some great co-workers that create a sense of community

    ConsManagers are a bunch of cheerleaders that don't really take the time to get to know you or your territory. They think if they send you a motivational email, that magically you will land the sales you have been working on. They don't respect their employees, you are only as good as your current months numbers.

    Advice to Senior ManagementRead and practice the core values. This will help create a good, trusting culture and will help motivate you employees to help this company grow.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Nice product, BAD management

    Sales Representative (Former Employee)

    Proswork from home, building territory, dealing with decision makers

    Consmicromanagement, no support for field reps who are struggling, unfair expectations for less productive territories,(middle of New Mexico, Montana, etc)

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe truthful will potential field reps about the actual commissions to be made in a territory, not some 'pie in the sky' number

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Awful HR and CEO

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsThere are no pros to working here, built on a house of cards.

    ConsPolitical nightmare. Forcing people into high dollar contracts for a low cost item. No real collection agency, but they threaten. Pricing structure...there isn't one...highly illegal, cant believe they are still in business.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe current CEO is not in for the long term success of the business, He are only interested in pumping the company up so they can sell it. Very hard on the employees. Get rid of your biggest investor...rip off. Company needs to grow up and follow the federal rules, very shady.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Employees Do NOT come first!!!

    Slave to the Man (Current Employee) Charlotte, NC

    ProsIt's a job...that's about it. New hires will quickly learn that demands are unreasonable and that current management team has GOT TO GO!!!!

    ConsManagement spends too much time focusing on sales, sales, sales, but never focuses on the achievements in any other departments. Company has been around since 2004, but has YET to turn a profit! Sales are up and moral is rock bottom. Some managers make it their business to pry into employees personal lives and try to create disharmony among their groups. One of their "values" is Communication, but they have a long road to hoe. CEO decided to remove employee suggestion box because he didn't want to hear the voice of the people...even when a corporate Director was in our company meeting. This use to be a fun place to work, until the new CEO stepped in. We all quickly found out he is very two-faced...wears a persona of a nice chummy guy, but all they while looking for a way to cut you deep and make you look bad. He should grow some hair!!!

    Advice to Senior ManagementPut employees first, after all, you have no profit if you cannot motivate a great working environment!!! Fire the current CEO and bring in someone with more international expertise !!!

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Horrible Engineering Department

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsEasy enough work, Solidworks surfacing techniques can be useful. Interesting projects.

    ConsEverything is disorganized in terms of engineering data, no data management system. Unrealistic expectations from engineering management.

    Engineering management is argumentative and has communication issues. Micromanagement. Don't try to put your ideas out there.

    Last two guys before me left for the same reasons. "Deadline is more important than doing it right."

    Meetings are disorganized and tangential; no real leadership or agenda.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet a consultant in there and streamline your meetings. Get an EDM and find a new engineering manager

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Management is out of touch with the needs of the company and their employees.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsThis aroma product requires a unique presentation that may include scent sampling in groups. This can be a fun process.

    ConsThe product is only appropriate for niche businesses. Company expectations are too high with no customization of goals based on market potential. The management is very high pressure with little insight or assistance when you reach sales production challenges. A very churn and burn mentality. Other than the large metro areas with many hotel resorts and casinos opportunities, many markets have had a hard time keeping an account executive for more than 1-2 years. They give account executives a ramp up period so it takes about about 6 months and then the pressure really begins. The initial training at the corporate office spends most of the time on silly antics and attempting to appear that the company is lighthearted and has a fun corporate environment. They do not give account executives the tools to sell. When you go out into the field, it is a rude awaking as to the actual negative pressure that you feel and the lack of support to be successful. Most territories are very large and to meet appointment and sales expectations, you will be traveling your state on a weekly basis. There is not a set budget for overnight hotel stays so plan to be on the road all the time.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMany employees have tried to share the challenges they face and to enlist your help to no avail. It appears that management has different goals and objectives than the account executives. Management tries very hard to keep the facade of the company in place while ignoring the true issues the company faces.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Nice company culture, limited customer base, awful Regional Manager

    Sales Representative (Former Employee) San Francisco, CA

    ProsGood work tools, home office, flexibility

    ConsIneffective sales support from home office and after training, favoritism,sweatshop mentality from management, inaccurate salary expectations from corporate.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe honest with sales reps regarding the actual dollar amount that can be made.
    Upper management, require Regional management candidates to work in territory as a Sales Rep, to better understand the 'day to day' of their sales team.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Scentair

    Account Executive (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat gap filler. Business model is sound and a wonderful support staff. Highly recommend as a secondary income.

    ConsVery restricted sales in terms who can use the product

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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