SilverFern

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SilverFern Reviews in Chicago, IL

Updated February 11, 2015
Updated February 11, 2015
14 Reviews
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Learned a lot, Made good friends.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Lead Executicve in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Lead Executicve in Chicago, IL

    I worked at SilverFern full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    There is a family atmosphere there that made it a very fun and energetic experience. I Loved that there was an emphasis on philanthropy and helping others. and the best perk of all is starting work in the afternoon, it gave me the whole morning to do anything I needed for the day!

    Cons

    Sometimes customers are rude and that can get frustrating.

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

    Account Rep - Decent entry level opportunity so far

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Representative in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Account Representative in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    I have never worked anywhere where the employees were all decent, hardworking, genuine individuals. These people are relentless with their drive and work ethic, and really forced me to step up my game within the first few days of employment. Management staff has over 25 years of combined experience, so I'm pretty sure I can learn a lot if I stick around. Pay is uncapped, which I LOVE.

    Cons

    Work-life balance seems like it can be tricky if you have a family, but it seems people are able to do it successfully. Have seen some turnover do to former employees causing some drama and stirring the pot (mostly on here), but that happens in most companies, especially in sales or customer service based roles. I ignored some of the other posts I saw on here and am glad I did.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work. My only advice would be to set aside more time when everyone is in the office to have 1 on 1 meetings.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 3 people found this helpful  

    The behavior that is tolerated at SilverFern is disappointing and unacceptable for any professional environment.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Acquisition Specialist in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Sales Acquisition Specialist in Chicago, IL

    I worked at SilverFern full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Door to door sales ("marketing") from 12:00 to 8:00 pm 5-6 days a week is what this position entails. If you enjoy the extreme elements Chicago has to offer or asking strangers for personal information on their doorstep, this is the job for you.

    Cons

    Management is unworthy of authority. If you're a female, you will be subject to inappropriate comments, lingering looks and unwanted body language. Repeatedly. Upon vocalizing your concern, you will be shamed and treated cruely. If you're a male with any respect for women, you'll soon be made aware of this behavior aswell.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do not continue to mislead vulnerable applicants and employees into believing that you have something to offer them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 6 people found this helpful  

    Not for the weak hearted

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at SilverFern full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    The training program is focused on developing management skills and career advancement. Work ethic required to advance, there is no room for anything but 100% effort
    -Advancement
    -Transferable Skills
    -Budgeting
    -Administration
    -Training
    -Interviewing
    -Mentor-ship
    -Competitive
    - Work environment
    - Charity

    Cons

    Work ethic is noticed, no room to slack off

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you're doing!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 12 people found this helpful  

    VERY high turnover, CEO Derek is a gossip.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Lead in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Lead in Chicago, IL

    I worked at SilverFern full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    I met some great people there and absolutely NONE of them were assistant managers or above. Management is a joke.

    Cons

    Well over 40hrs that you are NOT properly compensated for and a 6 day week. You are expected to work from 11:30am to about 9pm during the week and from 10 to 3-6 on Saturdays. They lie and tell you that it is 40hrs a week but you are expected to be there MUCH more than than. Not including weekly team nights which are also, not optional no matter what you are being told.

    The CEO Derek is a perv and if you are a woman, he will definitely make you uncomfortable. Derek will create personal vendettas against other employees and start gossip/rumors. I have NEVER worked for a company where the CEO finds this type of behavior acceptable.

    The pay is very inconsistent, and while you are training you make a total of $0.

    This is the reason the turnover rate is so unbelievably high.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Behave professionally and stop acting like a child with hurt feelings all the time DEREK. Also, be more honest about the time expectations of the job. It IS more that 40 hours a week and Saturdays are NOT a "half day".

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 4 people found this helpful  

    Customer acquisition specialist

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Acquisition Specialist in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Customer Acquisition Specialist in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    -real life communications/sales/management experience
    -growth opportunities
    -good environment with helpful coworkers

    Cons

    Strong work ethic required, not for the type of people that just want a random job

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 5 people found this helpful  

    When the calf becomes a bull

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Lead Account Executive in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Lead Account Executive in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    A great work environment, peers, growth potential and Transferable skills

    Cons

    100% focus every minute of everyday

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Showing the benefits of what we do early on in office.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 5 people found this helpful  

    Unlike any company I've ever worked for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Lead Account Executive in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Lead Account Executive in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at SilverFern full-time

    Pros

    Positive energy hydrates the air the minute you step into atmosphere

    Cons

    I m not there now its the weekend!!!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep dong what you are doing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 3 people found this helpful  

    Amazing oppurtunity for a career!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Lead Account Executive in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Lead Account Executive in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at SilverFern full-time

    Pros

    The business culture provided is unlike any other job or career out there. The ability to advance is laid out in front of you and encouraged beacause growth for the client means more oppurtunity for the business and employees.

    Cons

    The hours required for the job go well beyond those of your average work week. As transparent as the business structure tries to be there are a lot of small details left out of the initial breakdown that could sway some people in the opposite direction.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 4 people found this helpful  

    More than meets the eye..

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Acquisition & Training Specialist in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Acquisition & Training Specialist in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Great team based environment with an awesome atmosphere, both directors and all employees are great to be around. It's more than just a job, you find yourself getting closer and closer with not only fellow colleagues but management as well.

    Cons

    The job is a lot of work and a lot of dedication, but very rewarding as well. If you have a strong work ethic it's easy to strive in this industry.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work and keep promoting quality leaders!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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