Telekenex Reviews

Updated April 17, 2014
Updated April 17, 2014
6 Reviews
1.8
6 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great experience!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IT-Support  in  San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - IT-Support in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Telekenex full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Open to new technology
    Family like culture
    Things get done quickly
    Great people

    Cons

    Small staff large workload
    Work weekends

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lean and mean could add staff to handle more

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Senior Sales Executive

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Telekenex full-time

    Pros

    Really good technology and a good network. Good product. Nationwide MPLS Network

    Cons

    Have no idea how to market. Only purpose for their existence was to be sold. Had no intentions on being in business when Telepacific walked away from the purchase.

  3.  

    Awesome, until the owners got greedy and sent support to El Salvador

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Telekenex full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    They had some pretty awesome people working there.. No idea if they are still around or not.

    Cons

    -no raises
    -no bonuses
    -no communication with upper management
    -equipment used in network is subpar causing outage after outage
    -on-call 24/7, even on vacation
    -The CEO and COO need to focus on the company and stop the coitus with the El Salvadorian women; disgusting, both married and have kids.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    stop being greedy, Telecommunications is a small industry and it will eventually come back and destroy your company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Truly Terrible Company - Stay far away-

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Consultant  in  San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Consultant in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Telekenex full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Decent training program if you are new to telecom, and there are a few decent people there.

    Cons

    Awful Leadership! From CEO through the Director Level. Product is sub par and very difficult to sell while being honest. Little to no marketing, or marketing support. Be prepared to sell again their bad reputation in the bay area also. To put it in an unique prescriptive-- they are using laptops from the early 2000's and have blocked access to Facebook. - nuff said.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve your product, adjust your pricing and make it something someone can sell.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  6.  

    Decent solution, long sales cycles poor sales management

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Sales Consultant  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Consultant in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Telekenex

    Pros

    Good solution
    Good solution architects and good sales trainers for customer facing training.
    Good sales mock presentation demos with peers.

    Cons

    Micro managers
    Poor training
    Poor corporate facilities
    Poor or no parking at corporate facilities
    very little flexibility compared to other outside sales professionals

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better product training needed

    Doesn't Recommend
  7.  

    Churn and burn

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales
    Former Employee - Sales

    I worked at Telekenex

    Pros

    Comp plan was pretty good, but nobody lasts long enough to make it. Seems like everything changes week to week. Most sales people last well under a year.

    Cons

    No management support, no leads, tons of cold calling, company has poor reputation, no legit reference clients, industry is really competitive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Where would I even start. Spend some money on marketing. Improve the network so existing customers would consider giving the company a good reference.

    Doesn't Recommend

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