Varipoint Reviews

Updated February 9, 2015
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  1. Good entry level job to build sales skills.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Varipoint

    Pros

    Training, coworkers, work environment. The money can be very good if you work for it.

    Cons

    Working Saturdays, hours are kinda Long, but my days usually went quickly.

    Advice to Management

    Try to be a little more transparent during interview process.

  2. pyramid scheme

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Varipoint

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    -nothing good to say about varipoint

    Cons

    -total pyramid scheme. door to door cable saleman but they get you in the door by saying it's a marketing company

    Advice to Management

    -

  3. Helpful (1)

    Straight out of the MLM playbook

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Junior Executive Manager Trainee in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Junior Executive Manager Trainee in Pittsburgh, PA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Valuable life lesson to stay away from places like this business.

    Cons

    use your own gas to peddle the product
    comission only
    door to door sales most likely with people who don't want to hear your pitch

    Advice to Management

    They won't change because MLM companies only have one way to profit. Prey on employees and have them use their own resources for the company. If the fail then the employee didn't work hard enough. If they do well then you tell them to open their own office and repeat the cycle.

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  5. Helpful (1)

    Absolutely Horrible Don't Waste Your Time!!

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Varipoint (less than a year)

    Pros

    The Employees were nice that was pretty much it

    Cons

    Long hours, unsafe neighborhoods, door to door, straight commission, I could go on and on of why this company sucks

    Advice to Management

    Tell your people in the interviews that this is a straight up door to door position and that it is commission only. Don't tell them over the phone that your going to be SALARY and make 35 - 40 thousand a year. Terrible best thing I ever did was leave and go back to my old job, this place is a joke and nothing but a SCAM!

  6. Helpful (1)

    A fun management training program!

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Varipoint

    Pros

    I got more life experience out of this job than anything else I've done in my life. I left to complete my undergraduate degree in engineering but I might just come back to this company afterwards. I learned a lot about communication and using sales in my everyday life. My social life went through the roof while being employed at this job because of the sales experience haha and the management training is the center piece of my résumé now

    Cons

    The cons would be different for every person. For me, I'm an awkward person so the sales didn't come as easily for me but luckily everyone was super friendly enough to give me lots of help that I ended up doing really well!

    Also, some people may not like the 100% commission option so they might pick the salary plus partial commission option but you end up making a lot more money doing 100% commission because the superior product was really easy to sell!

    Advice to Management

    Maybe try to streamline the interview process because I didn't know how awesome the company was until I started!

  7. Great Learning Experience!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Pitts, PA
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Pitts, PA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Varipoint has a very positive environment and your coworkers are always there to bring you up when you are feeling down. The people at Varipoint are very friendly and welcoming and I have made some life-long friends here. There are also lots of travel opportunities and fun events like Pens games! I also liked that there was a commission option, and also a base plus a commission option (because at first I wasn't really comfortable with full commission only).

    Cons

    When I accepted the position at Varipoint, I knew that the Verizon campaign was door-to-door and since I have never done that before I wanted to try something new. This might be a con for some people, but I really enjoyed not being stuck behind a desk all day. Even though this position was not for me long term, I was able to use the skills I acquired to land a job in Graphic Design!!

  8. Helpful (1)

    PYRAMID SCHEME - WASTE OF TIME

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Pittsburgh, PA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    I was lied to from start to finish. Employees are fun sometimes, but I wouldn't recommend this company to my worst enemy.

    Cons

    DO NOT BELIEVE ANYTHING THIS COMPANY SAYS - IT IS FAKE, A SCAM, FRAUD, AND PEOPLE DO NOT PROGRESS UNLESS THEY LIE TO YOU ABOUT THIS "OPPORTUNITY" - THE OWNER DOESNT EVEN SHOW UP FOR MOST DAYS! LEARN FROM MY MISTAKE AND OTHERS. AVOID AT ALL COSTS.

    I was told over the phone that the average SALARY for the job was 30-40k per year. During the interview the guy told me there are "bonuses." Later I find out its FULL COMMISSION, and even that NEVER added up right. I NEVER got a paycheck that was what I was supposed to make. After almost 3 weeks there, I hadnt even received a paycheck. It is clear from the other posts on here that this happens frequently (except for the two that were obviously written by the manager people)

    DO NOT WASTE YOUR TIME. YOU WILL LEAVE EMPTY HANDED AND IN DEBT!

    Advice to Management

    Be honest and upfront throughout the interview process and with your employees. BE THERE.

  9. Helpful (1)

    Do not waste your time

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Pittsburgh, PA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    You will never have an experience like this that can train you for the real world. If you can learn to be successful doing this, you can succeed anywhere.

    Cons

    You will train well over 150 hours and get paid 50$. You will spend 6 hours a day going door in territory that has already been worked.

    Advice to Management

    Give your employees some sort of a salary.

  10. Helpful (1)

    RUNAWAY!!!!!!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA

    I have been working at Varipoint full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    There are not positive things about working for a CULT

    Cons

    NO ONE MAKES MONEY!!!! Everyone lives together bc they are all so poor. New starts don't see their first pay check until after 3 weeks(3 weeks no pay, NO THANKS). The position is 100% commission and you work 60+ hrs a week! Everyone you work with is fake bc they need you there in order to get to the top(management). Also they say the management training program only takes 12-18 months, most people I talked it took 2 years or longer. There are also people still working there that have been there for 2+ years and have made no progress to closer to management. Every morning you are required to come to the office for morning meetings, where you are required to stand for 2 hours at a time. IT IS A CULT and A SCAM! Honestly be smart DO NOT work for Varipoint, it was the worst decision I ever made and the worst job I ever had!!!!!

    Varipoint Response

    Dec 5, 2013CEO

    I'd first like to personally apologize to you that you ever felt like our work relationship was "fake" and that our intentions as a company wrongfully hurt you in any way. That is not how I run ... More

  11. Helpful (2)

    Dictate your own success

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Pittsburgh, PA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Zero micro management. Most of day is spent working with different people face to face. No 2 days are alike!! Fun environment and great team to work with. Develop entrepreneurial skills with out having to pay for a degree!

    Cons

    If you lack in work ethic it may be difficult to make money

    Advice to Management

    More travel opportunity and bonuses would be cool

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