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Winsby Reviews

Updated August 17, 2014
Updated August 17, 2014
6 Reviews

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6 Reviews
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    Direct Marketer

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Used to be mostly college hires so the people were fun to work with. $11 an hour isn't shabby and expectations aren't too high.

    Cons

    Its mindless, but some people can handle that, I couldn't. Other than that the company had started hiring lifers that have killed the work environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give employees some hope of mobility and actually pay them if they do progress.

  2.  

    Beware

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    Former Employee - Caller  in  Evanston, IL
    Former Employee - Caller in Evanston, IL

    Pros

    Easy work, great co-workers, casual atmosphere, occasionally you get to talk to very nice people on the phone.

    Cons

    Work you do there gets incredibly boring after a few weeks, especially considering how well educated and qualified most callers are - I felt really unchallenged and got frustrated with it. People can get extremely nasty on the phone. Clegg Junior treats his employees like slaves, is always in a bad mood and takes it out on everyone including the Senior. There's absolutely no way to get a promotion, unless you are a white male Republican. One person got a 50 Cent raise after working there for over a year (after requesting a review), which is ridiculous. Long story short, they don't care about there employees AT ALL, numbers and money is all that counts and if they don't like you they will find a reason to fire you, and they will do that in front of everyone. I've seen that happening to countless callers within a year.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change your attitude, stop being cheap, treat your employees with respect.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Caller

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    Former Employee - Caller  in  Evanston, IL
    Former Employee - Caller in Evanston, IL

    Pros

    The pros of this job were the flexibility, it was a nice work environment, the pay was decent for the kind of work you were doing

    Cons

    The job could be monotonous at times. It was hard to keep motivated after hours of making phone calls

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Long hours, challenging work, minimal pay.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    Pros

    Lots of educational opportunities, but all lessons must be self taught.

    Cons

    Only negative feedback from ownership. Management doesn't have a direction for the company. Very low salary compared to similar companies. Absentee ownership. Most employees quit before they've been with the company 2 years. No 401K or retirement plan.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please start respecting your employees and paying them a wage in line with their responsibilities.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    Does not appreciate workers

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    Former Employee - Market Research Interviewer  in  Evanston, IL
    Former Employee - Market Research Interviewer in Evanston, IL

    Pros

    Flexible hours, no weekends, holidays off, above minimum wage pay, easy work

    Cons

    No raises even after promotion, no incentives for a job well done, very rude management, no benefits for full-time callers, no PTO

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If a worker is doing well, appreciate them.

    When I worked there, I was a full-time caller doing better than all the employees. Often I would generate more leads on a project than all of the other employees combined that day. I never received any financial benefits from this. In fact, I was promoted almost immediately to do more difficult work, but my pay was not raised. My pay was not raised in the year that I worked there. Since you are encouraged to perform at a certain level and I was greatly exceeding those expectations, I felt I could afford to be a few minutes late sometimes, since I was making them immense amounts of money, especially when compared to other callers, but this made management furious. So since I was not being recognized for being exceptional at my job, I simply stopped working as hard. Why bother working hard if you are getting paid the same as those who are doing a terrible job? Management should have asked why I was doing poorly and what they could do to help, but instead, they just started giving me write-ups and being generally hostile.

    Doesn't Recommend
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Pretty bad.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Evanston, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Evanston, IL

    Pros

    Overall, it is a pretty laid back office, most of the employees are friendly.

    Cons

    Constant HR issues, mostly from preferential treatment from the owners. If you're up for the challenge of warming up to the owners (all family), then this may be the place for you! Communication down the ranks is poor, as is pay. Also, there is no where for upward movement.

    Doesn't Recommend
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    winsby

    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    good people, flexible hours and scheduling

    Cons

    repetitive work and can be boring

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