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Acquirent Overview

Evanston, IL
51 to 200 employees
2004
Company - Private
Business Services
$5 to $10 million (USD) per year
Acquirent strengthens sales forces for businesses, from startups to Fortune 500 companies. To drive the bottom line for its clientele, Acquirent offers wide-ranging specialty services and expert advisory in full-time sales operation, new client acquisition, product launch ... Read more

Mission: To provide best in class sales execution to our clients by recruiting top talent, providing excellent training, and demonstrating exceptional leadership. Our passion to be the best is built on the foundation that when our clients win, Acquirent wins, and each individual Team ... Read more

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Acquirent – Why Work For Us?


Acquirent always kicks off work days on a positive note with motivational morning meetings. It’s an excellent way to recognize leadership, applaud top sellers for a job well done, and welcome hungry new hires to the company’s camaraderie and culture. The beloved employee appreciation rituals energize Sales Teams to start strong and finish stronger every day.

Acquirent also hosts lively office events are an added bonus to the company’s employee-centered experience. Friendly, funny, creative sales competitions are common among colleagues, and Acquirent’s Social Committee makes it a point to plan happy hours, potlucks, holiday parties, office olympics, and the momentous beach days that let employees leave the office a couple of hours early.


Do you have an entrepreneurial spirit? Do you want to achieve what others only talk about? Are you self-motivated? Energetic? Do you possess a contagious, positive attitude? Do you only settle for the best?

At Acquirent, we invest in our people. It is our people who have given us our success and helped us get to where we are today. Now we want those who will take us to where we want to be. If you believe what we believe. If you understand the importance of a sales culture and if you want to work at a fast growing, progressive and fun organization as a partner in our growth then these opportunities are for you.

COMPANY CULTURE:

Acquirent has been built brick by brick as we always say and each brick are the talented sales people and sales mangers that work in our office each day.  We strive to make Acquirent a fun place to come to work but also a serious place to work and learn as well.  From quarterly social events, monthly gatherings and team outings, Acquirent provides a sales culture that fosters success.  We do not micromanage but rather create a framework for aggressive, competitive and entrepreneurial sales people to be successful.

undefinedGROWTH AND RECOGNITION:

No sales organization is complete without strong rewards for strong performers.  Starting each day at our all company 8am meeting with recognition for deals closed the day before to the culmination of a year at our company holiday party and annual awards, Acquirent recognizes and rewards success throughout everything we do.  As reps continue to mature in their careers with us and increase their selling prowess, there are opportunities for them to take on leadership roles, become a sales mentor, team leader or even get promoted to manager.  From constant recognition from senior management to annual rewards for sales excellence, attitude and spirit Acquirent provides a means for each of our sales reps to move their career forward.

ACQUIRENT'S MENTORSHIP PROGRAM

Mission Statement:The Purpose of the Acquirent Mentor Program is to provide employee development at a personal and professional level to every single one of our employees. It links employees with mentors who are fully invested in their growth. In addition, it fosters open communication between all levels of employees within Acquirent.

The original Acquirent mentorship program was created in Acquirent’s first year as a way to foster growth and development within the sales force. Initially we paired young, hungry sales professionals with more seasoned sales professionals, outside of our organization, who had experienced success in their careers. The program's purpose was to serve as another resource for our sales executives to continue their education around sales through collaboration with others who have walked in their shoes. In fact, this program introduced Joseph Flanagan to Acquirent as he mentored many of our early sales professionals before getting involved with the company.

Today the program continues to serve as a platform for Acquirent employees to interact and learn from one another.  At a minimum, mentors meet with their mentees outside of the Acquirent office once a month to discuss best practices, how to identify and improve upon their weaknesses, and account specific issues. Additional, the mentors provide as needed feedback and support throughout a sales executive's career at Acquirent. The program has been a great success for our employees and is an important part of our culture. Acquirent mentorship reinforces that training and development never ends for our sales professionals.

GOALS OF THE PROGRAM:

  • Help new hires “learn the ropes” by providing he/she with insight and answering questions about our culture, policies and expectations.

  • Create an avenue for Senior Employees to share guidance, experience, and knowledge with employees. 

  • Create open communication channels between all levels of employees within Acquirent, and act as a filter, when the situation dictates, to pass information along to upper level management.

  • Help each individual employee identify and improve upon their weaknesses and strengths

  • Propel the success of each employee at Acquirent

  • Build loyalty to reduce turnover, increase employees’ drive to succeed (i.e. passion), and retain intellectual capital.

  • Identify valued employees so their talent does not go underutilized, and is retained.

  • Open up another avenue for positive reinforcement to build confidence and the right attitude.

- See more at: http://www.acquirent.com/mentorship-program-pages-203.php#sthash.LMEmcK7n.dpuf


Acquirent Philanthropy


Philanthropy Vision:

To provide employees with resources enabling them to better participate in the communities they choose to serve and, when appropriate, provide opportunities for employees to get involved with local not-for-profit organizations in Chicago and Evanston, with the intent to better our local communities and help team members build networks and bring awareness to the causes in which they believe.

- See more at: http://www.acquirent.com/acquirent-philanthropy-pages-209.php#sthash.U0ytlP59.dpuf

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    Pros

    Acquirent is unlike any other sales company I have worked for in my career, going above and beyond to focus on the development of their teams and each individual rep. From training to mentorship to the bolstering of the management team, Acquirent is keyed in on their most important asset, their sales people. Walking into Acquirent, you will feel the buzz and warmness of the culture as well as observe the eagerness of the community to welcome in any visitor, guest speaker, new hire or anyone else that may walk through our doors. It is a positive, dynamic and exciting atmosphere that attracts a wide variety of clients and sales people. Working in downtown Evanston is great, not as busy as Chicago but still all the amenities of the big city. Acquirent really is a great place to start your sales career, advance your sales career or throw down some roots to hone your management skills.

    Cons

    Sales is a dynamic environment, things are constantly changing and Acquirent is no exception. In order to be successful in this environment or any sales position nowadays, one needs to not only be open to change but embrace it.

    Advice to Management

    Keep working hard to bring on strong clients!

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    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Acquirent (Evanston, IL) in September 2016.

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    Pretty extensive interview process, multiple Wonderlic tests and in-person interviews. They really do a good job of vetting their candidates and that's led to a lower turnover rate compared to other sales jobs I've worked. If you want to get good at interviewing this is the place to do it.

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Acquirent Awards & Accolades

  • Fastest Growing Private Companies in America, Inc. Magazine, 2014
  • Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Private Companies in America, Inc. Magazine, 2013
  • Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Private Companies in America, Inc. 5000, 2012
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