I have been working at Canadian Professional Sales Association full-time (Less than a year)
My favourite thing about this place is that they are transparent and inclusive. You can walk up to the CEO (or anyone) and ask for a minute to discuss anything. From new ideas to a development plan, it is just so refreshing to be part of a place where you are valued, heard and motivated. It is a fun team of people who collaborate and have healthy competition. Nobody is stealing your sales.. We all work together to help eachother out and I personally have never had this in a sales position. Another great thing is independence and trust. If you bring an idea forward, you manager will be like hey that's your baby run with it and youll have a project to work on to engage various skills. I'm happy, motivated and grateful to be part of this family... And the team lunches and outings are icing on the cake.
We are growing which is so exciting! However, you should be able to balance multiple projects or be able to directly communicate your needs. Personally this culture works for me, but if you are not someone who likes sales, hard work or socializing with your coworkers then you may not love it. You'd also need to be comfortable with change. Growing means bug change.
Advice to Management
So far I'm happy with the way we are being managed and run. Any advice I have I would give directly because we have a REAL open door policy... Not just some poster on the wall.
I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 days. I interviewed at Canadian Professional Sales Association (Toronto, ON (Canada)) in October 2014.
Youll meet with about 5 people over the entire process. Coaches, upper management and a representative of the sales team. There will be an assessment to be completed which is lengthly and indepth so make sure youve had rest and a coffee. You will learn mostly about the company values and yourself as they have personality tests to help determine fit and areas of opportunity. You will be asked various questions and it is a long process. My interview was almost an entire work day which recruiters never tell you. But I was genuine, and honest about my desire for upward momentum and a challenge.
My recruiter handled negotiations
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