I worked at Clearwater Communications full-time (Less than a year)
I worked with Clearwater Communications for a little while in 2012. In my experience you will not find an employer like CCI. It is rare in today's workplace to find a company who treats there employees as more than expendable assets. From the owner to Senior management to my peers it was a warm atmosphere that cultivated the true essence of team work. The owner management and leaders are truly invested in your growth and success spending long hours before and after normal hours to help devise a plan for each employee to meet thier goals.
When I didn't work out as a saleman, the owner encouraged me to follow my dream and to go into business for myself with something that I was passionate about, low and behold 1 year later I run my own consulting firm with clients in Washington DC, Virginia, and now South Florida. I used the teaching and techniques provided by Stephen and his team change my way of thinking and allowed my small but growing to companysecure contracts and cleints from larger more established consulting firms.
The teaching and training with this company by far exceeds the teaching and training one will receive in sales and leadership anywhere else. Everyday The owner is collaborating with managment, senior leaders, and the business development team to better thier marketing strategies, and provide a foundation that gives those who put in the work the best opportunity to succed and meet the challenges and needs set forth by the companies they represent.
I have seen people who were once in my shoes get protoed to management and owner since my departure so so you are driven, and have a passion to work for yourself an not be an employee for the resr of your life, then this is where you need to be. It's not easy, it will take work, dedication, a strong will and a focus on one day being your own boss but it is very achievable for the right individual.
The only con if it can be considered a con is that in the beginning it is not easy. It was scary at first to work a territorry that I was unfamiliar with, but that forced me out of my comfort zone and forced me to get familiar with things and teniques I wasn't used to. Some territorries may be a good distance away from the office and the commute will take up some of your time to work the territory, but if you're driven and able to navigate those obstacles Clearwater Communications and their team will help you overcome those and other obstacle put in front of you.
Advice to Management
Keep doing what you're doing, the fact that people who were Lead Account Exectutives are now Managers and Owners of thier own office proves that what you are doing works. The fact that I was able to apply the techniques and concepts taught at Clearwater Communications to start-up and run my own company proves that when given to the right person the tools you provide for success work.
I applied online. I interviewed at Clearwater Communications.
I applied for this job in hopes of obtaining a management job out of college. When I was contacted I was told the position paid between 37,000 and 47,00 during the training period. When I arrived for the interview the next day, they told me I would be learning and lots of different aspects of the business and undergo one year of training before becoming a Manager. I was invited back for an all day interview to live the day in the life of an employee so that I would be able to make a more informed decision. Definitely not what I expected. I was out working in the field all day, going from business to business trying to get people to switch their current phone plan to t-mobile. I decided to go another route with my college degree. So really, you are working your way up the company with no management position promised, and the compensation is a little tricky as well. Not 100% honest.
Reasons for Declining
I can do better
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