I worked at Galleria Marketing full-time
You get top experience in working in the field, going door to door, and learning how to sell on the spot. Nothing like actually getting out there to learn how to sell, how to spot out closing clues, and how to present in the midst of adversity.
Its rough, getting no's and knowing full well that majority of your peers will not make it through the 1st month.
I interviewed at Galleria Marketing (Houston, TX) in August 2012.
You apply online to one of their million openings which should be a big sign that things aren't good. They have you in and ask you a couple questions about ur self and past experience. Then they tell you that it's a 3 interview process which I thought was a little ridiculous for a simple little job. Later that day I got a call telling me I got a 2nd interview which was a full day ride along 9-2 with a lady and a current sales person. We drove to a cruddy part of town and I watched the guy try to sell cheaper credit card terminals at a cheaper rate to the businesses which is tough cause most of them are under contract. Right away I knew I didn't wanna do this but figured its only fair that I give it a little time. After being dragged around from 10-12 the nice lady which I think is considered a director bought me lunch and asked me more questions. They then took me back where I filled out a questionnaire. I immediately got called into my 3rd interview with the head guy which after explaining to me that the job wasn't rocket science offered me the job. I said yes but I am going to turn it down. Fully commission based jobs are hard and not something that I want to get into. It's a sales job not a marketing job or really a management job. Management would be considered a long stretch. Unless you are looking for a fully commission based sales b2b job, don't bother applying.
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