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Telecom Brokerage Overview

Chicago, IL
201 to 500 employees
1991
Company - Private
Telecommunications Services
Unknown / Non-Applicable
TBI is the nation’s leading third-party technology distributor. Since 1991, it has assisted Systems Integrators, VARs, MSPs, IT consultants, developers, software distributors and more in advising and sourcing the right technology solutions. TBI serves as a ... Read more

Mission: Our mission is to offer the best technology solutions available.

Company Updates

  • It's official! #TeamTBI is settled into our new home - http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vMiTe

  • TBI was named the winner in eight categories of the Stevie Awards from The 18th Annual American Business Awards! Individuals and departments across the organization won including TBI President, Geoff Shepstone receiving the Bronze Lifetime Achievement Award.

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Telecom Brokerage – Why Work With Us?


TBI entered the Master Agency business back in 1991 with a simple premise: To always remember that our partners are our customers.                                   

We have worked with our partners as technology has evolved at an unprecedented pace. From a singular focus on providing the very best telecommunications services and contracts available, to offering a host of managed products and services delivered straight from the cloud.

We have striven always to deliver the type of white-glove service rarely found in the industry. To take the time to learn our partners’ businesses. To deal fairly and forthrightly. To provide genuine counsel instead of just quotes.

That’s why, time and again, our partners tell me that the TBI team is the most knowledgeable and most responsive group of professionals they have ever done business with.

If you are an existing partner, my sincere thanks. Your trust in us has fueled the consistent growth we’ve experienced over the past two-and-a-half decades. Growth for which we’re profoundly grateful. Please know we will never forget that we work for you.

If you are a prospective partner just exploring the distribution landscape, we hope you’ll provide us an opportunity to tell you a little bit more about our company – and, more importantly, how we can work with you to bring your business a greater level of success.

We serve our partners well so that they can serve their customers well.

That’s why we’re in business. That’s what makes us TBI.

Geoff Shepstone

President 

Ready for a brilliant career?

Our organization is built for growth. Growing partners, growing technology and most importantly, growing careers. We foster an environment where those new to the industry have access to industry leaders, channel insights, and resources for career pathing. TBI knows our employees are the backbone of our success. That's why we are always looking for smart, talented and driven individuals to join our team. What’s in it for you?

  • Competitive salary and generous benefits package
  • Ethical company culture that values honesty
  • Opportunity for career advancement
  • Invaluable hands on experience in the telecommunications industry

 

Sima 'During my career with TBI, I have experienced first-hand that hard work is recognized and rewarded. The exposure to other departments, as well as directors and executives, has provided me with continued professional growth.'

  -Jaclyn Landuyt
  Team TBI since 2012

Start your career in TBI's growing Omni Center!

We believe in empowering our team with the tools necessary to succeed. We are dedicated to upward mobility and consistently promote from within. In fact, many of our employees who started in entry-level positions and have grown into managerial, director, or VP roles. Are you ready for a brilliant career in tech?

TBI Empowers You and Sets You Up for Success

Training:

  • We provide consistent coaching and development from experienced managers and mentors
  • Our dedicated training department and proprietary TBI University is available to all employees to promote self-help and learning
  • Quarterly all-company meetings to discuss company direction and accomplishments

Sales Support:

  • Data-driven CRM that allows in-depth individual funnel and sales management
  • Dedicated commissions team
  • Experienced back-office support team that is responsible for submitting and tracking sales orders

Incentives:

  • We pay our sales team on signature, not on install or cash in
  • Daily, weekly, and monthly sales contests
  • Uncapped commission structure
  • Presidents Club trip for top performers

Telecom Brokerage Reviews

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    Current Employee - Sales Trainer in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Sales Trainer in Chicago, IL
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    I have been working at Telecom Brokerage full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    TBI is a great place to work! I just celebrated my two year anniversary and can hardly believe it's already been that long. I've been lucky enough to travel around the country training our channel partners to more effectively distribute cloud, managed services and network solutions. We moved into an awesome new office over the summer and TBI really invests and gives back to it's employees. Our owner matches 401k contributions up to 5% and is very transparent with the direction of the company. You're on the bleeding edge of the way technology is transforming business and collaborate with blue chip names in the IT and telecom industry.

    Cons

    Change can come quickly - whether organizational, technological or change specific to our industry, you have to be able to adapt and learn. At the same time, being a trainer takes patience and behavioral change can be hard to effect.

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Telecom Brokerage Interviews

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    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Telecom Brokerage (Chicago, IL) in July 2019.

    Interview

    Phone Screen from a member of the HR Department. Then I was brought in for a 1 on 1 interview with the Commissions Manager and then the Director of Finance. I was then called and brought in for a shadow with another Analyst to see if I liked the job and if it was something I would be interested in.

    Interview Questions

    • Where do you see yourself in 5 years.   1 Answer
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Telecom Brokerage Awards & Accolades

  • Best Places to Work in Chicago, Crain's Chicago Business, 2018
  • Top Workplaces, Chicago Tribune, 2017
  • Notable LGBTQ Executive, Crain's Chicago Business, 2018
  • The Nation's Best and Brightest in Wellness, Best and Brightest, 2018
  • Marketing Department of the Year, American Business Awards (The Stevies), 2018
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Pledges & Certifications

Pay Equality Pledge

Committed to paying equitably for equal work & experience

Tech Hiring Commitment

Helping to train, hire and promote more technology workers

Career Advancement Program

Helping employees "upskill" into higher-paying positions

Diversity Commitment

Has programs that support a diverse and inclusive workforce

Pledge to Thrive

Taking steps to prioritize employee well-being

First Job Programs

Maintain entry-level hiring and career development programs to give people career starts

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