I worked at US Remodelers full-time (More than a year)
This was a great company to work for. I started as a sales rep and was able to move to a marketing position in a few months. Management and co-workers were great and even though this is a very large company it has a very family feel to it. The experience that I received in this position was greater then anything else
I received at this company.
The biggest downside is that this was an hourly based position, which isn't bad if it was truly a 9-5 job. but I worked between 8-10 hour days but was not allowed excessive over time.
The other issue was more of an annoyance and I hope that it has changed since i was there but every email we sent had to be looked over by upper management before it was sent out. The issue with this is that there was 1 man managing all the marketing reps for the entire country so emails that need to be sent out asap wouldn't get sent for a day or so.
Lastly near the end of my time at USR my job description changed by additional duties every week for a few months, however, our pay was never added to. I have always been under the impression that when you gain more responsibility you should also gain more pay.
Advice to Management
Take care of your people they are the life blood of your company as much as the customer is.
I applied in-person. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at US Remodelers (Vista, CA) in January 2010.
Casual and in a industrial park setting. Not very realistic about the income potential. Was basically hired on the spot because they have nothing to lose when they don't pay any commission.
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