5 North Reviews

Updated Nov 12, 2019

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48%
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Pros
  • "You will experience some personal growth based on the fact you are outside your comfort zone 90% of the work day(in 3 reviews)

  • "personal growth(in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • "Just a door to door sales position(in 15 reviews)

  • "Door to Door Sales and woring from 8am-6pm(in 11 reviews)

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  1. "Life changing experience"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at 5 North full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Totally gets you out of your comfort zone. Pushes you to go beyond what you thought was possible.

    Cons

    Its hard. But so rewarding.

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  2. "Good personal growth, bad company"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Representative in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at 5 North full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    You will meet some people who will be life long friends, you are constantly out of your comfort zone so you will experience a lot of personal growth

    Cons

    100% commission, no sick time allowed whatsoever, long hours


  3. "Don't Do It"

    1.0
    Former Employee - Account Executive 

    I worked at 5 North full-time

    Pros

    Great coworkers, encouraged personal growth

    Cons

    Toxic environment and management team

  4. Helpful (13)

    "Learning experience"

    1.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at 5 North full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Friendly people who were helpful in training and do teach you how to approach and sale. Lot of motivational speeches of making money.

    Cons

    As person who's served the US and had many paying jobs I have to say this is the first one that I never got paid. I was told after training in the next pay period I would receive $91. When I didn't get it I was told it would be mailed out to my address and still didn't get it. Left after 3 weeks in. Learned a valuable lesson

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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Account Representative"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at 5 North full-time

    Pros

    - A lot of hands-on training and guidance - Great team environment - Other employees and managers willing to offer mentorship - Awesome commission structure - Interactive position, so you're not behind a desk all day

    Cons

    - Long hours - Hard work and high standards - Personally, the position pushes me outside of my comfort zone. Not sure that is a con (I've improved my interpersonal skills drastically) but expect to learn new things! - It's sales, if you're not willing to put in the work you will not get the results.

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  6. Helpful (4)

    "Great Place to work for, corner stone for your career."

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Executive in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at 5 North full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    I enjoyed working at 5 North for many reasons, I Worked there for over 2 years almost 3 years. I met a lot of good people, made great connections, this job made me grow mentally and professionally, made me realize what's my next career step will look like. It gave me a good vision. Taught me how to relate to people and have a universal appeal. Defiantly Taught me how to think out of the box $$$$$ SNAP. I enjoyed working in teams and solo days (with Hard Workers) T-Mobile Campaign is not a rocket science, It's actually fun If you want to be good at what you do eliminate I KNOW PHASE And Actually apply what they tell you. Overall I had a good learning experience,

    Cons

    No coffee machine,no Snacks, sometimes there is favoritism for people not going above and beyond, don't mix personal life with work (Keep it professional). Certain people get jealous ... try to ruin what you've done. There is some crabs in the bucket, they should change and start adding OR let GO, I am Talking about the lectures they give you.

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  7. Helpful (17)

    "PYRAMID SCHEME- All Negative Reviews Deleted"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Senior Sales Representative 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at 5 North full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The single defining factor of a cult is the Us versus Them mentality. "Don't worry if your friends, families and loved ones don't support you working here, they just don't understand the opportunity and are probably miserable in their 9-5 jobs." If only I could go back in time and jump in front of a cab on my way to my interview, would have saved a lot of time and money.

    Cons

    Notice how "She who must not be named, lest the reviews get flagged for slander" has all of the negative reviews deleted, or pushed to the back pages. This is not a "Management Training Program", and "Sports-Minded Candidates" is just a code that we used to attract naive recent grads or dropouts with the promise of unlimited earning potential. I worked there for well over a year in both Recruiting and Sales functions, by the time I left I was the most senior employee in terms of tenure and never met a sales rep who made over $40k. You will not make money, you will not set yourself up for success, and you will not learn necessary business practices. No legitimate company on this planet operates with these kinds of so-called fool proof systems.

  8. Helpful (3)

    "I learn so much here everyday"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at 5 North full-time

    Pros

    the people, meetings, the TV in the lobby for current events, the environment, it's new everyday. it's fun! 5 north is one of the 101 BEST AND BRIGHTEST companies to work for in the entire country

    Cons

    5 north requires hard work and commitment - which to someone just looking for a 9-5 job with no growth opportunities, could be a potential negative. To me, it's awesome!

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  9. Helpful (4)

    "Great place to work"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Account Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at 5 North full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    office location team environment personal and professional development opportunity for growth autonomy fun atmosphere

    Cons

    I truly love the company, and think glassdoor should provide an option to not fill in the 'cons' section if there are no negatives of working in the company!

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  10. Helpful (10)

    "Do Not waste your time or money"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at 5 North part-time

    Pros

    None. A salesman position made to to appear as a management training program. Pyramid scheme at its finest.

    Cons

    Everything. Regardless of your education or work history, it's a sales position. All the other post about hard work this and you get out what you put in and all is nonsense. Just a door to door sales position. That's it. Zero benefits and inconsistent income. Do not work for this company.

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