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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 2 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"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at 5 North full-time (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.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing


  2. Helpful (9)

    "Learning experience"

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

    I worked at 5 North full-time (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

    Advice to Management

    If you tell your employees your going to get 91 dollars the next pay period for training live by it.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Account Representative"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    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.

    Advice to Management

    Loved my experience so far. Keep it up with the very thorough training!


  4. Helpful (4)

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

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

    I worked at 5 North full-time (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.

    Advice to Management

    Critical conversations should be done at the end of the day not in the morning it affects peoples attitude and mood, most of the time we used to talk about setting up people for success not the opposite. (STAY POSITIVE)
    Make bells @ 5:30pm (old schedual).
    Recognize the new people and have more 1ON1 with them make them feel good like you used to do. not the ones have been in bizz for almost 2,3 years.
    Give more TRUST to you senior people, Because they are doing their best.


  5. Helpful (14)

    "PYRAMID SCHEME- All Negative Reviews Deleted"

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

    I worked at 5 North full-time (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.


  6. Helpful (3)

    "I learn so much here everyday"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    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!

    Advice to Management

    Thanks for the the environment, culture, and daily communication!


  7. Helpful (4)

    "Great place to work"

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

    I worked at 5 North full-time (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!

    Advice to Management

    thank you for everything - you are awesome! I have no advice!! only positive feedback

  8. Helpful (9)

    "Do Not waste your time or money"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    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.

    Advice to Management

    You're a joke.


  9. Helpful (11)

    "My previous review was deleted"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Executive in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Account Executive in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at 5 North full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    You can learn what a true pyramid scheme is

    Cons

    -door to door
    -cult like morning and afternoon meetings
    -COMISSION ONLY PAY
    -work from 8-6 (NO BENEFITS)
    PSA employees are told to write good reviews and retention rate is huge I worked there for a short time and about 10 ppl were hired and left in that time period

    Advice to Management

    Be honest when hiring


  10. Helpful (9)

    "Waste of Time"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Representative in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Account Representative in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at 5 North part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    You learn how to lose the fear to speak in public.
    Learn how to value your time.

    Cons

    Is a B2B sales company and you get paid by commission only. Not providing a stable and constant paycheck. is a management training program, but you can easily lose motivation to keep working there if you are not interested only in money. If you are looking for a job that offers you benefits, this is not the place.