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  1. "Selling Cutco is awesome!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Various Positions in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Various Positions in Miami, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Alcas full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Your income potential is limitless!

    Cons

    If you don't sell, you won't earn much.


  2. "Cutco knives are amazing!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Sales Representative in Grants Pass, OR
    Current Contractor - Sales Representative in Grants Pass, OR
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Alcas as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good establishment to work for, you get to build your communication/salesman skills, get good pay if you do it enough, and there are nice conferences you can be involved with!

    Cons

    You need to find your own clients, which can be hard if you dont get any references from anyone. You have to drive your own car to your appts that you have to set/do demos for people, and go to conferences that are across the state. Dont get good pay if you dont do enough demos.

    Advice to Management

    Provide company cars for conferences, and the money to get into the conferences. Be more open when it comes to the ages of those who can buy cutco, not just 25+ years old.


  3. "At first it was great but as time went on i felt uncomfortable."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Indianapolis, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Alcas (Less than a year)

    Pros

    It was a good experience and gained customer service skills. the products were great

    Cons

    They said that they could work around my schedule but in fact they did not, the man that was my supervisor or "coach" knew the hours i wouldnt be able to come into the office, and he would get upset about it and i had an emergency the same day we had a meeting and i called in several hours advance and he was needing to know every detail of what was going on but got upset when i told him that id rather not talk about it because it was personal, this is a job that you have to have money to make money, when i say that i mean money for gas so not a good starter job,

    Advice to Management

    i feel that the staff need to know the line that is not to be crossed, my personal life had nothing to do with them, the way i was spoken to was not appropriate no one should feel like they are not good enough to work at any company, as hard as i worked and put the effort into that job i should not have felt like i did, that is why i quit.


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  5. "Best experience I could of got as a college student"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sfsm in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Sfsm in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Alcas full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Real life experience. Tips that will help you in any field of life. great team atmoshpere. Potential to make $1000.'s in the summer

    Cons

    Taxing, very hard work, not easy for all young adults to face the real world,

    Advice to Management

    Keep your staff focused on the big picture and that is to keep kid's in school while employed at Vector. Have seen a lot of kids come in and make some $ but then think college is stupid and many managers openly quote on facebook/twitter what has college done for you but get you student loans.


  6. "Decent, but could have been better"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Stockbridge, GA
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Stockbridge, GA
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Possible pay advancement based on performance

    Cons

    Door to door sales may not fit everyone.

    Advice to Management

    Just be more in depth with explaining things.


  7. "You get out of it what you put in"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Alcas part-time

    Pros

    The company has a good commission structure. Work hours are very flexible. Training is very good, and the product sells itself.

    Cons

    It becomes difficult to sell once you get past family and friends. They tell you base pay is 14.50 per appointment, but you can only really do one appointment every 2 hours.


  8. "Sales"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Weekly salary
    Flexible hours
    Not much else

    Cons

    No benefits
    They don't pay you while you train

    Advice to Management

    Treat your freelance workers better


  9. "Warm calling, salary based almost solely on commission, and energy drain."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Freedom to choose when you want to work. You get to meet a lot of people. The awards that you can receive if you do well in sells are pretty good.

    Cons

    Warm calling/cold calling, short employee turnover.

    Advice to Management

    Aside from utilizing young college kids to sell your product, I believe your company should take a more professional approach when dealing with college kids. I would say the majority of college kids aren't motivated with charts and managers constantly calling them to check their sales. In order to create a proper company culture to nurture those young minds, time must be taken by management for job support, emotional support, and mentorship.