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Argenta Field Solutions Reviews

Updated August 11, 2017
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  1. "Fun!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Corpus Christi, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Corpus Christi, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Argenta Field Solutions full-time

    Pros

    Great environment
    Good pay
    Fun and energetic
    Management cares about you
    Self advancing
    You determine what you're worth
    Competitive

    Cons

    Not for everyone
    It's hot/cold outside
    Competitive

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the positive reinforcement.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "The first survey I was paid for, in fact the Ceo paid $30 to those who did a survey for the company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    No limit to what you can make, fat checks as long as put in the time & effort, energetic environment for a work place

    Cons

    No base pay & they expect you to make it to every mtg as if you get hourly pay, knocking on doors in the peak of a summer day in 105°+ weather in Texas is pretty hot to hit 40 houses minimum (from 1pm-9pm), no solid leads, Checks wrong EVERY WEEK, if you don't pay attention to your sales, you'll miss out on your hard earned money & the CEO "might" cut you a check "if the customer got installed". If you miss days due to an actual emergency, especially doctor visits with proof of doctors note, you still get put on probation or "let go". If an installer is rude to your customer you just signed up, there goes your install. & you'll get lied to here & there. Your training is rushed (3days), & your trainer will move to the next trainee so they can hurry & get bumped up to assistant manager hoping to be a market manager, so learn quick because you'll be on your own with minimum response. Some, not all, just some of the reps in the back office will drop the ball & feed you the info about your customer late after the order was canceled & you can't get them back on the fence with the product because of the bad experience, & one again there goes your commission.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up with reps installs so they can feel secure with their check knowing that what they worked for will be there instead of waiting till next pay check to get what they worked for.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Door to door, no benefits, nothing but lies from day 1"

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

    I worked at Argenta Field Solutions full-time

    Pros

    Weekly pay, but its commission only, if you don't make sales you don't get a check

    Cons

    They expect you to work 10-12 hour days and 6 days a week (they even ask if people "want" to work Sunday's as if it's a privilege) in 105 heat with no base pay, they try to get away with saying that you have a meeting and lunch in those hours but I'm still expected to be with them up to 12 hours a day. You drive your car and use your gas to drive aruond and go knocking on people's doors, customers yelling at you and calling the cops because this company expects you to knock doors until 9PM and doesn't care about the law and says it's my responsibility if I want to get permits to knock doors. I just can't imagine bothering people at their homes, this has to be the most desperate industry I've ever worked with. The owner, or CEO as he titles himself, likes to ramble in the sales meetings like he knows what he's talking about but it would appear that he's never made a sale in his life and everything he thinks he knows about the real world has been learned from some self help sales book. There is no health insurance or benefits of any kind, no discounts on service, nothing.

    Advice to Management

    Be more upfront about the interview process, nobody told me anything except that I'm applying for a sales position and that was the extent of it. Your ads say you offer benefits and salaries but after I'm hired I learn that all to have been false promises. Out of the 10 or so people who showed for the group interview, I was one of 2 who stayed to interview (because everyone expected a base pay and to work indoors thanks to this deceptive interview process) one on one which I was hired on the spot, everything stinks of desperation, they'll hire everyone who says they'll try the job. And have some realistic expectations of your contractors, we have lives and would like to see our families too, not work 10-9PM 6 days per week.

    Argenta Field Solutions Response

    Aug 14, 2017

    We're sorry you had a negative experience. Our reps are extremely important to us and we are focused on a good experience for them. That being said, perhaps this candidate has us confused with... More


  4. "Love this job!"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Contractor in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Sales Contractor in San Antonio, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Argenta Field Solutions full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    You get to unlock your potential communication skills with the right amount of training. It only requires a few hours a day and you make your own schedule.

    Cons

    Summer may be a bit tough to endure due to the Texas heat but well worth it!

    Advice to Management

    Managers are always supplying us with what we need to become and remain successful. We are like family.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Opportunity"

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

    I have been working at Argenta Field Solutions full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    You can make good money from the start without any experience and flexible hours.

    Cons

    Door to Door sales isnt for everyone.

    Argenta Field Solutions Response

    Apr 24, 2017 – Recruiting Director

    Thank you for your review. We agree our business is tough however we feel the upside is self developing.


  6. Helpful (5)

    "Got a better offer leaving today"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Argenta Field Solutions full-time

    Pros

    Good job to make some short term income while you are waiting on a real job offer

    Cons

    Just look at how defensive and emotional (they call it passionate) the responses to poor reviews are. It seems as if these are just justifications and defenses to reviews that tell the truth

    Argenta Field Solutions Response

    Apr 24, 2017 – Recruiting Director

    Thank you for your review. You are correct when you imply this is not a real job. It is absolutely an agreement to go into business together with high standards on both ends. This often results in... More


  7. Helpful (7)

    "All commission"

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    Former Employee - Regional Sales Director in Corpus Christi, TX
    Former Employee - Regional Sales Director in Corpus Christi, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    You get to drive your own vehicle all around town trying to make sales and paying for your own gas on commission sales.

    Cons

    First off, I have extensive sales experience.Argenta is a VERY misleading job to start with and will not say the exact job duties on the job postings.You basically drive to a neighborhood and walk around all day knocking on doors and trying to sell services Argenta offers.There is a good reason why they are always hiring.It's because there is a very high turnover rate and they just recruit more people that are unaware of the way the company operates.

    Advice to Management

    Make a base salary and commission.Lower the amount paid for a commission sale to make up for paying a salary.Also,make a weekly goal or objective to meet.This will help with wear and tear on the contractors vehicles and your employees won't burn out as fast as they do.

    Argenta Field Solutions Response

    Mar 11, 2016 – Recruiting Director

    We appreciate the feedback but are not even sure this reviewer partnered with us as we do not have a regional director in Corpus Christi. We advertise commission only from the ads we place and... More

  8. Helpful (6)

    "lies from day one till the end"

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

    Pros

    Have the ability to waste a massive ammount of time to make sales. 40 hours in the field plus the 15 plus in the office you dont get paid for.

    Cons

    Between the payroll being wrong every single week without fail, the cancelled orders due to installers not showing up half the time it was peachy. Oh there is the constant stream of lies from Doug Mitchell the CEO. Worst experience ever.Company is going bankrupt and sinking faster than the titanic.

    Argenta Field Solutions Response

    Jan 27, 2016 – Recruiting Director

    Thank you for your constructive criticism. We pay $140 to $220 a sale so we are not sure that "making sales" is a massive waste of time but if that is a weak commission for selling DTV then we... More


  9. Helpful (13)

    "Argenta is a Joke"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Argenta Field Solutions full-time

    Pros

    There are no pros to working for Douglas Mitchell unless you are one of his personal friends

    Cons

    This company hires on anyone that walks in off the streets regardless of criminal records and drug test results then sends them out to people's houses to push sales. They train their team members to be overly pushy and to not leave until a sale is made. The owner and CEO is a hothead who you can regularly hear getting into arguments with his upper management or degrading and making fun of other employees. The environment is all about image and looking professional but none of the employees or the contracted sales team acts professional in any way. NOTE: every review on this board was created under the command of Douglas Mitchell with the threat that if you had a Con about his company that you should not be working there

    Advice to Management

    Be more honest with your reps about what the company is and begin treating your reps and employees with respect instead of with arrogance

    Argenta Field Solutions Response

    Nov 23, 2015 – Recruiting Director

    Unfortunately, we had to terminate one of our longtime employees and this review is a result of that. However, we'd still like to address the criticism.

    We cannot hire anyone with a felony, theft... More


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Enjoyed it in the beginning"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Argenta Field Solutions full-time

    Pros

    The CEO is truly a genuine person and a good man. When he was more involved, things I felt, were a lot more smooth and operable.

    Cons

    There was not much more room for growth for the position I was in

    Advice to Management

    Get more involved and personal with not only market managers but the reps in all offices as well

    Argenta Field Solutions Response

    Sep 10, 2015 – Recruiting Director

    We appreciate you honest review, we recognize the difficulty of being involved in all facets and levels of sales at every level of management including the CEO. The company needs to be more connect... More


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