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Author Solutions CEO Bill Elliott
Bill Elliott
11 Ratings
Pros
  • "Good pay, good hours, good benefits with reasonably priced medical insurance, conveniently located, many restaurants close for lunchtime options(in 8 reviews)

  • "Ability to work from home which was super nice, but did not outweigh the cons(in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • "The reason for this is they take other team members authors(in 22 reviews)

  • "Bloomington isn't a big place and many people interested in sales positions with ASI have a long commute(in 10 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Hard work pays off

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bloomington, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Author Solutions full-time for more than 20 years

    Pros

    I have always found AS a great place to work. If you work hard you are rewarded. That seems very fair to me. Good benefits and fair salary. There are tons of great people at AS!

    Cons

    Right now the biggest negative is the traffic congestion due to I-69 road construction!

  2. Great Opportunity!

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    Current Employee - Sales 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Author Solutions

    Pros

    The company is the best in the industry. The newer senior management team truly cares about the success of the team members, as well as the team.

    Cons

    The daily grind can be daunting at times.

    Advice to Management

    Stay focused on the people and success will continue.

  3. Career Growth

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    Former Employee - Agreement Control Representative in Bloomington, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Author Solutions full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Great Pay, Benefits, Work Schedules

    Cons

    No Sleeping Lounge, No Concessionaires, Need to go out of the building to buy good food, Less Career Growth Opportunity

  4. Good place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Author Solutions full-time

    Pros

    Largest in supported self publishing. Best track record in the business Flexible paid time off Manage your own book and time

    Cons

    No reward year after year

    Advice to Management

    See about giving back to those that have given to the company over the years besides just a quick recognition

  5. Helpful (2)

    A rewarding sales opportunity and uncapped commission

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    Current Employee - Publishing Consultant in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Author Solutions full-time for more than 9 years

    Pros

    I've been with the company almost 10 yrs now and in my experiences I've seen many changes over the years and almost all of them very positive. I've also worked for the company in many different facets from management, to sales, HR and back to sales. I've experienced working out of both offices in Indianapolis and Bloomington so having worked at every aspect I have an appreciation and great gratitude for how we help authors...

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    Cons

    The occasional Saturday hours, but that goes with the territory of Sales!

    Advice to Management

    Keep listing to your team and caring, they will take care of you!

  6. Full Time Employee

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Author Solutions full-time

    Pros

    Great place to work, great atmosphere

    Cons

    I really can't think of any

  7. Helpful (6)

    Just gave sales a pay cut, do not come here.

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    Current Employee - Sales Consultant in Bloomington, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Author Solutions full-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    Family life is great. The people you work with are awesome.

    Cons

    They just reduced our monthly income an average of $1000.00 per sales consultant a month. They lie and sale you on B.S.. This job pays 30-40k on average and they just took $12k from the average sales consultant. Run away as fast as you can, a lot of us are.

    Advice to Management

    What in the heck were you thinking? I understand that the bottom line is important, but are you willing to lose top performers from this? Don’t think you are a better salesman than us, we see your BS.

  8. Helpful (4)

    Marketing consultant

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Author Solutions full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Very few.. this company was consistantly dishonest. There’s pontential to make money if your willing to give up your intergrity and every waking minute of your life and moral standards.

    Cons

    ALC:A Losing Company! You won’t find much about this on the site - mainly because it’s a subscription play that doesn’t provide value to clients owned by author solutions which you must sell to avoiding having a large percentage of your commisions deducted each month. The favoritism this company portrays is unethical from all stand points. Management sleeps with Superiors to move higher up within the company. The former...

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    Advice to Management

    Change

  9. Helpful (3)

    Would not recommend

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    Former Employee - Marketing Consultant in Bloomington, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Author Solutions full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Positive and helpful management. Ability to work from home which was super nice, but did not outweigh the cons.

    Cons

    Everything else. Terrible pay not even enough to cover basic living expenses. It was positioned as a job where you can make 6 figures. Upset that I left a quality position making good money because I felt I was mislead in the interview process regarding pay and potential. While a very very small group makes decent money, it takes a long time to get there and they're given significantly more leads than others making...

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    Advice to Management

    Pay your sales team good money and they will perform accordingly. If it truly takes 6mos-1yr to "ramp" up then you need to pay new sales reps more in that time period or they will never stick around long enough to be a quality rep leading to high turnover which will cost more in the long run. Quit it with the overtime for sales. Good sales staff shouldn't need to work Saturdays to hit their quota. All that does is...

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  10. Helpful (4)

    It depends where you are...

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Author Solutions full-time

    Pros

    Each department seems to have vastly different management approaches and rules. Editorial was amazing. It's a great group to work within, and the manager is extremely open and flexible. HR makes a decent effort at putting on different events and contests, and the Production department as a whole tries to motivate its employees with monthly recognition, free meals at the end of the month, team building activities outside...

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    Cons

    You will not be paid what your worth. Sometimes the things HR does will feel like they're distracting you from the fact that you will not be paid what you're worth. Raises are infrequent and insignificant. The monetary bonuses production employees get compared to sales employees is offensive. This brings down the attitude of my employees at the company -- if you aren't getting paid what you're worth, why should you work...

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    Advice to Management

    Follow the management style of editorial. We are productive and happy, and we typically don't dread coming to work every day. I was shocked when I heard about how some departments don't have proper training, have their computers surveilled, have their outgoing emails read by management, etc. Please don't do this.

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