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3.3
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62%
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Vincent Conley
40 Ratings
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  • "You will be doing door-to-door sales; it's that simple(in 32 reviews)

  • "Door-to-door sales isn't for everyone(in 22 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Advancement and company growth"

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    Current Employee - Account Manager/Sales Representative in Woburn, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BBS, Inc. full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I have been working at BBS for almost 8 months now and still enjoy coming into the office everyday. BBS has a tremendous amount of room for advancement and is a growing sales and marketing firm. I have personally had 2 promotions within the past 8 months and have seen multiple promotions also- The hiring managers Vince and Tray, have a 'no seniority' policy which means, if you are out performing others, you get the next...

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    Cons

    Managers hold high standards. This isn't a complete con but if your numbers start to drop, they will sit you down and have a critical conversation on how to improve. If you don't hit BBS standards, they let people go within 3 weeks. (Not a position for lazy)

    Advice to Management

    Thank you for running such a fun and positive work environment. I love the direction the company is headed and am excited to see where I am within my first yr of employment. The bathrooms could use some work :)

    BBS, Inc.2015-11-21
  2. Helpful (2)

    "You'll get lots of exercise"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at BBS, Inc.

    Pros

    It is a very energetic environment, almost like being a camp counselor, don't need to keep track of your steps

    Cons

    Long hours, compensation depends almost entirely upon luck, not the job if you have any knee or ankle problems

    Advice to Management

    Be more clear when interviewing your potential employees that this job will involve face to face marketing and door to door sales, you created a great environment in the office but the out of office experience leaves a lot to be desired

    BBS, Inc.2017-05-18
  3. Helpful (3)

    "SCAM!"

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    Former Employee - Door to Door Representative 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at BBS, Inc.

    Pros

    There is no Pros stay away!

    Cons

    Cons list is never ending. It is all in the name Vince CONley this guy is the biggest scam artist I've ever known. Stay away!

    Advice to Management

    Get a real job and quit scamming hard working individuals.

    BBS, Inc.2016-09-12
  4. Helpful (9)

    "Disingenuous Hiring Process"

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    Former Employee - Team Leader in Woburn, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at BBS, Inc. full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Team nights are awesome, it's nice working with people your age. Learn a lot about sales in a short amount of time. Opportunity for travel. If you are a good salesperson who wants to own their own business and you have a thick skin, it may be worth your time (but otherwise choose another company).

    Cons

    Don't let your interviewer try to sell this to you as a marketing job or tell you you will have verified leads. You will be doing door-to-door sales; it's that simple. Some people do really well at it, and that's great, but needs to be more up front about what the job really is to reduce the high turnover. I was also told during the interview that there was a certain minimum amount that you'd make a week. However, that...

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    Advice to Management

    A more up-front approach during the hiring process will reduce employee turnover. New territory is necessary.

    BBS, Inc.2016-04-27
  5. Helpful (9)

    "Account Manager"

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    Former Employee - Account Manager/Sales Representative in Woburn, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at BBS, Inc. full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Nice atmosphere, friendly leadership and co-workers. Have office nights every week, which were pretty fun. Competitive and motivating every day, if you really want to continue to improve in the company. But, would you even want to?

    Cons

    The interview was all about something called "direct marketing". Sounds like some term but indeed it's door-to-door sales for Verizon FiOS all around Massachusetts. It's not fun to be lied to. You can't be paid well unless you make many sales. Those who leave are -not because they are not willing to work hard as many "reviews" would say- simply tired of this ridiculously high demand with nothing to support, reward, or...

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    Advice to Management

    Honestly, I'm not really a big fan of all this, but at least thank you for being somewhat nice.

    BBS, Inc.2016-04-13
  6. Helpful (1)

    "Great First Job"

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

    I worked at BBS, Inc. full-time

    Pros

    This is a real review--not one by the HR team which is clearly what the ones below are--- I worked at BBS Inc for about 6 months. The job is difficult and it is 100% performance based, with that being said it is a wonderful first job. You are a direct residential sales account manager selling version fios-- so that means you are going door to door selling cable. They can fluff it up however they want-- but that is...

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    Cons

    There are just a lot of cons with this job: -100% performance based induces a lot of stress-- but at any job there is stress, however this job is more stress than normal mostly because of the 100% commission. They do offer you a base so you'll have a paycheck each week but the catch is if you do well one week they will take out of that pay check what you owe them. Which im pretty sure is super illegal but they also only...

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    Advice to Management

    I dont have any advice to management because the business is the way it is-- its not gonna change. But its not a bad first job-- just make sure its not your career.

    BBS, Inc.2015-11-16
  7. Helpful (3)

    "The Real Deal on BBS"

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    Former Employee - Account Manager in Woburn, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at BBS, Inc. full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Want to know the down-low on this company? Listen up folks! BBS, Inc is a small privately owned sales & marketing firm located in Woburn, MA. It started backed in 2007 and has grown to over 13 locations nationwide. Each location is managed by a "Branch Manager" who once started off in a Entry Level position at BBS, Inc. BBS only promotes from within the company. The BBS Business model is simple and streamlined....

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    Cons

    1 Big Con's working at BBS Constant hiring - BBS has an aggressive goal to get to 50 offices in the next 5 years. The Woburn location is the main corporate office and pretty much the core of the company. This is where everyone who wants to be a manager starts off, trains here, then runs their own office. Unfortunately, BBS does a lot of hiring at this location. Which means, in a Entry Level position there will...

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    Advice to Management

    Thank you for all the training and experience. Truly a wonderful company to come to everyday.

    BBS, Inc.2015-10-14
  8. Helpful (5)

    "Account Manager to Assistant Manager"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Woburn, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BBS, Inc. full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Positive, optimistic work environment. Very driven employees who are always willing to help. Your future is literally in your hands with great opportunities for advancement and team management. I came from a food/beverage background with little 'real world' experience. The managers at BBS give phenomenal training and coaching on a daily basis. Like any company, management is only good as its team. Fast-paced and high...

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    Cons

    100% performance based company. Unlike 'corporate' companies, you get pulled up from upper management for a promotion, at BBS you must hit standards to reach promotions. So you PUSH yourself up. Everything is FACE to FACE. From interviews, to sales calls. The marketing industry is strictly going to SEO type of marketing or face to face. Billboards, newspapers, tele-marketing, TV commercials (because of Hulu and Netflix)...

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    Advice to Management

    THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! I could not be happier with my career decisions. I was told on my interview with hard-work and dedication that I could get promoted, and I did. Thank you for the follow through and integrity of the company. I get why Fortune 100 companies trust working with you!

    BBS, Inc.2015-09-30
  9. "Must work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BBS, Inc.

    Pros

    Great company to work with, with great atmosphere and infrastructure. Will recommend anyone who is looking for an open environment to work with.

    Cons

    Door to Door sales, if you are a girl company is not responsible for your safety.

    BBS, Inc.2015-09-24
  10. Helpful (4)

    "Great experience - Awesome people"

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Woburn, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at BBS, Inc. full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    BBS is a good definition of 'work hard, play hard' work environment. Everyday is different and has its own challenges. Management has established a very positive work environment and constantly preaches a 'people helping people business.' I worked at BBS for almost 6 months but then got accepted into grad school, or else I would still be working there. During my exit interview, Vince asked if I could write how I...

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    Cons

    BBS is a Direct Sales and marketing firm. The clients provide leads, so there is no Cold Calling and No 'Door to door' type sales. Some clients can cancel after you sign them up and others may back out at the last second. This is probably the most frustrating part of the field. In order to move up in the company, you need to bring a 100% work ethic everyday. You can easily get passed up by a new 'hot shot' employee.

    Advice to Management

    Continue the amazing fun and positive work environment. The charity events are awesome, I would recommend doing them more often :) Thank you for all the amazing skills I learned within 6 months!

    BBS, Inc.2015-09-13
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