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Bench Craft Company Reviews

Updated February 10, 2019
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Pros
  • "This is a great opportunity for someone who wants to prove themselves in sales who can make a lot of money doing it" (in 4 reviews)

  • "Relaxed dress code, fun coworkers" (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • "You get a call from Home Office to let you go, and management won't even look up when you bring up the conversation" (in 9 reviews)

  • "Managers need to learn how to train new employees and help them not just sit on their butts all day making personal phone calls" (in 7 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Outstanding!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Bench Craft Company full-time

    Pros

    This family owned company strives to create genuine customer service experiences, as well as employee satisfaction. They genuinely care about their employees, and raises are frequent. They make it a priority to promote from within, and provide a lot of room for growth.

    Cons

    Strong sales skills are required if you want to work for this company.


  2. "Trash"

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    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Reston, VA
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Reston, VA

    I worked at Bench Craft Company full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The pro is what you bring to eat

    Cons

    Everything is trash at this place

  3. "Walk Away!"

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

    I worked at Bench Craft Company full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Business casual dress code, free coffee

    Cons

    Boiler room mentality, pathetic home office sales management, shaming, harassing, zero management skills. Deceptive sales practices. Lie to sell.

    Advice to Management

    Go take a lesson in sales management, communication and human dvelopment.


  4. "If you can follow their model of sales you will succeed"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Bench Craft Company full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I enjoyed the contact with people of all walks of life. The products were of high quality and if you're a sales man or woman you can sell it

    Cons

    I struggled a little with the phone sales as it was new to me. I had always sold face to face in previous jobs. I had trouble adjusting to the model that is set forth and it's not the companies fault. They know what works for them

    Advice to Management

    If I was a manager I would definitely work hand in had with new recruits showing them for at least a week how to follow the model. Training is essential in this type of environment I think


  5. "Golf Course Ads"

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    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Reston, VA
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Reston, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Face pace sales organization. Got to close your deals

    Cons

    There are no cons


  6. "Don't do it"

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

    Pros

    You get the guarantee money

    Cons

    They will fire you after a week if you make no sales

    Advice to Management

    Have a little patience


  7. "Cold Calling Local Businesses to sell ads on Golf Courses"

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Overland Park, KS
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Overland Park, KS
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Bench Craft Company full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Easy to get hired.

    Cons

    This company is very cutthroat. Hardly any training, I started on a Monday and got a call Thursday telling me I was being let go because I hadn’t landed a sale. What type of company doesn’t even give people a week? I can’t give this place a negative enough review. You’re sitting at a desk googling local businesses to pitch ads on scorecards for 8 hours. If you don’t get a sale that first week, you’re done.

    Advice to Management

    Empathy matters. Does your boss really see you as a person and care how you’re doing, or is he only focused on how much work you churn out? Smart companies make certain that their managers know how to balance being professional with being human.

  8. "Horrible!!!!!"

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Kansas City, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Bench Craft Company full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Cool people, relax dress, funny environment, no drug test, on the stop hiring. Tommy, Cory, and Kevin did more training than James and Tory combined.

    Cons

    You guys suck at promising, you have the same golf courses in rotation. How are you suppose to sale things that people out in these small communities know about. I got cussed out and was told their is a lawsuit against you guys for lying. No training, phone called yesterday about firing me. Don’t even have the guys to say to your face. People are right in these reviews. They are not lying.

    Advice to Management

    Train More. Stop lying to get people on. Understand that if people don’t make a sale their first week. People need employment.


  9. "SALES"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bench Craft Company full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Excellent compensation, ability to work on your own with no micro management

    Cons

    Not a job for people not willing to work hard all day and able to be a self starter


  10. Helpful (1)

    "over the top approach"

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    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bench Craft Company full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    solid starting point for a sales career or place to earn some $ between other sales jobs. been around a while so, unlike other cos in the area, they are reliable with payment and staying in biz. decent pay

    Cons

    the way they approach everything is over the top. promising brand new hires they will make $100's of thousands of dollars right out of the gate, expensive cars in front of the parking lot, recruiter swearing this company is his whole life/saved or changed hisl ife. they are so focused on wooing you in the hiring process that once you start and there done courting you, you feel abandoned.

    Advice to Management

    pay more attention to hires after they start