Bench Craft Company Reviews

Updated Jul 10, 2020

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2.3
27%
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40%
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Bench Craft Company President & Owner Charley Cobb
Charley Cobb
99 Ratings
Pros
  • "The base salary is awesome with lots of cash bonuses and also commission(in 7 reviews)

  • "Relaxed dress code, fun coworkers(in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • "Don’t work for this scam of a company(in 14 reviews)

  • "There is absolutely no training, I was making cold calls 2 hours after I started there on my 1st day(in 12 reviews)

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  1. "Great job but not for everyone"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bench Craft Company full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Base, commission, bonuses, daily cash spiffs. The harder you work the more money you make.

    Cons

    Not for people who just want to go to work and go home. This is somewhere you can make money if you put the effort in!

  2. "Trash company"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Artist 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Bench Craft Company full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Pay raises are okay and generally, yearly.

    Cons

    Racist, homophobic, sexist and nepotism are rampant. Sales LIE ALL DAY so everyone is cleaning up after them and being treated poorly. Owner encourages terrible work methods.

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  3. "ok company to work with"

    3.0
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative 

    I have been working at Bench Craft Company full-time

    Pros

    good money and good learning experience

    Cons

    management can be difficult to work with

  4. "DON'T WORK HERE"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Portland, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Bench Craft Company full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    None. I guess the suites at Moda Center. But you have the whole company signing up for every event there and they give out tickets by seniority so you'll never get your tickets. I signed up for multiple tickets and never received any.

    Cons

    No training what so ever. They just put you on a computer and expect you to know what to do. My first week went like this...went in to fill out paperwork for an hour, they told me that i'll be at this desk with a horrible 10 year old laptop, was told to make an email with benchcraft in it, then got the script, and was on my own for the whole 2 weeks I was there. No help from managers, also seemed like a lot of favoritism is going on there. I heard multiple times my manager giving a coworker secret hot leads to make money and I never saw any free leads from anyone.

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  5. "MLM like company"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Portland, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Bench Craft Company full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    If you have a personality disorder you will love it.

    Cons

    Worst company I have worked for.

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  6. "Meh"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Tigard, OR
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Bench Craft Company full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good pay benefits and nice staff...as long as you produce

    Cons

    High pressure to produce with not much training. Adapt or die.

  7. "Worst run company I have ever worked for in my 14 years of sales"

    1.0
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Overland Park, KS
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Bench Craft Company full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Location/Hours. Would have given 0 stars if I could have.

    Cons

    There is absolutely no training, I was making cold calls 2 hours after I started there on my 1st day. 1 other trainee was supposed to start the same day and never showed. The only other new hire only lasted 2 days and never showed back up. I was making about 180 calls a day and I have a LOT of sales experience, which would have been okay had they told me anything about the job/quota requirements. They will fire you after a couple of weeks without warning if you are not meeting their requirements (which again, they don't even tell you what they are). And you don't get fired by the office manager, they call you from Corp and fire you, so don't leave any personal stuff there ever. Also, their idea of a "sales meeting" was everybody standing around screaming and cursing at each other once a week. Total waste of time, they don't even bother having direct deposit because they never keep their employees around long enough to use it.

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  8. "Not worth your time if you are interested in a career"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Overland Park, KS

    I worked at Bench Craft Company full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    If you are in need of some fast cash they will likely hire you for a short term and fire you if you are unsuccessful at selling a very difficult to market product.

    Cons

    Cold calling businesses that will get annoyed because they have been contacted by other employees. Stale leads.

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  9. "Never judge a book by its cover!"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales in Arlington, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Bench Craft Company full-time

    Pros

    It can change your life if you open yourself to a new mindset!

    Cons

    Not a get rich quick scheme!

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  10. "Salesman"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Bench Craft Company full-time

    Pros

    Good starting base Room to grow

    Cons

    All a numbers game

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