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Bench Craft Company Reviews

Updated October 12, 2018
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Bench Craft Company President & Owner Charley Cobb
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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 8 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. "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


  2. "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

  3. "Inside Sales"

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    Current Employee - Sales Professional in Arlington, TX
    Current Employee - Sales Professional in Arlington, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The office has a good location in Arlington, easy to get to but do have to deal with the usual traffic. Dress code is laid back, especially compared to firms in Dallas. Pay potenital is high, managers put money up for sales contest and get $ from Home Office.

    Cons

    Recruiters exaggerate what people make in the interview. You have to sell a LOT to make what they claim the avrage rep makes. You do get called from Home Office if you arent selling or if the office is not doing well that day.

    Advice to Management

    Have recruiters be more open about realistic pay.


  4. "Do your research."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Omaha, NE
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Omaha, NE
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Free coffee in the office. Cool guys to work with.

    Cons

    On spot hire without much detail about expectations. Not much job security. Minimal training, literally handed a script and and watched manager make maybe five phone calls. Witnessed other employees jobs be threatened if they were not doing enough sales. To top it all off I was fired after four days because I hadn't landed a sale yet.

    Advice to Management

    Try to hire prospects with sales experience or actually train the people you hire. It's a waste of time on both ends of the situation. Offer constructive criticism rather than using scare tactics.


  5. "Don't Waste Your Time"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Tampa, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice Office, Good sized cubicals

    Cons

    They will fire you in 2 days if you don't sell. No ramp up time at all. Revolving door company. Decent base but who cares if you don't get to your first check. You are selling an ad space smaller than a business card to the top of the score card for a golf course. Low price but small defined community of buyers. You also represent yourself in the script as if you are part of the Golf Club when you are not. Many customers will call the club to find out you don't work there then they will call and cuss you out or nix any pending deals. Pit Boss of a manager, odd recruiter. Nervous group of people. Don't expect to last here no matter how well you sell, one bad week you're gone. I was not terminated just sweat shop hours, hundreds of calls, little result.

    Advice to Management

    Give sales people a chance to prove themselves


  6. "Good first sales job"

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    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - 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

    Good experience selling, big enough company to be recognizable on your resume to other companies, good pay, fun co workers

    Cons

    Stressful, high turnover if you dont sell everyday

    Advice to Management

    More time for people to sell when first starting


  7. "Sales"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Bench Craft is a job that comes with a lot of opportunity. It has a great starting salary with bonuses when you sell, and salary raises as you hit certain sales benchmarks. The atmosphere is high energy and motivating. The sales job consists of selling advertising on golf courses which is an easy sell. As long as you are willing to put in the work and time with customers, you are capable of making many deals.

    Cons

    Working at Bench Craft comes with pressure to perform. It is not a job where you can go unnoticed and just quietly get your work done. You must sell for job security, and to sell you must make hundreds of calls per day.

  8. "Stay Away!! Dishonest and Unprofessional Company"

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    Former Employee - Sales in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Sales in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Schedule. Relaxed dress code.

    Cons

    Blindsided by HR regarding 1st week of training. Was terminated by phone for not locking in 3 sales within my first week of employment. Started on Monday. Terminated on Friday. I was told that training would be the first 5 sales which could take a week, not complete 3 sales in your first week of training or you fired. Glad I had a backup plan!

    Advice to Management

    Transparency goes a long way! I see why the company has such horrible reviews. I wish that I would’ve checked the company out before accepting employment.


  9. "Typical sales"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Portland, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    You can make a lot of money

    Cons

    Terrible training. 2 hours. Meet sales quota or get fired


  10. "Horrible"

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

    Pros

    No pros this job is a joke!

    Cons

    Managers are horrible.
    They give you a script, tell you what to do and consider that “training”
    They say they are there to help but really don’t care & are only focused on themselves.
    You sit there and make 200+ cold calls a day.
    They scam the customers
    Managers need to learn how to train new employees and help them not just sit on their butts all day making personal phone calls.
    This job is an absolute joke

    Advice to Management

    Be actually managers and you wouldn’t have to constantly hire them fire people.


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