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Blue Technologies Reviews

Updated May 9, 2019

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2.8
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49%
Recommend to a Friend
59%
Approve of CEO
Paul Hanna
20 Ratings
  1. Helpful (2)

    "Exciting, growing and winning culture!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Blue Technologies full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Culture- at every level, the environment is that of a family feel. It is exciting to see a culture of success where the investment of each person in each role helps an already solid foundation rise up. Having world class products and services helps. We have a commitment to excellence in every aspect of what we do, from finding highly motivated and disciplined professionals, to an unparalleled training and onboarding...

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    Cons

    With growth comes growing pains. Sometimes people may have to wear more than one hat, however, that allows for an opportunity to new experiences and knowledge.

    Advice to Management

    Keep investing in the people who take pride in the mission. Keep pushing this winning culture!

    Blue Technologies2019-05-09

    Blue Technologies Response

    May 20, 2019

    Thank you for taking the time to address Blue Technologies from a newer employee perspective. We are proud of our “family feel” culture, which can be misinterpreted. When we hire an individual, we are 100% committed to that person’s success and expect the same in return. While we ...

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  2. Helpful (1)

    "Understanding the sales process"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Blue Technologies full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Make as much money as you want with uncapped commission and no weekends

    Cons

    Takes a lot of self-motivation

    Advice to Management

    I have worked at this family owned company a little over 6 years. It is a great place to work if you are self driven. Unlimited Commission. Self discipline, and highly motivated company. The ownership is committed to making you successful. Has THE BEST hardware service in the industry. I started out with 0 zero experience and would not be where I am today without the help Blue Technologies had provided for me.

    Blue Technologies2019-05-08

    Blue Technologies Response

    May 20, 2019

    What a great endorsement for our compensation program and sales training/sales process. However, we agree, it all starts with the individual. One must be disciplined and a self-starter to be successful in sales ANYWHERE – not just at Blue Technologies.

  3. "Look no further."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Blue Technologies full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Want a rewarding career where hard work is recognized, a competitive spirit is appreciated, and growth is in your hands? If finding a career path – not just a job – is important, then Blue Technologies is the company for you!

    Cons

    There are no cons, in my opinion.

    Blue Technologies2019-05-07

    Blue Technologies Response

    May 20, 2019

    #AGREED! Thank you for your review.

  4. "Great place to cut your teeth (and then move onto something better)"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales in Cleveland, OH
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Blue Technologies full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Provides some of the best boot camp for sales you can get Some of the managers are great people Get to start up a book of business Wonderful entry-level opportunity where you can make decent money

    Cons

    Company didn't seem to have a plan for the next few years other than to sell more product There's a LOT of turnover and there's basically no real opportunity for growth I noticed a few issues with integrity while I was there Management was lacking in a few areas. If they changed, they might keep people longer. People aren't cookie-cutters and management shouldn't be "one size fits all." The culture needs an overhaul....

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    Advice to Management

    Paul has had a lot of success in the time he's been in business, and you don't get to where he is without a lot of hard work and dedication. He's learning to be more patient, which is great. I just think that he has the tendency to be short-sighted and generally afraid of change. You're not selling to baby boomers anymore, you're selling to gen X. They understand what a copier looks like and how it works. Show them how...

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    Blue Technologies2019-04-12

    Blue Technologies Response

    May 7, 2019

    Thank you so much for providing a review from the sales perspective. We are happy to hear that we provide a platform for success with uncapped earning potential for your work in the field generating net new business. We will pass along the desire for more team building activities ...

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  5. Helpful (1)

    "BAIT AND SWTICH!!!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in Cleveland, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Blue Technologies full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    None what so ever lots of nepotism and back stabbing

    Cons

    BAIT AND SWITCH you go through a lengthily interview then when an offer letter shows there is a ton of stuff that was never discussed.!!!

    Advice to Management

    Stop doing the bait and swtich

    Blue Technologies2019-02-25

    Blue Technologies Response

    May 7, 2019

    Thank you for your review and sorry to hear that you feel that you were not provided the job that we had posted or disclosed in the interview process. We try to avoid this with our thorough 4-step interview process, but can always work harder.

  6. Helpful (1)

    "Please take the time to read"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales in Cleveland, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Blue Technologies full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Decent first job to put on resume Recruiters will call you all time

    Cons

    Zero Sales knowledge by senior management. They still operate like a copier company in 1986. Do not have the ability to deliver on ANY of the solutions or services that we sell. No professional career plan for sales reps No transparency in commissions Comp plans change every year HORRIBLE culture that is demoralizing to new people in the industry. Racist and inappropriate comments by ownership occur in every meeting....

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    Advice to Management

    My advice would be that every time that somebody puts advice and comments on a website like this, don’t have the same person respond with the same canned statements that have been used for years. Turnover is over 60 % year over year on the sales team and yet you refuse to accept any accountability for what happens here day to day. You expect us to go out an sell solutions and services that you know can not be supported....

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    Blue Technologies2019-02-19

    Blue Technologies Response

    February 27, 2019

    It is our sincere hope that you share your feelings with your manager and HR department if currently employed at Blue Technologies. In the event that you no longer work at Blue Technologies, we do hope that you find employment that you not only enjoy, but that it meets and exceeds ...

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  7. Helpful (2)

    "Territory Manager"

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

    I worked at Blue Technologies full-time

    Pros

    -Excellent job to put on a resume -great first outside sales job

    Cons

    -the worst company I've ever worked for -racist, rude, entitled leadership

    Blue Technologies2019-01-09

    Blue Technologies Response

    January 18, 2019

    Blue Technologies recognizes that Glassdoor provides a personal opinion platform, where members share feedback from their employment experiences. All employees receive thorough orientation from our Human Resources Department reviewing all policies on discrimination and harassment ...

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  8. Helpful (7)

    "Run! Don’t even consider this Company aka Circus!"

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    Former Employee - Sales in Cleveland, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Blue Technologies full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Nothing, really. Not even the free coffee tastes good.

    Cons

    Where do I start? If you enjoy being physically threatened, micro-managed, talked to and treated like a small child: apply today. If you are looking for a career, a professional environment where you have a true sales role, this is not the place for you! The training program is taught by a past kindergarten teacher that has never sold, doesn’t understand the equipment and has no desire to adjust the sails to the trending...

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    Advice to Management

    Wake up! Adjust to 2018 and get rid of the garbage you call management, teach practices that grow business professionals and not a bunch of scared children afraid of speaking the truth. The organization is loosing money because of it’s practices and lack of structure and because the owner is too egotistical. It is also loosing money and talented professionals because in 2018 organizations don’t buy copiers, they buy solutions...

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    Blue Technologies2018-09-19

    Blue Technologies Response

    September 25, 2018

    Thank you for taking the time to submit a review. Outside sales is a position that requires self-discipline to work independently and drum up business. Our industry is one that is highly competitive; one where prospects make decisions based on reducing costs and where being in the ...

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  9. "Technician"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Blue Technologies full-time

    Pros

    Environment, Benefits, Work/Life Balance, Provides service equipment

    Cons

    Pay, Advancement opportunities, Culture, PTO starts over if not used

    Blue Technologies2018-03-13
  10. Helpful (11)

    "Use them, Don't let them use You"

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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Outside Sales Representative in Cleveland, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Blue Technologies full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The training is tough and so is the job overall. It will take your sales game to another level. So use the company as a stepping stone to your next b2b job, but don't stay there and let them abuse you and stress you to death.

    Cons

    Disgusting level of politics/sexism, employees sleeping with each other etc., all that kinda mess. Rumor mill is always full there. There's more focus on drama than on doing actual work. Very stressful as a sales rep, hounding management with little or poor guidance. All the lies of "unlimited potential". Things are very limited as far as deals and money. Making a deal on their copiers takes a ridiculous amount of...

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    Advice to Management

    Quit fraternizing with employees, learn to keep lines separate. Stop acting like you care about reps and their lives when you really don't or can't. Learn how to manage people properly, improve motivators. Just stop selling reps and be honest. Up the base salary if you want to keep anyone who's actually worth it.

    Blue Technologies2017-10-15

    Blue Technologies Response

    October 20, 2017

    Thank you for your feedback. It pleases us that you recognize our training and sales process is World Class. We also agree and recognize that sales is a tough profession and this industry is no exception. We are not surprised to hear that rumors exist within our organization ...

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