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Chemsearch Reviews

Updated December 6, 2017
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  1. Helpful (5)

    "Sales Representative - El Paso TX"

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    Current Employee - Outside Sales Representative in El Paso, TX
    Current Employee - Outside Sales Representative in El Paso, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Chemsearch full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I have been in the sales industry for over 20 years and this is the best company I have ever worked for. The training is the best I've ever experience, very specific and thorough. The support I have received from my sales manager and administration team over the past 3 years I have worked with Chemsearch has been excellent on every level. There is a lot expected of the sales representatives, but if you put in the hours and work hard, the rewards are very well worth all your efforts. The compensation plans, bonuses, and incentives are all high level.

    Cons

    The hours of work, both in front of customers and supporting data entry, are high. However, when followed as planned out by the sales manager, you can expect to build a strong business in about 12 - 18 months time.


  2. "Sales"

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    Former Employee - Sales in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Sales in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Chemsearch (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Corporate HQ was well run.

    Cons

    Manager was inappropriate, and was highly unprofessional.

    Advice to Management

    Carefully screen your Management.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Dishonest and unethical ; worst of the worst"

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    Former Employee - Outside Sales Representative in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Outside Sales Representative in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Chemsearch full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good products that get the job done; easily and quickly hired; can’t really offer any other positive feedback. Hoping this review prevents another person from being a victim of their trickery

    Cons

    The interview process and the actual job were world’s apart. Once I was hired, I was expected to scrub accounts and physically prospect the territory on the weekends and at night. I was threatened with firing when I stopped to get gas one day—was told that needed to be done during non selling hours. I received constant pressure for number of presentations per day. Training consisted of underhanded tricks and con artistry. I am a professional salesperson, not a flim flam man. I lasted six weeks before I quit. Without another job to go to. I bounced back, and now successfully work for one of the largest companies in the US.

    Advice to Management

    Inform people in the hiring process that your tactics are actually worse than those of a used car salesman. And if that works for them, at least they know it upfront. I was blindsided.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "One of the worst jobs I've ever had!"

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    Former Employee - Outside Sales Representative in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Outside Sales Representative in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Chemsearch full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I can't really think of any pros, other than it was a pay check....... a very small pay check to say the least.

    Cons

    The training is an absolute joke and they try to teach you how to be a con artist. Pay structure for new hires is laughable at best.

    Advice to Management

    Middle management is pretty good, but the corporate managers need to retire and let some fresh blood in!


  5. "Outside Sales"

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    Current Employee - Outside Sales Representative
    Current Employee - Outside Sales Representative
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Chemsearch full-time

    Pros

    Good entry level outside sales position. They are very understanding on career/life balance.

    Cons

    They need a better training program. They care more about the # of orders you get than the quality of the orders/new account. They need a better CRM system (I believe they are working on that now)


  6. "Sales"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Chemsearch full-time

    Pros

    Can earn lots of money back then

    Cons

    It's all about the dollars

    Advice to Management

    Lol


  7. Helpful (2)

    "sales job"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irving, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irving, TX
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Big company cafeteria gym hours

    Cons

    Low pay, benefits weak for family

    Advice to Management

    Pay your people, invest for success inside sales agt

  8. Helpful (1)

    "How bad do you want to be successful?"

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    Current Employee - Outside Sales Representative in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Outside Sales Representative in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    -Respect. As far as I know every new employee starts off as a representative. The CEO was a sales rep. in AZ, the Executive VP started off as a sales rep. in OK, and that includes my manager who was a university level coach, he started off as a sales rep. in TX. Chemsearch gave me the tools to be successful and it s up to me to use the tools properly.
    -Support. If you have a question related to anything Chemsearch there are numerous avenues that you have at your discretion to get the right answer.
    -Technology. All presentations are done via IPad. All the information you need for you and your customer is easily accessible on the company issued IPad.
    -Financial. Bonuses and financial sales awards are a common practice, but in the end it is up to the sales rep.
    -Training. They don't just throw a book at you and expect you to memorize products, training classes are ongoing and extremely helpful.

    Cons

    Some territories can be large it will takes time to understand how to manage your area that minimizes windshield time.

    Advice to Management

    All good here.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great Career Opportunity!!"

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    Current Employee - Outside Sales Representative in Dayton, OH
    Current Employee - Outside Sales Representative in Dayton, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Chemsearch full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Chemsearch offers excellent training and support. They provide all the tools you need to be successful. They offer excellent base salary/commission and bonus package. As long as you put in the effort you will do very well at Chemsearch. Schedules are flexible which make it very nice. They offer the best quality products in this market. There is a lot of competition but once customers see our products they can see the benefit of paying more for a quality product. Also as long as you follow the way your trained to sell and interact with your customers the selling part becomes a smooth transaction! This is a great career opportunity for anyone who is self motivated and can follow thru with the way Chemsearch trains you. It is apparent that Chemsearch's selling technique works since they have been in business for nearly 97 years and still going strong!

    Cons

    There are no Cons that I have experienced and I have been with Chemsearch for 1 year. Absolutely no regrets. I wish I would have found Chemsearch sooner!!

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work! My manager has been very helpful and never micro manages. The entire management team is very supportive to all the Reps.


  10. Helpful (5)

    "Hard work not for all"

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    Former Employee - Business Development Manager
    Former Employee - Business Development Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Chemsearch full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great training program. Excellent combination of products. 30% commission if rep sells at list price. Work independently

    Cons

    Immediately expected to contribute. Quickly restructure agreed upon pay scale if success isn't obtained within 60 days. Very low expense reimbursement

    Advice to Management

    Patience for employees just beginning. Stick to pay scale for new hires. Reducing pay within 60 days virtually guarantees turnover and in turn effects customer confidence and creates confusion


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