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Continental Research Reviews

Updated July 3, 2017
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Continental Research President Thomas W Epstein
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  1. "Team Leader"

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    Current Employee - Team Leader in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Team Leader in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Continental Research full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    You have the ability to operate autonomously while also having a program to follow. The stating salary with 2 years step into full time commission. Great customers. Great products. Well run business.

    Cons

    you get good training and you also are on the clock right away. You need to write orders daily and find new accounts all of the time. It's like other sales jobs, you need to work hard and prove yourself.

    Advice to Management

    Keep your customer service people happy, they are good. A little more automation would help.

    Continental Research Response

    Jul 6, 2017

    Thank you for sharing your positive experience with the recent changes at Continental Research. For nearly 50 years, our superior products, extraordinary customer service and commitment to providing... More


  2. "Great Place to Work!"

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    Current Employee - Exclusive Factory Representative
    Current Employee - Exclusive Factory Representative
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Products, Fantastic Support and Marketing Materials, Flexible Work Schedule, Unlimited Earning Potential

    Cons

    Have to drive personal vehicle and no company card for fuel expenses.

    Advice to Management

    Try to become more innovative in order to stay ahead of the competition. Differentiation is key when selling chemicals at a premium price.

  3. Helpful (3)

    "Territory Sales Manager"

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    Current Employee - Territory Sales Manager and Trainer in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Territory Sales Manager and Trainer in Pittsburgh, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Autonomous environment with outstanding support. First class team from home office to field, with a common focus on customer satisfaction and providing a high quality product at a fair price. Ongoing field training and support that sets you up for success from day one. Working the plan and following the proven sales process allows you to build a territory that you can build and grow and provide long-lasting financial results for yourself, and establish long-term relationships with customers. Products that are sold are of a very high quality and are much needed in the markets we serve.

    Cons

    It can be tough in the beginning, but like anything else; hard work will prevail. Benefits could be better, but that's happening everywhere.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work and the recruiting of the best people. Continue to feed the fires of your sales people by building on their knowledge base and building their skill set.

    Continental Research Response

    Jul 6, 2017

    Thank you for sharing your positive experience with the recent changes at Continental Research. For nearly 50 years, our superior products, extraordinary customer service and commitment to providing... More


  4. "Sales"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Best company to work! I will recommend this company.

    Cons

    It kinda far from my home

    Continental Research Response

    Jul 6, 2017

    Thank you for sharing your positive experience with the recent changes at Continental Research. For nearly 50 years, our superior products, extraordinary customer service and commitment to providing... More


  5. Helpful (1)

    "My career with Continental Research"

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    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Continental Research full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Tom Epstein is a great leader of a great company. Our motto is "Hassle Free Business and in 15 years I have always seen Continental Research handle any customer problem promptly and efficiently.

    Cons

    I can't think of any cons.

    Continental Research Response

    Sep 8, 2016

    Thank you for sharing your positive experience with the recent changes at Continental Research. For nearly 50 years, our superior products, extraordinary customer service and commitment to providing... More


  6. "Great company!"

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    Current Employee - Sales Representative
    Current Employee - Sales Representative
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I've been with Crcorp for almost 13 years. It's the perfect job for a working mother. (Or Father) This is truly the best job I have ever had and I've worked in sales over 26 years. The managers and owner expect a lot but also give a lot too. They really understand their salespeople. It is very flexible and very rewarding. The company has great programs in place for you to boost your sales and they change all the time so your not trying to sell the same promo. We also have new products several times a year. Customers love to see something new. One of the best parts about Continental is they have an extensive training program. They don't just send you out in the field. They really give you all the tools to be successful.

    Cons

    Continental has their ups and downs like any company. I think far more ups than downs. If I had to give a con it would be that we need to be more technically advanced in the field. And a better website.. But they are working on that.

    Continental Research Response

    Sep 8, 2016

    Thank you for sharing your positive experience with the recent changes at Continental Research. For nearly 50 years, our superior products, extraordinary customer service and commitment to providing... More


  7. "Office"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    It was a nice environment and most of the people were good people and easy to work with.

    Cons

    Underpaid
    Underappreciated
    No value for skilled personnel
    No reward for iniative

    Advice to Management

    Skilled employees deserve better appreciation. Willingness to take on new duties should be rewarded. Constant tardiness, mistakes and unwilling to make corrections should not be.

    Continental Research Response

    Sep 8, 2016

    Thank you for your feedback. Management at Continental Research Corporation works hard everyday to provide a positive, productive, and fair work enviroment for employees. We welcome initiative and... More

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great Place to Work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Continental Research full-time

    Pros

    Great culture, supportive environment. When things get busy, everyone is helpful and kind. There is a lot of trust and integrity in the management team.

    Cons

    Typical growing pains that come with change in a company. Structure and process are the areas I would suggest improving on.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work. Strive to implement positive changes in the work environment. Continue to hire more enthusiastic and energetic people.

    Continental Research Response

    May 31, 2016

    Thank you for sharing your positive experience with the recent changes at Continental Research. For nearly 50 years, our superior products, extraordinary customer service and commitment to providing... More


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Sales Rep"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Friendly Work Environment
    Great Opportunity

    Cons

    Training is not the best

    Continental Research Response

    May 31, 2016

    Thank you for sharing your positive experience with the recent changes at Continental Research. For nearly 50 years, our superior products, extraordinary customer service and commitment to providing... More


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Changing for the better."

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    Current Employee - Manager in Wood River, IL
    Current Employee - Manager in Wood River, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Continental Research full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    There have an enormous amount of change over the past couple months. The leadership control shifted back to the CEO, resulting in a number of positive improvements. From better work environment to revamping the policy manual to offer more clear and consistence decision making empowerment. The improved culture of the company gives you an overwhelming sense of security. Leadership has a goal, a plan, and the motivation to get us there. It feels good to be apart something that has great potential, and a company that has a direct interest in your success.

    Cons

    The ERP/ CRM software is a headache. It does not integrate well with leading technology.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in your employees through compensation, technology, advance training, and career growth. It will improve morale, increase retention, and drive loyalty.

    Continental Research Response

    Mar 9, 2016

    Thank you for sharing your positive experience with the recent changes at Continental Research. For nearly 50 years, our superior products, extraordinary customer service and commitment to providing... More


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