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Cutco Reviews

Updated July 18, 2017
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Pros
  • Flexible hours, being able to meet new people, great pay once you reach 30% commission (in 7 reviews)

  • The chance to get a lot of money (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • Be prepared to be coaxed into selling to family and friends some subpar expensive knives (in 15 reviews)

  • The big cons was the fact that it was a pyramid scheme (in 7 reviews)

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  1. "My experience with CUTCO was phenomenal and provided me with a wide range of professional skills."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Field Sales Manager in Tulsa, OK
    Former Employee - Senior Field Sales Manager in Tulsa, OK
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Cutco part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The experience helped to mold me into a well rounded employee at a young age. Because of the responsibilities to grow your business, you learn so much about how a business works on small and large scales. It's better than any college class. All the tools they provide you are proven to work already and you have a huge opportunity to succeed if you can follow directions from your manager.

    Cons

    Commission only can be difficult to live on especially when first building your business. There are bad managers out there and they can hurt your progress. This is a direct sales company and it required you to do almost all the work yourself so it is time consuming and stressful.


  2. "Sales rep"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The product was something I really liked so it was easy to sell

    Cons

    You do not get enough pay

  3. "This job is okay, It had its ups and downs"

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    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Tacoma, WA
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Tacoma, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Cutco part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The pros of this job was, I could work at my own on pace, and was guaranteed a weekly base pay.

    Cons

    The cons of this job were, If I didn't get a lot of appointments I didn't get paid fairly the amount of money that I should have earned.

    Advice to Management

    My advice to the is to really express every detail before hiring someone.


  4. "worked for less than a year"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    friendly, helpful, flexible hours, good pay

    Cons

    false promises, apointments far away


  5. "ehhh"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Sales in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Cutco (Less than a year)

    Pros

    payed weekly
    meet people
    cut food and most likely eat after you done

    Cons

    if you don't have a good start your pretty much doomed to fail

    Advice to Management

    do you


  6. Helpful (1)

    "My experience w/ Cutco"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in New Orleans, LA
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in New Orleans, LA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Cutco full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Networking opportunities
    - Real applicable skills such as time management and phone skills
    - Friendly work environment
    - High intensity atmosphere
    - Leadership opportunities
    - Great pay

    Cons

    - Need a car to work as salesman
    - Success is far easier if you know wealthy people
    - $16/hr. base pay is misleading; it is $16 per appointment completed (or commission)

    Advice to Management

    - Figure out a way to create opportunities for those people who do not have access to a car
    - Don't be vague about company policy


  7. "Good part time"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cutco part-time

    Pros

    if you put in the work you will be rewarded

    Cons

    A lot of hyping up cutlery

  8. "Assistant Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cutco part-time

    Pros

    Team environment
    Flexible hours
    Close location
    Commission payout
    Get to dress professional (swag on)

    Cons

    Intimidating
    Time oriented
    Rejection
    People will try to convince you that the job is a scheme

    Advice to Management

    Keep up with your schedule, you should know it like the back of your hand!!!!


  9. "I would not wish it upon my enemies"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Winchester, VA
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Winchester, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Cutco part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The products are phenomenal and the people I got to work with were actually decent coworkers and human beings. I am happy with what I learned looking back on my time there.

    Cons

    How the system is set up requires any young person to upsell the people in their lives. You are required to use your own contacts as customers, so it never felt right. Also, everything is based off commission, so if you don't do well by working your friends and family, you do not make any money.

    Advice to Management

    Find a new way to present the products. They are actually good products, but I refuse to continue to support the brand because of my experiences working there.


  10. "Easy money, good experience"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Cutco part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Unlimited potential for commission pay
    above decent by appointment pay
    Good sales experience
    High quality product that sells itself
    Make your own schedule
    You get good knifes that will last you forever, for cheap!

    Cons

    Can be intimidating
    Can be frustrating when you think you're going to make a sale but don't (that's all sales jobs though>)
    Product is pricey
    Its not consistent pay, I recommend doing part time to start off if you have bills to pay until you reach the second promotion.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up!


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