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"ADP Entry Level Sales"

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Current Employee - Associate District Manager in Hartford, CT
Current Employee - Associate District Manager in Hartford, CT
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Excellent office atmosphere and the opportunity to make a lot of money is right in front of you.

Cons

It is a large company with high expectations, so even though it is considered entry level sales, I'd recommend having a year of inside sales experience before coming to the company.

Other Employee Reviews for ADP

  1. "Not the best decision I ever made"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA

    I worked at ADP full-time

    Pros

    If you are about to graduate from college and want solid sales training and work experience then it's a good company to work for. I would not apply for a job here unless I'm 22, or 23 years old. You will get very structured training. And after a year or two, you'll get recruited by medical companies.

    Cons

    Churn n Burn!!! Very micromanaging no matter how well or poorly your performance is. Getting a payroll deal started is sometimes very difficult with your own Implimentation team. They say you'll get CPA's listed to you (for referral purposes), the CPA's given to new sales reps are not working with ADP, not usually interested in working with ADP, and are nowhere near a warm lead. DO NOT, I repeat, DO NOT work here if you have 2-4 years of sales experience whatsoever because the money is not that good and you aren't going to learn much more than you already know. They are the definition of "corporate coolaid" and if you're not on board, you'll feel like you were hit by a bus. You can be successfull if you make 15-20 prospect drops per day, and about 50 phone calls per
    day. The sales territory is not well structured, anyone can have personal or professional referrals into your territory and that can be frustrating.

    Advice to Management

    Recruit from college, and don't micromanage so much. The turnover rate was rediculous, and that is a major problem.


  2. "Depends on career goals"

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    Former Employee - SBS Associate District Manager in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - SBS Associate District Manager in Philadelphia, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    ADP Small Business Sales (SBS) is a great start for someone RIGHT out of college. They teach you the the sales process and how to structure a work schedule. The training is some of the best among fortune 500 companies, and is also very well recognized by other organizations. If you have a goal of getting into the Device or Pharma industry than this is a great starting point. The fellow reps you work with are usually good people so that is a plus!

    Cons

    ADP has a burn and churn business model which they follow to a T, do not let anyone tell you other wise because that would be a lie. Like any other sales position the territories are all not equal nor should they be, but ADP insists that everyone has the same opportunity thus each quota is identical. Much of your success or failure can depend on the rep or reps (some areas can have 3-5 reps cover the area in one given year) that have previously been in the territory and the relationships they have damaged (ask any former ADPer they can all elaborate on that). ADP in the Philadelphia area has a partnership with Sovereign bank that is supposed to be one of your main partnerships in regards to referrals. That being said Sovereign is extremely poorly run from top to bottom and offers little to no value to any rep even with ADP leadership pushing the partnership down your throat as a viable referral channel. The biggest issue I personally had with ADP was the structure of the CPA Centrics and how some Centrics could control nearly EVERY CPA in your territory leaving you with CPA’s who either had no business clients or did not work with ADP or ever wanted to work with ADP (usually because they got burnt from a former rep). If someone discovered a CPA who became a good referral source the CPA Centrics waited for that rep to leave and just added those CPA’s to their book of business. The average tenure for a SBS rep tends to be anywhere from 6-10 months, most of the Centrics have been there for 4 plus years which speaks for itself. Understanding the value of a CPA to this business will help you realize how hand strung you are when you don’t have any CPA’s who refer or let along want you to step foot in their office. The close rate from a CPA referral is nearly 90% vs a 15% close rate from a prospect you found through cold calling/foot prospecting.

    Advice to Management

    Stick to hiring kids RIGHT out of college.

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