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"Don't waste your time"

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Merrimack, NH
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Merrimack, NH
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

The potential to make decent money is there but it's a slow and steady process and they usually dont keep you around long enough to hit that potential.

Cons

unrealistic goals considering the current economic state, which would continuously go up even if you dont hit your numbers the previous month. There is not enough praise for employees that really work hard and the pay is awful.

Advice to Management

the compensation really needs improving for the people that actually bring in money for this company and demoting people because your goal structure is what needs work is the fastest way to loose great employees.

Other Employee Reviews for Connection

  1. "Good place"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Merrimack, NH
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Merrimack, NH
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    This company has a work hard and play have mentality. Any time I have needed time off they are flexible as long as you are meeting retirements.

    Cons

    In the beginning you can expect long hours, and lots of cold calling. Although you are calling folks that will most likely need your service and products.

    Advice to Management

    There are a few different career paths to get to management, you can start as an AM go to sales manager, then senior sales manager, and the dir so on and so forth.


  2. "There are far better opportunities out there. Don't get this desperate"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Account Manager in Merrimack, NH
    Former Employee - Senior Account Manager in Merrimack, NH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    -Good sales training program, well it was when I went through it, but it changes every other month.
    -Manufacturer relationships are solid and managed well.
    -Good new technology training.
    -Company has deep pockets for its size. They do not have any significant debt.
    -Most people who work here work very hard.

    Cons

    -Zero sales leadership starting at the top. Sales companies need a leader not a bean counter.
    -Comp plan was first class. I had five different comp plans. They consistently got worse.
    -Manufacturer SPIFs are skimmed by Corp.
    -Employees at different locations are treated much differently. No consistent set of rewards or punishment for sales achievements or work behavior.
    -Part execs compensation is based on phone metrics. This has a serious impact on behavior. Multiple employees were once directly reprimanded by the president of the company for not making 60 outbound calls on a Federal holiday. Mind you these were federal sales people. It is important to understand how the people you report to are compensated as it will affect the way they interact with you.
    -The tools provided for order management, product info, and contact management are designed for corp sales not government. This may be more important than you think.
    -Beatings will continue until moral improves. This is the best description of this company.

    Advice to Management

    You need to remember that sales employees are not like administrative employees. Sales employees are your front line. They directly interact with your customers. Happy employees do a much better job representing your company.
    Find a true leader to take the reins. Someone who both looks and acts the part. If your leader just follows orders from the board and never pushes to improve the envirornment for his employees then the employees will neither respect or trust that leader.

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