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"Filled with wanna be sales people"

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook

I have been working at Ideal Corporate Marketing full-time

Pros

Like any sales you can make good money.

Cons

The sales floor is dead quiet, The training is basically a joke with everyone telling you different things that contradict each other. The sales team is filled with ex bunk mortgage and used car sales types that couldn't close a door let alone a real complex sales situation. The top sales guy is a joke but walks around like he's God and thinks 800k in sales is a big deal.

The service they sell is actually a gimmick involving ticket packages. It shows very little confidence in the strength of their publications and they preach NOT TO USE AN ROI PITCH. Not a good sign. If you focus on long term goals you can make money but chances are they won't give you the time in which case you'll scrounge around selling tiny ads to merchant businesses and the get disciplined for not making enough money

Advice to Management

Get off your high horse. Motivate your sales staff in a positive way and focus on long term success with bigger deals.

Other Employee Reviews for Ideal Corporate Marketing

  1. Helpful (7)

    "HORRIBLE BOILER ROOM."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Ad Sales Director in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Ad Sales Director in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Ideal Corporate Marketing full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    You're indoors.
    SOME of the people are cool.

    Cons

    Training? What training? A 3 ring binder. Make phone calls.
    Managers do not manage anything. Make phone calls.
    Computers and systems are XP ancient. Make phone calls.
    Derogatory emails on your performance from someone you've never met. Make phone calls.
    Your every move is recorded and logged. LITERALLY. Make phone calls.
    Weekly meetings are nothing but a scream session and a whip. Make more phone calls.
    Lose half the employees through firing or quitting every single month. Make phone calls.
    Senior staff average about a year in tenure with company. Make phone calls.
    If you don't like it, there's the door. Make phone calls.

    Advice to Management

    Your base will continue to dwindle as long as you focus on short term gain over long term growth.


  2. "Great manager and a great experience. This sharpened my skills like nothing else."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - National Ad Sales Director in New York, NY
    Former Employee - National Ad Sales Director in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Ideal Corporate Marketing full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    This job teaches you how to sell. It gives you a thick skin, teaches you to think on your feet and how to ask for the sale. It is not an easy job but anything worth doing is a challenge.

    Cons

    The parent company can sometimes complicate operations. The CRM is homegrown and it's not perfect. A lot of whiners knock this place when in fact they didn't work. It's worth calling them to work there.

    Advice to Management

    Trust your VP and your employees a little more.


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