SHI International - Good experience, but don't expect to make a career out of it. | Glassdoor
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"Good experience, but don't expect to make a career out of it."

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  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Inside Sales in Piscataway, NJ
Current Employee - Inside Sales in Piscataway, NJ
Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

Pros

They do give decent benefits, and if you need something to put on your resume, it is good experience to list. Also, because of vendor visits and quarterly shows, there are opportunities to win gift certificates or small electronics, and there are plenty of giveaways. We never want for pens, sticky notes, and weird desk nicknacks. Any immediate managers or supervisors are approachable, and easy to talk to. They recently built a kiosk for breakfast and lunch. It's a bit expensive, but convenient, and the food is pretty good.

Cons

It is very difficult to move ahead, and if you do receive an offer, it may well be for less than your current job, when you take in commission. Things are changing there, and one SMB sales rep had said that it would have been unthinkable to have a promotion come with a cut in pay. HR is unwilling to negotiate. There is plenty of competition for other positions, as the morale among ISRs is low. Many of us feel as though we are expendable. Higher management is significantly less approachable than immediate managers, and they seem like they are out of touch with the general employees. While it is never stated, the inside sales employees are expected to finish their work, and leave either at their regular time, or when the work is finished-whichever is second. Some of us have worked 12- to 13-hour days.

Advice to Management

Take a closer look at the way that your workers are feeling. The employees are feeling lost in the shuffle with the reorganization, and there may well be a mass exodus in the near future.

Other Employee Reviews for SHI International

  1. Helpful (3)

    "Corp AE"

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

    I have been working at SHI International full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    You are your own small business owner; all personality types can be successful and have the option to find clients that click with them personally; comp plan is solid and quota is set in stone for several years upon hiring; privately held so quite nimble with emerging techs

    Cons

    As top female minority owned company in the country, 95% of the corporate management is men...

    Advice to Management

    As we continue to grow at this insane pace, be sure to keep the heart of the culture.


  2. "Inside Account Executive"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at SHI International full-time

    Pros

    Uncapped earning potential
    Good benefits
    Base salary is livable

    Cons

    Serious cold-calling - all day, everyday
    Constant restructuring of territories and management

    Advice to Management

    Keep some consistency with your employees

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