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"Vice President"

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

Good Focus on Core Values

Cons

Company went through an Ownership change and struggled with transition. Company faced struggles with changes in Sales structure, Price of Paper and generally were understaffed in most locations which heavily effected Service to Customers.

Advice to Management

Company did too much in a short period of time impacting retention, Created high turnover and results sufferred. The Executive Team not based in one location was really not working.

Other Employee Reviews for Shred-it International

  1. "Steer clear if you don't enjoy micromanagement for little pay....."

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    Former Employee - Account Executive in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Shred-it International full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The best thing about this company is that it really does have good people working for it. Stand up guys in management and they are genuine.

    Cons

    Low base pay. Must work excessively long hours if you desire to just make over 60k. Tough market with high competition for a service most companies are not interested in. Hired for outside sales yet every Monday am you are in office 7:30 till noon and Wednesday phone blitz days from 8am till noon with 1x/mo being an all day call day with constant pressure from management to put up numbers otherwise the "punish" you with another all day call day the following week. Very few perks or opportunities here. A $25 gas card is supposed to be a big deal for chalking up the most appts on a Wed am. It's really quite silly how they try to motivate the sales staff. Then you have horrible operations to deal with as well. It takes on average 5-7 days to get a console to a customer. These things fit in the back of a minivan for crap sake yet scheduling for next day or following day is impossible! Also the constant reporting to management with your numberswhich is very mundane. They will call you in the am for your plans and call you in the pm for your numbers almost daily and also ask for ride-a-long days with you from time to time. Everything is broken down week to week. You are only as good as your last week. You kill your numbers one week but the following you roll a bagel and you get looked at cross-eyed by the managers. A very high pressure, high competition position. Every Monday AM your numbers are discussed publicly at the office meeting. They are discussed publicly Wednesday at the office meeting. They are discussed publicly Thursday on the conference call in the afternoon. Some people may enjoy that. I didn't.

    Advice to Management

    Offer better incentives to over achieve. Leave the call days out of the schedule. It was all b.s. anyway. Everyone sandbags what they can on posts them on Wed. Same with the regional blitz. It is all for show and no one really works the phones in the office. If you want that to happen, either let everyone call from home and report their numbers to you or create offices so that people can talk freely to customers over the phone. Improve your operations so that sales can really believe and have confidence in the service they are selling. Empower your sales staff more to give them the ability to make things happen. You keep asking for approvals for every price concession and every service concession. Let them make it happen. Commission is so small anyway, let them get the sale more often. Finally, ya, improve your comp plan. For the amount of work you require, one should be able to hit 75k much easier. You should not have to put in this amount of work to make 50k.


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    "After the Company's founder was killed in a plane crash, the company's emphasis on employee satisfaction changed."

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    Former Employee - Sales Executive in Sacramento, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Executive in Sacramento, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Shred-it International full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    There are good people that work for Shred-it. If you develop relationships with your clients, you can help them secure confidential information that could cause a breach of security and that be rewarding.
    Good salary and bonus plans

    Cons

    Too many managers micro-manage employees. There is constantly turnover of personnel. Company policies change constantly and not communicated to employees. Are not reliable in payments of bonuses.

    Advice to Management

    Put more trust in the people that work for Shred-it. Pay them on time. Eliminate most upper and middle management that have a negative effect on personnel and productivity.

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