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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. Helpful (3)

    "A reasonable place to work for a year or two."

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    Former Employee - Sales
    Former Employee - Sales
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Shred-it International full-time

    Pros

    Working outside and on your own much of the time. Very good sales managers and district sales managers in my territory. The company is conscientious and does a very good job in the context of the document shredding industry. Very good team work among the sales staff, account management staff and the service managers and service people. On a moment to moment basis it was fairly fun, but you have to enjoy cold calling. For the most part you work 8:00-5:00- you won't be working 'till 7:00 a normal night.

    Cons

    When they are interested in hiring you they will quote a salary range for your position and then when you receive the actual offer it will be the exact bottom number in the range. (Advice- tell them "no" and you will usually get more money.) Car allowance is inadequate if you have a geographically large sales territory- you will not receive enough compensation for the miles you drive (but the company keeps on adding fuel surcharges to customers to cover Shred-it's costs.) Salary is adequate for the midwest or smaller cities but if you are married and have kids and live in a major city your spouse will need to work as well. Commission program is not very good. The bonus program is awful. Revolving door for sales people. The sales role was presented to me as hunter role but it's not- it's a farmer/catcher role principally and whether you meet your numbers or not really depends on your territory and whether you will receive enough call in inquiries. (Example: if your territory includes lots of large law firms you will be in a good position. ) The company changes sales strategy with the wind. 1)We always shred on site and our service is worth a premium. 2)A few months later- we will match any price. 3)We are now offering extensive offsite service. Higher service frequency increases revenue. 4)Lower frequency saves us money. Here is the minimum service price.... It never ended- constant often changes in sales guidelines, often completely contradicting the previous guidelines. Lastly, in the regional offices there is really no opportunity for career growth, no next position to aspire to. Competitors are often much less expensive and they do the same thing- they shred paper. (This isn't rocket science.)

    Advice to Management

    Develop a better commission plan. Reward your salespeople. Pay a higher base salary and the revolving door my spin much slower. Develop long-term sales guideline which can be counted on by your salespeople.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Large company, narrow vision"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Shred-it International full-time

    Pros

    Quality benefits package, including 401k and education reimbursement. In principal, it is a good service with legitimate security benefits to the company's customer base.

    Cons

    Company is managed by holding investors, and every move is blatantly with the idea of packaging for a future sale. Key layers of management, corporate and branch support have been cut to save salary expense, meaning many employees are being asked to do more and get less in return. Attempts to integrate new technologies have fallen flat due to poor conversion and implementation. Ultimately, most employees are terribly dissatisfied with the recent direction of the company, and customer's are clearly seeing how little they are being valued through each transition.

    Advice to Management

    No advice would matter...it's extremely transparent that the company doesn't seek long-term viability. They are only seeking the best way to package and unload the assets to a willing buyer in the next year or two.

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