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"Micro Managed"

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Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Macedonia, OH
Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Macedonia, OH
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook

I worked at TPC Wire & Cable full-time (More than a year)

Pros

Good benefits that start on day 1
Flexible with time off

Cons

They run the inside sales department like a call center not a sales floor. It is extremely micro managed to the point where your feel like you are suffocating. Dial reports are sent out 3 times a day at a minimum to the whole team and if you do not have enough dials in their eyes you can expect nasty comments by management next to your name. This is regardless of the reason you may be low on dials such as sending out quotes or working on special projects for customers. If you are not on the phone for a few minutes expect to get an IM on your screen asking what is going on. There is also a system wide banner that management can announce to all why nobody is on the phone during what they deem prime calling hours. They promise you big money when you interview but when you start they give you the commission plan and you see its pretty low plus there is a HUGE bogey every month. Realistically you will not make anything significantly more than your low 30's k salary for at least 2 years. The sales process is slow and processes are pretty archaic. I asked about turnover and was told only 2 people had left when it turns out its more like 20, all new people once they figured out they cant survive on the low money.

Advice to Management

Stop micro managing your people. You will never get the best out of people if you dont give them some space. You are so afraid of relinquishing even the slightest bit of control you are sabotaging your own growth. Be honest about the commission plan during the interview.

Other Employee Reviews for TPC Wire & Cable

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    "International Sales Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at TPC Wire & Cable full-time

    Pros

    VP of Sales very nice person

    Cons

    Long time employees make your life hard.


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    "Sales"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at TPC Wire & Cable full-time

    Pros

    Superior product is the best on the market.

    Cons

    They play favorites, do no treat people equally, steal accounts and expect you to still make your goal. Current management staff needs to step aside and let their long term Sr. Sales Reps manage...and not the highly favored ones...

    Advice to Management

    If your team is not hitting goal, what are YOU doing to help? Start helping.

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