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"Area Sales Manager"

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Current Employee - AREA SALES MANAGER in Milwaukee, WI
Current Employee - AREA SALES MANAGER in Milwaukee, WI
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Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Worldwide Express full-time (Less than a year)

Pros

Training. Only Promote within. Promote based on performance not tenure. Higher base pay than majority of Outside Sales Roles, plus uncapped residual commission.

Cons

I'm clearly biased given the fact I work for the company. However, putting myself in the shoes in someone who is looking at WWEX &/or former employee I think the two biggest things i've read on reviews is (below)

- Work Life Balance
- Micromanagement

Again, I know i'm biased, but I need to address these two reviews I see from people. Every office in every state is different & I think everyone would agree that there are bad seeds in every company, but that doesn't make the company a bad company or even the statement true.

I can say 100% there is work life balance. Being with the company 4 years I've seen a lot and typically the people that say this don't realize that they signed up for a competitive sales position. If you have any knowledge of a Sales Role, it's not your typical 9-5 punch in & punch out. I think people see the rewards that comes with being in sales, but often times don't want to see what it actual takes to become a high performing sales rep. Being someone who's been a top performer every year, i'll admit at times I had less work life balance, but that was my choice. Before I signed with WWEX they were straight forward and I knew what it would take to not only be a top performer in this company, but also what it takes to climb / get promoted. NOTE: long hours at times isn't just a WWEX thing, it's any company. However, I have a pretty good life & balance is more than balanced.

Micromanagement - Piggybacking off comment a few paragraphs above, every office / manager is different & while some offices / managers micromanage, majority of them don't. That being said, if a new rep isn't performing, rather than just letting that person go, a manager is going to get on them more, not because he/she wants to babysit that rep, but so that they can see where they're struggling and help them. Managers here aren't just looking to get a paycheck from reps, we care because we've all been in the shoes of that rep, we've all struggled and we've all had a manager who stuck by our side and helped us get to where we are at today. While some might call that micromanagement, I call that leadership

Advice to Management

Being a new manager, I told myself never forget what got me here. Just because my title changed, doesn't mean i'm going to sit in some office preaching about how good I was and barking orders. I'm in the trenches with my reps all day, every day. I would say if there is any managers that think they don't need to be leading by example, remember what got you here & know that nobody wants to work / follow someone who doesn't practice what the preach.

Other Employee Reviews for Worldwide Express

  1. "Amazing Entry Level Sales"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Worldwide Express full-time

    Pros

    Hands down one of the best sales training you can receive. Amazing comp plan, great culture, and like-minded go-getters.

    Cons

    If you're lazy, this company isn't for you.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the hard workers there, trickle down the profits.

    Worldwide Express Response

    Mar 14, 2018 – Director of Recruiting

    Thank you for your comments. Amazing sales job, period! Worldwide Express has one of the most well-trained sales force in the industry.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great company but needs improvement"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Worldwide Express full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Awesome and young company with friendly coworkers
    Snacks and drinks (Beer too!)
    Great office view
    Alot to learn

    Cons

    Below average pay and benefits (We actually lost some benefits this year)
    No 401k match
    Micromanaging at times
    High workload and poor work/life balance

    I thought this was a great place to work until I saw a top performer get denied a promised promotion for no apparent reason.
    Best thing to do is get the experience and use this company as a stepping stone for better opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    Compensate employees better

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