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Fierce Focus Reviews

Updated Jan 4, 2018

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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Account Manager"

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    Current Employee - Account Manager in Tampa, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Fierce Focus full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Self Development Merritt Based Commission Based (i.e. write your own paycheck) Oppurtunity to have the life you want.

    Cons

    Worst position to have if you don't like sales, best job if you are good because there's oppurtunity beyond sales, you just have to make the necessary changes to be successful. Unfortunately, people don't always like self development, and that's okay. I need people to wait on me, pump my gas, and clean my house.

    Advice to Management

    Ignore the negative comments because there's not one company that hasn't pissed at least one person off.

    Fierce Focus2017-05-09
  2. "Hard work"

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

    I worked at Fierce Focus

    Pros

    Exciting work environment in the mornings

    Cons

    Makes you feel like everyone is going to be successful when it is not true, it takes work and some people just don't have the same skills as others

    Fierce Focus2018-01-04
  3. Helpful (1)

    "Interesting, not what they make it seem"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tampa, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Fierce Focus part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    If you don't mind being that annoying person in a large store trying to sell stuff to customers, then it's the job for you.

    Cons

    They make it seem like it's this awesome marketing company, all they do is sit in large stores with a lot of customers, and annoy them to try to get them to buy a product they don't want

    Advice to Management

    Don't make it out to me a marketing company when it's purely sales

    Fierce Focus2017-06-05
  4. Helpful (7)

    "Fierce Focus"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tampa, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Fierce Focus

    Pros

    Fierce focus was a great and rewarding place to work for. The team managers focus on developing a candidate to produce sales and teach them with the necessary tools to be great at their craft. A strong opportunity to go work out in the field and produce your own paycheck. With, fierce focus you connect with customers and educate them on the benefits of a product. The leaders develop a strong sense of teamwork and truly...

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    Cons

    Hard work. You have to put your all into it, if you're not committed then you won't produce.

    Fierce Focus2017-02-17

    Fierce Focus Response

    February 20, 2017President/CEO

    Thank you so much for your feedback. We will continue to invest and develop our people to help them both personally and professionally.

  5. Helpful (5)

    "EXACTLY WHAT I'M LOOKING FOR!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Fierce Focus full-time

    Pros

    Fierce Focus has great opportunities for growth and a excellent fast-paced marketing company. The people I work with are very helpful and I've learned so much about sales and marketing from day one. The team spends time with each other outside the office which brings and great work-personal life balance. I'm excited to see the team grow and hit the goals we set out for.

    Cons

    When it comes to the sales side of this company it can be very competitive. Management consistently express the sales goal and hold each Account Manager to the standards. It's a "pay to play" team. If someone is looking for an opportunity to grow to a leadership role they will have to consistently sale the product.

    Advice to Management

    I would say express more to the new team members about the day-to-day. I did a lot of research on the company and I understood the sales side but I trained with someone and they wasn't sure of the position we were hired for.

    Fierce Focus2017-02-09

    Fierce Focus Response

    February 13, 2017President/CEO

    Thank you for your review! We are very focused on the growth of our team and helping people to develop personally and professionally. We will continue to drive competition and take into consideration your feedback about our newer team members and setting better expectations.

  6. Helpful (11)

    "Cool Place"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Fierce Focus full-time

    Pros

    I honestly think this could be up for one of "the best places to work in Tampa" ribbons or whatever they're called just because of the atmosphere and the energy of the team. You can tell everybody loves what they do and they do their best to get you to feel the same way when you come on as a part of the team. The sales thing just wasn't for me so I decided to go a different direction, but I still made sales while I was...

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    Cons

    No real cons. I would say driving but I didn't mind the commute to different locations (it makes sense for sales purposes). Overall I'd say these guys are awesome and if sales or running a business is what you're looking for then you'd have a blast.

    Advice to Management

    I still gave you 5 stars because I feel like you held up your end of the deal. Absolutely no bad blood here, I had a blast. Thanks for everything.

    Fierce Focus2016-12-09

    Fierce Focus Response

    January 20, 2017President/CEO

    Although you have chosen to part ways with our team we truly appreciate the great feedback. This is not for everyone but we are so glad that your experience and time here was a good one. We truly hope that you will be able to take what you have learned at Fierce Focus and apply it ...

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  7. Helpful (12)

    "Career, Not A Job!"

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    Current Employee - Account Manager 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Fierce Focus full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Started here to get some sales experience and work with a great team. I'm getting that and more. It's the best work culture I've ever experienced, plenty of fun and plenty of challenge. More than that, its a CAREER not a job. The growth I've experienced has been amazing and I'm looking forward to whats next.

    Cons

    Takes commitment! (I guess more of a warning than a con) Requires hard work, requires longer days than normal sometimes, really hard to do if you're lazy or make less-than-great decisions. Its not always easy, but its always worth it. Everything's performance based, down to the pay. Better bring it if you want success.

    Advice to Management

    Thanks for keeping your word, being open, and continuing to prepare me for a future in management.

    Fierce Focus2016-12-05

    Fierce Focus Response

    December 12, 2016President/CEO

    Thank you for your recent review! We appreciate your feedback. Working here definitely does require commitment and for some, yes that can be a con. For the people who want an opportunity to gain great experience and a career opportunity, the hard work and commitment pays off.

  8. Helpful (12)

    "Fierce!!!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Fierce Focus full-time

    Pros

    Fierce offers a unique opportunity to hone people skills/sales ability and earn growth into leadership positions in the short term while also providing real, applicable, detailed training for management/entrepreneurial opportunities long term. I was hired into an entry-level position where I was pretty much expected to learn systems, product knowledge, and be able to hold my own in front of clients selling accounts....

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    Cons

    The culture is great, but don’t get me wrong, its hard work. We challenge each other to be the best versions of ourselves, and since growth is performance based we compete all the time to be the best.

    Advice to Management

    Thanks for letting me know that I’ll always get out what I put in. You were right!

    Fierce Focus2016-12-05

    Fierce Focus Response

    December 12, 2016President/CEO

    Thank you for your feedback. We hire people into an Entry-Level position so they are fully cross-trained and developed in all areas of business. It is a great way to gain experience and ensure that an individual builds confidence and challenges themselves to grow based at their own ...

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  9. Helpful (9)

    "All about opportunity!"

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    Current Employee - Account Manager in Tampa, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Fierce Focus full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The culture is very upbeat and energetic. I learned more about sales and marketing in 3 months with this company than I did during my 4 years in college. Everyone who works here is so nice and helpful. I've had jobs before where nobody was willing to help or do anything that they didn't have to. That is definitely not the case here. The owner, Jen, is very hands on in the training and professional development of all of...

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    Cons

    Some people might think that part of the compensation being commission would be a con. I actually find that it is a pro. I work harder than most people, and I like to be paid on a "get out what you put in" type of scale, so commission works great for me. I get big paychecks because I earn them.

    Advice to Management

    Keep fostering great relationships with employees via team nights and high energy in the office! I feel like "I get to come to work" instead of "I have to go to work."

    Fierce Focus2016-12-14

    Fierce Focus Response

    January 20, 2017President/CEO

    Thank you for they positive feedback! Our company culture is something that we pride ourselves upon. Our goal is to combine that energy and enthusiasm into a great learning experience for our team members.

  10. Helpful (1)

    "run"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tampa, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Fierce Focus for less than a year

    Pros

    Very enthusiastic bunch of individuals

    Cons

    Very misleading, draw from your salary if you dont meet sales goals.

    Fierce Focus2017-01-20

    Fierce Focus Response

    February 3, 2017President/CEO

    Thank you for acknowledging us as and enthusiastic bunch of individuals. It is something that we pride ourselves on because we actually enjoy coming to work and the people we work with. As far as compensation is concerned, this is discussed during the second interview. Candidates ...

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