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Goldline International Reviews

Updated September 8, 2017
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  1. "GREAT COMPANY!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Goldline International full-time

    Pros

    Great company. Managers and co-workers all great. Fast paced environment. Best prods in the industry. Beautiful office, plenty of daily and weekly incentives. Great training.

    Cons

    Some of the old timers were pretty greedy and wanted to make newer people feel inadequate to sell. Industry itself took a nose dive recently and has not yet recovered.

    Advice to Management

    Hang in there.


  2. "Tele-Marketing Sales Job"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Goldline International full-time

    Pros

    healthy commissions/bonus structure, decent benefits, good work/life balance, interesting mix of people, pleasant environment, spacious desks as opposed to cubicles in the call center, lots of employee "events" and perks like catered lunches, free snacks, the occasional BBQ

    Cons

    Make no mistake, this is tele-marketing. Period. And despite "running your own business" as they like to say, you are expected to meet aggressive sales goals and constantly harass your client base (of which, far right-wing clients predominate.) Success only results in the pressure being increased. Basically, your standard high pressure sales job. Management does play favorites with lead allocation, despite denials - nothing unusual in this type of work. It is what it is.

    Advice to Management

    Management overall does a good job. Good people. Keep listening to your AE's and striving to improve, as you already do. It's not an easy job.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Out of Touch with Account Executives"

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    Former Employee - Account Executive in Santa Monica, CA
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Santa Monica, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The money when leads are regularly provided on a daily basis

    Cons

    Leads are not regularly provided on a daily basis & Lead share is not transparent. Thus creates lots of conspiracy issues & doubts.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to all your sales employees & then implement changes if it's been continuously repeated before by others.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Don't do it"

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

    I worked at Goldline International (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    There are none, none whatsoever

    Cons

    Avoid like the plague...they will use and abuse you.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Account Executive"

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    Former Employee - Senior Account Executive
    Former Employee - Senior Account Executive
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Goldline International full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I really can't think of any

    Cons

    It is a sweatshop that treats employees with disrespect. On a per hour basis, this is a commission shop, a fair share of employees are minimum wage. Dishonest.


  6. "Solid Place of Employment"

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    Current Employee - Hard Worker in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Hard Worker in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    High energy working environment where the ability to excel is presented to those who are willing to work for it. In an industry where market fluctuations, politics and media bias can impact the price of your commodity you've got to be willing to put in the consistent effort required to sustain. Goldline is a place where positivity is encouraged and, if you're someone who thinks about how they can add value to the company on a daily basis, you can thrive. Likewise, if you're here to punch the clock and bide your time, doing the bare minimum to keep your job - you should move on sooner rather than later. I'm motivated, I work hard and I make the best of my situation each time I make a decision - so I continue to enjoy my place here. I am treated with the respect that I have earned through years of continually challenging myself to be the best that I can be each and every day. -- Free food, lots of it. Fun environment (foosball table, etc...) - convenient working location near the 405 AND the 10. Good clear expectations set by senior management as to what's expected of each employee.

    Cons

    Some old stagnant culture of complainers who refuse to accept that they need to work harder and/or smarter to start to or continue to succeed. Listening to the griping that comes from your every day person in an office environment about how hard life is can be taxing. I supposed it's a part of any and every job but it's still the worst part of a workplace. If you sit at work and complain about your job all day long maybe you should find another place to spend your time. It's your life after all - why would you keep coming in to a place you don't like?

    Advice to Management

    Shut Down the Nay-Sayers


  7. "Great experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    A competitive industry so you will get good experience even if you don't want to stay in gold industry forever. it's one of the few gold sellers that tries to do things right and make customers happy.

    Cons

    the gold business has sharp ups and downs.

  8. "Great Company"

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    Current Employee - Sales in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Sales in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of un-noticed benefits, free food, free parking, free coffee, free everything, the company does its best to just take care of all the little things... no one notices... but i do. Culture is really good, they really seem to care about doing things the right way, even when it makes things harder, which some people dont like, but i appreciate. You have to have ethics to work here.

    Cons

    You need to show up every day with the intent of working harder than youve ever worked. I don't know if this is a con, its probably true everywhere, but they want you at 100%, 100% of the time. Somedays it feels like you went 12 rounds with a heavyweight boxer, you're just exhausted... you feel good about the work you do, but youre very tired from doing it.

    Advice to Management

    don't read glass door so much, it seems to just be a place for former unethical employees to make low blows at good people trying to do the right thing.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Sales People Smarter then you think."

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    Former Employee - Account Executive/Former in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Account Executive/Former in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Goldline International full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great CEO, Wicked Smart. Sales MGT Mostly Capable. HR Awesome. Back office best ever. Great Products and Innovative Programs. Employee Lounge. Free Food. Great relationships between Back office and Sales People. We hang out.

    Cons

    Leads MANUALLY distributed. Rated, THEN distributed. MGT Favorites WITHOUT question. NO LOYALTY to tenured Sales People. NONE. Grueling, mind Numbing 70-80 hour work weeks. Smoke & Mirrors disinformation to Sales Floor.

    Advice to Management

    They Never take it, but....Try retention of quality loyal people in the future. . You treat Sales People with great disdain.. Shameful.


  10. Helpful (4)

    "Recruiting Mill"

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    Former Employee - Senior Account Executive
    Former Employee - Senior Account Executive
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    If you like to open/front only and are working with a top senior closer, and you're satisfied with the income as an opener, you may be happy.

    Cons

    New recruits are not paid adequately to make a living (minimum wage/commissions). They are trained to front for closers who make the big money. First-time clients initial purchases are minimal (commission cuts are peanuts) and it takes time to build up a base of clients. When struggling new agents leave because they can't make a real living on the split commissions with first-time clients (small $), their clients or the (reloads) end up being given to the senior closers whose account base continues to get fatter with each new class of new recruits the company hires. It's a good situation for the senior closers/managers who make all the money and all the reload business on existing clients. The hard work is in finding the best clients (who invest their retirement $'s). New agents have to be willing to work 50-60 hours to pick up live calls when there is less competition for inbound calls. Otherwise, as a new agent you've got to dial like a machine non-stop from their database to find new clients.

    Advice to Management

    Pay new agents a decent salary for their efforts so they can afford to stay the course and learn the business. Train them in the products so that they can close on their own if they are confident enough. Don't exploit them and not pay them enough to make a living knowing you're only recruiting every 3 months to feed your seniors and managers new accounts.


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