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Great American Opportunities Reviews

Updated April 5, 2018
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Pros
  • Amazing income potential with the BEST customer service in the industry (in 7 reviews)

  • That being said, this is not a "work from home" business (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • You would make between 50-60k with that many deals (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Great stay-at-home job"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Home Base Operator in Boyertown, PA
    Current Employee - Home Base Operator in Boyertown, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Great American Opportunities part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Flexibility to work from home and choose your own hours.

    Cons

    Sometimes the work flow may be sporadic or not as steady as other times. But overall, a nice supplement to my income.

    Advice to Management

    Thanks for your quick responses to my concerns and also any corrections that need to be made.


  2. "Fundraising Consultant"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Fundraising Consultant
    Former Employee - Fundraising Consultant
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Great American Opportunities full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Freedom to do literally what you please. There is no set schedule and very little guidance allowing you to swim or sink.

    Cons

    Poor management, and everything is a secret. If something is working in another area no sharing of information etc. Must employees aren't allowed to talk to other because of bad blood from mergers and acquisitions over the years. Hold commissions without you knowing until after you ask for your commissions. No compensation for gas or mileage on your car. Eexpect you to upfront everything and bill clients on back end.

    Advice to Management

    Take a look at what you are doing. Open up and realize managers aren't spending time with their teams cause they can't no time for them to run own territory and a team at same time.

  3. "Self Motivated"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Great American Opportunities full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The more you work, the more you earn. It is a relationship business. It really helps to know people.

    Cons

    The less you work, the less you earn. You need to surround yourself with people who are like minded. Easy to be lonely in this job.

    Advice to Management

    work, work, work and work some more.


  4. Helpful (3)

    "Not Impressed"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Territory Sales Manager in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Territory Sales Manager in Irvine, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Great American Opportunities full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    A lot of flexibility
    Decent Commissions

    Cons

    Declining Sales and Products to Schools

    Great American Opportunities Response

    Jan 11, 2018

    Sadly throughout this country, school budgets continue to be cut while the schools strive to add more athletic teams and academic opportunities for their students. These "new" groups in the schools... More


  5. Helpful (3)

    "Tough Place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales
    Former Employee - Sales
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Great American Opportunities full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, great customer service

    Cons

    "8,000" account is confusing, no expenses paid for, you pay for your sales materials (brochures), you pay for your own business cards, very little support from upper management, most schools getting away from selling junk, very low pay

    Advice to Management

    Kevin Hawley needs to go, clueless on how to run a company

    Great American Opportunities Response

    Jan 11, 2018

    We always hate to see someone leave with hard feelings. It is fair however to say that in a sales job built on relationships, someone staying less than a year might not have seen the full picture... More


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Sales Assistant"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Assistant in Visalia, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Assistant in Visalia, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Great American Opportunities part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great place to work, nice people

    Cons

    Can't think of any cons.


  7. "Good company"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Representative/Sales Manager
    Current Employee - Sales Representative/Sales Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Great American Opportunities full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great company culture- most everyone here would want to share in your success. Always people wanting to help you, share ideas, etc. It has a good schedule, kind of like a teachers schedule, but with longer hours. Above average income for people who possess good work ethic. Good benefits: health, profit sharing, 401k, company stock ownership.

    Cons

    This is about as close to owning your own business as it gets, If you are just looking for a salary job this isn't for you. You pay for your own gas, vehicle, etc. The money you can earn makes up for that though.

    Advice to Management

    Keep investing in new products, technology, hiring new people, etc.

  8. "Rewarding profession helping kids"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Representative
    Current Employee - Sales Representative

    I have been working at Great American Opportunities full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great freedom! Provided you are a hard worker and have a solid territory it is a great job and company.

    Cons

    Really depends on your manager. Mostly all commission so you need to produce.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Fundraising Consultant"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Great American Opportunities full-time

    Pros

    Fun and exciting atmosphere. Great incentive trips and prizes

    Cons

    You spend slot of money on prizes and gas with no expense reimbursement.

    Great American Opportunities Response

    Jan 11, 2018

    Cons statement simply inaccurate. We welcome feedback and criticism so we can improve, but can only correct things that are fact. Expense money is paid by the company each month, and a prize... More


  10. "Program Director"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Great American Opportunities full-time

    Pros

    Have the ability to completely manage your time. The freedom is addictive. You create your own schedule and book your own appointments.

    Cons

    The company does not have a CRM. You have to pay out of pocket for things like that. You also have to pay for prizes. In the beginning you need to have a lot of deals to make any money. At least 50-60 contracts in the Fall and another 50-60 in the spring. Commission is about 20%. You can also get growth bonuses which is great. You would make between 50-60k with that many deals. Reps who've been in the business for a long time will make significantly more with that amount of deals.

    Advice to Management

    Get a CRM.


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