Richard Allen Reviews

Updated Sep 15, 2020

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3.4
55%
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87%
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Richard Allen President and Ceo Benjamin Buchsbaum
Benjamin Buchsbaum
29 Ratings
Pros
  • "The company has a GREAT environment and a nice work/ life balance(in 7 reviews)

  • "I spent two years at Richard Allen and it was the best work experience I have ever had(in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • "Door to Door Sales, not Marketing(in 13 reviews)

  • "Pretended it was a customer service/receptionist job when its really a door to door sales job(in 9 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great Opportunity"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in White Plains, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Richard Allen full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Learn a ton of sales, coaching, and management skills. Travel opportunities and team identity are etter than any other company I've worked for.

    Cons

    Not a true con but this job is best for people willing to work hard and consistently, not for those who want to just do what is expected for a salary.

    Richard Allen Response

    CEO

    Reviewer, Thanks for this great review! You are absolutely correct, our team members have to work hard and be dedicated in order to succeed. We appreciate you taking the time to provide this feedback. Sincerely, Richard Allen Inc Management Team

  2. "--"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Executive 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Richard Allen full-time

    Pros

    Good overall, good environment, friendly

    Cons

    There are not really many cons

    Richard Allen Response

    CEO

    Reviewer, We hope that during your time with us, you were able to pick up a few transferrable skills that will assist in all of your future endeavors. From what we read in your review, you enjoyed your time with us, and we appreciate your taking the time to share this feedback! Thank you and best of luck. Sincerely, Richard Allen Inc Management Team


  3. "good"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in White Plains, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Richard Allen full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    good pay grwoth opps good poeple

    Cons

    i dont really have any cons

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    Richard Allen Response

    CEO

    Reviewer, Thanks for the four stars! We love reading that you enjoy your pay and growth opportunities. What confuses us is that you have no cons, yet you wouldn't recommend others to work at our company. Feel free to speak with us in person to discuss anything that you believe we could improve. Thank you! Sincerely, Richard Allen Inc Management Team

  4. Helpful (1)

    "Not my cup of tea."

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Richard Allen full-time

    Pros

    Learning experience and good tips

    Cons

    Lied about job Door to Door Sales, not Marketing

    Richard Allen Response

    CEO

    Reviewer, As you know, after sitting through multiple training meetings, there are various types of marketing; this includes direct marketing where you work face-to-face with customers. We are happy to see that your time with us was not wasted and that you learned something. However, we are sad that we were only able to earn 2 stars from you. Although we were not your cup of tea, we hope that you find a job opportunity better suited to your needs. Thank you! Sincerely, Richard Allen Inc Management Team

  5. "good beginning sales job"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Sales Associate 

    I have been working at Richard Allen full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Learn basics of sales techniques

    Cons

    You can end up becoming a stereotypical sales person that can annoy everybody

    Richard Allen Response

    CEO

    Reviewer, We appreciate your feedback but are saddened that we did not earn a full five stars from you! You are correct in saying that our entry-level employees do go through a training program that, including other topics, learns basic sales techniques. We aim never to teach our people to be "annoying." Instead, we prefer them to be positive and informative. Thank you for this review. We appreciate you! Sincerely, Richard Allen Inc Management Team

  6. Helpful (1)

    "Great Team"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Garden City, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Richard Allen full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great office environment to work in

    Cons

    none as of now

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    Richard Allen Response

    CEO

    Hello Reviewer, Thank you for taking the time to write this. We can always organize more office trips. We are excited to see your continued growth and success with the company.

  7. Helpful (1)

    "Execellent Management and Coaching team"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Richard Allen full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Experienced and great coaching Management team Fun and dinamic work environment Lots of opportunities for growth and professional development Excellent place to learn and grow leadership skills

    Cons

    No cons, everything is great

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    Richard Allen Response

    CEO

    Hello Reviewer, Thank you for taking the time to write this! We do pride ourselves on our work hard and play hard attitude. After all, as they say, if you love what you are doing you then it is not work. We are excited to watch your continued growth and success.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great professional and personal growth"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Client Relationship Manager in Doylestown, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Richard Allen full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    This company not only gives its employees an advancement opportunity in their career, but also grooms vital personal skills like leadership, time management, public speaking (communication skills), face-to-face. I want to clear out come FAQ, YES we do Face to Face customer acquisition, YES we get unlimited uncapped commission option (which by the way is awesome), YES this position isn’t for people who don’t want to work hard and just get paid per hour (you know who you are) and finally YES the management gives the employees option to choose their payment. I am seeing some bad reviews about how the management is being accused of not being upfront with letting the employees know that this is B2B (FACE TO FACE) position. I had 3 interview with them and in every interview they mentioned the above. I just started working here 2-3 months ago, and the atmosphere working employees is amazing. It makes me want to work hard everyday. The people who are complaining how hard it it to make a sale are the people who barely worked seems like. So yes even though they’re telling you the truth, it’s based on very poor work ethic. I have seen all my checks the way I was supposed to receive. The travel opportunities here are immense. If you like traveling, the management team makes sure you travel with them!

    Cons

    Don’t really see any. But if I had to say something, it would be providing some warm clothes in the winter time (jackets, gloves)

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    Richard Allen Response

    CEO

    Hello Reviewer, First of all WOW thank you for taking the time for writing such an in-depth review! We do pride ourselves on our transparency which is why we not only conduct a three round interview process but also have the interviewee experience a day in the life of the position pre-hire to make sure it is both a good fit for the individual and the team. We can definitely look into providing warm clothes and increase our travel opportunities. We know that this is only the beginning of your success and are excited to watch your continued growth and development.

  9. Helpful (21)

    "Big mistake, a waste of my time."

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Doylestown, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Richard Allen full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    There is the chance (quite literally less than 4%) of making a sale. You can choose compensation based on commissions or a base pay + 25% of commissions. Paid weekly.

    Cons

    You're expected to see 50 businesses a week (cold selling - you just pop into the business.) You're expected to make 3 sales a week. You walk around, visit 250 stores in five days, and expected to sell Verizon to 3 of them. 1.2% of your time is actually making a sale. The other 98.8% is trying to make a sale. They don't pay you for training. They don't tell you this up front unless you ask - it's in the new hire paperwork (which they had me fill out after my first day) Training is shadowing someone in the field and helping with the potential sale, sometimes you do it on your own with the trainer to help you. There is a "new hire bonus" of $200 which you would receive after your week of training. Training can take up to five days. And while you're not doing hard, manual labor, you're still spending your time learning how to do the job. They don't consider it as "training" because you're not actually selling anything. So, if you spend 5 days training, for a total of 40-45 hours, you only get $200. That's less than $5 an hour. A complete waste of my time. Work hours are 8-5 but they expect you to be there at 7:45. The first hour or so is spent in the office "revving up" and creating energy and little games to get everyone ready. Ratio of male to female is 4:1. The actual job. You drive (your own car) to a territory (as far away as Philly) and walk around, popping into businesses and trying to switch them to Verizon. It's cold selling. A good percentage of people shooed us away for solicitation.

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    Richard Allen Response

    CEO

    Reviewer, We appreciate you taking the time to provide feedback for our management team! We love being able to give our team members options when it comes to their pay structure. Our business works under the motto, "early is on time and on time is late". This allows our team to develop a habit of being prepared and on schedule. We start each day by spreading positivity and energy throughout the office, which helps everyone to start off on the right foot. Our pay structure and work hours are laid out in detail during our interview process so that there are no surprises. It saddens us to see that our business was not a good fit for you but we hope that we were able to teach you a few new skills that will help you succeed in all of your future endeavors. Best of luck! Sincerely, Richard Allen Inc Management Team

  10. Helpful (7)

    "Account Executive"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Entry Level Account Executive in Garden City, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Richard Allen full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Fun coworkers, great environment for young ambitious 20 year olds looking to learn more about business. Office/team nights are fun. Management really does care about one on one training. If you like to learn b2b sales, this is a great place to start.

    Cons

    Much more so a b2b sales company than an advertising/marketing consulting firm as they appear online (of course, if you're looking for b2b this isn't a con). I was skeptical of their job promotions model too so if you do interview here, make sure to ask any questions you may have about it. Pay isn't good. Training is probably 100 hours a week in total for just $200. Then delayed paychecks afterwards and if you don't make sales or chose the $500 base + 25% commission option, you might make just $700 in your first month. A lot of turnover every week mostly due to the paycheck and lack of clarity of the job until you start training (many seem to quit in the first month, usually within the first 2 weeks of training)

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    Richard Allen Response

    CEO

    Hi Reviewer, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave this feedback. We are so happy that you had a great experience with our management team. It is our number one priority to provide career and growth opportunities for every individual that walks through our doors. We are a firm that specializes in and, as our website states, is "dedicated to providing clients with results-oriented client services, public relations, new customer acquisition, and direct marketing". So, we're pretty lucky that we get to work face to face with our client's amazing customer base. We welcome any and all questions from our candidates during their interview process. In our second round, we do go into detail over our company layout as well as the pay structure. We hope that you picked up a few new skills while within our walls and we wish you all of the best! Sincerely, Richard Allen Inc Management Team

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