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Richard Allen Reviews

Updated April 8, 2019
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  • "Pretended it was a customer service/receptionist job when its really a door to door sales job" (in 12 reviews)

  • "It's ONLY a door to door sales job" (in 8 reviews)

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  1. "Great sales opportunity"

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    Former Employee - Account Manager in New Britain, PA
    Former Employee - Account Manager in New Britain, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Richard Allen full-time

    Pros

    I had a great experience working here. Even before offering me a position, they were very clear about the payment structure and the type of work I would be doing. Its not an easy job, as you're on your feet in the field most of the day, but its definitely worth it once you start making sales. You have the option to work on 100% commission so the amount you earn is only limited by the amount of work you put in. Making an actual sale isn't difficult at all thanks to the ample training, guidance, and team support you receive on a daily basis in and out of the office, and I received checks for all the sales I completed with no issues.
    Overall, it was a very welcoming, friendly work environment, and the skills I learned there to communicate effectively with people are invaluable, and have benefited me in so many other aspects of my life outside of work.

    Cons

    You have to walk a lot

    Richard Allen Response

    Feb 12, 2019 – CEO

    Hello Reviewer,

    Thank you for taking the time to write this. We do pride ourselves of our successful hands-on training and are glad that you felt you developed skills that you can carry to your... More


  2. "Account Executive"

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    Former Employee - Entry Level Account Executive in Garden City, NY
    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 (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)

    Advice to Management

    Please clarify the role of the job boards and develop a better pay structure, it may help with retention of trainees.

    Richard Allen Response

    Apr 11, 2019 – 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... More

  3. "Client Relationship Manager"

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    Current Employee - Client Relationship Manager
    Current Employee - Client Relationship Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Richard Allen full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great Management, Great Environment, Ability to Succeed, Available Time to Get Help, Business Trips

    Cons

    A lot of time learning individually

    Advice to Management

    Better training materials, homework assignments

    Richard Allen Response

    Feb 6, 2019 – CEO

    Hello Reviewer,

    Thank you for taking the time to write this and the feedback. We can always make improvements to our training manuals. Please do not hesitate to contact HR if you have any specific... More


  4. Helpful (4)

    "Company Lies"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Garden City, NY
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Garden City, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Richard Allen full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    None since they aren't upfront.

    Cons

    Commissions only.
    I worked 2 weeks and only got paid a "training bonus" of $200.
    They lie and won't tell you that it's an outside sales job during the interview.
    The hours were 8-5 but since we were out on the field we wouldn't get back to the office until about 7pm then head home.

    Advice to Management

    Be honest to people when they're applying for jobs so they don't waste time.

    Richard Allen Response

    Feb 6, 2019 – CEO

    Hey, Reviewer,

    To clear things up for any future interviewees, we do outside, business to business sales on behalf of a large telecom provider and work face-to-face with small business owners... More


  5. "Good job just time consuming"

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    Former Employee - Account Executive in White Plains, NY
    Former Employee - Account Executive in White Plains, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Richard Allen full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good pay, positive office environment, great coworkers

    Cons

    Time consuming.. Definitely have to always maintain a positive attitude and be prepared to work a lot. But if you put in a lot. Then you will get a out a lot. Just be ready to bust your butt and work a lot to get results :)

    Richard Allen Response

    Jan 28, 2019 – CEO

    Hello Reviewer,

    Thank you for taking the time to write this. This is definitely a career-oriented position and not a typical 9-5 job. The reason being is that we invest in every employee as we... More


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Sales representative"

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

    I worked at Richard Allen full-time

    Pros

    Getting drunk on Thursday at office night

    Cons

    Not reimbursed for anything. Everything sucks

    Richard Allen Response

    Jan 16, 2019 – CEO

    Reviewer,

    We would have thought our charmingly good looks and quick wit would have made it in with cocktail hour as a pro but clearly not! We're sorry you had a poor experience, but thinking... More


  7. Helpful (8)

    "It’s not for everyone"

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    Former Employee - Account Manager
    Former Employee - Account Manager
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Richard Allen full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Full commission but there is an option for base pay. But what they don’t tell you is that you have to make at 3 sales in order to get the base pay. And sell are usual worth more then the base pay itself. Therefore you eventually would change commission only. If you’re good at sales this for you. You get to be alone most of the day and not over supervised

    Cons

    They don’t explain the job a lot in the interview. Yes you can car hope with other people because it’s a B2B but you’ll have to wait until someone picks you up from you territory.

    Advice to Management

    Please make sure you explain the job and salary a bit better so people know what they are getting themselves into. I asked a lot of questions and got basic answered in my interview and it ended up messing my financial situation even worse. I planned for something else and in the end I got really screwed over and had to find another job.

    Richard Allen Response

    Dec 10, 2018 – CEO

    Reviewer,

    Your feedback is much appreciated, and we will work on continuously improving our communication during the interview process, as it is vital we hire & work with individuals who have a... More

  8. "Great company with growth"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Richard Allen full-time

    Pros

    - Opportunities for advancement
    - Great team culture
    - Open door policy for development and learning opportunities
    - Great learning experience

    Cons

    It takes hard work and dedication but if you're willing to put forth the effort you will be guaranteed results that are well worth it.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work!!

    Richard Allen Response

    Nov 19, 2018 – CEO

    Hello Reviewer,

    Thank you for taking the time to write this! We agree that our company is tailored for individuals who are career-oriented since we only promote from within. We are excited to... More


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Account Manager"

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    Current Employee - Account Manager in New Britain, PA
    Current Employee - Account Manager in New Britain, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Richard Allen full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Richard Allen made me a better person, personally and professionally. Some key aspect I learned from RA team were, time management, leadership, how to go after your goals aggressively, talent scouting to name a few.

    Cons

    The downsides working at Richard Allen are that the hours are long. But again, they are also teaching us how to be an entrepreneur, so I guess it works out.

    Advice to Management

    Advice to management would be please do more fun road trips :)

    Richard Allen Response

    Nov 13, 2018 – CEO

    Hello Reviewer,

    We are happy to hear that the skillset you are gaining can be applied both to your personal and professional life! We agree that road trips are one of the many benefits, and can... More


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Account Manager"

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

    I worked at Richard Allen full-time

    Pros

    Great sales opportunity. Good pay.

    Cons

    No cons for this company .

    Richard Allen Response

    Nov 13, 2018 – CEO

    Hello Reviewer,

    Thank you for your feedback. Short, sweet, and to the point - we like it!

    Sincerely,

    Richard Allen Management Team