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Sales Partnerships Reviews

Updated February 9, 2017
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Pros
  • SPI is a great place to work with a family feel (in 4 reviews)

  • Attempts to treat employees fairly not truly obtained (in 2 reviews)

Cons
  • Greedy upper management didnt care about employees (in 3 reviews)

  • I could have learned everything in 2 days instead of a week (in 2 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Not a great place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Corporate Recruiter in Westminster, CO
    Former Employee - Corporate Recruiter in Westminster, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Sales Partnerships full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    There is diversity and constant change at SPI.

    Cons

    Being treated fairly is almost impossible at SPI. They see people as totally expendable and hire and fire as willy-nilly as they run their company. It is an unstable business that has gone through bankruptcy before and has been in jeopardy off an on over the last 20 years.

    Advice to Management

    Learn to care more about the lives of your employees.

    Sales Partnerships Response

    Feb 15, 2017 – HR Director

    Thank you for sharing your thoughts about our company. We welcome constructive feedback because it helps us to achieve one of our goals, which is to continuously improve our company's systems and... More


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Quality assurance manager"

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    Former Employee - Quality Assurance Specialist in Memphis, TN
    Former Employee - Quality Assurance Specialist in Memphis, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Sales Partnerships full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Company attempts to provide extensive training to employees with an very wordy and newly formed policy. Attempts to treat employees fairly not truly obtained.

    Cons

    Management is often teaching employees to bend rules as they are prescribed during training. Management also provides feed back on employees without actually observing work

    Advice to Management

    Ensure that middle management withholds standards

    Sales Partnerships Response

    Jan 30, 2017 – HR Director

    Thank you for sharing your thoughts and giving us feedback on our company. We are always striving to improve our systems and processes to ensure we are providing the most optimal work environment... More

  3. "Entry Sales with little stress."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Consultant in Burlingame, CA
    Former Employee - Business Consultant in Burlingame, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Sales Partnerships full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Camaraderie with local team was fantastic.

    Cons

    Major disconnect with main office.

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  4. Helpful (4)

    "What the company claims to do is greatly exaggerated."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Outside Sales Representative in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Outside Sales Representative in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Sales Partnerships full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Not much micromanagement throughout the day.

    Cons

    It's a revolving door of turnover. They will sometimes not give you credit for a sale that you have closed on a made-up technicality. When letting salespeople go, they don't give them everything owed on their final paycheck. They then use that money as a cash reward to a current salesperson presented to them in front of new hires to impress them.

    Advice to Management

    How about some honesty?


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Good start bad ending"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Sales Partnerships full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    It was very flexable laid back got to be your own boss. Made your own scedule like what time to start your day and what time to end your day

    Cons

    Greedy upper management didnt care about employees. They were really quick to get rid of you if you didnt meet sales quota one month evenn when you had a big month the month before.

    Advice to Management

    Care more about employees


  6. Helpful (6)

    "Disorganized and not honest, does not care about you"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Quality Assurance Specialist
    Current Employee - Quality Assurance Specialist
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Sales Partnerships full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    No real structure or accountability. No performance appraisals. Attempts to treat employees fairly but does not care about them. SPI is only out for there next big partnership.

    Cons

    Management is often teaching employees to bend rules as they are prescribed during training. Management will not flight for you, it is to easy just to replace you.

    Advice to Management

    Care more about the ones doing all the work, HR needs to work on faster reply times and answering phones. I am not sure if anyone has office hours. I hope CEO, Frederick Kessler really knows who is working for him.

    Sales Partnerships Response

    Feb 15, 2017 – HR Director

    Thank you for providing us feedback, which we value to help us improve as a company. However, to help us make necessary changes to remedy deficiencies we need more specifics to help us identify... More


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Flying by the seat of their pants"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Quality Assurance
    Former Employee - Quality Assurance
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Sales Partnerships full-time

    Pros

    Decent Salary, Good IT resources and tools

    Cons

    Reactionary, expectations change daily, poor benefits, fear based management, negative

    Advice to Management

    Grow more slowly, offer positive reinforcement, consistent messages

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Could be better"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate
    Former Employee - Sales Associate
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Sales Partnerships full-time

    Pros

    If you like Sales and talking to and helping people; if you love the challenge, you might want to consider the job.

    Cons

    They will deduct what they can from your income. You cannot get the commissions you worked so hard for if you are no longer with the company. What they call 'salary' is not really salary. You get deductions.

    Advice to Management

    Take care of your employees.

    Sales Partnerships Response

    Apr 8, 2014 – CEO

    It is absolutely true that deductions take place when equipment is not returned. The comment about commissions isn't true excepting if when someone resigns with no notice. In that case, they will... More


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Comradeship yet individual acts of deceit and fraud allowed or overlooked by managers, apparently unbeknownst to owners."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    There's lots of flexibility and most employees are great people and environment for most part is friendly.
    Ability to learn from selling different types of products/services from different campaigns/contracts.
    Very little micro-managing.
    Very open atmosphere.

    Cons

    Few employees, although allegedly been in existence for over 13 years, can lend to very little energy on 'sales floor'.
    'Campaigns' don't experience longevity due to mismangement and unscrupulous hires.
    Anxiety and apprehension whether one will have job from day to day.
    Management is unprofessional at best.
    Very little communication tends to create animosity and anxiety among employees creating rumor speading and gossip.
    Few benefits yet much stress.
    Below average pay gets below average employees that has promoted a low integrity mileu.

    Advice to Management

    Keep better eye on who is 'managing' programs as several program contracts were lost entirely due to managements inapproprate and unprofessional behaviors and language. Hiring practices should be improved and modified to allow those who've proven themselves to be granted increased revenue/salaries. Perhaps moving forward away from older ways of thinking and listening to others that are more in touch with change and modification. Maybe reading "Switch" by the Heath bros. would enlighten someone there. Allowing some feedback from the overachieving and underpaid few leaders could effect some transformative change in the spi work environment leading to a successful program and company.


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