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Lombard, IL

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Thomas J. Morris
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Pros
  • Top sales people really do make a lot of money (in 7 reviews)

  • Great work environment, energy transfer from the sales floor to the break room (in 11 reviews)

Cons
  • Long hours, low pay if you don't make a sale (in 10 reviews)

  • you have to have no life to enjoy this schedule because you work every weekend with no exceptions so be ready to have a social life on mondays (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Great Company"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Recruiter in Lombard, IL
    Current Employee - Sales Recruiter in Lombard, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Silverleaf Resorts full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great people, great atmosphere, love everything about the company.

    Cons

    None that I can think of.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up!


  2. "Lots of potential in exchange for no time off"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Lombard, IL
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Lombard, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Professional and clean work environment, motivated leadership

    Cons

    Sales staff receives very little vacation time over the first 2 years...zero time in first year. Ironic for a company that wants their sales staff to sell VACATIONS.

    Advice to Management

    Give your sales staff at least one week vacation and free weekends/stays at the resorts. They are after all selling your product. Help them help you.


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    "Team Leadership"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Lombard, IL
    Former Employee - Manager in Lombard, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Silverleaf Resorts full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good People Good Work Zone

    Cons

    Pay is Horrible and the way they handle the pay

    Advice to Management

    Clean up your act be a little nicer to people loose the attitude we all try to win


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  5. Helpful (3)

    "Misleading from the very beginning"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Lombard, IL
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Lombard, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Silverleaf Resorts full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The comradery you build with your team is unsurpassed. You quickly become a tight family and you wish the very best for each other.

    Cons

    The message of "You can make tons of money here" is preached daily, and the result is that you actually don't. After 4 weeks, you go into a 100% commission situation. What they don't tell you in the beginning is that even when you FINALLY get a deal, it's very possible that the customer can back out of it and you get no commission at all. During the interview, we're told that the average sale is $10,000, when in fact it's more like $4,000. 7% commission on that once a week is NO MONEY (that is, if you actually get a deal a week and it doesn't cancel.)

    Also, I don't know HOW IN THE WORLD their marketing department thinks, but more than 90% of the people who come in are BROKE and cannot afford the program. There's no strategic marketing whatsoever.

    Advice to Management

    Be more realistic with the staff to maintain trust. Do more targeted marketing to bring in guests who can likely afford the program.



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