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State Industrial Products Reviews

Updated September 12, 2018
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Pros
  • "Great people to work for and awesome upper management" (in 5 reviews)

  • "State Industrial Products is a great place to work, I love my team" (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • "A lot of driving and wear and tear on your car" (in 5 reviews)

  • "Strong Emphasis on new business" (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Excellent Entry Level Sales Position"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Schaumburg, IL
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Schaumburg, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at State Industrial Products full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Everyday on the job is different. It is a great place to work if you are driven, have a solid work ethic, and is motivated. They offer plenty of resources at State to help you become successful. My District and Regional Managers are very supportive, helpful and are there for you when needed. You don't work behind a desk in an office. You manage your own territory. Wake up, put the time in, stay positive and you will be successful.

    Cons

    You will make a lot of cold calls via in person or on the phone. Yes, you will get rejected by prospects. Keep smiling and move on with a positive attitude.

    Advice to Management

    Nothing. Keep being supportive and helpful.


  2. "Sales"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at State Industrial Products full-time

    Pros

    Learn alot about the sales process.

    Cons

    Tough product to sell to other companies.

  3. "Sales"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Sales in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at State Industrial Products full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great opportunity to prospect and develop relationships. You get paid for your efforts. Hard work always pays off

    Cons

    Just like any sales position there’s ups and downs. Get up go to work every day and you can build a book of business with this organization. Great products


  4. "District Sales Manager"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at State Industrial Products full-time

    Pros

    Absolutely none, company asks you to jeopardize integrity just to make a sale

    Cons

    Company does not properly train people. They give you access to a bank of videos, then send you out within your first week with a bag full of crap and expect you to sell it. Literally dealing with chemicals that could harm people if used improperly. Final straw was when i was asked to jeopardize my integrity just to make a sale. Was told to tell a customer that a chemical took care of an issue with no proof that it actually does. Was told, just do it and make the sale.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to employees when they tell you that they need additional training. Don't be so gullible and believe everything that the manager is telling you, when they have been falsifying documents to make it look like they were spending time training when in reality they were doing other things.


  5. "Good Starting Sales"

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

    I worked at State Industrial Products full-time

    Pros

    Great territory managers
    Good start into sales
    Good Products

    Cons

    Some products are a little more expensive then competitors
    A lot of cold calling


  6. "Anonymous"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at State Industrial Products full-time

    Pros

    State Industrial Products is a great place to work, I love my team!

    Cons

    I don't know that I have any complaints.


  7. "Customer service/sales"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service and Sales Representative in Cleveland, OH
    Former Employee - Customer Service and Sales Representative in Cleveland, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at State Industrial Products full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Helping customers to satisfy their needs

    Cons

    None that I’m aware of

    Advice to Management

    Support employees and satisfy customers needs

  8. "Great Company To Work For"

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

    I have been working at State Industrial Products full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Management works well with reps to set goals, provide means to achieve said goals, and rewards accordingly. The sales rep role requires the individual to be very self driven and motivated. You are given the proper tools to succeed and grow the business, but it is up to you to follow through and excel. Management makes themselves very available to sales reps to answer questions, provide support, and they always follow through.

    Cons

    The revenue is there, you just have to be willing to work for it. If you are not a go-getter, this might not be the position for you.

    Advice to Management

    While there was some turn-over in management shortly after my start date, the company has worked hard to successfully build the region back up . Continue working with reps one-on-one to ensure success.


  9. "Account Manager"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at State Industrial Products full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great products and relevant systems STATE has the best drain hygiene products in the country. WATER TREATMENT and FRAGRANCE systems are second to none.

    Cons

    Starting out is difficult. If you’re looking for a handout go somewhere else. I earn 30% commissions and manage my own time

    Advice to Management

    Sell more “systems” than one offs. STATE has the best drain hygiene products in the country. WATER TREATMENT and FRAGRANCE systems are second to none.


  10. "Good managers. Good product"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Accounts Manager in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Accounts Manager in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at State Industrial Products full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    State manufacturers a ton of products that offer potential customers. Managed is good and fun to have for ride alongs. One of the first jobs I enjoy having managers with me.

    Cons

    Too early to tell. 4 months in.


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