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The Acquisition Group Reviews

Updated September 21, 2017
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Pros
  • The work environment is like family, everyone is so nice and easy going (in 18 reviews)

  • The reason why I started working with the acquisition group was because of the great advancement structure they have (in 16 reviews)

Cons
  • Long hours and the first few weeks can be tough (in 38 reviews)

  • The Acquisition Group is contracted by Telus communication to do door to door promotion (in 16 reviews)

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  1. "no base"

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

    I worked at The Acquisition Group full-time

    Pros

    able to earn lots without university degree

    Cons

    no base so no pay after a hard day


  2. "Great company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Kamloops, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Kamloops, BC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Acquisition Group full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Huge empasis on team work, which creates great office culture in every location around the country.
    Opportunities to travel to different cities. I had a chance to work in 22 different communities all over BC and Alberta.
    Great support of top management.
    Fantastic advancement structure, with huge opportunities to grow. You just have to be commited and you will be surprised how fast you can grow here.
    Money! You commission for sales is more than fair, you work hard and you will be more than happy about your cheque.
    Entertainment. Regular team nights with huge budgets in order to lift or maintain great team spirit.

    Cons

    Really, there are only two aspects of the job which some people can see as disadvantages:
    Long hours. It took me about 2 weeks to get used to this hours. But once again you getting fairly compensated for working that long.
    Commision-based job. I was worried about it at first, but actually I think its better than getting paid hourly, since I think you performance is compensated more fairly.

    Advice to Management

    Keep expanding and giving us more opportunities and more products to sell. Cheers!:)

  3. "Executive Assistant"

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

    I have been working at The Acquisition Group full-time

    Pros

    Ive been with The Acquisitiongroup for over 2 1/2 years , and its been great here along with the people and the work space. I started off as an admin and within 8 months landed a position as an executive assistant. So it shows there is definitely room to grow in the company.

    Cons

    i really dont have any negative things to say bout this company :)


  4. "Great opportunity to learn and grow"

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    Current Employee - General Manager in Surrey, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - General Manager in Surrey, BC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Acquisition Group full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Learning, Growth opportunity, Performance based compensation

    Cons

    none really. Long hours which is not really a con if you are focused toward your career.


  5. "MM"

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

    I have been working at The Acquisition Group part-time

    Pros

    Money
    Opportunity to grow
    Great Learning experience

    Cons

    Almost nothing, everything is working perfect and cannot think of anything off head.

    Advice to Management

    Not at the momemt


  6. "A thank to my Manager - Doina"

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    Former Employee - Senior Marketing Consultant in Burnaby, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Senior Marketing Consultant in Burnaby, BC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at The Acquisition Group part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Growth. As a university student, I seek to learn more beyond school, which made me choose this job. Eventually I feel glad that I worked under Doina's team. By this job I learnt team work, importance of being puntual. I was trained by Doina how to do sales, how to present products, how to close the sales, skills that will benefit me for life. What's more, I feel I am cared by my manager. Thanks her for giving me opportunity to see my potentials.

    Cons

    time, unstable salary. Get paied Three weeks after.


  7. "Review for being a salesperson at TAG"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at The Acquisition Group full-time

    Pros

    Great leadership, the teachers really know how to teach and make sure you maximize your potential. Hard work is rewarded, great team environment

    Cons

    Long hours and the first few weeks can be tough

  8. "Business Development Training Co-op"

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    Current Employee - Junior Marketing Consultant in Victoria, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Junior Marketing Consultant in Victoria, BC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Acquisition Group full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    As a co-op student, I have gained diverse experience while cycling through multiple departments. The comprehensive training and workshops they provided are really helpful for me to thrive in my current position. The working environment here is positive and co-workers are friendly and easy-going. Lastly, there are lots of potential for growth, as I witness new management gets promoted in the office.

    Cons

    You need to work hard everyday. The job is not for someone who just want to come in and stare at the clock.

    Advice to Management

    More team nights, buy me more drinks!


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Why would you work for them when other vendors are paying double?"

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    Former Employee - Senior Marketing Consultant in Burnaby, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Senior Marketing Consultant in Burnaby, BC (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at The Acquisition Group full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Work for Telus, gain some door to door exp.

    Cons

    I joined Upstat after TAG, TAG is screwing people over, they are paying agents $35 for Internet and TV, while Upstat is paying $65 for internet 50 mbps, and $55 for TV. And Upstat has the same advancement structure, same override for commission. Why would anyone work for TAG while doing the same job and getting paid half?? More than half of the team i'm working with at Upstat were from TAG, because they get paid more here.

    Advice to Management

    Treat you agents same with other vendors otherwise you will be screwed by yourself, nobody will stay if you are paying people half of other vendor and don't say other vendor don't have the advancement structure because they have the same.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "SMC team leader"

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    Current Employee - SMC in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - SMC in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at The Acquisition Group full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    When I started money was good as territory had not been called on 20 plus times.

    Cons

    No salary, 28 days for first cheque. Commission is arbitrary with no statement with cheques. People are disposable, long hours, 4 hours a day on useless office time with zero pay. Pyramid scam with very questionable ethics.

    Advice to Management

    Pay a base. Hire people without trickery or omission of facts. Develop policy so you dont roll your entire staff over every sixty days. HONESTY !!!!!!!!!!


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