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3.2
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56%
Recommend to a Friend
56%
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Mike Malkovich
41 Ratings
Pros
  • "Really fun environment, a lot of younger co workers, never a dull moment(in 5 reviews)

  • "Pool table and flat screen in the break room(in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • "If you're one of the few who is successful at selling (it's door-to-door) you get the privilege of extra responsibilities(in 11 reviews)

  • "(in 4 reviews)

More Pros and Cons
  1. "Why you need to work here"

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    Current Employee - Lead in Beaverton, OR
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Trail Blazers Marketing

    Pros

    I worked in the company for about 7 months before deciding that Marketing wasn't the career I want even though I excelled at it. The process is pretty simple, just like in any interviews. First interview would probably be in the office and if you make it to the second round, it'll be at Starbucks. Then you meet everybody and people are going to be there for you even if you don't ask for it. You learn the fundamentals...

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    Cons

    Commission based and you do not get paid while training. So train hard and once you have the field to yourself, go HAM!

    Advice to Management

    Give more incentives and at least a weekly bonus for your employees. You'd be surprise what that would do (perhaps pay for team night).

  2. "Wouldn't recommend"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I worked at Trail Blazers Marketing

      Pros

      Coworkers are fun to be around as long as your doing well. Pay is good as long as you're selling

      Cons

      Commission only, team nights aren't optional when they should be feels like youve joined a cult and not a job

    • "It's a cult, run away!"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at Trail Blazers Marketing full-time

      Pros

      There's a pool table... even if they don't want you to use it.

      Cons

      Research Cydcor (the parent company) for more information about them and how they operate. If you're one of the few who is successful at selling (it's door-to-door) you get the privilege of extra responsibilities. Have fun spending hours at home working on tedious tasks because you're 'building' your career and team.

    • "Great experience"

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      Former Employee - Leader 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at Trail Blazers Marketing full-time

      Pros

      build communication skills ,practice english good for people are english second language or 7 th language ,

      Cons

      Everything is experience so there is not downside :)

      Advice to Management

      give to every one Two "t-shirt 'Jacket" not just one

    • "RUN AWAY !! IT'S DOOR TO DOOR"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at Trail Blazers Marketing full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      you can say that you got to walk around and get exercise while making just about $2.00 an hour..hmm that's actually incorrect...lower. Nobody wants CenturyLink they have contracts 1-4 years with Comcast/Frontier

      Cons

      I have been a successful sales rep and manager in the field over 20 years. The market is saturated mostly by Comcast/Frontier both much better products than CenturyLink. No room to make any money at all ! DO NOT WAIST YOUR TIME !!!!! ********** If you read a positive post on this sight its 100% because the owner or managers wrote them.************************

      Advice to Management

      Buy lots of ice, you are going to need it where you are going.

    • Helpful (1)

      "A lot of hard work, very small payout"

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      Current Employee - Professional Development Trainer in Tigard, OR
      Negative Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I have been working at Trail Blazers Marketing full-time for more than 2 years

      Pros

      I have been able to make some great friends here. It's a good resume builder. Notice how there isn't much in the Pros section.

      Cons

      Hard to make a living off the compensation structure. Paid training? It's only two days of training before they make you go door to door selling a product everyone knows in Portland is a garbage product. Centurylink is the product you will be trying to convince people into buying, although most are well aware of the fact that Centurylink is going through a class action lawsuit for billing monthly charges 3x greater than...

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      Advice to Management

      Compensate us for the hours we spend in the office on top of our 100% commission. Cmon, you expect us to in early and stay late without any pay? And you preach "show up early and be a role model for the new guys". Yes, but I'm not getting paid to come in early and stay late. Think about your employees and stop being greedy.

    • "Really enjoying my time here"

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      Current Employee - Entry Level Account Manager in Beaverton, OR
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Trail Blazers Marketing full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      I love the atmosphere, I was looking for a positive team to work with and I think I finally found it! The growth is incredible. I was a novice coming into sales and this is teaching me a ton. Personally and professionally. I'm optimistic about my future here. Really really excited for the day to start!

      Cons

      Early on I was nervous. Everyone is super nice though so I got over my fear of starting a new job quickly.

      Advice to Management

      Keep it up! Great fun.

    • "Sales Team Leader"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at Trail Blazers Marketing full-time

      Pros

      Good opportunity to grow and learn to become a manager

      Cons

      Not a lot of room for work/life balance.

      Advice to Management

      Keep doing the good work.

    • Helpful (8)

      "A must read before interviewing."

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      Former Employee - Professional Development Trainer in Beaverton, OR
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at Trail Blazers Marketing

      Pros

      There was a 2 to 3 month period in 2016 were there was a decent chance of being able to make enough money to support a lifestyle slightly above poverty. Those times have come and gone. I was going door to door through the same recycled neighborhoods attempting to sell the same people on Internet, TV and phone thru CenturyLink all on a 100% commission based platform. The potential customers could care less about what I...

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      Cons

      This is by far the most dysfunctional business model I have ever seen. This place is set up to prey on your emotions and they are really good at it too. In fact they are literally training their crews to make you believe that going door to door selling people services they don't want by using high pressure sales tactics and ignoring any and all morals/ethics you have is not only normal but is how you can build a multimillion...

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      Advice to Management

      Stop taking advantage of people.

    • Helpful (8)

      "Real, Authentic and Genuine Review"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at Trail Blazers Marketing full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      -There are some weeks you make more than $0. -WHILE you work there everyone will be on your side and rooting for you to get promoted...but if you quit...you are dead to them (true friendship) -There is a pool table. Do you get to use it? Only if you come in 3 hours before work starts or if you stay 2 hours after work. Oh and did I mention that counts on Saturday too (since you work 6 days a week here) -Lots of travel...

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      Cons

      - 100% blood, sweat, and tears COMMISSION SALES...but you'll only see a percentage of that because the rest goes to your boss (who probably hasn't hit the field in days-years, depending upon the owner.. we know who you are) and the other part goes to the cable company/client -Not only do you go door to door trying to sell tv, internet, and phone to people regardless of the weather (the city can seriously be completely...

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      Advice to Management

      Just throw in the towel now... End yours and everyone else's misery

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