Demanding Employer with Poor Infrastructure
Sales Development Representative (Former Employee) – Rochester, NY – 28 September 2018
Initially I was excited to work with N3 when they came to Rochester, NY. Many promises were made upon hire that turned out to be false, including the nature of business leads initially promised to be warm and vetted contacts, I realize this sounds too good to be true, but at the time they reassured me by informing they hired a team of contact qualifiers, which they did do. The training period was a long 3 month affair, and when we got to working finally, the qualifiers and their manager were fired within the month, the salespeople were relegated to cold calling, sales were nonexistent, and the fresh outside hire managers were scrambling to solve the problem. The word came from on high and handfuls of sales reps were being let go every week, including me in the 3rd round of firings. The hardest part of the job was meeting the moving target and determining whether the feedback from the fresh hire managers was valuable or not. The culture was fun aside from the looming threat of cuts happening weekly. The most enjoyable part of the job was enjoying breaks near the falls at High Falls and the truly great people that worked there, including the managers. as people they were great, but they were unprepared to manage the situation at hand and given poor support from HQ in Atlanta.
Great location, Great people, nice bonuses
Unrealistic Sales Targets, Looming threat of losing job