Sales Representative (Current Employee), Etobicoke – July 21, 2014
Pros: summer hours
Cons: poor management
Over-worked, under-paid. Boss is ok if you're working, but demeans people and talks poorly about the employees.
That being said, this is a 9 to 5 job with summer hours, and if you're making your numbers you can take it easy a lot of the time.
Sales rep job is full of cold-calling and trying to make new sales. A great way to build a career in sales, – more... but the not the company you want to end up working for for the rest of your life. – less
Business development representative (Former Employee), Lake Oswego, OR – May 12, 2014
Cons: pay, lies, and the grind
They lie from the interview on. Nothing that they say is honest yet there motto is "start with trust". You cannot make six figures like they say some people are. They say that certain people call HOT leads and those people admit they never do. Do yourself a favor, if you have a job or are collecting unemployment keep it. It's better than getting paid – more... minimum wage to scrub there database. – less
Communications Intern (Former Employee), Louisville, KY – April 16, 2014
During my time at the BBB, I learned something new each day. I knew the internship was going to be magnificent, yet it still exceeded my every expectation. I have become more confident as a person, strengthened my communications and writing skills, and met some of the most interesting, knowledgeable and hard-working people I ever hope to meet. I feel – more... so fortunate to have worked at BBB. – less
High pressure cold call sales, straight comission with no base pay
Business Relations Representative (Former Employee), Amherst, NY – March 21, 2014
Pros: good benefits
Cons: bad management, bullying atmosphere
Job required minimum of 100 dials per day. and a minimum of 5 sales per week. Nice location in Amherst, NY. Management did not seem to want to address problems between employees and ignored conflicts. Some of the employees were very nasty and seemed to bully others, and this was not addressed by management when brought to their attention. Management – more... only seemed interested in making money for the company, and not so much about the well being of it's sales staff. Hardest part of the job was putting up with the bullying and attitude of other sales staff, and lack of concern by management. Most enjoyable part of the job were the good benefits. – less
Sales Executive (Current Employee), Marlborough, MA – February 24, 2014
Go into work and spend an hour and a half doing admin work. Finding new leads. I have learned quite a bit about the Better Business Bureau itself as well as classes on Sales. My co workers are very helpful with teaching the ropes. As with any job getting the Sales is the hardest part of the job. Selling something to customers they they can't actually – more... see or touch is the hardest selling point. The job is one that you work at your own pace, you can work your schedule to your own. – less
BUSINESS REALATION (Former Employee), slc utah – February 13, 2014
Pros: great co-workers
Cons: not real about pay....
NOT REAL ABOUT THE INCOME AT ALL...THEY FORGET TO TELL YOU THE JOB HAS TO CLEAR BEFORE YOU GET PAID..YOU WOULD HAVE TO SELL 25 PLUS A MONTH TO JUST MAKE A LIVING .. AND THAT IS IF THEY CLEAR...VERY POOR LEADS NOT EVER RESTED ..... OR EVEN CLOSE TO WARM ...THEY HAVE BEEN CALLED AND CALLED ...IF YOU WORK IN SELLS DEPARTMENT BAD NEWS.. THE BBB GETS THE – more... MARKETING AND SELLS AND TRAINING FROM OUTSIDE COMPANY,,,,, VERY OLD SCHOOL..DON'T QUITE YOUR GOOD PAYING JOB ON THE FALSE INFO YOU GET ...IT MAY PAY 20,000,00 TO 35,000,00 A YEAR IF YOU ARE LUCKY AND I MEAN LUCKY .......BUT YOU DO MEET GREAT PEOPLE IN THE SELLS DEPT .... IF YOU DON'T NEED A INCOME GREAT PLACE TO DO CHARITY WORK.. (BEWARE ASK ALL THE RIGHT QUESTIONS AND ASK FOR REAL NUMBERS ... TELL THEM TO MAKE CALLS SHOWING YOU HOW IT IS DONE IN THE FIRST THREE DAYS OF TRAINING ( SEE IF THEY CAN DO IT NOT CD'S NOT LIP SERVICE FACTS DO IT LET ME SEE YOU DO IT......CLOSE THE COMPANY TELL THEM THE BENIF.. CLOSE THE ACCREDITATION. THEY HAVE THREE DAY'S TO SHOW YOU HOW EASY AND HOW GOOD THE LEADS ARE AND THEN YOU MAKE YOUR CHOICE ... THEY CANNOT DO IT EITHER ... GOOD LUCK – less
Complaint Resolution Specialist (Former Employee), Tulsa, OK – January 27, 2014
Pros: great working environment and benefits
Cons: hearing heartbreaking stories
A typical day at the Tulsa BBB involves answering phones, data entry, reviewing and processing complaints, communicating with both businesses and consumers while working to find an effective and mutually beneficial resolution to the complaint for the business and the consumer. Also included are Ad Reviews and Webinars. The management at the Tulsa branch – more... is first rate and top notch! I had the privilege of working with extremely competent, intelligent and compassionate leaders who helped me to grow as a member of the team and as an individual. The hardest part of the job was hearing heartbreaking stories. The best part of the job was finding resolutions that left both the company and the consumer happy. – less
Business Sales Representative (Former Employee), San Antonio – January 1, 2014
Cons: job security
They didn't even give me a fair chance. Training was 2 days. We weren't even trained properly. We were put on the phone the third day. Hours were good, people I worked with were awesome, location was also good, but the training, management and upper management were not. Your basically given leads to call and try and get businesses accredited. Most are – more... rude because apparently they've been called way to many times. Leads are not good because of this. So you basically have to pull out the yellow pages and start calling businesses and hope you get lucky. Very stressful because there is absolutely no job security. Don't do it. This job isn't as pretty as the picture they paint. If you can't get at least 3 sales per week don't plan on staying. They will let you go faster than you can blink your eyes. Very high turnover. Selling accreditation to businesses that have been called plenty of times isn't as easy as it seams. – less
Business Relations (Current Employee), Richmond, VA – December 27, 2013
Pros: great people
Of the many jobs available at the BBB, that of sales is more of a telemarketing position. Come in, make 150 calls, go home. Not much challenge to following a script. Straight cold-calling and script following.
Business Rep (Former Employee), San Antonio Texas – November 23, 2013
Pros: one hour lunches, meeting and talking to busniess owners !!!
When I started this job ,I had no idea how much I was going to love it, and how much I needed to learn. My experience wasn't to long here!! I did make a promise to myself that I was going to get more experience in sales ,customer service , and to learn as much as I can about the businesses here in San Antonio. This is one job I'm defiantly coming back – more... to. The potential this job offers is unlimited! – less