Company with good longtime co-workers in an industry that I enjoyed and excelled in
Pros: great coworkers, excellent support from my supervisor, loved traveling and meeting customers across the country
Cons: goals were becoming unattainable in regard to making bonus, not being heard by upper mgmt on ideas to be competitive(new products/pricing etc)
I enjoyed my responsibilities and area of expertise very much. I supported the sales team in my territories by training them on how to sell our fabrication products.I traveled across the country, calling on customers, working out why some weren't buying from us, whether price, quality, etc.
I spoke with customer and my sales team daily on anything from – more... questions about products or pricing, to resolving any issues or concerns they had.
I'd been through many mergers/acquisitions by the time the company I was with became what it was. I worked directly for my supervisor from June 1995, when he owned a small window covering company, through his selling to a larger company, and then several more mergers. I feel that the company became harder to work for, to have ideas and changes which would previously have been welcomed dismissed outright. It was discouraging. – less