"Account Executive" a.k.a Street Marketer (Former Employee) – 50 Richmond Street East – 27 June 2014
8:15 am you're at the office going over pitch practices, talking with team leaders of how to maximize sales. The people there are great and try to help you find your groove.
One of the clients was a charity so we street market for donations. One thing I learned is while signing up with one of these street marketers, the Government will pay 13 times the donation amount with 96% going straight to the charity (which is great!) But to get people to stop for a charity IS TOUGH WORK!
Out on street by 10:30 until 6:30 p.m., with one hour break. Meaning you're buying lunch everyday (or homemade sandwiches everyday its not worth a measly $35-a-day.
BUT...if you have a lot of time to spare and don't mind meeting new people, this is why LMG/Infinity Acquisitions Group/Performance Xchange is ok. The staff are really nice but it depends on how long you last. Saw them the other day and not even a "hello"
Great attitude, some room for growth, boost of confidence if you work hard
Long hours, terrible base pay for the DAY ($35), mid-to-high-turnover
Sales Representative (Current Employee) – Adelaid East – 28 March 2015
A typical day at LMG is training once you walk in the door early morning at 7:10am with loud music to amp us all up and practicing our pitches and learning different ways to improve and congratulating people that got a lot of sales. Around 8:30am we head out to different cities or local area's in Toronto to promote and sign up people to whatever company has called us to promote for them. We come back to LMG Global office around 4pm and write how many people we signed up, how many people we talked to, and how many closings we day through out the day and everyday we write notes on different ways improve also we do a peer presentation to move up in the company. The hardest part of the job was probably getting to the office so early in the morning since I live pretty far and the long hours. The enjoyable part of the job probably was the satisfaction of knowing I did so well and my hard work was getting noticed, and the environment was motivating, comfortable, fun, and very different. My co-workers were very fun and energetic all the time which really motivated me to do better and they really took the time to help me improve.
Team member (Former Employee) – downtown Toronto – 20 June 2014
I went out for one afternoon of training and it seemed alright. The next day I arrived at the office to prepare to go out with the team. No one mentioned I needed to bring $5 gas money every day I go out to the assigned territory. Also, I found that in the training manuel they have you looking at before you go out in the section where it talks about what they do NOT do it says they do NOT solicit donations from anyone under 18 or seniors. The first night I was out with the "team leader", he solicited a donation from a woman who was very clearly a senior...she was in her 90s'. The amount of donations you are required to secure every shift gets bigger and bigger and it seems ridiculous to me that you can get that many donations every day!!!
meeting new people
out in all weather, may need to leave city to go to other city/town to solicit donations, pay is all over the map, not stable work at all
Account Executive (Current Employee) – Toronto, ON – 4 March 2014
Morning meetings: including presentations, daily goals for the staff members as well as the firm it self, top achievement and any announcements Workshops hours: one on one help to improve any skills Field: self motivation required to work along with an upbeat attitude Evening meeting: break down of your day (positives, what to work on, etc) and goals for the next day.