Sales Associate (Current Employee) – Toronto, ON – August 15, 2015
was a good experience. Direct marketing, door to door sales in winter. My manager was 18, my co workers were supportive. The hardest part of the job was remaining grounded and keep going. The most enjoyable part of the day, was closing a sale.
Do not waste your time.... these guys are scammers
Sales (Former Employee) – Everywhere .... it is door to door pitching – July 16, 2015
Okay....so these guys are good at sales and manipulating vulnerable people who quite possibly can't find work elsewhere.
When I applied for this job, I applied for an office position. And I honestly thought this is what I was applying for. And throughout the interview process they emphasized that there were a number of opportunities throughout the company in all departments.
After the first interview you are invited back for round two. And they still keep the lie going and continue to LIE about their roles right up until the end of the interview, when they assign you with a manager for the day....
They introduced the managers as if they were A list superstars and got us all excited.... I was rolling my eyes at this point....
After we were assigned one of the A List stars, we got in the car (having no idea what was going on) and drove to Barrie to do door to door sales..... And they broke the truth to us when we were half way up the highway....
So I just told them straight up, this is not for me and took the next bus back to Toronto.
These guys prey on vulnerable people. And what may sound like a good deal probably is not.
Please do not b stupid like me and let these guys SCAM/FOOL you with their well practiced sales pitch!!!!!!!!!!
You are better than these guys!
No stable salary, dishonest employers, commission based
Door-To-Door Salesperson (Former Employee) – Toronto – April 19, 2015
False advertisement. I was a university student last year and applied for a marketing position. Went to the interview and they were not honest about their company and what they do. I left immediately after the first day. I should have read previous reviews and that is why i am writing this to warn you about this company.
I went to first day training and realized they made us do door to door, selling their heating and air conditioning systems which they claim to be associated with the toronto hydro. LIES LIES LIES. DO NOT WASTE YOUR TIME HERE. Also, on the day of training, they pair you up with one of those leaders who claim to make thousands of dollars in just a few weeks, bs. They bring you into their van to some sketchy location and they make you start selling door to door on the spot. They do not give you any information or heads up on what they are going to teach you or what you will be doing for the rest of the training.
They try to suck you in with their "life changing, motivational speeches". Which I almost fell for. I never do reviews, but this was something that was called for where I do not want other people to go through and waste their time with.
Direct Sales Representative (Current Employee) – North York, ON – January 3, 2015
A typical day at work starts with practice of sales presentation with other employees followed by a sales motivational meeting with the Director of the office we belong to. Afterwards a short but relaxing lunch break while heading out to the territory we are assigned to that day. For 6-8 hours we are each given a street(s) to work on where we directly represent the company, products and services to homeowners at their place of residence. The hardest part of the job is overcoming the rejection that occurs each day, however after several days of seeing and hearing the same things this becomes normal. The most enjoyable part of the job is meeting people who truly benefit from meeting myself, and being introduced into the latest essential home equipment which maximizes the efficiency of their energy use and decreases their monthly bills. By truly helping people and then collecting the commissioned sales cheques, is the most thrilling experience because it's easily seen that great work has been done.
great commission and compensation, working with highly motivated individuals
long hours and frustrating interactions when focus is lost
Door to Door Salesman (Current Employee) – Ottawa, Ontario – July 30, 2014
Working for Ontario Consumers was a lot of fun. The problem was Never being at home with my family. I learned a lot from the job, being a salesman is really the best way to teach you to have a good strong work ethic. The working environment is great, salespeople have to be positive and friendly to everyone. It's kind of in the job description.
The hard part obviously is pounding the pavement to get sales.
Firstly, the sales tactic they use is to force way into house, then con individuals into a product based on false math. I left after three weeks of working with this company, the office at 619 yonge. Upon realising that nobody on our team was making any money, I left. Pretty sure the practice here is find new recruits everyday, milk them for what you can, and in 3-4 weeks they will leave. It took me 3 months to get paid my commission. Initially they claimed nothing I sold actilually got installed. They took a quick 180 when I pointed out that I was back at the house the following day and watched it get installed. This company is a racket. They claim to be affiliated with companies they are not and they pretend to know about the equipment they are selling. If they era h a client who knows about these products, they move onto the next house.
Self-encouragement necessary and is a beneficial for developing communication and sales skills
Sales Representative (Former Employee) – Scarborough, ON – March 27, 2014
- Approach houses in neighbourhoods that are most likely in need of home appliance upgrades - Present our products to the customers, pros and cons of upgrading - Sign up customers for a product upgrade - Follow up with customers regarding product questions and/or concerns - Learned to be able to identify the different concerns that customers had (awareness of details and circumstances) - Learned how to promote a product in the best way yet still maintaining honesty to the customer - I developed my communication skills and am able to build rapport with customers now - Hardest part of the job is knowing how to deal with rejection from customers - Most enjoyable part is being able build a personal relationship with satisfied customers