Sales Representative (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 11 June 2013
This is a company focused at sales (cold calls / door to door) to find new customers, there are no base salary for the sales agents and no base salary for the installers they have, all commission. A typical work day starts from a meeting at the office at 11 am, with managers giving speech trying to boost up sales agents. At 12 am, the meeting ends and sales agents select an area they will be working in, have lunch and make cold calls from previous lead sheets, and start the door to door sales, some agents will misrepresent them self on purpose to gain trust from house owners, and some dont. the work ends at 5 -9 pm depending on weather condition and is flexible, but there are no pay untill a deal is sighed, and installation going through. ending up with many of the sales agents making 300 - 500 dollars a week for working 6 days a week and more than 8 hours a day.
no job security, long working hours, stressful, gets all types of accusations due to industry reputation
Home Comfort Specialist (Sales & Team Manager) (Former Employee) – North York, ON – 3 May 2017
Typical sales job that requires you to make sales or you do not get paid at all. I also had to train people without pay. The only reason why I stayed around for the summer was because I was really good at sales. I was making about $5000 a month and was only working for 3 months. This was my first sales job so I was naive and how things worked. They do not tell you to save a percentage of your check for tax. That should be the number one thing they should tell their employees.
Made fast money.
Worked long hours and should of gotten more pay for what I was in charge with.
It was very competitive and tiring but the hard work paid off!
Sales Representative (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 1 May 2017
OCHS is a very good company. The workplace it self is very fun and it encourages healthy competition. The job itself is very hard and most of the time you get doors shut in your face. But if you work hard and don't give up. The hard work pays off.
Sales Agent (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 27 December 2016
this company has terrible hours, you have to be there at 8am and you are dismissed at 10pm. they train you to prey on seniors and immigrants, they make it seem they work for government and they also make it seem they are partners with embridge but they dont. in my opinion run awaay from that company
Technical Support Specialist (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 27 June 2016
Predators,high pressure sales ,prey on the Elderly, Poor & uneducated, sell the contracts to other venders,learned how bad it is to not have morals.Coworkers great but unhappy and stressed.Taking advantage of the vulnerably of society .NOTHING
Sales Subcontractor (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 7 March 2016
A typical day was spent with sales training in the morning then door to door marketing in the afternoon. At this job I learned how to convince people to let me inspect their water heaters and furnaces to determine whether they need to be replaced then convince them to sign up for a new water heater rental. The management was kind of scary and very demanding. My co-workers were all very nice. The hardest part of the job was overcoming the radio advertisements from direct energy saying that what we were doing would be bad for customers. The enjoyable part was driving from location to location, meeting new people and getting to be outside a lot.
Sales Associate (Current Employee) – Toronto, ON – 15 August 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 – 16 July 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 – 19 April 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 – 3 January 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