Purolator was a breakthrough position for me in a challenging workplace environment.
Pros: good launch point, good income and benefits, company car, cell phone, insurance plan
Cons: culture, job security, generic commodity/service
I enjoyed my time at Purolator and was able to achieve some personal career objectives within a very short period of time. I was hired into Purolator as a Sales Executive with a territory and with excellent guidance and some hard work and commitment I was promoted to Regional Sales Manager within two years - managing a team of eight sales executives and a supporting team. I had come to Purolator with a sales background of 7 years however Purolator was my first true B2B sales experience which I enjoyed very much. The culture within our sales teams was excellent, strong and collaborative, although the overall culture in this large organization can be challenging for many. I would recommend Purolator to a young person looking to break into sales in a good role with very realistic income and compensation potential, a company car, paid cell phone and good benefits, however would suggest keeping your ear to the ground after 4-5 years for opportunities outside of the organization where rewards could be much better and the culture could be more enjoyable overall. Purolator is a good launch point and you must be prepared to work very hard to achieve your sales targets on a quarterly basis, and if you do you will be rewarded.