Pros: freedom, earning potential.
Cons: very high sales quotas, in excess of 10 hour days if you're busy, not a lot of help from management, priced much higher than competitors on products.
A typical day in the life of a Ricoh account executive usually consists of cold calling for a few hours in the morning, visiting customers, and putting together proposals and doing presentations.
I learned some excellent sales skills, and some excellent ways of approaching many different situations within a business to business environment.
Management – more... of the company was okay, the managers are stretched thin and most of the time not available when you need them.
Co workers are fine.
The hardest part of the job was staying motivated and delivering the very high sales quotas they push on their reps. This was especially challenging in an environment where the competition will undercut you on price by as much as 50%.
The most enjoyable part of the job was the flexibility and the ability to help businesses streamline their processes. – less