Customer Service / Team Lead (Former Employee) – Woodstock, NB – 24 September 2012
I really enjoyed each and everyday during my duration of working for SDI Marketing. I provided a wide variety of knowledge promoting PC Financial products. I talked to so many people throughout the 10 months I was there. I learned new things everyday as well as teaching my staff what I had learned. One of the most difficult things I had to do was letting staff go.
Sales Representative (Former Employee) – Miramichi, NB – 1 August 2017
i greeted potential clients at the door of the three local grocery stores and informed them of the benefits of acquiring a PC Mastercard. I wanted the client to see a need for the card, but was encouraged to misinform just for a sale. I enjoyed the client interaction and making them aware of the cards benefits. I would not misinform people with whom i lived and worked for a sale, but was usually able to find at least one aspect of the card that would be beneficial to all.
Team Leader (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 18 June 2017
they, first of all, promised me more money then they ended up paying me and they were so disorganized. I didn't receive any direct deposit info until 2 days after I started and it took me 3 whole months to receive payment from them. very scammy and almost didn't get all my money
Working with SDI was really good for me because it helped me open myself up more, got me pushing myself to do new things. We did a contest, where you could win free groceries for a year, we would use ipads to sign them up for the contest and then have a tablet to sign them up for a mastercard.
Représentant des ventes temps plein (Current Employee) – Montréal, QC – 22 May 2017
bonne compétence bonne aptitude avec le service a la clientel la motivation pour avoir une bonne rentabilité a l'entreprise travailler autonome et responsable professionnellement répondre aux besoins des clients utiliser une tablette intelligente pour rentrer toutes les informations confidentiel d'une façon sécuritaire et professionnel
productive and informative and all around interesting fun place to work
Sales Representative/Saskatchewan Regional Manager (Current Employee) – Regina, SK – 4 March 2017
A look at different products from different financial companies and learn and teach how to the sell that certain product and at work the interaction with people you've never met before, its very fun and educating. managing the group of sales reps was a challenge that i made easy by putting together a small step guid to help the reps and the best part is working with everyone and working close together to go above and beyond our set goals.
Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 6 February 2017
Very unethical company.all they teach you is to mislead and missell credit cards to customers to attain sales goals
Lot of pay issues with poor payroll systems which the CEO Roy does not care. I believe the banks like PC financial , MBNA and others need to think twice before doing business with these guys.bcoz all these guys are doing is leaving a bitter taste in everyone's mouth
I would advise any job seeker to never look for employment in this organization.
Sales Manager (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 1 February 2017
Guys, never go this company. They did not pay me at all for whatever time I worked for them. I had no option but to take them to the labout boards. Even after that, they are arguing about paying me and giving all the lame excuses to them about not paying.
Now, they are given a final order by labour boards to release pay. I am really surprised at the fact that such companies operate in canada fearlessly breaking all the employment laws. I strongly recommed any job seeker to never try or even apply for employment here ever.
No Pay, no job stability, no growth, false promises, unethical
Business Development Manager (Former Employee) – Mississauga, ON – 28 September 2016
One of the best experiential marketing companies around. Even well after working there I can see the same attention to detail and passion into every program and execution I've seen afterwards. Creative and inspirational are a few words to describe them, and will never let you down as a client. Amazing company
Représentante des ventes (Former Employee) – St. Jerome, QC – 16 September 2016
Si j'avait plus de carte de crédit que la superviseur elle aimait pas ça elle me donnait une horaire de soir ou les jours qui a le moins de gens. J'ai gagner des concours et ne jamais recevoir le prix. La superviseur ma traiter de voleuse quand la tablette pour entrer les information des clients était défectueuse je devait les remplir papier et bien souvent il me manquait des demande
Part Time - Brand Ambassador (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 14 May 2016
A typical work day started at around 10am but I arrived at 9:30am to set up my station. We spent a solid 5 to 6 hours a day promote the alumni MasterCard from TD bank to students and visitors of the University of Toronto bookstore.
I learned what is important when in charge of a promotional campaign and what it means to be presentable. My manager helped me fine-tune everything in terms of appeal and standards held by the company.
My co-workers and I were in a competitive environment that was intimidating at first but later on became more of a personal development kind of atmosphere. We supported each other and helped each other reach better sales targets.
The hardest part of my job was the initial phases when i would try to approach potential customers and subsequently be completely ignored due to lack of interest. It made me grow in confidence and self-acceptance as I got used to it.
The most enjoyable part of the job was the team dynamic and learning how to market the Alumni MasterCard to different people for their unique needs and walks of life. Bonuses for meeting targets helped too.
Working with motivated individuals who helped me achieve more than I thought I could.
Facing rejection daily, not being guaranteed to meet sales targets, lack of advancement opportunities.
Account Manager (Current Employee) – Toronto, ON – 31 March 2016
If you are a recent graduate and want to get your foot in the door, SDI is the place for you. The corporate office has the look and feel of a student campus. The work load can be overwhelming and the deadlines are tight but it teaches you a lot. My co-workers were friendly and helpful, but I cant say the same about upper management, they demand results without providing any direction. The job is overall a lot of fun with social events and beer Fridays, the only awkward part is when someone gets fired, and that happens quite frequently.
Great to get started in the marketing world
Mediocre pay, no bonuses and not a corporate environment at all.
Représentant en ventes à SDI Marketing (Former Employee) – Montréal, QC – 18 February 2016
Les journées de travail sont longues et il y a beaucoup d'interaction avec les clients. il faut donc avoir le sens de la répartie,savoir convaincre les clients et ne pas dépasser les limites. l'aspect le plus agréable c'est qu'on doit être en mesure d'approcher la clientèle et interagir avec ces derniers. le plus difficile restera les clients désagréables on se doit de garder le sourire malgré toutes remarques.