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
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.
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.
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.
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
Sales person (Former Employee) – Halifax, NS – 29 July 2012
This is a face to face sales job. Basically you go into a store and approach anyone who may possibly sign up for a mastercard. You spend the entire day walking around the store, by yourself with no one to talk to. It is incredibly boring and very tiresome, you are on your feet all day long.
The job itself involves approaching strangers that absolutely do not want to talk to you. You will feel like you are needlessly bothering people as they shop.
I worked for them for a few days before i threw in the towel. The pay was 12 an hour and completely not worth it. If you can stand walking around a store by yourself for hours on end and harassing people then this may be the job for you.
There is no chance of advancement in this job; it is essentially a dead end job. The management isn't great either. As well, after each shift you have to send your applications off via Purolator which takes time out of your day and after that you have to come home and complete an online survey about your day.
no one to talk to, all by yourself, everyone hates you.
Customer Service Representative (Former Employee) – Moncton, NB – 11 August 2012
A typical day at work would consist of walking around the store to hand out coupons to people willing to sign up for credit card. I learned how to debate the benefits of the card to suit peoples life styles. There was not very good management hard to talk to for information. You basically worked by yourself. The hardest part of the the job was the pushing of the credit cards the most enjoyable was meeting new and different people and listening to what they had to say.
Sales Representative (Former Employee) – Fredericton, NB – 24 May 2014
Great salary, $12 an hour is wonderful. You have to work standing all day and make sales by pitching ideas to random people. Sale number does count because commission, but if you try your best, you will get results, little but good enough. You might get discouraged due to low sales, but effort pays, and you will get over it.
work in energetic places ie; malls or shopping stores, great pay
I was required to do certain things in my job to get people to sign up for credit cards, this alone is not an easy task as many people are leery of travelling salesmen. I learned that everything I was taught in my 3h training was not really all that was required in the job, I worked by myself for the most part and was responsible for what I did during shift. My management was in a city that was 2 away from me so we only ever had contact via text or email. And then that was very sparse contact. I was lied to about the requirements and job description, and was demanded to travel to keep up quotas, which was impossible to do as a single mother. They expected me to spend a week or two away at a time, which was not something that was possible at the time and was given the option to do as they wanted or leave.
In-Store Sales Representative (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 6 January 2014
It was a fun team environment and the sales was in-store. We promoted an internationally known brand and each team member had its own tablet on which we entered the information from the customer. Mangement was very effective and there was lots to learn about customers and their preferences, their behaviour and their goals. The other team members were very friendly, helping and always kept the enviroment fun. The hardest part was to convince an unconvinced customer about the brand that we were promoting. The most enjoyable part was when the customer agreed and liked our product.
At SDI Marketing I worked with the direct sales force. I was responsible with the task of signing off credit cards. I politely interacted with potential customers constantly. I Learned to manipulate a market that was rarely interested in my product. Because this job paid mainly commission I have learned to work well in a timely manner under pressure. This was a very enjoyable job as I got to speak with people all day, although this did on occasion take its toll as most people did not want my product. I had to properly explain my product's functions, as well as its benefits to each individual customer.
flexible hours, performance bonuses, social environment
SDI Marketing - an excellent organization that provides opportunity
Senior Account Manager (Current Employee) – Toronto, ON – 11 March 2015
SDI Marketing is an innovative and exciting company to work for, during my 6+ years with SDI I have been exposed to multiple clients and accounts ranging from communications to professional sports to consumer goods.
I am looking for the next step in my career and looking to waive "one flag" vs multiple clients, with an organization that I can feel passionate about and bring my experience to.
I typically begin my day at the office. There, I will be able to deal with any problems that requires contacting more than 200 clients. For instance, contact people and referral sources through customer list provided by different financial institution and develop and maintain relationships to effectively present and discuss the products and services of the company, soliciting only those desired products and services Sometimes we have outside campaign so I conduct on-site and I do presentations that promote the different Products of company As a sales rep I also very often answer the lines and represents a response to a question regarding a new product. Management in our company is very organized ,we have the best team countrywide and was able the take place on first rank of sales volume on 2012 . Basically the hardest part of job is closing the sales and encourage people to purchase our products but the most enjoyable parts of the job when you learn lots of things through speaking with wide range of people,
Brand Ambassador (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 1 September 2014
Worked for this company and the only positive thing was the actual work in field. Everything behind the scenes was terrible. Management is dishonest, and doesn't seem to care about employees. I volunteered to help with a mistake made by the manager... Little did I know, he had blamed the mistake on me.
I have never written a poor review about anything, so I think that says enough. I'm also told they are terrible with pay, but I guess I will find out about that in 2 weeks.