SHI International Corporation Employee Reviews

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Young company culture
Inside Account Executive (Former Employee) –  Austin, TX7 June 2016
It's a very young enthusiastic work culture. It does entail a lot of cold calling which can be difficult at times but there is always somewhere there to coach you through things. The base salary is livable off of but not assuring for the long term. They cater lunch around three times a week and host a lot of happy hours and understand the work/life balance pretty well. It's a good transition job from college to the real world but not a place that a lot of people make long term careers at.
Pros
Free lunches, 16 PTO days
Cons
Low base, Constant cold calling
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Great place to work and grow
Configuration Technician (Former Employee) –  Somerset, NJ1 October 2016
Shi is a great place to work with advancement from the warehouse to the corporate office. The jobs teaches you alot about computers,hard drives,memory etc if you didn't know about Shi is a great place to learn
Pros
Benefits are great, hour lunches
Cons
Management sucks
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Fast Pace, Energetic, Work place - Support Lacking
Inside Account Executive (Current Employee) –  Austin, TX17 July 2016
SHI is a place that appeals to the softer needs in a job. Culture, throughout, from upper management down is very fun and easy going. This almost looks like coupled with the free meals and social events as though they need to cover up and compensate for a very small salary. The base salary is extremely low for such a profitable entity that doles out all of the sales cycle responsibilities to the revenue earners. As the source of income beyond the poor compensation there is a lack of support and development in a concentrated and meaningful way. There are many, many, processes and hierarchies to navigate which waste time and cause confusion where better systems alone would improve functionality and add time into the revenue generating actions. Beyond the processes the hierarchy's to navigate and channels of escalation can be convoluted and shrugged off easily. (not my department syndrome) Good learning experience for new disposable employees. Management should focus on making employees happier by developing skill for the role and its many functions involved, by way of development and proper compensation.
Pros
Free lunches and social events, Great culture
Cons
Work life expectations far exceed compensation, Development lags behind responsibilities and poor processes add to this dillema
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Co-workers are great but hard work life to balance
Sr. Inside Account Executive (Current Employee) –  Austin, TX10 January 2017
Used to be a great company and the company has become too corporate now. Work life balance is tough and management changes every few months now. Co-workers are great and free lunch a few days a week.
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Friendly environment
IT Account Manager (Current Employee) –  Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire27 December 2016
Friendly environment, job security, holidays, good management,
very good sales force, reputed partner status in UK, not only believe in world class support but it also maintain good customer relationship, Gold partner with numerous vendors i.e. Microsoft, VMware etc.
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Good Environment
Sales Associate (Former Employee) –  Somerset, NJ6 January 2017
Good for young adults for a short amount of time to add experience to resume. Very relaxed dress code and environment. 401k and insurance after 30 days
Pros
No time clock
Cons
Weak Management, low pay
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Good First Job
Inside Account Executive (Current Employee) –  Somerset, NJ16 August 2016
Solid pay a recent graduate from some sort of university or college. 5 weeks of paid training.Regular 9-5. A Lot information and pretty fast paced. Easily weeds people out that aren't sales driven. Revolving door employment. Competitive environment. Hardest part is dealing with rejection and not seeing any benefits for a LONG time.
Pros
1K bonus after 6 months and free lunch on occaions
Cons
rarely commission a until a year mark
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Polar opposite of what you're 'sold' in job ads/interviews.
sales (Former Employee) –  Milton Keynes21 November 2016
The U.K. Arm of SHI puts far to much emphasis on getting reps to hammer prospects with facts about SHI rather than striking up good, meaningful conversations - The initial 3 weeks of training is more like 3 weeks of brainwashing new starters into being able to reel off 'brag' type facts, most of which do not apply to SHI UK or the UK market what so ever. Training is 90% SHI and 10% about IT and the IT Industry.
A majority of the 'facts' and USP's relate to the US offices NOT the UK branch.

The internal workings and support leave a lot to be desired with some of the most important processes in sales being handled ONLY by staff in New Jersey, leaving your hands tied on many occasions until your colleagues across the pond get into the office. Not great.
The only culture in the building is one of cliques and sloping shoulders - if you aren't well received by some of your new colleagues, consider your card marked.
If you are liked, you can expect preferential treatment, free leads and free spending accounts - if not, you're in for a rough ride in many ways.

The fun and energetic environment you are told about is completely non existent, as is the case for career progression opportunities.
Certain upper management figures are unapproachable, unwilling to hear opinions or new ideas and are completely out of touch in regards to what kind of market their sales people are operating in.
You can also fully expect to have your probation period extended, even if you're ticking all the boxes.

There are some great people at the company but your positive experiences with those
  more... good people will be far outweighed by negative experiences with some of the companies over inflated egos.  less
Pros
Some genuinely great people
Cons
Terrible working environment, terrible leadership from the top, too cliquey, high turnover of staff, no realistic incentives or support for new starters
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Good for a drone
Inside Account Manager - International (Current Employee) –  Somerset, NJ9 February 2017
If you like sitting in a cubicle and inputting orders all day, then this is the job for you. Quoting, taking calls and sending emails is the every day life. Everyone is a child fresh out of college and has no sense of working with your heart. You will constantly be told to work less, care less and do the bare minimum to survive here. Otherwise, you will go insane with the monotony.
Pros
Free lunches
Cons
Terrible compensation
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Productive and fun workplace
Inside Account Executive (Current Employee) –  Austin, TX22 September 2016
I loved this job. It was easy, fairly competitive, and had great benefits for a recent grad. As long as you took care of work, the day was easy and you got rewarded for you efforts.
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Great co-workers; micromanging from upper/top management
Inside Sales Representative (Current Employee) –  Austin, TX13 October 2016
Many friends have been made working here. It feels like a family at times. My direct manager is great - however much pressure/micromanagement from higher/top level management. This has led to a loss of focus from the direct manager on dealing with the specifics of day-to-day customer/client interactions.
Pros
Free lunches
Cons
Micromangement from the director level surpassing the direct supervisor.
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More compensation
Inside Account Executive (Current Employee) –  Somerset, NJ29 January 2017
To be raw this company just needs to pay more competitively, situation may be more proprietary to specific department, but commission goes down as tenure duration goes up despite encouraging and approving quarterly reviews-seems to me that values the gaining of business and NOT the specific rep...
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Productive
Inside Account Executive (Current Employee) –  Austin, TX17 January 2017
good atmosphere

Enjoy coming to work everyday

Lots of organization changes

constantly changing managers and commission structure

Good place to start career
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Very Fun Workplace
Account Executive (Former Employee) –  Bellevue, WA29 December 2016
Excellent opportunity for networking. This company definitely knows how to show people a good time! Partnerships furnished by this company allow for a wide range of career opportunities.
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Great Place to work
Inside Sales Rep/Purchasing Rep (Current Employee) –  Somerset, NJ23 January 2017
The job provides flexible hours, and offers great pay. This is a great place to work. SHI also has various departments that offers a wide range of career options.
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It has a gym
Returns Specialist (Current Employee) –  Piscataway, NJ14 July 2016
My job is an easy job with some challenges. I have learned a lot from my fellow co-workers, whom are also great people to work with. Unfortunately, the management needs improving, and re-evaluation as well. The hardest part of my job is explaining policies within our department, then ending with miscommunication between other departments due to lack of training. Over all, this is not a bad company and there is space to grow.
Pros
Free gym in the company, discounts to many other companies, company parties, employee appreciation.
Cons
Lack of training, and lack of professionalism within the work environment.
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Great Enviroment
Inside Sales Executive (Current Employee) –  Austin, TX14 September 2016
Wonderful environment. You will definitely like to go to work. A lot of free lunches, happy hours and swag. You learn a lot about the different manufactures and inside sales. Keep in mind, cold calling is not for everyone. Management tries to make it fun. How well you do also depends on luck and territory.
Pros
Free lunches, happy hours, awesome management and enviroment
Cons
cold calling
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productive room to grow
Configuration Technician (Former Employee) –  Somerset, NJ1 February 2017
I learned many of life and work skills. Great employees and management. Worked in many teams and in different computer fields.
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Productive work environment
Integration Specialist (Former Employee) –  Piscataway, NJ17 November 2016
Productive work environment with pleasant employees but management wasn't the best to deal with at times. Overall I enjoyed my time at SHI
Pros
Pleasant work environment, good employees
Cons
Horrible management
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Engaging with Practical Applications
Inside Account Manager (Current Employee) –  Somerset, NJ2 February 2017
A great job to test one's ability with time management and managing multiple tasks and project at once. Good place to work.
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3.9
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