SHI International Corporation Employee Reviews

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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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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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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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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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A company that does meet and exceed your expectations.
Senior Account Executive (Former Employee) –  Piscataway, NJ27 December 2016
SHI, is an innovative global company that provides you the opportunity to take a small opportunity and mold and nurture it into something much larger.
Pros
healthcare, you get from the company what you put into the company.
Cons
tireless hours
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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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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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Best Company to Work For
Global Enterprise Account Manager (Former Employee) –  Woodstock, GA21 October 2016
SHI International Corp was the best company I ever worked for. The owner is hands on and knows every employee's name and how they are doing. The whole atmosphere was like a big family which started from the top down.
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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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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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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 Place to work, grow, and get great experience
Inside Sales Executive (Former Employee) –  Austin, TX22 September 2016
SHI is an amazing place to work! My only two issues is that they do not pay enough to live even close to a comfortable life in Austin, and they need to be more organized when rolling out big changes in the company.
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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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Friendly Environment but little pay
Inside Account Manager (Current Employee) –  Somerset, NJ9 September 2016
Company is good, welcoming to out of college kids to gain experience. Pay is not that great, sometimes work goes un appreciated.

Inside Account Manager
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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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Hit or Miss
Inside Sales Representative (Former Employee) –  Ausitn texas15 August 2016
I learned a lot. Not all of this experience was bad.

When I first started, I was in a training class of 25. I was the 6th last, to leave.

I was very close to becoming very successful.

Went from 300 reps to about 750. This showed incompetence in the leadership at SHI.

I had 1 manager for a year = LOVED IT

switched 2 more times in 3 months = HATED IT. Basically had to start all the way over.

They play favorites. If you can be one of those, then it's smooth sailing.
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Good first job then get out
Inside Sales (Current Employee) –  Austin, TX1 August 2016
Not what I expected coming into this job. The atmosphere is young. Free lunches. But management is not good and there is not much room to advance. They just restructured the entire job to territory sales and a minimum of 1 year in the role before consideration to move elsewhere.
Pros
free food
Cons
terrible management
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Decent Place to Work
Inside Account Executive (Current Employee) –  Austin, TX25 July 2016
Its a cool company with a lot of young folks to work with. Also there is a lot of free stuff which is pretty cool. Unfortunately, the base pay is kind of low, and it takes plenty of time to build a book of business to make decent money. I recommend if you can handle cold calling 50+ dials a day and have a good work ethic.
Pros
Free Lunch, Free random gear, cool people
Cons
Pay, Dials
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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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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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3.9
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