Great temporary work assignment which allowed me to raise my marketing/selling skills to another level.
Business Development Specialist (Former Employee) – Quincy, MA – 20 July 2017
TSL Marketing gave me the invaluable experience of communicating on the phone directly to C-level corporate executives to inquire whether their company would be suitable as a desirable/potential sales lead for our clients. One hundred outbound-calls daily was our goal, so there was time for little else.
This job allowed me to do what I do best: establish trust w/end user.
I don't recall (Former Employee) – Columbia, MD – 9 November 2016
I didn't like the job. The pay was very low considering the area where the job was located. I would not recommend the job to anyone with a family because there was not enough to pay bills let alone do things like camps and daycare. I only worked there/accepted the salary because I was in need of income.
The Worst of the Worst. Avoid working for or with them at all costs.
Business Development Specialist (Former Employee) – Boston, MA – 4 August 2015
Easily one of the most immoral, disingenuous, and outright evil organizations I have ever come across.
They treat their employees like a team of monkeys, pay about 60% of minimum market value (or 40% of fair compensation), target the young and impressionable to brainwash, and provide a terrible quality of product to the clients they serve. I couldn't possibly think much less of them.
The only reason they have any level of success is due to a proven system of providing low-quality sales leads that are presented so professionally to clients, they can't tell just how poor it is what they are buying.
Brief research suggests they have downsized significantly and it is only a matter of time until the company is reduced to next to nothing. If you are considering doing business with them or applying for employment, I implore you to reconsider. You will look back on it as a nearly indescribable waste of time and money.
Should there be a shred of doubt, it would be my pleasure to answer any questions about why they are worth avoiding like the plague.
Business Development Specialist (Former Employee) – Columbia, MD – 4 November 2013
Although the entry level positions are rather terrible, the culture they cultivate at TSL at times compensates for the telesales activities you perform. You cannot advance in the company without going through their pre-determined ladder, which forces people who may be very talented, to work in telesales, become discouraged and leave. It is certainly not for everyone.
Laidback environment, friendly colleagues, but not the most stimulating job at entry level
Sr. LPS & Assistant Program Manager (Current Employee) – Columbia, MD – 5 September 2012
At the business development level you cold call IT Managers on behalf of an IBM, HP, or Avaya business partner. You utilize an internet based software called VanillaSoft that tracks your dials, warm leads, hot leads and not interested prospects. At the management level you facilitate team meetings, develop training modules, train new/existing employees, and communicate with the business partners to track campaign progress. Management has some conflicting ideas on how leads should be generated. There are two schools of thought - quantity VS. quality - and because they haven't decided on a definitive procedure, it can make being in business development very frustrating. Coworkers will be what get you through the day - the majority of the office consists of young professionals. The hardest part of the job is maintaining motivation and rejecting negativity - the most enjoyable part of the job (for me) is working internally to maintain employee satisfaction, and teaching whenever possible.
fun and young colleagues
inconsistent values between middle management & the executive level