SALES MANAGER (Former Employee) – Alberta – 19 September 2017
Good fun place to work. The management can be improved abit but other than that its a pretty good place to learn sales. The workplace culture in amazing and they gear you out in style. If your hard working its definitely the place to make good money.
Excellent team environment, good incentives, no benefits
Sales & Marketing Representative (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 18 June 2014
At 2pm you start knocking, and you go until around 10pm. You're dropped off alone in your area, rain or shine, to sell.
I learned a lot about self discipline, self motivation, and using time to your advantage. Nothing about talking to people scares me any more, after the brow beating you took on the average day.
Everyone on the team is supportive and wants to see you succeed, the daily meetings kept track of everyone's progress, and offered feedback and tips for the coming day's work. Management always had your back and would help however they could.
The hardest part of the job was definitely seeing days or weeks pass in which you would not make a single sale, or get into a single house. People can be really rude, and the rejection is always hard.
The best parts of the job were the team building activities and incentives, like go karting or ping pong tournaments. The team had a huge sense of cameraderie, which made the days go by a lot easier.
Great place for students, table tennis, pool table, and a fridge packed with food and drinks
Area Sales Manager (Former Employee) – Edmonton, Calgary, Saskatoon, Winnepeg – 13 July 2013
Typical day at work starts out with a training meeting.Then on to the doors for the afternoon and evening. I learned how to communicate well with customers. Management was amazing. They focus all their efforts into helping you become successful. We work as a team and it builds great moral in the work place. The hardest part of the job is the mental battles that you have to fight every day as you have to overcome all the no's from the customer and find the yes's. The most enjoyable part of the job has to be the meetings. We have a lot of fun and games to boost the moral and keep things light.
Great training, fun environment to work in everyday
You really only get Sunday off. You will work most holidays aswell
Sales Representative (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 27 November 2012
At Vivint I went door to door speaking with cold contacts. Through our daily meetings, practice, and reading I learned how to make that process much easier for myself. Unfortunately my managers also shared the same position of door to door sales and therefore had a tough time giving us the proper resources to succeed because it's less for them. This severely effected my experience. This job was the most difficult job I have ever taken and constantly tested my will power. I was responsible for ten hours of knocking a day, as well as three textbooks approximately 200 pages in length to be completely during knocking season. Since this job was paid purely with commission there was no stopping. On the postive side, I worked in an office of 31 people that all shared the same tasks as me and the amount of teamwork and support within the office was outstanding.
great performance bonuses, social environment, dedicated peers
non-stop (when not working, i was preparing), cold contacts
Installation Technician (Former Employee) – Regina, SK – 9 July 2012
I really enjoyed my duties as an installation technician, but the hours and pay were terrible. Management expected far too much from their employees and the workplace was dominated by office politics in which technicians were not valued as they should be. Overall, I would not recommend this company to anyone as an employer.