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Ageing company, relevance in market has passed
Field Sales & Service Representative (Former Employee) –  Minneapolis, MN17 July 2013
no loyalty in the company, senior leadership paranoid about what field reps are doing. Last in technology and new products. Company will be bought in the next ten years and gutted.
people in the accounts are good to deal with
senior leadership team-out of touch
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A company that manages by threats and fear
Sales (Current Employee) –  Wisconsin16 July 2019
This company has gone down hill at fast pace. Upper management is hammering the sales teams with more and more work everyday. Triple work, the same reporting done on multiple different documents. It is unproductive. All of this work is to make upper management look good on paper. It is unrealistic and setting people up to fail. Unrealistic goals are set, more difficult to earn a bonus, no more profit sharing. Bonus and goals are not given on time and often a month or more late. We are expected to work 60+ hours a week just to keep up with all that gets thrown our way. Sales associates are not allowed to document most of the work that is being done. CRM system is used and sales associates are only allowed to log time spent in accounts. No Drive time and No office or administrative time. Some TSM's and FSR's cover a large geographic area and can not physically work while operating a motor vehicle. On paper it looks like we are working less than we are and that is only a benefit to the company. The biggest concern for upper management these days is CRM, playbooks, excel spread sheets and redundant power point presentations that cut into the productivity of what a SALES representatives should focus on. The focus is lost and our customers are seeing the results of what this poor leadership team is doing. Sales teams are told not to call on lower producing accounts. Costs are cut not allowing orders of much needed marketing materials or allowances to help customers like our competitors do. New product updates can not be implemented correctly because execution and planning is poor.  more... Upper management bashes the competition making the company look unprofessional turning customers off. Upper management is proud to say the company was not operated and managed properly before they came to play. This company was successful before the current management with loyal dedicated employees of 10, 20, 30+ years of service. All who have acquired knowledge, experience and have earned rapport with people in the industry. At one time made Springs Window Fashions was one of the most respected companies to work for and a true leader in the industry. Now falling way behind our competitors in service, quality and innovation. The only thing this company had going for them is the people who have made this company what is once was. The people and company are being sabotaged by the current management team. The company is now offering an employee referral program, they will pay up to fifteen hundred dollars if you refer someone to work for this company. I would not recommend anyone to work for this company anytime soon. That alone should be a red flag. This company is loosing more people at a high rate on the daily. Egos are bigger than the brains, they do not care about the people who work for this company or any family life balance.
It would be interesting to see if our investors or board of directors are noticing a change and see what is happening to this company or if they even care about the company at all.
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FIELD SALES REPRESENTSTIVE (Former Employee) –  Omaha, NE15 July 2019
Springs Window Fashions is owned by AEA Investors and BCI. These organizations focus on profits before the employees. Since 2018 the company has experienced a staggering loss of talent and acquired leadership who simply don't understand their own product or position in the market.

Here are the facts related to the Field Sales Representative:

1.You will be paid a base salary and offered a bonus program
2. You will receive a company vehicle with gas, maintenance, & insurance covered
3. Medical, Dental, Vision, 401k is offered
4. Company Phone and Laptop are required

Here is what they don’t tell you:

1. The bonus program is only paid quarterly and “mystery math” is used to calculate your actual numbers. Sales goals are national, not supported by the local market. So if you don't sell shutters, you'll never achieve a bonus.
2. The company vehicle is cheap and will require additional insurance coverage.
3. The Medical Insurance cost will increase or change to a different provider each year.
4. The company laptop is unreliable and tethered to a network that constantly crashes.
5. You will work on the average 30 weekends a year in retail stores, sometimes covering the entire department.
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