Appco Group Employee Reviews about "long hours"

Updated 22 Nov 2020

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Appco Group Founder and Chairman  Chris Niarchos
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  1. "Great place to learn skills for life"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Team Leader in Gold Coast
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Appco Group for less than a year

    Pros

    Mentoring program is amazing The sales experience and skills you learn are 2nd to none. Amazing co workers who become friends for life Feeling like your not just a co worker but part of a family Will give you a go regardless of your past. Leadership skills I worked for Appco as an IC for around 9 months it was the hardest toughest most amazing experience of my life. And the fact is nothing in life that is worthwhile comes easy. It is tough when your not making the sales but you get help and mentoring and not just at a professional level at a personal one as well which still continues​ to this day. I had been unemployed for over 18 months before Appco had lost my last job due to issues with the owner and it made finding a new job so hard. But Appco gave me a go a 2nd chance. I will list why I left in the cons but I will add here it was a hard call to make. But I want to add that the skills I have learnt from this as taken me from job to job from my 1st job after Appco to the hiring manager going YOU DID WHAT?! MATE YOU ARE BULLETPROOF to now 2 years on to being a practice manager and national sales manager and part owner for a growing optical company.

    Cons

    The cons are Long hours Days of when your in a sales slump of feeling worthless Coffee addiction ( in fairness I had that before I started) If you don't have emotional strength and endurance you won't make it. The negativity or neg heads that you deal with The fact that you will still use words like negged and juicy! Even after you leave. For me the biggest thing was the work life balance trying to keep my relationship going and focus on sales isn't an easy thing and when one was going bad it effected the other so for me personally it came to a choice the job or my girlfriend​. It wasnt an easy choice as I loved my job but I made the right call infact it was my mangering director who helped make that call. Showing that he had an invested personal interest in me. And still does.

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  2. "Great company to learn sales"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Gold Coast
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Appco Group for less than a year

    Pros

    Best at teaching you the how to sell. Great environment, getting to help charity's you get paid for the effort you put in

    Cons

    Long hours 100% comms, very hard job mentally, you have to pay for everything.

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    Appco Group Response

    July 24, 2016

    We agree that retaining the right talent is one of the best ways to progress any business. It appears that you enjoyed elements of your time while contracting to one of the marketing companies in our network, which we will share at the first opportunity.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Salesman"

    1.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Freelancer - Salesman in Sydney
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Appco Group for less than a year

    Pros

    fun environment and lower level team members

    Cons

    Extremely long hours, horrible pay, management very deceiving about promotion opportunities and amount to be made from job.

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    Appco Group Response

    July 24, 2016

    It appears that you were contracted to one of the marketing companies in our network and you found it less than ideal for what you were seeking. While clearly not what we would hope for any independent contractors, we genuinely appreciate the time that you have taken to share your experiences and will see that this is shared with Sydney-based marketing companies who contract to Appco Group.

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    "Alright if you can afford it"

    1.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Independent Contractor in Sydney
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Appco Group

    Pros

    Meet a variety of interesting people, travel to new places, good training in regards to sales theory which is broadly applicable

    Cons

    Unreasonably long hours, poor pay (nowhere near minimum wage considering the hours), not even reimbursed for travel or other expenses, strong resemblance to a pyramid scheme

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    Appco Group Response

    July 31, 2016

    While there seems a balance between the Pros and Cons you have shared here, we would hope that all Independent Contractors receive clear and unambiguous information regarding their contracting status and the entitlements they are eligible for, or not. Ideally the initial appointment, 2nd-round appointment and subsequent product training and support that is typically provided by Marketing Companies for new IC's should decrease the chance of any misunderstanding from either party as to their contracting status in future.

  5. "good"

    3.0
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    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Dublin, Dublin
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Appco Group full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    good progression, great people, good training

    Cons

    long hours ,poor work life balance

  6. "Great Way to start your sales career"

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales in Dublin, Dublin
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Appco Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    You would pay for the skills you would learn here. Think about it like college

    Cons

    Long hours, Bad work life balance

  7. "Do not work here"

    1.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
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    Former Employee - Campaign Manager in Toronto, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Appco Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    There are not any pros to working here

    Cons

    Mutli level marketing scam, 100% commission and crazy long hours

  8. "useless"

    1.0
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New Delhi

    I worked at Appco Group full-time

    Pros

    none, just office environment, long term vision

    Cons

    useless, no fix salary, long working hours

  9. "Work hard and be rewarded"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Brand Ambassador in Leicester, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Appco Group full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Uncapped sales commission - over £600 per week is realistic Office environment Travel opportunities Rewarded for efforts

    Cons

    No social life - long hours

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    Appco Group Response

    July 17, 2019Global Head of Communications

    We've taken your feedback on board, as we are constantly looking to improve our working environment. It would be great fo you to communicate your specific experience with us internally so that we can investigate and take the appropriate actions.

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    "APPCO got me where I am today"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Brighton, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Appco Group full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Best sales / management training Amazing people met Fantastic travel opportunities

    Cons

    Long hours, although these are all worthwhile.

    Appco Group Response

    July 17, 2019Global Head of Communications

    Amazing! Thank you for your review - we love hearing your feedback!

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