SHI International Employee Reviews about "free food"

Updated 29 Jun 2020

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SHI International President and CEO Thai Lee
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436 Ratings
Pros
  • "Free Lunches ( pretty much the only perk )(in 39 reviews)

  • "Fun culture, fun people, free food(in 35 reviews)

Cons
  • "A handful of condescending upper management sprinkled in with some amazing management, so it's hit or miss(in 31 reviews)

  • "Gossip central in the contracts department and low pay(in 29 reviews)

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  1. "Immaturity at its worst"

    1.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Contracts in Somerset, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at SHI International full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Laptop, perks such as free food, and young co-workers

    Cons

    Gossip central in the contracts department and low pay

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  2. Helpful (7)

    "It’s an OKAY first job; don’t make it a career."

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Inside Account Executive - SMB in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at SHI International full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Fun culture, fun people, free food

    Cons

    Directors don’t really care about their employees, not enough PTO, overworked for crappy pay

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  3. Helpful (1)

    "Excellent Start For Sales Career"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Inside Account Executive in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at SHI International full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    -Training program is incredibly thorough -Genuinely supportive managers -Motivated work environment -Free food often

    Cons

    -Takes about a year to make money

  4. Helpful (7)

    "Honest Review - Not Created by the Recruiting Team - Really"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Senior Inside Account Executive in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at SHI International full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    As with all organizations, there are multiple Pros as there are Cons. With SHI, the beginning is the best part! Take it from someone who was in one of the first training classes SHI offered. Upon arrival, employees will undergo intensive training that will not only feel as the company used to say "is like drinking from a fire hydrant", but in-depth training on outdated systems. The best part about this ramp-up process is that if you keep your head down and work hard, your success will pay off. Over the course of 3 years, I did just this and saw astonishing results and a matching salary. Never did I ever expect these results to provide a more-than-comfortable salary! The amount of training that you received starting out will make a serious difference in how well you preform, however once you hit the one-year mark, the training sessions become redundant. The pros to a redundant training includes review of materials, opportunities to build relationships with vendors, and the ability to ask next-level questions. Day-to-day work was simple to understand once you've acquired tenure, however this became redundant and felt very boring after years of doing the same thing. Yes, as many reviews on here have noted, free lunches are provided anywhere from 1 to 5 days a week, which is determined on vendors and marketing. Although these free lunches may seem like a great perk, a potential hire should look at the overall picture - not just free food. Hours of operations: There is flexibility when choosing which time an employee would like to proceed with. Hours of operation start at 7am to 10am, and end anywhere from 4pm to 7pm, however you are required to select a time zone, and stick with that 8-hour shift daily. The ability to grow and transition to other roles throughout the organization is a possibility. Once you have worked in the sales position for roughly one year, switching to a different team/support role is as simple as showing that you're interested.

    Cons

    Pay. Hands down the most important con associated with this job. It's constantly a topic of discussion throughout the organization, however management refuses to acknowledge that. Instead, they are finding ways to positively spin pay cuts and "resource taxes" implemented throughout the organization. These implementations would make working harder seem like they are receiving more bang for their buck, when in fact this scenario would lead to the complete opposite. And sure, you've seen a VP or two reply to pay inquires on Glassdoor, stating that they are "competitive to the industry's pay" however, this is completely false information. Unfortunately, pay has only taken a turn for the worse as management still refuses to do anything about this. Just a heads up for potential new hires: Can you afford to live off 30k for the first year until you can ramp up business, which is solely based off of what team you join/which accounts you receive? A handful of condescending upper management sprinkled in with some amazing management, so it's hit or miss. They promise you the world, but can only deliver promises the side of Rhode Island. Many empty promises across the board, such as account migrations, the ability to achieve "realistic" goals, a severe lack of assistance, and lack of resources. For example, I had accounts in my name that were there for over two years, and after multiple promises by management that those would be transferred elsewhere, they remained within my book of business. When I first started out, I was told to utilize our top competitors website to source items. Can you believe that a company tells its employees to source items from other well-made sites, as their own will not suffice? The lack of management communication/being present. Honestly, 7 out of 10 times that I needed management to assist, they were nowhere to be found, and when I did need assistance with a particular scenario, it became more of a slap on the wrist than it did a learning experience or an opportunity to grow. Growth - Finally I would like to state that if you are not hitting your numbers, or you're falling short, management will NOT give you the time of day.

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    SHI International Response

    January 10, 2020Executive Vice President

    We appreciate you taking the time to provide us feedback. We do take pride in delivering excellent onboarding training to ensure the success of all of our employees. Like any commission-based sales role, sales results determine financial rewards. We offer competitive compensation plans with uncapped commissions. Manager coaching and development of their team members is a priority to us. We have implemented Leadership Development Program to help ensure all our workforce receives quality coaching and development and feel supported. I want the opportunity to dig deeper into the situation so that we can address it. Are you open to sending me a note directly?

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    "Ehhh"

    3.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at SHI International full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good training Free food some days Solid Managers

    Cons

    Pay is crap if you don’t get a good book. Most of the day you’re calling people who don’t want to speak with you as they were all called a few weeks or months ago. Growth is very slow

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  6. "Good Balance"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Inside Account Manager in Somerset, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at SHI International full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    SHI would provide free food relaxed atmosphere good coworkers

    Cons

    Sometimes fitting in a lunch and learn would cause you to fall behind Can be stressful to meet deadlines sometimes

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  7. Helpful (6)

    "SHI - A roll of the dice"

    2.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Inside Account Executive in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at SHI International full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Free food offered regularly. - Great for new graduates to meet other young people and get some professional experience. - There is potential to earn a lot of money, depending on your team/region.

    Cons

    - Some regions are absolutely dry, and if you’re unlucky enough to get placed in one of these you’ll be grinding for scraps month to month. - Rich get richer mentality: I’ve seen several examples of people getting an account that’s already buying a lot through SHI get praised, and when account shifts come they get handed better accounts than others. This also happens for those that do well and grow accounts, to be fair, but there are many cases of blind luck growing a persons book while others have to work much harder with smaller accounts. - You will constantly be pressured to push specific partners onto customers, despite SHI’s claim of being vendor agnostic. Sometimes you’ll have multiple campaigns to juggle on top of your daily duties, and in some cases these partners are even competitors.

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  8. "Fun Job Right out of College"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IAM in Piscataway, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at SHI International full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Free food and stuff, chill environment, young crowd, easy to make friends, easy access to 287.

    Cons

    Job gets incredibly boring really fast, it's very repetitive.

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    "It is sales"

    3.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Account Manager 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at SHI International full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Lots of training Free food

    Cons

    Thankless, easily replaced, lots of emailing

  10. Helpful (8)

    "Poor Pay/Management"

    1.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IAM 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at SHI International full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Free food Parking Freebies Multiple bathrooms

    Cons

    Pay Management Training Hours Commission

    SHI International Response

    February 8, 2019Sr. Director, Communications & Marketing

    We are glad you enjoy the spacious parking and multiple bathrooms at your facility! However, we’re hoping to shoot higher than that - especially around training. If you have already completed your comprehensive on-boarding and ongoing training programs, please reach out to your manager or director, your division’s training department or to HR and provide specific feedback on opportunities for them to offer additional guidance. Based on employee feedback in the past, SHI’s managers and trainers have developed both group and individual trainings that dive deeper into the tools and processes you need to succeed. By reaching out and providing your feedback, it might be possible to turn those other “Cons” into “Pros.” We hope you do!

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