Listen to your employees and learn from mistakes. It seems that this company continues to do the same things over and over and not learn from mistakes. Because of this I doubt they will ever have more than a very mediocre market share within their industry.
I was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to work for ES99 (Impact Networking) for just over a year and while I made lots of lifelong friends and learned a lot from the talented individuals I worked with, I will always remember how I was treated by impact management at the end of the day.
I started working with the team at ES99 just over a year ago, working closely with the account team, creative team and development team to get to know the clients inside and out, and put together world class strategies. We got to know the clients business like it was our own and really make a difference for someone's business or their dreams.
I would often find myself working closely with every team member, learning from everyone and putting our best work forward to really make a difference. I remember putting in the time to drive out to clients individually across multiple states. Driving to Indiana, driving to Wisconsin and being with people that were always happy to do it. I remember being asked to speak on behalf of the company at Impact Optimize and seeing the CEO at my presentation.
But in the end, after a year of hard work and feeling like we were making a difference, I was let go due to “covid -19 and internal restructuring”. I wasn’t called into a meeting because we were all working from home, but that’s the best part, I wasn’t even called. They informed me via email, on my day off. I guess I didn’t work hard enough to even deserve a phone call or any sort of discussion as to why I was let go.
There are(or were) lots of amazing individuals at ES99, but in the end Impact Management just decided to get rid of me and didn’t even have the courtesy to call me.
Work here, but just know that at the end of the day, you are a nothing but a number.
I resigned because of the insufficient compensation. I sacrificed and worked really hard to stick it out as long as I could in hopes that it would pay off, and it didn't. The income was $27,000 per year which includes a car allowance of $1,000/ month, so the income was really $15,000 per year. Commissions were paid sometimes 3-6 months after the sale and we got paid based on gross profit. So, if the product was valued at a $10,000 outcost (after a 29% mark-up for the company), we would get paid only a percentage of how much more we sold it for. But we had a gate of $2,000. So if I sold that same $10,000 product that month for $12,000, I would not receive any commission. If I sold the product for $13,000, I would receive $350.00. Being that some of our products were commodities and highly competitive, we would many times have to sell the product for under $10,000 to win deals. I have no problem with working hard, but I expect to be compensated when working 12-18 hour days, and that was not the case.