This is strictly a review about being an employee for SG. Although, I'm sure not all locations are like Chino Hills aka- Irvine. If you're applying to work in the office as a receptionist that's leads into an account coordinator position this location is not for you. Take it from someone who had worked at this location before and got let go because- "...everyone liked you but wanted to go in a different direction." The second in line office manager as you call her will act genuine to your face but tell management something completely different to get rid of you only because I showed her I was a shining star as their receptionist and proved to her salesmen that I was quick and efficient at dealing with anything they gave me. I know she was afraid of the possibilities of me being a direct hire and her job being in jeopardy. I'm not saying she didn't work hard but she looked unhappy in her position. I honestly think she is there to just have a job, there is no spunk or enthusiasm behind her and that fake smile.
As for the other ladies in the office- they only got as far as letting me staple papers and file. How pathetic. The sales managers only heard about me through the so-called account coordinator that didn't give them accurate information and shame on them for not trying to get to know me. Only true managers will take the time to get to know you. If you gave a damn, you would have. Next time be real to who you are instead of hiding behind some lowly account coordinator to do your dirty work.
This company will not pay you well. I know this because I started out making $14.00/hr and if the next promotion would have come I would have only made $32,000. What a load of crap when a company makes $586 million dollars in one year. Not to mention they work off of a Dos based program which is from the 80's generation and Lotus Note for email. What does that tell you? Corporate greed!!! I have worked for a lot better companies than this that pay better and offer better benefits.
SG Chino Hills - if you're looking for decent pay this company is not for you. When you're looking to find out how much you should be paid based on the position, location, and your experience go to salary.com, plug in the title, position, city and state. It will bring up the low, median, high of what you should be making based on title, location, experience. SG pays in the 10th percentile of what you should be making based on this stuff. You will start making as a receptionist $26,000 when you should be making $32,000-$35,000 given the location. (Research the cost of living in Chino Hills.) Don't ever forget about the prior experience you bring to the table (if you have had other office experience), they need to recognize this. Don't ever sell yourself short, you deserve what you know you bring to the table. Back to SG if you make the cut they pay the account coordinators (the ones who do all the research work behind the scenes) $32,000-$35,000 MAX. They make what the receptionist SHOULD make. Those ladies should easily be making $40,000-$45,000. Do the math and do your research, do not let yourself get under paid by a company who advertises they bring in $586 million in revenue in one year.
This company is behind - their computer is so outdated they work off MS Dos and Lotus Note for email (from the 80's) they have a motto of - if it's not broke don't fix it. You will NOT like this job or the people of the office at this location. Do NOT apply for this job or company. Best advice I can give anyone.
DO NOT WORK HERE!! The pay is terrible, the people are not friendly, if they don't like you even though you bust butt they will still let you go. The women of the office have this fake personality to your face and go behind your back and tell upper management something different. They lie, that's what it comes down to. Do not trust anybody!