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This was a good experience for me

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sofia (Bulgaria)
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sofia (Bulgaria)

I worked at Unicom full-time (less than an year)

Pros

Good values, good ideas, good products, good outlook for development of the business, nice new members of marketing department who work hard and have great ideas and vision for the growth of the company

Cons

Bad sales team, wrong exploitation of ideas, arogancy prosper, lack of communication which leads to all kinds of misundestandings, sales head lacking proper managemental skills and education, surrounding with ignorant followers

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Change head of sales

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    So much potential, so little idea

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    Former Employee - Field Sales in Birmingham, England
    Former Employee - Field Sales in Birmingham, England

    I worked at Unicom as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Easy to sell product, competitive package, regular commission payments

    Cons

    Culture very immature, no structured training, treat sales teams very badly, condone lies and give out wrong information. Lack of discipline

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in better management structure and give clear information to staff. Invest in email to pass information.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    The worst place I have ever worked!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous in Manchester, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous in Manchester, England

    I worked at Unicom

    Pros

    It's a job that will hire anyone.
    Other than that, nothing.

    Cons

    Everything!

    The basic pay is well below minimum wage and sales were few and far between for non management (who were given better, newer data by all accounts)
    Targets seemed somewhat unrealistic.
    No duty of care to staff. Management could not care less if you were having a bad time.
    Immature, sexist environment with male employees constantly ogling, speaking inappropriately about and making passes at female staff members.
    No respect for the people being called, and staff lied in almost every pitch. Upper management seemed to be a little concerned with the lies we were being encouraged to tell so that tells me there might be something very dodgy going on there.
    Data was out of date and in some cases wrong, and in my time there I heard and made quite a few calls to people registered to not receive marketing calls.
    Ridiculously strict late and sick penalties saw many staff punished for being late on the same day despite all having been stuck in an unavoidable traffic jam, and some staff coming in while exceptionally sick to ensure they were not deducted any wages.
    Management sometimes left staff to hit floor targets alone and instead chatted or played pingpong.
    Breaks are very short and strictly monitored.
    The is zero job security! New recruits are taken on weekly because staff are regularly fired for not meeting targets, being late too often or simply not fitting in.
    No canteen or staff room.
    Targets have no leeway I.e someone was threatened with the sack because their call time wasn't high enough, but not one customer had answered the phone in hours.
    Unless you fit in with the loud, abrasive and somewhat perverted management you will not make friends here. Half the staff spent most of the day looking degraded, demoralised and depressed.
    Hours are not 9-6, it's 8:30-6 and if you are late by 1 minute for whatever reason, you have to stay until 6:30
    Be late by 15 minutes and stay behind until 7, and in some cases get only half a day's pay or suffer some other deduction or even get sacked.
    Many staff smoked weed and if women weren't being talked about, weed was, or sometimes football.
    All together just the least professional most demoralising hell hole in creation.
    Try everywhere else before working here!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop employees lying on the phone, check data in the handbooks is correct (lots wasn't) and for God sakes get computers!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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