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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 a 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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    All right at first

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Laugh-a-minute at the office, colleagues nice and friendly, informal easygoing environment

    Cons

    I was only there three days. I thought it was going to be all right at first. But on my fourth day, I got snapped at by a manager for being "late" - er, my scheduled start was 0900, and I was there at 0850. He said staff are supposed to arrive by 0845. I asked repeatedly if staff were being paid from that time, and it took me ages to get a straight answer, which turned out to be in the negative. I said that I wasn't happy about being expected to work for free at any point of my working day. He said it was "only" 15 minutes. Well it might be now, but then it'll probably extend to 30, then 45, then 60...I said if he wants staff there from 0845, he needs to pay them from that time, even if it doesn't seem that much to him. He said it's so he can give us a team briefing, to "motivate" us for the day. I asked why he can't do that at 0900, and his reasoning was it would take time away from us making calls. What, and his BS games of Charades and Musical Chairs don't (no, I'm not making that up)? The best bit was that when he had a pop at me for being late, he was coming in at exactly the same time as me - so if he's reading this, you're a hypocrite. Anyway, I told him I had no wish to carry on working there and he couldn't believe I was quitting for the sake of "only" 15 minutes. But 15 minutes, 2 hours, makes no odds.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You don't get my time for free. If 0845 is the mandatory start time, then ADVERTISE it as that and PAY staff from that time. Otherwise, you are misrepresenting the job to applicants. And what would happen to telesales staff who misrepresented a product to customers? They'd get sacked for gross misconduct! So if any managers are reading this, please feel free to explain why you seem to have one rule for management and another for staff.

  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    So much potential, so little idea

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

    I worked at Unicom as a contractor (less than a 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
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