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    "It really is that bad..."

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    Former Employee - IBL in Bristol, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at GDS Group full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    It is possible to earn good money - although incredibly difficult

    Cons

    I worked for GDS for some time, and eventually left because I didn’t want to be associated with a company that had no moral compass. GDS is an events company that prides itself as a market leader in their field which is ultimately in ‘meet the buyer’ type events. They arrange 2.5 day ‘Summits’ where 65+ executives from brands come armed ready to speak with companies about their top challenges. The brand executives...

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    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the corrupt working practices Get rid of corrupt staff Be critical of what you are offering - You are dressing up mutton as lamb Stop promoting staff who are not management material Make the non-sales part of the business accountable for poor performance of the product! Stop the culture of lying over delegates attending and project intelligence

    GDS Group2017-12-29
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    "Great Opportunity and Great way to get in front of the right client at the buying time!!!!"

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    Former Employee - Business Development Executive in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at GDS Group full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Working for GDS Group and going through their extensive training and development process, has strengthened my C-level conversation when it comes to Digital Transformation and disruption. GDS is the forefront of knowledge when it comes to technology and data. I resided under CIO and Data Team which was a very detailed and strong team . If you are looking to strengthen your consultative selling skills and make great...

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    Cons

    Cons are not all work environments are as flexible as you need them to be. However if you become a part of the GDS Family make sure you are punctual and have your schedules in order. They do not tolerate being late. However this is the making of a well rounded sales person.

    Advice to Management

    Advice to management would be to give yourself advise. This is your business you are your own manager. The POD leaders give you the tools and path to strengthen your pitch and linguistics.

    GDS Group2019-05-15
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    "GDS Group"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at GDS Group full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    The New York City team is great, with some of the most talented Sales professionals that I've been around in my career. If you're ready to really push yourself and learn from the best, this is definitely a great place to be. It's a pretty competitive commission structure with totally uncapped earnings so that's definitely a good way to incentivize the right type of sales person. I also really believe in the product...

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    Cons

    It would be helpful if the various offices communicated more and worked more collaboratively. Sales is definitely the most valued department at the company - if you're in Sales, great! You're in a good spot.. but if you're not in Sales you might feel like a little bit of an after thought at the company.. A lot of changes to programming / structure throughout the year.

    Advice to Management

    Don't fix what isn't broken, we have an awesome product, let it be awesome!

    GDS Group2019-05-16

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