NRS Media Inside Sales Executive Reviews

Updated 7 Sep 2017

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  1. Helpful (3)

    "A Brilliant office and Team"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Executive in Sunderland, North East England, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at NRS Media full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    the training is amazing. in two short weeks you learn the in's and outs of the business. the COO and CEO spend time with you, they show you how much they care and share their passion with you. completely transparent about whats going on within the business and changes that are about to happen. you're away for a week to various parts of the UK, on various campaigns. with a great team of people. the support from the various ISE's SOS's and AD's is amazing. regular coaching every week whether it's side by side or listening to your call's really helps you develop into a brilliant ISE. The management care, they provide incentives and praise you where praise is due.

    Cons

    change, if you're not open to change, then the job isn't for you, they always say they're building the plane whilst they are flying. so there is bound to be teething problems, however the support from the business really helps, but you've enough support here to iron out any worries you have and the transparency of the business really helps.

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  2. Helpful (6)

    "Exciting times ahead."

    3.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Inside Sales Executive in Sunderland, North East England, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at NRS Media for more than a year

    Pros

    I have worked at NRS Media full- time for almost 2 years now as an Inside Sales Exec. The role is very exciting and you never know what station, paper or geographical areas you will be covering. I have had the fortune of having experienced presentation week in the likes of South Africa and Canada! Presentation week is hard work but very rewarding and you meet many interesting people and have great experiences. You will learn a lot and develop your skills in such a short amount of time within NRS in comparison to other telesales based roles.

    Cons

    With it being a new business things are changing a lot so you need to be adaptable. What should be one of the top priorities for a sales based company however, such as commission schemes and targets don't seem to be, with both of these been unclear at times and changing.

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  3. Helpful (3)

    "Sad To Leave"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Executive in North Sunderland, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at NRS Media full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Started in 2015 joined the business mostly experienced as a Telesales agent. Gained huge experience within the B2B world more so confidence instilled in to myself by fellow colleagues, account directors and management. The job is hard yet rewarding to quote my main inspiration in the role you choose which person you want to be when you turn up at 9am. Put in the work and you will fly within this business.

    Cons

    For myself personally I would have loved to stay and progress within the company but I found the opportunities limited. I would recommend the company focus on developing within, in relation to coaching. They have brilliant employees who have the respect of there fellow piers and will surely do an amazing job.

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  4. Helpful (4)

    "Love my job"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Inside Sales Executive in Sunderland, North East England, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at NRS Media

    Pros

    Good basic wage with a great commission structure in place. this is one of the most supportive businesses i have had the pleaseure of working for, the management team are second to none and are always there to help, guide, support you on a daily basis. this is a fast growing business with bags of oppertunities for those people prepared to work for it.

    Cons

    In honesty i love my job and cant actually think of anything negative to say about it.

  5. Helpful (2)

    "Great place to work"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Executive in Sunderland, North East England, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at NRS Media full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    This role is fast paced and has a great atmosphere. All staff are friendly and supportive. This is one of the most supportive businesses i have worked for. The inside sales is relatively new to NRS and is ever expanding so opportunity to progress will be there for the right candidate. The rate of pay is excellent and there is a great commission structure in place. If you have a great attitude and a strong work ethic you will fit in perfectly.

    Cons

    As with all new businesses there is teething problems, however i believe management and the right staff with the right attitudes soon smooth these out.

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  6. Helpful (5)

    "Great job and prospects"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Executive in Sunderland, North East England, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at NRS Media full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Not a hard job, you just have to put the effort in and the rewards are amazing. Management team and HR very approachable. Generous holiday entitlement and bonus scheme. No shift work or weekends. The opportunity to meet our customers face to face and travel every few months makes this job stand out from other cold calling jobs.

    Cons

    Because it's so new there's so much going on and it can be hard to keep up with what's going on around the rest of the business but that should improve once we're all in the same office. Still alot of negativity which is spoling it for others.

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  7. Helpful (2)

    "Inside sales executive."

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Executive in North Sunderland, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at NRS Media full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Very fast moving dynamic company which offers you the unique opportunity to build your own database of customers. Invite them to an event. Then go and meet them in person to close them sales! Venue is usually a 5 star hotel. All travel and expenses paid for. Lots of variety to the role as you work with all kinds of media partners eg press and radio. World class training given to get you started.

    Cons

    Sometimes it can take a while to get decisions. This is due to the company being global though. They like to be fair and consistent.

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  8. Helpful (5)

    "Wake up senior management"

    1.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Executive in Sunderland, North East England, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at NRS Media full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Worked with good people who stuck together and worked hard at selling a market that doesn't work.

    Cons

    Unbelievable favouritism if you were not employed by the current management team then your days are numbered. You have no control over your sales and bonus is too hard to achieve with constant moving of the goal posts. I just got out and the office has lost 18 people in less than 4 months.

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    NRS Media Response

    December 10, 2015

    Thank you for taking the time to give your feedback. I’m happy to have the opportunity to address the comments you’ve made about your experience at NRS Media. Although the Inside Sales model is new (created just over a year ago, and subsequently replicated in our offices in Canada and Australia), it’s built on very solid foundations that have been in place for over 30 years. The number of major media partners who have signed up to work with us means our program calendar for 2016 is already full, and we’re in the process of recruiting more Inside Sales teams in the UK, Canada and Australia in order to meet the demand. This is reflective of the appetite that exists in what is a well-established but far-from-exhausted global market place. The opportunities this demand presents for NRS globally is considerable, and in order to maximise those opportunities it’s important we have the right people to help us get there. What we do is slightly different compared to “typical” outbound contact centres and the skillset required is pretty unique. It’s a hybrid of telesales as well as field sales which requires the Inside Sales Executives to spend 6 weeks on the telesales part of the role, cold calling businesses to identify those who would benefit from the services we offer, and then travel (anywhere in the UK and occasionally overseas), to meet their customers face to face and have the confidence to close the sale in person. In order to be successful, they need to have excellent communication skills, a strong work ethic, be motivated and focused, resilient, positive, self-managing and be able to demonstrate the right attitude and behaviours. Given the innovative sales models that we are bringing to market and the requirements to be successful as mentioned above, our attrition rate for the Inside Sales organization is in line with any new business that has gone through implementing change. We’ve learned a huge amount over the past 12 months about what it takes to be successful, and we’ve amended our recruitment process accordingly to ensure we find people with the skillset required to be successful in this role. We do not agree with your comment that the ‘days of those joining prior to the current management team are numbered’. We have many individuals that have remained with the business post the new management team joining and one only need to look at the positive comments on Glassdoor as well as see existing staff testimonials on the NRS website to see this. We are a very transparent organization and take care to ensure that anyone joining understands exactly what the job entails and what’s expected of them. We have some of the most comprehensive training in the industry and we have had Inside Sales Executives come straight out of training and achieved target in their first program. I’d like to thank you for the opportunity to clarify the points you raised. I’m sorry that a future within NRS did not work out for you and we wish you well for the future.

  9. Helpful (5)

    "Job with no prospect"

    1.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Executive in Chatswood
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at NRS Media full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Close to the station Longer lunch break Friday drinks Opportunity to learn about print media I cannot really think anything else

    Cons

    Very poor management style Poor commission structure for salesperson High school bully culture No recognition for good work Fires people on spot if they are not happy with you

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  10. Helpful (5)

    "Best company to work for!"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Inside Sales Executive in Oakville, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at NRS Media

    Pros

    It feels great to work for a company where not only are the managers understand but they listen to suggestions and opinions - Never make you feel like your ideas and unimportant. The HR team is amazing and extremely approachable. I joined NRS Media when I was experience major family issues and for being a new employee, upper management went above and beyond to accommodate me! I am thankful to be part of a company that leaves not only the opportunity to grown but endless future growth!

    Cons

    After being here for just over a year - I honestly can't say there are any cons at all. I have not had a negative/bad day at NRS Media yet and I don't anticipate one in the upcoming future. I'd have to say the only con would be that I didn't join the team years ago!

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