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Review averages

  • 5 employees say

    Excellent (4)
    80%
    Good (0)
    0%
    Satisfactory (0)
    0%
    Subpar (1)
    20%
    3.80
  • 1 applicant says

    Excellent (1)
    100%
    Good (0)
    0%
    Satisfactory (0)
    0%
    Subpar (0)
    0%
    4.30

Reviews for Bench Craft Company

Reviews - What employees say

3.80 Employees say
4.30 Applicants say
  • 20.Apr 2018
  • Employee

Teamwork

The only teamwork is when the manager closes your first deals- other than that, you're esentially on your own.

Freedom to work independently

Expect to work independently and be finding your own resources.

Work-Life Balance

8-5 every day

Company Culture
4.00
Support from management
4.00
Teamwork
3.00
Freedom to work independently
5.00
Internal Communication
4.00
Gender Equality
4.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
4.00
Career Development
4.00
Overall compensation for your work
5.00
Office / Work Environment
5.00
Environmental Friendliness
4.00
Work-Life Balance
5.00
Company Image
4.00
Job Security
3.00
Handicapped Accessibility
4.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
5.00
Inclusive / Diverse
4.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered Easy access to public transportation is offered 401(k) is offered Desirable office location is offered 401(k) Match is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Bench Craft Company
  • City
    Portland
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former employee
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    Distribution/sales
  • 13.Jan 2018
  • Employee

Teamwork

Not a lot of management support after you get on your feet

Overall compensation for your work

Hands down the best salary compensation I've seen in the industry. Sales bonuses, solid base salary, frequent raises for good sellers.

Work-Life Balance

We're expected to put work before personal life

Job Security

If you can't sell you're out of luck

What I like about the company

Nice salary and bonus structure.

What I dislike about the company

Easy to get fired if you don't hit your numbers.

Company Culture
5.00
Support from management
4.00
Teamwork
3.00
Freedom to work independently
5.00
Internal Communication
5.00
Gender Equality
4.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
5.00
Overall compensation for your work
5.00
Office / Work Environment
5.00
Environmental Friendliness
5.00
Work-Life Balance
3.00
Company Image
3.00
Job Security
3.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
5.00
Inclusive / Diverse
4.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered Easy access to public transportation is offered 401(k) is offered 401(k) Match is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered
  • Company
    Bench Craft Company
  • City
    Portland
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    Distribution/sales
  • 13.Jan 2018
  • Employee

Company Culture

Friendly, fun atmosphere. Lots of joking around, talking about sports. A lot of people have been here for a long time and know each other's families. Owner is hands-on and makes sure he meets employees.

Support from management

Sales managers that interact with all offices and every rep to get them new courses and make sure they're selling and being held to the expectations. Upper management reviews pay and makes sure your pay is fair for what you sell.

Teamwork

Always a team effort to get to the number. One of the best reps in the company goes into the training area to help new people get numbers and make more money.

Freedom to work independently

Once you have a course, you can sell basically any company (as long as it's ok with compliance) and find leads however works for you. No micro managing.

Internal Communication

Lots of growth and many departments- growing pains and some communication issues.

Gender Equality

Not many women on sales floor.

Career Development

Lots of growth and new opportunity/departments. Promote reps to office managers (and move them to new cities), promote reps or others into higher roles.

Overall compensation for your work

Pays higher than other sales jobs in the area. Good bonus structure, cash every day you sell.

Environmental Friendliness

No idea if we recycle but we go through so much paper. Could do more things digitally.

Work-Life Balance

Mostly normal 8-5 week day hours but if the number isn't hit people do have to work late. Never heard of any weekends required though.

Company Image

Again with growing pains- lots of reviews floating around even though 99% of customers are satisfied.

Job Security

As long as you're selling, this is 5 stars. If you aren't consistent or hit a wall, you're at risk.

Handicapped Accessibility

One level office with no entry steps

Challenging Work

Every day is a grind!

Suggestions for improvement

  • More sales contests for new reps

What I like about the company

Lots of money to be made, normal schedule, fun atmosphere

What I dislike about the company

Late nights when the number isn't hit

Company Culture
5.00
Support from management
4.00
Teamwork
5.00
Freedom to work independently
5.00
Internal Communication
3.00
Gender Equality
4.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
4.00
Career Development
5.00
Overall compensation for your work
5.00
Office / Work Environment
5.00
Environmental Friendliness
3.00
Work-Life Balance
4.00
Company Image
4.00
Job Security
3.00
Handicapped Accessibility
4.00
Workplace Safety
4.00
Challenging Work
4.00
Inclusive / Diverse
4.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered Easy access to public transportation is offered 401(k) is offered Desirable office location is offered 401(k) Match is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Bench Craft Company
  • City
    Portland
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    Distribution/sales

The following perks were offered to me

Employee events is offered

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Review averages

  • 5 employees say

    Excellent (4)
    80%
    Good (0)
    0%
    Satisfactory (0)
    0%
    Subpar (1)
    20%
    3.80
  • 1 applicant says

    Excellent (1)
    100%
    Good (0)
    0%
    Satisfactory (0)
    0%
    Subpar (0)
    0%
    4.30

kununu score comparisons

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3.88
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40,735 reviews

kununu average
3.30
2,670,000 reviews