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Thomas Sanderson Reviews

Updated 4 December, 2017
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Wouldn't go back ...."

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    Former Employee - Design/Sales Consultant in Basingstoke, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Design/Sales Consultant in Basingstoke, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Thomas Sanderson full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible, good product training, commission paid quickly, the product is, without a doubt, excellent.

    Cons

    Commission only, leads often very poor, work life balance is not considered (you want a day OFF??)
    Its direct sales, its exploitative and hard to make a living (I did by the way) and its absolutely knackering

    Advice to Management

    Hmmm, not sure there's much point advising management as they are doing very well out of the system so unlikely to change


  2. "Field Sales Represebtative"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Excellent and very well supported training. Lots of encouragement from manager and team and really good products and sales kit.

    Cons

    Dont know what you are doing until night before, long appointments, late nights and not local to cover. Very hard work/life balance

    Advice to Management

    Look to sell products local to sales rep and advanced appointments so can plan life better


  3. "Sales Designer"

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    Former Employee - SALES DESIGNER in Orpington, England (UK)
    Former Employee - SALES DESIGNER in Orpington, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Thomas Sanderson full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good commission and supportive team and technical support. Great basic payment for first 7 weeks to get you started. Good for people new to sales and good place to start career good learning curve. Good office staff very helpful.

    Cons

    Not very flexible, inexperienced managers using school ground tactics of manipulation & favouritism. The top sales people seem to get the best appointments, keeping the status quo

    Advice to Management

    Be honest and fair to new beginners and help them grow, listen to both sides of the story when there is a dispute.


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  5. "Loved this company"

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    Former Employee - SALES DESIGNER in Sandbach, England (UK)
    Former Employee - SALES DESIGNER in Sandbach, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Thomas Sanderson full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Fabulous Training and support, regular meetings, amazing incentives and really generous commission structure. Products easy to sell as they are the best I have ever seen and my customers loved them

    Cons

    I didn't want to leave but personal circumstances said I had too. I know the door is open and cannot wait to go back : )


  6. Helpful (5)

    "Not what you're told in training."

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    Current Employee - SALES DESIGNER in Manchester, England (UK)
    Current Employee - SALES DESIGNER in Manchester, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Thomas Sanderson full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Lots of free time (too much), if you get a lucky sale from a customer with money to burn you'll get a decent wedge from it. Training bonus for 7 weeks is rather good, but believe me you'll need this and you'll panic after week 7.

    Cons

    Unsociable hours, hardly any appointments, overpriced products which 95% of people cannot afford, you will be embarrassed every single time you present a price to the customer. You are told you'll get 10-15 appointments per week, I'm lucky to get 4, some weeks I've had 1 or 2 and my diary is completely open 7 days a week all 3 slots, product is hard to sell as is way beyond what other companies charge and you have to discount so much that you'll end up with nothing, to get your RPA monthly bonus you need to have had 20 appointments in the month, only one of my training colleagues managed this. Lots of wasted time with terrible appointments. Unless you have a very well thought out own business plan it will be a waste of your time, and remember you're selling £1000's of products so own business is not easy to generate for anyone. You have to attend regular meetings which could be well over an hour away. Very high turnover of staff (there's reasons for this). Overall very disappointed. Also to add on 2/3 occasions I've been underpaid. There's 2/7 left from my training group, everyone was in high spirits in our training, most of which have left the company within first 2 months. I think mainly my dissatisfaction mainly revolves around not getting my 5 appointments per week, getting 2/3 per week will unlikely get you any commission, and if you sell at 40/50% discount and it "goes towards your RPA", I won't get an RPA bonus anyway because I hadn't reached 20 appointments... therefore without own business sales you'll be earning next to nothing after week 7.

    Advice to Management

    Well..


  7. "Sales Designer - Fabulous Company"

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    Former Employee - SALES DESIGNER in Birmingham, England (UK)
    Former Employee - SALES DESIGNER in Birmingham, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Fantastic training for beginners & continued advanced training
    Really lovely people to work with – All willing to help you with anything
    Constant support
    Fun & friendly atmosphere
    Beautiful products absolute pleasure to sell – The fitters are superb
    Great pay – Earned £40k+ in my first year
    Head office work really hard in qualifying the appointments

    Cons

    No Cons, would recommend to anyone – I have only left as expecting a baby.


  8. Helpful (2)

    "Dreadful"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Thomas Sanderson full-time

    Pros

    The product used to be the best but no longer - you are trained that the product is unique, patented, exclusive but check the internet and you quickly find the same at significantly less cost.

    Cons

    Poor quality appointments, poor management, expensive and RPA bonuses unachievable. Watch your commissions carefully. Oh - you can discount but most people know that the HO team can discount significantly more so you don't have a chance really. Unethical in making you call from a customers house and blatantly lie.

    Advice to Management

    Quit


  9. Helpful (1)

    "good"

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    Former Employee - Advisor in Waterlooville, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Advisor in Waterlooville, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Thomas Sanderson full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great salary, good vibe, fun

    Cons

    management push for targets but its sales

    Advice to Management

    none


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Fantastic Company To Start Your Career With!!!!!"

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    Current Employee - Design Sales Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Design Sales Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Thomas Sanderson full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I have been working for Thomas Sanderson since November 2016.

    Thomas Sanderson offer a minimum payment for any new starters finishing a sales course once they have passed. What other company offers that?

    They are a great family run company who really recognise talent and reward accordingly.

    The sales courses you attend after your qualifying in your interview are run to a very high standard which always has follow ups too.

    You work the days/ Hours you want and always meet new people.

    No day is the same, which can only be a good thing.

    You are always based from your postcode and are always an hour away from home on your last appointment so the organising and day to day structuring is very good.

    Cons

    In all honesty, none. No negatives.

    I've not yet met one person who hasn't been helpful.

    It really is a great company to represent, and you always want to do well because they have such kind people there ready at hand to genuinely help you!

    Advice to Management

    Nothing, keep doing what you are doing. The company is run very well. A+++++++++


  11. Helpful (5)

    "Avoid at all costs"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Coventry, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Coventry, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Liars, bullies, nasty typical office staff

    Cons

    Bullying and intimidation are the best things to say about working at Thomas Sanderson. This applies to office staff and managers. I've seen the same new girl in tears day after day due to office bullies and nothing is ever done. Avoid this company it's all lies from start to finish.

    Advice to Management

    Stop acting like children and look after hard working staff and not the bullies!

    Thomas Sanderson Response

    5 Jan, 2017 – Senior Sales Coordinator

    Thank you for your review, I am sorry you have had this experience. Would you be able to give me a call to discuss this further on 02392 236 8325. Thank you. Dottie Davies


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