Not a good place to work at if you don’t have a background in sales
Business Development Representative (Antiguo empleado) – Sandy, UT – 3 diciembre 2018
I worked here for less than 90 days, I stopped working there last week. Merlin is basically competing with Indeed, LinkedIn, Glassdoor, etc. to become a top job posting site. I think the idea of their product is great, but it’s a poorly ran start up. I personally had a good manager, but that was not the case for many others. They play favoritism for whoever’s been there the longest or gets the most posts per day. If you get hired on as a BDR (which you most likely will), your whole goal is to cold call businesses on the East Coast (NYC, Philadelphia, NJ) and try to swindle your way to the top (aka, getting the hiring manager to hear you out and post some jobs). When I was being interviewed, I told them that I had I had no previous sales experience and they said it wouldn’t be a problem because they make you read off a script, but the script doesn’t get angry New Yorkers to listen to you at all, in fact they’re always mad whenever someone from Merlin calls them. You’ll get a lot of answering machines and hang ups. Because of the lousy training, the whole floor just wings it, and gets job postings however they can. I wouldn’t work here if you’ve never done sales before, the top people in the company are all dudes who are foul-mouthed and sweet talking, and came with prior experience. If you are like me, and you can’t keep up with these guys, they end up showing you the door after a couple months.
Weekly pay, half day Friday’s and weekends off
Workplace favoritism, cold calling, unrealistic expectations from management, lack of professionalism