Kognitive Marketing Employee Reviews about "credit cards"

Updated Dec 7, 2020

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Pros
  • "Good training, flexible hours, organized management(in 34 reviews)

  • "This job can help you get good pay and help you build confidence(in 16 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Hard to sell credit cards in small towns(in 15 reviews)

  • "Long Hours with not a long enough break(in 9 reviews)

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    1. 2.0
      Former Employee

      Selling Credit Cards at Gas Stations

      Nov 22, 2020 - Field Marketing Representative 
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      Pros

      It depends on how comfortable you are doing it. When I was employed, the program was RBC Bank Credit Cards and AirMiles program. Your goal would be to sign up as many people as possible and your initial contact would be when the pull into the gas station to fill up for gas. Training was good and the employees seemed genuinly nice people.

      Cons

      Feels like a scam, similar to how Triangle rewards gets pushed onto you at Canadian Tire stores. You are signing up people to have more credit cards and you are doing it in a rushed manner, approaching them at unexpected timing and you have to be convincing and persistant.

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    2. 3.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Decent Job Selling Credit Card

      Dec 7, 2020 - Sales Representative in Ottawa, ON
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      Pros

      Basic sales training Select your own hours Opportunity to make decent money if you can sell Minimum wage if you don't make enough sales for commission

      Cons

      Difficult to sign people up for credit cards, a lot of rejection Bosses will be pushy Working in many different locations, sometimes distant (30 mins+)

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    3. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Not a bad place

      Jan 21, 2020 - Sales Representative 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Flexible Long hours Good Sales experience Good management Good work culture

      Cons

      long hours Targets are tough gets tiring days are long It is hard to sell credit cards

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    4. 1.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Don't bother

      May 19, 2020 - Sales Representative 
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      Pros

      Good intro for sales jobs.

      Cons

      Put in positions to sell credit cards and not make much if the demographic in your assigned area doesn't qualify

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    5. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Excellent part time job

      Jun 16, 2019 - Team Lead in Toronto, ON
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      Pros

      New and exciting events, freebies

      Cons

      Hard to sell credit cards in small towns

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    6. 3.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Difficult job but very flexible

      Sep 30, 2019 - Field Marketing Representative 
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      Pros

      Flexibility, decent amount of pay

      Cons

      Very difficult to sell credit cards

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    7. 2.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      selling cards to old people.

      Jul 5, 2019 - Sales Representative 
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      Pros

      Decent staff flexible hours around school comission based pay

      Cons

      The contracts they had me on were about pitching credit cards to everyone in a department store. If you have amy morals around selling services like that to retirees and the like, don't bother with this job.

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    8. 2.0
      Former Employee

      FMR

      Aug 19, 2015 -  in Toronto, ON
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      Pros

      I was hired to work on the Primus telecommunications program in Feb. 2015. Training was one on one, and the sales pitch was well-written. I worked out of various Costco locations, selling discounted internet & phone plans to Costco members. On a good day I would make $25-35 per hour. There were a few issues communicating/ coordinating tasks with management, but other than that life was good....

      Cons

      ....then the Primus program ended. Kognitive dropped Primus, and so all the Primus reps were transferred to the Gas Local program. The Gas Local program is where aspiring sales reps go to die a slow, horrible career death. This program entails hocking Canadian Tire credit cards at Canadian Tire gas bars. The GTA market is utterly over-saturated with these financial products, so meeting quota was a snowball's chance in hell. Furthermore, because management was desperate to meet numbers in each region, they would push reps to use unethical sales tactics to close deals. Being a rep for this particular program made me feel very sleazy. I would not recommend Kognitive or financial product sales programs to anyone-- the market is way too over-saturated, and the lengths that you are expected to go to in order to get a sale are utterly ridiculous. Stay away... far away-- there are plenty of other companies that you can approach for entry-level sales experience. Don't waste your time at this one...

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    9. 1.0
      Current Employee

      Company doesn't understand people in general

      Jun 3, 2014 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - You manage your own schedule and time - Unsupervised - Managers that visit you are nice.

      Cons

      - You get commissioned, but that's only after you hit an almost impossible goal. - Management doesn't understand who you're selling to, or sales in general. They think that you can push a card and shove it down people's throats and that it's OK and nobody's going to stop you. People don't want a credit card. Management just doesn't understand that no matter what you tell people, if they really don't want a card, they really don't want them. That's the MAJORITY of people. Following people around the store until they sign up for a card is NOT OK. - **If you're in a store, store Managers HATE you and are more than willing to kick you out of their store at a single complaint. Not allowed in the store = no work = no pay. But management takes no regard for the store managers and before you know it, you're making your REAL clients (the location) unhappy. YOU as the middle man will be the one caught in between. I recommend you get out of it ASAP. - People in general hate you and are very very rude. - Very OLD and traditional way of marketing. NOBODY markets like this anymore. - Would not recommend this job to ANYBODY

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    10. 3.0
      Current Employee

      Ok company to work with but the effort you put in does not match the salary paid.

      Dec 27, 2014 - Field Marketing Representative in Cambridge, ON
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      Pros

      Flexible working hours especially if you want a second job, or if you're in school. Very supportive supervisors. If you have a strong self-assured personality, and don't mind being embarrassed by customers and can stand and walk for long hours, and talk to people for hours, this is the job for you. Targets are attainable, but not in all cases. Some people do very well, and some don't do so well.

      Cons

      Lots of pressure to meet targets, poor scheduling., very tiresome job, constantly on your feet hustling shoppers to get a credit card. Sometimes having to be subjected to rude customers who shout at you and embarrass you in public because they feel like you are harassing them. Having gone through that all day, the salary really could be better.

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