Long hours, Changing criteria,
Business Development Executive (Former Employee) – Scotland – 18 March 2016
Depending on where you are based, you may find the hours long. This will depend on which company you are contracted to. My working day is 11 hours on call, Monday to Friday. You are paid for 7 hours of that day from your 1st call. So depending again on where you are based you could be out on the road for 12 to 13 hours. You are expected to travel to conferences, and they do organize your travel, over nights stays and connections for you, at the last minute. This means if a conferences starts Monday morning at 09:00, you will be travelling on the weekend.
The most enjoyable part of the job was meeting up with your clients, the hardest part of the job was keeping up with the constant change in the criteria for the mission in hand. This also includes how your bonus is calculated. They say one thing and do something else.
I have learned that it is better to be employed with the company who's product you are promoting than going through this agency.
Long hours, No Balance home to work life, Changing and moving the goal posts.