I came to Premier Technologies in October 2018 in the midst of a roller-coaster week.
I had previously worked for 3 years with a competitor of AT&T, and despite performing above standards, my store closed without warning. This was the place I learned to be a salesman and built my reputation in the cell phone community, and it all came to an end in a five-minute phone call. Initially, there was panic. How will I pay my bills? How do I feed my family? After a night of restlessness, less than 24 hours later, I received an unexpected phone call from Robin Cortese. She had heard my story and was doing interviews locally and asked me to come to the Massena store.
Walking through the doors at a Premier Technologies location is refreshing and inspiring. The atmosphere is unlike any other retail location. I was met by a very friendly staff and immediately felt at home. Then I met Robin. Robin’s enthusiasm and devotion to this company are contagious. In the first 5 minutes, I knew this was my new adventure. I was handed the reigns to manage a brand new location in Potsdam, a market that has huge potential. My knowledge and hard work up to this point were recognized and appreciated in a way I had never experienced. Premier supports its employees to the fullest. If I am unable to reach my District Leader, I know that I will be able to get ahold of a handful of other people that can assist me. In the North, Andrew LaPlaca is our District Leader. Andrew is sales-driven, creative, and approachable. I never worry about asking any questions or voicing any opinion I have. Andrew is always there to talk constructively about any of my concerns. Andrew visits my store at least once a week, which is a far cry from my past experience. There is not a single visit that he is not actively selling to customers, as well as coaching our sales representatives. Premier Technologies is a rapidly expanding company. I am excited to grow with them and I will continue to use all of the knowledge I gain along the way to drive results. This is a company I see a bright future with. I am so grateful for the opportunity I was given. I am here to make the absolute most of it, and climb the ladder to success.
Thank you for this recognition, I am honored. If there is anything additional you would like me to include please just let me know.
Sales Manager, Evan Mills, NY
I’ve been with Premier Technologies for almost 4 years, and in a very short time, I was promoted to store manager. The most beautiful thing about Premier is that nobody is just a number. This is like a family! Everyone is on the same team, always working together with the same end goal: SUCCESS!
Store Manager, Rome, NY
As I look back on my time with Premier Technologies, I can’t help but feel a sense of pride. I came to Premier 8 years ago as a guy looking for a career opportunity that was more than just a “job.” I was expecting a daughter at the time, and I knew I needed to take that next step in my occupation. Prior to that, I had spent time working construction and making pizzas. Starting as a Sales Rep, there was a lot for me to learn. Luckily, I was placed in a location with great leadership and was supported from day one to learn all this business has to offer. Fast forward 2 years later, my manager at the time took a transfer at another location within our company.
At that point, I decided it was time for me to take the next step in my role here. As a manager, I have always worked to create a rock-solid team of power players. We have some very dynamic personalities but at the end of the day, we are like family. We take pride in being the very best in the business and love the competition with other stores. We work tirelessly to give our customers the best experience possible. I like to think of our store as the Cheers of wireless. This industry is always evolving but that is my favorite part. My position has pushed me to develop my skillset and continue to improve at all times.