ASI (Advertising Specialty Institute)

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Updated March 9, 2015
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  1. Helpful (4)

    A Wolf in Sheep's Clothing

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at ASI (Advertising Specialty Institute) full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great customers; good products; intelligent line-staff and middle management.

    Cons

    Upper management disconnect; inability to trust HR Department for support/troubleshooting/direction. Distrust in upper management and the abuse of "at will" decisions, including inaccurate, false documentation.

    Advice to Management

    Greed has changed this company from a wonderful, family business to an operation where for the sake of the almighty dollar, professionals who give their heart and soul are kicked to the curb without any hesitation. Executive management speaks a good game when they are up in front of the company touting the "Ra-Ra Speeches," but the true colors eventually show. You need to value your employees by treating them as professionals and not strategically setting them up for failure, just to make your bottom lines.


  2. Helpful (15)

    Beware of the claims made by these reviewers such as “ASI truly rewards hard work” and “Like having a little Silicon..."

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Trevose, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Trevose, PA

    I have been working at ASI (Advertising Specialty Institute) full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The location is superb for tri-state commuters. The office campus is safe and the commute is short.

    Cons

    I believe it's very unethical to submit positive reviews just to inflate their dismal ratings submitted by their former and current employees. It’s one thing to boast that this company offers many benefits, but writing one sentences for a con? Com’on,…. It’s just to show how this company undermines a individual or prospect employee looking to apply for this company. By the way, for any prospect employees looking to apply for this company, don't be misguided by the "attractive" benefits they offer, there are not that special from any privately own company.

    Advice to Management

    HR management, instead of trying to win “Best Places to Work” award, why don't you spend more time listening to employees for needs, wants and concerns. Like most employees, their job statuses are a major concern because your company has a quick turnover.

    ASI (Advertising Specialty Institute) Response

    Mar 7, 2014 – HR

    ASI offers a comprehensive benefits package including Blue Cross Blue Shield Medical, Express/Medco Rx, Delta Dental, Aetna Life and Disability coverage, 17 days of PTO for new hires, 22 days for ... More


  3. Helpful (7)

    Family owned company has little regard for new hires

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director of Operations in Trevose, PA
    Former Employee - Director of Operations in Trevose, PA

    I worked at ASI (Advertising Specialty Institute) full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Business is growing, albeit slowly. Ruthless culture aims to stamp,out all competition.

    Cons

    Department heads don't have a clear vision of labor requirements and forecasting same. Long term employees viewed as baggage. Out with the old. In with the new.

    Advice to Management

    Value those who have contributed to building the business. Give new hires a reasonable time to acclimate to the culture, learn the business model and effect change accordingly.

    ASI (Advertising Specialty Institute) Response

    Feb 6, 2014 – HR

    Hiring a Director of Operations requires previous experience and business acumen. Some employees unfortunately are not able to make the transition to our fast paced and creative environment. ASI is ... More


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  5. Helpful (6)

    No Appreciation For Good Work

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Seasonal Editor in Trevose, PA
    Former Employee - Seasonal Editor in Trevose, PA

    I worked at ASI (Advertising Specialty Institute) full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Decent pay, the work could be interesting, full internet access, paid holidays even if you're only a temp, and the Starbucks located within the building is an added bonus.

    Cons

    The quarterly meetings are the worst. We're forced to go even though my department was never mentioned in any of the meetings nor was anything relating to my department mentioned. It's a waste of at least and hour and a half's worth of work. If you work in the basement, the bathrooms are a hike unless you're lucky enough to sit near one. The people mostly act as though they're still in high school and form their little cliques and never speak to anyone outside of said clique. My immediate manager and her boss were amazing, but everyone else, not so much. They had nothing but good things to say about me and my work and yet I was still let go because a higher power deemed it so. I really think my boss was going to cry on my last day. I can't say enough good things about her, really.

    Advice to Management

    Pay more attention. No one wants to go to the quarterly meetings. It's nothing but muttering and complaining from everyone on their way to the meeting. When you have an employee about whom the manager raves over their performance, maybe you should consider keeping them full-time after they hung around with no benefits for over a year even helping you keep a very important client by doing a massive project because no one else could be trusted with it. I guess what I'm saying is pay more attention to the little guy. Small though you may think their role is in your corporate world, it's actually pretty important in the long run.

    ASI (Advertising Specialty Institute) Response

    Feb 19, 2014 – HR

    Our CEO meets with all employees every quarter to share information about the company, products and acknowledge employees for the great things they do. The dept cited above is acknowledged on a ... More


  6. Helpful (6)

    Very Cliquey

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Trevose, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Trevose, PA

    I have been working at ASI (Advertising Specialty Institute)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The HR staff is great. They are constantly holding events for employees.

    Cons

    All of the departments are very cliquey. Much of the sales staff are young adults who like to go out together to drink. They are not very welcoming and act like they are in high school.

    Advice to Management

    There needs to be more team building. I never felt welcomed by my coworkers (but do by the HR staff).


  7. Helpful (7)

    Looking for long-term employment? Look elsewhere!!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Trevose, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Trevose, PA

    I have been working at ASI (Advertising Specialty Institute)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The people I work with are the only reason I come to work everyday! Very friendly and look out for one another.

    Cons

    No respect for seniority, quite the opposite. Most employees who have worked for the company longer than 7 years were forced out so the company could replace and pay less. Those of us reaching our 5 year mark are starting to look elsewhere!!

    Advice to Management

    Appreciate the people who WORK for you. Show them the respect they deserve and stop with the "do as I say and not as I do"



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