Advantage Sales and Marketing
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Updated Jul 8, 2014
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3.0 670 reviews

                             

58% Approve of the CEO

Advantage Sales and Marketing CEO Tanya Domier

Tanya Domier

(158 ratings)

53% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    I've never seen my manager. The Area Manager has changed hands 2 times in 5 months.

    Marketing Representative (Current Employee)
    Denver, CO

    ProsSampling food items and making people happy.

    ConsNever got any training. The grocery stores I demoed in didn't always give me shelf tags for my displays. A lot of the time my questions in the stores were ignored

    Advice to Senior ManagementSee your new employees in person and train them and support.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    I'm nothing but a scapegoat with a title.

    Business Development Manager (Current Employee)
    Intercourse, PA

    ProsNetwork with tons of people, if you can actually get to visit your territory. Calls, training, or handling the latest "Upper Management Project" (i.e., kayaking in a kiddie pool).

    ConsLies, lies, and more lies! I quit telling my associates about "New Programs", "Bonus Incentives, etc..., because nothing ever happens and nothing is ever in writing! My bosses may not care about their Associates, but I do. Since this is anonymous, let me say, "Screw You!!!!!" to HR/Legal and the Payroll Department. Advancement is for those who blindly follow the ASM (lack of) leadership. Ask too many questions, you are blackballed.

    Advice to Senior ManagementQuit telling lies, honesty will get you loyalty. After that, you won't have to post fake positive reviews.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Sucks

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsNone, the treatment of employees is horrendous. No free time, you are at the mercy of upper management and your direct reports at ALL TIMES. territory is too big to be VERY successful. Thur-mon schedule sucks. management does not even try to accommodate their employees home life which is easily possible

    ConsGetting hammered over the head constantly about on date execution. Terrible pay LOOOOONG HOURS. I am getting out at the first opprtunity

    Advice to Senior Managementyou have great people in the field, raise your prices so you can pay your CS' and DSMs what they DESERVE

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Company lies

    Event Specialist (Current Employee)
    Cincinnati, OH

    ProsPeople in the field are very nice

    ConsCompany lies about everything, never see a raise

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop twisting the truth

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Could not work another day under the leadership.

    Event Specialist (Former Employee)
    Honolulu, HI

    ProsOutstanding team of Event Specialists.

    ConsManagement in Hawaii needs to be replaced. Always being dealt negative comments, yelled at, scolded and in general made to feel worthless and stupid. I awakened one morning and knew I could not work another day with this style of management. The Event Specialists check with one another to see what the District Manager's temperament is that day. What a shame because the team is great! Also, when hired, I was told I would be working 2 to 3 days a week. I worked 1 day a week most weeks.

    Advice to Senior ManagementInquire with former employees as to why they quit. I think all will indicate "management".

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Upper management is inept, and will throw you under the bus.

    Rom (Current Employee)
    Austin, TX

    ProsFreedom in many ways. Dress code, work alone(which is also a con at same time, good luck with HR)

    ConsWork/Life balance is virtually NIL. Poor communication. Company direction changes weekly, and sometimes daily. They are basically a middleman for other companies. Impossible goals for poor incentives.

    Advice to Senior ManagementRestructure the entire company. It is nothing but failure and false reporting.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Poor Management

    RSM (Current Employee)
    Kansas City, KS

    ProsThe job and client I represented were great.

    ConsThe supervisor micro managed therefore unable to full fill job expectations. He wrote me up with false accusations. He would do work with's and would pull, build and move other displays put product in a cart and leave for the store. He numerous times got us introuble with mgmt and almost kicked out of stores. The company backed him and up and refused to to listen or cease his work practices.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Just a job not a career

    Retail Sales Merchandiser (Former Employee)
    Morristown, NJ

    ProsI enjoyed the freedom of running my own territory and the day to day operations involved with that.

    ConsI was accused of misuse of company property the allegations were total false. After I was accused I started looking for another job ASAP and was very lucky I had other employment within a month.

    Advice to Senior ManagementCompany pays managers subpar compensation. Hence mangers are not very professional and do not know how to manage there teams and the employee on there teams very well.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Going Noy

    RSM (Current Employee)
    Wausau, WI

    ProsIt's a job, that I thought might be good!

    ConsThey have decided to make employees drive an hour travel each way without pay, instead of a half hour. So they expect you to give them 4 or 5 hours of time free. They also have decided that instead of paying you after your first 20 miles, you don't need to get paid until 40 miles each way. So each employee that has a large territory will get reimbursed about 300.00 less each month and work 20 hours for free. They also think it is wonderful we can become shelf stockers at Walmart. If I wanted to stock shelves at Walmart I would work there.

    Advice to Senior ManagementHope your profits make up for the bad attitude you give every employee who can't afford to quit.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Cult-minded Management

    Direct Retail Representative (Current Employee)
    Fort Lauderdale, FL

    ProsFull-time work offers benefits, but expensive ones.
    Friendly and professional coworkers, solo work.
    Merit raises (3% max).

    ConsBenefits and full-time hours available based on a corporate office business calculation, or the client's allowance, depending on who you ask.
    Grossly underpaid to the point of an unlivable wage. Work demands exponentially increase. Performance measure constantly shifts to new markers, so achievement very difficult.
    No raises or cost of living adjustments, but merit pay of up to 3% if you 'try' hard enough (no one ever defines this). Very few praises of any kind for excellent work.
    Mileage compensation is $0.16 below IRS standard. No reimbursement for gas or wear and tear (tires, oil changes, etc.). Requires you to provide full coverage insurance for work (if your personal carrier finds out, they WILL drop you).
    No respect shown to employees at all. Team conference calls used to imply and intimidate high performers into ‘admitting’ their reporting is a lie (and some do lie, but most make 'mistakes' although the wrong info received was never on the part of the info provider). Have been emailed about 'corrections' to my reporting on jobs deliberately undone by store personnel (photograph and signature records mean nothing).
    Employee 'anonymous surveys' tied to in house assigned email address. How anonymous is that?

    Advice to Senior ManagementProperly train supervisors and middle managers. Be consistent and professional in behavior and action, please. Honor promises to train for advancement, especially when almost inhuman performance is given on the promise. Remediation for the proven actions of others one does not supervise is worse than demeaning or unprofessional.
    Provide real persons for contact by employees and an actual feedback process for unprofessional behavior. Compensate for actual miles driven *and* actual time, without threatening people over not defaulting to an estimate based upon roads that do not exist. Cost of living adjustments are necessary, and should be allowed. Raises above and beyond that are needed for good workers. Advantage is losing high performers and highly competent employees to competitors who pay real wages.
    Do not threaten to fire if an employee disagrees with a review; allow employees to speak their peace. A proper review and respect go a long way. And please be more proficient and responsive to our surveys. Sometimes the questions are badly written, especially when an entire team points it out. Do not expect people to change responses claiming 'this is how the question is written, this is how you respond (not kidding here). We care enough to send them in praise, warts, and all.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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