Advantage Sales and Marketing

  www.asmnet.com
  www.asmnet.com

Advantage Sales and Marketing Reviews

Updated December 13, 2014
Updated December 13, 2014
797 Reviews
2.9
797 Reviews
Rating Trends

Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
Advantage Sales and Marketing CEO Tanya Domier
Tanya Domier
207 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Flexible part-time work; can volunteer to obtain additional hours (in 36 reviews)

  • Work life balance, decent pay for the industry, 401k for part time employees (in 14 reviews)


Cons
  • Company began changing its business model and work-life balance changed to all work - no life (in 23 reviews)

  • Upper management would tell us to do one thing and wouldn't follow thru on their end (in 41 reviews)

More Highlights

162 Employee Reviews Back to all reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date
  1.  

    Salary

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

    I worked at Advantage Sales and Marketing

    Pros

    Staff that you work with is great. Has Walgreens as main client these store manager are awesome to work for.

    Cons

    upper management is not helpful, no real training, salary is lowest in industry, no follow through from managers, HR says has to be available 24 hours a day 7 days a week no personal time, AMS does not allow for family time, upper management is females when you question things they will replace you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve the business, improve communication, improve hours,

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    In 47 years in the work world this is the worst company I have worked for!!!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Event Specialist/Lead/Supervisor in Evans, CO
    Former Employee - Event Specialist/Lead/Supervisor in Evans, CO

    I worked at Advantage Sales and Marketing (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    If you like working with people this can be a good place to work. Merchandising in retail outlets is interesting and you have an opportunity to work in a number of venues.

    Cons

    1. Absolutely dismal training procedures.
    2. Inconsistent support if any from mid level managers (I had 7 district managers in 7 months as a supervisor).
    3. Inadequate response or no response to the needs of the supervisors.
    4. inadequate compensation with regards to the job description.
    5. Rude mid level managers.
    6. Because of the way ASM handles their contracts with vendors it is impossible to project store associates schedules out more than about a week and those schedules are subject to change as late as 12 hours before the beginning of shift.
    7. Raises are non-existent! I mean that literally. I worked for them as a lead for 4 1/2 years without a raise.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I'm afraid there is so much that needs to be changed it will never happen. Value your people more and treat them better. Pay a competitive wage, even to part-timers. Don't micro-manage club supervisors.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    Bad Experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Merchandiser in West Chester, PA
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Merchandiser in West Chester, PA

    I worked at Advantage Sales and Marketing part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Sounds like an up and coming company.

    Cons

    Not even money for the time you invest in taking tests and a horrible dashboard.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to add more Supervisors.

  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Review


  5.  

    Event specialist

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Event Specialist
    Former Employee - Event Specialist

    I worked at Advantage Sales and Marketing part-time

    Pros

    Fun and learn new prodcuts.

    Cons

    Good job if you don't need money. Sometimes you can go weeks without a job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to inspect their event specialist cart. Sometimes when I work at a store I normal l you don't work at I find the utinsels really dirty. It's gross and the oven etc.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    Hired and never started

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Kitchen Aid Sales Lead in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Kitchen Aid Sales Lead in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Advantage Sales and Marketing part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    I never started so I can't say much other than the pay was going to be really good ($22 a hour)

    Cons

    I was hired, went through the hiring process. Completed training but then no one was returning my calls or emails. I never got my schedule even after checking on Jet.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Follow up with new employees.

    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Demonstractor

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Specialist/Event Demonstrator in Suffolk, VA
    Former Employee - Sales Specialist/Event Demonstrator in Suffolk, VA

    I worked at Advantage Sales and Marketing part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Meeting long term friends . Even after I was fired they are still my friends

    Cons

    Poor Supervisor Was not treated equal

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Managers have their picks which they highly praise. I was fired for the same thing her favorite does . Manager should check more often on Suffolk,Va stores . This employee has to be the best and forever calling manager to report others.She is doing everything she reports to manager herself. When I tried to speak up it was always YOU HAVE NO PROOF Well it's been about a year now I still shop at walmart Seen this person leaving early Taking an hour for lunch and shopping on Company time She treated employees which came in from other areas to work They say they will never come back to work in that store. I was really treated badly by that person and manager always had an excuse for her. To me there was no excuse for this person to throw botttles of water at me Caused a big scene in store and only got a pat on the hand All of this is a true story . Poor Management

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    BS company and a BS job

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Retail Sales Merchandiser
    Current Employee - Retail Sales Merchandiser

    I have been working at Advantage Sales and Marketing full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Paid holidays. Offers substandard health insurance.

    Cons

    Very negative atmosphere. We are expected to sell and never receive any compensation for it. Never a raise and a very minuscule amount paid for mileage and wear and tear on our vehicles. We are expected to do an overwhelming amount of work which no human could ever possibly do and not only that, we are expected to do the dedicated teams work as well. What are the dedicated teams doing? Very poor communication and no one in this company ever seems to know what is going on. Only company I have ever heard of that reduces your pay and expects more work out of you. In Advantage's world, nothing ever increases in price. Very greedy company. Companies values are very questionable. I'll admit, it is my fault for staying and will leave as soon as I can.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quit taking on more labor intensive clients and promising them more than we can deliver! The amount of clients on the Wal-Mart team need to be decreased by at least 50%. Start listening to your employees out in the field and realize that we are the ONLY reason that you are employed! Stop expecting the impossible! If you are so sure that your employees can perform all of the work that they are expected to do, come out into the field and show us how it is done! when are your clients going to wake up and realize they are being scammed?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Hires Anybody!

    Current Employee - Event Specialist in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Event Specialist in Indianapolis, IN

    I have been working at Advantage Sales and Marketing part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    I think some of the pros of working for ASM is the fact that you can eat some of the food you sample on a daily basis. I guess that's a pleasure for any food industry type of job. You get to converse with cutomers all day. The work is extremely easy. It requires little effort, a bear could do it. They hire just about anyone, especially elderly people. If you've never had work experience, they will still hire you.

    Cons

    They don't let you take any of the food home, they expect you to throw away a whole product of something, even if it was untouched, but the box was opened. Or if you have a lot of something left, they won't let you take it home. It really sucks. They make us waste food every single day. I hate it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give the leads at least more than just a dollar extra than regular event specialists. It's pathetic.

  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Run away!

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

    I have been working at Advantage Sales and Marketing full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Made some friends outside of work

    Cons

    Low pay, poor benefits, culture is dismal, and hours are long.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    I have been with the company for 8 years and managing HV accounts.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Recruiter in Anaheim, CA
    Current Employee - Recruiter in Anaheim, CA

    I have been working at Advantage Sales and Marketing full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Clients, Customers, and ATS

    Cons

    Company Values, culture, and poor management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

Advantage Sales and Marketing Photos

Work at Advantage Sales and Marketing? Share Your Experiences

Advantage Sales and Marketing

 
Click to Rate
or

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.