Advantage Sales and Marketing Reviews

Updated August 24, 2014
Updated August 24, 2014
804 Reviews

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804 Reviews
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Advantage Sales and Marketing CEO Tanya Domier
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Wonderful support from other sales reps (part time "support" from management) (in 31 reviews)

  • Opportunity for new careers through the ACE program for recent college graduates (in 22 reviews)


Cons
  • The job is demanding so sometimes it is difficult to maintain a work life balance (in 19 reviews)

  • Upper management would tell us to do one thing and wouldn't follow thru on their end (in 37 reviews)

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  1.  

    excellent

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Advantage Sales and Marketing

    Pros

    large diverse opportunity for advancement

    Cons

    working remotely commuication and some computer systems need uogrades

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    I love working for this company.

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    Current Employee - Retail Event Specialist  in  Roanoke, TX
    Current Employee - Retail Event Specialist in Roanoke, TX

    I have been working at Advantage Sales and Marketing part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Everything. The pay. The managers. This company is amazing.

    Cons

    You'll have to stand for very extensive periods of time but you can bring a stool from home.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what y'all are already doing because you guys are incredible!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    The experience was great.

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    Former Employee - Event Specialist  in  Tinley Park, IL
    Former Employee - Event Specialist in Tinley Park, IL

    I worked at Advantage Sales and Marketing full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I had a Flexible schedule.

    Cons

    I had felt that I could have done better for myself by leaving the company, but found out that I should have stayed. I believe that I was approved for rehire, also.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I am FOOD SAFETY CERTIFIED, and have a license to serve alcohol.(ABS). Gary Simec was my former superviser, and I know his sister Rachael Simec which had hired me at that particular time.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Food Demo Associate

    Current Employee - Food Demo
    Current Employee - Food Demo

    I have been working at Advantage Sales and Marketing part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Best thing is they pay decent; you get paid to do reports online and any online training; and they really encourage documenting all administrative time to get paid for it whether it is checking schedules, email or a phone conversation with your manager. It is all online work, besides the food demo itself. It is a pretty independent job.

    Cons

    The con is just standing on your feet for long hours and sometimes you get a boring product with no coupons or demonstration, but overall, it is very good for part-time work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There is nothing to complain about. Management is very organized. Sometimes, just need more work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    Retail Sale Merchandiser

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    Current Employee - Retail Sales Merchandiser
    Current Employee - Retail Sales Merchandiser

    I have been working at Advantage Sales and Marketing full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    I love my boss!!! I am being treated with the upmost respect.. The hours I am working are great, they fit me perfect. The benefits are very nice. There is complete understanding from my boss and up, that I am a new employee and I am learning their procedures , I will be a little slower at completing assignments.

    Cons

    I am a rather new employee so at this time I have no cons.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what your doing.....

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    outstanding insight needed for making the right offer to prospective employees

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    Current Employee - Sales Executive
    Current Employee - Sales Executive

    I have been working at Advantage Sales and Marketing full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    i dont have much good to say

    Cons

    may not have exact matches

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    more segmentations

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    This Company is going Places!

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    Current Employee - Finance  in  Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Finance in Irvine, CA

    I have been working at Advantage Sales and Marketing full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Growth, upward movement, this company is growing, growing, growing and the if you are willing to grab the golden ring, your future is secure.

    Cons

    Constant growth, means constant change. Need to be willing to change direction at a moments notice.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Share the wealth, stop hording equity and give others a chance to be vested in the Company. The more your assoicates feel they are vested, the more dedicated to ASM they will be!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great if you can handle it

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    Current Employee - Home Center Assembler  in  Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Home Center Assembler in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Advantage Sales and Marketing part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The pay is very good, once you are comfortable at it. I work about 6 hours a day 4 days a week and made about $300-$400. But I am also one of the faster guys around

    Cons

    It's seasonal unless you live down south. So make money when you can and have a backup plan for the off season to make money.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Your assemblers work damn hard during peak periods and make you a lot of money. It would be nice to have a built in situation set up to give the guys work once the season is over in a different area such as merchandising or sales or something until spring setups come back around.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    I enjoyed the job; my experience was very positive

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    Former Employee - Demo Event Specialist  in  Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Demo Event Specialist in Portland, OR

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

    Pros

    The best reasons to work there is to learn to work independently and with customers, comply with food handler policies, accurately report the event to proper authorities, and becoming food manager certified, i am very impressed with the entire job and with the testing and learning techniques.

    Cons

    One of the biggest challenges is navigating through the large super size grocery stores to set up your demo stations in a timely manner for the current event. This means locating where the dishwashing sinks are to wash, rinsie and sanitize your dishes and return to your demo area to set up. If you can do that. the rest is a piece of cake. oh yeah, and too much down time, sitting out of work for months at a time waiting to be scheduled to work is a bit too much.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow at least a half an hour more set up time only at the super size grocery stores.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    I had a great experience being the Epson representative at Best Buy through Advantage Sales and Marketing!

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    Former Employee - Consumer Electronic Retail Specialist  in  Peoria, IL
    Former Employee - Consumer Electronic Retail Specialist in Peoria, IL

    I worked at Advantage Sales and Marketing part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great compensation. Very helpful management and support team. Paid training semenars.

    Cons

    Low hours -- only worked 8-10 hours per weekend, although this was part of the job description and expected.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Overall, the marketing strategies employed though Consumer Electronic Retail Specialists is very effect and spot on -- for the most part. What I would recommend is providing education or guidance to your employees on how to effectively train retail team members, as this is key when the CERS is only at their designated location for a very short amount of time each week.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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