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30+ days ago

Account Executive (Marketing Project Manager)

PEP Skillman, NJ +4 locations

include the following. Other duties may be assigned. Execute with Excellence- Project Management and Procurement for Marketing Campaigns… PEP


30+ days ago

Account Coordinator

PEP Skillman, NJ +5 locations

include the following. Other duties may be assigned. • Support an assigned team/business unit of Account Executives, Account Specialists, and… PEP


30+ days ago

Account Supervisor

PEP Skillman, NJ +2 locations

include the following. Other duties may be assigned. Project Management and Procurement for Marketing Campaigns of Assigned Accounts Include… PEP


30+ days ago

Account Coordinator - Satellite Trainee

PEP Cincinnati, OH

include the following. Other duties may be assigned. • Support an assigned team/business unit of Account Executives, Account Specialists, and… PEP


30+ days ago

Project Management Internship - Summer

PEP Pittsburgh, PA

include the following. Other duties may be assigned. • Shadow Account Executives to gain basic understanding and scope of… PEP


30+ days ago

Account Executive

PEP Cincinnati, OH +2 locations

include the following. Other duties may be assigned. Execute with Excellence: • Manage marketing promotions from conception to completion for… PEP


30+ days ago

Account Executive - Satellite Trainee

PEP Cincinnati, OH

include the following. Other duties may be assigned. Execute with Excellence: • Manage marketing promotions from conception to completion for… PEP


30+ days ago

Sales Executive

PEP Cincinnati, OH

include the following. Other duties may be assigned. • Generate new business by leveraging existing relationships, prospecting, conducting… PEP


30+ days ago

Sourcing Intern

PEP Cincinnati, OH

include the following. Other duties may be assigned. • Shadow Sourcing Leads to gain basic understanding and scope of… PEP


28 days ago

Biligual Sourcing Specialist- Marketing Services

PEP Cincinnati, OH

can span across Central America & Caribbean countries • Engage with new clients to understand their sourcing and overall supply chain process… PEP


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    A continuation of high school...

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    Former Employee - Account Executive in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Cincinnati, OH

    I worked at PEP full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    -Benefits (401k, health insurance, mini perks, paid parking, cell phone reimbursement, holidays, vacation) – Pep provides the best health insurance coverage that a company its size can offer. On average, Pep contributes 7% in profit sharing each year to every employee’s 401k, which is unheard of.
    -Great experience working for major clients (P&G, Georgia Pacific, General Mills, Heinz, Kraft, McNeil, Western Union, etc.)
    -Work/life balance is excellent.
    -Culture – laid back environment, casual attire, getting to work with your friends every day

    Cons

    If you like working with children and for children, you will love working at Pep—a company where it is more important to make friends with EVERYONE in the office and play nice with others rather than focusing on the work and the bottom line. It very much felt more like high school and, at times, even middle school than a professional business environment. But, then again, what do you expect when most of the supervisors and “senior” leadership have never worked any place other than Pep and are barely out of their 20’s (most of whom are mid to late 20s)? When you have people with very little business experience calling the shots, it’s hard to expect anything more than skewed priorities, immature behavior, and poor decision-making. To go along with the high school environment, Pep even offers extracurricular activities! For instance, there’s the prom committee (Pep Rally committee), student activities board (morale committee), national honor society (audit committee), French/Spanish/German club (inclusion committee), student council (recruiting committee), and SADD (wellness committee). While these committees are, in fact, extracurricular and NOT part of the job description, it is “highly encouraged” to join at least one of them. Alas, it is not enough to simply be “on” the committees; you must be highly involved in them. This, of course, is all in addition to maintaining a full workload and keeping the client happy. They pride themselves on being such an inclusive company (they even have an Inclusion Specialist, but who knows what exactly that person does every day), yet they shun those who have strong personalities and punish those who have their own opinions. Meaning—if you don’t drink the koolaid, you’ll never get anywhere within the company. They practically beg you to be open and honest with them, but beware; unless you’re agreeing with them or going along with whatever they say, your honesty will only get you in trouble. At times, Pep felt more like a cult rather than a professional work place. If you don’t say yes to anything and everything, don’t plan on advancing your career at Pep. It’s one big popularity contest. Oh, and hopefully you never make a single mistake. In order to be seen as the perfect employee at Pep, you really do have to be perfect—no mistakes allowed. Once you make one mistake (no matter how minor), you will never be able to overcome it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    First and foremost, INCREASE THE SALARY. If you want more experienced people and want those more experienced people to stay longer than one or two years, they should be compensated fairly. Current salaries are far below industry standards and are quite insulting for the output expected. Secondly, stop trying to reinvent the wheel. There is such a thing as oversimplification. There doesn’t need to be 5 different “one-pagers” for the same process. Thirdly, promote employees based on job performance (client feedback, metrics, peer feedback) rather than how many “extracurriculars” they’re involved with or how many “internal projects” they do or how often they travel to a satellite office to help backfill. Not everyone has the luxury or capability to pick up and leave town for 1 to 3 months at a time to help out a struggling office. Perhaps if more experienced people were hired, there wouldn’t be so many issues with satellite offices. Fourth, be loyal to those employees who are loyal to Pep. Finally, when you ask for open and honest communication from your employees, don’t turn around and punish them for being open and honest.

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