Accent Group (Michigan)

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Accent Group (Michigan) Reviews

Updated August 27, 2014
Updated August 27, 2014
9 Reviews
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9 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great for temporary employment

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Accent Group (Michigan) full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Offers guidance
    Offers growth
    Teaches sales and marketing techniques
    Great team environment

    Cons

    Have to stand at Sams Club or Costco for 10+ hours to try to sell items that most people are not interested in purchasing
    Low Pay
    No benefits

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Watch Out!!

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    Former Employee - Leader in Farmington Hills, MI
    Former Employee - Leader in Farmington Hills, MI

    I worked at Accent Group (Michigan) full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    You learn marketing skills

    Helps with communication ability

    Cons

    Driving dont get reimbursed for gas. Only gas from the office which is $10 and going from location to home you will be losing money

    Sells: You are selling items in grocery stores in sams club. Let that sink in

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop adding fake reviews to cover up the real ones. It looks obvious.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Pyramid Pests

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    Former Employee - Marketing Representative in Farmington Hills, MI
    Former Employee - Marketing Representative in Farmington Hills, MI

    I worked at Accent Group (Michigan) part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    - Did teach about marketing

    Cons

    - You have to spend money on gas to go ALL OVER Michigan for the different company roadshows you will be marketing.

    - Almost everyone there seems like a greasy salesman, they have no interest in other co-workers

    - You work 12 hour shifts, and then typically have about an hour of conference calls after

    - You work about 9 or 10 days in a row, AND THEN get a 1.5 day "weekend" on a Monday/Tuesday morning

    - It is a total pyramid scheme and you work all that time while top management goes on big vacations, brags about lavish lifestyle, etc.

    - You don't get a lunch break and you are not allowed to sit during the 12 hours

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Goal Orientated - Upbeat Environment

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    Current Employee - Marketing Assistant in Farmington Hills, MI
    Current Employee - Marketing Assistant in Farmington Hills, MI

    I have been working at Accent Group (Michigan) full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Learning a lot thru the management training program with Accent Group. I had zero marketing experience and needed to find a company that was willing to provide hands on training. I accepted the position with the intention to have hands-on experience added to my resume, though I have really enjoyed the environment, my co-workers and the travel opportunities that I have turned this into my career focus!

    Cons

    At first I was overwhelmed with the amount of responsibilities and looked at them as a negative vs understanding I was developing a skillset to become self-managable.
    A lot of self accountability is needed for the position, which I lacked initially.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The environment is so fun! I like feeling like a part a team

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Overall positive experience

    Former Employee - Marketing Representative in Farmington Hills, MI
    Former Employee - Marketing Representative in Farmington Hills, MI

    I worked at Accent Group (Michigan) full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Liked the quick growth, learned a lot about training others.
    If you put in the effort you can make good money in a leadership role.
    Management helpful in reaching goals.

    Cons

    Can be long hours while events are running.
    Travel usually optional but can be long commute times going to events.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communication, everyone on the same page from top to bottom.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    Pyramid Scheme

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Accent Group (Michigan) full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Teaches you how to effectively manipulate people.

    Cons

    The manager is VERY biased towards women.
    50-75% of new employees don't make it past 2 weeks.
    Commission vs. Hourly; they are very deceptive about how you get paid. You are told that you get paid for the morning meetings (which are held in Farmington Hills and are mandatory, regardless of where you live and where your event is), but you only get paid for them if you don't sell enough to make commission.
    You are told that sales don't matter and taught that if you follow their systems, everyone will sell the same. Yet you get zero perks and minimum wage if you are put in a slow club, with the excuse that "everyone should sell at least $800/day"
    The whole layout screams pyramid scheme. In the management training program, you are taught that the entire goal is to get your own company and that you will make at least $80k your first year. What they don't tell you is that this is only the case if you train people to open up businesses beneath you, for which you pull a profit. Several first and second year managers that I've spoken with have either a) made barely $20k for their first year or b) have been demoted from their "own" company by corporate.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more discriminate with your hiring.
    Be more honest with your payment practices.

    Doesn't Recommend
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    Terrible

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Accent Group (Michigan)

    Pros

    -I learned, early on in this business, how dishonest people will be to promote their business and their products.

    Cons

    -A lot of hours, time & dedication for very little pay.

    -dishonesty by employer, superiors and co-workers.

    -Preached moral practices that were not practiced. Very much wanted to believe in what was discussed every morning, but disappointed when watching the leaders not live up to the words they spoke about.

    -Some of the products they sell within Sam's & Costco aren't nice quality. Basically, there's a fine line between helping someone pick out a product and tricking them into buying junk.

    -Unprofessional in the way they preach about "honest conversations" but when it comes down to it they'll avoid them (immature & irresponsible)

    -Schedule is only 4 days at a time--impossible to plan anything outside of work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be honest with employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
  9.  

    Great place to work

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    Former Employee - Event Intern in Farmington Hills, MI
    Former Employee - Event Intern in Farmington Hills, MI

    I worked at Accent Group (Michigan) as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Very hands on internship. I learned a lot about promotional marketing in a short period of time both at the events and in the office.

    Flexible schedule

    Gas reimbursement for travel to the event locations

    Co-workers

    Fulfilled my internship requirements, allowed me to work over holidays when I was back from school

    Growth opportunity for employees

    Cons

    The events were some times far but at least they pay for gas

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    event marketer

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    Former Employee - Event Planner in Farmington Hills, MI
    Former Employee - Event Planner in Farmington Hills, MI

    I worked at Accent Group (Michigan) part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    you can gain experience by doing this job but its not a good one. you demo products inside of costco.

    Cons

    demoing products is not what i went to school for. this job was meaning less and was not worth it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    be honest with your employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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