Advantage Sales and Marketing

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Advantage Sales and Marketing Reviews

Updated January 30, 2015
Updated January 30, 2015
825 Reviews
2.9
825 Reviews
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Advantage Sales and Marketing CEO Tanya Domier
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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)

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Good second income job

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

    I worked at Advantage Sales and Marketing full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    If you can be satisfied with your starting salary, then this may suit you, as it will not change much. I worked for them for over 10 years and was actually making the same pay when I left as when I started. The industry changes and they follow suit. They started with a gas card and car allowance, changed to a cents per mile that doesn't cover your expenses. They went from a 30 minute and 20 mile personal commute time, to and hour and 40 miles. They do not contribute to your 401K until the end of the year, thereby if you do not complete the year, no contribution as well as any money you could have made on the investment.

    Cons

    Most positions went to carrying around and I-Pad, very cumbersome and you are unable to set it down at all. I had accrued 4 weeks of vacation time but, could barely get any time off approved. I also had to forfeit what was already accrued when I gave notice.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay for experience, give people their time off and benefits.

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

    hateful dm's

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

    I have been working at Advantage Sales and Marketing

    Pros

    Meeting/Talking to people is great.

    Cons

    DM's talk to you like you are a toddler, no matter what you need. Hope you never have to phone one.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Respect your employees

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    Decent part-time work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Team Leader in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Team Leader in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Advantage Sales and Marketing

    Pros

    If part-time wanted, decent job.

    Cons

    Micromanagement hampers the good worker. Largeness of workforce compels company to address poor workers to the disadvantage of good employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    OK company

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

    I have been working at Advantage Sales and Marketing

    Pros

    Easy job with no direct supervision . Best benefit package

    Cons

    Not enough gas allowance

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    One of the leading agencies in CPG industry.

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

    I worked at Advantage Sales and Marketing

    Pros

    Great client base and brands to work with. Family friendly and flexible environment. Loved independent style of working.

    Cons

    Almost no scope for skill and leadership improvement. Highly limited career advancement opportunities

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Been with the over 6 years.

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

    I have been working at Advantage Sales and Marketing

    Pros

    At first it was really probable to have 4 events a week. During the past 2 years, events are sparse, than they escalate, maybe there won't be any events for 2 weeks.

    Cons

    The district manager does not answer any inquiry, the district manager may never visit for a long time. There is no consistency in dress code; coworkers may wear as much jewelry as they want, or take longer lunch breaks than company policy states

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Visit your ES's see if they are in compliance.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Overall positive experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Eden Prairie, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Eden Prairie, MN

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

    Pros

    Great place to work and grow the your knowledge of the grocery industry.

    Cons

    Compensation leaves a little something to be desired

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Low pay, very few raises, but is flexible

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Merchandiser in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Sales Merchandiser in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    Flexibility. Ability to work independently for the most part. Opportunities to move around if you are willing to move out of your area.

    Cons

    Autocratic management style. Middle to lower level management and front line reps have little to no say on what works best. Very few raises and low pay (but may be industry competitive).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your subordinates. You just might learn something.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Pretty good job for part time supplemental

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

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

    Pros

    No micromanaging. Decent pt pay. Easy work

    Cons

    Sometimes the demos get cancelled due to errors. Hope you don't have a problem and have to contact your DM, as they are hard to get hold of.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Tell dm's not to scold employees like they are children. In day to day life, some of us have higher position jobs than you, yet don't speak to others the way you do to the people on your teams.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 8 people found this helpful  

    Read below and you will see

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

    I have been working at Advantage Sales and Marketing

    Pros

    Flexible hours during the week. No nights or weeends

    Cons

    Nothing is guaranted. If you transfer to another city that is supposed to be full time, make sure you get it in writing. I moved from Ohio to PA thinking I was going to be full time with benefits and vacation. I was verbally promised by 2 bosses and I made the mistake and did not get it in writing because I trusted these people. Why would I move to a different state for part time work and no benefits or vacation? Lesson learned. Get it in writing. I got screwed big time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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