Advantage Sales and Marketing

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Advantage Sales and Marketing Reviews

Updated October 27, 2014
Updated October 27, 2014
776 Reviews
3.0
776 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 37 reviews)

  • Work life balance, decent pay for the industry, 401k for part time employees (in 13 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 40 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Product Demonstrator

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Product Demonstrator in Cuyahoga Falls, OH
    Former Employee - Product Demonstrator in Cuyahoga Falls, OH

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

    Pros

    Worked inside Sam's Club. Enjoyed working, meeting and talking to people shopping there. Had fun giving out samples of products.

    Cons

    It is was a 4 day work week, but sometimes only worked 2 days a week.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Should give credit for demoing substitute products.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Happy to go to work each day

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Account Administrator in Schaumburg, IL
    Current Employee - Business Account Administrator in Schaumburg, IL

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

    Pros

    Good place to start; benefits and amount of PTO is decent. Flex-scheduling helps with work-life balance. Industry is interesting and fast-paced.

    Cons

    Training is "on the job." Difficult to move up and raises are small and rare.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Retail, demonstrations, sales

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

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

    Pros

    A very fun job, ASM has great clients that they work with and it's a personal rewarding job. The position I have offers much work-life balance. I love my job and would like to make it a career. Great hourly pay and helpful management and employees at the corporate level

    Cons

    Getting more hours, and getting promoted is the biggest con. Seeing great opportunities within the company and not being considered for them is disappointing. Based on my experience what you get hired for is all you will get regardless of your excellent job performance. It seems nearly impossible to get enough hours to make a career with the company if hired on as a part-time person on the retail end. Advice to applicants, apply for the best job available in your area and try to get hired for that; there doesn't seem to be any chance for additional opportunity after the initial hire. I have applied for several other opportunities with no response to any of them as of yet from ASM. Thinking the situation will be different for you as I did, despite the same theme in these employee reviews because you are a hard worker, great sales person, or have a lot to offer in the position doesn't seem to factor into the companies H.R. practices with advancing their employees or offering additional hours for whatever reason that is not known to me

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give employees feedback on why they are not being considered for additional opportunities

    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Event Specialist

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Event Specialist in Hacienda Heights, Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Event Specialist in Hacienda Heights, Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    Pretty laid back, not really stressful, good pay for people who have never had a job

    Cons

    Not much room for advancement, mostly weekend hours

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Some managers like to send off workers outside their radius preference

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Retail Sales Merchandiser

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

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

    Pros

    Good starting position, no experience required.

    Cons

    Constantly on the road, difficult to build relationships, no team work involved, training minimal at best.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management is not always supportive and training for field employees is lacking quite a bit, since RSMs don't work out of an office there needs to be a lot more work on engagement and make more effort to create a real team atmosphere

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    ASM, LLC

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - District Manager in Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - District Manager in Richmond, VA

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

    Pros

    great benefits and work environment

    Cons

    always restructuring, offering little to no job stability

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    the company is inherently going through growing pains, try to look farther into the future to predict the affects of restructuring on your employees

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Better company than others

    • 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 full-time

    Pros

    Good pay and free travel

    Cons

    No life on the road alot.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Treats associates with respect

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

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

    Pros

    Good support and value for the earnings

    Cons

    Certain days their hours for production are not appropriate for the area . When explained to management it seems to
    fall on deaf ears.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen openly to suggestions of people doing the work to best benefit the purpose.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    There is plenty of work to to be done all the time.

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

    I have been working at Advantage Sales and Marketing full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Always something to do. Never bored. Time flies.

    Cons

    There is not $ help for car expense and the gas commute mileage amount increased to 60 miles or 40 min. Each way that really hurts.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to increase hourly wage to help with the rise of living costs. Use of employee car maintainable costs reimbursement . Plan annual Company picnics or Christmas parties. Show us that we matter to the company and give us something to look forward to.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    A good advantage.

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

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

    Pros

    The company is good and has common sense approach. They hire good people who work hard and that are out going. Management is very helpful and knowledgeable.

    Cons

    It is a flex schedule mostly weekend work which may not suit to all individuals. The work is for outgoing people only although other can learn and fit in well.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sometime product aren't not available, so better communication with their client would be helpful, people enjoy the work and having everything right is fulfilling.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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