Advantage Sales and Marketing Reviews

Updated March 28, 2015
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Advantage Sales and Marketing CEO Tanya Domier
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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. My experience has been excellent. I can work my own hours and the management is polite and understanding.

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    Current Employee - Product Demonstrator in Owatonna, MN
    Current Employee - Product Demonstrator in Owatonna, MN

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

    Pros

    The pros are the flexibility and the ability to work on your own. I also have a great manager.

    Cons

    I wanted to work in a certain city and I am not getting hours in that city. I am getting hours in another city and it is working out for the time being. Otherwise there are no cons except if you want to work Monday through Friday 40 hours per week.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    When I make recommendations they should be taken seriously. Coupons do increase sales.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2. 1 person found this helpful

    Working at ASM has been like riding a rollercoaster. You never know what is coming around the next curve.

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

    I have been working at Advantage Sales and Marketing

    Pros

    Flexible schedule (depending on the team you are on)
    Working on your own. No one looking over your shoulder.

    Cons

    Mileage pay is not enough to cover the amount of driving required.
    Not enough training.
    Not enough direction.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure that the supervisors being hired have some people skills and are friendly and can relate to their employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. Great company and very flexible schedule

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Advantage Sales and Marketing

    Pros

    The pay is good for being a student
    Flexible

    Cons

    Sometimes have to travel a far distance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More crew on resets

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. Organization with abundant resources to achieve sales and marketing goals and objectives

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    Current Employee - Director in Grand Rapids, MI
    Current Employee - Director in Grand Rapids, MI

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

    Pros

    Strong Marketing and analytic s makes for a strong sales.

    Cons

    The company never sleeps as it provides solutions for their client base

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Live the core values - They do!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6. Retail Merchandiser

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    Current Employee - Retail Merchandiser in Manchester, NH
    Current Employee - Retail Merchandiser in Manchester, NH

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

    Pros

    Varied Assignments covering a large area.

    Cons

    Not Enough Assignments in a week.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to better control territories.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful

    Good company for your resume, not so much for your sanity.

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    Former Employee - Recruiter in Santa Ana, CA
    Former Employee - Recruiter in Santa Ana, CA

    I worked at Advantage Sales and Marketing full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Really amazing people work there for the most part: alot of talent from a variety of backgrounds... they often don't stay more than 6-9 months though because management doesn't listen well to what's going on in the trenches nor do they learn from their history. ASM is the largest company you've never heard of and is essentially the proverbial 900 pound gorilla in the CPG space.

    Cons

    If you start as a Director or above, pay scale is around market and the benefits are good regardless. At lower levels, workload is insane, prior planning for campaigns is often poor or not done well enough in advance and KPIs are often unrealistically high. Perks are available in Irvine and Anaheim offices because Sales people can be found there. Santa Ana has no perks other than the terrific people that work there.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Step back and try to see the workflow you supervise from the tactical level: decisions you make are detrimental to the organization if you just "think" you understand how works is executed in the trenches. Often, what you do exacerbates issues with retention of talent and you're left with the ham 'n' eggers instead of the top performers. Also, take time to recognize people who are doing good work for you.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. Absolutely love my current position lots of room for to advance in the company!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Advantage Sales and Marketing

    Pros

    health and dental benefits & 401k

    Cons

    Dealing with less than savvy people when out working in the field.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work & motivate your employees to keep up their good work. Promotion/raises both have promising performance results!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 3 people found this helpful

    Great experience, I am just looking for more from a company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA

    I have been working at Advantage Sales and Marketing

    Pros

    Great work environment; Learned a lot in the beginning

    Cons

    Either really busy, or really slow; Very little opportunity to move up within your position

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Connect with the people that work for you; follow up and discuss career path

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 3 people found this helpful

    Management Team (or lack thereof)

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    Current Employee - Jewel Reset Specialist in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Jewel Reset Specialist in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Advantage Sales and Marketing

    Pros

    Have worked for ASM for over 28 years the six years part time and enjoy my job

    Cons

    Management is lacking in professionalism on the Jewel re-set team. Very little communication between management and employees -- leads to high levels of frustration on the part of the field reps. I.E,, within the last two years communication is nill. It seems as though the "new team" of young managers is unaware of how to address the situation. We can all be texting -- sometimes a phone call is the best way in an emergency.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please train your management team better. It would be nice if the field reps actually met their managers. It would be even better if these managers actually came into the field to see what work is being done and how it is accomplished. I don't think any of my managers has a clue what I do or how I do it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. event specialist

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    Current Employee - Computers IM Good With in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Computers IM Good With in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Advantage Sales and Marketing

    Pros

    I give out samples to produce the product

    Cons

    studying to develop a career in graphic design

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    making sales of the product.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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