Advantage Sales and Marketing

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Advantage Sales and Marketing Reviews

Updated November 18, 2014
Updated November 18, 2014
784 Reviews
3.0
784 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.  

    Very challeging & interesting.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Event Specialist in Liberty, MO
    Current Employee - Event Specialist in Liberty, MO

    I have been working at Advantage Sales and Marketing part-time

    Pros

    Getting to meet new people.

    Cons

    The employees work schedule changes too much,we never know when we will work?

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The above notes reflect my view,as all employees are not created equal.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    This company builds their employees careers from the inside, believe in helping you to grow

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    • 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 (less than an year)

    Pros

    So many opportunities, no matter where you begin, they encourage you to grow and seek out advancement as you are ready. Very ProActive

    Cons

    Regardless of your background, you may have to begin at a lower level, but greater opportunities are available, If you show the initiative.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what your doing, the companies you represent, recognize the talent you seek out. Advantage is not only a great place to begin your career, they want you to reach for higher levels and help you plan a career path, best suited to your talents.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    Good experience in CPG

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    • 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

    -Work/Life balance
    -Create your own schedule
    -remote position

    Cons

    -little room for growth unless willing to relocate. Pay raise is not justified in relocation
    -Upper management positions are extremely competitive
    -RS position is too wide spread. With high turnover among reps, most of time is spent interviewing/hiring/training new hires, leaving little time to develop current employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good company with constant change

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Retail Supervisor in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Retail Supervisor in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Advantage Sales and Marketing full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    ASM for the most part treats associates fairly. They provide decent wage for certain roles and a good benefits package. The are diverse in their businesses which allows for many career options.

    Cons

    Margin pressure on business. Youth movement for those that might be middle aged - something to consider.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't give into client pressures just to not lose business. Stand ground and define the value proposition.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Retail Sales Merchandiser

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    • 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. 1 person found this helpful  

    Okay I guess

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Event Specialist in Mooresville, NC
    Former Employee - Event Specialist in Mooresville, NC

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

    Pros

    Fun environments to work in
    Typically friendly customers
    Amazing co-workers and junior management

    Cons

    Management seems to ignore the hardest workers
    No stability in hours
    Training is lackluster
    Company promised Insurance for part timers and didn't deliver

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Ok place to start/learn demo work. Found it was not for me.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Specialist/Event Demonstrator in Liberty, MO
    Former Employee - Sales Specialist/Event Demonstrator in Liberty, MO

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

    Pros

    Liked flexible schedule, easy to get started to learn about demo/merchandising. Different promotions can be interesting learning.

    Cons

    Some coworkers less than professional. Team leaders scattered and not good trainers.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Product Demonstrator

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    • 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
  10.  

    Happy to go to work each day

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    • 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
  11.  

    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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