Advantage Sales and Marketing Reviews

Updated April 16, 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. Customer Experience Specialist

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Advantage Sales and Marketing

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Many apps to help make travel and reporting convenient.

    Cons

    Difficulty accessing website and apps for mandatory reports

    Advice to Management

    Communication builds trust

  2. Very monotonous sales experience.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Wilmington, NC
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Wilmington, NC

    I worked at Advantage Sales and Marketing part-time (more than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    High pay for part -time work with no experience necessary. Very easy going job. Management was great. Good for students.

    Cons

    Standing in one place all day selling samples to the same people every week. Not much training offered. Not a career job.

    Advice to Management

    Keep things a little more interesting, allow for some mobility to keep spirits high. Run different product promotions to keep things fresh.

  3. Manage a staff of 30 employees; Foster growth and the development of Event Specialist team base to greet, tell, and se

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Club Supervisor in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Club Supervisor in Atlanta, GA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great exposure to the importance of safety for the public and the adherance to safety
    Recognizing the value of the everyday customer

    Cons

    Effective utilization of manager base skill sets could be improved.
    Pay to be comensurate to experience

    Advice to Management

    More effectively utilize current manager base skill sets for improved corporate revenue outcomes.

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  5. Helpful (2)

    The pay is more than with most companies for this position.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Brand Ambassador
    Current Employee - Brand Ambassador

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The pay is pretty decent for this work and payment is every two weeks by direct deposit. You are generally not micromanaged, because management is done via email, phone conference, on-line training. Bonuses are sometimes available if you report to your job on time and complete your reports on time.

    Cons

    Not much available for moving up. Limited hours (usually weekends) for a limited term for each program.

  6. Schedule varies.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Event Specialist in Kokomo, IN
    Current Employee - Event Specialist in Kokomo, IN

    I have been working at Advantage Sales and Marketing

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

    Pros

    $10, above minimum wage, shifts are 6 hours, know schedule 2 weeks in advanced

    Cons

    $10, no notice of changes on schedule, no room for advancement, no guaranteed hours.

  7. Has been a good company to work for, but work has dried up lately.

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    • 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 (more than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Decent pay, flexible work days, paid vacation days with a certain number of hours even working part time, uniforms are provided at no charge.

    Cons

    Not nearly enough hours per week, many weeks with less than 12 hours, mangers are overworked and difficult to get on the phone, travel pay was severely cut back, no raises given to anyone since I've been working for the company (since 2010), work schedule usually doesn't get set until the week before.

  8. Event Specialist

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Freelancer - Event Specialist in Seattle, WA
    Former Freelancer - Event Specialist in Seattle, WA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Having spent 35 hours to finish filling out the details of an employment and food handler's card test and being paid by the hour.

    Cons

    Work was standing in one place all the time.

    Advice to Management

    Let's have some cushoning under the feet.

  9. Event Specialist, Auditor, Merchandising, Brand Ambassador

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Walmart Event Specialists have very little supervision or boss involvement in day to day activities. Sam's Club does have day today supervisor involvement.

    Cons

    Sporadic work schedule. Salary doubled and then halved again with no warning within 3 years. It depends on scheduled demos and available staff which is variable.

    Advice to Management

    Pay your good people better and help them move up the ladder.

  10. its fun

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Advantage Sales and Marketing

    Pros

    hours depend on you, very customer orriented

    Cons

    not much training to the staff

    Advice to Management

    help around rather than stand around

  11. Great Company

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Retail Project Merchandiser in Baton Rouge, LA
    Current Employee - Retail Project Merchandiser in Baton Rouge, LA

    I have been working at Advantage Sales and Marketing

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    This is a good company to gain merchandising experience. Advantage keeps employees up to date on all changing policies. Decent pay.

    Cons

    Advantage lowered mpg reimbursement plan for part-time employees. A lot of travel.

    Advice to Management

    Give your employees more incentives.

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