Advantage Sales and Marketing

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Advantage Sales and Marketing Reviews

Updated December 15, 2014
Updated December 15, 2014
797 Reviews
2.9
797 Reviews
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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. 1 person found this helpful  

    Read below and you will see

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    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
  2.  

    Club Supervisor

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Advantage Sales and Marketing

    Pros

    Great people. I loved my job

    Cons

    Work every weekend With young kids it doesn't work well

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Never boring

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Advantage Sales and Marketing

    Pros

    Never boring, always changing, indepedent work, fun atmosphere

    Cons

    Unorganized, computer based training, does not train new employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Develope new employees prior to throwing them on the floor

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Sales

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Advantage Sales and Marketing

    Pros

    good culture with several opportunities for career advancement

    Cons

    large work loads and salaries are not competitive

    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Interesting

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    Current Employee - Business Development Manager in South San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Business Development Manager in South San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Advantage Sales and Marketing

    Pros

    Great people, works well with me when working remotely.

    Cons

    Driving and the compensation is not all that great

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Advise to management is to plan on working with a person when they're new in their position before dumping a workload and your employee starts failing.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Its a great job if your a student or retired, or just want to get out of the house.

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    Former Employee - Event Specialist in Jackson, MS
    Former Employee - Event Specialist in Jackson, MS

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

    Pros

    Interacting with people, the people, the people and the people.

    Cons

    Only offer Part time employment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire full time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Good for part time, not a career

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    Former Employee - Event Specialist in Fort Worth, TX
    Former Employee - Event Specialist in Fort Worth, TX

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

    Pros

    Very flexible schedule with very little interaction with managers. They let you do your own thing as long as your paperwork is caught up. You get to try new products and interact with customers. Pay is great for a part time job.

    Cons

    There is high turnover among managers. (I had 3 different managers in 5 months.) The communication was not great. At times I would not find out that I was schedules for an event until the day before. Or I would show up at the store to demo a product that the store does not carry. If you have leftover product at the end of the day it ust be thrown away. It is very wasteful.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find a way to streamline communications between the stores, employees and companies we represent. Allow leftover product to be donated rather than wasted.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    It was a great and empowering experience that ended too soon

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    Current Employee - Demo Event Specialist in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Demo Event Specialist in Portland, OR

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

    Pros

    The best reasons to work for ASM is to build character, learn direction in the food industry, to learn and instill values

    Cons

    Challenges would be physical; having to set up the demo station, brake it down, and walk across the super-super sized markets of today in lightening speed to meet time constraints and without taking short cuts to get things don in a timely manner. I never took short cuts in food safety. Therefore, I know that it can be done through practice and discipline as long as short cuts are not taken because not taking short cuts builds strength, character and work skill and it keeps me in compliance with safety policies that science took many years to study and prove to help the food service industry...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    All demo event specialists should be monitored by ASM and given feedback to help improve workmanship and given an opportunity to become a lead, eventually, because I believe that we are a team, and the desire to succeed is what we have most in common.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    OK Company

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    Current Employee - Event Specialist in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Event Specialist in Phoenix, AZ

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

    Pros

    Always something different, never boring.

    Cons

    Traveling all over having to deal with unfamiliar stores, poor communication with company, no organization, constant schedule changes at last minute, either adding on suddenly or taking away a day/s. No advancement opportunities, no raises for most and favoritism is shown. It's not what you know, but who know that gets for advancement. High turnover all the time of associates. Non adequate kitchen tools to do the job right or poor cheap ones, not professional.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Acknowledge those who do well. Allow associates to Network and help each other out. Give enough work to keep associates from quitting. Reward those longstanding associates with more hours first instead of giving them to new associates. Many associates have left because of this. Have the proper tools to do the job the right and professional way. Don't cut corners by buying cheap supplies. It costs more in the long run to replace them more often. It takes money to make money.

    Neutral Outlook
  11.  

    Very challeging & interesting.

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    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

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