Aspen Marketing Services

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Aspen Marketing Services Reviews

Updated September 10, 2014
Updated September 10, 2014
29 Reviews
2.6
29 Reviews
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Aspen Marketing Services President and CEO Patrick J. O'Rahilly
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  1.  

    Easy way to make money

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Aspen Marketing Services

    Pros

    Easy work for little to no requirements

    Cons

    Boring and monotonous work. Slow periods mean you are sent home which means less money. If you have read Damned by Chuck Palahniuk, this is that call center.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to employees more.

    Doesn't Recommend
  2.  

    Better hope you're a favorite.

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Aspen Marketing Services full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great benefits, wonderful work/life balance.

    Cons

    Not much room to advance unless you are a "favorite." This company has a ton of potential to be great but falls short because of management. There are politics anywhere you go, but this place takes it to new heights. The best option would be to freelance here.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees and treat all fairly.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Do not care about their workers

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Aspen Marketing Services as a contractor for more than 3 years

    Pros

    That I am not with them any longer. That the store owners would offer me gifts and food for my hard work but did the honorable thing and said no. Happy to know that I have more values then they do.

    Cons

    They will back stab and allow their clients to treat their workers like cattle, and have so many expectations even when they are being used by the store owners or by them the boss. As a marketing company run and run fast because the only thing they are promoting is the money in their pockets.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat our workers like they are human and when you have staff that only play with their cell phones and cell 1 or 2 bottles 5 shifts in a row but have others that go over goal throughtout program to examine any issues they may have.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    There's good and bad.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Data Analyst  in  San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Data Analyst in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Aspen Marketing Services full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great benefits. Can work remotely if needed. Bonus plan.

    Cons

    Heavy workloads with very short turn around times require lots of overtime especially around the holidays. Finger pointing and lack of communication seem to be the norm.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop playing favorites. Acknowledge hard work when you see it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Fast-paced & exciting work opportunities

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    Current Employee - Web Developer  in  West Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Web Developer in West Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Aspen Marketing Services as a contractor

    Pros

    Casual work environment, motivated teams, variety of work is expansive & many employees often tackle a handful of small projects at one time

    Cons

    Occasionally disruptive environment, some departments are complacent & stagnant, which is a stark contrast to those that are rocketing forward

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue motivating exisiting employees & keep hiring great people - Aspen is a stellar work place

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    One of the best corporate companies in Atlanta.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Art Director  in  Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Art Director in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Aspen Marketing Services full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Aspen Marketing has a great business model and company culture. Their main goal is always focused on the client but they never forget about the employee's. With comparison salaries, more than full benefits, three weeks vacation and free lunch Fridays - what's not to love! Also an added plus is the discounted Concourse Athletic club!

    Cons

    As with any career these days; Unrealistic deadlines, too many account managers / PMs and the struggle to be promoted in a timely manner.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Set realistic yearly career goals for each employee and follow up with them quarterly to make sure they are on track.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Overall, fairly positive, but not a lot of room for growth.

    Current Employee - Client Service  in  West Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Client Service in West Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Aspen Marketing Services full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The work//life balance is good. Fellow employees are smart and hard working.

    Cons

    Not a lot of growth opportunties. Promotions don't coincide with performance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find a way to fairly promote individuals and help with job growth.

  9.  

    Excellent

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Aspen Marketing Services as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    I was able to learn a lot about event marketing - behind the scenes and was given some great tools to use throughout my life and with other positions.

    Cons

    Contract job and no promises of continued employment

  10.  

    run run run

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Aspen Marketing Services full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    if your pretty, there are a lot of them....workers are forced into background while dumb female management takes all the credit.

    Cons

    Everything, simply everything. If you have any sort of a conscience, this is definitely not the place for you. The places is full of lies, cheats and thieves - top, down - even in the HR department.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    get of your high horses and take a look at who really is doing the work in your company...a good opportunity an undercover boss episode...but the overly flashy CEO would be recognized I am sure.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Generations at Work

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    Current Employee - Programmer  in  San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Programmer in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Aspen Marketing Services full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    A very profitable company with a decent pay. Workload is manageable so it creates a very good work and life balance. I found it funny that everyone around here are very social and fun to work with except some in the management. Location is very good if you live close by, I got lucky I can just walk to the building.

    Cons

    Organization is mixed with multiple generations which turns into chaos at times in terms of thought process and expectations. It can turn into stress unless you know how to turn it around to handle people and manage up to your own benefits.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work and win more clients. Internal politics are everywhere so there is nothing I would expect you to fix it.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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