BDS Marketing

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BDS Marketing Reviews

Updated January 28, 2015
Updated January 28, 2015
89 Reviews
3.9
89 Reviews
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J. Mark Dean
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great company, flexible hours, great structure (in 5 reviews)

  • Good benefits and reasonable auto allowance when I was an Mdm (in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • 35 cents a mile doesnt cover anything (in 3 reviews)

  • They do not pay drive time so you will be paying out of pocket for your gas and none of the stores on your route are ever close (in 3 reviews)

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  1.  

    Market development manager

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at BDS Marketing

    Pros

    Fair wages. Excellent leadership. Not just a number. If your program ends they will work tirelessly to place you with another program. Healthcare, insurance, 401k and paid holidays.

    Cons

    Drive time. Reporting can get rather tedious.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Awesome experience with this company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assisted Sales Representative in Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - Assisted Sales Representative in Las Vegas, NV

    I have been working at BDS Marketing

    Pros

    Hands off approach, which I like. I don't like jobs were bosses are constantly looking over your shoulder to make sure you are doing your job.

    Cons

    Down time in between seasons. You are on constantly for months then you are out of a job until the program comes back around.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow more promotes within also let the employees own a product of the company we are representing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    WELL ORGANIZED MODERN COMPANY

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant Sales Representative
    Former Employee - Assistant Sales Representative

    I worked at BDS Marketing part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    WELL ORGANIZED Have training programs over internet .very young crowd. Mostly on your own- have reports at night to do..fun company

    Cons

    Very young inexperienced managers. Mostly on your own- have reports at night to do. BDS pays 45 minutes but to do a good job takes much longer, Low pay and week hours--- not enough to survive in Los Angeles.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take better care of your people

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Drastic changes in goals each quarter

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Channel Lead in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Channel Lead in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at BDS Marketing

    Pros

    Flexible schedule and BDS Marketing works with some great brands.

    Cons

    Quarter bonus goals are changed frequently. Often the goals are unrealistic and off strategy from what the client is requesting.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management is not familiar with the industry to set goals. They often don't take in account the industry changes and quarter goals are not communicated until the quarter has already begun. This makes it difficult to prioritize and plan ahead for your goals.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    No support

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Brand Representative in Rochester, NY
    Former Employee - Brand Representative in Rochester, NY

    I worked at BDS Marketing part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    good pay
    fun job
    flexible hours

    Cons

    no support to field reps
    inconsistent weekly meeting
    uncaring

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure to support the field techs, if a manager can't make and record meetings for part of his staff because he is over loaded add another field tech.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    The most fun Ive had working for a marketing company.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Market Development Manager in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Market Development Manager in Miami, FL

    I have been working at BDS Marketing full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Very reliable company to work for and they will reach out to help every chance they get.

    Cons

    Not a lot of programs in my market.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you guys are doing right now, I have been extremely satisfied with my position.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    Merchandiser

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BDS Marketing

    Pros

    Great pay email is the only contact with your mangers

    Cons

    No full time time just part

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have more full time opportunities

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Typical consumer marketing and service company

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

    I worked at BDS Marketing

    Pros

    Working from home is great. Some of the upper management were great to work with (some not so much). As in any industry, there are good people and easy days, and lousy managers and time in the weeds. They do promote from within when possible.

    Cons

    Frequent fire drills to staff programs, high turnover rate among reps (though this is industry wide). One other thing I found strange - when taking time off (vacation or a sick day) it was my responsibility to find another manager to cover my area (any other job I have had either my boss covered me or assigned someone).

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    The right job for the right person

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at BDS Marketing

    Pros

    The pay is good, not the best.

    Cons

    Company lacks employee support, and lacks team building.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on team building and support employees.

  11.  

    A great Company to work for.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Field Marketing Representative in Riverside, CA
    Current Employee - Field Marketing Representative in Riverside, CA

    I have been working at BDS Marketing part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    You are your own boss as far as scheduling goes.

    Cons

    I wish they would offer benefits for all their employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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