BDS Marketing Reviews

Updated March 10, 2015
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J. Mark Dean
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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. Great people!

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at BDS Marketing

    Pros

    Great Environment, supportive leadership, great pay

    Cons

    no cons keep doing what you have been doing

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. Field Marketing Rep

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BDS Marketing

    Pros

    Pretty good part time pay

    Cons

    Seasonal, does not last long.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Phone calls, more personal, not just texts, computer and emails. Must work weekends.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. Results Specialist

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great work environment.
    A lot of office perks (free breakfasts/lunches).
    Multiple avenues for promotion

    Cons

    Raises are rare. Bonuses are rare.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5. Worked as a remote sales rep

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at BDS Marketing

    Pros

    +The give you clothes to wear

    Cons

    Not enough clothes to wear, they expect you to wash clothes so often they often aren't dry by the time your shift starts.

  6. BDS Marketing Merchandisers.

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    Current Employee - Merchandiser
    Current Employee - Merchandiser

    I have been working at BDS Marketing

    Pros

    Great company . Great training videos.

    Cons

    The new split between Level I and Level II reps does not work in rural areas. It makes you have 2 bosses. Therefore I have 2 bosses asking me about the same programs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No formal review and pay raises so negotiate your pay ahead of time.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7. Awesome experience with this company

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    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
  8. Market development manager

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    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
  9. Drastic changes in goals each quarter

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    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
  10. 1 person found this helpful

    WELL ORGANIZED MODERN COMPANY

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    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
  11. No support

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    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

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