BDS Marketing

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BDS Marketing Reviews

Updated August 24, 2014
Updated August 24, 2014
71 Reviews
4.0
71 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great company, flexible hours, great structure (in 4 reviews)

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


Cons
  • In 7 years of full time employment, I had a whopping 2 supervisor observations (in 3 reviews)

  • Some campaigns are part-time only (in 3 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great people

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at BDS Marketing full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great people! Very fun product to represent. My manager helped me grow as an in field representative.

    Cons

    No raises available, not even cost of living. Low probably of promotion because there just isn't anywhere to grow unless you are located near corporate headquarters in Irvine.

    A lot of busy work/reporting that you don't get to see the final product of.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    At least offer cost of living raises.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Excellent Company to work for

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Merchandising Specialist  in  Charleston, SC
    Former Employee - Merchandising Specialist in Charleston, SC

    I worked at BDS Marketing as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Great pay, no weekends, fair minded supervisors

    Cons

    take too long to transition to a new job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    n/a

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great experience. Love working at my own pace.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Market Development Manager  in  Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - Market Development Manager in Las Vegas, NV

    I have been working at BDS Marketing part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Freedom to work how you want.

    Cons

    No real cons worth mentioning.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give product to employees for demo purposes.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Simple and Rewarding

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assisted Sales Representative  in  Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Assisted Sales Representative in Indianapolis, IN

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

    Pros

    Customer interaction and new tech to play with. The pay is decent, and the autonomy is wonderful

    Cons

    The work is sparse, and would only be recommended as an additional income.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None, it is a great company to work for.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Going Down Hill...

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    I have been working at BDS Marketing

    Pros

    I have been with BDS / Channel Partners for 8 years. Work is great and diverse. Plays better than most other Field Marketing and sales jobs out there.

    Cons

    Work is not consistent, company never offers full time work, only part time, they never give raises even when asked. One manager actually had the nerve to tell me I was the highest paid rep in the company only for me to find out that 2 people I actually got hired for a different campaign
    That what I was working on were getting paid $3 - $4 more an hour than I was. & one of them had never worked in Field Marketing or Assisted sales before ever.

    But like I said it's a good gig just wish it paid a bit more since the aren't consistent or full time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more honest with your employees and don't micro manage as much. Weekly meetings don't have to be to drill sales in my head or be so redundant. If our sales sucked as bad as you make it sound in the meetings, I hope that we would have all been fired years ago.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Growing

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - X-pert Merchandiser II
    Current Employee - X-pert Merchandiser II

    I have been working at BDS Marketing full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Professional place to work
    Great Training
    Flexible schedule
    opportunity to advance
    work for yourself representing great brands

    Cons

    You have to be able to think on your feet at all times without fail and have to complete visits expectations to the T. Must check email 3-4 times per day.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    13 years on and off with company.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Market Development Manager  in  Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Market Development Manager in Orlando, FL

    I worked at BDS Marketing full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    The employees in Hr are hands down the best ever. Always caring and come through to find me other work. Good benefits and reasonable auto allowance when I was an Mdm.

    Cons

    The programs come and go constantly. I have been laid off so many times I lost track. I've realized that truth is unless you are buddy buddy with someone in corporate you won't be a district or area manager. Even 13 years didn't even get me a call. My benefits and sales numbers for each client were phenomenal. My accounts love me. Why did it never give me a shot when other poor quality people are regional and district managers?
    I'm a leader and can do amazing things.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If someone has been in the field for as long as I have with two college degrees and 15 yrs sales experience you should notice this and promote from within more often. Good employees will never stay somewhere very long. Make them feel appreciated and don't micromanage. If upper management were to be more engaged with the clients then perhaps programs would last longer.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Good company to work for if you have the right team leaders

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at BDS Marketing

    Pros

    Got the coolest and newest technology depending on your program. Overall your team was real helpful as you were always in touch with them

    Cons

    Team Leaders- only cared about getting there reports to the clients and making sure there numbers looked good. Other than that they didn't care. They would change requirements around all the time, with consequences if you didn't follow through even if you had your schedule made, you would have to change it based of what they wanted but wanted your schedule to be made a month in advance. So don't plan on having certain days off or anything

    Part-Times didn't get a car allowance so per mileage pay was real low and had to wait to do your taxes. Some stores were over an hour away and you had to drive all the way there for a 40min visit

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Assisted Sales Rep

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assisted Sales Representative  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Assisted Sales Representative in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at BDS Marketing part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Create your own work schedule

    Cons

    Driving alot. Minimal direction from management

  11.  

    Part Time

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BDS Marketing part-time

    Pros

    Great Temp Job -- easy portal to log visits -- training helped a lot with the in store visits -- schedule was weekends only

    Cons

    wish the job laster longer -- loved the RM and help and support she gave to do the job
    Deadlines can be tight and you have to hit them

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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