BDS Marketing

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BDS Marketing Reviews

Updated December 17, 2014
Updated December 17, 2014
84 Reviews
4.0
84 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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    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
  2.  

    The most fun Ive had working for a marketing company.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 an 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
  3.  

    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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  5.  

    Typical consumer marketing and service company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
  6.  

    The right job for the right person

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.

  7.  

    Great company, flexible hours. Part-time work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Break Fix Xpert and Field Market Specialist in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Break Fix Xpert and Field Market Specialist in Phoenix, AZ

    I have been working at BDS Marketing part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Flexible hours, great training, good management communication.

    Cons

    Drive time and mileage pay low.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Raise drive reimbursement to federal level $. 54, have managers define territories and keepmreps at same stores for all projects to build store- rep bond.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    Good Company but unstable workloads

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Merchandising Specialist II
    Current Employee - Merchandising Specialist II

    I have been working at BDS Marketing part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Flexibility with your work hours can be a huge plus and starting from my home office is definitely an advantage. My field manager has been great to work with and for, and tries to help whenever possible

    Cons

    Your paid mileage doesn't start until you reach your first stop, in my case 30-40 miles away on a regular basis, and ends when you leave your last store, again in my case 30-40 miles away on a regular basis. Also they pay far below the industry standard at .35 cents a mile, and only 10 an hour for drive time rather than your regular wage. These are huge drawbacks, along with no real benefit package if you are looking for insurance pto or anything like that. The pay starts at an average of 12 an hour with one of the most intensive vetting processes I've ever experienced from any potential employer.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Your employees start and end their days in their office you need to do like crossmark and pay your time and mileage that way door to door, and at least get close to the government standard of 56.4 cents per mile, again, crossmark pays .49. Look at the talent you have available to you and offer promotions and full time positions according to that, rather than let good employees slip away because they can't afford to stay and offer comprehensive benefits.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Easy interviews

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in New York, NY

    I have been working at BDS Marketing part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Flexible, Bonus, Good Management, work-life balance

    Cons

    Only given limited hours, office is not in NY, Online Training,

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    The trap of marketing

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Portland, OR

    I have been working at BDS Marketing as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The Pay
    The Experience
    The Benefits
    Sometimes given products to keep
    great for students or people who aren't the main household income

    Cons

    NO JOB SECURITY
    Everyone falls into the glamour of being a marketing rep. But beware. No contract is ever safe from being discontinued. I have come back from vacations to find out that the account is no longer there and I don't have a job. Its never the employees doing, its usually the account has been lowballed by another marketing company. Please don't be the only person in the household with a job if you take a job from here.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Actually try to help people get transferred to other contracts when they lose their job. Don't say you will when obviously no one takes the time to try.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great company, miss greatly.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Merchandising Specialist
    Current Employee - Merchandising Specialist

    I have been working at BDS Marketing part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Over the past couple of decades, many producers and manufacturers have contracted with sales, marketing, and merchandising companies like BDS/Channel Partners(subsidiary) to stock, service, zone, audit, and reset their products in retail and wholesale locations. There are numerous companies that do this, and BDS is among the best. Their clients include global leaders in many industries, so you get to represent the best. Able to learn a wide variety of product types and information about multiple industries. Servicing takes you to multiple retail environments, from Wal Mart to Staples to Best Buy. Set your own hours and conduct visits at your own pace, compensation for travel and pay varies from 12/hr to more. Great support from district supervisor you communicate with regularly over the phone or email and weekly conference calls to keep you up to date on projects.

    Cons

    Was sad to have to leave after five months due to personal conflicts.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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