Driven Marketing Solutions

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  1.  

    Everything I could want and more!!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Manager  in  Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Pittsburgh, PA

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

    Pros

    Team Environment is great. Young, fun and willing to strive for success! People actually hang out after work!? Crazy right! Managers are very down to earth and willing to help in anyway. Not a job but a career..

    Cons

    You have to work hard here to move up, but it's well worth it!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep things as fun as they are!!!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    100% commission, hardly make money, you pay for everything

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Manager  in  Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Pittsburgh, PA

    I worked at Driven Marketing Solutions full-time

    Pros

    Worked with really cool people who are around the same age. Early to Mid 20's

    Cons

    100% commission. You'll be working over 40-50 hrs per week and never know what your pay check will be. You go door to door seeing roughly 50 some business a day. If you don't make a sale you don't get paid. If you are made to go out in the field with someone you have to split all the sales. You're given weekly responsibilities as well as interview and train other but you aren't getting paid for it. You'll be frowned upon if you do not part take in teams nights that come out of you pocket. Not to mention you'll be paying for all your gas expenses as well. Instead of being reimbursed you have to some how claim them on your taxes. Good luck with that.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You're high turnover rate will continue to increase as well as your bad reviews if the failures in the pay structure don't change. You can't expect kids who are right out of college to stick around when their loan payments are greater than the worth of this company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  3.  

    Real-world experience which is fast paced and fun at the same time!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Executive  in  Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Pittsburgh, PA

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

    Pros

    Driven has a positive environment with sharp and talented individuals. Everyone here is self-motivated, due to which we are not micro managed (love it 100%). The upper mobility in the company is pretty cool, for eg, I have been in the company for couple of months and I am already interviewing and training, due to which I never worry about coming to work for the same thing. Hence, I wake up excited to come into work and also for the main reason that the coworkers that I work with are also my great friends outside of work. Love team nights, which is going for dinner and couple of drinks right after work on thursdays, it def adds a great spice to personal and professional relationship with my co-workers. Since, I have been with the company I have gotten a chance to travel to NYC, NJ, Philly, MD, Atlanta and Boston (Fyi! not mandatory).... I make my own paycheck, meaning I am a go getter so I am def satisfied with the amount of money I have made since I started. In a nutshell, things that motivate me such as environment, opportunity and money are in check. So, i absolutely encourage, young, self-motivated individuals to check it out.

    Cons

    Gas/Mileage on the car, but that is reimbursed through taxes at the end of the year! so not too worried.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lets plan some more business trips! (Ohio??)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Awesome Experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Manager  in  Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Pittsburgh, PA

    I worked at Driven Marketing Solutions as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    I had an internship marketing for Quill through Driven Marketing Solutions. I wanted to write a note thanking everyone who helped me along my three month summer journey, as well as explain the opportunity to anyone else looking for a marketing internship/job.

    We call this job a “people builder.” Using a simple and effective system, people with no experience with marketing become experts. While I was taught direct marketing and sales techniques, I also learned much more valuable lessons: work ethic, determination, confidence, and team building. Much of what I got out of this internship are things that can’t be learned in a classroom, which is why I strongly recommend this position to anyone looking for experience.

    The lessons I learned here are not just for business majors (I am a Psychology major) but for anyone looking to grow professionally. I was treated exactly the same as a full-time employee and given all the opportunities of my colleagues. Not to mention I had a blast doing so! Some of my coworkers have become very close friends of mine, and I intend on keeping in touch with them even though my internship is over.

    I want to thank Lizzie Kirbo for hiring me and the whole Driven Marketing Solutions team for putting unlimited energy into teaching and helping me-there was no moment I felt unsupported. I also want to thank all the Leaders who trained me-you all made this job fun.

    Thank you!

    Cons

    There was not much that I didn't like about working at Driven Marketing Solutions. I didn't mind using my own car for my daily activities-you claim your mileage or your gas receipts and any expenses when you file your taxes.

    Recommends
  6. 3 people found this helpful  

    you pay to work there

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Manager/Sales Associate  in  Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Account Manager/Sales Associate in Pittsburgh, PA

    I worked at Driven Marketing Solutions full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    co workers are awesome. you get to know one another on a personal level

    Cons

    you pay out of pocket for your gas mileage. your bonuses depend on the entire office's retention, so even if you work hard to keep up your own retention and meet your weekly bonuses, you are not guaranteed to receive them. the out of town business trips are completely out of pocket and not only do you share a room with coworkers, but you also share a BED. oh and your work week will be anywhere from 55-60 hours a week.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    the management is not to blame. its the people farther up the ladder.....

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    Much different from most other work environments. In a good way.

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

    I have been working at Driven Marketing Solutions

    Pros

    -Real career opportunity for competitive, focused, and motivated individuals.
    -Great team-oriented and friendly atmosphere.
    -Selfless management whose overall goals are well known to their employees.

    Cons

    IF someone is willing to work at improving themselves and stepping out of their comfort zones on a regular basis, they will see success at DMS. While this job may not be for everybody, what job really is?

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Very deceiving, hard work for little income

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Driven Marketing Solutions

    Pros

    Everyone in the office likes to go out and drink a couple nights a week and environment is upbeat in the mornings, that's about it.

    Cons

    They won't tell you this in the interview, but you will pay for EVERYTHING, gas, eating fast food 5x a week, and it's full commission. There are days where you will work and make no money ($0), then be expected to spend money you don't have to "invest" in your people. Working 60 hrs a week to make an average of $300/ wk is not acceptable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat employees with a little more respect for their hard work, don't play favorites, and don't just treat them as a number

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