Accent Group (Michigan)

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Overall positive experience

Former Employee - Marketing Representative in Farmington Hills, MI
Former Employee - Marketing Representative in Farmington Hills, MI

I worked at Accent Group (Michigan) full-time (less than a year)

Pros

Liked the quick growth, learned a lot about training others.
If you put in the effort you can make good money in a leadership role.
Management helpful in reaching goals.

Cons

Can be long hours while events are running.
Travel usually optional but can be long commute times going to events.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Communication, everyone on the same page from top to bottom.

Recommends
Positive Outlook

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Pyramid Scheme

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

    I worked at Accent Group (Michigan) full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Teaches you how to effectively manipulate people.

    Cons

    The manager is VERY biased towards women.
    50-75% of new employees don't make it past 2 weeks.
    Commission vs. Hourly; they are very deceptive about how you get paid. You are told that you get paid for the morning meetings (which are held in Farmington Hills and are mandatory, regardless of where you live and where your event is), but you only get paid for them if you don't sell enough to make commission.
    You are told that sales don't matter and taught that if you follow their systems, everyone will sell the same. Yet you get zero perks and minimum wage if you are put in a slow club, with the excuse that "everyone should sell at least $800/day"
    The whole layout screams pyramid scheme. In the management training program, you are taught that the entire goal is to get your own company and that you will make at least $80k your first year. What they don't tell you is that this is only the case if you train people to open up businesses beneath you, for which you pull a profit. Several first and second year managers that I've spoken with have either a) made barely $20k for their first year or b) have been demoted from their "own" company by corporate.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more discriminate with your hiring.
    Be more honest with your payment practices.

    Doesn't Recommend
  2.  

    Great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Event Intern in Farmington Hills, MI
    Former Intern - Event Intern in Farmington Hills, MI

    I worked at Accent Group (Michigan) as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Very hands on internship. I learned a lot about promotional marketing in a short period of time both at the events and in the office.

    Flexible schedule

    Gas reimbursement for travel to the event locations

    Co-workers

    Fulfilled my internship requirements, allowed me to work over holidays when I was back from school

    Growth opportunity for employees

    Cons

    The events were some times far but at least they pay for gas

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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