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Former Employee - Retail Sales Merchandiser- Developmental  in  Foxboro, MA
Former Employee - Retail Sales Merchandiser- Developmental in Foxboro, MA

I worked at Advantage Sales and Marketing full-time for less than a year

Pros

Flexible work schedule, enjoyed being on the road and working with accounts, ability to work independently, minimal supervision from managers except during market visits. Good opportunity to master organizational and time management skills.

Cons

Everyone has widespread territories and too many accounts to manage, coupled with unreasonable selling expectations. The amount of time expected to spend on each store call is unrealistic given all of the tasks that must be completed. Lots of pressure instilled by management to meet quota causes Reps to cheat in order to satisfy upper management. Management is so focused on meeting the unrealistic expectations and making themselves look good that they encourage cheating and false reporting. Quarterly bonuses are distributed to the same 4 top performers who consistently cheat and blatantly lie about the number of cases and displays sold. Managers refused to investigate cheating and choose to look the other way. Low employee morale for those who are honest.

No opportunities for professional growth or promotions, no additional training provided despite being promised and being placed in management-in-training position, minimal new hire training, outdated handheld technology used - device was constantly breaking which resulted in weekly calls to the IT department and unsuccessful attempts to troubleshoot, poor work/life balance, auto mileage reimbursement rate was far below rate established by the IRS, no car allowance to compensate for wear and tear on personal vehicle, Account Management team always behind schedule and failing to communicate changes in promotion calendar and force-out schedule causing Reps to look ignorant when speaking with store management and burn bridges.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

implementing ethics training and fair automobile mileage reimbursement to start... followed by a complete redesign of KPI objectives/scorecard metrics to demonstrate real value added by Reps, reduce cheating and create a level playing field.

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

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    Current Employee - Event Specialist  in  Sugar Land, TX
    Current Employee - Event Specialist in Sugar Land, TX

    I have been working at Advantage Sales and Marketing part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Opportunity to meet interesting people.

    Cons

    Having schedule change on a nearly daily basis.

    Recommends
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  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Don't bother unless you are looking for very part time

    Current Employee - Retail Sales Merchandiser  in  Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Retail Sales Merchandiser in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Advantage Sales and Marketing part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Work your own schedule for store visits.

    Cons

    Not enough hours and scheduling is horrible. Schedule changes at the drop of a hat and pay is minimal. Mileage reimbursement is way below state average.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your employees like they matter.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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