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Great place to work!

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Advantage Sales and Marketing

Recommends
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

Great leadership and growth opportunities provided. Management takes great care to develop their talent and help them reach their goals.

Cons

The company has a lot to offer and it can take a while to acclimate to the business functions and their processes in a short period of time.

Advice to Management

keep up the great work and continue developing your talent!

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Upper management is inept, and will throw you under the bus.

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    Current Employee - Rom in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Rom in Austin, TX

    I have been working at Advantage Sales and Marketing full-time (more than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Freedom in many ways. Dress code, work alone(which is also a con at same time, good luck with HR)

    Cons

    Work/Life balance is virtually NIL. Poor communication. Company direction changes weekly, and sometimes daily. They are basically a middleman for other companies. Impossible goals for poor incentives.

    Advice to Management

    Restructure the entire company. It is nothing but failure and false reporting.

  2. Helpful (7)

    Misleading and deceiving the ACE/LDA program

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - Leadership Development Associate
    Current Contractor - Leadership Development Associate

    I have been working at Advantage Sales and Marketing as a contractor

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    -They provide you with the opportunity to travel, including to California for workshops
    -You get to meet people across the country who are also in your position
    -You meet and interact with the leaders of the company
    ***Note: the majority of these reviews about the program were written because the company told us to do so and they were written at the beginning of the program before we really had an opinion, look through them for ones where they say they have been through the program.***

    Cons

    Hiring managers are not very knowledgeable about the positions; therefore often make promises company doesn't keep.
    They move you around, often times even forcing people who already work for the company to move to a new state.
    Also, they try to say you're making a good salary but that’s only because the vast majority of the company is underpaid in comparison to other companies in this industry.
    You are not told exactly what to expect in the retail aspect of the company. I was told I would be given a territory of stores and it is best to live near that territory. Do to the high turnover in retail merchandisers, my territory has changed multiple times to completely different areas. Moreover, I have been inconvenienced and told to drive 3-5 hours away for projects. In less than a year, I have driven about 15,000 miles. Basically, since we are salary employees, not to mention since we are in a position where we can't really say "no," they use us to do any work that no one else wants to do. I couldn't imagine doing this job with a family or as a parent due to the amount of times I have had to travel and stay in hotels with less than a weeks notice.
    The "preferred/approved" hotels they want you stay in while away are often times very scary. If you were a young women who is unfamiliar with the area you are in, you probably wouldn't feel safe.
    Hiring managers said, "if you do what you are supposed to do while in the program, there is no reason you won't be hired." What they should said is "If you or a family member already worked for the company and/or you know the right people, you will get the job want." This company is totally about whom you know.

    Advice to Management

    Be honest and upfront.

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