Valpak Direct Marketing Systems
2.7 of 5 38 reviews
www.valpak.com Largo, FL 1000 to 5000 Employees

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Great sales training program

Sales Representative (Former Employee)
San Francisco, CA

I worked at Valpak Direct Marketing Systems full-time for more than a year

ProsYou work for a small franchise office, but you have great corporate support in marketing and sales training.
You go through a month long one-on-one training program with your local manager so you are totally equipped to do the job upon completion of the training program.
Your local franchise owner will take you to the national (or international) sales training program each year, which is a lot of fun and very educational.
They have a huge marketing department that provides excellent resources to do the job.
All of the people that work there (more than a year) seem to really love the job and are really friendly.
You have a lot of freedom while doing the job. You decide which business to pursue and you manage your time in and out of the office. As long as you have good results, there isn't any micromanaging from owner/manager.
If you have difficulty with a client and want management support, you will get it immediately.

ConsSelling to small business owners can be challenging because they 1) usually don't understand what marketing is so you have to spend a lot of time educating them before you can even get to selling them anything, 2) they don't understand the need to market their business in order to keep the doors open. 3) you have quite a few clients that go out of business and owe you money. 4) when your client doesn't pay their bills, you don't get paid. 5) when your client doesn't pay, but is still in business, the owner of the local franchise makes you personally take the business owner/client to small claims court to try to get the money they owe you.
It is sometimes difficult to get paid the money you are owed so you frequently have to argue with or threaten the owner in some way to get paid.

Advice to Senior ManagementTake the income loss from non-paying clients as a business loss expense rather than not paying your sales reps for all the hard work they've put in.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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No structure or support. High turnover. Low Pay.

Account Executive - Advertising Sales (Former Employee)
Culver City, CA

I worked at Valpak Direct Marketing Systems full-time for less than a year


Pros: Got to work with a lot of great people on… Cons: Los Angeles office - Low salary. Low commissions. Constantly changing pay structure. They'll cut your pay in half or to zero without even… Advice to Senior Management: Invest in a sales team and they will sell more and… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company… More

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Sad, pathetic excuse of a sales organization

Sales Executive of Los Angeles (Former Employee)
Culver City, CA

I worked at Valpak Direct Marketing Systems full-time for less than a year


Pros: A paycheck is about the only positive associated with this… Cons: Valpak of Los Angeles can be easily compared to a famous fallen star Lindsey Lohan. It’s a disaster happening every day, with employees constantly… Advice to Senior Management: Does it really matter? Seems like the terminations have been part… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More

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