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Helpful (2)

Great Entry Level Experience, Really Friendly Staff

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Sales Representative (Leader) in Columbia, MD
Current Employee - Sales Representative (Leader) in Columbia, MD

I have been working at Vivid Marketing full-time (More than a year)

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

After reading some of these other reviews, I think people really have the wrong impression of what an entry level position is. Entry level means you're hired with no previous work experience, you're supposed to work long and hard, gaining experience in a field in which you either determine is for you -- or not for you. When I first started at Vivid Marketing, I accepted the position simply because the staff seemed really friendly, the environment was upbeat and professional, and at the end of the day I was going to be gaining valuable sales & marketing experience (which is what I needed for my first career choice - which was pharmaceutical sales). The owner, Chrysanthi Halkiotis, was a pleasure to work with. She really dedicates her time to the people who either ask for it, or earn it. She'll give you one-on-one time with her, and the advice she gave me really helped me grow personally and professionally. Now, it was apparent she didn't do this with every employee...but who can when you have roughly 40 employees in the company. I truly enjoyed my experience with Vivid. I learned time management skills, how to properly manage my weekly finances, how to coach and develop other entry level people (and many other things). If you're looking for a true entry level position and you're willing to work hard, I strongly recommend you begin your career search with Vivid Marketing.

Cons

The downsides are minor. Yes it's longer hours (M-F 8-6pm) and the pay is roughly 33,000-35,000 a year; but again it's the experience you're going for. And the office culture is honestly more relaxed and fun than any other place i've ever worked for so the downsides were totally worth it to me.

Advice to Management

The morning schedule could be a little more organized...sometimes people were confused about what meeting to be in, but again that's minor too.

Vivid Marketing Response

Mar 19, 2014President

Working on that morning schedule....but thank you for all the comments! I appreciate you taking the time to provide us with ways we can improve our company.

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  1. Helpful (3)

    Worked Hard Made Nothing

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Representative in Columbia, MD
    Former Employee - Account Representative in Columbia, MD

    I worked at Vivid Marketing full-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Fun place. Lots of games and makes for a quick work day. The people were fun. Definitely had fun on Thursdays.

    Cons

    Worked long hours made absolutely no money. Only certain people got resources in the office. The management was very selective in who they promoted to the office. The office was promoted as a friendly environment but lots of hidden anger between team members.

    Advice to Management

    Be more fair.

    Vivid Marketing Response

    Mar 19, 2014President

    I'm terribly sorry you felt there was animosity among teammates. It's never fun having any type of drama in a professional setting. I can say however that we offer a Management Training Program ... More

  2. Great Work Environment

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

    I have been working at Vivid Marketing full-time

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Amazing work environment surrounded by some of the best young minds in the Baltimore area. The ability to work in a fast paced and challenging, yet rewarding environment is complimented by the fact that you come into work every day to your friends. An excellent team environment, but also availability by individual recognition. I never have to drag myself into work in the mornings.

    Cons

    Must be willing to put in the work and the hours. This job is rewarding if you're willing to put in the sweat and muscle.

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