People to People Ambassador Programs

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People to People Ambassador Programs Reviews

Updated August 27, 2014
Updated August 27, 2014
32 Reviews
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  1.  

    Well known brand

    Former Employee - Manager
    Former Employee - Manager

    I worked at People to People Ambassador Programs full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Excellent brand recognition, good range of programs, committed and dedicated staff, smart people

    Cons

    Office space could be configured better for more collaboration and team building.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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    uncertain company future

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    Current Employee - Contact Center  in  Spokane, WA
    Current Employee - Contact Center in Spokane, WA

    I have been working at People to People Ambassador Programs full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The people working there are incredible, They are helpful and knowledgeable and always willing to help you out if you need it.

    Cons

    Management is so hungry for company profits that they are very profit oriented and are quick to show you the door. Everyone I know that works there is looking for new jobs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Your people are your greatest resource, treat them as such. Assist them and teach them better ways and they will do better. You can only beat a dog for so long before they will turn on you.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Experience at People to People Ambassador Programs

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at People to People Ambassador Programs

    Pros

    Co-workers are great people to work with

    Cons

    Upper management do not contribute, and do not try to promote within. If you get a management position, your job is never secure.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Not a Good Place to Work if you are seeking growth, integrity, and a long term career.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at People to People Ambassador Programs

    Pros

    Mission is solid, however, cost cutting has resulting in unfavorable cuts to turn a profit

    Cons

    Management that started to come onboard after 2011 had a negative impact. Previous Sr Directors and Executives who could move the company in the right direction all left the company and created a mass exit of key individuals. Previous CFO, Tony, brought in people who couldn't advance the areas or the company. Tony hired "yes" people as he was afraid to hear the truth. CIO that was hired at the end of 2011 absolutely ruin the company and the IT team. Of course, this was after the CFO extended an offer to his close friend, Red Lion CIO, which he turned down. After the new CIO joined, all senior managers left technology and HR didn't once bat an eye. Losing quality people, with knowledge, integrity and the influence to positively impact on technology the company is beyond belief..

    No doubt this is going private!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The company should look at the leaders who were there prior to 2011 and bring those back, if they would return! Hopefully the new CEO can turn it around.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Poor management

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Spokane, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Spokane, WA

    I worked at People to People Ambassador Programs full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The people and the companies mission. Good location and offices.

    Cons

    No ability to advance. Poor management. Too many managers who make poor decisions who are still there for some reason. Seems like they are setting up this company to sell it so there is not much of a future with this company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Too little too late.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    If you can't boot-lick, this is not the company to work for.

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    Current Employee - Ambassador  in  Santa Monica, CA
    Current Employee - Ambassador in Santa Monica, CA

    I have been working at People to People Ambassador Programs part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Once you leave the "break-room" it is an absolute joy to be on the Promenade. The guess are wonderful as well as the vendors.

    Cons

    The leadership is awful. They will make up reasons to get rid of you and some based on casual conversations you have with associates during breaks or before signing in. They will even force others, against their will, to write something negative about you. When you complain to the HR Specialist at Corporate, they do nothing about it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't ask the targeted employee to get witnesses then do nothing with it, but instead, agree only with the office leadership. The turn over should tell you that something is wrong. Even the stake holders complain that the "good ones" are always let go.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    A Shady Company

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    Former Employee - Customer Experience Coordinator  in  Spokane, WA
    Former Employee - Customer Experience Coordinator in Spokane, WA

    I worked at People to People Ambassador Programs full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good Programs but, not consistently good. Physically comfortable work environment.

    Cons

    -Insulated, arrogant upper management.
    -Disjointed Program Office - the right hand doesn't know what the left is doing.
    - Incredible work load and responsibility, for unincredible pay and respect.
    -Favoritism and nepotism reign in hiring and promotions, not talent.
    - Paternalistic and patronizing style of management encouraged and practiced company wide.
    - Extremely dishonest teary hiring and firing cycle.
    - Virtually no room for growth .
    - Top heavy management
    - Insulated figure-heads who do virtually no work but, who bring in triple digits.
    -Knee jerk, reactionary, last minute business practices.
    - A sinking ship

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management doesn't care for advice but, if they do take your advice don't expect any credit for it. This company will utilize your best efforts and ideas, siphon your energy, then hang you out to dry.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    It was a temporary job with great promises and disappointments

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at People to People Ambassador Programs

    Pros

    Great facilities, great job if you want something temporary.

    Cons

    Hardly any training, poor quality leads, high expectations.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get back to the roots of your organization.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Former Manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at People to People Ambassador Programs full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Flexible hours with the ability to work from home, good health benefits and great work out facility on site for employees

    Cons

    Top heavy senior management, no consistent direction for organization - always scrambling to get enrollments up - with a "throw it on the wall and see if it sticks" mentality yet their core marketing is antiquated and never truly changes for the better, org has layoffs every 6 months and but then immediately starts hiring NEW employees after lay off, low pay for most employees who are not upper management, Senior management is not forward thinking with marketing strategies, not willing to take an honest look at their ridiculously high employee turn over rate, overpriced student programs that do not offer anything out of the ordinary

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of so much top heavy management - 11 + VP's for an organization of 200 employees - really?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    They will over work, under pay and then hang you out to dry

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at People to People Ambassador Programs full-time

    Pros

    The mission is unbelievable!
    Building is amazing!
    They have some of the hardest working, talented and nicest people I have ever had the pleasure of working with.

    Cons

    It is all a mirage. The company is failing, the building has been for sale for over a year and a half, and there always seems to be a fire. Marketing practices are shady, the turn and burn mentality leaves the company losing tribal knowledge. They are always realigning departments, making changes without giving anything a chance to work and when they are stressed for sales or retention, they throw a million different promotions or ideas together and do a poor job of communicating to their front lines and don't understand how to operationalize them based off of system functionality. The departments are very segmented and don't work together very well. Reps will often learn about new things from customers calling in rather than from someone in the same building. If you work hard, they will take advantage and then turn on you when their numbers are down. They believe new people are made of gold and ignore the people who have any kind of longevity. 90% of upper management have been there 2 years or less and if an employee has been there for more than 5 years it is rare and they are generally on their way out. Due to the cycle of change and new employees they tend to do the same things over and over again without knowing they have even been done before. Pay stinks and those who are there are over worked. Everyone who leaves feel taken advantage and bitter in the end because they worked hard, truly believed in the mission and loved the people. If you are a genuine person they chew you up and spit you out.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the people who work hard and stay because they love the company rather than thinking new is better. Look at bad customer experience processes and how to fix those rather than placing blame and work together. Have someone who understands the details help with new promotions and how to make them work. Choose a couple things to do rather than a whole bunch of random things so you know what worked and what didn't so it can be recreated. Value the people who work hard for you because they don't get paid very well and they do it because they are passionate. Try not to be so clicky. A meeting about employment engagement survey results should not be about how 100% of Senior Leadership team members believe that things will change for the better and management is the least convinced where you then have the whole SLT team tell about themselves, joke and kid about inside jokes and expect the manager level to leave with more convictions in things changing for the better. Remember middle management is squeezed between the idea, how to do them and how to support their team.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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