Pierce Promotions

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Pierce Promotions Reviews

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  1.  

    Great Clients and CS Team

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Pierce Promotions full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Builds CS skills; reliable coworkers with common goals and excellent work ethics; good salary; generally a fun-filled work environment even during crunch times

    Cons

    Not always listened to (heard?) by upper management; high expectations without ability to ramp up staff to assist with programs

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your managers, recognize and praise their efforts, include all levels of staff in brainstorming and planning meetings

    Recommends
  2.  

    Paid well at the time but the company is very disorganized

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Pierce Promotions full-time

    Pros

    When I worked for the company I was paid well. Decent new hire training program.

    Cons

    The company is not very well organized. A lot of turn over. Pay has decreased since I left. Promotion is often promised but never happens. Human resources staff were not well trained on standard employee relations. If you are looking for something to put on your resume it is a good start but I would try to look for other work as soon as possible.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Nice people but organization lacks leadership

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    Current Employee - Client Services
    Current Employee - Client Services

    I have been working at Pierce Promotions full-time

    Pros

    Good people, some big name clients, part of the Omnicom agency network (not sure if this is a PRO)

    Cons

    Decisions are revenue driven and often short sighted, little room for growth, no training and development, high expectations of junior CS employees,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Develop a long term vision and stay the course

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good stepping stone

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    Former Employee - Retail Sales Consultant in Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Consultant in Tampa, FL

    I worked at Pierce Promotions

    Pros

    You can make some good money if you are placed at a good store with reasonable goals.

    Cons

    The opportunity to move up is almost non-existant.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Get out fast, Pierce is a sinking ship

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, ME
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, ME

    I worked at Pierce Promotions

    Pros

    People are friendly and supportive.

    Cons

    It is all about who you know and who knows you. The company values employees on popularity or friendship with Senior Management rather than the value of work and dedication as an employee. You are unfortunately nothing but a number at Pierce no matter how much or how many years you've dedicated to the company.
    Moral is horrible
    They don't value those who put in 50+ hours each week.
    Pierce is equated to Slave Labor

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get over yourselves. The only reason you make $200k a year is because of those who actually do all the work and you take the praise for.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Security, Future, Longevity, Mutual Loyalty , Retire From? Not at PIERCE. Heartless is a better description.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, ME
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, ME

    I have been working at Pierce Promotions

    Pros

    Dynamic and upbeat vibe.
    Great physical work location. Modern Decor. In the heart of the city.
    Ability to work with large scale and well-branded clients.
    Pushes you to the limit which can be rewarding when the outcome is successful.
    Allows you to be creative and innovative with client ideas.
    Cool parties.
    Energetic place and people.
    Never boring.

    Cons

    Integrity is questionable.
    Disposable mentality with frequent layoffs. Unfortunately, the wrong people are sometimes let go and other poor performers remain. Definte politics and cliques and this compromises making the best staffing decisions.
    Poor assumptions are made about what people do versus knowing the actual facts.
    Long hours and does not support a work life balance.
    Employee morale is low.
    Difficult to stop supporting a client once you are asked to do so and this could cause a person to be stereotyped.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hold Executive Management accountable for poor decisions instead of the helpless worker bees who are just carrying out the requests of leadership. The loss of one executive salary could save many valuable employees.
    Let the Department Managers make their own staffing decisions.
    Consider "out of the box" ways to keep dedicated and hard working employees instead of throwing them away.
     Do not be afraid to say no to a client if the business proposition does not make sense, is not realistic, or does not make the company money. Negotiate better or walk away from the deal.
    Treat employees as well as you do clients.
    Openly communicate the good and the bad to employees. Do not leave us in the dark or sugar coat it. We can handle the truth. Can you?

    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Love Pierce

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    Former Employee - Manager, Client Services in Portland, ME
    Former Employee - Manager, Client Services in Portland, ME

    I worked at Pierce Promotions

    Pros

    Loved Pierce, fresh, energetic, hard workers beyond belief

    Cons

    Taking advantage of a young workforce a bit

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Changing as employees grow and change in their personal lives

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Meat Factory

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    Former Employee - Director in Portland, ME
    Former Employee - Director in Portland, ME

    I worked at Pierce Promotions

    Pros

    Great clients. Nice office. Great city. Some great workers but not enough true & inspirational leaders.

    Cons

    Not merit based. Unless you're a friend of the boss, you're treated like slave labor. Such a shame. Should be a world-class place, but isn't. In 20-years, never seen a place with such low employee morale.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Golden rule...try it!!

    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    A Lifestyle. Not a Job.

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    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Portland, ME
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Portland, ME

    I worked at Pierce Promotions

    Pros

    You get some pretty cool exposure to top tier clients! Its definitely a work hard play hard type of environment, and through all the hard work the Pierce team tries to have fun during their day.

    Cons

    Be prepared for some very long hours. You're committing to a complete lifestyle and not a 9-5 job. Be prepared for 50-60 hour weeks on average. The crew can be pretty cliquish especially if you're in one of the remote offices, so choose your connections wisely!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Watch the workload balance among the accounts...there is too often somebody carrying the team, with little thanks or acknowledgment.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    sourcing and purchasing professional

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    Former Employee - ASSISTANT PURCHASING MANAGER in Portland, ME
    Former Employee - ASSISTANT PURCHASING MANAGER in Portland, ME

    I worked at Pierce Promotions

    Pros

    fun people, fun atmosphere, nice location

    Cons

    pay is much below the average due to the fact there are very few agencies in Portland and jobs are so competitive. They hire and fire everytime they get/lose a client.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Managers were very unaware of themselves and did not serve as good role models or mentors for those under them. Very hard to communicate and showed a lack of respect to their employees

    Disapproves of CEO

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