Pierce Promotions Reviews

Updated July 14, 2015
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  1. Sometimes smaller is better.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Pierce Promotions full-time

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

    Pros

    The best part about working at Pierce is the variety of different projects and the huge brands we work on, all from Portland, Maine! Senior management is very open and approachable about the business. Being a smaller company means that the team is much tighter.

    Cons

    Sometimes the days can be long with really big projects and crazy deadlines, but that comes and goes in phases.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the "doors" of communication open and keep mentoring and giving people opportunities to rise to the occasion and grow personally and professionally.


  2. High Energy

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Pierce Promotions

    Pros

    Colleagues- relationships, ability to help each other.

    Cons

    Growth was difficult at the time- was going through transition of new management for the agency as a hold. Understand this has worked itself out for the most part in the last few years.

    Advice to Management

    Listen and have realistic expectations of staffs time. Miss the -work hard play hard philosophy agency once had.


  3. Client Services

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Pierce Promotions

    Pros

    High energy environment. Dynamic learning. Access to Fortune 500 clients. Creativity encouraged and supported. Many flexible schedules supported (at least 15% of workforce). Not about when you are in your seat, but your contribution.

    Cons

    Small piece of a much larger organization. At times limiting flexibility.

    Advice to Management

    Stay the course.


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  5. Paid well at the time but the company is very disorganized

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Pierce Promotions full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    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.


  6. Great Clients and CS Team

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Recommends

    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 Management

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


  7. Helpful (1)

    Nice people but organization lacks leadership

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

    I have been working at Pierce Promotions full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    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 Management

    Develop a long term vision and stay the course


  8. Helpful (1)

    Good stepping stone

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Consultant in Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Consultant in Tampa, FL

    I worked at Pierce Promotions

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    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.


  9. Get out fast, Pierce is a sinking ship

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, ME
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, ME

    I worked at Pierce Promotions

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.


  10. Love Pierce

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager, Client Services in Portland, ME
    Former Employee - Manager, Client Services in Portland, ME

    I worked at Pierce Promotions

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Loved Pierce, fresh, energetic, hard workers beyond belief

    Cons

    Taking advantage of a young workforce a bit

    Advice to Management

    Changing as employees grow and change in their personal lives


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

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, ME
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, ME

    I have been working at Pierce Promotions

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    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?



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