Pierce Promotions

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Updated Feb 16, 2014

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45% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Great Clients and CS Team

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

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

    ConsNot always listened to (heard?) by upper management; high expectations without ability to ramp up staff to assist with programs

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Paid well at the time but the company is very disorganized

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

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

    ConsThe 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Nice people but organization lacks leadership

    Client Services (Current Employee)

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

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementDevelop a long term vision and stay the course

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good stepping stone

    Retail Sales Consultant (Former Employee) Tampa, FL

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

    ConsThe opportunity to move up is almost non-existant.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Get out fast, Pierce is a sinking ship

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Portland, ME

    ProsPeople are friendly and supportive.

    ConsIt 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 Senior ManagementGet 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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

    (Current Employee) Portland, ME

    ProsDynamic 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.

    ConsIntegrity 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 Senior ManagementHold 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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    Love Pierce

    Manager, Client Services (Former Employee) Portland, ME

    ProsLoved Pierce, fresh, energetic, hard workers beyond belief

    ConsTaking advantage of a young workforce a bit

    Advice to Senior ManagementChanging as employees grow and change in their personal lives

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Meat Factory

    Director (Former Employee) Portland, ME

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

    ConsNot 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 Senior ManagementGolden rule...try it!!

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    A Lifestyle. Not a Job.

    Assistant Manager (Former Employee) Portland, ME

    ProsYou 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.

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    sourcing and purchasing professional

    ASSISTANT PURCHASING MANAGER (Former Employee) Portland, ME

    Prosfun people, fun atmosphere, nice location

    Conspay 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 Senior ManagementManagers 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

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