PromoWorks

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PromoWorks Reviews

Updated November 11, 2014
Updated November 11, 2014
23 Reviews
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    My home for the past 5 years

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Client Service Manager in Pleasanton, CA
    Current Employee - Client Service Manager in Pleasanton, CA

    I have been working at PromoWorks full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good place to gain experience. Hardworking teams.

    Cons

    There's little room to grow professionally.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Easy, flexible job

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at PromoWorks part-time

    Pros

    Get to try all the new products

    Cons

    Standing on your feet for hours gets tiresome when you are scheduled back to back days

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Would like to see incentives or bonuses for specialists who work hard to make the product sell out!!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    First job out of college and it was a great start to my career

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

    I worked at PromoWorks full-time

    Pros

    Great company culture, which lead to a fun hard working work environment.

    Cons

    Pay could be a little more competitive.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Long hours, Extremely Undecisive Upper Management

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Presentation Specialist/Graphic Designer in Schaumburg, IL
    Former Employee - Presentation Specialist/Graphic Designer in Schaumburg, IL

    I worked at PromoWorks as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    If you have the stamina to work 11-12 hour days in endless meetings and in front of your laptop, then you can rake in some good money, I suppose.

    Cons

    Impossible workloads and completely unrealistic deadlines due to never-ending rounds of changes.
    Also they Refuse to Pay Overtime, willingly breaking US Labor Laws!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Note to Upper Management: Stop wasting freelancer's time with endless meetings about never-ending rounds of changes so that your freelancer can Actually perform the work during 'normal' business hours.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  6.  

    Flexibility but inconsistency!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engagement Specialist in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Engagement Specialist in Miami, FL

    I have been working at PromoWorks part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    You make your own schedule, the pay per hour is decent.

    Cons

    They pay you late every time, it is difficult to have any simple question answered, there is no sense of accountability among the staff here, you need to get along well with your scheduler or you may not get scheduled.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Answer questions from your Engagement Specialists, be available to your staff, make your ES's feel appreciated by paying more. Start paying on time.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    Extensive Paperwork

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engagement in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Engagement in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at PromoWorks part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Fun products, friendly staff in markets

    Cons

    low pay, mangers spy on you while you demo and go down a checklist of how you set up your demo without letting you know they are coming. lots of paperwork just to get paid.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please let us know you will coming to the store instead of spying on us, very strange. Also offer training instead of throwing employees in the store without any training at least on the first day of work.

    Doesn't Recommend
  8.  

    Event Specialist/ Northeast

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at PromoWorks

    Pros

    Like the fact that you can pick the days you want to work. Fun giving out samples and meeting new people.
    Ok pay for what job is - to supplement income, work around another job,family, etc

    Cons

    Don't know what happened since this past December-some sort of restructure --have no jobs booked for past 2 months-my cordinator just ignors my rquests for work-I have always worked at leat 3 /6 demos per month and now nothing!

    biggest Cons are:

    1099 independent contractor

    too much paperwork after demo is over -its like you have 30 more minutes of " unpaid work" needed to report results and make copies, you even have to make sure the pen you use on their paperwork is a certain color !

    very strict about uniform, trash can, demo display, ect -if one little thing is not correct and they come in and audit you -it goes against you !

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    don't ignor you previous employees to hire new ones -ease up on the paperwork policy-let demonstrators go online and book their own jobs !

  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    More than what you would expect from a part time job.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Demonstrator in Schaumburg, IL
    Current Employee - Product Demonstrator in Schaumburg, IL

    I have been working at PromoWorks part-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Flexible and understanding management. Great pay.

    Cons

    You have to pay $25 monthly for union fees that we do not benefit from.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    We should have more sophisticated attire when possible suck as suit outfit

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10. 3 people found this helpful  

    sampling food and giving out coupons in grocery stores is a good job

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engagement Specialist in Wharton, NJ
    Current Employee - Engagement Specialist in Wharton, NJ

    I have been working at PromoWorks

    Pros

    Flexible schedule. I can set my own schedule if there is work available. Pay is pretty good. I sample a variety of products each day, so it is not boring. If the weather is bad, I can reschedule a demo.

    Cons

    The biggest downside is the fact that I am considered a independent contractor and the company does not take out taxes, which is a real headache. There are also surprise audits to see how you are doing. Also the jobs schedule is erratic. Some weeks I work 4 days, some 3, or even just 1. Some months I barely work, and others are crazy busy.

  11.  

    You'll learn a lot but you won't get far

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - In-House Coordinator in Pleasanton, CA
    Current Employee - In-House Coordinator in Pleasanton, CA

    I have been working at PromoWorks

    Pros

    - Good work/life balance
    - Decent pay
    - Ability to learn a lot if you're a quick learner

    Cons

    - No formal training
    - Favoritism/Condescending management
    - Inadequate technology for job tasks
    - Overwhelming workload and not enough employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Involve employees in issues and company changes. Praise good employees/practice annual, constructive reviews. Don't promote out of favoritism.

    Doesn't Recommend

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