Summit Group Reviews

Updated January 28, 2015
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  1. Fantastic ownership and office culture

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    Former Employee - Account Manager in Silver Spring, MD
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Silver Spring, MD

    I worked at Summit Group full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The company is family owned and operated by some of the most caring and intelligent upper management I've known in my short career. We all know that you'll have bad days of work or days that you don't want to go in to work, however, that almost is never the case at Summit Group. Even if the actual work can be hard sometimes, the people that Summit hires and have kept around for 15+ years is fantastic and makes going to work every day a great experience. They are also a leader in the promotional products industry making it easy to grow quickly with your clients and impress on a daily basis.

    Cons

    A better lead generation team or tool would be helpful for AEs and AMs. Pay could be a little better from what I've heard with the salaried positions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you're doing, continue to invest in technology to make work easier for employees, and continue to hire great people, it's what keeps the company the unique entity that it is.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2. Unorganized and unfair – Don’t waste your time on this company

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    Former Employee - Program Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Summit Group full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    OK benefits – not much else to offer.

    Cons

    There is no such thing as work/life balance at this company for certain position. A hand full of people actually work at this company and they are consistently over looked for promotions. Pay is well below market value for the job titles and expectations. SOME employees do the jobs of multiple people and are barely paid for one. Preferential treatment given to certain associations by upper management.
    Don’t expect a decent raise. At the most be prepared for 2%. Bonuses are promised but never delivered. Most likely they are saved for upper management. There are several managers there that are no value add to the company.
    Upper management is out of touch and either doesn’t know what’s going on or doesn’t care.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn how to say “Thank you” and how to properly screen/interview people for positions. Process and procedures are being made and not implemented properly. Clients will suffer in the end. Listen to your employees. No one wants to work for a company that makes them feel unappreciated. You will continue to lose good people because of your office politics.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. Totally unorganized

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Summit Group full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Some good people but they're under valued and will leave.

    Cons

    No organization, no process, not open to change, several high paid managers that do nothing and keep their jobs while low paid lower level employees are laid off.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay attention to what your employees are doing. You have people running freelance businesses out of your office.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. Perfect balance of work and fun

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Summit Group

    Pros

    Well understanding team, sharing knowledge across teams.

    Cons

    Needs a better project structure

  6. Great Company To Work For

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    Former Employee - Senior Account Executive in Silver Spring, MD
    Former Employee - Senior Account Executive in Silver Spring, MD

    I worked at Summit Group full-time

    Pros

    Excellent ownership and upper management

    Cons

    Support Staff salaries are low

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7. Unorganized and unwilling to change

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Summit Group full-time

    Pros

    Decent benefits and work-life balance

    Cons

    No raises or bonuses as promised.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work smarter not harder. Some employees do nothing while others are drowning.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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    "Sourcing pens, not saving babies"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Summit Group full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Mix of a diverse group of hard-working individuals

    Cons

    -Decisions based on politics vs. facts
    -No room for growth
    -No work/life balance
    -Lack of etiquette or professionalism from majority of employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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