Valpak Direct Marketing Systems Reviews

Updated July 28, 2015
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Pros
  • You have the full force of the corporate ties Valpak, Inc (in 4 reviews)

  • Alot of perks if with the right franchise (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • Since we are 100% commissioned sales reps, we get no paid vacation or sick time (in 5 reviews)

  • They have lay offs every year and Sr management is old school boys club (in 2 reviews)

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  1. Decent Job, Lots of Politics

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Petersburg, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Petersburg, FL

    I worked at Valpak Direct Marketing Systems full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Relatively free to work unhindered, with managers not breathing down your neck. New office setting is fun and invigorating, but loud for sure!

    Cons

    MANY frequent lay-offs with such lofty revenue goals. Someone is always getting axed. Also, terrible practice of permitting your boss from giving reference for future jobs. They only give hire/last dates, and basic requirements by law which doesn't help you get a new job if you were a great employee.

    Advice to Management

    Your job is always up for the chopping block which creates a lot of distrust and constant worry. Start saving money and have enough for a rainy day if your sales people don't get that next contract. People want to work for you and stay, but can't be looking over their shoulders when revenue is dipping.


  2. Marketing

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Valpak Direct Marketing Systems full-time

    Pros

    Fun place to work. Encourage collaboration and new ideas.

    Cons

    How long will direct mail last?


  3. Helpful (1)

    Manager

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    Current Employee - Manager in Saint Petersburg, FL
    Current Employee - Manager in Saint Petersburg, FL

    I have been working at Valpak Direct Marketing Systems

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Clean, Safe, Good People, awesome working environment in a brand new office

    Cons

    No room for advancement, company is cutting back trying to figure out how to survive this non print digital age.

    Advice to Management

    Have a plan


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  5. Senior sales executive

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Account Executive in Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Senior Account Executive in Raleigh, NC

    I worked at Valpak Direct Marketing Systems full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    I was able to make it my own business coming and going with a very flexible schedule!

    Cons

    Too many 'pointing the finger' and too much blaiming others for ones' own mistake or mistakes. From the corporate level to inside the local level. Nobody wanted to claim their own mistakes, instead they wanted to blame you! Frustrating when you know Your own colleagues are to blame.

    Advice to Management

    If I had or have any advice, I have already told him. Same with the corporate folks in Florida. I never had a problem getting on the phone with them and getting things done when we couldn't get it resolved from a local level, if needed. However, that was rarely needed because local owner was 99% on it and still is!


  6. Manager

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Clearwater, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Clearwater, FL

    I worked at Valpak Direct Marketing Systems full-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Family like atmosphere Pension in five years with corporate employees

    Cons

    Constant change No room for advancement


  7. Helpful (2)

    It's what you make. People say it's a revolving door but this company is going through the same things as other companie

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Petersburg, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Petersburg, FL

    I have been working at Valpak Direct Marketing Systems full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Newer 2 & 3rd shift management. Increased buy in vs 2007-2012

    Cons

    Just follow the easy rules. It's not a jail. Most people fire themselves first.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what your doing. Challenges are coming and your dealing with the best way, sometimes if not more then often not your way. If it's meant it will happen.


  8. It's a job

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Marketing in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Sales Marketing in Saint Louis, MO

    I have been working at Valpak Direct Marketing Systems

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

    Pros

    It's a job so it's better than unemployment

    Cons

    You'll need to also go to a food bank for food

    Advice to Management

    Be fair


  9. Valpak Bay Area Offers Great Opportunity

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    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Sales and Marketing Representative in Concord, CA
    Current Employee - Sales and Marketing Representative in Concord, CA

    I have been working at Valpak Direct Marketing Systems

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great opportunity to offer complete direct mail and online advertising solutions to small and medium businesses. The Valpak Blue Envelope direct mail program is a proven product that has delivered new and consistent consumers to businesses in the Bay Area for 35 years. The company also offers a full suite of online products including SEO, SEM, Website Development, Social Media Marketing and more. Each program includes a tracking component that is a fantastic benefit to the Valpak representative and their customers. Training is strong and management is dedicated to providing all the support you need to be successful.

    Cons

    Image is a direct mail company only. Need to re-educate business owners regarding Valpak's online product line.


  10. Great Sales Potential

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oakland, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oakland, CA

    I have been working at Valpak Direct Marketing Systems

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Unlimited Income Potential, Work from home, Sales tools and Training endless, Supportive Sales Team and Management.

    Cons

    No opportunity for advancement for those who want it, and not always an easy job but lot's of rewards.


  11. Helpful (1)

    Sinking ship

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

    I worked at Valpak Direct Marketing Systems full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Nice people for the most part Decent benefits and vacation time

    Cons

    Micro managing Supervisors arent properly trained to deal with people The graphics dept is being outsourced

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the department manager Chiquita banana



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