Visionary Promotions

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Updated July 9, 2015
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  1. Helpful (2)

    Great company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Anna the boss is an extremely hard worker and acts very professional with her employees. You learn a lot of useful real world skills.

    Cons

    Nothing.. Loved working there

    Advice to Management

    Keep on trucking


  2. SCAM!!!!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    I have no pros for this company.

    Cons

    This company is a scam in every since. A branch from smart circle (look it up) that gives you NO useful experience and is by no means a resume builder of any sort. You will stand in grocery stores and harass people for minimum wage. It's all very very messed up and sad.

    Advice to Management

    Don't scam your employees and consumers.. It's a terrible way to live.


  3. Helpful (2)

    Work ethic necessary - Great opportunity for the right person

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Growth opportunity (AND FAST!) The structure is simple...so long as someone comes in with a strong work ethic and a great attitude they will reach management. It's sad to read some of these other reviews of people who clearly didn't have what it takes to run a business and resort to slandering others online for their own personal justification. I am currently an employee at Visionary Promotions. I've only been here for a month, A MONTH! And have grown SO MUCH as an individual and as a young professional. I plan on continuing to grow with the company and I'm excited about my future as a business owner!!

    Cons

    Yes. It's hard work!!!!! There are long hours! It takes time, energy, and dedication. Those who cannot commit to those qualities should not apply!!! The turnover is high because people literally either choose to go elswhere and continue to work for someone else vs. the people who know it takes A LOT to be able to work for yourself! FYI: opportunity doesn't just fall into someone's lap. They have to give it their all.

    Advice to Management

    Keep inspiring others!! The people on here writing these reviews are just jealous because they don't have the drive, ambition, and professionalism you possess and will never know what it's like to have the kind of responsibilities that you do.


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  5. Helpful (3)

    Not as advertised.

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    Former Employee - Campaign Manager (Thats What They Call Entry Level) in Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - Campaign Manager (Thats What They Call Entry Level) in Richmond, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Visionary Promotions full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    You will get sales experience, maybe.

    Cons

    You do not get any actual marketing, PR or advertising experience. I worked for 10 days straight, some days all by myself. You stand there at a booth or table inside a sams club or costco for 8 hours. There is also an hour long meeting (more like a pep rally) every weekday morning, regardless of whether you are scheduled to be in the store for that day or not. Plus, every two weeks you are needed to set up the next event at a sams club location, which can be as far away as colonial heights. You ONLY GET PAID WHILE IN SAMS CLUB. at NO OTHER TIME will you be given an hourly wage for time worked. This equates to easily 10 extra hours each week unpaid. Anna Ferrandino owns a small branch subsidiary of a company called "Smart Circle". Legally, they are two separate entities, but financially, Visionary promotions feeds into smart circle. If you want more information on the company that is smart circle, try looking them up on this very website

    Advice to Management

    Anna, you are lying to your employees. There is only one career path, and it pays kind of okay, but you dont tell them about the 90% of people who enter the program that also leave within a few months. How can a company go through that many employees and be an opportunity of a lifetime?


  6. Helpful (7)

    RUN ITS A SCAM!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Nothing. There is nothing good about the company at all.

    Cons

    Long hours and awful pay. Too many cons to mention.

    Advice to Management

    The whole thing is a con! They reel you in by saying you will make 400-600 weekly but in reality you only get 250-300 no matter how many dumb poorly made products you sell. The owner, Anna Ferrandino dangles management in front of your face in order to manipulate you into putting up with the unethical hours and bad pay. She brags about making over 100k but in reality she makes around 30k a year. She talks bad about her employees to other employees and is overall extremely unprofessional. Don't get brainwashed! She won't allow employees to talk about the business with each other because they will realize how dumb it is. Don't get stuck in this nightmare! The reason she works people so much is so they don't have time to find another job. I once worked for a MONTH straight! If you complain she says you don't have a "management" mentality. She also encourages her "top leaders" to lie about how much money they make in the field so entry levels will work themselves to death in order to reach unrealistic sales standards. Please don't fall for this joke, the whole thing is set up to use you as a sales pawn for as long as possible before you get burnt out and in debt. The management opportunity that you are working towards is not a good opportunity at all.


  7. Helpful (4)

    WARNING! it's all a lie!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    There really is nothing good about this job, there are a lot of good GENUINE people getting scammed. If anything that was the best of my time there is meeting those people.

    Cons

    No time off Unprofessional Lack of organization Preying on making relationships with people you hire so they don't realize how shady the business is

    Advice to Management

    The whole thing is a manipulation on a bunch of good people. They say they are looking for a specific person, and that person is one with good intentions that's easy to manipulate. It starts with the pay, the whole business is clever and fake marketing on innocent people. Telling them they are going to be making good amounts of money consistently to make their ends meet! But again that's not true! No matter how many long hours you pull (8am til 8pm every single day with no day off for about 2 months!!)you will never get that amount of money! The products are poorly made and cheap! No matter how many people you try to sell them to you won't make that money! The whole idea of the 'fast track to management' is a ploy to get you working hard for awful pay in order to get to management and make 6 figures. But again, the managers don't make that either. The owner reveals stuff to you slowly over a course of time so you don't realize that you've been in fact manipulated into lying to people yourself until you've invested so much of your time and energy into it. You will wake up one day and realize that your actual life is gone and so is any money you had before you started this, and that you've basically dug yourself in a hole chasing after something that is all a LIE! No one in this business is straight up or real with you about anything! A lot of people that write reviews are just bitter about something, But I honestly just want to warn people who are thinking of Investing their time into something so miserable and so unprofessional. So, if you are considering this, please run fast. I couldn't really give management advice because I know that no matter how many times I could say 'Be honest about your representations and you might not have that 100% turn over rate!' It won't matter! Honesty and integrity are qualities worth a bunch, don't expect them from cheap people. I don't know how people live with themselves doing this to people, again beware!


  8. Helpful (3)

    There is a very nice salary to be made.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Everyone would like to be able to make a lot of money, if they are in sales and marketing. This is a company that can pay very well. Most owners clear out their student debt in the first few months of management. Yes, the work is hard, and the hours can seem long, but if you are smart and pay attention, you will be given the tools you you need to enable you to be able to sell very well. Very good marketing tools useful in so many different ways!

    Cons

    Lots of work, but it can be fun.

    Advice to Management

    Be real.


  9. Helpful (3)

    Useful Real World Experience

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Campaign Manager in Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - Campaign Manager in Richmond, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Visionary Promotions part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - Part time college student and part time worker - Really enjoyed being able to use my college learning and put it together with real world experience - Super friendly environment - Everyone pushing each other to succeed - Fun travel opportunities (I went to Florida for two weeks to work) - Was able to learn how to interview people and do inventory management - Guaranteed days off

    Cons

    - Hours were on the long side, but when working with another individual they were usually always enjoyable

    Advice to Management

    - Keep doing what you are doing! She is super friendly! :D


  10. Helpful (2)

    Hard work but learned lots!

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, VA

    I worked at Visionary Promotions (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - Group leaders are very helpful and resourceful - Encouraging environment - Boost your motivation to do well every week - Awesome people to work with

    Cons

    - Hard work & long hours - Be prepared to be pushed out of comfort zones (could be a good thing if you can overcome them!)


  11. Helpful (3)

    Great Fit for Hard Working People

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Campaign Manager
    Former Employee - Campaign Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Visionary Promotions full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    YOU control your advancement, not seniority. Hard work = advancement You can tell that Anna Ferrandino TRULY cares about the people she has in her office. She is both an effective coach and a compassionate individual.

    Cons

    YOU control your advancement… if you are easily put out by tough situations, this is not a right fit. If you work well in cutting edge environments, this is the PERFECT fit because every day brings new challenges.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing.



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