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April 19, 2022

What are perks and other benefits like at American Marketing and Publishing?

Pros

I started AMP right out of college with no sales experience and was able to earn $80K my first year there. I highly recommend this organization on so many levels. AMP has the best sales training program. AMP has great benefits and uncapped commission. AMP is very community oriented and take pride in their leadership. AMP build strong reps personally and professionally.

Cons

The only downside to working for AMP is not getting out of your car and taking the word no as a final answer.

Advice to Management

Continue improving and developing reps into leaders.

AMP has great benefits and uncapped commission.

April 19, 2022

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October 1, 2021

What is health insurance like at American Marketing and Publishing?

Pros

Base pay plus commission and bonus structure. Entry level - no experience was required.

Cons

From the entire hiring process to the in-field sales process, every thing about this company is rushed. High-pressure workdays where 40 cold, in-person calls on potential leads is the expectation. High-pressure sales strategies, inter-company competition for clients, long days (7 am mandatory phone calls to late night / weekend messages from management). There is very little work-life separation, as your personal cell phone number and vehicle become your office in this position. In my 15 months with this company, turnover was north of 90%. Also, the healthcare program is horrible. An entire 2-week pay check at the entry level salary per month will go towards health insurance if you have a spouse or family. At least this is how it was in 2018.

Advice to Management

After achieving sales goals for 14 months in a row and being recognized as a top salesperson in 2018, I was written up in month 15 for falling short of my goal and threatened that my pay would be reduced if this happened two months in a row. There was no guidance offered by my direct superior, only a reprimand. It really rubbed me the wrong way and I chose to find new employment.

week pay check at the entry level salary per month will go towards health insurance if you have a spouse or family.

October 1, 2021

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March 13, 2020

Does American Marketing and Publishing give bereavement leave?

Pros

I've only been working for the company for a short time - but I fall in love with the office more every day. - The opportunities for upward mobility are amazing, and the company really pushes people to find positions best for their skills and needs. - The workers themselves are great, social, and always willing to help. I haven't had a single bad experience with a coworker yet. - Management is very understanding. Whether that comes to getting sick, bereavement, or anything of the sort - I've never felt scared talking to my managements about these things or sensitive topics. - Following this, the culture and workspace of the office is wonderful. Constantly uplifting and positive. Praise is given in public, and critique is given in private in a very productive way. While the work is usually very independent, asking for help or advice is HEAVILY encouraged. Do not be scared to ask questions here. - Working with small business owners. Having people be excited to answer calls, and knowing that you're helping them make money and be successful can be such a rewarding thing. Getting on a first-name basis with several companies and CEO's inherently makes you feel important and seen. - The meetings ( oddly enough . ) They're organized, concise, and FUN. The yearly, company-wide meeting is awesome. Being able to meet the people you email, call, or reference consistently over a meal and a show basically is great. Abe is awesome at recognizing everyone's hard work, and it's hard to feel 'invisible' in the company.

Cons

There aren't many, but the cons can definitely be off putting as a new employee. - From department to department, training varies a lot, and seems very dependent on the new employee. Training isn't a very official process, more just "watch, absorb, mimic". It feels less like you're being forged into a good worker, rather testing how well you learn and adapt. (Which some will excel at, and some will not.) - Communication, communication, communication. There are procedures in place, but the number of departments and their different expectations vary greatly, it's easy for things to become muddy and a round-robin of "well, it's X, or Y, or Z's responsibility." Sometimes it feels like the main location is one big grey area. - Very mentally and emotionally taxing. Working with small business owners, almost every position requires some level of communication with them. Naturally, some of them will be stressed, upset, or down-on-business. You WILL have someone be upset with you directly just as a representative of AMP for any reason. If you're extremely soft and cannot handle a hard conversation every once in a while... this may not be for you.

Advice to Management

Keep doing what you're doing. I've fallen in love with the company - but I realize that starting out may seriously discourage some prospective employees. Standardize training, make it more clear and concise, and give more feedback to your newer employees.

Whether that comes to getting sick, bereavement, or anything of the sort

March 13, 2020

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October 1, 2021

Does American Marketing and Publishing offer health savings accounts?

Pros

Base pay plus commission and bonus structure. Entry level - no experience was required.

Cons

From the entire hiring process to the in-field sales process, every thing about this company is rushed. High-pressure workdays where 40 cold, in-person calls on potential leads is the expectation. High-pressure sales strategies, inter-company competition for clients, long days (7 am mandatory phone calls to late night / weekend messages from management). There is very little work-life separation, as your personal cell phone number and vehicle become your office in this position. In my 15 months with this company, turnover was north of 90%. Also, the healthcare program is horrible. An entire 2-week pay check at the entry level salary per month will go towards health insurance if you have a spouse or family. At least this is how it was in 2018.

Advice to Management

After achieving sales goals for 14 months in a row and being recognized as a top salesperson in 2018, I was written up in month 15 for falling short of my goal and threatened that my pay would be reduced if this happened two months in a row. There was no guidance offered by my direct superior, only a reprimand. It really rubbed me the wrong way and I chose to find new employment.

week pay check at the entry level salary per month will go towards health insurance if you have a spouse or family.

October 1, 2021

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March 3, 2021

How are career development opportunities at American Marketing and Publishing?

Pros

I have been with AMP for 3.5 years now and it has been the best career choice I could have made for myself. AMP has given me the financial freedom that I once only dreamed about with their uncapped commission structure and career advancement opportunities. AMP focuses on providing affordable solutions for family owned businesses and it is and honor to work for a company that truly gives back to the community. Prior to AMP, I had no sales experience, and didn't quite know what i was getting myself into. Once I joined AMP, I have received constant support and encouragement. I am recognized for my success and coached through my failures. The leaders at AMP are present and accessible. Our team culture is extremely positive in the way we elevate employee enthusiasm, which leads to better overall productivity. I love being part of a company that provides such a valuable service to the community, and also truly values each and every employee. You know a company is doing something right when their employees truly enjoy going to work every day.

Cons

I do not have any cons for AMP

AMP has given me the financial freedom that I once only dreamed about with their uncapped commission structure and career advancement opportunities.

March 3, 2021

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