Legacy Marketing Partners – Los Angeles, CA
• Recruit, train, manage and motivate Field Representatives and Influencers. • Ensure that all field activity complies with federal, state and… StartWire
An environment that doesn't have you just plunked behind a desk all of the time. Activities which help further build you networking and social capabilities. Exciting program environment that has you active within a high-profile community. A salaried work program that didn't have an expectation of your being required to commit a 60-70 hour week unlike some other agencies I have been involved with. A generally decent budget for hiring field staff that meant an ability for higher quality employees. Potential for growth within the company if looking for a longer-term with an organization.
Redundant reporting system that fails to clearly capture progress and efforts made out in the field. Reporting was often encouraged by upper management to be "padded" to show more favorable results on field activities and progress. Abhorrent capturing methods that were often falsified to show better results. Egregious spending on seemingly wasteful efforts that overall did not benefit the client or their program. Often felt pressure to deliver results that were not always feasible and in light of this - was told to "make it sound as good as possible." In more or less terms, I felt the unethical behavior of many within the organization did not meet my personal criteria of an environment I wanted to grow in. Eventually gave notice to leave after not longer feeling comfortable with the encouragement by others to essentially make things up - in lieu of potentially losing a client. Cannot understand how any client would allow such things and concluded that the clients the do have - there must an "in" somewhere. If they only knew but surely they must. Legacy certainly is not the first agency I've worked for where such seemingly mindless spending was being billed to the client - but they seemed to have a penchant for this type of spending behavior. I suppose as long as the client goes along and buys into it - then no harm, no foul.
Advice to Management
Less fibbing in the field - focus on developing new and better approaches in gathering measurable results and building unique program initiatives. Tried and true is tired and blue.