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Advantage Solutions Event Specialist Reviews

Updated September 18, 2017
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Advantage Solutions CEO Tanya Domier
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Pros
  • Flexible schedule,Great work environment (in 92 reviews)

  • Extremely great compensation-work part time and get paid as much as a full time job (in 84 reviews)

Cons
  • As with any Field Management position your work life balance can become blurred (in 38 reviews)

  • good work hours is a part time job (in 79 reviews)

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  1. "Event Specialist"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Event Specialist in Schaumburg, IL
    Current Employee - Event Specialist in Schaumburg, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Advantage Solutions part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I love the support, training and tools the company gives for me to do my job! I love the fact it is semi independent and have to problem solve to get the job done!

    Cons

    Only cons are I would like to work week through and more hours, but the hours are concentrated to the weekends and not enough hours are available to work weekdays.

    Advice to Management

    Help employees find merchandising gigs during the week or help up career ladder to work full-time at one company.


  2. "Event Specialist"

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    Former Employee - Event Specialist in Virginia Beach, VA
    Former Employee - Event Specialist in Virginia Beach, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Advantage Solutions part-time

    Pros

    Most work is done from your phone (I.e scheduling, clock in/clock out), $12/hr, indoors.

    Cons

    Only Part time available, strict dress code

    Advice to Management

    Learn how to talk to employees

  3. "Event Specialist"

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    Former Employee - Event Specialist in Tumwater, WA
    Former Employee - Event Specialist in Tumwater, WA

    I worked at Advantage Solutions part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Was often fun serving people snacks.

    Cons

    Scheduling could sometimes be haphazard.

    Advice to Management

    Schedule more hours


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Decent pay for an enjoyable position."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Events Specialist in Gainesville, FL
    Current Employee - Events Specialist in Gainesville, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Advantage Solutions part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule makes it ideal for college life. Overall the job is easy and pays well.

    Cons

    Depending on location some managers are to lax on disciplinary action for out of line associates

    Advice to Management

    Have monthly reviews on all associates to make sure they are doing the job they are paid to do. Informing the customer with a taste and some friendly service rather than just feeding them with free handouts


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Nice first job and great pay for it!"

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    Former Employee - Event Specialist in Wichita, KS
    Former Employee - Event Specialist in Wichita, KS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Advantage Solutions part-time

    Pros

    Great pay for being a food sampler. Not much work involved for 12.50/hour.
    30 minute break times included.
    Lots of other job opportunities.

    Cons

    I didn't have any training, and, considering that it was my first job, I would have liked some.
    None of my coworkers wanted to help out at the end of the day.
    Allergy restrictions.

    Advice to Management

    Consider those who have had little job experience and help them out a bit more.
    Ask more during thee interview than, "What are you like?"


  6. "Even Specialist"

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    Current Employee - Event Specialist in The Dalles, OR
    Current Employee - Event Specialist in The Dalles, OR
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Advantage Solutions part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Hours are flexible, and the work is fun.

    Cons

    Not enough work hours.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Hey, this place is not bad"

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    Current Employee - Event Specialist
    Current Employee - Event Specialist
    Recommends

    I have been working at Advantage Solutions part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Get to hang out and give people free food.
    It can be pretty fun dealing with people like that
    A lot of independence and freedom.

    Cons

    lifting those stupid cart signs is a pain
    Sometimes you get very complicated recipes that require many many steps. (Oh, so I need the electric skillet, the multicooker, a gallon of water, all my ingredients, a prep area, and a serving area. I can't fit that all on my cart)
    There is so much food and supplies that we are required to throw away.

    Advice to Management

    Make a crank thing so we can lift up the cart signs without risking losing our fingers.

    Advantage Solutions Response

    Sep 6, 2017 – Advantage Solutions Team

    We really appreciate your hard work as an Event Specialist and are happy to hear you’re enjoying the social and independent nature of the position. Advantage Solutions is committed to providing a... More

  8. Helpful (2)

    "I've been with the company 2+yrs"

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    Current Employee - Event Specialist
    Current Employee - Event Specialist

    I have been working at Advantage Solutions part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    No manager standing right over you. Meeting lots of people.

    Cons

    No benefits or raises for part time employee. Some weekends you may get one day or you may get 2,3 or 4 but you will be really lucky to get 4. There have been a few weekends thru the yr that I didn't get even one day, which is very unfair. We work hard and we are the one putting the product out there to be sold yet we get the lowest pay! Advantage even though we are part time we need at least a yearly raise, go to other companies and I bet they get raises along with vacation. Also another con is for Holiday pay most companies pay you time and half, we get a little 1.35 extra for the whole day....lol Advantage please step up and do right for us part time even specialist please!!! Oh and one more thing when you send your Supv an email they either don't respond or respond 3 days later.

    Advice to Management

    Please step up this company and give part time people benefits!!!!

    Advantage Solutions Response

    Sep 6, 2017 – Advantage Solutions Team

    Event Specialists like yourself are an essential part of our team so thank you for sharing such valuable insight about pay, benefits, and your supervisor. Because of feedback like yours, we’ve... More


  9. "Event Specialist"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Event Specialist
    Current Employee - Event Specialist
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Advantage Solutions part-time

    Pros

    Good for a summer job

    Cons

    When events are few it is tough to get hours.


  10. "Great 2nd job or perfect job for students."

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Event Specialist in Memphis, TN
    Current Employee - Event Specialist in Memphis, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Advantage Solutions part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    You meet a lot of people. It is fun and challenging.

    Cons

    The hours and salary isn't enough to make a living so, you must have another source of income. Of course if you move up and grow within the company, you can get promoted and then

    Advice to Management

    Have some team building activities. A contest or something to motivate specialists to be their best. Cards to get customer feedback. Helps to improve our services.

    Advantage Solutions Response

    Sep 6, 2017 – Advantage Solutions Team

    We really appreciate your feedback and couldn’t agree more that Event Specialist is a great second job that offers a flexible schedule, perks and valuable experience. Your ideas about team building... More