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Updated February 21, 2018
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Advantage Solutions CEO Tanya Domier
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  • As with any Field Management position your work life balance can become blurred (in 38 reviews)

  • If you can make it on part time this isn't a bad job (in 85 reviews)

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  1. "Beyond solid job for good advancement. Don't give this job up."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Merchandiser in Newport News, VA
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Merchandiser in Newport News, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Advantage Solutions full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Travel, easy work, working with management, work on your own schedule.

    Cons

    Working with stubborn management in Walmart. They can be difficult at times if you aren't an open person.

    Advice to Management

    Connect with your team more than just meetings.


  2. "Retail Sales Rep"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Retail Merchandiser
    Current Employee - Retail Merchandiser
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The training process is extremely good and you can have any tech question answered almost anytime. My supervisor was very helpful and could be reached anytime I had a question.

    Cons

    You never know when the company you are representing, will go to another marketing company. Advantage will try to find you another position within the company, if possible.

    Advice to Management

    None

  3. "Large Turnover, Underpaid, Expensive Benefits, and Treat Employees Like Numbers"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Merchandiser
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Merchandiser
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Advantage Solutions full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    -Depending on the position, it can be a very easy job in terms of how much work you have to do.
    -As a merchandiser, you have a lot of freedom to work your own territory without someone hanging over you shoulder.

    Cons

    -This company has a huge amount of turnover. They're constantly laying off employees because they are always losing clients. Just to put it into perspective for you, both of my parents have each been laid off twice, along with myself once. This was all within a two year period.
    -It's amazing how much they underpay their employees. If you have a bachelor's degree and you're lucky, then you might make about $14/hour. But I've seen them recruiting as low as $10/hour.
    -The fuel reimbursement program is very one-sided. They pay you about 30 cents per mile, that's compared to the federal rate of 57 cents. On top of that, they don't cover the first 40 miles of your commute each way. In my case, I often drove that many miles and would cost me $24 each day, which comes out to upwards of $6,000 of non-reimbursed mileage. They also don't pay you for the first hour of drive time for each way of your commute, which can add up to 10 hours a week of unpaid drive time.
    -If you're lucky enough to have a full time job to begin with, the benefits are very expensive. Many employees are kept at part time or are often reduced from full to part time in order to avoid paying out benefits. I cost me over $1,000 a month for medical, dental, and vision coverage for a family. And that's with a $6,000 a year deductible.
    -The company both figuratively and literally treats you like a number. Whenever you call any type of support number you always have to give them you're employee id number. They don't even care about your name or what you do. Whenever they're faced with losing an entire division of employees, they take the easy route and just cut everyone loose. The way they figure it is it's easier to just find another client and hire/rehire people with less pay & benefits.

    Advice to Management

    -Stop treating your employees like numbers and worthless individuals.
    -Quit saying that "People Are Our Business." It's a giant hypocrisy and a slap in the face. Unless of course you're referring to people as a commodity, because that's certainly never rang more true.


  4. "good company"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Retail Merchandiser in Longmont, CO
    Current Employee - Retail Merchandiser in Longmont, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    good company offers benefits

    Cons

    has some slow times based on retail


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Good Job with Great Benefits"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Retail Merchandiser in Dalton, GA
    Former Employee - Retail Merchandiser in Dalton, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Advantage Solutions full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Best benefits package you will find .
    Obtainable goals for retail sales merchandisers
    Bonus available for reaching goals .
    Working in multiple stores and travel.
    Paid mileage and lodging when needed.

    Cons

    Using your own car can add up miles and extra maintenance . Working alone most of the time so you need to be vigilant in getting your work performed to meet all your goals. Don't apply if you are not goal oriented. The pay could be better but the bonus off set the pay.


  6. "Reset team member"

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    Former Employee - Retail Reset Merchandiser in Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Retail Reset Merchandiser in Tampa, FL
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Advantage Solutions full-time

    Pros

    None at all I could see

    Cons

    You are just a number, and the team leader needs to take a Dale Carnegie an he needs to learn communication.

    Advice to Management

    When you hire someone ( a long process ) tell them the truth. Train you complete staff how to communicate and don't treat them like they are just a body !


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Run fast from AS"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Retail Field Merchandiser/Event Specialist in Hendersonville, TN
    Current Employee - Retail Field Merchandiser/Event Specialist in Hendersonville, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Advantage Solutions part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    A place to wither away your time.

    Cons

    A company that doesn't care.

    Advice to Management

    Start caring about your people we try our best.

  8. "Great Company to work for."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Retail Project Merchandiser in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Retail Project Merchandiser in Charlotte, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible scheduling. You schedule the projects assigned to you to fit your schedule.

    Cons

    Sometimes there isn't enough work for the week. The projects have a cycle where there are a lot projects and then it slows down for a few months. I have worked anywhere between 4 hours to 50+ hours in a week.

    Advice to Management

    When there are projects that require a mailing to the representative's home, it would be nice to have a tracking list so that the representative can schedule the project accordingly.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Great job and awesome support team"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Retail Project Merchandiser in Bronx, NY
    Current Employee - Retail Project Merchandiser in Bronx, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    This job does a great job at giving me freedom to work when I want. They are the best in there business and have the stats to prove it

    Cons

    I wish they pay rate is higher. Other then that this is a great company to work for. I love it

    Advantage Solutions Response

    Nov 13, 2017 – Advantage Solutions Team

    Thank you so much for being a part of our Retail Project Merchandising team for over 3 years! Every day we strive to be the best and are humbled by your recognition. If you have any friends or family... More


  10. Helpful (4)

    "Giving so many stars because of the OT that was available at time"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Retail Project Merchandiser in Nashua, NH
    Former Employee - Retail Project Merchandiser in Nashua, NH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    At time there was a ton of work in my area and was always going over 40 hrs getting time and a half - my paychecks were great

    PAID ACCRUDED TIME OFF
    SICK TIME

    make your own schedule

    online portal easy to use

    Cons

    Stores abrubtly got taken away and was because they lost a contract with a large chain
    hours went from well over 40 to nothing and was laid off.

    I was on a reset team and the woman who ran it - worked for a diff company but was a PHYSCO PATH
    LAZY AND A COMPLETE PATHALOGICAL LIAR

    I WISH I REMEMBED HER NAME

    I CANT BELIVEVE SICK PEOPLE LIKE THIS HAVE JOBS

    SHE DOES A LOT OF SHAWS RESETS BEWARE

    Advice to Management

    DONT HIRE A COUPLE
    WHO GO ON A THREE WEEK VACATION - AND STILL ACCEPT JOBS BUT FAKE THEM AND ENTER BOGUS PICTURES
    THERE FORE HAVING A PAID 3 WEEK VACATION

    ISNT THAT FABULOUS