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Advantage Solutions Reviews

Updated June 25, 2017
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Pros
  • great opportunity to learn new things an meet new people they have flexible schedule (in 89 reviews)

  • Extremely great compensation-work part time and get paid as much as a full time job (in 80 reviews)

Cons
  • Admin time and call reports can make work/life balance difficult (in 36 reviews)

  • Not a lot of health benefits due to being part time (in 73 reviews)

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  1. "No heart"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Financial Administrator in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Business Financial Administrator in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    401k, insurance (if you can afford it) and a bi-weekly paycheck.

    Cons

    Low morale, no incentives, not enough training, and if you actually figure out something and get ahead then, they heap more on you.

    Advice to Management

    Try walking in the little guys' shoes for awhile. Until management is treated the same as the workers, things will never change.


  2. "Clean, Clean, Clean!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lantana, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lantana, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Easy job, pleasant coworkers, nice customers

    Cons

    Some coworkers will hand out whatever they are given even if it has mold growing in it! I will never allow my children to Sample at any club again.

    Advice to Management

    Management needs to be more aware and lead by example, if you don't care neither will your workers.

  3. "Not worth it, disorganized company"

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    Former Employee - Event Specialist in Palmdale, CA
    Former Employee - Event Specialist in Palmdale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Lots of merchandise leftovers to take home

    Cons

    Training online process was a nightmare, never able to get ahold of the company, supervisor often didnt respond in a timely manner, unprofessional, if they didnt have the product you were demo-ing in stock they still expect to you to stand there and do an "educational event" which was ridiculous. Carts were always broken and having issues and you are basically left to just figure things out.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Avoid Like the Plague"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Information Technology in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Information Technology in Irvine, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice People.
    3 Weeks vacation and PTO - 10 days Sick time

    Cons

    -Hourly base plus Overtime. Your base salary will be low and they will promise you that you will get 10 to 20 hours of OT to make the same money you were at another job....then take those hours away.

    - 401K is annual contribution and not quarterly.

    Advice to Management

    keep your promises


  5. Helpful (2)

    "In the store Event specialist"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Event Specialist in Carson City, NV
    Former Employee - Event Specialist in Carson City, NV
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I do not like this company they don't know how to treat there employer with repect so I will not work for Advantage solution ever again

    Cons

    I hate this company they should not be in the this business at all they need to put Crossmark back in business.Thanks Sandra Winters

    Advice to Management

    Not a good company to work for


  6. Helpful (2)

    "If you want to work for a company that thinks less than nothing about you, THIS IS THE ONE"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Field Representative in Chattanooga, TN
    Current Employee - Field Representative in Chattanooga, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You work your own schedule

    Cons

    Since they acquired the Field Reps from IRI no one at Advantage had a clue what the FR's did because they didn't bring over the supervisors. It was a rag tag group who punted at every turn.

    No training by experienced FR's make for high turnover.
    Incentive pay was cut out without notice cutting some store pay nearly 50%.
    IF you fall beneath their "norm" you could make minimum wage and without incentive pay most new FR's don't put up with the work load.

    Advice to Management

    I can't advise you folks because you refuse to listen to anyone. It's all about the money and while we're running the wheels off our vehicles you refuse to pay mileage for less than 40 miles and THEN only pay .26/mile after the first 40 for each store making mileage pay non-existent. Your management sends out daily e-mails first asking politely that you get your job done ending with threats of termination never asking why the FR who has 3 super WM's plus a few CC stores and a couple of drug stores thrown in why they can't get things complete within the BFD times. How about getting in your cars and running the routes yourselves to see what the real problems are and staying away from the keyboard?


  7. Helpful (4)

    "Do not apply here! Run! Run! Run!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - RSM in New York, NY
    Former Employee - RSM in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Advantage Solutions full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Hard to think of any at the moment ....PTO if you last that is,after 5 years,you get 3 weeks vacation,but if you are allowed to take it,by your supervisor,depending on the team you are on,that is another thing.some supervisors can refuse when you can take it,depending on busy times of the year.

    Cons

    Everything! No raises,mileage reimbursement is pitiful,wear and tear on the car,micro managing from the supervisor and ROM. Tons of work loaded on you with no morale support. Let's face it,upper management has not a clue what goes on in the field! They want you to spend 1 hour in a store that will take you 3 or 4 hours to cover with all of the priorities they load in your iPad that they list as " priorities"! If you go to your supervisor for help,you get the words of wisdom of," do the best you can,but do all the priorities," ,. Which doesn't help you a bit! You get to a store that has no dpt mgr, tons of probs in the store,and no way to fix the probs! Plus you get the thrill of sitting in 3-4 hrs of traffic to boot and only getting paid if you are lucky,$10 for gas that day! The stress and aggrav. Is just not worth it! Believe me!!! Human resources only backs up management , the help desk ,please , call them the helpless desk !!! Trying to get ahead in the company is a joke! Talent acquisitions is so disorganized and understaffed and their is def favoritism in this company! The favorites ,brown nosers and pets def get bumped ahead to positions of power ,but it doesn't necessarily mean these people know what they are doing or are talented! It just means they know the art of schmoozing! If you aren't in the " in crowd" you are def on the " outs"! Management will change policies,rules anytime they feel like it.

    Advice to Management

    Learn to appreciate your rsms in the field a lot more! You are losing a lot of good workers by your disrespect,mismanagent,micromanagement and bullying!

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Teamlead reset team"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Reset Team in Mobile, AL
    Former Employee - Reset Team in Mobile, AL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good people to work with

    Cons

    The managers harress you all the time calling on you to talk about his personal life I complained to HR but no-one did anything

    Advice to Management

    Stop hiring managers who have no experience in retail give your team leads authority to at least send associates home


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Beware of this Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Event Specialist in Wilmington, DE
    Current Employee - Event Specialist in Wilmington, DE
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    This job is only for those who are desperate. Not a good working environment.

    Cons

    Cut hours for no reason
    Do not communicate with their employees

    Advice to Management

    Better training, managers are poorly trained and the managers and the people they hire are not screened.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Depends"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Brand Ambassador in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Brand Ambassador in Cincinnati, OH

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

    Pros

    Good pay , flexible hours

    Cons

    Management is over barring

    Advice to Management

    Relax


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