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Advantage Solutions Reviews

Updated June 15, 2017
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Pros
  • great opportunity to learn new things an meet new people they have flexible schedule (in 88 reviews)

  • Extremely great compensation-work part time and get paid as much as a full time job (in 82 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. Helpful (7)

    "91/2 years with this company, one 12 cent raise."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Retail Merchandiser in Wenatchee, WA
    Former Employee - Retail Merchandiser in Wenatchee, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fairly flexible and the supervisors only contact you when they need something from you. So do your job and you don't get bothered.

    Cons

    No benefits, No raises, tons of mailings come to the house so you turn into a storage shed. Difficult to get ahold of supervisors when needed. You have to drive all over the place for VERY little reimbursement. Since you only get paid the time it takes you to do a job, if you are a fast and efficient employee and get the job done faster, you just lost pay. But, if you are a slow worker and take alot of breaks and talk throughout the job, you are actually at the job site longer and so you get paid more. Efficiency doesn't pay here.

    Advice to Management

    Work harder to keep good employees. The occasional raise, or opportunity for a better gig within the company goes a long way when it comes to keeping good employees. Hiring new employees at higher wages than long term employees that never receive raises probably isn't the best way to keep employees. Answer the phone or return phone calls in a timely manner.


  2. "event specialist"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Event Specialist in Salem, Rockingham, NC
    Former Employee - Event Specialist in Salem, Rockingham, NC
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    not early bird or late owl time, not much pressure and kind of fun job except the cons!

    Cons

    working every single weekend, cooking and preparing food more than advertising and talking about the products, low payment, carrying and set up a heavy desk on every single event, no benefit at all.

    Advice to Management

    too much detail on wearing dress code, giving boneses or bbenefit , not enough hours

  3. "Event Specialist"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Event Specialist in Riverside, CA
    Current Employee - Event Specialist in Riverside, CA

    I have been working at Advantage Solutions part-time

    Pros

    Flexible schedule ,meeting a variety of people

    Cons

    Working weekends,constant scrutiny by trainer

    Advice to Management

    Nonexistent


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Club supervisor"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Club Supervisor in Hartford, CT
    Current Employee - Club Supervisor in Hartford, CT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very steady paced, every day is different and some demos are fun to do.

    Cons

    Scheduling staffing, last minute work orders communication inside the company is bad.

    Advice to Management

    Train new supervisors better.


  5. "Retail Merchandiser"

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

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

    Pros

    Great overall company to work for!

    Cons

    Driving territories could be tightened up


  6. Helpful (5)

    "Company Review"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Business Development Manager in Woodcliff Lake, NJ
    Current Employee - Associate Business Development Manager in Woodcliff Lake, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    the company allows you flexibility in your work day and have the ability to work from home.

    Cons

    transparency in your development/position. growth potential seems limited to be a top exec. pay is not great when comparing the same position else where. lack of company culture. high turnover

    Advice to Management

    pay your employees better and actually implement a better company culture. Be transparent about what the retail /sales aspect meant. did not realize i would literally be out in stores everyday rotating product as a college grad.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Event specialist"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Event Specialist in Fullerton, CA
    Former Employee - Event Specialist in Fullerton, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Talk to people, learn new recipes, good for college/retired

    Cons

    Minimum benefits, no advancement, no raise, not guaranteed hours

    Advice to Management

    Respect the feedback you ask for and actually consider it. Don't change what's not broken

  8. Helpful (6)

    "WORKING AT ASM"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - District Manager in Provo, UT
    Current Employee - District Manager in Provo, UT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The company is fun to work for. You can excel fairly easily if you are good at what you do.

    Cons

    The pay stinks. A bad manager can block you from moving up.

    Advice to Management

    Try to read resumes instead of listening to managers who have control issues.


  9. Helpful (10)

    "Ask employees if they are fairly compensated."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - RSS in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - RSS in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Advantage Solutions full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Decent benefits, Holiday schedule-and vacation time.
    Room to grow if you "play the game" know the right people.
    Great clients-and fun atmosphere for people persons!
    Fairly decent code of ethics(this is also a con-see below)
    In comparison to other marketing companies some what better expectations-and schedules if you are FT.
    If you happen to work on a team with great management-you can really enjoy this job.
    If you perform well you will become favored-and occasional get cut some slack if you have family emergency or need to take time off.

    Cons

    Very low pay-in comparison to the expectations of output. High performers often get shafted in pay-or told about incentives, but dont receive them- sometimes it seems like the management uses this as a way to get teams to deliver-then company does not pay out.
    Even 4-5 star employees do not get regular raises. (this has to change-or you will keep loosing the good -dedicated employees.
    You can be in your position for over 10 years and only get 30 cents raise. This is a disgrace!

    The code of ethics and 5 pillars are a great and I believe most of the employees implement them in day to day tasks- but it is way too easy for management to do shady things and get away with it- The favoritism has gotten out of hand and there has to be a way to curb this trend.

    You get very little to nothing in vehicle reimbursements and the wear and tear on your car is just not compensated well enough- most employees are loosing money and paying out of pocket for cars they generally only use for work.

    You are required to do administrative tasks at home-store displays- sometimes roomfuls -fill your car up every day and have that available during store calls however most employees are not considered telecommuters and therefore loos up to 2 hours a day in driving to the first store and from the last store- in addition you are not compensated mileage for the drive even though you are caring product-displays-or equipment for the company. You will in no way be allowed to rent a storage space and expense it. The company basically wants you to eat the cost.

    Advice to Management

    Please start giving employees yearly raises based on performance. It is possible to treat all of your employees better-not just a few because it is in the budget for a few cents for 1 or 2 a year.

    Please provide a better vehicle reimbursement package. You will continue to have churn and burn if you do not do something to change the amount of money reimbursed for mileage-wear and tear on car etc. We cant keep paying out of our pockets to keep clients happy.

    Have better transparency on policy's-many policies say - check with your supervisor - this means the supervisor can say or do whatever they want-even if it is not policy.

    Please give better training to management- on policy.

    Promotion-opportunity for advancement are claims made by the company-however there is no formal programs to train or get those potential promo-table employees on the right track for advancement. It seems in recent years only the younger new-comers get on the fast track to promotions.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Lots of travel!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Field Saled Merchandiser in Omaha, NE
    Current Employee - Field Saled Merchandiser in Omaha, NE
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good mileage compensation and great money. Monday through Friday position. No weekends or Holiday. Depending on your manager, flexible scheduling.

    Cons

    Lots of travel! Some weeks I will do over 1,000 miles, other weeks just 300. Some areas require you to stay the night in a city so if you have children this can be difficult. Gaining a relationship with the store and club managers you work with can be difficult as well.


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