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Advertising and Charity Events Marketing Reviews

Updated January 12, 2018
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  1. Helpful (19)

    "Absolutely the best tos start a career"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great mentors, great clients - non profits and charities. Great environment and co workers.
    Its all about team work and winning as a team.

    Cons

    If you are not a team player - probably not the place for you. We love people that love working with other cultures and different background

    Advice to Management

    We can take over the world


  2. "SCAM! College intern who applied for Paid Marketing Internship"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    -Learned Marketing tips and ways to overcome objections
    -Gets you out of your comfort zone
    -Forming relationships with employees

    Cons

    -I was told I would be receiving a weekly stipend and instead after 2 weeks of working and not receiving a paycheck was told that it was commission.
    -You are walking door to door in the greater Philadelphia area "pitching" people to buy office supplies such as copy paper and printers. I walked down multiple high ways..
    - I was told I would be able to work with different departments (marketing, HR) and instead was in the "field" walking door to door the duration.
    - If you have a car you are required to drive to and from the "field" and back to the office for evening meetings (could be up to an hour or two of just driving around). You are never reimbursed unless you ask and someone will throw you a couple bucks. If you don't have a car then you are taking the train to and from places all day long.
    -You are looked down upon for not taking part in weekly happy hour trips
    - There is a high level of unprofessionalism

    Advice to Management

    Be more upfront with people about what they are getting themselves into as far as job description, required duties, and pay. First day on the job and when you say we are driving to a "meeting" and instead park on a side street and start going door to door is not open and honest about the job description.

  3. "Difficult job but good people"

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    Former Employee - Account Executive in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Philadelphia, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Advertising and Charity Events Marketing (More than a year)

    Pros

    -Thorough sales training
    -Fun People to work with

    Cons

    Door to door sales with no proper payment or reimbursement. It was strictly commission. Everyday employees were driving or train/bus to and from the office as well as work territory. They don't reimburse their employees for things like that. It is a pyramid scheme and employees were not always treated right.


  4. "This is a MLM scheme - do not waste your time"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Advertising and Charity Events Marketing full-time

    Pros

    There are no pros to this company.

    Cons

    You are paid a very small amount per day (~$35) and they rest is commission based.
    Door-to-door fundraising preying on lower income individuals.
    Parades itself as a charity when it is actually taking advantage of their employees and people in the community.
    Very few people earn a livable wage off of the hard work of all other employees.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Not worth it"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    People are genuinely nice and the two blonde HR reps are cute AF! Good for making hang out buddies.

    Cons

    Not worth it.it is all commission based with no base salary. It is a weird MLM/ pyramid scheme hybrid. They are a mlm being they have legit products to sell. They are a rip off in respect to the fact if you don't sell at $200 a day you get paid little to nothing which is absolute trash. You are door to door cold calling. Management makes money where as you seldom do and will be struggling with PA public assistance system.

    Advice to Management

    Offer a friggin base pay or at least match below a certain amount made.


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Account Executive"

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    Former Employee - Account Executive in Phila, PA
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Phila, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Advertising and Charity Events Marketing full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Worked there for a month. Really good learning stepping stone for the working world. The presentations are easy. Teaches you straight forward Do's and Don'ts. People you work with are friendly and very group oriented.

    Cons

    The commission was very low. No salary. Very nerve racking. You go out on the field. When you are out on the field, they allow you to pay for transportation which is costly. You also go door to door. Chances are you get caught and kicked out of "soliciting."

    Every morning before I head to the field your manager expects you to get 5 sales in 1 week then promoted become corporate trainer which is nice but really impossible. The annoying part about that everyone would keep asking you, "you getting promoted???" I then would try not get my hopes up and trust me, you shouldn't to either.

    The CEO/manager of the company became nice to me in the beginning but then throughout the time me working there, he became iffy. Before I left, I realized he was a joke. Around holidays he wanted me to take a road trip to NY with 5 people in the group since I was the only one who had a car. After that, Monday was a holiday (all businesses we go to) were closed and he didn't care which threw me off guard.


  7. Helpful (20)

    "Love it! Great team! GREAT WORK ENVIRONMENT"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Advertising and Charity Events Marketing full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I absolutely love the environment and the hours; they are very flexible and help every new employee.
    Fantastic way to get your career started

    Cons

    We can do pizza party every night and not just on Tuesday, also taco night can be repeated as well.

    Advice to Management

    Keep mentoring everyone! Lets help everyone

  8. "We are ready for 2017"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Advertising and Charity Events Marketing full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Love the energy and colleagues!!
    People are friendly and helpful. Always something new to work on and new projects. I have been on 4 business trips in few months I've been here. This is a great place to start a career. I was looking for a small/medium marketing firm that helps and works with new recruits and I found that here

    Cons

    No Cons except for the new construction near the office that adds to 10 mins of driving, it confusing for someone traveling for the 1st time.

    Advice to Management

    I'm excited to be a part of the expansion in 2017. Looking forward to working with more charities as well.


  9. "Fun and a great place for entry level"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing Consultant in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Marketing Consultant in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Advertising and Charity Events Marketing full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    So much fun everyday
    Management program is great for someone like me who just finished my masters
    My colleagues are so smart and helpful

    Cons

    Sometimes the morning meeting runs a little longer than expected and that means striving harder to hit our goals on time

    Advice to Management

    I love the atmosphere and sharp people we're working with now.


  10. Helpful (11)

    "Waste of Time!!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Philadelphia, PA
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Advertising and Charity Events Marketing full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    -One great thing is that because the job is such a waste of time, you won't suffer too long if you decide to try it because you will only be there for about a week. Turnover is higher than Mount Everest.

    -It was also cool to see how schemes work first hand. It will teach you to not be fooled by smooth talking and deeply selfish people so easily.

    Cons

    STAY AWAY!!!

    - You will be doing business to business sales trying to sell office supplies. Prepare to arrive at the office at 8am and leave to go home at 6:20pm. You will soon find that these long hours are for nothing. There is nothing "selective" about this worthless job. They chose eager people that are willing to give ACE Marketing a chance and this gives the organization a chance to take advantage of them. There is a reason their poor excuse for a website is worryingly vague.

    -The fact that any new comer stays more than three days is a testament to how great the leadership is at sales. Because the leadership has mastered the art of sales, they are great liars and deceivers. The "CEO" or more appropriately, the office manager, Ayush, is their captain. Watch as they talk about the "opportunity" to run your own office in just 5-6 months! In reality one of their "best" sales employees has been with ACE for over a year and is not even close to even being an assistant manager let alone running an office! They are the ultimate two-faced people that use persuasion to keep new people to stay long enough to make the company sales and then make every effort to not pay those new comers their commission. Talk to anyone that was with this "company" for a short period of time and they will tell you that they have not been paid for the sales they made. This is illegal since you sign a document guaranteeing they will pay you for your sales.

    -Their "corporate trainers/leaders" are struggling to make even $350 a week before taxes. That's why none of them have cars and use new people to drive them places. You will often see them "close new clients" by telling them they are just getting a free ID and then unbeknownst to the "client" send them items that they will later have to pay for if they don't cancel in time. This is because many of them are desperate and just barely scraping by so they throw integrity out the window. They easily get demoted to Account Executive if they don't make quota. So please ignore the outright lie that these people posted in the "salary section" of Glassdoor that the average base salary for an Account Executive is $48k-$52k. Their corporate trainers are not making half of that on average because they too only make commission.

    -There is absolutely no base salary. As an account executive you will be struggling to make $5 a day since these people don't plan on paying you a single dime if you don't stay for a long time. This is unethical since they promise in writing that you will get 30% commission for all sales you make. You will make more money sweeping the floor at McDonald's.

    -Also as a sincere warning, please ignore the recent glowing reviews that they posted in Glassdoor. Most probably, the same 4-5 leadership people post all of the positive reviews so that their games don't get exposed and they come off as legitimate. They likely make multiple Glassdoor accounts so that they can make it seem like so many people have such great things to say. They have "team nights", "pizza nights" and "cool business trips to Miami, Dallas, and New York" to help with the scheme. They also do some high energy thing they call "atmosphere" to pretend that the job is fun and exciting. It's all a distraction from the fact that you will not be making any money but they will.

    -Everything said just scratches the surface. As a final note prepare to have to pay for all travel expenses and for your food. They pay for nothing. You will not be paid for the training, which will last for a whole week, and there are no benefits. Because the vast majority of people leave quickly enough before serious damage is done, they often don't feel the need to write reviews online. If they did, organizations like this wouldn't last two weeks.

    Advice to Management

    Since you all like quoting eastern philosophers that are beyond your ability to understand, how about you fire yourselves and go discover how to be a decent human being. Otherwise, your meaningless "company" will end in shame like it deserves to. You will eventually be discovered for the things you do.


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