American Marketing and Publishing Reviews
64% would recommend to a friend
(566 total reviews)
96% approve of CEO
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- "They have great training in the beginning of your employment and throughout your employment with AMP." (in 64 reviews)
- "Very nice people work there, good management" (in 30 reviews)
- "Good people to work with" (in 22 reviews)
- "good money if you like sales" (in 21 reviews)
- "Great benefits" (in 17 reviews)
- "long hours and pay is not what i thought it would be." (in 17 reviews)
- "i was told during training they were putting a tracking device on my phone that I pay for and would be monitored daily, news to me...is this the Gestapo?? i WENT ON CALLS WITH MY MANAGER AND SHE BASICALLY WAS JUST HARASSING THE PEOPLE WE CALLED ON...several kicked us out or said they would call the police." (in 16 reviews)
- "Low salary and takes time to build up a book of business." (in 14 reviews)
- "The only thing I would suggest is better communication between sales representatives out in the field and optional refresher training courses for employees who feel they have lost their way." (in 6 reviews)
- "They do give you a car allowance that is broken up into every paycheck." (in 6 reviews)
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Found 566 of over 573 reviews
Updated Nov 20, 2023
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- 5.0Oct 26, 2023Senior Hiring ManagerCurrent Employee, more than 1 yearDeKalb, IL
Positive company culture Work-life balance Can be in control of your income Benefits Growth opportunities Personal and professional development Hands-on training Meaningful and rewarding
Rejection is a daily reality to overcome and it’s not for everyone! Mental toughness is required.
- 5.0Sep 18, 2023District ManagerCurrent Employee, more than 1 yearSaint Petersburg, FL
Great company that pushes you to succeed. Very “promote from within” company that wants you to reach your full potential and also sees that potential early on. I had never worked a sales job before working at American Marketing and Publishing. After coming from a nursing background I realized that the recognition and overwhelming willingness to help was what I was missing. The overall culture at AMP is like something I’ve never seen before. I never pictured being able to speak to upper management as easily as you can here. You’ll receive answers to just about any question within minutes. Receive constant training next to tenured reps who also continuously learn in order to grow as a sales rep. Selling to help smaller businesses is what we do- no better feeling out there than seeing someone’s business flourish because of your assistance. If you’re looking for a place to grow both as a person, and in your career… I highly recommend AMP.
Not working out of an office can be a con for some if you’re not self motivated to work hard.American Marketing and Publishing Response2mo
It’s awesome to hear your perspective on our company culture, and we’re happy that you’re enjoying your AMP sales career. It is really rewarding working with local business owners! Thank you for recommending AMP and for being a great team member!
- 1.0Nov 20, 2023Sales AssociateFormer EmployeeIndianapolis, IN
You will have flexibility in looking for a replacement job; once you realize you can't sell phonebook ads or the overpriced digital offerings.
They know what they are selling; their hiring model reflects it. I honestly can't believe they have survived this long, clinging to life, like a cockroach.
- 2.0Nov 6, 2023Marketing Sales RepresentativeCurrent Employee, less than 1 yearIndianapolis, IN
Self driven, independent work, you are on your own schedule
During my interview they told me that I would get lead generated businesses, but that was not true Also told me is was a two week intensive training process, but it was in fact one day of online training and one day of in-field experience and then daily online modules that were covered in the zoom class1
- 1.0Nov 14, 2023Digital Marketing Sales RepresentativeCurrent Employee
It was hard to find any
They take your salary away if you aren’t making enough money They send you to locations to sell people on stuff 8-12 months after someone else did the same thing
- 2.0Sep 22, 2023Digital Marketing Sales RepresentativeFormer Employee, less than 1 yearMadison, WI
Great outside sales experience! The days out in the field looked exactly how they did on your observation day. Training was very helpful for learning sales processes/ the products.
My first red flag for this company was when I received a fake "bonus check" on my paycheck (which they will be taking back). This is definitely a mistake, but for being on my first check, it was extremely discouraging and gave me a general mistrust for the company. The second red flag was when I asked my DM about details of my paycheck/compensation form (which were extremely misleading) and instead of being met with understanding and a want to clear up the confusion, I was met with "You should have known that" and "You are the only one to ever be confused". (Which actually many people in other reviews about this company were also confused). This company could have kept me if this conversation had a more professional tone and not manipulative. ***This one is important***: Something to note about this company when looking through reviews on Glassdoor or Indeed is that they are in the business of "reputation management" meaning they manage their reviews very closely. If you want to look for a more accurate review of what it is actually like to work for AMP I would trust the reviews that have fewer stars just as a general rule of thumb. I can guarantee they will reply to this review saying something manipulative.7American Marketing and Publishing Response2mo
Our reps are paid their base salary every other week, and their commissions and bonuses once per month. It is rare that there is a mistake, but in this case it sounds like you were accidentally overpaid and to the extent it ever happens, we do reconcile it. It is very unfortunate the timing of how this happened for you as a brand new employee with limited time with us and of course low trust, but rest assured we have been in business for 26 years and obviously take sales compensation incredibly seriously – it’s why we all work! We do take your feedback with regard to the very poor communication from your manager about this to heart and will work on better training for leaders when it comes to explaining our compensation. Barring this incident, it sounds like the rest of your time here was a good experience and we wish it would have worked out differently for you here. We wish you the best in your future endeavors!
- 2.0Nov 6, 2023Outside Sales RepresentativeCurrent EmployeeChicago, IL
Remote, make your own hours, 401k, commission rate after DNA sales
Quotas, business to business, lack of training (fully remote after two days of training),
- 1.0Oct 12, 2023Sales RepresentativeFormer Employee, less than 1 yearDeKalb, IL
The only pro to this job is meeting new people and discovering new businesses.
It’s a typical sales rep role where you have to solicit even if the door says no soliciting, keep talking when they say no, just get the sale. But the issue is they don’t set you up for success at all. At least not in my case. My training was absolutely terrible, my manager was not helpful at all. Overall just a terrible experience.2
- 5.0Apr 24, 2023SalesCurrent Employee, more than 5 yearsDeKalb, IL
Amazing Career Path. Create your own future. This Company guides you on how to be successful at Sales. So many companies out there someone else determines your worth. Here you get to determine your income. Sales is so competitive and so many companies have minimal training. At AMP the training is ongoing! It is like getting a free college degree in sales! AMP is a nationwide company with a strong mission to help family owned and operated businesses! AMP cares about their employees and really understands the value of work and personal life balance! They have leadership and life development programs. Inclusivity programs and Woman in Leadership programs each quarter. Such an incredible work culture!
The work we do relies on us to be self motivated. This isn't necessarily a con, but if you are not self driven then this might not be the place for you.American Marketing and Publishing Response6mo
We are so happy to hear you are finding enjoyment and satisfaction in your career with us along with a positive work culture and environment for growth! We agree that our training is world class and will continue to invest in that to empower our sales reps. Thank you for the helpful feedback!
- 5.0Aug 22, 2023District ManagerCurrent Employee, more than 1 yearEdgerton, WI
Supportive and very accessible leadership.
Lots of time on the road as an outside sales manager and trainer.American Marketing and Publishing Response3mo
Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review, we really appreciate your feedback. We’re glad to hear that our open door policy with leadership has helped you feel supported in your role. As you likely know, everyone in a leadership role here came into that role doing the work that they now mentor and manage, so we know how important it is to be accessible and supporting. Regarding the challenge of spending time on the road, we know it can be challenging when you’re a District Manager because the miles are longer than for everyone else. Definitely reach out to your leaders so we can help make that aspect of the work fit into the balance of the rest of work and life.
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American Marketing and Publishing has an overall rating of 3.7 out of 5, based on over 573 reviews left anonymously by employees. 64% of employees would recommend working at American Marketing and Publishing to a friend and 63% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has decreased by -4% over the last 12 months.
64% of American Marketing and Publishing employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated American Marketing and Publishing 3.8 out of 5 for work life balance, 4.1 for culture and values and 4.0 for career opportunities.