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American Marketing and Publishing Reviews

Updated July 12, 2018
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American Marketing and Publishing CEO Abram Andrzejewski
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Pros
  • "It's hard working with small business owners who are strong minded and the backbone of our country" (in 45 reviews)

  • "Small business owners are the soil of the earth and backbone of our economy" (in 42 reviews)

Cons
  • "Most small business owners are NOT excited about advertising (any advertising from any company)" (in 40 reviews)

  • "Lots of your own gas and wear and tear" (in 17 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (4)

    "Great Company To Work For"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Community Representative in Tinley Park, IL
    Current Employee - Community Representative in Tinley Park, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at American Marketing and Publishing full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    This company gets it! The interview process is very straight forward and transparent. After your 1st interview, if the company is interested in hiring you, they set you up for an observation day with a successful salesrep and you get to see what a typical day is like working for the company. You get a chance to see if it is a job that you can do.
    If you are hired, you are thoroughly trained at the corporate office for a full week. The training is excellent and upon completion, you are well equipped to hit the ground running from day one.

    It is a very positive environment, everyone is willing to help and want to see you succeed. The CEO is very active in the business and interacts with the sales reps as if he is your co-worker, not your boss. All layers of management are awesome, they started in sales just like all reps start at the company and have worked their way up through the ranks. Promotions are from within and merit based, so you have a real opportunity to make a ton of money and get promoted to management if that is what you want.

    Im money motivated so I really enjoy the bonus opportunities and weekly and monthly cash incentives that the company make available.

    Great products that every small to medium sized business needs.

    Cons

    The downside to working here or at any other organization is usually yourself. If you are not a hard worker and self motivated, you may habe a tough time in sales.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing! Continue to stay ahead of the pack with the latest product offerings. Keep equipping us with the tools needed to succeed. Tablets , CRM, etc


  2. "Sales representative"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at American Marketing and Publishing full-time

    Pros

    You get what you put into this job

    Cons

    Job not for everyone takes a special person to do it

    Advice to Management

    Remember how hard sales can be

  3. "Office"

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

    I have been working at American Marketing and Publishing full-time

    Pros

    AMP is great! Probably the best company I have ever worked for. You get the family type of feel here at work as well as the ability to work with a reputable, growing company. I have yet to see a company like AMP and I could not be more proud to work at such an exceptional company!

    Cons

    The only downside of working here is that you have to be a self motivated person. If you aren’t ready to check yourself, and work towards goals, then this isn’t the position for you.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Account Manager"

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    Current Employee - Account Manager in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Milwaukee, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at American Marketing and Publishing full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The ability to make money is there. Management is supportive and helpful.

    Cons

    This job is not meant for everyone. It is cold calling, and 90% of the time each small business requires a call back.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Good Job for Driven Self Sufficient Individuals"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Digital Marketing Manager in Bloomington, IL
    Former Employee - Digital Marketing Manager in Bloomington, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at American Marketing and Publishing (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Flexibility
    Fun & Unique Work
    Family owned corporate business

    Cons

    Me first type of company
    In certain positions the time spent working does not equate to pay

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  6. "Not for everyone. Very uncomfortable cold calling businesses about phone books."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Field Representative in Iowa City, IA
    Current Employee - Field Representative in Iowa City, IA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at American Marketing and Publishing full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Very good compensation plan in place that keeps employees engaged. The 401k, health care plan, and commission is all good.

    Cons

    You work more than 40 hours but don’t get paid for it. You are expected to work your district with little to no hands on experience.

    Advice to Management

    Do more training in the field and provide warm calls to businesses.


  7. "Sales Driven"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at American Marketing and Publishing full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Training was thorough and paid.

    Cons

    You are selling a product that is outdated.. Ads in phone book-style publication. Walking into businesses cold-call style.

  8. "Great opportunity for some"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Outside Sales Representative
    Former Employee - Outside Sales Representative
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Supportive staff and coworkers
    Your success is directly related with what you put into it
    Great, comprehensive training

    Cons

    To be really successful your life is pretty much consumed by work
    Long hours
    Lonely environment as you are by yourself all day

    Advice to Management

    At this point, most print hinders more than helps a business. For home based businesses the products AMP offers will work really well for them but it's sad to see small businesses giving their money to take out an ad just because one of their competitors did it.

    You're also told in training that, although print is declining it's just "less good" than it was before and the residents of whatever town you're in really like/use the print directory. However, about 2/3ds of the people I talked to weren't familiar with it and considering it goes out to literally everyone in the town, you start to realize that just like those big yellow pages, people just toss this too.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "AMP"

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    Current Employee - Account Manager in Schaumburg, IL
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Schaumburg, IL

    Pros

    Benefits, commission, easy work, paid lunch

    Cons

    No true cons except customer service


  10. "It just wasn't for me"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at American Marketing and Publishing full-time

    Pros

    Everyone I worked with, all though briefly, was very kind and very helpful.

    Cons

    It just wasn't for me. Driving around and peddling something that most people didn't believe was a good product (that's not to say I didn't believe it was, just that potential customers had a hard time seeing the need for the product) coupled with being alone on the job every day made it not a good fit for me.


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