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Atlantic Coast Brands Reviews

Updated September 4, 2017
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Thomas Shipley and Andrew J. Surwilo
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  1. "5 years and still loving it"

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    Current Employee - Senior Marketer
    Current Employee - Senior Marketer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Atlantic Coast Brands full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    A fast paced environment filled with passionate and smart employees. The co-CEO's encourage a feeling of ownership in every employee, regardless of level. All new ideas are welcome and respected, even if not the employees area of responsibility. A total lack of the bureaucratic b.s. which sucks the life out of most companies.

    Cons

    Busy, busy, busy! Creative minds are always dreaming up new projects, but better than the alternative!


  2. "Sinking ship"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jersey City, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jersey City, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Atlantic Coast Brands full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great people who worked hard for this business model

    Cons

    Terrible business model, meanwhile owners avoid elephant in the room

    Advice to Management

    address the elephant in the room..

  3. "Employee"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Atlantic Coast Brands full-time

    Pros

    Summer hours, Friday lunch, relaxed atmosphere, nice people

    Cons

    Not very competitive salary, some people like to talk but cannot execute, office politics


  4. "Love the work I do..."

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    Current Employee - QA and Training in Jersey City, NJ
    Current Employee - QA and Training in Jersey City, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Atlantic Coast Brands full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    I started at Atlantic Coast Brands a little over 5 years ago and have grown with the company into a very promising role. The company has been supportive and is open to new ideas. We continue to grow and expand into new areas and I hope to be part of that growth for some time.

    Cons

    Like many companies ACB had some growing pains but that is all in the past , we have a strong more productive company and are on track to reach our full potential as a company.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to listen to your teams feedback.


  5. "Needs Work..."

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    Current Employee - Manager in Jersey City, NJ
    Current Employee - Manager in Jersey City, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Atlantic Coast Brands full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Direct access to Management - very family oriented.
    Casual fun environment and staff takes pride in celebrating their employees.
    Very good location.
    Product line is something to be proud of.

    Cons

    Company does not seem to learn from their mistakes.
    Senior management tends to overlook suggestions from employees.

    Advice to Management

    Learn to trust the employees who work for you to become a better company!


  6. "Company that lost focus"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Atlantic Coast Brands full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The founders had great vision in mind and wanted to achieve a lot with less people. The business model and revenue is from autoships. it is difficult to survive a company with such a model.

    Cons

    The company went through a lot of a layoffs and management changes. Some changes were too drastic and quick


  7. "Not for everyone. Revolving Door Job"

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

    Pros

    -Nice building, Nice view, Large office

    Cons

    -Poor Management
    -High Goals in a sketchy business of "free trials" and "auto-ships" that were not explained thoroughly to the consumer.
    -Most if not all your calls will be irate customers who got charged "without knowing".

    Advice to Management

    -Show your team that you can "easily" reach the goals (using their phone/computer). Not sure if what has been passed around the office about the phones being routed depending on the rep is true.

  8. "Nice Experience"

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

    Pros

    Nice, helpful and knowledgeable people

    Cons

    I didn't find any cons.


  9. "Ecommerce Account Manager"

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    Former Employee - E-Commerce Account Manager in Jersey City, NJ
    Former Employee - E-Commerce Account Manager in Jersey City, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Atlantic Coast Brands full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Excellent corporate environment with great leadership

    Cons

    A little boring with a traditionally "professional" environment

    Advice to Management

    Hire some young people and liven up the atmosphere. Get an interior designer to bring your space to life!


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Still loving it after 4 years!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing in Jersey City, NJ
    Current Employee - Marketing in Jersey City, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Atlantic Coast Brands full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    A real meritocracy where employees at all levels of the organization are empowered to help improve the business. This means that junior level people find themselves with large areas of responsibility if they are ready, willing and able. Also a great work atmosphere with little to no of the political bs you find in many orgs. The bottom line is that people really like each other at ACMG and enjoy their day to day work life.

    Cons

    At one point there was an in house call center (product specialists) which had to be shut down due to rampant behavioral issues. Also, lean times several years ago resulted in a right sizing of the org which unfortunately meant some good people were let go.


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