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BDS Marketing Reviews

Updated November 15, 2018
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Pros
  • "Pay is good for the type of work" (in 11 reviews)

  • "they're very good with flexible schedule, in terms of management their really great" (in 20 reviews)

Cons
  • "Turns out this was work given to full time employees because their hours were below the minimum necessary to keep their full time status" (in 16 reviews)

  • "Everybody who is part time gets thier hours dropped every year" (in 13 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Love it!!!!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Field Technician/Lead Installer in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Field Technician/Lead Installer in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BDS Marketing full-time

    Pros

    Great advancement, travel opportunities, laid back work environment.

    Cons

    Can't get a day off ... So i have no cons to report...lol

    Advice to Management

    Pay raises more frequently or at least update employee profile so proper pay advances occur in timely manner ... Update my file please


  2. "Awesome"

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    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Mission Viejo, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Mission Viejo, CA

    I have been working at BDS Marketing part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good job pays well, has many positive benefits including incentives, discounts and bill payments for part-time workers

    Cons

    can be a slow job and often takes up your entire weekend

    Advice to Management

    keep it up, also please bring in the reps when there is traffic and they will make an impact, it benefits everyone

  3. "Opportunities galore"

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    Current Employee - Recruiter, Former MDM in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Recruiter, Former MDM in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BDS Marketing full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Once you are employed by BDS and get your foot in the door, it is easy to transition from part-time to full-time, seasonal to permanent, entry-level to management, etc. They offer great benefits, paid training, have a friendly and responsive HR department, and are just a solid group of people to work with. I've always felt secure in the resources made available to me, the training that was provided, and the responsiveness of management. I have been with the company for about 7 years now, and I have seen them only continue to grow and expand.

    Cons

    Work can be unreliable, as is the case working for any company in the marketing industry. BDS is great about placing you into other programs in the event your assignment ends.


  4. "Easy sales job with easy reporting from an app on your phone."

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    Current Employee - ASR in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - ASR in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BDS Marketing part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    easy fun job for part time work

    Cons

    not enough hrs, only worked 2 days a week for 8hrs a day.


  5. "Merchandiser"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at BDS Marketing full-time

    Pros

    Great company to work for.

    Cons

    Depends on your stores for driving times.


  6. "Strange Company to work for."

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    Current Employee - Field Technician
    Current Employee - Field Technician
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at BDS Marketing part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Pay is decent and most stores you visit have friendly staff. Flexible hours.

    Cons

    Week to week schedule varies wildly, making hard to plan your life. One week you'll get 15 hours, the next 50 hours.

    Management changes constantly. I gave up on getting to know my (current) boss, as they wont be around long.

    You're considered Part Time, no matter how much you work.

    Pay differs from job to job.

    Advice to Management

    Make your full time employees full time and pay the people willing to work hard better. Stabilize your field management team. Your boss shouldn't change every six weeks.


  7. "Merchandiser"

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    Current Employee - Merchandising Specialist in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Merchandising Specialist in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at BDS Marketing part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Super flexible work schedule, opportunity to get extra hours, gain knowledge on electronics, and work independently.

    Cons

    Unorganized company, LOTS of driving, wear and tear on your body, no benefits unless full time, not a great amount of opportunity to move up in the company, no real company discounts or gratis, too many jobs with too little time, not well compensated for all the driving you do, and no on hands training.

    Advice to Management

    Take care of your part time employees more. We do all the dirty work and get a “thanks” here and there but it would be nice if maybe we got a free lunch once in awhile or a gift card to Starbucks/Jamba Juice. Make the employee “discounts” actual discounts, it’s crazy to think the company has so many ties with Bose, Sony, etc. but can’t even get any form of discounts with any of them. Look to reps who have been with the company a long time and know what their doing to become FOMs. Offer actual in person training, and maybe hold a conference or two in all areas so reps can actually meet each other.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "A Great Company with Lots of Opportunities"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at BDS Marketing full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    If you're looking for fantastic work / life balance, career development, a place to learn and grow, a truly authentic culture, and just a good feeling when you walk into work everyday, then BDS is the place for you.

    Cons

    The time, effort, and dedication it takes to grow and move up in the company may not be for everyone. It's not something that happens overnight.

    Advice to Management

    Continue investing in your people, innovating your tools and adding more resources - doing so will continue to make this a great place to work, and allow employees to thrive!


  9. "Not bad but could be better"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Supervisor in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Customer Service Supervisor in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at BDS Marketing full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Allows for a good amount of autonomy in making decisions

    Cons

    Can be a little disjointed since corporate is fairly distanced from the work being done on the ground level.


  10. "Good place to work."

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    Former Employee - Market Development Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Market Development Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at BDS Marketing full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Rewarding work and you create your own schedule.

    Cons

    Their Insight BDS applications are horrible.

    Advice to Management

    Hire better software engineers to build your apps.