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Lawrence M. (Larry) Kimmel
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  1. "Ok place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good hours and location
    Nice clean office
    Friendly environment

    Cons

    Doesn't pay great
    Not much room for growth


  2. "Marketing Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    I learned a lot in the position, really worked my way up and took on more than I expected. I loved the people I worked with.

    Cons

    Poor management, tough commute, leadership was very rocky. You know what you're getting into in a non-profit, however it was much worse than expected.

    Advice to Management

    You have great people and a great product, make sure that's shared with the world.

  3. "A Sinking Ship"

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

    Pros

    Good benefits. Nice colleagues. Decent pay.

    Cons

    No direction. Not changing with the times.

    Advice to Management

    Evolve


  4. "Not Bad - but not great"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Lot of time off when you needed it; great work life balance.

    Cons

    At the time I worked there, DMA was going though a rough patch financially. I was hired to do a job no one wanted and received very little support or opportunities for growth. There was a lot of work to be done, but only a select few 'could do it right.' No team-environment., just out for themselves. Some employees were downright rude and purposefully blocked projects. NY office competed against the WDC office and ruined synergy.

    Advice to Management

    Get DMA back on sure footing and recognize staff for the work they do and what they are capable of doing.


  5. "collector"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good working conditions, nice office

    Cons

    N/A, was a nice place to be


  6. "A fledging business trying to live in the past"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Decent pay, friendly people, summer Fridays

    Cons

    No room for advancement, salary freezes since 2012, low morale, not innovating, been through 4 CEO's in less than 3 years

    Advice to Management

    It's time to realize the association as a whole needs new direction and vision. Direct marketing is but one piece of a marketers arsenal. If they don't advance with the times they will continue to fail.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great people to work with, however the company wasn't doing too well econmicly"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people. Had the best boss. Learned a lot. They are very much into training and keeping your skills up to date.
    Still keep in touch with my ex-coworkers and consider them my friends.

    Cons

    I loved working in DMA so much, that when the lay off time came, it was a total shock.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great place!"

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    Current Employee - Assistant in West Palm Beach, FL
    Current Employee - Assistant in West Palm Beach, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Direct Marketing Association part-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Very positive environment. The owner cares about his clients as well as staff. Very fair with pay and bonuses as well as benefits for part-time employees.

    Cons

    Small company, can get slow at times.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great networking opportunities, organization on the decline"

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    Former Employee - Executive in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Executive in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great networking opportunities, great team, opportunities for media and industry exposure, training opportunities. People are the greatest asset.

    Cons

    Declining membership and revenues, layoffs, somewhat stuffy culture, management turn over, poor morale. Managment is more interested in self-promotion than the needs of the organization and staff.

    Advice to Management

    Provide more leadership to staff and boost morale, find new revenue streams, increase membership


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Account Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Direct Marketing Association full-time

    Pros

    Pay is ok. Not much more I can add.

    Cons

    Not a lot of opportunities for advancement .

    Advice to Management

    Needs more diversity in management.


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