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"Unfulfilled promises"

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Former Employee - Retail Sales Merchandiser- Developmental in Foxboro, MA
Former Employee - Retail Sales Merchandiser- Developmental in Foxboro, MA
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

I worked at Advantage Solutions full-time (Less than a year)

Pros

Flexible work schedule, enjoyed being on the road and working with accounts, ability to work independently, minimal supervision from managers except during market visits. Good opportunity to master organizational and time management skills.

Cons

Everyone has widespread territories and too many accounts to manage, coupled with unreasonable selling expectations. The amount of time expected to spend on each store call is unrealistic given all of the tasks that must be completed. Lots of pressure instilled by management to meet quota causes Reps to cheat in order to satisfy upper management. Management is so focused on meeting the unrealistic expectations and making themselves look good that they encourage cheating and false reporting. Quarterly bonuses are distributed to the same 4 top performers who consistently cheat and blatantly lie about the number of cases and displays sold. Managers refused to investigate cheating and choose to look the other way. Low employee morale for those who are honest.

No opportunities for professional growth or promotions, no additional training provided despite being promised and being placed in management-in-training position, minimal new hire training, outdated handheld technology used - device was constantly breaking which resulted in weekly calls to the IT department and unsuccessful attempts to troubleshoot, poor work/life balance, auto mileage reimbursement rate was far below rate established by the IRS, no car allowance to compensate for wear and tear on personal vehicle, Account Management team always behind schedule and failing to communicate changes in promotion calendar and force-out schedule causing Reps to look ignorant when speaking with store management and burn bridges.

Advice to Management

implementing ethics training and fair automobile mileage reimbursement to start... followed by a complete redesign of KPI objectives/scorecard metrics to demonstrate real value added by Reps, reduce cheating and create a level playing field.

Other Employee Reviews for Advantage Solutions

  1. "Event specialist"

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    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Event Specialist in Sugar Land, TX
    Current Employee - Event Specialist in Sugar Land, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Advantage Solutions part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Opportunity to meet interesting people.

    Cons

    Having schedule change on a nearly daily basis.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "its an ok place to start"

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    Former Employee - Retail Sales Representative in Ann Arbor, MI
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Representative in Ann Arbor, MI

    I worked at Advantage Solutions part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    job isnt too demanding, gas reimbursment

    Cons

    pay isnt great, and its takes too long to move up

    Advice to Management

    be cool

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