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"Excellent growth opportunities for recent college grads"

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Business Development Manager in Pleasanton, CA
Current Employee - Business Development Manager in Pleasanton, CA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Advantage Solutions full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

ACE program is hands on training, great management, great team work while keeping an entrepreneurial spirit.

Cons

Could be too corporate sometimes in the way they handle situations, it would be nice to have some fun like the larger well known companies do.

Advice to Management

keep conversing with the employees, engage ACE alumni whenever possible, keep motivating people through career growth and raises.

Other Employee Reviews for Advantage Solutions

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Good job, very expensive insurance!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Account Administrator in Grand Rapids, MI
    Current Employee - Business Account Administrator in Grand Rapids, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Advantage Solutions full-time

    Pros

    Time off is generous, great work/family balance.

    Cons

    Hands on training is lacking because everyone is so busy.

    Advice to Management

    Dart training is great for basics but you need to put new people with others to do hands on training. Dart is good for reference.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Very exciting company with a unique, entrepreneurial spirit."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Business Development and Client Service Manager in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Business Development and Client Service Manager in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Advantage Solutions full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Advantage is an exciting place to work becuase of how it is continually innovating and evolving as an organization, adding new capabilities and services. For example, 12 years ago it did not have any true marketing and today it has a top-ranked full-service agency representing a quarter of the business. Responsible for this is Advantage's entrepreneurial spirit; the culture is to proactively think through issues with clients and search for ways to deliver more value through a customized or creative solution. This is harder to do, but delivers better results. And it makes for a much more rewarding career at every level, because you are always doing things differently, not performing "lather, rinse, and repeat" by rote.

    Cons

    Sales and marketing agencies like Advantage focus on building their clients' brands vs. promoting themeslves to prosepective clients and employees. As a result, to someone unfamiliar with the industry, Advantage doesn't have the same name recognition or cache that a big CPG company has, despite its similar size and retail influence.

    Advice to Management

    Let's continue to get our message out more broadly. Twenty years ago SMAs were known as "food brokers" with limited services and were only really used to save money. Today, we are all about delivering improved effectiveness and efficiencies. We do so much more than we used to, use cutting-edge tools, and play a such a strategic role with the clients we service.

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