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  1. "Great manager and a great experience. This sharpened my skills like nothing else."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - National Ad Sales Director in New York, NY
    Former Employee - National Ad Sales Director in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    This job teaches you how to sell. It gives you a thick skin, teaches you to think on your feet and how to ask for the sale. It is not an easy job but anything worth doing is a challenge.

    Cons

    The parent company can sometimes complicate operations. The CRM is homegrown and it's not perfect. A lot of whiners knock this place when in fact they didn't work. It's worth calling them to work there.

    Advice to Management

    Trust your VP and your employees a little more.


  2. "Unlimited earning potential if you put in the time and effort."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Director in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Sales Director in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ideal Corporate Marketing full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    It's astounding to me how many former employees at ICM have pointed there fingers back at management, the company, product etc.. Similar to every other company that gets bashed on social media sites like this there is always one guarantee - No one looks in the mirror and gives themselves a proper gut check. It's much easier to slander the very people who gave them the opportunity to begin with. It should not be hard to figure out who I am. Comments have been made on Glassdoor that "no one makes money". Anyone who questions that I beg you to please come speak to me and I would be happy to show you pay stubs and commission reports. I make very good money and will continue to advance my pay this year and for years to come. I have never posted anything until now mainly because I feel sorry for people that clearly do not posses the attitude or put in any type of effort. I personally believe that anyone who truly wants to make money and take pride in their career can be successful in life at ICM or any company that gives them a shot. Unfortunately those that have blamed ICM for their failure will never make real money anywhere they end up. ICM is a great company that has a rapidly growing product offering and client base. Believe in yourself and you will sell anything, anywhere at anytime. Don't and you will have to continue blaming each company you work for each and every time you fail.

    Cons

    Other than having to work with negativity and defeatist personalities sometimes there are no cons.

    Advice to Management

    Look deeper into each sales rep you hire. Most can give a great interview it appears, but very few have what it takes to sustain that energy and enthusiasm over time.


  3. Helpful (5)

    "Good if you have no other options"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Ad Sales in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Ad Sales in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    They pay on time.

    Insurance from dday 1 but a week plan.

    Cons

    Small modest base with a lot of hurdles to make anything more than that. They will start you off on a 50-55k base salary but it is really a draw against your commisions. You would need to do at a minimum of 350k in sales to make one penny more than that.

    After certain people hit that milestone it seemed that it was still a battle getting any type of money out of them. There was a girl who went well above that number and she was not getting paid properly.

    The ad's themselves are very low quality where they gaurantee a mininmum of 100,000 in distribution. This is not audited and they will instruct you on how to go around it with clients. Basically teaching you how to mask the low quality.

    The employees , event their top people make very little money but act like they make more. The easiest way for you to get the truth if you are considering this, is to ask for paystub or some type of proof. Their top 3 sales people don't event make 100k a year for example.

    The office space is the cheapest ,crappiest space you can find in the location.

    Overall the people were cool but from a business perspective its not a good match.

    Unless you have no other option or are in the process of just needing something for now. You will not be happy at this place.

    They tend to hire societies outcasts who would never be hired by a normal company.

    Advice to Management

    Dont run such a crappy place, create a real digital component and spam is not a selling point to mask the lack of distribution the product has. People will eventually catch on.


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  5. Helpful (3)

    "not great"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Ad Sales Director in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Ad Sales Director in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    week off between christmas and new years
    close to train

    Cons

    micro managed
    not a great work enviornment

    Advice to Management

    good luck


  6. Helpful (7)

    "Nothing IDEAL about ICM"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Ad Sales in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Ad Sales in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Ideal Corporate Marketing full-time

    Pros

    Close to Penn Station
    The office has heat.
    starting wage is decent

    Cons

    Unprofessional psuedo sales people all around you.
    No training
    Cant be late one minute late, literally, or you will be chastized.
    Crazy amount of favortism and office drama, it would make even a reality star cringe

    Advice to Management

    Speak to your employees with some professionalism. Cursing every second doesnt help. possibly train people? some telling us about all the money you made in 1999


  7. Helpful (6)

    "Saddest Company I have ever seen"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Sales in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Ideal Corporate Marketing full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The starting Salary is $50k annually and the office is near Penn Station. You can bring your water bottle and they will let you use their fridge. Everyone runs out at 5:30 pm.

    Cons

    No training very unfriendly and border line barbaric company culture. Top sales people yell and curse at the newer sales people while actively telling them they want you to fail so as they can get your business.The culture is motivation by threatening your job on a weekly basis and listening to your every phone call.You are video tapped in the office and every word you utter is recorded.You are counted as to how many times you go to the bathroom which is gross. You get weekly emails criticizing your work in a malicious spirited email from a person you have never meet. Top sales people run out all the new guys and try take their deals. Hasn't been clean in a decade.

    Advice to Management

    Lead by example not with threats and cursing. It might be time to start looking for a new job when you cant keep an employee for more then 3 months.


  8. Helpful (7)

    "HORRIBLE BOILER ROOM."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Ad Sales Director in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Ad Sales Director in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    You're indoors.
    SOME of the people are cool.

    Cons

    Training? What training? A 3 ring binder. Make phone calls.
    Managers do not manage anything. Make phone calls.
    Computers and systems are XP ancient. Make phone calls.
    Derogatory emails on your performance from someone you've never met. Make phone calls.
    Your every move is recorded and logged. LITERALLY. Make phone calls.
    Weekly meetings are nothing but a scream session and a whip. Make more phone calls.
    Lose half the employees through firing or quitting every single month. Make phone calls.
    Senior staff average about a year in tenure with company. Make phone calls.
    If you don't like it, there's the door. Make phone calls.

    Advice to Management

    Your base will continue to dwindle as long as you focus on short term gain over long term growth.


  9. "Don't listen to the haters"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Close to penn station.You were able to be yourself on the phone. Had other sales jobs that made you read from a script. Manager here encouraged you to be yourself.

    Cons

    Felt like print was hard to sell. Struggled but a couple of reps did well.

    Advice to Management

    Get better distribution numbers. Maybe go digital.


  10. "Advertising sales director"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Office right next to Penn station. Met a few of cool people. Good hours, and health insurance from day 1. That's about all tho. Oh and the manager will join you for happy hour 24/7!

    Cons

    While the manager is a great guy at heart, he does not know how to properly manage an office or how to really motivate his team. Motivation was yelling and cursing and threatening out jobs, and finally toward the end this skinny goofy pip squeak from the main office would come in and observe and spy. No actual sales training or manager offering TOs to help close a deal. The product itself is marginal at best. They tell you to mask outdated quality print with tickets, however what huge company doesn't already have a million connections to tickets??!!. Manager also plays favorites and office can get clicky and unprofessional

    Advice to Management

    Merge office with the parent office like there were rumors of doing before my employment ended mid summer. This way is will actually be managed in a functional way


  11. "Make this your last resort"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Salary is good but not worth it for the stuff that you have to deal with.

    Cons

    You will get called out for how many times you go to the bathroom...

    Cannot be 3 seconds late or you will be called out for it, in front of everyone.

    Lastly, the place is a complete joke. Very unprofessional work environment and very toxic. It comes off very high school like. Stay away or you won't last long.

    People were always coming through for interviews yet they cannot find anyone to work there because the second you walk in the door you are blown away with level of unprofessionalism and the people with no personalities.

    Advice to Management

    Don't ask your workers that have been there for ancient years to write the 2-3 good reviews on here because they have no other opportunities.

    I'm very surprised the company is still in operation in terms of the environment and how the employees are treated.


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