J&L Marketing Reviews

Updated Sep 1, 2020

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3.7
69%
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J&L Marketing CEO and Founder Scott T. Joseph  (no image)
Scott T. Joseph
68 Ratings
Pros
  • "J&L provides great training and resources necessary to do your job(in 35 reviews)

  • "Another pro is the opportunity to travel(in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • "No downsides that I've seen in my 3 years of working for J&L :)(in 13 reviews)

  • "Can have long hours but it's worth it(in 6 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "BEST COMPANY"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Event Coordinator in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at J&L Marketing part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    -Great company culture -They train you for everything you need to know -Events are a lot of fun

    Cons

    -No cons to share about J&L!

  2. Helpful (4)

    "One word: toxic"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Office Staff 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at J&L Marketing full-time

    Pros

    You’re thrown in the fire, so you learn how to take the heat and meet ungodly guidelines. You learn how to remain calm when a narcissistic leader is having a tantrum. You learn how to spot a lie. You learn how to pass the blame. When you have great ideas, you learn how to cope with others presenting them as their own. You learn what you don’t want in a company.

    Cons

    J&L Marketing is the con. Other con: the real reviews are buried under reviews written by the “in-crowd” staff.

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  3. "Best place to work!"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Coordinator in Louisville, KY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at J&L Marketing full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    J&L is a wonderful place to work. Management is great and always helpful. I always look forward to coming into the office.

    Cons

    Occasional long hours- but it’s worth it!

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  4. "Great learning opportunity"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Promotions Coordinator 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at J&L Marketing part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Enjoyed the travel and running sales events. Thinking back, it provided a great opportunity to network and learn the ropes of B2C sales. All-in-all great experience. I did this while taking night classes at university and working full-time though, so I may have a different experience than others.

    Cons

    I would've liked to run more events, but was often contacted for last minute bookings. May have been because I was also working full-time. Many events begin on Thursday and run through the weekend.

  5. Helpful (1)

    "Unlimited earning potential"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Growth Strategist in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at J&L Marketing full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    This is a good work environment. J&L Marketing is a fantastically run company with great vision, great leadership and industry leading products, services and talent. Team leaders and managers are very supportive and coach up their teams to succeed. If you are good at building relationships, communicating, and overcoming objections this could be a good job for you.

    Cons

    This job is not for everyone, very demanding and taxing mentally.

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  6. Helpful (8)

    "Great Culture and Very Innovative"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Digital Brand Strategist in Louisville, KY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at J&L Marketing full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    - Allows all employees to pitch ideas to be implemented - Great Hours - Fun environment

    Cons

    - there is not any

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  7. Helpful (4)

    "This was great place to year until the last year or so"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Accounting Assistant in Louisville, KY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at J&L Marketing part-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    great hard working people for the most part

    Cons

    Upper management has no respect for those who do the work and doesn't abide by the core values but expected others to do so.

    J&L Marketing Response

    CEO

    Thank you for your feedback and I’m sorry your experience with us did not finish as great as it started. We work hard as a team to create an environment where everyone enjoys the culture and their job. Unfortunately, we have not done that 100% of the time but we will continue to work hard in our pursuit of it. It is difficult to identify what went wrong in your situation because we have never employed an accounting assistant. So I know we’ve never employed a part time accounting assistant for five years. If you are sincere and honest with your feedback... I will assume this was done in an attempt to keep your identity private. You are correct, we take our core values seriously. Innovation, Passion, Delivers Results, Can Do Attitude, Honesty and Integrity are things we try to live every day. These are not just words we created because we wanted to be all of those things...We demonstrate ALL of these values when we as a team are at our best. I’ve reviewed a variety of Glassdoor reviews from a variety of industries. One thing I’ve noticed is that there are two types of people in every organization- those who like their organization and job and those who do not. New York Times best selling author, Ken Blanchard once said... “People who produce good results feel good about their themselves.” It’s been my experience that the people who produce good results at J&L tend to like the company and their job more than someone who does not. These people tend to post positive reviews and the people who do not post negative reviews. This is probably a result of how they feel internally but also probably the feedback they get from their manager as well. What amazes me is that many of the comments (both positive and negative) are so similar from industry to industry. The same can be said of an employer and how they would review an employee. In the end... I think with any organization and person it comes down to the fit. Some people are just not a good fit for their job or the organization and some organizations are not a good fit for that person as well. It was my job to create an environment that allowed you to excel, grow and love what you do... I feel like I failed you and I wish I could have done better. I do know the people who live our core values are very happy here and we are equally thrilled they chose to represent J&L. We are truly fortunate to have them on our team. It’s my hope you are able to find a company that’s a better fit for you because in the end... you and your employer should both enjoy the working relationship. Life is a lot more fun that way. J&L Marketing was ranked #9 by Zippia in their ranking of the best places to work in and around Louisville, Kentucky. While we are proud of this, we clearly have more work to do... but we will get there. If you would like to talk further about this my door is always open. Thank you again for your review and feedback - Scott

  8. Helpful (7)

    "Promotion Coordinator"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Promotions Coordinator in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at J&L Marketing part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I have had some great experiences and have made many networking connections

    Cons

    sometimes long commute. You can be driving for up to 3 hours to get to specific events

  9. Helpful (7)

    "Marketing Coordinator"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at J&L Marketing full-time

    Pros

    What I like most about working at J&L compared to other agencies I've worked at is that there is minimal micro-management. You have ample independence to work on projects and collaborate with management on ideas. I've developed new skills and made lots of friends. Solid benefits and vacation/personal time. There is also a good amount of office events throughout the year which keeps the environment fun and upbeat.

    Cons

    Hours can be long, client deadlines and last minute changes add pressure. But such is agency life.

  10. Helpful (10)

    "A toxic and immature owner"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Growth Strategist 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at J&L Marketing full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Potential to connect with people within the industry. Can come and go as you leave because the only managers are semi-retired across country.

    Cons

    The Owner is an immature ticking time bomb that goes off weekly firing, & chasing away the only talent in the building. Yes... Has been successful but he personally ran off the people's coat tails he's been riding for over a decade. Products are utter garbage and provide no value you to anyone with an education or automotive marketing experience.

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    J&L Marketing Response

    CEO

    Thank you for your review. I'm sorry you feel this way about your business relationship with me and even more importantly your opinion about J&L Marketing. It is my personal goal that every individual at J&L enjoys their work experience. I won't go back and forth on the quality of our products and services. If you were truly at J&L for more than 3 years, I have to assume you would not have stayed that long if your clients were not thrilled with the marketing results and the atmosphere was toxic. Our Google rating is 4.8 out of 5. The reviews are overwhelmingly positive with over 95% of the reviews coming from automotive marketers and clients who benefit from our marketing strategies and programs. It's open to anyone who wants to review us or just read the reviews. As far as the culture here we are proud to be ranked #9 by Zippia in their ranking of the best places to work in and around Louisville, Kentucky. This ranking is not because of me (never has been). This is because of a group of great people who work hard together in an effort to accomplish incredible things. We are now a full service digital agency and our growth is there as we continue to look for and add qualified people to that team.. We are proud of what that team has accomplished and even more proud of their willingness to learn and grow in this direction. Not every person is the right fit for a company and not every company is the right fit for all individuals. It is my hope you are currently working at a place you can call home and thrive. Thank you again for your review and feedback and as always feel free to reach out to me if you ever want to discuss and at least end on a more positive note. - Scott

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