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Mark Anthony Group Reviews

Updated January 29, 2017
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  1. "Producer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    They provided flexibility and access to good markets

    Cons

    There was not a lot of back office support


  2. Helpful (1)

    "No management or focus, no loyalty to employees. Turnover rate tremendous"

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    Former Employee - Regional Sales Manager
    Former Employee - Regional Sales Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Mark Anthony Group full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    good benefits, mid range payscale for the industry, nice 401K match

    Cons

    This is a company that has quickly destroyed its credibility with it's wholesale partners, making it very difficult for brand growth. Lack of clear leadership and focus has caused massive firings and rampant distrust among employees, everyone watching their back and walking on eggshells. Successful, loyal, long term employees let go and replaced by new college grads. HR dept famous for screwing you with severance terms that are against federal law. Hire a lawyer immediately if you're put on a "personal improvement plan." No one comes out of those alive. Better yet, steer clear of this company.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Communication breakdown. Nobody knows what anybody else is doing in the company."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Decent salary and great benefits. You receive a couple new toys, and a company AMEX. The novelty of their seemingly generous and team-like work environment quickly fades, and the reality of a broken corporate structure soon rears its head.

    Cons

    It seems all levels of management are merely trying to keep their heads off the chopping block, as a weekly "people on the move" company-wide email is sent out. Due this passive (useless) management roll, nothing important EVER gets done to help drive sales/distribution. Good, factual, data-proven results are not rewarded or acknowledged in any way; but instead are pushed aside and replaced with ridiculous busy work, random wild goose chases and errands fit for an intern. Also, there is no unity within the company. Never have I witness such harsh rivalries WITHIN a company. It seems different teams are pitted against one another by upper management, and an elitist, contemptuous corporate structure emerges. You like drama? Welcome to the Super Bowl of office politics.

    Advice to Management

    My advice to management is to do something--ANYTHING to earn your way. If someone under you is not performing the way you want them to, listen to them and teach them how they can reach that potential. Ignoring all the problems brought to you from the field has got to stop. There is a reason the company hired people to report these problems to you; so fix them. Also, extramarital affairs going on in the office is not at all appropriate.


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  5. Helpful (4)

    "Line up to walk the plank"

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    Former Employee - Field Sales Manager in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Field Sales Manager in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Mark Anthony Group full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    This used to be a great company to work for about 3 years ago. I was here for 9 years, spent 1 year on a "personal improvement plan" which the entire company knows you're next to be fired.

    Cons

    Mass firings. HR dept famous for asking you to sign rights away illegally and severance agreements are full of broken federal and state laws. Hire a lawyer, but know that their lawyers are bigger then yours and it won't get you much. They only want to screw you.

    Advice to Management

    What management? They've all been fired.


  6. "Massive firings. Company hated in the industry."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Mark Anthony Group full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    nice benefits. there are no other pros.

    Cons

    terrible leadership. hire a lawyer if you get fired.

    Advice to Management

    respect employees and allow them to do their job without micromanaging.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Company with great Entrepreneurial environment!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    This company is perfect for those who possess an entrepreneurial spirit who thrive in an autonomous environment. The company supports fully its people and products and gives everyone an opportunity to be successful. The opportunity for advancement is almost unlimited and with its growth offers everyone a chance to grow personally and professionally with the company. The company in very generous in terms of salary, bonus and benefits. In addition to the compensation the company is always willing to invest in those people who are willing to contribute to its long term success. This is a great place to start a career and grow with the company.

    Cons

    Must be willing to excel in an autonomous environment and in some cases less direction with which some are comfortable.


  8. "Make it happen while thriving in ambiguity with a humble attitude"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Mark Anthony Group full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The rates on health benefits for PPO BCBS coverage are way better than when I was with other huge CPG companies. Participate in their wellness program and you will save thousands in healthcare expenses if you are an employee in the U.S.. The founders values are to respect everyone at no matter what level which is refreshing in other highly bureaucratic large CPG environments.

    Cons

    Due to a fast paced and innovative environment their are not a lot of written policies in place so it's a bit of a leap of faith in some areas. If you are someone who can't thrive in ambiguity it might be a tough transition.

    Advice to Management

    Onboarding needs to be more automated.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Amazing team but crazy schedule"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Mark Anthony Group full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    People at mark anthony are amazing but the schedule is crazy, they keep à ski g more and more after office hours. They dont respect that peps need personnal time.

    Cons

    Way too much job, you have to act the role of 2-3 People at the time.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more People in the sales and in the office.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "don't put yourself through it."

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Halifax, NS (Canada)
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Halifax, NS (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Mark Anthony Group full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    None. Stay away at all costs. Terrible people that walk around with their nose in the air. Only care about their own advancement and nothing else. The alcohol industry is fun but not with this company.

    Cons

    Cold, robotic, slave drivers that make a fun industry horrible. The company went through another restructure (yet again) this week and and without notice or cause some staff was replaced by new staff. the outgoing staff were treated like trash. All communication was completely severed and dealings were to be done only through HR. insensitive and disrespectful to their employees only begin to describe this company's agenda. RUN!

    Prepare to "drink the kool-aid" and live and breathe this job and this company's policies. They try to brainwash you into being their little Mark Anthony minion. For a while you'll enjoy it but one day you'll wake up and realize you've been used and abused.

    High turn over

    Very unorganized company. Just when the company becomes remotely stable, another change comes.

    STAY AWAY if you're not hard up for a pay check.

    Advice to Management

    There's a reputation out there, guys, it's not a good one. Take some time and invest in some great leaders so your reps are properly equipped to hit the market and adapt to changes.


  11. Helpful (2)

    "Terrible IT Leadership"

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    Former Employee - IT Project Manager in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - IT Project Manager in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Mark Anthony Group full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Lots of different applications to learn, Finance team were great to work with.

    Cons

    Poor management and leadership where senior leaders, Directors over schedule and then find scapegoats to take the blame

    Advice to Management

    Fire the problem leaders and promote people who understand the business and technology



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