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Positive Promotions Reviews

Updated May 23, 2017
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  1. "Great Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer S in Hauppauge, NY
    Current Employee - Customer S in Hauppauge, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Positive Promotions full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The schedule is flexible and the people are friendly.

    Cons

    Lots of overtime during the busy season.

    Advice to Management

    More on the job training


  2. "Awful Experience.....Low class management. People are treated like garbage."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Warehouse in Hauppauge, NY
    Former Employee - Warehouse in Hauppauge, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Positive Promotions full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    No good reason to work for this meat grinder. They chew you up and spit you out. Never a thank you....!!!

    Cons

    Backstabbing supervisor's....Never anything POSITIVE to say about peoples hard work .

    Advice to Management

    Learn how to respect and treat the people that break there backs for you.


  3. "Sales"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Intern in Hauppauge, NY
    Current Employee - Sales Intern in Hauppauge, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Positive Promotions full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good company atmosphere and very friendly people. There were various fun activities such as the company barbeque, and the friendly atmosphere made it an enjoyable place to work.

    Cons

    Company is relatively unorganized and hectic. My day to day activities could have been much more effective with better communication from my boss, but overall it was not too bad.

    Advice to Management

    Have more clear communication from top management to bottom, and communicate goals more clearly. Have more clear cut directions on which to act.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Job History"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brooklyn, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brooklyn, NY

    I worked at Positive Promotions (More than a year)

    Pros

    Relaxed environment and the vending machine

    Cons

    friction between departments and constant shifting within management

    Advice to Management

    do more employee moral activities or outings; people don't say happy there long


  6. "Good job but could be stress full"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Hauppauge, NY
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Hauppauge, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Positive Promotions full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    -paid vacation
    -paid sick days
    - 401k plan
    -paid holidays

    Cons

    -unorganized
    -needs better supervisors
    -stress full
    -high call volume


  7. Helpful (5)

    "Developer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hauppauge, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hauppauge, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Very sketchy company, I was hired here thru a recruiter and I found out the company was too cheap to follow thru and pay the agency fee, then they lied and said they found me on their own.

    Cons

    Very questionable business practices, extreme cost-cutting measures sacrifices quality. They do not seem to operate in a very ethical way and it will catch up with them in this day and age.

    Advice to Management

    Practice ethical business practices with your vendors so that you do not put your employee's credibility at stake.


  8. Helpful (12)

    "Puppets controlled by CEO"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing in Hauppauge, NY
    Former Employee - Marketing in Hauppauge, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Positive Promotions full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I was fortunate enough to work with a wonderful manager. Great products with potential to grow.

    Cons

    My worst job experience to date and I cannot recommend anyone to work for this company. The environment is chaotic filled with ineffective processes and employees. Not uncommon to apply for one position and then turn into another. You may be asked to work the call center (older employees think this is perfectly normal) and maybe even the warehouse! CEO Nelson Taxel creates the company chaos by micromanaging to the point where the employees do not have to think for themselves. You are told how to do your job because you will not be trusted. Only those who have been working with Taxel for awhile and have a personal tie to him, have credibility. And those employees unfortunately, are the ones driving the company to the ground. The President is clueless.

    Advice to Management

    Company needs a leader to survive. Company direction and decision making seems to be emotional, not based on data (maybe because there are no systems to provide reliable data). Company needs a total restructuring. Cut catalog production and expenses, invest in digital!


  9. Helpful (6)

    "Inside Sales"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service/Inside Sales in Hauppauge, NY
    Former Employee - Customer Service/Inside Sales in Hauppauge, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Positive Promotions (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The only one that comes to mind is that they did pay you every week on time. That's about it.

    Cons

    There is nothing positive about working at "Positive" Promotions. They ramp up hiring people for their two busy seasons and after each one ends, the blood letting begins. Absolutely everyone in the place accept for the power elite, walk around in constant fear of losing their jobs with zero notice and for no particular reason. I left before the grim reaper had a chance to lower the sword.

    Advice to Management

    It's ironic that this company provides promotional products for their clients that are for the most part given to the client's own employees to show their appreciation for a job well done. It would be pretty cool if they did the same for their own. Don't hold your breath.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Pretty Good"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Employer Account Executive in Hauppauge, NY
    Current Employee - Employer Account Executive in Hauppauge, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Positive Promotions (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great base pay for a call center, commission is always an added bonus. Great atmosphere for a young salesman to gain experience.

    Cons

    Just now starting to get up to date with technology, sales department is sometimes treated like children by supervisors, other departments tend to mess orders up.

    Advice to Management

    Weed out the people that will try and tear the company down, offer more incentives to the sales team as well as the call center. People want to feel like they are important when they come to work not just like they are stuck in limbo. Keep moving in the technological way that you are moving in.


  11. Helpful (4)

    "Bad management"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Hauppauge, NY
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Hauppauge, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Positive Promotions full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good place to gain experience and good "potential" to make good money. Well known company within the industry.

    Cons

    Owner refuses to spend a little bit of money to improve the process. Most orders get messed up in some type of way. The senior sales executive is not ever in his right mind and there's been suspicion of drug use on the job. Everyone in upper management lies except. They don't have the technology to help you be successful.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of AS400 and develop a program that works for every department in the company.


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