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Power Play Marketing Reviews

Updated November 16, 2016
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  1. "Great company for the right person"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Advertising Sales Director in Bingham Farms, MI
    Former Employee - Advertising Sales Director in Bingham Farms, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Power Play Marketing (More than a year)

    Pros

    If you do your job and make 100 calls a day...you will succeed. I loved my coworkers and Jeff was tough but he was a great boss!

    Cons

    I always felt like some of the more successful people in the company had a secret to their success/ the rules are very strict. You almost had to find a way around connecting to your clients.

    Advice to Management

    Allow the use of social media for obtaining clients!


  2. "Sales Support"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Decent company to work for today.

    Cons

    Every responsibility lumped into sales support


  3. "Good place to start out"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Advertising Sales Director in Farmington Hills, MI
    Former Employee - Advertising Sales Director in Farmington Hills, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Unlimited earning potential with uncapped commission

    Cons

    Have to make a lot of cold calls


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  5. "Inside sales representative"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Farmington Hills, MI
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Farmington Hills, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Power Play Marketing full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Base payed higher than most entry level sales jobs. Good benefits -they fully pay for your health coverage which I've never experienced before. The people you work with are awesome and it's like a big family which is hard to find these days.

    Cons

    Working for any type of sales job is difficult and stressful. Cold calling is never fun and the rejection can sometimes get to you so it takes the right person to do this job.

    Advice to Management

    None


  6. "Advertising sales director"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Amazing work environment. I went there to needing mentoring to hone my sales skills and I got it. Fun people and a great boss. Would totally recommend to anyone in the marketing field.

    Cons

    The freeway drive has some serious construction sometimes.


  7. "Sales position"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Farmington Hills, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Farmington Hills, MI

    Pros

    You know exactly what the job is from day one. This is a sales position. You are required to make phone calls and make sales. It's a very easy concept, and there are no surprises. You are not micro managed, unless you give a reason otherwise. If you do your job, and do it well, you will reap the benefits of bonuses, gift cards, sporting events and more. It's a rather laid back position, surrounded by really great people. You are only expected to work the general "9-5" life and no overtime is needed. Good benefits and growing company. Great for people starting off out of college or those interested in sales

    Cons

    You are on the phone majority of the day, and there is not much growth outside of your position. That said, growing into your position can leave opportunities for salary increases and bonuses. You get out of this what you put into it.


  8. "Decent but no room for advancement"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Advertising Sales Director
    Former Employee - Advertising Sales Director
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Power Play Marketing full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Easy work, although high stress
    decent co-workers
    constant hours
    good benefits
    great training

    Cons

    No advancement
    Angry Manager
    same thing over and over everyday
    fighting for scrapes when it comes to sales

    Advice to Management

    focus on teaching how to close a sale
    don't take employee failure personally
    trust your people more


  9. "Recent college grad review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Advertising Sales Director in Farmington Hills, MI
    Former Employee - Advertising Sales Director in Farmington Hills, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Great starting pay out of college
    - Incredibly supportive management team
    - Evenings and weekends off
    - Encouraging environment
    - You get out what you put in
    - High earning potential
    - Some of the best people I've worked with

    Cons

    - The industry isn't for everyone
    - No room for career advancement, however there's great earning potential


  10. "Great mentoring & inspirational leadership running this show!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Advertising Sales Account Representative in Farmington Hills, MI
    Former Employee - Advertising Sales Account Representative in Farmington Hills, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Power Play Marketing full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    As stated in the title of this review, the leadership at this media firm offers employees joining this group in metro Detroit area the unparalleled opportunity to be mentored by one of the most experienced ad execs in the biz!

    Freedom to work on your own projects and pursue your own dreams with unlimited earnings potential (and pretty good starting salary w/benefits, to boot) available to anyone who wants to do the work, and with the guidance of a seasoned media sales pro at the helm as your managing sales director leading you into battle to hit sales quotas you might not otherwise be able to achieve were he (the sales director) not there at your disposal.

    I recommend applying for the Media Sales Representative job openings available to anyone who is interested in and has a passion for working within advertising and media, you will get an amazing tool set to take with you if moving into another position at some point.

    The education you receive is vast, and I cannot stress more just how supportive, inspirational, and knowledgeable the resource is that you get to draw from by working here in his office, as the sales director is this combination of rarely found traits bundled in one individual.

    Cons

    The hours should offer more "flex" in terms of accounts you mainly call on and time zone changes - there is no need to have mandatory attendance policies for a commission based sales plan, and not offering more leeway in office hours seems like a bit of overkill, really.

    Benefits could use some beefing up, as well, although the company offers all kinds of great trips totally paid for to top sales reps and monetary rewards you can earn throughout every month of the year, which is awesome!

    Advice to Management

    To the company officers at the company's New York headquarters: let the sales director of this satellite location be more autonomous when making decisions that are in regard to his own office location. Stifling his ability to manage effectively in regard to his staff and this location is only slowing down your bottom line ROI from hiring him in the first place.

    He does not need his hand held by the New York office execs of the company, especially considering he has way more relevant experience and industry knowledge - the folks in New York could stand to learn more than a thing or 2 from the sales director, Jeff, in this office in fact - they should be asklng him for advice and "permission" to move forward in making decisions that affect the ad media sales process as he has real inside understanding on a national, Fortune 500 sort-of scale that the parent company barely understands at even surface level it is obvious.

    Give him room to be effective and take a cue from his playbook more often, it would help in substantial growth within the company overall, I suspect.

    What makes more sense would be to offer open office flex hours for employees to work anytime between 8am to 8pm / Monday through Friday for their individual attendance when present in the office throughout the week, or give options of something similar to that kind of personal choice in schedule for optional flexibility, it would make employees more productive while there and ultimately drive bigger, better bottom line for earnings company0wide.


  11. "Advertisement Sales Director"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Leadership is experienced and supportive
    Training is solid and will prepare you for the job
    Great base salary unlike other sales positions

    Cons

    Nothing but good things to come if you have a positive attitude and a drive to work hard .

    Advice to Management

    This is a great job for anyone that wants to work in a fun environment with amazing management and growth opportunities.



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