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Professional Sports Publications Reviews

Updated Jun 26, 2019

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3.8
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68%
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68%
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Jarred Metze
71 Ratings
Pros
  • "Good base salary with commission potential(in 16 reviews)

  • "Salary and benefits are great for an entry level position(in 15 reviews)

Cons
  • "cold calling with a script all day everyday(in 14 reviews)

  • "lots of phone calls, sitting at a desk all day(in 13 reviews)

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  1. "Work Hard, Get Paid"

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    Current Employee - Branch Manager Scottsdale in Scottsdale, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Professional Sports Publications full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    I started working at PSP a few months out of college. After 4 years of successful selling, I took over the Branch Manager role in Scottsdale. I’m not even 30 years old and running an office of 25+ people and looking to expand. Confidence and personality make you successful. -Monetarily rewarding -Good benefits -Proven decades long company track record of success -Constant sales support -All leads supplied by...

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    Cons

    -The sales roller coaster can be both exciting and frustrating -If your personality doesn’t fit the sales game, you may not be a fit with PSP -Must be willing to leave your comfort zone to be successful

    Advice to Management

    Many people work only to get a paycheck every two weeks and put forth minimal effort. Most of the bad reviews are from these types of people, no work ethic, expecting to be handed everything. They hire based on personality type, nothing else. Come grind and you will be rewarded.

    Professional Sports Publications2019-06-27
  2. "Great first job with opportunities for growth and more money!"

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    Current Employee - Ad Sales Director in Charlotte, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Professional Sports Publications full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    This is an amazing base salary for your first job and there are plenty of opportunities and incentives to earn more than just your base salary including commission and bonuses based on numbers. There's a lot of room for growth through the company whether it's managerial or hiring within for other positions. The company does an exceptional job of being straightforward during the interview to know what to expect coming...

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    Cons

    You have to pay for health and other forms of insurance and you didn't have to when I started and are limited to only 4 holidays off a year.

    Advice to Management

    I have never had a bad encounter with management, they are always very honest and upfront about everything. I think it could benefit the office to have company dinners and other outings on a more frequent basis. But overall the management does a great job of being understanding, communicating, and doing everything they can to help you succeed.

    Professional Sports Publications2019-06-26
  3. Helpful (1)

    "Ad sales director"

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    Current Employee - Ad Sales Director in Charlotte, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Professional Sports Publications full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Generously compensated for your hard work. Fast paced and fun work environment. Amazing training, they will teach you everything you need to know to exceed in sales. I use sales tactics I learned here in my daily life.

    Cons

    Be prepared to work hard. This is not a job for the lazy.

    Professional Sports Publications2019-06-18
  4. "Just Being Honest"

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    Former Employee - Ad Sales Director in Charlotte, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Professional Sports Publications full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    From my first day to my last I always enjoyed the people I worked with. I liked training in a group with people that were my age and in the same boat with this as our first "real" job after graduating. There's always happy hours and the office is open so you get to know everyone pretty quickly. The location is great too. We had just moved into a really nice new office in SouthPark so there's tons of restaurants and places...

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    Cons

    I had never done sales before this job and it ended up just not working out for me. The people in the office that do really well are pounding the phones. I just didn't have the drive for sales and decided to look for a position more in line with my degree. I'll definitely miss all my coworkers.

    Advice to Management

    I never had a bad experience with management. When I met with them upon leaving the company they were supportive and wished me luck. I think everyone really enjoys having management from NY come down especially to get one on one time and help. I enjoyed my time at PSP and I know the skills and experience I've gained will only help me in the future.

    Professional Sports Publications2019-06-20
  5. "Great place to work!"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I have been working at Professional Sports Publications full-time

      Pros

      I've been working for PSP for several years. I have been given a lot of opportunities for advancement throughout my time with the company and continue to see growth in my career. Work/Life balance is great, fun work environment, all in all a great place to work.

      Cons

      Some days are harder than others. The job can be demanding, but the hard work you put in is rewarding in the end.

      Professional Sports Publications2019-06-13
    • "Great opportunity to grow"

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      Current Employee - Ad Sales Representative in Charlotte, NC
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Professional Sports Publications full-time for less than a year

      Pros

      I've been working here for almost a year now and I've really enjoyed it here. When I started, getting in the hang of sales was a learning curve. That being said, as long as you work hard and trust the people you work with, it becomes a very nice place to work with great opportunity to excel. I've met great people and learning the art of sales has been possible because of this company. Working in a young, fun, and hard-working...

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      Cons

      The ups/downs of sales. Every sales positions have down times, so battling through them are vital.

      Professional Sports Publications2019-06-12
    • Helpful (1)

      "Great Place"

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      Current Employee - Vice President in New York, NY
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Professional Sports Publications full-time for more than 10 years

      Pros

      I've worked at PSP for over 18 years and recommend PSP to anyone looking for a job in sales. I have been promoted throughout my career and continue to see advancement opportunities moving forward. If you work hard (which is expected), PSP is a great place to work and build a successful career.

      Cons

      Expected to work hard each day and make lot of calls.

      Professional Sports Publications2019-06-05
    • Helpful (1)

      "Good company/great rewards"

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      Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Charlotte, NC
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I have been working at Professional Sports Publications full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      Good work life balance/8-5/can stay later or come in early but not required. Hard work does pay off though, opportunities to get raises, company vacations and monthly contest bonuses. It is very possibly to achieve all of these incentives within your first year. Management is very helpful and wants you to succeed.

      Cons

      Some days are harder than others/rejection can get tough sometimes/can be repetitive

      Professional Sports Publications2019-06-05
    • "Fun Environment, Young People, good money"

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      Current Employee - Ad Sales Director in Charlotte, NC
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Professional Sports Publications full-time

      Pros

      Relaxed and fun environment, management is not all on top you. Hours are pretty regular, 8-5. Sometimes I get in early or stay late, but not required to do that. Never take work home. There are company happy hours one every two months or so. There are also company trips that are really fun. Just moved to new office in South Park. Salary is good to start and I already got two raises since I started in about a year...

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      Cons

      At desk all day, there is no in person sales or in person meetings. Have to make 250 calls a day

      Advice to Management

      Shorts all year would be great, not just in the summer!

      Professional Sports Publications2019-06-04
    • "Great Job. Great Perks. Lots of freedom."

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        Current Employee - Vice President Sales 

        I have been working at Professional Sports Publications full-time for more than 10 years

        Pros

        You get out what you put in. If you work hard the rewards can be substantial. Great 401K plan.

        Cons

        If you don't work hard and are not a self starter this job isn't for you.

        Professional Sports Publications2019-05-30
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