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Updated December 19, 2017
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  1. "You'll learn a lot but you won't get far"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - In-House Coordinator in Pleasanton, CA
    Current Employee - In-House Coordinator in Pleasanton, CA
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    - Good work/life balance
    - Decent pay
    - Ability to learn a lot if you're a quick learner

    Cons

    - No formal training
    - Favoritism/Condescending management
    - Inadequate technology for job tasks
    - Overwhelming workload and not enough employees

    Advice to Management

    Involve employees in issues and company changes. Praise good employees/practice annual, constructive reviews. Don't promote out of favoritism.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "I am happy with my job with PromoWorks."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - District Coordinator
    Current Employee - District Coordinator
    Recommends

    Pros

    I enjoy working with people and managing a large number of events and taking care of a lots of details and having a lot of responsibility. I get to travel around my district and interact with various people. My Area Manager is really great to work for and I enjoy working together with her, other DC's and my ES agents as a team.

    Cons

    I think it should pay more for what I do. $10/hr. for running up to 300 events per month and managing over 100 agents is not that great.

    Advice to Management

    Pay should really be in the $14-$16/hr. range.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Good for candidates fresh out of school"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Casual work environment
    Decent work life balance
    Opportunity to work on company wide initiatives
    Flexible approach to time off, even if it is short notice

    Cons

    Limited opportunity for career growth internally
    Disjointed direction from senior management
    High turnover
    Below average compensation
    Limited investment in technology

    Advice to Management

    Value your employees, increase compensation, reward and develop talented employees. Need to invest in technology to improve efficiency within the organization. The approach to business has not changed since the company was founded, however, the industry is constantly evolving.


  4. Helpful (3)

    "sampling food and giving out coupons in grocery stores is a good job"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engagement Specialist in Wharton, NJ
    Current Employee - Engagement Specialist in Wharton, NJ

    Pros

    Flexible schedule. I can set my own schedule if there is work available. Pay is pretty good. I sample a variety of products each day, so it is not boring. If the weather is bad, I can reschedule a demo.

    Cons

    The biggest downside is the fact that I am considered a independent contractor and the company does not take out taxes, which is a real headache. There are also surprise audits to see how you are doing. Also the jobs schedule is erratic. Some weeks I work 4 days, some 3, or even just 1. Some months I barely work, and others are crazy busy.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "More than what you would expect from a part time job."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Demonstrator in Schaumburg, IL
    Current Employee - Product Demonstrator in Schaumburg, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at PromoWorks part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Flexible and understanding management. Great pay.

    Cons

    You have to pay $25 monthly for union fees that we do not benefit from.

    Advice to Management

    We should have more sophisticated attire when possible suck as suit outfit


  6. "Getting MUCH better"

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    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at PromoWorks full-time

    Pros

    When I first joined the company, I felt it was very dysfunctional. Some managers we very bad, playing favorites was normal. About a year ago, they started to clean house and brought in some really wonderful top tier managers. It was actually fun to work there! I feel that they now have a much clearer direction with where they are going, and I believe that with the new team in place, it is only going to get better.

    Cons

    It's still a little "gossip-y" but I guessa that is normal with any smaller company.
    There isn't a lot of room for growth into new roles unless you are in the Chicago office.

    Advice to Management

    Get to know your offsite employees better. Having an open door policy is good, but when you are not in the corporate office, it's hard to feel valued. Saying "thank you" goes a LONG way.


  7. "Event Specialist/ Northeast"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Like the fact that you can pick the days you want to work. Fun giving out samples and meeting new people.
    Ok pay for what job is - to supplement income, work around another job,family, etc

    Cons

    Don't know what happened since this past December-some sort of restructure --have no jobs booked for past 2 months-my cordinator just ignors my rquests for work-I have always worked at leat 3 /6 demos per month and now nothing!

    biggest Cons are:

    1099 independent contractor

    too much paperwork after demo is over -its like you have 30 more minutes of " unpaid work" needed to report results and make copies, you even have to make sure the pen you use on their paperwork is a certain color !

    very strict about uniform, trash can, demo display, ect -if one little thing is not correct and they come in and audit you -it goes against you !

    Advice to Management

    don't ignor you previous employees to hire new ones -ease up on the paperwork policy-let demonstrators go online and book their own jobs !

  8. "Extensive Paperwork"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engagement in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Engagement in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at PromoWorks part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Fun products, friendly staff in markets

    Cons

    low pay, mangers spy on you while you demo and go down a checklist of how you set up your demo without letting you know they are coming. lots of paperwork just to get paid.

    Advice to Management

    Please let us know you will coming to the store instead of spying on us, very strange. Also offer training instead of throwing employees in the store without any training at least on the first day of work.


  9. "Flexibility but inconsistency!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engagement Specialist in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Engagement Specialist in Miami, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at PromoWorks part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    You make your own schedule, the pay per hour is decent.

    Cons

    They pay you late every time, it is difficult to have any simple question answered, there is no sense of accountability among the staff here, you need to get along well with your scheduler or you may not get scheduled.

    Advice to Management

    Answer questions from your Engagement Specialists, be available to your staff, make your ES's feel appreciated by paying more. Start paying on time.


  10. "First job out of college and it was a great start to my career"

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

    I worked at PromoWorks full-time

    Pros

    Great company culture, which lead to a fun hard working work environment.

    Cons

    Pay could be a little more competitive.


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