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PromoWorks Reviews

Updated April 11, 2017
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  1. "Extensive Paperwork"

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    • 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.


  2. Helpful (1)

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

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    • 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

  3. Helpful (3)

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

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    • 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.


  4. "You'll learn a lot but you won't get far"

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    • 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.


  5. "Pass out samples and promote products"

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    Former Employee - Event Specialist
    Former Employee - Event Specialist

    I worked at PromoWorks part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Easy
    Great For People who are friendly

    Cons

    Boring
    Does not pay the best


  6. "Detachment from Home Office for remote employees..."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    I can only share the pro in that I enjoyed the job description/role of my Project Staffing Coordinator position. I enjoyed aspects of event staffing itself, but can't really offer up a pro for the Company in particular. Although, I will say that the pay scale and medical benefits was decent/ average.

    Cons

    I worked for Promoworks before Crossmark bought the Company out. I enjoyed my job of staffing events, and the opportunity of working virtually/remote from home. However the direction/guidance from Home Office generally felt detached, scattered, disorganized, and all over the place. And there seemed to be a high-pressured, rushed, negative vibe hanging overhead so often. It wasn't a positive environment where you felt appreciated, no matter how hard you worked. Instead of a leadership vibe that leaves employees feeling inspired, energized, and valued ----it typically felt the opposite.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Engagement Specialist"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Working 4 to 6 hr. shifts in different locations doing Product Sampling Demos.

    Cons

    Pay never increases and is no longer competitive with other similar positions.
    Carrying around all of the equipment to set up the demo in a store.

  8. "Good, but not worth the long term. Coming from someone whom has worked for them before they switched to Promoworks."

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engagement Specialist
    Former Employee - Engagement Specialist
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at PromoWorks part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    "Allways In-Store" I think it was.

    It depends on where they send you, but the people that work at whatever store they send you to can be really nice, even the manager. :3 Good for getting some fresh air, talking to people, and overall a good place to start.

    Personal note: If you promote enough times at a store you regularly shop at, you'll have an easier time finding what you need in the future.

    Cons

    It could be for the sake of the company, but from experience, some of the coordinators like to play favorites with their demonstrators. Calling these coordinators unreliable is an understatement. It could also be the fact that they just recently lost Safeway. On top of that, they might tell you about a new rule of code that seems strange and possibly frivolous, so be VERY thorough if you're reading up on company policy and/or code of conduct. Don't let them confuse and possibly make you lose out.

    Personal note: The managers at (most) of the stores I worked at were a good bit more forgiving (and nicer) than the ones at the company.

    Advice to Management

    Leaning more towards the coordinators:
    STOP. PLAYING. FAVORITES. Even if it's for the sake of the (possibly dwindling) company or mainly your avarice.

    Personal note: I quit for non-personal reasons unrelated to this.
    Basing this on the different stores I've promoted at, there are MANY companies out there willing to hire competent workers who are more friendly and less biased than you. >:(

    For management:
    I have had a few coordinators that WERE reliable and nice. They provided more than a welcoming atmosphere/environment than ...these coordinators. More of them would be great.


  9. "Great Place to Start your career"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Client Services Manager
    Current Employee - Client Services Manager

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

    Pros

    Wonderful people to work with.

    Cons

    Adaption to change is not so strong


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Decline since acquisition"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits, Managers are motivating, flexible PTO

    Cons

    Lack of transparency, little growth opportunity, decline in company culture since acquired by Crossmark


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