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Updated September 26, 2017
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  1. "Account Coordinator"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Sunflower Group full-time

    Pros

    Good people, good place to start

    Cons

    You have to learn as you go

    Advice to Management

    There needs to be some sort of training process when you bring in new hires. Management doesn't have hands on experience with lower level employees so there's not usually constructive criticism to give making it harder to grow


  2. "Not the most professional, but a good starting place."

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    Former Employee - Account Manager in Lenexa, KS
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Lenexa, KS
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Sunflower Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Working from home. Some very nice people. Good work/home balance if you're in a non-call center department.

    Cons

    Management does not have your back if a mistake is made. Work is extremely manual for Account Coordinators, which causes many inevitable errors. These processes should be automated (and COULD be very easily). Most of the non-executive level employees are very young, in their first job out of college, which leads to a lot of unprofessional behavior because they are not being properly trained by upper management. These are people also being put in supervisor roles and should not be. Benefits are extremely expensive but that's not really Sunflower, it's the company that bought them out (Advantage Solutions) based in California. There is absolutely NO opportunities for advancement unless you're already in an upper management role. It was once a great company when it was family owned but they are struggling with learning how to be "corporate" and "professional" and losing a lot of very good employees to larger companies with more opportunities and much better technology.

    Advice to Management

    Get some training on how to be a supervisor/leader/manager. Don't just put people in those roles just because you don't want to hire someone who is actually qualified for it. Make sure your team has proper training if you want them to handle the job. Also have your team's back if they make mistakes (the mistakes are made because of out of date technology). Teach your employees (especially the younger ones who are in their first job) the art of integrity, high work ethic, and professionalism.

  3. "Merchandiser"

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    Current Employee - Merchandiser in Ypsilanti, MI
    Current Employee - Merchandiser in Ypsilanti, MI

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

    Pros

    Love setting up the displays

    Cons

    Only get very few hours. Most of the jobs are out of state.


  4. "Director of Operations"

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    Former Employee - Warehouse Manager in Lenexa, KS
    Former Employee - Warehouse Manager in Lenexa, KS
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Sunflower Group (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    the people are great to work with

    Cons

    company was sold different culture, don't listen to employees

    Advice to Management

    please listen to the employees


  5. "Ok Comp"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sunflower Group part-time

    Pros

    Great pay! No one watching over you! Its nice to not have any one micro managing you. I enjoyed somewhat being on my own. But if you can't be disciplined this job is not for you.

    Cons

    Weekends and Evenings are a must. Most of the work on done during the busy times including the busy holiday season.

    Advice to Management

    Be more intuitive to the employees and listen. Allow them to have better access for communication if need be.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "High school cliques don't succeed in business"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Some very nice and innovative people working below management level and doing great job.

    Cons

    Too many people spent their entire career at this one place or others in mgmt. have been there too long to be aware that times have changed. Very cliquish with favored treatment given to the ones who don't rock the boat or try to impact change or new ideas.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees with more respect. Have the courage to work outside your clique and interact with different people to get more insight and inspiration.


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    "Regional Manager"

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    Former Employee - Regional Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Regional Manager in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Sunflower Group full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Love the travel. Love working with the stores.

    Cons

    Nothing you do is ever good enough. Go above and beyond and they don't care.

    Advice to Management

    Treat employees better. stop playing favorites and stop thinking the 20 something barbie dolls can run the company!

  8. "decent time-killer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    reliably different work every day. Ok hourly salary given that they basically didn't require an interview. Relivable support system for finding out what to do each day.

    Cons

    can be very boring as most of what you do is stand around waiting for inbound leads and despite technically be a sales job there is no commission. Also they expect you to provide your own transport and have very bad system for longing your work.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Demonostrator"

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    Former Employee - Demonstrator
    Former Employee - Demonstrator

    Pros

    Very good company to work for

    Cons

    They merged with another company and let all employees go without notice

    Advice to Management

    should be more respectful to your employees


  10. "Event Specialist"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    It great to see happy satisfied customers.

    Cons

    Only so many hours and days to work.

    Advice to Management

    Need more hours and opportunities


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