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Event Specialist (Current Employee), Anaheim CAAugust 6, 2014
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pay sucks
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no advancement
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Number 1 Merchandising Service Provider in the USA
Merchandise Assembler (Current Employee), Sacramento, CAAugust 5, 2014
Pros: flexible start and stop times
Cons: unpridictable income, subject to retail outlet demand
A Merchandise Assembler at ASM builds BBQ Grills, Patio Furniture, Wheel Barrows, etc. for retail outlet stores like The Home Depot. The products to be assembled are staged for us by Home Depot Associates in an outdoor covered work area at the store. We bring our own tools and build on folding tables provided by them. We have to be able to read manufacture – more... assembly instruction manuals and have a high level of Mechanical Aptitude. In this job I have learned how to be fast while maintaining a high level of mechanical accuracy or quality. Sometimes the product is delivered directly to the purchaser after it is assembled, so they will be inspecting it carefully and they know exactly who assembled it. ASM management is fine, they do what they have to for customer satisfaction and leave us alone if we complete our responsibilities to the client's satisfaction. There communication channels are well established and they know the law so they play fare and by the rules. Only on rare occasions have I meet my co-workers or supervisor; other then that, we are pretty much left alone, I like this fact, there is no chatter, I come to work, do my job and leave. No BS and that's the way work should be. The hardest part of my job is physical endurance. During peak season there is much to be built and it is hot outside (under shade cover). In some regards you have be an athlete or be in peak condition. We are paid as "piece workers" or by % of invoice, so the more we can endure to build the more we make in pay. The most enjoyable part of my job is being left alone to do it, putting on the headphones and going for it (building), then when I am done I get to leave! I don't have to wait for my shift to end because there is no shift. I can come to work at any time, do as much work as is available or leave when ever I feel like it and there is no retribution. If I can't get it all done my supervisor will send another assembler that is willing and able to finish the work. ASM is a fine company. I would let my children work for them. They are the leader in the industry. They have growth potential for employees. This job (Merchandise Assembler) in particular is perfect for the person who does not want to be working all year long. It's a Spring/Summer job which qualifies for seasonal unemployment and would mix well with another part-time job or school or retirement income. I highly recommend it in those conditions. If you are the soul provider for a young family, this is not the job for you unless you have other income sources that you can fall back on.
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Consistent Daily Workload
Employee Relations Specialist (Current Employee), Austin, TXAugust 3, 2014
On a daily basis you can anticipate receiving numerous telephone calls from associates and managers regarding any concerns they may have.
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Good pay for doing little and being confused.
Event Specialist (Current Employee), Vancouver, WAAugust 2, 2014
Pros: good pay
Cons: boring
Lots of standing around and talking to your product. Very few customers actually around or interested in the stores I was sent to. Loved the pay, but never enough hours and boring work when you do get them. Management is a nightmare, lots of broken things and confusion as to whats going on.
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The management seems out of touch.
Account Executive (Current Employee), Eden PrairieJuly 31, 2014
Not the right company for me. I am looking for a more engaging and challenging work place.
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Stable, but stagnant
Technology Specialist/Facilities Assistant (Former Employee), Irvine, CAJuly 31, 2014
Pros: stable company, excellent benefits
Cons: zero opportunities to grow
I worked for this company for 10 years. Only had one job opportunity ever open up, and was happy to take it tooth and nail. After that, having moved into IT support, nothing. It was find, stable, but stagnant. I eventually left of my own accord to pursue other, more meaningful ways to develop myself.
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productive and energetic
Event Specialist, Advantage Sales and Marketing (Former Employee), Torrance, CAJuly 30, 2014
typically as soon as you get to work you have to clean your cart.
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Event planner
Event Specialist (Former Employee), Canton, MIJuly 30, 2014
The job was very fun i enjoyed the various products and educating customers.
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nothing great
Event Specialist (Current Employee), Warwick, RIJuly 23, 2014
Pros: wages ok
It's a basic part time job....................................................................................................................
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Lasting company in a shifting market
Vendor/Sales Representative (Former Employee), Atlanta, GAJuly 20, 2014
Pros: there is no supervisor standing over your shoulders
Cons: lay-offs are common
Advantage Sales and Marketing is a great company for those seeking to get their foot in the door. The starting salary is pretty low and the opportunity for advancement is slim. The company lost their contract with Home Depot after the housing crisis and the recession of 2009.
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Fun, culture filled envionment to work in
Event Specialist (Current Employee), Atlanta, GAJuly 20, 2014
Perfect hours. Efficient training and management. Enjoyable to work face to face with customers handing out samples.
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Need more training
Assistant Manager (Current Employee), Columbia, SCJuly 17, 2014
Pros: people are great.
Cons: not much training, not a lot of communication and no position advancement.
When I first got hired, I was trained a whole day. Now that I am a Assistant Manager, the training is more on the computer then hands on. My typical day is I get the paperwork, walk to the back,and push demo carts out of the room. Then start on paperwork, while associates ask me question about their event for the day. I help the associates get on the – more... floor in time and help them find their products. I then get myself ready and get on the sales floor to demo a product. About half way through the day, I check temp sheets and fix any problems the associates might have. I go to lunch and then start again my demo. – less
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Enjoyable, self drivin, job serving the public
Event Specialist (Current Employee), Clovis, NMJuly 15, 2014
Pros: only 6.5 hour shifts, time for set up and break down
Cons: only one 30 minute break, no insurance benefits
A typical day would be to show up at the store, acquire the "kit" that was shipped into the store, locate and purchase product for the demonstration. Move cart and needed supplies out to the floor and cook or display product according to the manual. Some events required major cooking with a convection oven, toaster oven, microwave, multi-cooker etc. – more... Others would be something as easy as setting out product and discussing it with the customers. Management is basically dealing with each individual stores management team and setting up according to their specific stores needs. The ASM management is very rarely involved as the district manager was stationed out of Kansas. On occasion we would have multiple demonstrations where we work with others but most of the time it is a solo job. I enjoyed working with the store employees and learning their names. They can be a great ally to our success. The most difficult part of the job is learning to cook large "meals" in the middle of a convenience store and then sampling them out all while keeping the items at the correct temperature. I love cooking and I love people and really enjoy a job where I can combine them both! – less
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Just a job
Retail Reset Merchandiser (Current Employee), TexasJuly 12, 2014
Pros: flexible hours
Cons: low pay, no raises, expensive benefits. no appreciation of employees.
In the 8 years I've worked for this company, they have really only taken away benefits. Low pay and no raises. Other companies that do the same type work, pay their employees at least $1-$5 more an hour. When I started, they would pay mileage and drive time after the first 30 min or certain # of miles, now it's after an hour. Once upon a time we received – more... holiday pay. For vacation time, you received a percentage of time for hours worked, now you must work 1,040 hrs to before you can receive anything. I was short 5 hours of making this magic number this year, so I get nothing and must work a full year befor I can qualify again. With my position, we do not work Nov-Dec., so no pay, but it is nice to be off for the holidays. They do offer health care for part time employees, but it's so expensive and you get payed so little, it would take my full paycheck (2 weeks pay) to just have it. After all that, why do I still work here?!? It's a job.... and the top reason...flexible hours so I can be there for my children when they need me. – less
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It was alright
Event Specialist (Former Employee), South Jordan, UTJuly 10, 2014
Pros: work with food
Cons: sometimes hard to sell
We came in and saw what we would be selling for the day. Sometimes you got something easy as fruit. You would cut it up and set it out for people so it was an easy seller. The hardest part was selling non-food items. I had toilet paper once and I had no idea how to sell that to people. Most enjoyable was having regular customers and talking with them – more... like you've known them forever. – less
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Good Communication
Retail Service Merchandiser (Former Employee), Aurora, COJuly 7, 2014
Pros: healthcare was good, probably changed due to obamacare
Cons: took away gas card, made territories bigger
Held phone meetings about every 2 weeks to keep everyone on the same page. Seems like good communication is rare these days, but this company still has it
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It is a ok job not many hours
Project Merchandiser (Current Employee), Irvine CaliforniaJuly 3, 2014
Pros: make your own hours
Cons: no benefits
Worked there for four and half years have not got a raise since
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Great position, however compensation and expectations are not comparable to the market
Retail Sales Representative (Current Employee), Denver NorthJuly 2, 2014
I call on four or five different accounts a day to sell against our clients and gain distribution. I have learned different selling tactics to accommodate our clients and chains. As well as, how to manage the work day appropriately to accommodate the needs of the company and clients. Direct management is great and engaged, however upper management is – more... disengaged on the reality of the competitive market as well as compensation. – less
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Able to be your own boss.
Retail Sales Merchandiser (Former Employee), Fort Myers, FLJune 23, 2014
This job entailed a lot of travel as you needed cover different Wal-Mart's in a certain area. Each visit to a store was to cover certain objectives for that location. Use of a handheld PDA type device was what would have what items to check for and take what ever actions were needed to clear any problems. Also each visit required meeting with the store – more... managers and department heads to make sure all items were fully stocked and that any promotions have been set up. Every week there was a conference call with the Regional Manager to go over any issues or to call out certain items to pay attention to. – less
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The Sales Division of ASM bridges the gap between the Grocery Manufacturers and the Grocery Retailers
Account Administrator (Current Employee), Anaheim, CAJune 23, 2014
Pros: great people
Cons: too many college hires
Sales Division! As a Business Account Administrator, I work with the Sales Team to process the promotions planned by the Grocery Stores and the Manufacturers. This includes the contracts, ads in the Grocery Store circulars and the tally of sales based on the promotions. I use Client Portals, Excel and ASMs Document Management site.

About Advantage Sales and Marketing

Making consumer products is one thing, but selling them is another, and that's where Advantage Sales & Marketing (ASM)┬ácomes in. – Read more

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