Creative Channel Services Employee Reviews

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Growing Company
Regional Manager (Former Employee), Los Angeles, CAJune 1, 2015
Being a growing company opportunities for advancement were limited as the growth was slowed by economic factors.

Having to win contracts each years does limit the job security
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typical field rep position
Field Marketing Account Manager (Former Employee), Phoenix, AZMarch 9, 2015
Create your own hours, minimal micro managing, minimal advancement opportunities as you're a field rep not working directly for the client
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Too bad the contract left
Regional Manager (Former Employee), Irvine, CAFebruary 18, 2015
I was very happy with how this company handled all of their employees. They were part of the omnicom group and did a great job at maintaining a life work balance.
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Great place to work
Sony Sales Representative for Digital Imaging (Current Employee), Marina del Rey, CAFebruary 5, 2015
Creative Channel Services is a great place to work. The company's culture is great. The provide excellent benefits. The only 'issue' or problem is a lot of the work they offer is based on contract work. So, you can be out of a job when the contract expires.
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Assisted Selling Representative
Assisted Selling Representative (Former Employee), Los Angeles, CAJanuary 13, 2015
• Complete and execute Canon/Vonage Assisted selling day visits per the guidelines as established by CCS and our retail partners
• Receive POP materials at home for distribution/implementation into retail stores
• Communicate effectively with store personnel and CCS Field Management
• Provide ongoing updates to the Regional Manager regarding compliance and performance to goal.
• Escalate challenges/push-back to Regional Manager immediately
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Could be a great place to work
Manager (Former Employee), Purchase, NYOctober 6, 2014
Pros: lots of great people with above average work life balance
Cons: approach to change, expansion and innovation seems to be a ready-shoot-aim philosophy.
This company is close to being a pretty good place to work but there's a disconnect between how they see themselves and what is actually effective with potential customers. They have great aspirations but they don't do enough bridgework work to span the gap between who they are today and what they want to become tomorrow.
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Fun company
Indirect Sales Representative (Current Employee), Dallas, TXAugust 25, 2014
Management was amazing.
Conference calls once a month.
Sales to get dealers for the product
Quotas and goals
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It was ok
Product Specialist (Former Employee), Chicago, ILJuly 2, 2014
This job was cool. Although it had me back into the brand ambassador field the company wasn't very hands on with their employees just talk to everyone thru email and they weren't thorough on answering those. but it was ok
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Great customer service/sales experience
Assisted Sales Representative, Canon (Former Employee), Wichita, KSJune 30, 2014
Pros: independent work
Cons: only 3 days per week
I would go to the local Best Buy store I was assigned to be a Sales Representative for Canon products. I would greet customers, provide them with the benefits and uses of Canon products, keep a stocked and organized display and handle customer transactions. I was the only Canon rep at the Best Buy store, but other reps and Best Buy employees were enjoyable to work with. The management held weekly conference calls to provide up-to-date information on new products and sale tactics. The hardest part of the job was honestly nothing. I really enjoyed all aspects of this particular job.
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Good company , nice people
Senior Developer (Former Employee), Marina del Rey, CAJune 18, 2014
Pros: free soda, snacks, good location
Cons: a few layoffs made it nerve wracking
I'd still be there if my position wasn't eliminated. I totally understand their move. It still sucked to be on the receiving end, but they handled it rather well, I have to admit.
I'd recommend working there.
Good culture, nice people.
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Field Marketing Representative for Boost Mobile (Former Employee), San Diego, CAMarch 13, 2014
CCS was an entry level job for me in prepaid wireless we worked as field reps representing Boost Mobile
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Fantastic seasonal work.
Assisted sales representative / Laptop specialist (Former Employee), Los Angeles, CAAugust 27, 2013
This company offers great pay for weekend work during the holiday. They give you all the information you need to succeed at what is asked of you.
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surprised
Customer Service/Representative (Former Employee), Augusta, GAJuly 2, 2013
coming into this job I did not realize my manager was all the way in california and I'm in georgia. That caught me off guard.
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No job security
Contract Recruiter (Former Employee), Los Angeles, CAJanuary 4, 2013
Not a place I would want to work again. Not employee friendly and no real quality of life.
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The is just a seasonal position. August- January. I need full-time
Canon and Belkin Sales Rep (Current Employee), Springfield, ILNovember 20, 2012
Pros: fun job
Cons: seasonal only
I love the company very much. This is my second Season. The team is awesome! I wish I lived near a bigger city so they could send me out on more projects!!!!
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Awesome co-workers
Logistics Coordinator (Former Employee), Los Angeles, CANovember 9, 2012
Pros: co-workers
Cons: laid off
I was there for 4 yrs. I love all my co-workers. CCS is a family environment. We all worked together and enjoy talking with one another
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Productive work place with Happy Hours and a ping pong table.
ColdFusion Web Developer (Former Employee), Los Angeles, CAJuly 16, 2012
Pros: bagel fridays, happy hour free beers
Cons: people hired based on resumes only.
Cultural changes have really made the company just another uninspired place to be. 'Fun' has been replaced with a focus on the bottom line.
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Great interaction using innovative training with potential customers.
Field Specialist (Former Employee), Los Angeles, CaliforniaMay 31, 2012
I loved being able to tell customers the pros on having a specific product and how they would be completely satisfied with their purchase. Having to compare the products with competitors was challenging but once educated on each product it became effortless.
As long as you have respect for your co-workers and vice-versa the job experience will have become a pleasure. The most enjoyable part of the job was hearing the customers tell me "Thank you for taking the time to explain things to me. You have been a great help!"
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Nice part time gig
ASR (Former Employee), Houston, TXApril 20, 2012
Pros: good pay, easy assignments, semi-fun environments
Cons: part time only, temporary work
Working for CCS is generally a positive thing. The most common position is a part-time representative working under the name of various other companies that hire CCS to promote their brands. Usually a shift is 4-8 hours on a weekend at a major retailer carrying the brand you represent. Once there you'll do demos, assist customers who are browsing for the type of product your brand makes, and train the everyday employees in the store about the benefits of your brand's products.

Managers are very hands off in these jobs out of necessity. Usually your "boss" will cover a huge area of the country. You'll generally stay in touch by phone, emails, and conference calls. You may also at times run into trainers who will want to talk to you. Management mainly just wants to make sure you are showing up and doing your best representing your brand. Day to day, doing this is going to be entirely up to you though.

The hardest part of the job is that it can be slow at times depending on who you represent. Most of the people who get fired from this kind of job simply wander off when it's slow, or don't show up at all, or are off sleeping somewhere. Usually the managers who work at the host stores will leave you alone, so long as you are on the floor. If not, a call is likely to get placed to someone and that'll be the end of you! Fight the boredom! Even if it gets slow, stick to your post. Take your scheduled breaks, talk with the store employees and get to be friends with them. Anything that keeps you there and helps past time. That's probably the hardest part of the job is passing that slow – more... time. Remember as long as you are there when you are needed, you are doing your part. You're getting paid fairly well for not a very high demand usually too.

Don't expect full time hours or benefits. There's not really a defined path of advancement, and contracts can end abruptly (and restart just as abruptly). But generally you'll get to work with other people that aren't hard to get along with, and that can be fun. – less