Career Advisor (Former Employee), Lenexa, KS – March 25, 2014
First, Career Advisor is an entity of Plattform Advertising. Second, it is an inbound/outbound call center. I learned a lot about numerous, different career options including: continuing education, career training and online schooling. We were taught how important quality assurance was to gain potential prospects, and quantity as well. When I first – more... began working for Career Advisor it was a very new company. There were not many "career advisors", and needless to say one of the goals was to expand, and that is just what we did. Employee numbers jumped almost triple within time which allowed a higher call volume. What we were responsible for as "career advisors" was to line prospects up with four different schools in their area or online. It was important for us to ask specific questions to see what they would be most interested in attending school for. We would then gather their information and then submit to their school's of choice. The school's themselves would then contact prospects and explain their curriculum and guidelines for applying. The hardest part was being able to navigate quickly through thousands and thousands of schools to find the best fit for our customers. You had to be fast to ultimately keep your prospect without them losing interest. Time is money, and we would find easy enough how people are pressed for time and didn't have a lot of it spend on the phone. Co-workers were extremely important. For those who were new it could become quite confusing, and for those who were veterans they would play a key part in being able to assist "newbies". The most enjoyable part of this job was talking to people from all over the country. Getting to know people and what their interests were, and it was very exciting to see how many people were interested in pursuing college. Once you became familiar with your job description and learned how to navigate from screen to screen while taking notes and remembering information to enter for submittal then the more calls you were able to take or make which meant more submitted applications. This would lead to awards and rewards for employees. – less
Production Intern (Former Employee), Lenexa, KS – January 14, 2014
Pros: great expereince learning from talented individuals
Cons: was not compensated during the summer internship
At Plattform Advertising, I was one of the two video interns. We created a 60-second spot for a higher-education client of theirs, and also created a 3-minute 'virtual-tour' video to be placed on the companies website. In addition to those videos, I helped on four professional shoots that summer, working as the gaffer and production assistant. Around – more... the office I filmed the auditions and ingested them into the company server, and assisted the full-time employees as needed. Overall it was an excellent experience that allowed me to grow as a professional. – less
Video Manager (Current Employee), Lenexa, KS – August 10, 2013
Pros: no traffic to lenexa, ks.
Cons: poor pay, bad management, disrespectful founder, long hours, lousy benefits, daily blame game.
This company is full of inexperienced recent grads with a young middle management team that doesn't have the knowledge to lead. They handed director titles to early twenty-somethings without merit while refusing annual increases to high performers and hard workers. Nepotism ran amok. Most managers and execs are related to the founder or CEO or go to – more... church together. Teams spent more time pushing off work to others than collaborating to give the client an exceptional campaign. A toxic culture of throwing people under the bus and sabotaging campaign concepts. Long hours expected with below-market pay.
They don't tell you during the interview that medical benefits are not available to you for 90 days and 401K not after an entire year. I paid the most expensive medical premiums of any company I've ever worked for even for cheapest, high deductible plan. Founder spouts vulgarities and flips off employees at will; forced an entire team to work late because of a lighthearted joke they made of him at company event. – less