Good, but not worth the long term. Coming from someone whom has worked for them before they switched to Promoworks.
Engagement Specialist (Former Employee) – Maryland – June 6, 2016
"Allways In-Store" I think it was, though that's probably a different company altogether.
A day at work is nothing to write home about, but sometimes it'll have its perks. :3 A few co-workers, but are usually at other stores. Cooking promotions aren't too bad, but probably the hardest of all in terms of difficulty. Depending on where you go, the air always feels fresh. ------- 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. ------- 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. ------- 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-personalmore... reasons unrelated to this. I won't say any names, but all I have to say is this, in the most family friendly way I can: 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.less
Very good for people starting out.
Not management, but the (current) coordinators are very, very, nitpicky... and favoritism.
Event Specialist (Current Employee) – Vero Beach, Florida – January 8, 2017
It is fun to greet and talk to customers about the product you are promoting for sales. With company pre notes on the product you learn all about the product before you go out to promote it and able to tell potential customers the benefits of the product.
The job is 4 to 6 hours
You get a break working 4 hours or lunch working 6 hours
Product Demonstrator (Former Employee) – Schaumburg, IL – October 14, 2015
I am not satisfied with Promoworks at this time due to a lack of work. I don't like the fact of having to call in for availability of the product 3 days in advance. I never get the same person on the phone and the staff act like they don't have time to assist me.
Product Demonstrator (Former Employee) – Schaumburg, IL – October 14, 2015
They don't always have work. I don't like the fact that we have to call the store to make sure the product is available. When the product is not available I have to settle and get $30.00. I have been told that the demonstrators who work inside Wal-Mart do not have to do store call in's for product information.
Accountant (Former Employee) – Schaumburg, IL – March 9, 2015
A typical day at work included setting up demos, making sure everything was/is set up correctly. My co workers were great, very family orientated company. The hardest part of the job was the drive, I drove an hour to work everyday. The other hardest part was the lack of communication with management. Management was poor at communicating and communicating the truth, they talked in circles when trying to communicate and not in proper terms
Event Specialist, #ES142657 (Former Employee) – Schaumburg, IL – September 9, 2014
Work Assignments were sent by email, and Fed-Ex delivered all the demo kits directly to the Event Specialist. The reports to be filled out and returned were included for that days event at the local market. Event Specialist set-up and broke-down own demo table, appliances and tools needed for demos. As an Independent Contractor and manager, keeping focused, time management, and customer service were keys in this arena. Abiding with the company policies and procedures brought quality demonstrations and best interaction with market managers
Lead Event Specialist in the Watertown, NY (Former Employee) – Plano, TX – May 24, 2014
I found demos to be a little boring if the store was not busy, so it was not a good match for me. With this company I had to provide all my own equipment. This was a little difficult moving things into and out of the store, sanitizing and reloading in the car. Fun working with kids and seniors. Always that one customer that makes your day.
Marketing Area Coordinator (Former Employee) – Maandaluyong City, Metro Manila, Philippines – December 13, 2013
This job used to be my home for almost six years. This wrok embraced and molded me to become a more competitive employee nowadays. There were times that the expectations was too high but all I did was just to do the best of me and see what will happen in the end. I handled the loyalty program of Unilever Philippines based in the supermarkets and it was really a great experience wherein learning were just in your from and it is up to you if you are going to seize it or not but I grab all the learning. I do clerical works such as encoding, request for cash budget and liquidate. I also hire, train and evaluate employees. I have established a very good rapport with the supermarket owners, managers and its staff. The hardest part of this is when I was about to end up my work because the program was about to end.
Free meal, transportation allowance, communication
• accurately. Responsible for conducting a thorough interview by phone or in person as directed and also to engage of potential Engagement Specialist
Field Ambassador (Current Employee) – Schaumburg, IL – December 4, 2013
• Planned work schedules and assigns duties to maintain adequate staff for effective performance of activities and response to fluctuating workloads • Collaborated with workers and managers to solve work-related problems • Reviewed work throughout the work process and at completion to ensure that it has been performed properly. • Familiar with word processing programs, i.e. Microsoft Word, Outlook and Excel.
Since they have gone completely computer contact the management is "cold"!
Engagement Specialist (Current Employee) – Schaumburg, IL – November 30, 2013
Most of this is in the previous resume. One fact is that it took over ten years to go from $10.00 an hour to $11.00 - which we just started getting in 2013. We rarely see co-workers unless they happen to be working at the same store on the same day. Most of the jobs require dragging a cooler to the location . . . which PromoWorks does not pay us for. We write it in on the Time Invoice but it is just ignored. They do pay us for other equipment: microwave, toaster oven, skillet or coffee pot. We also now have a display rack that PromoWorks supplied us with that we sometimes take to certain jobs, but they don't pay for that either. The hardest part of the job I would say is standing for five or six hours ! The most enjoyable part is meeting and greeting consumers and getting their reaction to new products!
Paid for the half hour break.
Standing for five or six hours. No telephone contact anymore.
There is no typical day working for the Army, each day provides new problems to be solved. You never knew what the day would bring so an exciting job. The most enjoyable part of my job was to keep my soldiers happy and ready to deploy at any time.
An exciting career with a wonderful retirement package, free medical for the rest of your life.
Engagement Specialist (Current Employee) – New York State – November 1, 2013
First of all let me start by saying as an engagement specialist you are not an employee of PromoWorks, but they do expect you to perform like an employee of the company in many ways. You are considered an independent contractor.
They set the rate of pay for the demos, not you. Weird since engagement specialists (ES) are independent contractors (ICs). They also claim to audit and oversee your events, again weird since ES's are supposed to be ICs.
There is a lot of unpaid time working demos before and after all demo events. You are only paid for the time you spend working in the store. You have to call the store to see if they have the product and if they do not have it, you need to find out when they will receive it, you need to call and activate your debit card, read up on the product so you know what you are talking about, pack your kit (which you need to store in your house before the demo) and equipment in the car for the demo etc. This is all unpaid time! Afterward you need to do a call report, copy your papers, write out the envelope, put a stamp on it and mail, wash your equipment and store again. Once again, all unpaid time, not to mention expense with ink cartridges and stamps.
If you don't have a skillet, microwave and toaster oven available to use for the demos, they will not want to hire you for future events even though some events are just sampling. More expense and more stuff to store.
Most of the time the store could care less whether you are there or not, as long as you are not set up in a bad location. You need to be extremely friendlymore... and outgoing to the store employees as well as the customers.
They have you work exactly six hours with no lunch, only two 15 minute breaks not to be taken together or at the end of the day.
Don't refuse jobs or they will not call you again.
Just like any other job, the other ES's for the company are keeping their eye on you so they can go and tell the supervisor what you may be doing wrong.
Long story short, be on your toes at all times you never know who or what will come up to your table...less
Titles - Senior .NET Developer (Current Employee) – Schaumburg, IL – May 18, 2013
There was a process involved in every aspect of the business from acquiring and retaining human resources, marketing a product or service, supporting a product or service after the sale, or researching new market opportunities. The details of the business processes were well documented. Increased our work efficiency through fine-tuning the way work is performed. Having identified key processes to the business and the methods which to deliver them reduced operating cost and increased profit margins. With clearly defined processes we as employees were able to fully understand our roles and responsibilities along with those of our co-workers. Documented business processes reduced the learning curve and expectations were met. Clearly defined processes created the ability to expand operations into new locations. As the business grows, a fully documented operating procedure allowed the company to operate “out-of-the-box”. Having processes fully defined and documented allowed operations to expand more efficiently. This Organization had defined processes and could build new products or services faster by leveraging their efficient operations. There were times when we had to deviate from the normal procedure to get the job done. However, properly defined and documented business processes set a bench mark where an operation and organization could grow. Absolutely loved working in this environment and the wonderful people.
N/A (Current Employee) – Schaumburg, IL – January 31, 2013
Customer service based where everything done is geared towards serving our external customers adjacent to internal customers. Everyday is a learning experience but unfortunately, I havent learned anything new which stunts my overall growth. Management has changed ALOT in the last 18 months and I have yet to experience the benefits of the changes. My co-workers are great. The hardest part of the job is dealing with those that do not have the same work ethic. The enjoyable part of the job is peforming the data analysis for the corporate office of a major client.