ad sales director (Current Employee) – New York, NY – October 16, 2018
I have been working here at PSP for just over a year and half. I must admit that I am fully entrenched in the work hard play hard environment. You are on the phones all day and it's a grind but if you're good it's rewarding. Management is constantly giving me pointers on ways that I can hone my craft. I am on target to get my first commission check at the end of the quarter. On top of that I feel like I always get offers to go to sporting events, concerts...The perks are awesome. i also picked a few monthly bonuses and received some bonuses for referring my Friends.
great work life balance, never work weekends or ever need to bring the job home with me.
I have been at PSP for almost 4 years and have loved every minute of it. This is the only job I have ever had where you truly get out what you put in. The harder I work, the more money I make! Believe it or not, many people out there do not like this. They feel you should just get paid for simply showing up to work. If this is you, do not apply! But if you want to directly see the fruits of your labor, this is the place for you. Yes, the company expects you to work hard. Some people don't like that and so they leave disgruntled. It is sad but true. People don't want to work! Anyway, if you are motivated by making insane money from busting your butt, then I recommend submitting your resume.
Unlimited commission, free tickets to sporting events/concerts, constant sales contests for cash
it doesn't happen overnight, it's a marathon not a sprint
Sales Director (Current Employee) – Charlotte, NC – October 3, 2018
I have been working at PSP for almost two years now, very happy here. The first 6 months was tough, Took a little while to get the hang of things, learn selling process, etc. It's demanding, have to make 200-250 calls a day, not for everyone. You will get hung up, but it's a phone sales job, that happens, lets be honest. Reading some of the reviews, it's clear, some people do not want to make the calls, and if a manager says something they get upset, but really, its a job, not a vacation...you have to work !! I am now at the point where i am getting quarterly commissions, so that is VERY exciting. I recommend working here, but only if you are willing to work hard. Yes, management can be on top of you to work hard, but that is the only way you can succeed.
incentive trips, nights out, casual work environment
Ad Sales Director (Current Employee) – Charlotte, NC – September 19, 2018
Great place to start sales career. Office is young and lively- lots of people relocate here for the job so everyone is very friendly with one another. You definitely have to have a tough skin, they are pretty upfront during your interview with what you should expect and how frustrating the job can be. If you're motivated by money, want to be rewarded financially for your hard work- definitely apply. Management can be tough but fair- they want you to succeed- if you're making the company money- everyone wins. Great job for work/life balance- lots of company incentive trips, contests, and events.
Ad Sales (Former Employee) – New York, NY – September 10, 2018
The salary listed on job postings of 60K isn’t attainable for a long time - you’ll start at 50 and get bumped to 57 after a few big sales. There’s constant overhaul at this company - most people don’t last more than a month or two, and maybe 5% of people make it to a full year. Use it as a launching pad to another gig (pay and benefits are solid) but it’s not a career spot.
Also, you get 12 vacation days and the company makes you use them on days when the office is closed (day after Thanksgiving, week between Christmas and New Years) ... you also can’t use a day around an actual holiday unless you don’t get paid for the holiday. Wild, I know.
Sales Associate (Former Employee) – New York, NY – July 28, 2018
The whole environment is awful. On average one person quits every week. The management is micromanaging as can be. When I worked there I was never even introduced to one of my managers and didn't even know he was one of my managers for MONTHS!! On the phones at 8 am and if you are not dialing out by then you are given a talking to. They select a few people to really succeed every year as well and give them the best leads leaving everybody else in a tougher position but that doesn't mean they will expect you to sell any less. Overall awful experience and wouldn't recommend unless you absolutely need the money because if you get an interview they will hire you because of such high turn over.
Advertising Representative (Former Employee) – Scottsdale, AZ – June 18, 2018
Decent base salary and benefits but the job drives you to insanity. Do the same thing over and over again and they want you to make 200 calls a day. If you are doing anything less you are considered a slacker. I was literally losing hair because of how much I hated it there and would honestly rather bus tables again than go back.
Advertising Sales Representative (Former Employee) – Atlanta, GA – June 18, 2018
Everyone starts at $40K in Atlanta, and won't receive any commissions until they sell $200K in a year. You're selling advertising in professional and college gameday programs by cold calling random businesses in the area of the teams. There is no pre-screening for these leads, so it is solely on you to sell a client that you can't physically meet, and also asking them to advertise in a publication with no real metrics on how many people buy it. Everyday is 8:15 - 6:00, with your phone calls monitored the entire time. If you take a 10 minute bathroom break, the managers in Philly will know. If you are 3 minutes late, the managers in Philly will know. If don't use their script, word for word, you will be reprimanded regardless of result. People can be successful in this role, but it's a horrible job. The job interview (most likely done via Skype) will be full of promises and bonuses that you can get while with the company, but most of those are highly exaggerated and impossible to attain, but are brought up in every interview in order to attract talent because without those perks, no one would want to do this job. Many people are hired on the spot after the 15 minute interview because they'd rather hire many people at once and see who can succeed, with an extremely high attrition rate. If you last longer than 6 months then you will be one of the most senior sales people in the office.
Official response from Professional Sports Publications
June 22, 2018
Thank you for your feedback. We are sorry you did not have a good experience. We can tell you that your opinions listed above are definitely counter the prevailing attitude in our Atlanta office where we have an extremely happy and productive office. Also, many of your statements are simply untrue.
Many of our reps have been with us for years and earn lucrative salaries and commissions. In all candor, the $200K mark is not particularly difficult to hit in this job. Extra bonuses and incentives are absolutely attainable. Many of our reps hit the requisite sales goals to make extra money. At the same time, it requires hard work to hit the marks. We are sorry you did not hit these marks but the goals are not meant to be easy.
The hours are not, and never have been 8:15-6:00. Also, we have no restrictions on breaks... and management in Philadelphia has nothing to do with breaks, etc. in Atlanta.
Lastly, being able to sell through the telephone and not meeting someone is detailed in the job description and interview process, so one should not take this job if that's not what they are looking for.
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I have worked at Professional Sports Publications for over 2 years now. In my entire time with PSP, I have never been treated with anything but the utmost respect and encouragement from my bosses both in my local branch, as well as upper management in corporate. PSP is a great place to work, but it's not for those who aren't ready to work hard. It's highly competitive, and for those who are ready to get after it each day, there are plenty of opportunities to advance and hit various bonuses throughout the year. Whether you're just getting out of college, or you are looking to switch careers to an exciting, fast-paced job where you have an opportunity to earn more money, the more work you put in, PSP is a fantastic option for you.
Opportunity to hit Monthly Bonuses, Don't take work home with you, Fun work environment
Inside Sales Rep (Current Employee) – Atlanta, GA – December 27, 2017
PSP is a great start up sales environment for anybody looking to start and grow with a career in sales. It is highly competitive gives great motivation for young college graduates looking to find out if they have what it takes to thrive in a somewhat cutthroat sales environment. I would recommend it to anyone looking to get their start in the sales industry.
Little to no advancement long term. Capped ceilings financially. Schedule flexibility
Advertising Sales Director (Former Employee) – New York, NY – September 28, 2017
This place is awful. They will hire kids right out of college and blind them with a high salary. This is a sales position YET YOU NEVER RECEIVE ANY COMMISSION. You are cold calling from 8am-5pm non stop - about 250 calls a day, reading the same script. Theya re scamming companies so badly. NO NOT WORK THERE.
The job wasn't what I expected. I expected to be on the phone all day but wasn't expected to be arguing on the phone with secretaries all day. You're basically a glorified telemarketer. The management of the offices were great and really friendly and helpful but it was not what I expected.
hour lunch, get benefits after 30 days, decent pay
Sales Representative (Former Employee) – New York, NY – July 18, 2017
Management is always down your back listening to calls and really belittles you if you do not stick to their script. Pay is good but that is absolutely the only things good about it. Script is outdated and you are basically scamming people convincing them that administrators look at this publication and are actually impressed. All lies. STAY AWAY FROM THIS COMPANY