As a Brand Ambassador I had enormous customer contact in retail food markets while conducting demos of this company's various products. Many considerations needed my close attention as I was working with food, therefore I was expected to follow all protocol for proper handling of products from start to finish. The goal was to promote and grow brand awareness; gather new customer via the demo sampling, keep existing customers coming back with the addition of new products via sampling and sell, sell, sell! I stocked shelves when the store did not have the product on the shelf and retrieved it from the freezers... We always had quotas to meet...naturally, the more you sold...the higher the quotas become
LA area - Demonstrator (Former Employee) – Los Angeles, CA – January 19, 2018
your day is laid out a week in advance and you are responsible to do all the work. You bring the supplies, count the product before and after shift to judge how well you sold that day. you prepare and distribute the product to the customers while explaining discounts, recipes and cooking preferences.
Product Sales and Demonstration (Former Employee) – Maine – December 1, 2017
Was a decent job, helped pay the bills while in college. Typical day involved set up, product counts, cooking product and talking about said product. Once you learned the routine it became kind of mundane. My biggest complaint was not getting my paycheck when I should, because the person in charge didn't submit the paperwork on time or at all. My next biggest issue was showing up to do a demo and the store did not have any product to demo or sell. They no no longer do their own demos.
Operation Planner (Current Employee) – San Lorenzo, CA – October 10, 2017
Aidells Sausage Co was a great place to start my professional career. My direct manager was a huge influence in my maturity in the workplace. He provided the guidance to succeed while also allowing the autonomy to work and learn individually.
Demonstrator/Promoter (Former Employee) – Moline, IL – December 11, 2015
This company has a upscale product. No clear path for advancement, or wage increase. Job entails that you must haul everything for the demonstrations. Good and Bad. Good you don't have to wrangler stores equipment. Bad the stuff is hard on your vehicle.
Demonstrator (Current Employee) – New York, NY – November 8, 2015
Yes the job pays 14 an hour and yes you get commission if you sell an insane amount. It is very unrealistic to sell over 50 packages of sausages and meatballs that are priced ridiculously high in a matter of 6 hours and some of the stores they send you to are near dead no one coming in and they question why you aren't selling enough and than don't believe you when you tell them the stores they're sending you to are extremely slow and its impossible to sell if nobody's around. They will also accuse you of not liking the product and that is why the people don't like it but if you tell them something like people say they don't like the taste or its too expensive you get accused of not liking the product and get compared to people who go to extremely busy stores. If you're a person who loves sales and you're great at sales than this "job" is probably for you but if you are sent to slow stores every weekend and don't sell enough you're going to get accused of things and your boss will be very rude to you.
the pay I guess
little hours, unrealistic sales goals, get talked down to, get compared to people who have been doing it for years, dumb boss
Brand Ambassador (Current Employee) – San Lorenzo, CA – October 21, 2015
Fun job to have. Great boss. Really straight forward working environment. You're giving free samples of a product that can sell itself and is much healthier than pork alternatives. You get to be the hero each and every weekend. Not a bad gig.
Demonstrator (Current Employee) – San Lorenzo, CA – April 6, 2015
I have worked for Aidells for 3 years and I love it. You cook up samples of sausage and meatballs for customers. Starting pay is 14.00 an hour you get a 50 cent raise every 6 months up to 16.00 and you get commission. You work Fri, Sat and Sunday but the pay is worth it.
Starting pay 14.00 an hour. No one looking over your shoulder.