Zore – June 27, 2013
What are some of the other companies, which pay their demonstrators more money? I have met one from Authority and I was told they have no quota to meet. They just walk around and talk to anyone interested in their product. No cold approaches as with Blue. It can be uncomfortable shopping and having a stranger approach, when all you want to do is shop in peace! I know a couple people who have done this job, so I appreciate your stating the pros and cons, as I have entertained thoughts of applying for this company. Although, more money is always a good thing.
Leigie – July 9, 2013
BB employees rec a discount monthly, and the u.s rebate once a month is higher than Canadians, so that is balony as far as not receiving anything from the company. Also there are training sessions and paid for as well as surprises!
Kolby – February 4, 2013
I have heard of this being done by other Blue Buffalo District Managers, hard to keep postive and promote the product when your Manger does not take the time to coach or assist, but can elimate you from the payroll without a blink. Sad thing, the product is wonderful, the Management is not, so really it reflects on the upper management and the company.
– March 20, 2013
I think because of us Pet Detectives is the absolute reason why BB is ranked #1 and not because of the commercials or that its the best quality food. There are so many other natural pet foods that are good and affordable such as Simply Nourish to name a few. Not to mention, I am in agreement with you that we should get a discount on the food. How can we afford that on our salaries right? The reporting software or GPL is a joke. I hate the fact that I have to email my manager everytime I put a store a date wrong when creating my schedule.
– April 28, 2013
They want you to run around like a chicken with your head cut off to approach everyone. If you spend too much time bonding & educating a pet parent on nutrition they criticize you because there were one or two people you could have approached. The goals are impossible. NO POSITIVE REINFORCEMENT just constant brow beating. I have been with them a few years & have not gotten a raise even though I received a bonus for high sales. Now I see on their job site that they want people to agree to drive 25 mi. That's 50 mi round trip for a 4 hr shift on your dime. So if fuel is $3.50 a gal that's $7 fuel cost not counting oil, tires, insurance, your time etc. They don't pay for 3 hrs a month sending reports & reading & responding to e-mails either. The turn-over rate is phenomenal for a reason ! I am still there because I am hoping to move & it would be helpful to have a job at my new location & possibly a better manager. But from what others have said I doubt that will happen. There are other companies that are good & pay much better.