Unpredictable but self-driven job
Event Specialist (Former Employee) – Spokane, WA – June 16, 2017
Unlike a lot of marketing and sales job, Crossmark is relatively low-key, as you show up, set up your cart, perform the demo, and go home when time is up and report your hours on a website.
However, as a job where all your communications with anyone higher up than you is either by phone or a website that flat out does not work on anything but older versions of Internet explorer, this level of 'freedom' has a draw back. Communication issues are frequent, and you have to watch your schedule every day as especially since it's been bought out, the company will either assign or take away shifts sometimes with less than twelve hours of notice. When I resigned because I was moving, I had to notify my supervisors and HR no less than six times to keep them from trying to schedule me work.
The upper management is based in Texas and so the company assumes all states functions like Texas when it comes to advance notice for shift changes, breaks, and so on - you will often have to push to get them to acknowledge any workers rights you have in the state that you reside in. The support line hours are not very practical for the Pacific and Alaskan time zones, especially for sunday shifts.
It's not too bad a gig, but that depends on your tolerance for schedule watching and minor annoyances.
Low pressure compare to other marketing jobs, no micromanaging
unpredictability, company often fails to render promised bonuses, schedules can change on very short notice, upper management does not pay attention to state laws