Terrible Management!! No work life balance. Expect you to drop everything to come in even on your days off!! If you don't come in, manger or supervisor will take you off the schedule... This is a job, not a career!!
Pay and friendly Customers
short breaks (15 (unpaid and then 30 paid), standing for 6.5 hrs in one place, bad management, rude greedy customers
Field Marketing Manager (Current Employee) – Boston, MA – February 22, 2015
I Started with Interactions five years ago. When I took It over it was in need of a manager to support the staff. Through constant training/retraining we were able to restore it as the flagship of the company. I've had to learn to be more patient with change,and realize results don't come overnight.This company has been great to work for,I am able to manage independently with full support from my Management Team.
my team, hours are conducive to family life, incentives are good.
Area Manager (Current Employee) – Indianapolis – January 14, 2015
The job has given me amazing flexibility & wonderful knowledge. While the core of what we do (drive consumer sales) has remained the same, we always have special events (in-store & offsite) as well. Great team; great experience.
Brand Ambassador (Former Employee) – Various locations – August 20, 2014
A typical at the job would be setting up and taking down the demo, engaging with customers, and promoting the product. What I learned with this occupation was that people are generally nice and will engage in conversation if you do. The most difficult part of the job would be finding the demo materials because the staff usually doesn't know what it is. The best part about the job would be you get to interact with various individuals and network.
reimbursment for the products you have to purchase
Food Demonstrator (Former Employee) – Davison, MI – September 20, 2013
Make sure to follow all directions in paper work give to me. Prepare my cart to start sampling Meijer product. Cook or set up my work station. Smile at customers and encourage customers to try produce. Give as much information as I can about the product and hand out coupons. Clean my work area when I am done and throw away any unused food. Always keep my area clean and hands washed.
Employment History- Trustee advisor (Former Employee) – Bolingbrook, IL – August 20, 2013
productive work place very nice teammates and very supportive. Different product everyday the management are excellent we set up our cart and got out to the floor. Hardest part of the job is probably selling the product the easiest is sampling it.
sales advisor (Current Employee) – Illinois – June 19, 2013
When i first started i loved the job. 11.50 a hour you cant beat it. After working there for almost a years i start to notice a lot of flaws. If you are not hired with a chair don't plan on getting a chair later on because your doctor's request will be denied. So you better stay in good health the years you are there. If your the availability change you might as well quit because its going to be a big problem. They are not going to work around your new schedule. So you better be ready to live and breathe cds. The boss play favorites a little too much. So if you are not one of the top picks you better believe you will get silly demos, your score will go down and you will get written up. So with all that said don't go into the job thinking everybody is your friends because they will be your boss eyes and ears.
Sales Advisor (Current Employee) – Sun Prairie, WI – March 29, 2013
This is a second job for me. I work weekends only and they are very flexible, 6 hour shifts with 1- 15 minute 1-30 minute break sometimes longer shifts for special events, never opened holidays, pay is fair for a easy job of handing out samples and promoting a product, bonuses for selling sampled product, co-workers are fun along with management. I love working for CDS. I have learned that involving passing customers in conversation helps with sales of your product. They may just pass me by or be too shy to just try a sample, but by me inviting them to try, almost everyone will try and this can lead to a sale. Kids are also good sales, if kids like it parents are more likely to buy a product, so let kids sample away if they like it!!! You have to have patience with this job, some peolpe have not been taught manners, but the polite and thank you's of most customers make up for the rude customers.
easy, good pay, fun.
if the store is not busy, hours can tick by slowly. not usual occurance on weekends, but have worked some weekdays and it is a long day if there are not many shoppers.
sales advisor (Former Employee) – strongsville,ohio – March 14, 2013
Worked for CDS in Strongsville,Ohio...HORRIBLE...worse boss(nightmare) I ever had in my whole life...Gave the boss a Christmas gift... was told I was bribing her, The customers are great The CDS manager plays favorites with schedules and also has no respect for you. Hard to get out of there on time.Can't wear a watch to see what time it is Store is very clean, very hard on your back to be standing all day. Big,Big turnover with the sales ( girls) advisors. I could write a book.
girls help each other, get to eat the samples, pay in good
timers they give you for your breaks and lunchs never work right or are broken, which makes you late, will call you last minute and cancel your job for that day, also will call you last minute to come in to work the same day
ELITE MARKETING (Former Employee) – Bolingbrook, IL – January 29, 2013
Arrive to set up work station. Interact with customers; learned about the product to be demonstrated. Responsibility to either sell out or state reason(s) why this was not accomplished. Adhere to all food safety requirements.
Hardest part of the job: pushing broken carts and sometimes having to adjust to store being out of product.
Enjoyable part of job: interacting with customers.
went to 2-15 minute breaks
1-30 minute break - not being able to have water at our station
Software Engineer (Contractor) (Former Employee) – San Diego, CA – December 2, 2012
I really enjoyed my time working with this group. They have some really good people working for them. The environment is very dynamic with the company changing directions quickly and on a regular basis.
freedom to work autonomously throughout the day.
difficult to get a clear picture of task requirements. lot's of employee turnover.