Retail Merchandiser (Former Employee) – Stafford, VA – November 3, 2013
Working for Hallmark as a Retail Merchandiser was a great part time job. They train you and give you all the tools to do your job. The hardest part of the job was when you had large display and needed to get it done in a short amount of time. Lifting and bending is just part of the job and so is a very physical job. No gym workout needed while working for them between the walking from backroom to displays, bending and lifting of boxes. I would do the job again if I did not need full time employment.
flexable schedule, great people, paid for mileage and travel time
limited healthcare and few positions were full time.
Store Manager (Current Employee) – Melbourne, FL – June 7, 2016
The best part og my job is meeting the needs of the customers and making a Hallmark moment with them. Loved to see the inventory that would come in all the time, especially through the holidays. Christmas was the hardest time of the season but there was not anything I couldn't tackle and come out on top of. Would do it all over again!
Sales/Service/Install Merchandiser (Current Employee) – Augusta, GA – May 31, 2016
This is really a great job. Good people MOSTLY. Its all about TEAMWORK. As an Install Merchandiser, we go in read the plan-o-grams, and basically DEMO the Hallmark section. Revise the layout & make it right. My longest install was 10 hours in one day, but the longest install at one store was 3 days long. But again for a mom who needs to supplement , as us mom usually NEED to; its great. They pay for drive time to & from places, mileage, and base pay @ $9.00 isn't really bad. The only downside FOR ME is you are not guaranteed hours. And im a single mom, so its just not enough. But I enjoy it, so there your sign!
She was demeaning and condescending in how she spoke and treated you but verbally yelled at you that she is the supervisor and you will respect her. This occurred in Ocala Florida I ended up quitting after 3 days.
Poor supervisors, demeaning, condescending and backstabbers.
Lead RM (Former Employee) – Peru,Il – May 22, 2016
I don't have much else to say,other than I worked for them for 16 years,was the cleanest store in the area,no incentive to do better.when I started we got paid vacations,then they got rid of those,we only got a quarter raise in July,no more sometimes less or none at all.New people usually got hired in close to what I was making after years.I never called in sick,did all I was supposed to do.wm management sucks,they treat us as scum,always have an excuses why they can't give you the space you are supposed to get.cant enjoy holidays anymore as Hallmark expects you to work every day before and after. Customers are. So rude.Rarely able to take breaks,Then there was the big job incentive,so we could get more hours,what a joke,they offered you a store,if you didn't take it you were just out of a job,plus you were to share half the not enough hours with a newbie.always had to fight for bin space with WM. Caused me so much grief I had a stroke at work,was forced to quit.
Store Manager (Former Employee) – Lone Tree, CO – May 17, 2016
Not enough payroll. Example 2 people on to sell, make connections, organize and place out new cards based on a numerical system, process up to 50 boxes with fragile items inside. Pushing more cardboard boxes then you ever wished for.
Not what you expect.Very little pay for work expectations.
Retail Merchandiser (Former Employee) – Wal-mart – May 11, 2016
I liked the job in itself. But the workload and expectations are unrealistic with the short hours you assigned. Overwhelming work loads,heavy boxes. More then 30lbs or 50lbs. Lots of stopping, lifting heavy boxes, kneeling. When I got hired we did not have to do installations. There using the Rm's to do installations and don't have to pay them a penny more. That was not in my job description when I got hire and I don't think I should have to do installations for the same pay. I had very little to no training from my supervisor. My co -worker pretty much train me fully. I don't think that is her job.That is a supervisors job to train. Management in the Store where I worked has no respect for Vendors and treats them very nasty. There don't fulfil there contract with Hallmark and only give you the space there want to give you. The managers don't give you no storage or very little for the Overstock and extra Boxes what so ever.
Flexiable Hours of sorts.
Overwhelming Work load for a busy, busy Store. Expectations are to unreal.
Great product, has the potential to be a much better job
RMA (Current Employee) – Round Rock, TX – May 8, 2016
A typical work day consists of going into the store, checking in with store staff, then checking your aisles, outposts to make sure things look all right and straighten any major messes. You go to the back to check in your shipments that came in, sort it and get it placed in it's proper place on the floor. Straighten aisles, outposts. Track your commute time and work time on your handheld computer.
I learned to conduct all my work on a handheld computer. We use the handheld to report our time, look up product on hand, and other tasks and this is great. We have minimal paperwork which is a huge convenience and time saver.
My co-workers are excellent, dedicated hard workers.
Unprofessional, very moody territory supervisor, loudly lecturing at you or co-workers in front of customers, co-workers. Mixed communication leading to constant confusion. This is the worst and makes the job miserable. Retail merchandisers are now expected to work as fill-in, additional support installation merchandisers and this is very hard, grueling work on top of your other work at and the pay is not enough for this at all.
The hardest part of the job is a terrible supervisor, making everyone crabby and terrible working environment needlessly, difficulty working with store management sometimes, low pay for the hard work expected and within a limited amount of time. Seasonal meaning your expected to work hard, long hours during holidays and the rest of time time you hardly get any hours.
The most enjoyable part of the job is if your a physically active and self-motivated individual, youmore... can do most of your work on your own and time flies and by the time your finished your aisle looks like a million dollars and you have a great sense of accomplishment. It feels good to make things look great and generate increased sales.less
Working on your own, sense of accomplishment
Terribly unprofessional supervisor, low pay, hours becoming more inflexible
The hours aren't as flexible as expected. They want the most work for the least hours. The publix receiver are rude to you and no one really converse with you. Its a job for people who are not social and want to be creative and left alone.