Pros: flexible schedule, decent work times, flexible breaks/lunches, $15 an hour payrate, seasonal, opportunity for callback
Cons: hectic hiring process, no commission pay, seasonal, did not receive kindle to demo for job, too few hours
I was an Amazon Kindle Rep for Marketstar and it was fun, but crazy. The seasonal position was on Indeed.com and it paid $15.00 hr, so I thought it was worth trying it out. After a couple email interviews and maybe a phone interview, the hiring process was crazy!
I had 24 hours to go to Quest Diagnostics to get my drug test which they registered and paid for, then they sent me a packet of information about 50 pages long explaining the specs and details of the Kindle products that would be presented at the kiosk in Best Buy, and once they delivered your uniform, ID badge, and you attended a phone conference orientation you were ready to work on your own.
It was a little daunting at first since I was used to having a supervisor show me how to do my job, but I went fairly blind. My supervisor was the California division manager who was stationed out in Sacramento or something, and he had no idea how to help me, really. I went to Best Buy, explained my situation to their manager, and she directed me to my kiosk where I advertised the Kindle Fire HDX as much as possible. At the end of the day, I took inventory of the remaining Kindle products and wrote a report on how many I sold. Eventually, I got used to my job and became quite good at selling the product.
All in all, I earned roughly $600 for 15-20 days 3 hours a day. Not too bad if you're a college kid needing some extra holiday money, but it's definitely not a dependable job if you need income. What I did like is the fact they kept my name in reference and have sent me job applications for future seasonal positions. I also heard from another rep that if you talked to the company and you were an amazing employee they might hire you permanently part-time or full-time as a rep.