Fast paced work environment with friendly employees
Merchandising Specialist (Current Employee) – WA – December 14, 2013
My typical day starts at 10pm. We drive to several locations in the area, some being 60-70 miles away. Completing our work on time is very pertinent with this company. If we don't, the management or the vendor employees have to stay late to finish it, which is very unfair to them. All of my coworkers are pretty upbeat and positive, which is nice and helps with the work environment. There really isn't anything too hard about this job, but the most enjoyable part of this job is being able to look at the work you have done at the end of the night and feel accomplished and good about it.
I had a trainer very patient and he has been there for about a year. I just think it was not right not allowing workers to have breaks. Overall, planning ahead would help make things a lot easier on everybody instead of just tear down from the selves, have a team to tear in down then have another team to reset it where it needs to be. For the competent, it does not pay because you will whined up picking up someone else's mess up. My first day on the job, I must have witnessed several animosity behavior towards fellow employee for no reasons. For those slackers, they are not being reprimand but treat as they are important. If you do not want to get sick in your stomach when you are done working, you will be better off where you are.
being competent does not pay for this company you will do more
Merchandiser (Former Employee) – Olympia, WA – April 19, 2017
RMSI was task orientated, with a maximum amount of time allotted for each task, and the opportunity to complete tasks sooner if able. The schedule was to an extent up to the worker, ideally between 5 am and noon, when stores are less busy - an employee can roughly schedule themselves when and where works best for them. This was very helpful when my kids were young and I was working on my AA degree, as I could work while kids were in school and around my school schedule.
Very physical work, stores often not happy you're there performing resets.
Merchandiser (Current Employee) – Livermore, CA – April 19, 2017
It used to be a fun place to work even though you will never get a raise in pay with this company. Now however it is not even worth going into work. Management has over hired and deluded everyones hours of work so much so that you will be lucky to work 5 hours a day on the days you are scheduled to work which is only about 3 days a week at this point. If something does not change soon all the old time employees will quit and the new hires also. You also only get a break every 3 hours not 2 as is the norm everywhere else.
Team lead 2nd/ merchandiser (Former Employee) – Salem, OR – April 10, 2017
I liked the job, i had it for many years, but no career advancement. Met a loy of lifetime friends and the job was actually pretty easy if you know how to read and like puzzles. Problem solving is a must and working with in store personell could be difficult at times but other than that, it was fun.
Merchandising (Former Employee) – Denver, CO – April 4, 2017
pretty easy an good compensation if you like to work nights and not have to think too hARD THIS IS HE JOB FOR YOU. Also they say its part time but you cant leave even if someone else doesnt pick up the slack
Very fast paced and ever changing work environment.
Field Supervisor (Former Employee) – Albuquerque, NM – March 23, 2017
Work was to be done as quick and precise as possible. The work environment is neither constant nor steady. Switching environments so much is good to help avoid complacency but does not allow for much comfort in routine.
Requires a lot of out of town work, good pay lot of overtime.
Merchandiser (Former Employee) – Bozeman, MT – March 1, 2017
Typically, we would meet up at where the out of town team was staying, then drive to one of the businesses we were employed by. We would be assigned a section to remodel. Teams of two. Generally 12 hour days Monday - Thursday with Friday being off.Paid drive times and mileage. A lot of independence and self reliance. Worked closely with each store and their management to insure quality work/
Guaranteed easy filler work for in between school/work
Night Stocker (Current Employee) – Spokane, WA – February 20, 2017
As simply as I can say, it is the easiest job in the world to get if you can just get through the application process and have reliable transportation. Be aware, that this company hires mostly people with little to no education, the work hours will turn your days upside down, and the work is dull and boring. That being said I would really only recommend this job to someone who was truly in need of work and is willing to tolerate with a lot of negatives in order to make some money.
hours, occasional tight quarters, too many uneducated people with political opinions
Conversion Scanner (Current Employee) – Hayward, CA – January 25, 2017
We work in 2 teams, fronters and scanners. The fronters position each product to have the barcode facing outside while the scanners come by and scan each product bay by bay. If a product is missing we use the products upc code.
Recruiter (Former Employee) – Denver, CO – January 5, 2017
Absolutely terrible micro management from a inexperienced recruiter manager at corporate office who was hired as a friend of the HR director. Continually hired inexperienced people based on personal preference not merit or talent.
Recruiter manager did not know tax regulations, labor laws or even how to remotely recruit. Nepotism runs rampant in this company with little to no experience of upper management employees.
Rule of thumb at Rmsi is not what you know but who you know.
Turnover is nearly at 90%. Both my Trainer, my direct Supervisor and my co-recruiter all quit within 12 months.
RESET CREW (Current Employee) – Ventura County, CA – December 31, 2016
We work overnights from 10 pm - 6 am (or whenever finished) reorganizing shelves and product too match the given schematics at different Vons around the county. Management is very straight forward, relaxed, and all around makes you feel comfortable. My coworkers all aim to get the job done as efficiently as possible and are great communicating needs too. The most enjoyable part of the job is how relaxed it is; you go in, get your schematic, grab the necessary tools, and get to work. There is not much stress because the work is pretty straight forward and there isn't much of a distraction to sway you from your job since it's overnight. The hardest part of the job would be the fact that its overnight. You get used to it eventually but it can be to stay awake if you didn't nap prior to your shift.
relaxed environment, easy work, small crew, no drama
low pay, no benefits, gas wasted to travel around the county
Retail Merchandiser (Former Employee) – Las Vegas, NV – December 5, 2016
While the job can be fast paced at times, there is a lot of "hurry up and wait" where nothing can get done for a few days, but you have to show up anyway. Management leaves a lot to be desired, with lack of direction towards the lower employees. The company will preach low tolerance of misbehavior, and yet does nothing to control the employees that choose not to follow the rules. The most enjoyable part of the job in the general interaction with customers and store employees.
Decent pay and a relative guarantee of full time work
Wave Merchandiser (Former Employee) – Seattle, WA – September 25, 2016
The job itself is pretty straight forward. However, due to the lack of communication between the client stores & RMSI leadership; you were never guaranteed to be working on any night, even when scheduled. Usually you'd find out you weren't working, after you had already arrived at the client location. For people that drove long distances to get to the location, this was very frustrating.
can be a fun and perfect job if communication and equality were present
Merchandiser/Sales (Current Employee) – northern ca. – July 28, 2016
Grab your schematic (reset project and go) Iearnrd just because a person has a job title doesn't mean they are fit. it is basically trial and error. some crews do not warm to new people or differentially. where i work they are clicked up and there is no one to bring your issues. things are one-sided and fabled. The co workers not friendly at all. out of 4 to 8 on my crew there is 1 person who is warming. the hardest part about the nor cal crew is knowing your peers and management don't want you there there is no assistance what so ever.you are told to call yet your calls and msgs are never answered let alone returned. the same goes with the person who oversees this sector. over all Rmsi could be awesome company if it actually mirrored/ reflected what it is promoted to be
mileage, and hotels
unorganized, inconsistent, no equality, no training or assistance, your voice is not heard when brung to a superior