The hours are long but the pay is decent. They do reinforce safety over sales, but expect unrealistic goals for your sales for the day. The average day for the new hour system is starting at 10 AM and clocking out by 9 PM, but realistically you start at 9:45 AM and dont get back to the Depot until 8:30 PM and close out your day buy 9:30 PM on a good day.
Route Driver (Former Employee) – Fort Worth, Texas – September 17, 2015
Your day starts with by arriving at work to find that you have a 12-14 hour day ahead of you, driving. You make sure all pre-orders have been loaded properly then inspect truck that you are assigned to for any visible problems. Drive to assigned location and visit each and every customer on the route and add value to their life by providing meals and meal solutions to them. 12-14 hours later, head back to the depot, arrive around 8-10 pm in the evening to cash out the day then go home and sleep a couple of hours then do it over again.
I've learned that by this kind of behavior your sure to not have a normal life. However, this has taught me how to manage my time and followup with customers consistently which has allowed me to built long lasting relationships.
Hardest part of the day was not to get discouraged with rejection. And again, the best part of the day is knowing that I've make it home without any accidents due to being behind a wheel all day long.
Labor Ready (Former Employee) – Florence, KY – July 7, 2015
I had already did a review about this company it was a great experience and learned many different lines and got to know many different cultures. It was decent pay and sometimes too long of hours but like any work place you get the good with the bad.
Warehouse Assistant (Former Employee) – Burlington, KY – June 3, 2015
Loaded trucks with frozen food to be sold door to door. Learned about how door to door sales worked. Management was horrible for the most part. Co-workers were usually lazy. Hardest part was going in every night. Most enjoyable was the free sampling of new product.
Merchandiser, Pay hourly and mileage (Current Employee) – St. Louis, MO – May 21, 2015
A typical day at work would be driving from my home to the first store on my list, go into the store into the back of the store and collect my product to be pt on the shelves. Once I'm done with one store I move to the next until my list is complete. Working for this company has taught me organization, helped my communication skills with people I haven't met before, and helped me learn the area by driving from place to place enough so that I don't need a map to know where I'm going.
Management has more than a little to work on, I have been having problems non stop with my higher ups throwing accusations at me without knowing all the details. I don't meet anyone else that works for the same company unless a merchandiser happens to be at the same store I am at the same time, though I do communicate fondly with the employees at the stores I visit.
The hardest part of this job is having to deal with the higher ups constantly verbally abusing me and accusing me of completely ignoring to do my job such as not showing up to one or two of the stores on my list and ignoring the stock completely at stores. Though that is almost bearable when I get to visit my stores and talk with the people I've made friendships with while doing my job.