Marketing/Client Services Intern (Current Employee), Auburn Hills, MI – August 28, 2014
Pros: paid 15 minute breaks, co workers are nice, a lot of lunch ins, and workplace events around holidays
Cons: boring desk work, feel like no one respects your skills
Typical work day is coming to sit down at my desk and grab my work computer to turn on. Get some coffee and open up the email to see what stores I may be able to reach out too that one of my manager's have sent over to me the day before or that morning as well. Management is nice and helpful at all times. Co-workers come and go with school and graduating, – more... but for the most part everyone is always really nice. I've learned a lot with Microsoft Excel, Powerpoint, interpersonal relationships, oral and written communication. Basically anything you need to rise up another step somewhere else hiring that may become more interactive with your product instead of marketing over the phone and making a few trips to stores that can be an example of the retail merchandising lifestyle. Hardest part of the job can be the hours sitting at a desk and wanting something more challenging that can push you to your limits. The most enjoyable part of the job is to have my own work space and knowing that I am gaining key skills to help push along in the life of business. – less
Loved the work but just too much driving from store to store for a part time job.
Merchandiser (Former Employee), Southeast TX and Southwest Louisiana – March 11, 2014
Pros: i kept busy.
Cons: it was considered contractor work and taxes killed the benefits of the part time job.
My job was to pull my merchandise from the warehouse and put out on the floor in the correct place. To make sure the correct price and signage was on the product. I loved working different stores and the different people that I worked with but after 2 years of mostly being on the road between stores I decided that I would really love working in just – more... one store. – less
merchandiser supervisor (Current Employee), Johannesburg – April 3, 2013
I am learning more about cooperate and to work well with the team. Able to work with the management to achieve the common goal. My colleague are more willing to engage themselves even to achieve the our objectives and we are happy in completing each other. The retail become challenging when break down of communication is expressed within the management – more... and the staff in general. – less
Terrific company to work for, lots a wonderful staff
District Supervisor (Current Employee), Calgary, AB – November 6, 2012
My experience with Spar has been very positive over the years. Alberta has proven to be a very challenging provinces. I would happily continue with them, but I am moving to Chilliwack, BC and hoping to find a job equally challenging there.
Good place to work at when studying or with family commitments
Divisional Credit Manager (Current Employee), Jetpark, Boksburg, South Africa – October 24, 2012
Pros: have a lot more time for family
Cons: systems very outdated
Company is good to work for. The set up with our retailers as members rather than normal accounts require a different approach to the whole credit management process. We are more partners in this relationship and this need to be handled with care. People are generally friendly and easy to deal with from the bottom to the top.