Merchandiser (Current Employee) – Orlando, FL – September 17, 2016
I started with them at the airport location and have continued with them even after cut backs and pay cuts. It is just a great company to work for and my managers are the best. You work independently and you meet some wonderful people in your locations
Merchandiser/Customer Service (Former Employee) – Muncie, IN, Anderson, IN – August 8, 2016
The job is hard work and understaffed. I stayed with it because I loved my boss. After she left,m things got much worse and they asked everyone to take a pay cut. I tried to stay as long as I could.But the new boss and new paycheck was the reason I had to leave. Plus I had a very ill child
Merchandising (Current Employee) – Detroit, MI – July 19, 2016
My typical day at work is that I change out out-dated books and magazines in grocery stores or drug store chains. I have learned to build and maintain displays. I work alone most of the time. I do deal with the management on certain days. There really isn't anything hard about the job. The most enjoyable thing is that it's a very flexible job.
MERCHANDISER (Current Employee) – Houston, Texas and outlying areas. – July 17, 2016
Our company changes out magazines and books for grocery and drug stores. It is part time and is very flexible. Every day is different. I have a really good boss. The hardest part of this job is lifting 50 pound totes of magazines. The most enjoyable is the flexibility. I make sure all of our routes are covered. We also scan Kroger stores to make sure all stores have the same products in the same places.
I love working with my boss but miss doing transcription.
Merchandiser (Current Employee) – Smyrna, GA 30080 – July 6, 2016
I love having my nights and weekend and major holidays off but you got paid less than $125.00 weekly and you had to consider gas, oil change so that really left you less than that. You will never get a raise and no advancement. The shipments got less so you can assume that the magazine business will not be around in a few years. It hard to work another job because you will work 4 days and some days will be only an hour. Making $9 you just spent gas money no profit.
No weekends, no holidays, on your own.
Pay is very low. Not enough to compensate gas, oil change. No raise ever.
Merchandiser (Former Employee) – Dyer, IN – June 22, 2016
Never got any real training. Was just expected to know what to do. Could not get in contact with people I needed to speak to. Work was easy but also difficult when the totes are stacked too high and you break your back trying to get them down! Also, store personnel treated me awfully like I was a second class citizen for some reason. Everyone in the Jewel acted annoyed by me. It was difficult to put magazines in the checkout lanes when customer's seem to get mad that you're in the way. I think the pay should be higher and give your employees more training and teach them how to read a planogram. Also, quit throwing away perfectly good books.I would feel so awful ripping the covers off of perfectly good paperback books so they can be thrown away. Why not donate them?? Throwing away knowledge is not the answer.
Lead Merchandiser (Current Employee) – Atlanta, GA – May 27, 2016
it was fun sometimes and other days it was not. sometimes it was stressful especially when people call out. I Learned that every manager in a store is different and you have to adjust to their likings.
Merchandiser (Current Employee) – Cincinnati, OH – May 23, 2016
A typical day at work consists of going to my accounts to either stock magazines or books onto the shelves. There is a lot of flexibility and independence in the position. Management and the people you meet at your accounts you visit are nice.
i am a recent employee. I was only allowed to work 6 hours max a week, to do the whole magazine wall & 30 check outs for a Chain department store in the area.1 manager didn't know what the other manager had told its employees.very confusing, i am used to more structure in a merchandising employer.