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good opportunities to work with big popular companies
Merchandise Coordinator, Adidas Golf (Current Employee) –  San Antonio, TXJanuary 31, 2018
the experience at this job has been good but the management and support staff are not very helpful. You are very much on your own to do all the work and learn all the job information.
Pros
free clothes
Cons
small pay and few hours
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Poor training
Junior Merchandiser (Former Employee) –  West Nyack, NYJanuary 10, 2018
One day with a real person and I'd have been set...but that wasn't allowed...

SO frustrating! The work was easy- it's the technology that you need to figure out.
Pros
fun work!
Cons
NO training!
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Great People to work with
RECRUITER (Former Employee) –  San Francisco, CAJanuary 4, 2018
Creative firm with different types of projects that i worked on weekly. The company specializes in creative projects in the Fashion industry in the areas of design by visual merchandising bringing brands to life
Pros
work at home part of the week
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Extremely flexible schedule.
Merchandise Coordinator and Brand Stylist (Current Employee) –  VirginiaDecember 21, 2017
Depending on your location you can have a fulltime schedule with Winston but most of the time the average area will offer anywhere from 8 - 52 hours a week.
If you can be flexible to scheduling and willing to travel it will allow for a potential for more hours and more opportunity.
I am in school fulltime online and I am able to focus on my classes all while working.
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Company has some work to do.
Merchandiser (Former Employee) –  FloridaDecember 21, 2017
The description of the position was very accurate. However, you are given new assignments without any notice and are expected to take them. You have to commit to visit times almost more then a month ahead of time. The website to reschedule visits and invoicing is not user friendly. Every question or concern you have takes days even weeks to be answered and sometimes you have to send emails or call multiple times. While you are expected to respond and check commications every day, all day. The training is very general and not useful in anyway.
Pros
Flexible hours, Decent pay, Relaxed dress code
Cons
Lack of commication and support, Not many opportunities in my area, Full time not avaliable, No benefits
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Interesting Job with few perks.
Junior Visual Merchandising Coordinator (Current Employee) –  Wichita Falls, TXDecember 10, 2017
Living in a small town I do not make a ton of money, but when I travel I am well compensated. They pay for the hotel and reimburse for food & mileage & tolls. Management team is amazing. You make your own schedule, accept or decline visits.
Pros
management, making your own schedule
Cons
inconsistent pay/jobs
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Retail Store Manager (Former Employee) –  New JerseySeptember 25, 2017
Found this company to be unprofessional. After phone interview , several emails and offer, I declined taking a specific location as it was a distance from my home, it would have required a great deal of gas and tolls for several weeks without a paycheck as the co only pays out 2x a month. I was interested in 1 location local but was penalized for not taking the other 2 (All different accounts). basically told Good Luck!
After 29 years in the retail management industry I choose not to be a part of unprofessionalism.
You are a recruiter, you don't rule the world. People need to do what is best for them . A college degree does not give you the right to make decisions for another person. Millennials of the world today have a lot to learn about building relationships.
Pros
Rate/Compinsation
Cons
Shady and Unprofessional
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Reality Different from Job Description
Merchandiser (Former Employee) –  ColoradoSeptember 2, 2017
Merchandisers are treated like employees rather than independent contractors, but without any of the benefits and protections. You are pressured to accept new assignments and led to believe you have no option to decline. You are expected to commit to some visits as much six weeks in advance. Once on your calendar it is time consuming and difficult to make necessary changes to scheduled visits. Depending on the vendor and the retailer, there are times when you are expected to work weekends and holidays. Every question or concern has to make its way up several steps on the chain of command and back down before you receive an answer. While merchadisers are expected to respond to communications on a 24/7 time basis, supervisors make it abundantly clear that you should not bother them evenings or weekends.
Pros
Decent pay for a merchandising position. Most work is for high quality retailers.
Cons
Management obviously doesn't distinguish between an employee position and an independent contractor.
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Excellent company, providing solutions/marketing for various clients.
Selling Specialist (Former Employee) –  Rancho Cucamonga, CAAugust 24, 2017
Independently contracted through company as selling specialist. Company provided quality skills and learning opportunities to advance and excel to increase hours worked and extension of contracts.
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Good for independent workers with experience.
Merchandise Coordinator (Current Employee) –  Houston, TXJuly 25, 2017
Great position for people that can work independently and have the necessary experience. Very flexible and the pay is good for what is expected of you .
Pros
Flexible schedule, different brands you can work with
Cons
Hours are not stable
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Flexibility at its best
Merchandising Coordinator and Selling Support (Current Employee) –  New York, NYJuly 12, 2017
This job is great for people who would like to have the flexibility to control you schedule. Simple job where you call stores and speak with management to schedule your merchandising or selling visit. Set your date on your calendar, perform your visit, take photos, complete your report and submit.
Pros
Extremely flexible schedule, new location every day
Cons
Not enough hours between brands, management doesn't promote advancement
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Great work environment
Merchandise Coordinator/Field Training (Current Employee) –  SCJune 26, 2017
I have been with Winston for almost 9 years and love it! The flexibility is great and they pay well. Management is great to work with and they really have a wonderful culture. Love love this company!
Pros
flexible schedule
Cons
feast or famine on work load
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Flexible Hours
Merchandising Coordinator (Former Employee) –  TexasJune 23, 2017
Pros: Excellent support system from management. You make your own hours/schedule. Flexibility with different brands. Cons: Inconsistency with certain jobs available in your market.
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Merchandiser/ Visual (Current Employee) –  San Francisco, CAJune 12, 2017
Im am very happy with the jobs I've had with Winston, and would be happy to let others know about jobs with THIS co. I've worked with them for over 7 years and was always treated fairly.
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Not enough hours
Merchandising Specialist (Former Employee) –  New York, NYMarch 13, 2017
Merchandising, schematics, generate large sales goal, run events to increase sales, train staff on all new products. Check stocking levels, Motivate and sponsor incentives to all sales staff.
Pros
flexible
Cons
no full time avalable
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Great
Sales Associate (Former Employee) –  Tustin, CAMarch 5, 2017
everything about the job was great loved it. great work environment, great team. I loved working out of different locations every week it was awesome
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No perks & you are called a Contractor! And you are treated as though you're incompetent.
Merchandiser (Current Employee) –  New York, NYMarch 4, 2017
Their training is below standard for what they expect. No one really knows anything to answer questions you have. And pay periods are too long.
Pros
Open to do other work elsewhere.
Cons
Bad training for the type of work
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Great team!
Field Training Associate (Current Employee) –  Sacramento, CAFebruary 6, 2017
Winston is a great place to work! Management does their best to take of their employees. There is freedom to create your own schedule based on certain parameters. They have contracts with big brands.
Pros
Flexible schedule
Cons
Hrs can fluctuate
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Don't Put You All Into This Company WASTE OF TIME
Visual Coordinator (Former Employee) –  San Francisco, CAFebruary 5, 2017
Worked for this company for almost 5 years and it's been time wasted indeed. All of my accounts supposively got closed. Asked for extra assignments even volunteered to go out of state or town if necessary. It's been months and the managers are not helpful at all if your are looking for assignments or work. Been with this company and I have only spoke to the manager twice. Never has trained with me and never felt like they needed to. If you want questions asked tou would have to contact 3 or 4 other people before getting some type of correct answer. They are forever posting about jobs or the referral program instead giving you the job.
Pros
Travel when it's good.
Cons
Not a longtime career, overworked and underpaid. Bad communication per management.
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Self motivated work
Merchandise Coordinator (Current Employee) –  New York, NY 10018January 11, 2017
Good company to work for, must be self motivated work. Work at multiple locations, gain great contacts at different locations. Must be able to self taught from online training.
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