Merchandising Associate (Former Employee) – Claymont, DE 19703 – April 25, 2018
I worked as a Merchandising Associate for AG for a few months last year.
The work is easy enough, your assigned a couple/few stores that you go to to put out your product. You're not assigned specific hours, you can pick and choose when to work so long as the store is open, but you are only allocated a certain amount of hours per store per week, so being able to work by yourself and manage your time is a must.
I learned that unless you have your own car or otherwise don't rely on anyone for transportation, that this job is not for you.
Only real problem would be the amount of hours, unless you got a "big" store, or took on several small ones, you probably only get 10 hours a week.
My supervisor was fine, I only saw her so often.
Not much workplace culture, you work around the stores' employees more often than your own.
Hardest part of the job is just managing your time, making sure your staying around the allocated hours per week, and making all your calls. (Visits)
The most enjoyable part of the job would be the flexibility, it was nice being able to choose when to go to work.
Production Associate (Former Employee) – Bardstown, KY – April 25, 2018
Though I was only weeks away from meeting my one year mark, still the pleasure was mine to work for a company like American Greetings, who only deepened my experience in learning and operating production equipment in a timely manner, heightened my quality control and data documenting, and also last but certainly not least furthered my communication and leadership abilities all around.
Part Time Merchandiser (Former Employee) – Amarillo, TX – April 21, 2018
The other AG merchandisers I worked with had a variety of levels of experience. Those with several years with AG were very good to share their expertise and to be on revision teams all over the territory. I learned a lot, and met a lot of really good people. Some of those include the managers of the stores I worked in regularly. A typical day at work included locating the merchandise that had been delivered and displaying the new product while keeping the store display cabinets looking neat and customer friendly. All freight at each location was updated as to delivery in a program that could be reviewed daily or as needed. I liked being able to schedule my work time around my personal activities. I also liked getting to know the stores and the mangers and working with them to maximize sales. The hardest part of the job was having to come home and time report and send in a detailed weekly report (as training specialist.)
AG has a great culture of innovation. Pay is fair, benefits aren't top of the line, but they are competitive. Great managers, great actual building to work in. Inspiring leadership. Product focus...lots of good things about AG. Mostly, the people that are bred here are collaborative, nice, and overall 'in it together.' There are a great mix of young and people toward the end of their career so there are lots of opportunities to learn and move up. Can't really say enough about the place...
Merchandiser (Current Employee) – us – April 14, 2018
enjoy job, very flexible, great meeting different people, work in many accounts so you are always on the move and doing different thing in each store. sometimes you have inventories from time to time which are very easy to do.
Merchandiser/customer service part time (Former Employee) – Normal, IL – April 13, 2018
I had a wonderful DM and my immediate supervisor was beyond compare. The hours fit my lifestyle. I enjoyed the confidence they had in me to allow me to work solo. There were expectations to be met in a time allotment which was sometimes hard to accomplish but if I needed help, all I had to do was ask for it.
Merchandiser (Current Employee) – Lumberton, NC – April 11, 2018
They team has a monthly luncheon. They ask for your input. All around they are a good company to work for. Very flexible schedules. Busy holiday schedules. Must be able to work with a team, and by yourself. It is great for students. It is great for a second job. Managrement are always available to answer questions. They have fairly good training as well. The draw back id hours depend on available accounts.
Merchandiser (Former Employee) – IA – April 11, 2018
In light of the fact that one basically manages an entire department, pay is barely above minimum wage. Required to work up to and the day after holidays, and often required to do split shifts or work the day of a holiday.
Boxes are heavy, lots of standing, stooping, bending, and walking, and paper cuts galore. Poor communication between stores and corporate, while AG is desperately trying to find a new niche in a dying industry.
On the plus side, you can schedule your work week around personal commitments, and if you have no friends or family, this job gives you something to do on holidays.
You can schedule your work week around personal commitments, and if you have no friends or family, this job gives you something to do on holidays.
Poor pay, no benefits, no employee discount, required holidays and weekends, paper cuts, heavy lifting, missing product, no managerial support because they’re overworked and trying to deal with job turnover.
Decent job for someone not wanting a regular 9-5 job
Merchandiser (Current Employee) – Winston-Salem, NC – April 9, 2018
It's not a bad job, but it's not the best job for someone with persistent back problems. Seasonal times are when you get your best hours. Hours do slow down in the summer. Picking up revision projects can help with low allotted hours. You can work as little or as much as you want depending on what accounts are available. You have to work that out with our supervisor. Having autonomy and no micromanaging are probably my favorite elements of this job. I can go in whenever the store is open and work my time. Lack of consistent hours and no benefits are my biggest complaints.
Autonomy, very flexible schedule
No benefits for part-timers; have to work several accounts(at least 5 or more, unless you work a Walmart or Target)to make a decent check
merchandiser (Former Employee) – Wisconsin – April 4, 2018
constant cutting of hours to get the job done. Scorecard compliance became more important than store being full and ready for the seasonal business. It was a great company for many years, but two bad supervisors in the last 3 years ruined the job for me. I loved the job and loved taking care of my store and customers at the peak holiday times.
Production Specialist (Former Employee) – Bardstown, KY – April 1, 2018
Management not the greatest. Production pay needed to be competive with other factories in Bardstown KY. I wish I could have had more years their I tried applying back when they opened up and never received an interview unless you knew someone.