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How are the working hours?

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Depends on whether or not you know what you're doing. You need to be able to work quickly and efficiently and think your way thru a problem. Job is best for someone with reset/retail experience. You have to take time to read instructions before starting assignment. Sometimes the instructions are very detailed or confusing and you rely on your experience to get it done quickly. This is not a good job for entry level merchandisers as most assignments you work alone. You will only get a few hours training with another rep then you are on your own and the next is likely not the same as you did with the trainer. You have to be able to figure it out by reading the project instructions. I have 30 years experience and I think it is easy work and get most of my projects done in less than alloted time. If you're disorganized and chitchat while working it's going to take longer. I do wish they had a better training program because of the wide variety in what we do, a few hours on one project doesn't really train the newbie in all we do.

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You are given a set amount of minutes to complete each job. An example is you refresh the gift cards, they might only give you 45 minutes to get it done. Most jobs are short, ranging from 30 minutes to 240 minutes and most of them you do not get enough time to complete, so they get left in an unsatisfactory-like condition. Plus, if you have a jerk for a manager like I do at two of my stores, they are always picking at you to make sure you put out new product at the end of a reset or cut in. In most cases you won't have enough time left for that! Best time of year to work is March, April, May. You might get 20-39 hours a week. The rest of the year expect less than that, some weeks you will only get 5 or 10 hours.

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Hours jumps around a LOT. You could have 5 hours one week and 25 hours the next. Plus some jobs wont even be an hour it could be 15 to 30 mins. Terrible when it comes to hours.

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Long hours and 7 days a week

Answered - District Manager (Former Employee) - St. Louis, MO

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Not manageable

Answered - District Manager (Former Employee) - St. Louis, MO

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Ok, very flexible but inconsistent

Answered - Regional Trainer/ Retail Merchandiser (Current Employee) - Nashville, TN

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The hours fluctuate constantly

Answered - Master Merchandiser (Current Employee) - Temple, TX

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Terrible. The work week changed daily. I could be schedule for 4 hours or 30 and planned around what hours I was given to have it changed at a moments notice consistently.

Answered - Master Merchandiser (Former Employee) - Massachusetts

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I really liked this job before the DM I have now she was fair and honest. Now not much at all the DM lies and cant be trusted. If you do something to upset her you will pay in your hours. The job itself is a great job to work make your own days and how long to work. Meet lots of different people,

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They pay by the hour ,but you get paid by the minute which i think doesn't make any sense..if they paying you by the hour why are they going by minutes on when you get the job done

Answered - Retail Merchandiser (Current Employee) - Mesa, AZ

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