Contractor (Current Employee) – West Virginia – August 2, 2018
I like working with this company I ask about tagging in Maryland and because I am a contractor with another company I was told no because of a conflict of interest. But they were going to hire me for another job
The hardest part of this job is going in behind someone they did not do the job right and you have to pull all the tags off an do it again.
They pay good.. You go to different stores.. You can schedule the way that you need to fit your needs of work. There really isn't anything hard about the job. Just sometimes you have to drive a lot to get to stores if you really want to make a lot of money
Merchandiser (Current Employee) – Baton Rouge, LA – May 31, 2018
I currently work as a Merchandiser mostly applying security tags to certain high theft products in Dollar General stores. There are often other types of jobs available too. Regarding training; you are on your own. You watch their training videos and read up on the job criteria by using their website - Natural Insight. As for work, there is plenty! I have many stores which are directly assigned to me so I know I have a steady stream of income. Emailing my boss and requesting stores ensures I will have lots to choose from. Any that I cannot manage due to ANY reason, I simply unassign myself and let other people take them on. Flexible scheduling is awesome.
Regular work. Flexible work hours. Work as little or as much.
Wish it paid a little more but considering its such an easy job, cant complain.
Retail Merchandiser (Current Employee) – MD, WV, PA – April 16, 2018
I do tagging for local businesses. My job entails putting security features on products. The hours are flexible. Good place to work. I meet a lot of people and have great respect for what they do a in a days time.
Merchandiser (Current Employee) – Houston, TX – March 11, 2018
I go to dollar generals and put security stickers on high theft items. Some stores are easy, others require more time than the 2 hour window I'm given per store. There's no real training. You watch an 8 minute video and read a sheet of instructions and off you go. There's lots of stores in my area and it's hard for me to hit them all, so I've noticed they've hired on someone who has been picking up the stores I don't assign myself. The assignments are first come first serve so if you don't babysit the website you may end up with no stores. They schedule about a month out, so if you currently have another rep in your area, they will have picked up the stores and you will have to wait for the weekly update with the next list of stores (again, a month out) for you to fight with them for. Overall, a good company to work for if you can think on your feet and operate independently. The computer doesn't let you schedule yourself more than 30 hours in a week, so this will always be a part time job with no benefits and no clear advancement opportunities.
Very flexible scheduling
Assignments are first come first serve so you might not get any
Footprint is a great place to work. I love that I schedule my own hours. The work is not difficult and there’s is anlot if opportunity in my area for more work. The only down fall is there’s really no path to move up in and you don’t get benefits since it’s technically only part time.
Field Merchandiser (Former Employee) – Washington DC – February 20, 2018
When Footprint brought me on board about a year ago I was excited. Thinking I would have a stable part time job. Definitely wasnt that. Footprint is just like a few other merchandising companies out there, in which you have a dashboard, they send out tasks (short term, or a one time thing) and whomever signs up first gets the task. Of course if you live near a metro area (for me, its wash dc), you can guess that it's a bunch of merchandisers fighting to get the task. Over the year they probably had a total of 3-4 tasks being offered which was no where near where I live, so I never did try to obtain them. So, because I guess I was considered inactive, they sent me an email saying that they are separating me from the company. What a joke. The company spent money for my background check and drug screening, told me they would send me a shirt (uniform, they never did). The tasks they had in my area were very sparse. No selection at all. Seems like it was always tasks from the same one or two clients. Very unsteady work, atleast in my area. Which I am surprised living in a big metro area. But I guess other merchandising companies got all those other good contracts. So much better companies out there.
Inactive too long, they'll just separate you. Very little tasks selection.
District Team Leader (Current Employee) – KY – December 12, 2017
Company used to care for their employees and there was always opportunities for advancement. New Director of Merchandising is friends with CEO and whatever he decides to do in the field is fine. He eliminated 99% of the advancement opportunities in the field.
Retail Merchandiser (Former Employee) – Leesville, LA – November 26, 2017
Very boring work. Did not enjoy the two hour "shifts" at each store. Didn't like that I had to drive an hour to get to many of the places to do my jobs. Did like the pay, as well as the flexibility. My area is not a good area for this kind of work.
merchandiser (Former Employee) – Michigan – September 10, 2017
The management and auditors are not easy to deal with and sometimes too demanding. Hours vary as well as projects. No chance for advancement. A lot of their work stems from putting security tags on items in retail stores. There are a lot better companies to work for.