Good job for young people to develop many job skills
Merchandiser (Current Employee) – Lenexa, KS – August 21, 2017
A typical day consists of 2-4 stores/outlets depending on the amount of volume each store sells daily. Weekdays mandatory 7am start time, 6am on weekends. This is a good job for young people who are seeking a fast paced and physically demanding work day. Overtime is almost guaranteed if you do good, clean, and thorough work every day. Management can be helpful on occasion, but unfortunately the majority of their time is spent focused on employees who are underachieving instead of helping top performers advance within the company- which ultimately contributes to high turnover for this position. The hardest part of the merchandising role is the physical labor involved, which includes stocking hundreds of cases of product onto the sales floor daily, and is typically increased by certain retailers due to specific retailer-specific rules, holidays, and weekly advertisements. Product is generally taken to the sales floor on a pallet with the use of a pallet jack, then stocked on store shelves and coolers. As a self-starter, I would have to say the most enjoyable part of this job is having the ability to work in the market on a daily basis with minimal to no supervision. If you prove to be the type of individual who supervisors know will get the job done correctly and consistently, you can bet that you will not have management looking over your shoulder or checking in with you regularly. Other benefits of this position include: learning how to effectively and professionally communicate with customers, learning about the sales side of the company, and the ability to work independently.
Work independently, good benefits, team mindset
Physically demanding, paid less than market competition in same role, top performers under-utilized