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absolutely horrible!
anonymous (Former Employee) –  anonymousMay 3, 2019
pay scale is way out of whack; with people being hired in at a higher rate than people that have worked for the company for years. Corporate doesn't care about what the reps deal with out in the stores, pushing out "sales drivers" in massive amounts, even when the stores are dissatisfied with all the extra product coming in. On top of the sales drivers, the company requires you to order to fill and "anticipate sales". All that does is create unnecessary backstock, overfill and damages which creates more work that isn't included in your allotted time. No support from upper management for field personnel. Not enough time allowed to properly service a store; they don't take into consideration where a store is located or the size of the store when formulating your time allowed for service. Communication is almost non-existent; you have to figure things out for yourself when you get to the store and see new products, sales drivers or products out of stock or discontinued. The warehouse needs some serious training and new management. Seldom is there an order that is packed accurately, with counts being different from what the invoice states, one product shipped in place of another; orders "lost" in the system; partial orders being shipped; orders not shipping when they should so you can work your store on the day you're supposed to. The company uses an app for ordering that is not compatible with the business at all. You constantly encounter problems which add to the time you are in a store, and accuracy of orders. Recruiting department is pitiful with job reqs being open  more... for weeks on end before getting people to hire.  less
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working independently
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the entire structure of the company
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Horrible company to work for
Senior Merchandiser (Current Employee) –  Michigan/OhioJune 14, 2019
I doubt this company will be in business for very much longer. The area and district management are highly inept at what they are supposed to be doing. ( At least in Ohio/Michigan/Indiana area. )They know very little about merchandising product. Communication is non exsistent. The pay is low and they do not give reviews/ raises unless you demand one. It will be no.more than a quarter, if you get one at all. The only upside is that the position is relatively flexible with your time. District managers and area managers will either totally leave you alone to do your own thing or micromanages everything that you do. Employees have been asked by management to add hours over 40 to the following week because they will not pay overtime. If you are looking for a merchandising position, there are so many other options out there. Find a company that actually treats it's employees as more than disposable.
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Flexible work hours
Cons
Highly unlikely you will get more than 10 hours per week. Low pay, lower management employees leave a lot to be desired.
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Good Job
Merchandiser (Current Employee) –  League City, TXJune 3, 2019
This job is pretty good as long as your aren't incompetent and have a basic understanding of merchandising. If you wanna work and aren't lazy you can easily get 40 hours a week even if you aren't full time. The pay could be better and the difference in pay for the same job fom area to area is pretty ridiculous. Other than that I love the flexibility and freedom of the job.
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Freedom
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