I work as a part time Merchandiser in a rural setting, so there is not a lot of opportunities near me. The nearest large municipal is over an hour away, which opportunities are much better. If coverage is needed, a bonus would be included in your pay to visit stores outside your area. My Field Service Coordinator does a great job in communication. She provides me with opportunities within and outside my service area. With such a small area, my jobs range from 45 minutes up to 2 or 3 hours per visit depending on service rendered. Once a call is accepted, I can schedule my own hours, as long as its in the predetermined time frame (usually two weeks). Most difficult part of the job is depending on what store you service, sometimes you are at the mercy of what kind of day the store manager is having. Most days are fine, but sometimes they seem bothered that a visit is being completed. Overall, not a bad job.I believe that a Merchandiser in a large municipality would be able to bring home a good paycheck based on frequency and number of visits, while those like me bring home extra spending money because of limited opportunities local.
Schedule own hours (No weekends/evenings), Coordinator communication is good
Pay is a little low and depending on service area, the opportunities may be limited