a typical work day consist of, which could be one day out of the month, with less than a 30 min drive or more than 30 min drive, the work the store for one hour..then travel home. and go on the computer and download the pictures. and write my assesment.
Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Fort Myers, FL – July 21, 2018
No one knew what was going on. Hard signing on. Nothing explained Not enough time to do work. Assignments came and went too fast. Kept getting emails that were not relevant. Leaders were inefficient and not helpful. Jobs were too far away with no travel and gas money
Field Service Rep (Current Employee) – Knoxville, TN – July 4, 2018
The hourly pay is at the low side ($10.00) but there are bonuses they will give to complete certain jobs, and the bonus makes it worth the drive and time spent. Otherwise, you are mostly stuck doing 30 minute to 2 hour jobs at your hourly rate. Not really worth the time and certainly not worth driving very far to do. What keeps me with the company is the bonuses and the fact that I am able to accept / decline the jobs. If they were to start trying to force me to do these small jobs or jobs too far away I would not stay. My DM has been great and always reliable if I email about a job or have a question. The work locations are grocery stores, hardware stores, restaurants, pretty much wherever gift and greeting cards are sold. They will also pay for mileage from store to store. The mobile app they use is Natural Insight.
Merchandiser (Former Employee) – Onley, VA – June 1, 2018
I appreciative the good help of advice from managers, wonderful place to work at food lion where people be able to help each other when I am alone. The hardest part of the job is to limit time even when you had to do the fast-pace which is not easy and that may cause me stress sometime.
Merchandiser (Former Employee) – Fl – May 27, 2018
They cheated me of $$$$$. They couldnt get people to cover certain area. The $10.00 didnt cover my gas or tolls. Then they would get upset if I didnt except the job. So, I stop working for them before the fired me. There other merchandising job that pay way more. Also management changes more often then you think
Must be willing to meet new people on a daily basis and be prepared for them to not be polite. Managers you deal with aren't always helpful, although most are. Must be comfortable with people and very outgoing to be successful.
Merchandiser (Current Employee) – Minneapolis, MN – May 22, 2018
I love the flexibility of this job. I'm a mom and can still be there for my girls when they need me. Having had a career in retail management in the past this position gave me the opportunity to still work with fashion, jewelry, yet not have to work retail hours.
Merchandiser (Current Employee) – Northern ,va – May 6, 2018
After a year i still make $10 an hour. I was told by another merchandiser that they paid more a year before i was hired but they dropped the pay down. There are no increases or raises. The flexibility is great but the hours are a joke. Maybe 3 hours a week. Maybe! They keep advertising for hiring so they have a ton of people but no one works.
Merchandise Associate (Former Employee) – Michigan – April 13, 2018
It is a part-time job which sometimes can go to full-time which is on the rear side and one thing good about it is that if you need to go to the doctor or you have a grandchildren or children you can work during the school hours and you can always move your jobs today's date is convenient for you
Merchandiser (Current Employee) – Los Angeles, CA – April 12, 2018
There is not enough work. I transferred from another state to California and was there 2 months and only worked once . My manager I’ve dealt with is great ! professional , supportive and efficient . LMS has great managers just not enough work or business for field merchandisers. Pay is extremely low and you cannot earn enough money to pay your bills . It limited part time . Not 10-30 hours . It’s much less unless they have a special project . Avoid signing up !
Merchandiser (Former Employee) – Flagler County, FL – March 18, 2018
I have been a merchandiser for over 10 years and this company SUCKS!!!! I was hired on and only worked 30 hours over a 4 month time frame. Emails sent out about URGENT DEAD LINE WORK but we you email the manager back saying you can do it. She tells you that someone else took all the work or I am not allowed to travel that far; even though it states in her email that travel time is paid. NO HOURS VERY LOW PAY POOR MANAGEMENT!!!!
Merchandiser (Current Employee) – Plymouth, MN – March 15, 2018
This job is very relaxed but it is impossible to have a consistent pay check. The job frequency is very sporadic and there are sometimes periods when you can work 40 hours a week then go to working 8 hours in two weeks. Its unreliable and inconsistent.
Retail Mer (Former Employee) – New York, NY – February 25, 2018
I would not recommend Lawrence merchandising to anyone. In the two years I have worked for them there was never a raise except for the raise they gave us because they had to do to New York State minimum-wage. The work is very easy but advancement is nonexisting and for some reason they think you should make them their top priority. If you're looking for something to do a few hours a day this is it for you but don't expect to get paid much.
merchandiser (Former Employee) – Alabama – February 24, 2018
excellent in beginning then supervisors changed all the time and work time in stores was radically cut. hated to leave, even after hours were lessened but would not go back now because no raises or drive time pay. time is money for everyone, not just the store. like all other merchandising work with other companies (and YES you need to work more than one company in a day per store, if you plan to make any decent pay) the time allotted was cut back and minimal standards for displays and stock were acceptable. to ME, this was crazy since our goal used to be maximize SALES in each store by putting out max product, in organized and attention getting displays...sadly that all changed and the atmosphere was rushed to get merchandise on display and not have time to clean and reset displays so all panels were FULL even if stock was low (good merchandisers can create the appearance of a full panel with minimal merchandise and still increase sales for the store). the Target and Kohls work was exceptional in that the store managers knew our value and acknowledged our efforts to help THEM sell more, but other big box stores could of cared less and of course the big box store corporate set the time limits for our work. i it would of been nice after so many yrs with them to of received more than just some paper of 'years of excellent service', perhaps a bonus check once in awhile or even an actual USEABLE gift certificate for store merchandise NOT just for things in the limited company 'brochure'. the one on one communications with corp. office for the company disappeared alongmore... with consistent QUALIFIED area managers (i spoke with ALL my 'new' managers fr the company and found they were hired because they knew so and so that used to be the area manager , not because they themselves EVER had retail experience. a more practical thing would of been to at least offer the position to one of the actual company WORKERS, even if we were 'only merchandisers', who were established in stores and knew the products AND management of each store AND had relationships in place to help gain additional SALES SPACE on those occasions where we actually had a LOT of product to set but limited space).less
Merchandiser (Current Employee) – St. Louis, MO – February 11, 2018
This makes a good hobby job but wouldn't recommend it for someone in need of a real paycheck. Pros are the flexibility in scheduling and independence. Cons are low wages, in seven years have not ever received a raise, and they don't seem to value their employees. Good relationships with the stores who do seem very appreciative of my work but the company does not. No pay for travel between stores and travel to and from stores can often be more than paid work time. Sometimes you might barely break even with money spent on gas and your unpaid time in travel. Supervisors change so often it's hard to keep track. Supervisors are never aware of how much you do to benefit the company.