Hope you like working on an island
Wireless Consultant (Current Employee) – Asheville, NC – June 7, 2019
I worked in the Tracfone program primarily briefly participating in the short lived OnePlus program. In the Tracfone program you are a vendor in Walmart locations tasked with boosting sales and brand awareness for an average of 23 hours per week. I had a lot of success boosting sales over 35% in my primary location leading my region in total sales. That being said, it ultimately meant nothing as the program has an hour cap and no advancement opportunities. In the beginning marketsource made other programs accessible which helped add hours and gain opportunities. Around February the Tracfone program moved operations to an app that was only used for that program essentially cutting you off from the rest of the company. It is impossible to live on 23 hours per week with $1 per sale commission. Like I said, I was the top performer in my district and was averaging $50-65 commission every week. So basically I either needed another part time job or one full time job. I was lucky in that I had a lot of industry experience but trained people for 4 hours who had no experience who were then left alone in their store to handle the mass volume of issues. You work in a Walmart but have no control over any store functions such as inventory, cashing out sales, displays, or merchandising. It was over two months before I met my boss who was the first employee of the company I had ever met in person. You clock in with your phone using GPS, communicate via an app, and have basically no support.