Merchandising Associate (Former Employee) – Little Falls, NJ – September 18, 2013
To begin with, work was never consistent. Some weeks, I would be scheduled to work five days, and the next I would only be scheduled for two. When I was scheduled for work, I would be allotted a section in the store, and given a plan-o-gram to work with. I would update that section of the store with a team, or by myself, depending on how complicated it was. I did a ton of troubleshooting with the plan-o-grams because every store was built a bit differently so, the plan that had been created in the corporate office didn't always work out. Some teams were led by wonderful, organized management, and others led by inconsistent, rude management. After working for Shelf Tech for a couple of months, I started to build relationships with Team Leaders, and was requested by the ones that were much easier to work for. This was a relief because working for an inconsiderate or unorganized manager was an extremely delicate situation; nobody wants to cross any boundaries when it comes to their job, but it is demeaning to be spoken to like you're incoherent, when you know exactly what you are doing. It was a nice experience to be in a different setting all of the time, but I would much rather know that I am going to have a set amount of hours, weekly, as opposed to being up in the air about when I will be gong into work. Moreover, the management in our head office was lovely to work for. They were very accepting of any life obstacles that came up, and really worked with you when it came to availability for work. When it came to compensation, though, many other merchandising companies were givingmore... their employees benefits, and Shelf Tech was not participating in that. I received my $11/hr and was only reimbursed for any mileage exceeding 30-One Way. As far as benefits, Shelf Tech was lacking in that area.less
Lovely management in the home office, & worked with you on availability
No benefits, inconsistent hours, and rude store management.
Reset Merchandiser (Former Employee) – Little Falls, NJ – June 1, 2019
Assembled displays and consulted manager on positioning to increase sales. Conducted site visits to retail stores to replenish out-of-stock item. Reviewed store plan-o-grams for compliance and optimal marking. Provided insightful shopper based solutions in collaboration with team. Met with vendors to understand their unique marketing needs.
Very laid back job ,but job security is the problem. In most cases you have work,but in other cases you can go weeks without working