Anderson Merchandisers

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Updated February 2, 2015
Updated February 2, 2015
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • I love getting the free movies sent to my house (in 18 reviews)

  • somewhat flexible work schedule, independent work (in 14 reviews)


Cons
  • Have been told from Retailers that starting in January 2015 they will only have part time employees (in 15 reviews)

  • Incredible mismatch between the amount of work expected to do and the time allowed to do it (in 8 reviews)

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  1.  

    Management by intimidation

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Anderson Merchandisers

    Pros

    None really it is a job and a low paying one at that

    Cons

    Daily emails like this
    YOU HAVE TO COMPLETE THIS BEFORE COMPLETING ANY VISITS. This should be available this morning. If you show up on the list as not completed and you have conducted a visit I will be forced to write up a CTI so please complete these first thing this morning

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop managing your people this way

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Not Employee Friendly

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    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    I have been working at Anderson Merchandisers

    Pros

    A steady paycheck and a job.

    Cons

    No care for employee life balance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Associates matter

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Anderson is going down !!!!!!

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    Former Employee - Part-timer in Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Part-timer in Detroit, MI

    I worked at Anderson Merchandisers part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    nothing, no good pay, no hours, weird schedule (different ever week), you can't have another job no more. Nobody's living in reality there.

    Cons

    Management full of weirdos. Part-timers can't have another job no more, the schedule is not flexible. You must screw up your entire week for 10 hours of working for Anderson.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Are a lot of more qualified people out there, you don't have to keep your employees forever if they are not good enough, change your DMs.... they seems to not have common sense or... maybe not have brain at all???

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 3 people found this helpful  

    Anderson is in over their heads.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Anderson Merchandisers

    Pros

    work-life balance culture, career direction flexibility

    Cons

    Suppressive and antiquated culture, weak executive management, company values

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 3 people found this helpful  

    work very hard and receive next to nothing I'm return...

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    Former Employee - Sales Merchandiser in Buena Park, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Merchandiser in Buena Park, CA

    I worked at Anderson Merchandisers part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Steady job, 401k plan, flexible schedule except Tuesday mornings being mandatory. Free new releases from studios when we reach/exceed sales goals for that release.

    Cons

    Too much demanding work with unrealistic time frames assigned to 1 employee at a time when you can have anywhere up 8 stores to complete in 1 work week and only 2 people working all stores in territory, you could have anywhere from 60-90 different activities in core stores and at times still have to rush through them in a day and then there's still more work to be done! This company takes its hard working employees for granted and for as much as you do to excel in sales and surpass company goals, you will never see anything useful I'm return. Part time employees do not get paid time and a half for holiday work, only full time employees get that benefit. You work on holidays and don't get to spend as much time with your family during those times which is a bummer. Schedules change rapidly without notice at times and paychecks come late in the mail (I would suggest doing direct deposit). This company makes you feel as if you are expendable, even though they are the ones who are begging for employees because the work load is far too demanding for the current employees and the employees of its major retailers that they service. If you want to have a stressful life then this job is perfect for you. I would steer clear though if you have a soul and wish to enjoy working for an employer who actually cares for its employees and not just about making money.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give your part time employees benefits, usually we work at least anywhere from 25-35 hours a week and even more during the 4th quarter of the year, technically we are full time employees at 32 hours in the state of California. Everyone at HR headquarters in Texas, please spend a month or two in the stores that your TSL's and SM's service, see what the demanding work environment is like before adding more onto the task list, really get a feel for the demands of consumers and the employees who work with them to make their shopping experience better. If you could see what it's like with product, blitz installations, client services activities and working with the retailers, then you might realize a thing or two about how we are viewed by customers and Walmart employees. I want you all to experience how stressful this job can be and how it can be difficult to meet standards at times with the situations that arise. Oh and please stop working us like dogs, we should be getting paid more doing this line of work, especially since it is very physical and requires you to rush through everything rather than finish activities efficiently.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 5 people found this helpful  

    After 11 years I found out who Bill Lardie president of Anderson Merchandisers really is.

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    Former Employee - Territory Sales Lead
    Former Employee - Territory Sales Lead

    I worked at Anderson Merchandisers full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    It's a job and a paycheck.

    Cons

    Incredible mismatch between the amount of work expected to do and the time allowed to do it. Lots of late nights, weekends and holidays, work-life balance is a joke. Anderson pushes employees to give more and more all the time year after year. Gold Badge award? Another joke. The gold badge means nothing when you need it to. Get hurt on the job doing exactly what you were asked to do and management (Bill Lardie included) is done with you. If you go to work for Anderson do so with your eyes wide open. It is a job and only a job. Take it for what it's worth. If you buy into the 'we are a family' BS, when you need your family they will not be there for you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Charlie Anderson should clean his management house starting with Lardie. The company has been flailing for years and trying to find a direction. It is time to put people in charge who can find that direction while taking care of the people that do the heavy lifting (literally).

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    NOT LOYAL TO EMPLOYEES

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    Former Employee - Retail Media Specialist - RMS in Middletown, NJ
    Former Employee - Retail Media Specialist - RMS in Middletown, NJ

    I worked at Anderson Merchandisers (more than a year)

    Pros

    None that are to speak about

    Cons

    Management and their FT's do not back their employees. They back LIARS

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a new CEO and managers

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    Horrible!!! Treated unfairly, yelled at & lied to.

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    Former Employee - Sales Merchandiser in Corbin, KY
    Former Employee - Sales Merchandiser in Corbin, KY

    I worked at Anderson Merchandisers part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    I enjoyed being able to travel to different stores. Working with management and customers.

    Cons

    They expect to much to be done & not enough time. Sales leads are stressed & I was verbally abused several times.
    DM never truly knew or understood & or did not care that Sales lead was not doing her job & trying to deal with her was like pulling teeth.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote from within!!! If you see someone who does a good job pay them & promote them! Take what your part-time help tells you & look into it.
    It's hard to find dedicated honest people who are willing to work this at sometimes stressful job.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 4 people found this helpful  

    You're not important until at least 90 days have passed

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plano, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plano, TX

    I worked at Anderson Merchandisers full-time

    Pros

    Free books, movies and CD's from time to time.

    Cons

    No paid vacation, benefits or respect until you've been around for at least 90 days- sometimes a year, depending on your position.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on getting more progressive with your HR policies if you want to attract/retain quality talent.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    Don't expect to be here long.

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    Former Employee - Retail Media Specialist - RMS in Dayton, OH
    Former Employee - Retail Media Specialist - RMS in Dayton, OH

    I worked at Anderson Merchandisers full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Free movies, interesting contests.. They do put you up in nice hotels when you have to go out of town, but other than that there isn't much else the company does for its field associates.

    Cons

    Outdated equipment, training sucks, they don't listen to field employees, and peanuts for pay. Training is mediocre at best, store management doesn't care what you have to say, even if you are trying to give them good advice in regards to their media department

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take some time to listen to the people in the field.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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