CROSSMARK

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CROSSMARK Reviews

Updated January 15, 2015
Updated January 15, 2015
533 Reviews
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Pros
  • Since, this employer offers part-time work-you may complete your work task conveniently (in 42 reviews)

  • Somewhat flexible schedule except when there are hard dated tasks (in 31 reviews)


Cons
  • No pay raises or much of any chances for growing with this company (in 29 reviews)

  • You'd have to work "part time" for a lot of merchandising companies to keep full time hours (in 45 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Retail Supervisor

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Retail Supervisor in Carmichael, CA
    Current Employee - Retail Supervisor in Carmichael, CA

    I have been working at CROSSMARK full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    - Opportunity for advancement if you are willing to relocate to Texas
    - Entertaining to watch a company fail from within
    - You can do whatever you want and nobody will ever know you aren't working unless you miss deadlines.

    Cons

    - No realistic growth opportunities.
    - All of the management positions above "Retail Supervisor" are predestined to "Management Trainees". You will not be promoted unless you are a Management Trainee.
    - No pay raises, bonuses, cost of living increases, or Christmas bonuses for you to take your family out for a nice dinner, there is no sense of humanity, and nobody cares if you are struggling in your role.
    - Absolutely no incentive to work harder than anyone else.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The Management Trainee program is unfair to your loyal employees that work hard for years only to have their next promotion stolen by some green horn. Stop treating your employees like numbers and they will stop taking advantage of you so freely.

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

    Hard work, low pay

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at CROSSMARK

    Pros

    I do not know any.

    Cons

    Large companies now pay brokerage companies to hire their sales and marketing, merchandising reps and pay them peanuts to do the work. And, you get what you pay for.
    I know someone who was a full time rep for one of these large companies and did exactly what the crossmark reps do now.....but he was paid much, much more. Then the large companies let go of their reps and pay crossmark, Acosta, etc. to get people to do the work and pay them peanuts.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You get what you pay for.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    Seriously the worst company ever

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Crossmark Retail Sales Representative in Mankato, MN
    Former Employee - Crossmark Retail Sales Representative in Mankato, MN

    I worked at CROSSMARK part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    There are perks? I guess, if you work in the call center, you get to set your own schedule to an extent.

    Cons

    Pretty much everything else, everyone seems to hate their jobs except for the new guys.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do your job and manage the company!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Crossmark Annual Sales Approached $1 billion in August 2013. So, why don't they give employees raises?

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Team Lead
    Current Employee - Team Lead

    I have been working at CROSSMARK

    Pros

    Work independently without supervision.
    Have fun engaging consumers.
    Learn new recipes while pretending you're a pro!
    6 hour days

    Cons

    Promised 4 days a week: down to 0 this week.
    Few assignments.
    Rarely paid incentive pay or commission for great sales.
    Mediocre pay.
    No one seems to receive raises except for big shots.
    No benefits worth mentioning.
    Not true to their values.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Act like a southern gentleman and share the wealth. Give the annual raises like the employee handbooks promise as long as Crossmark is doing well and by all accounts, with your sales approaching $1 billion in 2013, you are doing well. Stop spreading yourself so thin and stop buying other companies. You've forgotten about the retail event specialists that made your name greater than it was. Give us a big pay raise depending on seniority.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Employees have no value

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Retail Representative
    Former Employee - Retail Representative

    I worked at CROSSMARK

    Pros

    Flexible Schedule, work at your pace when you want to.

    Cons

    If you aren't in the "in" crowd, you dont get hours. The buddy system sucks! Also limited room for advancement

    Doesn't Recommend
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Discriminatory/Sexist Company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Crossmark Retail Sales Representative in Hartford, CT
    Former Employee - Crossmark Retail Sales Representative in Hartford, CT

    I worked at CROSSMARK part-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    -Flexible schedule
    -Work/life balance
    -Independent
    -Has a perks program

    Cons

    -Pay is terrible
    -Company is a mess
    -Communication lacks
    -Management is poorly educated if educated at all
    -The company would rather take a lawsuit than treat you fairly
    -One manager was sexually harassed and then fired from the company when making a complaint
    -Employee was discriminated against and fired for his sexual orientation
    -This is the worst company never work for them

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn ethical and legal business practices and hire more professional people

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    This company takes advantage of their employees.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Vendor in Plano, TX
    Former Employee - Vendor in Plano, TX

    I worked at CROSSMARK part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The pay was more than minimum wage. You can sedual your own hours on your own time you've just got to be sure to get all your stores done by the end of the week.

    Cons

    I would drive fifty miles away from my home. And this company does not pay you to your first store or home from your last store. Considering I had a run starting 50 miles away and three stores close to one another and then fifty miles home. That's two hours fourty dollars in Gas 100 miles a week I would not be paid for.
    During the summer they would give me anywhere between an hour fifteen min in the store. And in the winter they would give you fourty five min in eatch store. And that was only every other week.
    I killed my car for this job. Sometimes I worked more hours than I got payed for. Went threw four supervisors in one year.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    My advice to management is, when your looking for someone to Supervise a team it's better to premote a person who has been working on that field for at least six months. Training your last supervisor on the ins and outs was not what I was getting payed for.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Crossmark pros and cons

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Event Specialist in Burlington, MA
    Former Employee - Event Specialist in Burlington, MA

    I worked at CROSSMARK as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Pay is good for what the job entails. The jobs are not difficult and don't require a lot of effort.

    Cons

    I had 2 different opportunities with Crossmark. The first position duration was extended, then cut. The second position showed an outright lack of communication, leadership and professionalism. Hours were cancelled at the last minute and management acted like we were at fault, including accusative and borderline abusive texts. Upon speaking to project managers, it was revealed that in store managers favor some employees over others and it was not an isolated incident. It then took 4 weeks and multiple phone calls to receive payment for any hours worked.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lack of professionalism and the sense that no one cares about doing their job at the management level will result in the same attitude and worse at the employee level.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    demonstrator

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Product Demonstrator in Lewisville, TX
    Former Employee - Product Demonstrator in Lewisville, TX

    I worked at CROSSMARK part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    hours and location. Great if your in school and it's a part time job.

    Cons

    Sups who don't have a clue about customer service and down right nasty.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quit asking the world from the hourly employee. It's a demo job...Not trying to push the customer into buying every little thing you demo.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Never work for these people.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CROSSMARK as a contractor

    Pros

    -Flexible Hours
    -Work on your own time
    -No micromanaging

    Cons

    -No Raises
    -Part time so no benefits

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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