Driveline Retail Merchandising

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Driveline Retail Merchandising Reviews

Updated August 23, 2015
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Pros
  • flexible schedule pt scedule and on call (in 12 reviews)

  • There are no pros for this company (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • Low pay, no benefits, no mileage pay that covers what you actually drive and matches the ever changing gas prices (in 8 reviews)

  • They say that you are paid mileage between stores and drive time between stores but the amount is very low and questionable (in 7 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Horrible Place To Work

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - District Manager in Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - District Manager in Detroit, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Worked from your home office, so you didn't have to punch a clock, worry about being late to work, or sit in a cubicle all day.

    Cons

    The pay is terrible because you find yourself working 24/7 It's nearly impossible to recruit merchandisers because the starting pay is well below the industry average.


  2. Dont work here

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager
    Former Employee - Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Driveline Retail Merchandising full-time

    Pros

    Some good people work here

    Cons

    Don't take this job unless you are in your 40s and have no dreams of moving up. In my year of service I've only seen one promotion. You will not get paid what you are worth. This is the main reason the turn over is so high over here. Instead of paying you more they will very dumbly just hire another person. The CFO is a horribleee boss. she sits in her office all day, sometimes with the lights off even so nobody knows shes there. She has a bathroom, kitchen, and printer in her special corner to make sure she doesn't have to make contact with anyone. And then in meetings she'll condescendingly bring up how the company is struggling because nobody comes to see her to ask questions in the office. Well no crap. Who has ever heard of a boss that makes the employees come to them. But to top it all off; I've NEVER had a meeting with her that didn't turn into talking about someone else behind their back. Also don't take this job is you have kids or big responsibilities. When they fire you you will not get any kind of heads up. They'll just call you in the hr office and say thanks bye. I was never written up, or got into any sort of trouble, always did great work; but then i was let go without the common decency of being told by my manager! and then he is going to dodge all my calls when i'm trying to ask if i can use him for a reference for a new job. Do not work here.

    Advice to Management

    manage!


  3. Helpful (1)

    You'll make enough to buy a soda while you work.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Merchandiser in Aberdeen, NC
    Current Employee - Merchandiser in Aberdeen, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Driveline Retail Merchandising part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I cannot think of any pro's for working as a merchandiser in this company.

    Cons

    The pay is 9.50$ an hour after taxes for me its 8$ an hour. Some of the work is simple but there is no training whatsoever. Whoever is making the planograms and sending them to the store sometimes forget to actually send them or they send the wrong one and store managers will blame you. Even if the store managers are kind enough to excuse the lack of organization the DM you work for tends to forget you don't have control over plans making it to the store. They do have the option of a field support hotline but if you're in a hurry to finish the jobs in the little bit of time they offer to finish these tedious jobs then don't call because you will be on hold for more than 15 mins and they will be no help at all. Not to mention they are rude. I also wanted to mention this company only pays for gas money if you go 30+ miles from home. These miles are based on their map because google map is "not always accurate" according to their fine print. That 45 cents per mile will never show up regardless because they will be sure to send you 29.9 miles from your home every time. I don't recommend this company.

    Advice to Management

    Pay your employees more or get bigger jobs than 30 mins here and 40 mins there. Get a new team to make and send the planograms. Hire a programmer to make a better more reliable portal or your merchandisers will continue having trouble learning using it. Offer at least 30 payed hours of on the job training with "experienced" merchandisers to insure your new employees are comfortable with your software and system.


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  5. Master Merchandiser

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Master Merchandiser
    Current Employee - Master Merchandiser
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Driveline Retail Merchandising part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Ability to schedule most work orders at a time convenient for you (flexible scheduling).

    Cons

    Mileage paid from first store to last store. So, if you are driving 30 miles before you reach your first store then you aren't paid for those miles. Not paid based on experience. Flat rate pay. NOT ENOUGH WORK TO PAY BILLS!!! Store managers have no organization. Therefore, always have to search for components shipped to store to complete project. Not enough time allotted to complete some jobs. Therefore, volunteering your unpaid time to complete project. Often have to work on a team project with co-workers that are not trained and don't have a clue. Supervisor is unprofessional and sends emails that are childish.

    Advice to Management

    Increase pay. Most Driveline employees have 2-3 additional jobs with other merchandising companies just to make ends meet.


  6. Helpful (1)

    Cheap, cheap company.

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - PT Merchandiser
    Current Employee - PT Merchandiser
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    District manager very cordial. That's about it.

    Cons

    The dirty secret about merchandising companies is that most of them pay less than you could earn sacking groceries. Driveline stands out as one of the worst. They require you to have an computer, smartphone, printer, etc. You also have to print their docs at your expense and their is no reimbursement paid for admin. time, which is considerable. No travel expense under 30 miles. And they say Walmart is an exploiter. Avoid this company at all costs.

    Advice to Management

    Treat and pay your employees better than mere chattels. Pay them a decent wage.


  7. Merchandiser

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Driveline Retail in Broward Gardens, FL
    Current Employee - Driveline Retail in Broward Gardens, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Driveline Retail Merchandising part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I love working with different people and the atomosphere

    Cons

    Fixtures was shipped to the store


  8. merchandiser

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Reset Merchandiser in Herrin, IL
    Current Employee - Reset Merchandiser in Herrin, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Driveline Retail Merchandising full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    a ok to work for part time

    Cons

    not work a lot . worked 3 days this year is it lie to employees for hours

    Advice to Management

    stop lieing to new employees for hours .


  9. NO LOYALTY

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Master Merchandiser in Corpus Christi, TX
    Current Employee - Master Merchandiser in Corpus Christi, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    flexible schedule for part time people

    Cons

    they use you up when it is reset season then take you down to 5 to 10 hours a week thereafter...been here for 4 years and there is no advancement and no loyalty

    Advice to Management

    take care of your loyal reps better


  10. Helpful (2)

    Low-paid merchandiser

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Low Paid Merchandiser in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Low Paid Merchandiser in Portland, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Can this company get rated with a negative star or five? There is a reason they advertise for help all the time because people are constantly leaving.

    Cons

    Uhhhh, everything about the company. Why are they still in business? Must be the boys club.

    Advice to Management

    Get into the 21st Century and pay people more than minimum wage---especially if you expect them to drive all over the state just to get hours.


  11. Helpful (1)

    Stop.... Don

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Regional Manager in Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - Regional Manager in Salt Lake City, UT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    No pro's about this company at all. The issues start at the top and continue to the bottom. Poor communication, reactionary, no vision of the future and over all chaos is the standard.

    Cons

    Pay, drive time and mileage are adjusted to take away from the reps and is not within national, state & county standards. Field management and upper management has no idea what is going on in the field and is detached from reality. I would not recommend this company for anyone

    Advice to Management

    Understand that the field management team needs to be set up for success. When you bring someone on board that has experience, back them up and learn from their experience.



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