Driveline Retail Merchandising

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Driveline Retail Merchandising Reviews

Updated August 22, 2014
Updated August 22, 2014
63 Reviews
2.7
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Flexible schedule, a great part time job to work with and around your other schedule (in 6 reviews)

  • No pros since to get paid you to have email payroll, no phone number (in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • They will tell you they pay mileage and drive time - don't believe them (in 7 reviews)

  • I am only a part time employee and have another job and a life (in 5 reviews)

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  1.  

    Driveline changes the rules as you go

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Master Merchandiser, Surge  in  Buffalo, NY
    Current Employee - Master Merchandiser, Surge in Buffalo, NY

    I have been working at Driveline Retail Merchandising part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Something different almost everyday, or week, depending on project. $12.50/hour pay, hotels if you are more than 60 miles from home for more than 1 day, per diem when staying over.

    Cons

    Poor management, especially at the team lever, most project managers are glorified merchandisers who do the reports but also do what you are doing and usually have very poor interpersonal skills, lots of passive aggressive project managers who also avoid finding out pertinent info for their team members, especially regarding payroll. For example, one trip I was paid $25/day for expenses, the next time 5 months later it was only $15/day with no explanation as to why.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Set up a support line instead of having all associates email questions that can be answered by a simple phone call/conversation

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

    Do not bother with this company

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Master Merchandiser
    Current Employee - Master Merchandiser

    I have been working at Driveline Retail Merchandising part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I honestly can't think of anything other than the fact that you make your own schedule. That's about it

    Cons

    This has been one of the worst companies I have ever worked for in my entire life. Hourly rate is so low that I cannot afford to live on my own. I have to stay with my parents because of the lack of a decent salary. Unpaid admin work. Accepting and reporting work results. Unpaid printouts even though company requires you to print out your instructions. There are no perks to working for Driveline at all--except being their wage slave. This is also supposed to be a part time position but I have found myself to be working on projects 60 and 70 hours a week without any overtime pay.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your employees better. Follow federal hour and wage laws --for starters

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Don't bother working for this company!

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    Current Employee - Master Merchandiser  in  Dansville, NY
    Current Employee - Master Merchandiser in Dansville, NY

    I have been working at Driveline Retail Merchandising part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Most of the time you can make your own schedule.

    Cons

    Communication from management is poor at best! No reimbursement for paper or ink and they want you to print everything even though they have a smartphone app. They'll hire anyone and then wonder why their employees do crappy work. The milage rate is low too. The hours are unsteady. One week you'll have 4 hours the next week you'll have 24. If you need a steady predictable income then this is not the job for you! I could go on but just hear my warning........ Don't bother working for this company!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Will Get You By In A Crunch

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    Current Employee - PT Merchandiser  in  Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - PT Merchandiser in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Driveline Retail Merchandising part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Will hire anybody with a pulse

    Cons

    Ridiculous amount of planning/prep/reporting work required for low wage that will never get any better because they can hire somebody just like you in 15 minutes without a face to face interview.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better workers deserve better pay. Cut the chaff.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    I'M DROWNING AND CAN'T SWIM

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Master Merchandiser  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Master Merchandiser in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Driveline Retail Merchandising part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Most of the time you can make your own hours, unless its a team reset like Walmart, or Jewel.

    Cons

    Some DM's make you really hate your job. They hire untrained people who are clueless and you ens up training them fro free, or doing double work. They will overload you so be careful if you have permanent stores and team projects. The employees that have been here for 5 or more years make less than the new employes. If you work in Illinois you will basically be making minimum wage when the rate goes into effect. Lastly you will tear your body down and it will not e appreciated. Then during busy months especially in the summer and March you are so tired its hard to look for other jobs. Finally you have to work for more than one merchandising company (which usually they all have work the same exact time as Driveline) in order to barely make ends meet.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Respect your employees, communicate and pay the ones that been loyal and great at what they do at least $12/hr.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Mixed Feelings

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

    I have been working at Driveline Retail Merchandising part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I enjoyed the ability to make my own hours. I appreciated the paycheck.

    Cons

    Too many downsides but the most important ones are that you will accept jobs, go do them, spend money and time to get there and back home, only to have the jobs gone from your portal therefore you don't get paid! They do NOT pay you for paper, ink, or any office supplies and you will spend a fortune on this for them! You do NOT get paid for the time it takes to take pictures and upload all the pictures and paperwork they require. If you don't do pictures you do NOT get paid. If you get sick and can't do the paperwork turned in on time, you do NOT get paid. You do NOT get paid travel time like you should as at the bottom of your pay stub they remove some of it from you - shame on you driveline! Overall, if you are desperate and have a Excellent gas mileage car - this might be OK. Otherwise you will NOT get paid what you are required to be paid.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    PAY your employees office equipment or provide it for them! PAY your employees their drive time. DO NOT give the work that we have claimed and done to other people unless we missed a deadline!!! Oh and when I email please have the courtesy to respond back !

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good flexible, part time,independent work....

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    Current Employee - PT Merchandiser  in  Jackson, MS
    Current Employee - PT Merchandiser in Jackson, MS

    I have been working at Driveline Retail Merchandising part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Flexible, plan your own hours, go on your own time..

    Cons

    I happen to have started working with Driveline and the territory I worked in the district manager just so happen to get fired for doing some shady things , so all the cons I was going to list isn't fair as a representation for entire company cause a lot was to do with my district...
    There are some things I feel the company should do , and that's pay more for milege, paperwork printing, ink, the time spent reporting jobs,and they need to have incentives for the employees, and recognize those who go above and beyond for Driveline Retail. Also the companies we may work for , resetting displays or adding coupons for them , they should recognize and show some kind of appreciation, give us free samples of products or discounts . You are never acknowledged much working here, you never speak with anyone above you , and never will meet them either I imagine.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recognize your employees... Appreciate then more...

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    my time as a merchandiser

    Former Employee - Merchandiser  in  Kansas City, KS
    Former Employee - Merchandiser in Kansas City, KS

    I worked at Driveline Retail Merchandising full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Pros are you get to work freely and independently and are not confined to a desk all day.

    Cons

    Cons are no reimbursement for the money you shell out in gas, mileage, printer ink, printer paper, tape, tools, supplies, etc. that are needed per each specific job. You hardly come out on top on payday with the way the rules are.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get more involved, visit the stores, help if needed.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Not a very friendly group.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - PT Merchandiser  in  Wauseon, OH
    Former Employee - PT Merchandiser in Wauseon, OH

    I worked at Driveline Retail Merchandising full-time

    Pros

    Nice store personal, and polite

    Cons

    no help from supervisor for no knowledge about retail.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    check out your staff so they know retail sales.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    RED FLAG warning: avoid this company

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Vendor/Merchandiser  in  Nashville, TN
    Former Employee - Vendor/Merchandiser in Nashville, TN

    I worked at Driveline Retail Merchandising

    Pros

    Jobs were within 30 miles of my home. "Most" assignments were fairly easy.

    Cons

    Very low pay...no drivetime or mileage paid...totally rude and unprofessional DM in the Middle Tennessee area.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire a District manager in middle Tennessee that does not belittle and berate employees. Review current DM.

    Doesn't Recommend

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