Driveline Retail Merchandising

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Driveline Retail Merchandising Reviews

Updated December 9, 2014
Updated December 9, 2014
79 Reviews
2.5
79 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • It allows for a flexible schedule most of the time (in 12 reviews)

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


Cons
  • low pay, no training, no communication from manager, low mileage pay, some weeks you have no jobs (in 8 reviews)

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

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  1.  

    you will learn a lot if you ask

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

    I worked at Driveline Retail Merchandising part-time

    Pros

    you will learn every aspect of merchandising if you ask, watch and absorb

    Cons

    you will do all the project work yourself which will take hours

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    team projects are poorly executed; no shows, supervisors hard to read; unrealistic determination of time on projects; tons of paperwork; tons of photos;

    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    master merchandising

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

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

    Pros

    hours r great an you can make your own schedule

    Cons

    don't give raises an hire anybody

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    tell you that there no were to go up in the company an when there is a position open they give it to there friends that don't know much

    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Good beginner when entering merchandising service industry firms, but keep looking in the long run its not permanent.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Master Merchandiser in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Master Merchandiser in Saint Louis, MO

    I have been working at Driveline Retail Merchandising part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Flexible hrs, not much micro managing. Though you will have to show work to store location mgrs. for approval signature. Some are a pain and keep your records for at least a year. They will go back that far and say you didn't do what you were suppose to.

    Cons

    Low pay, no benefits, no mileage pay that covers what you actually drive and matches the ever changing gas prices. Hours are often low too low its not worth your driving. Never got a raise but did receive an evaluation that was never discussed. Mgmnt is no help with your territory str mgrs. They have to tell them they don't want you back for you to stop going. Lot of work during busy season and not enough time. You get penalized when late and can eventually lose your stores. Pay is a little better than some in retail but not enough for the work you do in territories.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Protect your employees when they visit your store locations in there territory. Pay drive time and gas mileage. What you pay now don't begin to cover. Pay better and give raises.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    It was a job.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Driveline Retail Merchandising part-time

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, fairly light workload

    Cons

    Low pay/not many hours
    No support from supervisor if you have an issue with a manager at one of your stores

  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    If you need money pass on this company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Driveline Retail Merchandising

    Pros

    most of the time your schedule is flexible although not always

    Cons

    low pay, no training, no communication from manager, low mileage pay, some weeks you have no jobs. They give jobs to ppl who have been with company longer and often those are the same ppl doing jobs late every single week!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    On the job training with a team job or a regular team leader. Watching videos online doesn't teach you how to do the job properly

  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Hires anyone

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

    I have been working at Driveline Retail Merchandising part-time

    Pros

    Job is easy. Flexible schedule. Working without someone hanging on your shoulder. Can get stuff done quickly if you know what you are doing.

    Cons

    no training at all. no room for advancement, cleaning up after people that cannot do the job. And no overtime at all. Even if you go over on a project. There is no way to maying aure that every one is doing what they should. Its using the honor system.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Outsourced Retail Merchandiser

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Retail Merchandiser in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Retail Merchandiser in Phoenix, AZ

    I have been working at Driveline Retail Merchandising part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Flexible schedule and projects and work sites. Work independently or with a team.You have liberty to pick the projects you want.The projects can vary with physical demands. If you don't need benefits, it's an ok PT/FT job.

    Cons

    Scheduling can change a lot and at the last minute. A lot of the Team Leaders are paid the same as the Helpers. The Leaders should be paid more for having more responsibilities on the job and with the follow up work after projects are done. The Helpers only need to help and go home. No benefits. Pay could be better for the work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay the Leaders more for their responsibilities.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Driveline changes the rules as you go

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • 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 (less than an 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
  10. 3 people found this helpful  

    Do not bother with this company

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

    I have been working at Driveline Retail Merchandising part-time (more than an 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
  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    Don't bother working for this company!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Master Merchandiser in Dansville, NY
    Current Employee - Master Merchandiser in Dansville, NY

    I have been working at Driveline Retail Merchandising part-time (more than an 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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