Driveline Retail Merchandising

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Updated April 7, 2015
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  1. Good for people who need flexibility.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Area Coordinator in Virginia Beach, VA
    Current Employee - Area Coordinator in Virginia Beach, VA

    I have been working at Driveline Retail Merchandising

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexibility is the best part of the job. You are able to work projects in your own schedule. Some projects are larger and require you to work with others but for the most part if you are a go getter, you will do well with this job.

    Cons

    Getting raises and on time is non existent. My hire date was in May. I had to email the regional Manager to get a raise, and it was approved in October. They retroed the raise back two weeks and that was it. The second year I was up for a raise, and had to wait till October since it had not been a year since my last raise, not my hire date. I waited till october and once again contacted the Regional and it took till feb to get the raise and once again was only retroed back two weeks.

    Advice to Management

    The employees that work hard and take care of you should be rewarded. I do not think it is unreasonable to ask for raises on time.

  2. It is alright

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Driveline Retail Merchandising

    Pros

    Has decent pay and co-workers nice

    Cons

    People at the stores are mean

  3. Worth every penney for end custmer

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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

    Positive Outlook
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    flexable time training on your computer

    Cons

    Youse your computer cell phon company software

    Advice to Management

    Low pay for end result

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  5. Just a part-time job.

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    • 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 a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Some what flexible job scheduling.

    Cons

    A lot of responsibility for minimal compensation. Very little training. Spotty management assistance.

    Advice to Management

    Be more realistic with project completion times. Better work load balances from week to week.

  6. Ive worked for Driveline for two years

    • 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 a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I worked for Driveline for two years. The only pros are that I get to set my own hours and its a job until you find a better job.

    Cons

    Work is very inconsistent. You cant live off of what you are making. I haven't had a raise the entire time I was there. No benefits. . Just a paycheck and that's it.

  7. Coworkers are hit or miss

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Master Merchandiser in North Manchester, IN
    Current Employee - Master Merchandiser in North Manchester, IN

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    You make your own schedule from list of work.

    Cons

    District Managers are disorganized and don't take responsibility for problems.

    Advice to Management

    Hold DMs accountable for hiring poor performers, don't take work away from the good workers to spite the bad ones.

  8. ok experience

    • 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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    flexible , great District manager and great communication

    Cons

    no hours, 9 hrs a week, no room for promotion

  9. Helpful (1)

    Have enjoyed it but I need more hours

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - PT Merchandiser in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - PT Merchandiser in Austin, TX

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I live the freedom of working here.

    Cons

    I need more hours, more training, more money, would live to do lead position

    Advice to Management

    to give more advice on what is going on and not let me hanging. I need to work.

  10. Helpful (2)

    I love my job BUT,

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Master Merchandiser in Evansville, IN
    Current Employee - Master Merchandiser in Evansville, IN

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I love the flexible schedule, being able to work on my own most of the time, and the kind of work we do.

    Cons

    Pay isn't bad but, not that good either, I drive a lot and that isn't covered, and if you print everything your supposed to then you go thru a lo of ink and paper which isn't covered. Some weeks we're so slow that I feel like it cost me more to work there then what I get paid. I take my work very serious and I always try to make sure it's done the way I would want if it was my store but, sometimes that's hard to do if you get a new store and the people that had it before you didn't do their job but, claimed they did.

    Advice to Management

    Mileage would really be helpful, additional time for printing work and putting jobs in, giving time for people when they get a new store so they can go in and see what all needs to still be done there. I go thru a lot of ink and paper so something for that would be very appreciated to.

  11. Helpful (4)

    Depends upon where you live and who your supervisor is...

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Master Merchandiser
    Current Employee - Master Merchandiser

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I like the fact that I can make my own schedule based upon what is coming up. Many projects have a two week window while some projects have only a one week window. Unless I am doing a hard-dated reset (like cosmetics in Walmart), I can choose to work the days I want and the times I want (within reason).

    While many say the website is antiquated...I like it! I find it easy to use and I like the fact that I can do my reports on my phone now too - and upload pictures from my phone, etc.

    Since I can access my information on my phone most of the time, I don't always print up my work - in fact, I often don't (unless it is a letter of authorization that I need signed by the manager). I can now just read the information on my phone!

    Now let me stress here - I live in a small town. I am assigned a territory of three stores - two are Dollar Generals and one is a Family Dollar. At times I'll help out with a larger reset in a store like Walmart, but mainly it is those three stores. My furthest driving distance is maybe 8 miles or so - I never really checked...so it isn't like I have to do a lot of traveling. I can go to my store - walk in and see the manager in less than 5 minutes for checking in (try that in a Walmart) - do my work - check out and leave. My stores all have great managers that I have built relationships with....and I enjoy going to them.

    I understand that there are people who live in larger towns and they have to fight to find work on the portal that is close to them or perhaps they get work assigned that is farther away and that is why they complain about Driveline. But for someone who lives in a small town and gets a specific territory - it can be a good job.

    I do get overtime if I email my boss with the project number and the reason why I went over- but I need to be reasonable about this and not go over just to get more money. Some projects there is no overtime you just know you have to stop after X minutes.

    Cons

    Some weeks I might have 20 hours of work - some weeks I might have 5 hours or less of work. I definitely don't make enough from this one job to live on (which is why I work for half a dozen merchandising companies).

    I hate the fact that at times they realign the districts and change the managers. I had an AWESOME manager up until about a month ago when the company decided to realign the districts and to be honest with you - I can't stand my new manager's attitude. I will stay with the company - they provide a large portion of my monthly pay that I need..but I really liked getting the emails of "Hey guys...we're at X% completion rate and that's great but I know we can keep doing better. Keep it up and if you're struggling...let me know so we can work it out" versus "Hey you guys..we're only at X% completion rate and you better start doing better or else.." Management style of my new manager SUCKS. I dread seeing his name in my incoming mail. With my old manager - I always enjoyed seeing his name in my email list.

    If I still had my old manager - this would have been a four star review.

    Advice to Management

    Train your managers how to lead with the carrot and not the stick. Consider giving some sort of incentives to districts that perform really well.

    Even a "X is employee of the month for district ABC" email would be great ....although a small bonus for it would be nice too!

    Do some sort of a survey where our managers won't know who is saying things and ask us about our managers- how we feel about them...how they could improve.

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