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  1. Helpful (6)

    Exciting Possibilities for Future Potential

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

    I have been working at Franklin Retail Solutions full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    -Upper Management actively engages with employees to seek feedback and opinions to help shape the future direction of the company.

    -Partners with the largest brands in the sporting goods industry to create the most impactful presentations to promote added Sell-Through.

    -Talented group of employees dedicated to bringing added value to our partners and to their co-workers on a daily basis.

    -Evolving business model; expanding our service to a full-service model, offering market solutions based on in-store feedback gathered by the field force. Increased capacity of current employees to evolve their role and responsibilities within the company.

    -Owner/President of the company is a phone call away.

    Cons

    With the expansion of a new office and many of the employees working from their own home offices, need to schedule more face-to-face meetings with all members of the organization.

    Advice to Management

    Consider expanding the company's focus beyond the traditional sporting goods retailers, creates more possibilities for our market.

    Continue to seek feedback from your employees, that fact that our views are heard is greatly appreciated by all.


  2. Helpful (4)

    merchandiser

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

    I worked at Franklin Retail Solutions part-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great people to work with!

    Cons

    They did not offer enough hours


  3. Helpful (7)

    It's a great merchandising job compared to most companies.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sell Through Specialist in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Sell Through Specialist in Denver, CO

    I have been working at Franklin Retail Solutions

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The pay is good. It's based on projects completed, not hourly, and often comes out as a decent pay. Also, there is some gas allowance along with monthly incentive for completing all your projects. You are assigned a territory, so you have many of the same stores to visit regularly which makes it nice as you get to know others in those stores. The people working with the company have all been great and very friendly. Information given per projects are very thorough. The flexibility with in your months work is great. It definitely feels like a very stable company. As far as merchandising goes, it's better than most.

    Cons

    Communication "individually" isn't always that great. Often it's difficult to get a response to a question when needed. There isn't much on the job training. You are kind of thrown in there to figure out much on your own. And, there isn't much room for error. If you forget a photo or make a mistake, your report may not get approved, which may result in not getting paid for that project or your monthly incentive.

    Advice to Management

    Look for a little feedback from your Sell Through Specialist. We may know better about what's going on in the stores and it might be beneficial. It would be great to have more communication on a regular basis. Perhaps a monthly online meeting where we can share and discuss what's going on in the field. Maybe get some of those questions answered that I've waiting months for!


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  5. Helpful (3)

    Opportunity to work in different environments and make your own schedule

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sell-thru Specialist in Huntington, WV
    Current Employee - Sell-thru Specialist in Huntington, WV

    I have been working at Franklin Retail Solutions

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible schedule
    Drive time pay
    Gas/mileage pay
    Detailed instructions

    Cons

    Limited for additional work and advancement if located in a remote area

    Advice to Management

    I am satisfied with directions and feedback from the Supervisors at Franklin.


  6. Helpful (2)

    Company in transition, headed in the right direction

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

    I have been working at Franklin Retail Solutions full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    You get to work with great people and great products. We're growing and hiring a bunch of new people.

    Cons

    Two offices and lots of employees working from home. It would be better if everyone was centrally located so people could work side by side more often.

    Advice to Management

    Keep working on communication. With people all over the country this is beyond important.



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