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RGIS Reviews

Updated Jul 21, 2014
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2.4 360 reviews

28% Approve of the CEO

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John Ling

(61 ratings)

33% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Flexible hours, great pay and the fast track program is worth working extra hard for :)(in 24 reviews)

  • If all you are looking for is part time second job then this is great(in 22 reviews)


Cons
  • Management plays favorites, long hours, no respect, people they hire are lowest of the low(in 16 reviews)

  • Twice we stood around for 2 hours with nothing to do and this was at 2am on the weekend(in 11 reviews)

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    Painful

    Inventory Auditor (Former Employee) Fort Walton Beach, FL

    ProsIf you need a job you got one.

    ConsSupervisors need to train better.very unorganized. Not enough hours.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTRAIN!!

    – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    It wasn't great

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsMy co-workers were very nice and made the job bearable.

    ConsMy manager was very unprofessional when I tried to talk to her.

    Advice to Senior ManagementI think you should talk more to the lower employees to get a sense of how hard the work is and how bad management can be.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Ridiculously long commutes for not enough paid work hours

    Inventory Taker (Former Employee) Whitehall, PA

    ProsThey'll hire anyone (due to their high turnover) if you need some resume-filler, and pre-employment-screening/background checks are minimal, so if you want a job and drug tests are a problem, this is the job for you. Hours are pretty flexible - if you're unable to make a scheduled day, and you tell them promptly, they're good about working with your schedule, which is somewhat rare in an employer.

    ConsEverything else. Even if you desperately need a job, this still doesn't serve the purpose. Even if you give them near-complete availability, you can easily end up with only 10-20 hours/week. The worst aspect is the COMMUTE COSTS - you eat everything - time, gas, tolls - out of pocket. Here is a typical day at RGIS: store is 30 miles (say 45 min) away - so 1.5 hours commuting and 60 miles total (which will cost you about $12 in gas/wear&tear). WHAT THEY DON'T TELL YOU is that the JOBS ONLY LAST 3-5 HOURS for that drive. So you'll get 4 hours' pay (for $36), and $7 goes to taxes, less $12 for the drive back and forth - means you get about $17 net pay for the day. But the 4 hour job takes you 5.5 hours with the long drive - so it's $17/5.5 hours - meaning your effective wage for the day is about $3/hour.

    Other thoughts - they relentlessly push "actions per hour" (getting the job done quickly), with the motivation of getting you to clock out as quickly as possible (which is the opposite of what you want, since you're hourly). In that, you're told to concentrate and eliminate distractions, and you get scolded even for making small chat with your co-workers. Since you don't get breaks on short jobs (ie, almost all of them), you don't really get to meet with or talk to any of your co-workers.

    The job is extremely one-dimensional. All you do is scan stuff and get sent home when the store is done. I was really hoping to get some experience learning how the stores place/stock their items or how they manage their inventory or how often they take it and why, but you get no exposure to that - you get your machine, scan your areas, and get sent home.

    You don't get benefits for 90 days. After that, they're so minimal it's not even really worth it - you can't afford medical care on this wage anyway. Overall, this job is as close to a scam as you can get without selling knives or insurance. During the scant few conversations co-workers have with each other, it's usually about them searching for better jobs.

    The "Blackstone Marketplace" (employee discount program) is a farce. They advertise that you can "stretch your paycheck" and "employees shouldn't have to pay retail" - but neither is the case. You'll see the Blackstone ad claim "20% off Nordstram for all Blackstone employees", but you open the newspaper, and the same store is having the same 20% off sale to everyone.

    As you move up the company ladder, you get more of the same treatment. Travel arrangements are busy/packed and your accommodations are only the cheapest. Typical travel day for middle management: Work a store from 6am to 10am, travel during the afternoon, do an in-store training session from 7pm-10pm in another location, spend part of a night at a cheap motel, do another store in the same manner from 6am-10am, fly home, then do another store that same night... even as you move up, still an awful schedule and an undesirable place to work.

    When I started, I was really excited to get into retail management, learn more about stocking and the supply chain, and to follow career opportunities all the way up. I was crestfallen when I found out the reality: the jobs aren't any better as you move up, typical pay is between $3-4/hour, and the work is unfulfilling.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPay reasonable commute costs. Period.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Poor Employer/ Very Poor work ethics required to do job

    Inventory Auditor (Former Employee) Greenville, SC

    ProsPro use to be could work when was available. After 18 years was told had to be available anytime. Also, pay use to be a pro. That changed when ownership changed in last 10 years.
    Can't think of any pros at this time

    ConsSometimes would have to work up to 17 hrs in one day. Overtime is based on hours/week not per day. That 17 hours in one day may be the only hours you work for 2-3 weeks.
    Schedule varies for one month to another. Can not depend on it as only source of income even though they want you to live like they are your only employer.
    Manager stresses speed and NOT accuracy even though their preinventory meetings in front of store personnel says otherwise.
    If you can't give them speed, you don't get much if any of a schedule. Also, they tend to schedule those who make the least first and the more experience (who make more an hour) gets less work. The manager gets a budget each quarter and does his scheduling based on how much they are allowed in payroll.
    My manager tended to use raises as a favor for his friends who worked for the company. Raises now are based on your speed per hour. They also take away from your wages if that speed per hours goes down. So it's possible to be make $14.50/hr one quarter and the next quarter lose $.25/hr. That amount can go down as often as it can go up.
    One of my friends who starting working for them long before me suddenly lost $2.00/hr after being with them for 25 years. They forget that as you get older, you slow down (or maybe they didn't).
    This is not a job for a family person, someone who wishes to pay their bills, or someone who wishes to keep their sanity.
    RUN, don't walk away from this company if you can.

    Advice to Senior ManagementManagement can care less about advice to them. They work on salary plus bonues. Their workers are deposible as far as they see it. They use to be the number one Inventory Service in the US...not anymore and there's a reason for that.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    corrupt company

    Top Gun Auditor (Current Employee) Modesto, CA

    Prostravel everywhere
    save gas
    save weekly expenses
    free hotels
    party/work life
    lots of overtime potential
    easy to move up

    Consfavortism
    turning the other cheek
    talk crazy to you
    treat you like crap
    no appreciation
    never gives parties or lunch

    Advice to Senior Managementyou guys should learn how to treat your employees like you appreciate them. if you want results you have to give something to get it. stop favoritising ppl and stop doing wrong things to you employees that you dont like. noone needs to fit in this is just a job.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Not a good place to work

    Former and Forgotten District Manager (Former Employee) Philadelphia, PA

    ProsIf you like to work for little money and work a lot of hours then this place is for you

    ConsEverything. The company doesn't care about anyone Ill tell you that this company is the devil.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet some heart and know that your company is nothing with out its people. You treat them bad then you will get bad results. Its all about taking care of the people that work for you. Stop and think that if you don't like being treated one way then its not ok to treat people like that. Your District managers work very hard and a lot of then are doing things like messing around with other people on their teams, or doing drugs, or hiding things that will hurt the company as a whole. Get more involved and stop turning a blind eye!

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    worst job ever

    Inventory Auditor (Former Employee) Indio, CA

    Prosthere are no pros in this job

    Consdrive 1 hour for only two hours of work

    Advice to Senior Managementfind local positions

     

    Not so great if you know too much

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsI loved the pay scale and the hours. Mostly worked about 30-40 hours a week, of not more when it was busier.

    ConsThey can't keep a solid roster. Anyone who's worth a cent is mistreated, bullied, and ultimately fired. If you're crooked and mean, this is the place for you.

    Advice to Senior ManagementHire DM's who have actually done the job, instead of figureheads who don't know a SKU from a phone number.

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    Stink, stank, stunk

    RGIS Inventory (Former Employee) Barboursville, WV

    ProsWork was not difficult, I hear you could move up a position quickly.

    ConsRandom, on-call scheduling. Co-workers smelled so bad, I quit - this was after being trapped in an overcrowded van for more than thirty minutes. Pay went to "pay cards" that were not easy to get cash from.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMake actual schedules. Require bathing.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    TERRIBLE PLACE TO WORK!!!!

    Inventory Auditor (Current Employee) Portland, ME

    ProsHours usually range around 30/week.
    Free polo shirt
    Easy on the spot hiring.

    ConsVery little to no training.
    Ruins your car.
    No respect from managers or Team leaders.
    High expectations of numbers to scan per hour.
    Team leaders play favorites.
    No travel pay if its within 40 'miles' of your teams base city.
    No travel pay for the first hour going to a travel store and last hour coming back.
    Van drivers will lie if they don't show up and pick people up. (me and another co-worker were at the meet spot at 5AM, it never showed up. Boss never called back on what happened til later that afternoon. After explained he said okay not a problem sorry for the confusion, later in the week I get a warning in the mail and a pamphlet on how to fight it if I want...not one word from the manager saying what actually happened)
    Not taught how to fix mistakes so you spend time finding your supervisor who gets mad.
    Schedule is all over the place.( ex. saturday 9pm-2am, sun 430am-12pm, SUN 4pm-11pm) <yes same day, this is who I was scheduled almost every week without asking.

    Advice to Senior ManagementInstead of watching training videos from the 80's, how about do more hands on training.(And include the damn scan gun, don't just have up finger scan dresses.

    Train people how to correct mistakes such as double scans and how to use a scanner manually if the finger part is broken.(I was told new employees weren't supposed to know any of that, what a joke!!!)

    Also show some respect to people who take time out of their days off to come in. Just because team leaders brown nose you for 50 cent raises doesn't mean you are the king if Siam and can treat the rest of us like second class!

    Team leaders need to know that theres more to that title than just a 50 cent raise. It also means that when equipment doesn't work you need to take the time out to help, not just say 'oh well and look at me like an idiot until I walk away'. It's no wonder the turnover rates is above 80 percent.

    This place also doesn't pay you the time you train. It say's it will only pay minimum wage during the 3 hour training sesh.....wellll I haven't seen that reflected yet in my paychecks.

    Also you get paid on a starcard(basically prepaid debit card that nickel and dimes you to death)

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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