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14 days ago

Employé polyvalent / Employée polyvalente de libre-service – easy apply

SPAR Les Cabannes

pour supérette à dominante alimentaire, employé(e) de commerce polyvalent(e) : réception de marchandises, mise en rayon, caisse, entretien du magasin… Glassdoor

21 days ago

Employé / Employée de libre-service

SPAR Chamonix-Mont-Blanc

Horaire de 9.53 Euros Complément(s) de salaire Durée hebdomadaire de travail35H Horaires normaux Déplacements Taille de l'entreprise6 à… Glassdoor

13 days ago

Network Administrator (Spar Group)

Spar Group Cape Town

The purpose of this position is to manage and maintain the SPAR computer network system effectively, in order to optimize the performance of the… Glassdoor

17 days ago

Retail System Training Specialist (Spar Group)

Spar Group Jetpark, Gauteng

Purpose of the position: Supervise a team of Retail Systems Trainers. Prepare & provide training to Retail Stores and DC Staff on SPAR Approved… Glassdoor

17 days ago

EE Butchery Specialist (CU) - ITALENT SERVICES (Spar Group)

Spar Group Jetpark, Gauteng

Purpose of the position: Based in Jetpark, the successful incumbent will provide specialist consulting and training for the butchery service… Glassdoor

17 days ago

National Fresh Department Secretary (Spar Group)

Spar Group Jetpark, Gauteng

Purpose of the Role: To provide secretarial and administrative support to the National Fresh Marketing Department. Minimum Requirements: Must have… Glassdoor

18 days ago

Creditors Controller (Spar Group)

Spar Group Jetpark, Gauteng

month end closing process and reconciliations to the ledgers supervision of Creditors payment team, maintaining Housekeeping, enforcing all… Glassdoor

5 days ago

EE Retail Operations Manager - Hardware/Building (Spar Group)

Spar Group Johannesburg

Purpose of the Role: The Retails Operations Manager is responsible for growing DC and Retail Sales through improving a comprehensive business… Glassdoor

20 days ago

Training Officer (Spar Group)

Spar Group Bloemfontein

conduct follow-up assessment of workplace behavior changes ensures that all training needs analysis are conducted determine effectiveness of learning… Glassdoor

18 days ago

Retail Systems Consultants (Spar Group)

Spar Group Middleburg, Mpumalanga

The purpose of the job advert is to: Set up, configure, install, train, maintain, upgrade and support SPAR Group Approved IT Hardware and Software… Glassdoor

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    Depends upon where you live and your supervisor I think

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    Current Employee - Merchandiser
    Current Employee - Merchandiser

    I have been working at SPAR Group part-time (less than an year)


    A few years ago, I worked for the "McKesson" division of Spar and hated it. I only worked a few months because it mainly dealt with pharmacies and they just didn't seem to "get" merchandising like some of the bigger stores or even the dollar stores.

    Last year I came on with Spar working in the division that works on the dollar stores. I have mixed feelings about this company and the work - but I gave the company a 4 star rating because I really do enjoy my district manager and she is great.

    In my area (a small town with a total of 5 dollar type stores and one box store), I am the only Spar rep for my division. Depending upon the project, I get paid at various rates - either a project rate for a small job or an hourly rate for a bigger job. I might do anything from put up IRC stickers on products to auditing things to creating displays to resets. The bigger the job...the better the chance it is an hourly rate.

    I like the fact that I can schedule my work the way I want...within reason. Most projects have a one week window when they're in Family Dollar - some others have a 2 week window.

    The smaller jobs are easy usually - the larger ones are resets or video counts (I don't have a handheld) which always take me about 3 times the amount of time to do because I don't have a handheld (which I really would only need for that one task four times per year). My manager is super about making sure I get paid my overtime because she knows I'm counting and sorting hundreds of videos by title.

    I like the fact that I know that every month I will be in Family Dollar on weeks two and three and that USUALLY (but not always) the larger projects are during week two.

    I live in a small town and my furthest store is maybe 8 miles from my house- so I'm never out a lot of drive time or mileage to do my stores. If I lived in a bigger town where I had to drive 20 miles or so across town for a $10 job, I can see why folks might complain.

    I think sometimes about giving up Spar - mainly because of the video counts which I hate. But the fact is...I really enjoy my manager - she is one of the best I've ever worked for and she is always so positive with me and just...outstanding. I feel like she cares about me as a person and that means a lot to me.


    I hate HATE HATE Spar's reporting and scheduling system with a passion. I hate all the paperwork you have to print up (although they do give some reimbursement). I hate the fact that some things are project rate with pay like $3.25 or $5 or whatever because you're in the store anyway for another project. I understand why they do it - but that is one of the reasons I think of quitting every so often.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change to a better website portal. I know you have an app for the phone now but for some reason - my Android won't let me use it and seems to think it has a virus or something. (It works fine for other apps).

    Stop with the piddly rates for the small projects. Yes, I know they're small and yes, I know that we're already in the store. But we have to print the paperwork, read the paperwork, etc. and that takes time too.

    With that said - if you live in a small town and are in the stores anyway....and can have a manager you like...try it out!

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