Anderson Merchandisers

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Anderson Merchandisers Reviews

Updated October 28, 2014
Updated October 28, 2014
185 Reviews
2.3
185 Reviews
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Anderson Merchandisers CEO Charlie Anderson
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • I love getting the free movies sent to my house (in 18 reviews)

  • somewhat flexible work schedule, independent work (in 13 reviews)


Cons
  • Incredible mismatch between the amount of work expected to do and the time allowed to do it (in 9 reviews)

  • Sometimes dealing with part time employees can be difficult (in 13 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Right hand doesn't know what the left is doing…and it all falls on the sales field to get it done.

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

    I have been working at Anderson Merchandisers full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Working independently is the best part of the job, no one is physically breathing down your neck. The pay is probably better than I would find elsewhere just starting out. Having several stores allows you to meet & work with lots of different people. I love getting the free movies sent to my house…"Fox" is extremely generous with movies & t-shirts!

    Cons

    Complete lack of coordination & communication coming from home office down to the sales field. We are left to try & figure out what really needs to be done. The amount of projects handed down is completely unrealistic. It is humanly impossible to complete what they want done in the time given. I don't understand how the clients are happy with the results. The sales team has to figure out a way to tackle the "important" projects and either lie or answer unable to complete for the rest. And come Monday conference calls we hear about how we are falling below the expectations. Very disheartening and typical of "stuff" rolling downhill. If home office was better prepared and kept us properly informed there would be less disappointments. The amount of mistakes that come with the direction is embarrassing. I think home office also gets greedy with the new clients/projects and does not think about how it"s going to work out with the projects already scheduled. While this is not the worst job in the world, be wary when reading the overly positive reviews on this site, I guarantee they come from upper management who are told to write them!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Any advice I give to management would be ignored as I am just a lowly peon. All they have to do is read these comments and use some common sense if they want to make positive changes in the company and have a happier work force. ( I am giving a positive rating to business outlook & friend recommendation as it does seem like they will continue to move forward, so the jobs will be there, it just depends on the person as to how much of the stress they want to take on!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Rep

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

    I have been working at Anderson Merchandisers full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    being effectively your own boss throughout the day, having a set deadline for completion of tasks, having the variety of your weekly schedule, constant change, never boring

    Cons

    far to many tasks to be completed in each day, unrealistic goals and demands on re[s to complete, wanting 100% execution and accuracy, yet knowing that this is not attainable

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    listen to the realistic opinions of reps, things are not always no excuses just results pattern, work closely in field and spend time seeing what happens during a full working week.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    In store Retail Media Merchandiser Position

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Retail Media Merchandiser in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Retail Media Merchandiser in Portland, OR

    I worked at Anderson Merchandisers part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Loved the ability to be self-directed and not micromanaged. Received free movies during the holidays, and free movie t-shirts during many new releases.

    Cons

    Company seemed to make random decisions and changes without complete situation analysis, assigning special projects and making changes that made the job harder and didn't appear to bring any benefit. Organization and communication were often lacking between in store reps and district manager. Lack of benefits or flexibility.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Propose your plans to the employees who are actually in store before implementing them, there is a LOT that you guys don't understand when your not working the floor day to day.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    The work is enjoyable and there are always tasks to complete with little supervision.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Merchandiser in Bentonville, AR
    Current Employee - Sales Merchandiser in Bentonville, AR

    I have been working at Anderson Merchandisers part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Most of the shifts are flexible and there is not a lot of micromanaging. The tasks are assigned and with the technology provided they are relatively straightforward and can be accomplished in the allotted times.

    Cons

    There is a high turnover rate and there are not always enough associates for each store to be able to complete all of the work without requiring associates to work more hours than normal.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Anderson Merchandisers is a great company.

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

    I have been working at Anderson Merchandisers full-time

    Pros

    You have a lot of flexibility in hours as well as you are always learning new things. You are constantly busy so time flys. You get the opportunity to work in several retailers.

    Cons

    Projects can be challenging...but who doesn't love a challenge?

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Projects need to be made simpler. More information further in advance would be nice as well as clearer instructions for completing projects.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    Not a long-term job

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

    I worked at Anderson Merchandisers part-time

    Pros

    Free movies
    Flexible hours
    Fairly easy work

    Cons

    Large cuts to hours during offseason
    Overloading work duties

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more full time employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Growing Company!!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Territory Sales Lead in San Juan, PR
    Current Employee - Territory Sales Lead in San Juan, PR

    I have been working at Anderson Merchandisers full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The have good hours and great working enviroment. Good communication and flexible schedules.

    Cons

    Not the best or standard pay in the industry for what you do.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Research the standard pay rate for other companies and pair it to make good people stay with you.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Better than most Merchandiser Companies

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - TSL in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - TSL in Austin, TX

    I have been working at Anderson Merchandisers full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    You get to work your own hours (within limitation) there is always new projects, everyday is different from being in a different store to the projects that change from week to week.

    Cons

    Communication is distant and exceptions are high. There is a lot of work to accomplish in a 40 hr work week.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management could take better care of field employees, They do more for there corporate in office employees and nothing for those in the field.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    GO GO GO

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Territory Sales Lead in Mesa, AZ
    Current Employee - Territory Sales Lead in Mesa, AZ

    I have been working at Anderson Merchandisers full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Not speaking for everyone. My supervisor was very understanding, allowing me to work a very flexible work schedule to manage things that needed to be taken care of at home.

    Cons

    The company is always changing. New activities being added on, it seems impossible to get it all done.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay attention to activities and work hours for people in the field. Activities that take hours combine with your normal activities makes things very difficult and might result in activities not being done correctly.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11.  

    Fast growing company

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

    I have been working at Anderson Merchandisers (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great corporate atmosphere, comparable salaries, growing company

    Cons

    Career advancement opportunities could be better, communicating changes needs improvement

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Establish career ladders and work on communication to associates

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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