Anderson Merchandisers

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Anderson Merchandisers Reviews

Updated October 22, 2014
Updated October 22, 2014
181 Reviews
2.3
181 Reviews
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Anderson Merchandisers CEO Charlie Anderson
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Free movies, interesting contests (in 16 reviews)

  • somewhat flexible work schedule, independent work (in 12 reviews)


Cons
  • A silly amount of work to do in a 4 hour day (in 8 reviews)

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

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  1.  

    Anderson Merchandisers is a great company.

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    • 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
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Was a great experience, BUT very disappointed with their new direction

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - District Sales Manager in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - District Sales Manager in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    -Consistently changing and keeps you learning new things.
    -Very flexible with your time as long as you complete all projects.
    -Pay is ok.
    -Technology sometimes makes things a lot easier and helps you be more effective.

    Cons

    -Expectations are very unrealistic at times.
    -Sometimes there are projects that are dropped on you at the last minute and you have to get them done but cannot go over your time.
    -Changes your pay structure sometimes without notice.
    -Says they are growing but then lay people off because of the "new direction".

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -Take care of the amazing associates you have. Take care of the great employees you have and not think that you can get a better employee for a cheaper compensation.
    -Talk to your managers and associates and help them understand the direction. Give them a purpose and the correct information to complete their task successfully. Way to many "I do not know or I can't talk about its"

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 3 people found this helpful  

    Not a long-term job

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    • 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
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Growing Company!!

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    • 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
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Better than most Merchandiser Companies

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    • 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
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    GO GO GO

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    • Senior Management
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    • 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
  8.  

    Fast growing company

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    • 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
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    After 11 years I found out who Bill Lardie president of Anderson Merchandisers really is.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Territory Sales Lead
    Former Employee - Territory Sales Lead

    I worked at Anderson Merchandisers full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    It's a job and a paycheck.

    Cons

    Incredible mismatch between the amount of work expected to do and the time allowed to do it. Lots of late nights, weekends and holidays, work-life balance is a joke. Anderson pushes employees to give more and more all the time year after year. Gold Badge award? Another joke. The gold badge means nothing when you need it to. Get hurt on the job doing exactly what you were asked to do and management (Bill Lardie included) is done with you. If you go to work for Anderson do so with your eyes wide open. It is a job and only a job. Take it for what it's worth. If you buy into the 'we are a family' BS, when you need your family they will not be there for you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Charlie Anderson should clean his management house starting with Lardie. The company has been flailing for years and trying to find a direction. It is time to put people in charge who can find that direction while taking care of the people that do the heavy lifting (literally).

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    NOT LOYAL TO EMPLOYEES

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Retail Media Specialist - RMS in Middletown, NJ
    Former Employee - Retail Media Specialist - RMS in Middletown, NJ

    I worked at Anderson Merchandisers (more than an year)

    Pros

    None that are to speak about

    Cons

    Management and their FT's do not back their employees. They back LIARS

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a new CEO and managers

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Horrible!!! Treated unfairly, yelled at & lied to.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Merchandiser in Corbin, KY
    Former Employee - Sales Merchandiser in Corbin, KY

    I worked at Anderson Merchandisers part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    I enjoyed being able to travel to different stores. Working with management and customers.

    Cons

    They expect to much to be done & not enough time. Sales leads are stressed & I was verbally abused several times.
    DM never truly knew or understood & or did not care that Sales lead was not doing her job & trying to deal with her was like pulling teeth.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote from within!!! If you see someone who does a good job pay them & promote them! Take what your part-time help tells you & look into it.
    It's hard to find dedicated honest people who are willing to work this at sometimes stressful job.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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