Anderson Merchandisers Reviews

Updated June 28, 2015
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Anderson Merchandisers CEO Charlie Anderson
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Pros
  • received free movies occasionally from studios (in 18 reviews)

  • somewhat flexible work schedule, independent work (in 14 reviews)

Cons
  • Have been told from Retailers that starting in January 2015 they will only have part time employees (in 15 reviews)

  • Incredible mismatch between the amount of work expected to do and the time allowed to do it (in 8 reviews)

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  1. Great Job

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Anderson Merchandisers full-time

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    you travel statewide, independent, work with a leading innovative company.

    Cons

    traveling can get tedious. use of your own car means extreme wear and tear.

    Advice to Management

    provide oil changes as a show of appreciation for car usage. Tune ups and oil changes are costly.


  2. Decent Company Overall

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Territory Sales Lead in Branford, CT
    Current Employee - Territory Sales Lead in Branford, CT

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    High pay compared to the retailers we work in and in relation to what the job requires in terms of skills, flexible hours, distributed workforce environment which means no direct supervision from management. Free movies from various studio partners throughout the year, sometimes dependent on performance as measured by execution of placement of various promotions.

    Cons

    Sometimes the workload for a given week far exceeds the under 40 hour requirement; Company rarely approves overtime and will often commit to more work from many partners than can feasibly be accomplished in one week and then commits to hardly enough the next, instead of working with our clients to balance the workload between weeks.

    Advice to Management

    Establish some form of measuring feedback from the Sales Field to help ensure we are capable of delivering the high level of execution that the Company expects and uses to secure contracts to avoid loss of contracts and burnout of field associates; also measure overall satisfaction of the Field with regard to how projects are planned and executed and the general feeling of the entire field.


  3. Helpful (1)

    Too much stress, not worth it

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Part Time Merchandiser in Riverside, CA
    Former Employee - Part Time Merchandiser in Riverside, CA

    I worked at Anderson Merchandisers part-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    work independently, occasional free DVDs, weekends off, company supplied iPhone, flexible hours

    Cons

    No benefits, no health insurance, 401k, no raises, no room for advancement, full timers steal credit and cast blame as a part timer you'll get blamed for everything that goes wrong and DM doesn't care enough to see through it. Too much work for allotted time and the pressure to finish end results suffer

    Advice to Management

    stop wasting time and resources training new employees, keep the ones you have, its too easy to find something better, benefits for part timers would be a great place to start


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  5. Retail merchandiser

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

    I worked at Anderson Merchandisers

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    No micro managing
    Great work schedule (_if you prefer mornings)

    Cons

    Average pay and
    Little growth opportunity


  6. Typical merchandising job

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tampa, FL

    I worked at Anderson Merchandisers

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Same as every other merchandising company, part timers have it better then full timers.

    Cons

    Midnight launches then 5 am resets the next day, territory kept changing, part timers who weren't trained.

    Advice to Management

    Hire people who have retail experience. Had to train people who never worked in a retail environment and didn't want to get dirty or brake a nail.


  7. Great company to work for

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

    I worked at Anderson Merchandisers full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Work independently lots of support

    Cons

    Lots of work little time

    Advice to Management

    I worked for you for 8 years and loved it. You guys where so supportive and caring


  8. Sub-Par Company. Would not recommend

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

    I worked at Anderson Merchandisers (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Not many pros here. The company is over their heads and needs a complete reboot from executive level,operations and complete firing of Human Resources

    Cons

    Company policy is churn and burn through employees that is why you see low wages, non existent benefits for healthcare. Low mileage reimbursement that hardly gets paid out and most supply's to do your job will have to come out of your pocket. On the job you will experience daily mistakes ,communication or no communication from ops,management and hr.

    Advice to Management

    Start treating your people with respect you will lose talented help and eventually your client list


  9. decent place to work

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

    I have been working at Anderson Merchandisers (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    little supervision, good schedule thats pretty flexible when needed. schedule is pretty regular so it allows you to plan things

    Cons

    usually work alone and have more work to do than the time they allot you to do it. The RMS do not make the schedule for their part timers and the RMS are not really in control of anything

    Advice to Management

    allow for the RMS to make a schedule for their part timers as


  10. Good company but no room to grow

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

    I worked at Anderson Merchandisers part-time

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Liked the people, my boss was cool, felt good to have a professional feel of a job, learned so many valuable skills.

    Cons

    Hours got cut terribly near the end and upper management seemed to care less, no real opportunity for promotion and there wasn't a whole lot

    Advice to Management

    Don't expand unless you know you have the upcoming space to expand.


  11. Helpful (5)

    Crumbling

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - District Sales Manager in Amarillo, TX
    Former Employee - District Sales Manager in Amarillo, TX

    I worked at Anderson Merchandisers

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    This WAS a good company to work for.

    Cons

    Extremely inconsistent workload. Be knowledgeable of the unknown?!? That means we don't know what's going on.

    Advice to Management

    Balance the workload. Hold your CUSTOMERS accountable to provide clear expectations. Project managers should not proceed with projects until the goals are clear and the communication is complete.



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