Anderson Merchandisers

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Anderson Merchandisers Reviews

Updated February 28, 2015
Updated February 28, 2015
204 Reviews
2.3
204 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 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.  

    Lots of opportunity in this company...

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    Former Employee - District Manager
    Former Employee - District Manager

    I worked at Anderson Merchandisers

    Pros

    Expanding heavily and lots of room to grow. Pay is good for retail industry. Progressive management.

    Cons

    Sometimes company changes so much you can get displaced. Benefits can be lacking.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your DMs. They do most of the real work in this company and often do not have a voice depending on who's upstream.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Would be good for college students

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    Former Employee - Retail Merchandising Specialist in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Retail Merchandising Specialist in Cincinnati, OH

    I worked at Anderson Merchandisers

    Pros

    Flexible hours, hands-off management, casual attire

    Cons

    Not a lot to do at some stores, part-time position with no way to go full-time

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You're waisting a lot of money on part time employees who must stay at a store for 4+ hours when they have little to nothing to do.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    district manager

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    Former Employee - District Manager
    Former Employee - District Manager

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

    Pros

    every day is something different, new challenges, new people. Fast paced, technology is very efficient

    Cons

    work-life balance doesn't exist. Upper management says one thing, does another. Restructure promised everyone a position, until there isn't one available. Sorry-business decision

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    take your own advise and have the difficult decisions and conversations

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    awesome company and interesting to work there

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    Former Employee - Order/Puller
    Former Employee - Order/Puller

    I worked at Anderson Merchandisers full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    salary and the people are so great!!

    Cons

    far to dirve and traffic Also some racial tensions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I could not hope that they would even pay attention to what someone like me would say. Just expressing my experience with them.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    so far so good..

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Territory Sales Lead in Rock Springs, WY
    Current Employee - Territory Sales Lead in Rock Springs, WY

    I have been working at Anderson Merchandisers

    Pros

    flexible schedule great pay and an amazing DM

    Cons

    help desk can be rather rude. surveys are repeated over and over again. solicitations should be more explained if they want us to actually get the store to agree to it.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Anderson merchandisers

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    Former Employee - Merchandiser in Fayetteville, NC
    Former Employee - Merchandiser in Fayetteville, NC

    I worked at Anderson Merchandisers

    Pros

    flexible, fun, fast paced environent

    Cons

    low wages, disorganized structure, low hours

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    need more realistic expectations of job roles

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 5 people found this helpful  

    Dishonesty is this company's other name

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    Former Employee - Retail Merchandising Supervisor in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Retail Merchandising Supervisor in Indianapolis, IN

    I worked at Anderson Merchandisers

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, decent pay ( when you get it )

    Cons

    Very dishonest both to employees and the stores they contract for.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Trying Promoting someone other than a friend of Charlie Anderson's. Watch you DM's , they like to change employee hours to make themselves look better. Stop stealing money from employees. Be honest with your clients and stop telling employees to lie to them. Promote talent and skill, not years on the job.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Management by intimidation

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Anderson Merchandisers

    Pros

    None really it is a job and a low paying one at that

    Cons

    Daily emails like this
    YOU HAVE TO COMPLETE THIS BEFORE COMPLETING ANY VISITS. This should be available this morning. If you show up on the list as not completed and you have conducted a visit I will be forced to write up a CTI so please complete these first thing this morning

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop managing your people this way

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 4 people found this helpful  

    Definite disconnect between corporate and field reps

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, acceptable pay rate, Dash Ex app + iPhone are significantly better than the previous handheld iteration.

    Cons

    There's not nearly enough time given to complete all the work expected. Limited career opportunities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You're field reps need better communication/more transparency from Plano, TX. Hours were cut starting in November yet the workload remained the same. No explanation has been given for this and makes no sense considering how the retail industry operates during the holiday season. Not to mention it being the worst time of the year to have decreases in assigned hours.

    Activity surveys need significant work done on them. There are constant mistakes. Whomever is in charge of them needs to actually go through them, as a rep would, to verify that they are working/reading as intended and then make the appropriate changes.

    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Not Employee Friendly

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    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    I have been working at Anderson Merchandisers

    Pros

    A steady paycheck and a job.

    Cons

    No care for employee life balance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Associates matter

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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