Anderson Merchandisers

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Anderson Merchandisers Reviews

Updated October 17, 2014
Updated October 17, 2014
180 Reviews
2.3
180 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Working with music and movies and getting free movies every now and then (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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    My experience was enlightening.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Retail Media Merchandiser in Youngstown, OH
    Current Employee - Retail Media Merchandiser in Youngstown, OH

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

    Pros

    Work at your own pace. Build communication skills

    Cons

    Company transitioning is hard on the employees when changing into new companies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The company should provide more training in the transitioning of new company. Not having steady hours is hard on staff.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    DO NOT WORK HERE

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Anderson Merchandisers full-time

    Pros

    There are no pros to working for this company.

    Cons

    - lack of DM support
    - lack of support from main office
    - fellow merchandisers who will blame you for their mistakes
    - poor training
    - poor pay

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Train your trainers and DMs better. Teach them to actually SUPPORT their staff, instead of lying and offering no/little support or training. I've been a merchandiser for many years, and this is ABSOLUTELY one of the worst companies to work for. If I could afford to quit my job, I WOULD. As a sales lead, you are overworked and underpaid.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Decent part time job

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Merchandiser in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Merchandiser in Indianapolis, IN

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

    Pros

    You are pretty much on your own, you can do the job as you see fit, and you don't answer to the places you are working in. Hours can be moved around as long as you get the job done.

    Cons

    Pay raises are non-existent for the most part. Also, upward movement for part timers is not happening.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your people as far as communicating with the customers (retailers). We hear a lot of things from their customers, and are a valuable resource as to what people want and how our clients are actually doing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    frustration

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Territory Sales Lead in Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Territory Sales Lead in Richmond, VA

    I have been working at Anderson Merchandisers full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Time-off is not a problem. Holidays are plenty. Hours are from 8am To 5pm. The job is similar to having your own business. You may see your supervisor once every three months.

    Cons

    The problem is Thanksgiving. We have to be at work on Thanksgiving at 5pm. We have too many stores per rep at themonent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The company is changing for the better. We need better compensation.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Over worked and underpaid, especially if your part time.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Merchandiser
    Current Employee - Sales Merchandiser

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

    Pros

    Super flexible work schedule you pretty much get to decide how many hours you want to work and when you want to work if your part time. You primarily work by yourself and there is very little supervision over this position. You get to decide what work your going and how long your going to take to that specific job/activity.

    Cons

    You will be over worked, each week there are over 50 jobs, activities to do in each store so will have to bust you butt to get everything done each week. As a part timer you get no benefits, no holiday pay or holidays off, no overtime unless you work over 40 hours in a single week, and you will have to work special shifts throughout the year such as overnights, midnight releases, and yes you have to work at midnight on black friday. As part time you are responsible for the same responsibilities as the full time representative but for far less pay.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    My advice to management is to create better training procedures for new hires, lots of new hire turnover because there is a lack of training before the new hire is supposed to be able to work alone. Pay more competitively to part timers, there is no difference between a part timer and a full timer other than the hours worked so why does full timer get around $22 an hour and part time get paid minimum wage?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    I like my job, there's always something different. I like the interaction with the customers.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Retail Media Merchandiser in Shreveport, LA
    Current Employee - Retail Media Merchandiser in Shreveport, LA

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

    Pros

    Anderson is good on if you have a suggestion that will make your job easier they listen and try to implement your suggestion.

    Cons

    I think for the work we do, we should be paid more, with regular pay raises.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    RMS - Retail Media Specialist

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Retail Media Specialist - RMS
    Former Employee - Retail Media Specialist - RMS

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

    Pros

    Flexible for the most part. Working in and with Best Buy was enjoyable. There are many divisions and a lot of employees of this company so don't get fooled by the low rating. If you can snag a full time position the company is great to work with.

    Cons

    Sometimes dealing with part time employees can be difficult.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More full time workers who will invest in their stores and take ownership. Even if that means covering a greater geographic area.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    not to bad

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

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

    Pros

    fast paced work environment that presents new challenges everyday. Semi flexible hours

    Cons

    micro managed, working with walmart management is a night mare they seem to hate vendors on site. The stock room is a joke and no one wants to help you. ex we are not allowed to climb on a ladder yet our product is often on high shelves. we are not allowed to use pallet jacks yet no one hastime to do it for us. and at times there is not enough hours given to finish projects properly

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    stop worrying so much about your bonus and start allowing part time help more hours in order to do things right instead of forcing us to half way do things

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Worst work experience I have ever had.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Warehouse Associate in Denton, TX
    Former Employee - Warehouse Associate in Denton, TX

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

    Pros

    Only reason I am writing here is because there is a 20 word minimum.

    Cons

    Entirely too underpaid, asked to do many things other than what your job is, terrible communication between supervisors and employees, comparable to working in a sweatshop, all they care about is numbers, supervisors do nothing except sit in a room on computers all day where they can watch you do all the work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Read above and do the opposite.

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

    I worked at Anderson Merchandisers

    Pros

    None. None. None. None. None.

    Cons

    Supervior's are Unhappy. Hiring people try and get you CHEAP.

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