CROSSMARK Reviews

Updated September 19, 2014
Updated September 19, 2014
452 Reviews
3.0
452 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Company has some advantages for folks looking for part time, weekend or through the week work (in 32 reviews)

  • Somewhat flexible schedule except when there are hard dated tasks (in 24 reviews)


Cons
  • There are no pay raises but there are pay decreases (as I was told "for the good of the company") (in 24 reviews)

  • You'd have to work "part time" for a lot of merchandising companies to keep full time hours (in 39 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Thing are changing for the better.

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    Current Employee - Business Analyst  in  Plano, TX
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Plano, TX

    I have been working at CROSSMARK full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Company is currently behind the times but investing a ton of money in catching up.

    Cons

    Lack of transparency due to poor reporting systems, financials and management style.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep the current path. The bold changes are needed.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Retail Merchandiser

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    Current Employee - Retail Merchandising Representative
    Current Employee - Retail Merchandising Representative

    I have been working at CROSSMARK full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, working on your own majority of the time, samples of products

    Cons

    Territory is scattered, tons of displays & products in my small apt, sales objectives

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Got stuck with supervisor that is highly annoying and lives 2 hours plus away instead of a local supervisor.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great Opportunity

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CROSSMARK

    Pros

    Excellent Company at the corporate level. Everyone is kind, everyone wants to achieve a common goal. Endless opportunity for advancement.

    Cons

    Sink or swim job. If you are not strong, don't apply.

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  5.  

    Great job for students or retired

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    Former Employee - Event Specialist
    Former Employee - Event Specialist

    I worked at CROSSMARK part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Enjoyed working with my co-workers who were mostly team players.

    Cons

    Great hours if you are retired, otherwise not enough hours. Hardly ever got more then 12 hours in a week. Some events had too many items that would overwhelm the specialist and customers. The customers can sometimes act like they are entitled for samples.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't hire people that do not like customer service and/or have little experience cooking.

    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great company!

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    Current Employee - Retail Field Representative
    Current Employee - Retail Field Representative

    I have been working at CROSSMARK as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    Crossmark is a great company to work for. They are good to their employees and have plenty of perks.

    Cons

    They do not pay very well relative to comparable companies in the industry.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great company with strong values.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CROSSMARK full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Focused on having a culture that inspires employees and provides great service to clients.

    Cons

    Priorities and assignments sometimes change as a result of the dynamics of the business.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Good Workplace

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Marketing Representative  in  Temple, TX
    Former Employee - Marketing Representative in Temple, TX

    I worked at CROSSMARK as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    I enjoyed the freedom of marketing rep positions and the traveling from location to location. The pay is good and even includes mileage on some vendor jobs.

    Cons

    Long form to fill out and at that time no internet access.

    Recommends
  9.  

    Brand Ambassador

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    Current Employee - Brand Ambassador  in  Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Brand Ambassador in Tampa, FL

    I have been working at CROSSMARK part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Flexible team leaders provide opportunities for unorthodox sales techniques.

    Cons

    Remote management has it's limitations so constant communication is crucial.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep those emails coming and the prompt response is awesome

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Event Specialist - awesome side job!

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    Current Employee - Event Specialist  in  Gastonia, NC
    Current Employee - Event Specialist in Gastonia, NC

    I have been working at CROSSMARK part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    I love to work for Crossmark because they work with your schedule to the absolute best of their ability.
    The Event Specialist position is a very easy one.
    It is not commission, it is hourly (and a decent pay of $10.25+ depending on experience).
    I enjoy the people that I work with.
    I have the best boss ever.
    There are opportunities within the company to go up to become a Team Lead or a Retail Supervisor depending on how hard you work and if you are liked enough.

    Cons

    The medical insurance costs a lot.
    There aren't enough benefits to the job.
    We do not get a set number of hours.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    My advice for personal growth is to not hire as many people, but to give the ones that you already have on your team the opportunity to work more days. You could split the events up (for instance, there are times that we have 3 different demos of Yogurt on the same day - why not just have one person do all 3 in the same week?) so that one person can be working multiple days a week.

    I understand the wanting to hire more people on so that more people can work, but making everyone suffer by hiring new people when you have people who have worked with you since 2010 is not a way to keep the loyal employees around.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Good company lets keep it so.

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    Current Employee - Event Specialist  in  Fredericksburg, VA
    Current Employee - Event Specialist in Fredericksburg, VA

    I have been working at CROSSMARK part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    They offer a reasonable rate of pay for the time we put in. Much is out of our control balancing the promotions can be beneficial to all concerned.

    Cons

    Rumors of a cut back in hours are not good. The market is getting better slowly and we hope it does not happen.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you have good people do what you can to keep them. If the work forces change to rapid we stay in flux.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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