CROSSMARK Reviews

Updated September 29, 2014
Updated September 29, 2014
458 Reviews
3.0
458 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 34 reviews)

  • Somewhat flexible schedule except when there are hard dated tasks (in 28 reviews)


Cons
  • No pay raises or much of any chances for growing with this company (in 27 reviews)

  • You'd have to work "part time" for a lot of merchandising companies to keep full time hours (in 41 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    High expectations, low pay for the amount of work required

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CROSSMARK

    Pros

    Some teams are great to work on, some not so much. Like any company there are good managers and bad ones.Pays weekly,

    Cons

    Part time workers are expected to be responsive like a full time employee-check your company email every day even if you aren't working every day, change your schedule whenever they decide they want you to work, change your working hours (was hired to work M-F, then I was told I would have to work weekends) and expect you to always be available even though you are part time

    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    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 Entry Level Sales Job

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Event Specialist
    Current Employee - Event Specialist

    I have been working at CROSSMARK part-time

    Pros

    My boss was super nice, great with communication. Good pay. Really enjoyable, detail oriented job. Better than average benefits for a part time position.

    Cons

    Hospitalization is considered an occurrence. Not flexible as advertised.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please provide the sales support agents with better information. Nine times out of ten, what they told me was in conflict with what my supervisor said.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Not the greatest

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    Former Employee - Event Specialist  in  Lubbock, TX
    Former Employee - Event Specialist in Lubbock, TX

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedule and times, good pay

    Cons

    Need better reviews of employees and background checks

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need new management

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great Exprience You Work At Your Own Pace. Meet A lot Of People

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Event Specialist  in  Toledo, OH
    Current Employee - Event Specialist in Toledo, OH

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

    Pros

    Time Flys, Get To Try Your Products

    Cons

    Hours Vary. You can go from 20hours to 0 quickly

    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Thing are changing for the better.

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    • Career Opportunities
    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
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    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
  9.  

    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.

  10.  

    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
  11.  

    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

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