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If you like Retail this is a job for you!

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Current Employee - Retail Media Specialist - RMS  in  Chicago, IL
Current Employee - Retail Media Specialist - RMS in Chicago, IL

I have been working at Anderson Merchandisers

Pros

- Early hours which vary and typically off by afternoon
- 2 days off usually per week
- Benefits for full-time employees are decent and improve after one year
- District Manager is very competent and aware of issues which arise
- Work by yourself and at a pace which most can handle

Cons

- A lot of customers will approach you so you have to help them at Wal-Mart/Best Buy
- Hours can and sometimes will be cut when projects are priority
- Sometimes you can't finish project done in given time
- Unhappy Best Buy employees under stress bring moral down
- Best Buy or Wal Mart will sometimes use you as one of their "employees"
- Somewhat lack of communication between Management of Anderson and Best Buy
- A lot of survery's to do each day, which sometimes are irrelevant/but are necessary for upper management to understand what's going on.
- Many things to do so you have to balance your week and hours

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Try to get more in touch with the upper management of Wal-Mart or Best Buy with Anderson's District Managment.

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168 Other Employee Reviews for Anderson Merchandisers (View Most Recent)

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    It's a good place to work if you don't like micromanagement, however, that's the only pro for the most part.

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    Current Employee - Retail Media Merchandiser  in  Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Retail Media Merchandiser in Orlando, FL

    I have been working at Anderson Merchandisers

    Pros

    Have ability to run the store as if it were your own 'business'
    Free movies when reaching sales goals

    Cons

    Company recently cut hours drastically
    Poor communication from help-desk
    Inconsistent hours from week to week
    Little pay compared to competition

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow adequate time to finish large scale projects. Don't expect all the work to get done when hours are cut.

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

    A 5 year nightmare I would like to forget.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Amarillo, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Amarillo, TX

    I have been working at Anderson Merchandisers

    Pros

    Working from home is occasionally allowed. Some of the lower management team leads are awesome. The executive management really knows what they are doing but unless you are an executive, this won't affect you other than to give you some job security.

    Cons

    Benefits are awful but better than nothing. Vacation must be taken if you run out of sick time and you will work so much overtime it will make you sick. Overtime is the standard not the exception. Work life balance is as bad as I have seen it anywhere I have ever worked. Never mind that you will never get more vacation than 3 weeks. From 10 years to 40+. As hard as you work here, you need at least a month beginning in the 5th year. There is no comp time policy because everyone in my department, except for 3 - 4 teams are Exempt.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Add a comp time policy for Exempt employees, and punish the ones that abuse it, instead of taking it away from everyone. Increase vacation for anyone in their 5th to 10th years and increase vacation benefits for anyone in years 11+; thereby, making the hard work here pay off in the long run better than it does. Add employees to improve the resources available for large projects, which are a daily occurrence. The executive management team does an outstanding job on expanding the company and lines of business, but not so great keeping up with the number of employees required to balance an extremely high workload for a growing company. Contrary to popular belief we do not like working 100 hours of overtime in less than 6 weeks.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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