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Pay too low, holidays a must.

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Former Employee - Retail Sales Merchandiser in North Atlanta, GA
Former Employee - Retail Sales Merchandiser in North Atlanta, GA

I worked at Anderson Merchandisers part-time (more than a year)

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

Pros

The staff and management are very friendly and try to be as flexible as possible with associates. Management is always looking for ways to say "Thank You" and are happy to recognize employees efforts.

Cons

At the time I left, Anderson was trying to avoid supplying employees with appropriate technology devices by having them download an app on their smartphones. No compensation is offered for the phone or problems caused by their app to employees phone. Also, there was no flexibility for vacations around winter holidays- in fact, "black Friday" started on Thanksgiving night. Not cool.

Advice to Management

If employees are to be burned and turned, at least allow some trade off for Thanksgiving/Christmas/ New years. Also, being too cheap with technology and wages is foolish. Where do You think Mosaic gets their new employees from?

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  1. For a merchandising job, actually pretty good

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Tyler, TX
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Tyler, TX

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    You get to work your own hours (within limitations) and order and manage inventory the way you see fit. For merchandising the salary and benefits were pretty fair.

    Cons

    You work in Walmart and all that goes with that. You have to do product releases at odd hours in addition to your normal work schedule. Managing multiple stores, you often have to drive to multiple locations.

    Advice to Management

    Don't make your employees work in business professional clothes to do a job in which those clothes are often ruined. Be more flexible on job hours on nights where there are midnight releases. Employees shouldn't have to drive to their stores twice in one day. Increase mileage payment as gas prices increase.

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    Frustration with unrealistic expectations.

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    Current Employee - Territory Sales Lead
    Current Employee - Territory Sales Lead

    I have been working at Anderson Merchandisers full-time (less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Independent work atmosphere. Monday to Friday work schedule most weeks.

    Cons

    Unrealistic expectations in correlation to the tasks given for the week and the 40 hours given to accomplish the tasks. Chinese overtime??? Basically half time!!! Yes, I agreed to the contract but this is an absurd way to compensate employees for their hard work especially on weeks when only a superhuman could complete the work in 40 hours or less. No real opportunity for advancement. Lack of respect for venders with the big box retailer management staff who you have to communicate with on a daily basis. I could go on...but its depressing really.

    Advice to Management

    Compensate employees for the hard work they put in and your turn over ratio will diminish. Be appreciative of your employees in the field with more than random voice mails.

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