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Great Pay and potential benefits...very little incentive.

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Current Employee - Event Specialist in Ypsilanti, MI
Current Employee - Event Specialist in Ypsilanti, MI

I have been working at CROSSMARK

Pros

They offer a higher hourly rate for the amount of work involved. The pay is slightly lower than a merchandising position. They also offer various benefit packages which you have to pay, but at a discounted rate. Although for lower level employees the benefits aren't great, but for a part time position it's a bonus. There's no incentive to sell the products. They claim the percentage sold is job security, but there's no bonus if one item is sold or a million items are sold. The pay is still the same.

Cons

There is a lot of policy which doesn't make a whole of of sense that has to be followed strictly. In addition the vendors pay the stores, in this case Sam's Club, to do the events so it's not a controlled schedule. There could be a week where no hours can be scheduled because there are simply no events. Crossmark and Sam's Club over-staff Event Specialists for extremely busy weekends so hours are occasionally scarce.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

I understand the need for policy that is uniform across the entire Company, but each store and event is unique. A lot of times the Sales Plan doesn't even make any sense mentioning the wrong product entirely.

In addition because of the fluctuating schedule dropped down by the vendors has got to be made constant somehow. I realize it is not up to the Club or Crossmark, but the morale of employees is greatly effected. This is absolutely horrible for a job that requires selling.

There has to be an incentive program implemented on an average basis coinciding on some sort of proximity. The goals are simply based on four times the average daily sales. There's some goals that are never obtainable - EVER. Therefore the overall percentage should be looked at more heavily in terms of some incentive, bonus or at least recognition.

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Event Specialists Disgruntled at Sam's Club

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    Former Employee - Event Specialist in Mishawaka, IN
    Former Employee - Event Specialist in Mishawaka, IN

    I worked at CROSSMARK

    Pros

    If you like people, do well in a job that markets to customers at a retail store level (like Sam's Club), this would be a great job for you. You could find this was a fantastic opportunity to have a great paying job in this area and work part-time. This type of position could work for working students, parents, etc., who are needing part-time work. Sounds great, but is it?

    Cons

    The Supervisor is the key to your success in this company. If the RSE is supporting that Event Specialist, things will go well for them. If not,...good luck. At the Mishawaka Sam's Club, there has been numerous problems with the present and past RSE's underassigning work to Event Specialists for their own "personal reasons". That should not be part of the scenario at Crossmark. Event Specialists who have a proven success in sales should have at least four events per week assigned to them, since that is what they were told by the Recruiting Dept. of Crossmark when the ES was hired. Additonally, why is the RSE's (present and past) able to get away with that type of unprofessionism and assigning more work to the other "less productive" Event Specialists? RSE's make up excuses and follow their own rules when their upper management is not close by to supervise. This happens quite a bit there.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stick with what you promised to your Event Specialists you already have that have proven their worth with your company. Do more investigations into the allegations from your employees. Get rid of the bad RSE's.

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  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not a good company to work for at all!

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

    I worked at CROSSMARK

    Pros

    Money is Ok, part time

    Cons

    They promise hours that they never give you. Management constantly talking down to employees. Your schedule can change from the time you go to bed until the tiem you wake up. They will call you at 6 a.m. to come to work in a few hours. If you like working like a dog and not being respected this is the place for you!

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