Franklin Retail Solutions

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Franklin Retail Solutions Reviews

Updated December 13, 2014
Updated December 13, 2014
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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Exciting Possibilities for Future Potential

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Employee
    Current Employee - Employee

    I have been working at Franklin Retail Solutions full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    -Upper Management actively engages with employees to seek feedback and opinions to help shape the future direction of the company.

    -Partners with the largest brands in the sporting goods industry to create the most impactful presentations to promote added Sell-Through.

    -Talented group of employees dedicated to bringing added value to our partners and to their co-workers on a daily basis.

    -Evolving business model; expanding our service to a full-service model, offering market solutions based on in-store feedback gathered by the field force. Increased capacity of current employees to evolve their role and responsibilities within the company.

    -Owner/President of the company is a phone call away.

    Cons

    With the expansion of a new office and many of the employees working from their own home offices, need to schedule more face-to-face meetings with all members of the organization.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider expanding the company's focus beyond the traditional sporting goods retailers, creates more possibilities for our market.

    Continue to seek feedback from your employees, that fact that our views are heard is greatly appreciated by all.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Absolutly Disappointed

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Merchandiser in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Merchandiser in Dallas, TX

    I worked at Franklin Retail Solutions as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    You can create your schedule and you don't have to always work with someone

    Cons

    There is not any formal training, you have to travel far distances, they have the "right" to "reject" projects if they feel that you have not been efficient with your work. And they are always adding projects even after complete your months worth. You might as well work in retail where you have a break room, 15 min breaks and your going to be getting paid the same thing as you would traveling to another city. They also have you do a lot of unnecessary things like ask employees questions that don't have anything in relation to what you are doing. They are supposed to give you 15 minutes to submit a project but really they want you to do that on your own time. And everything has to be submitted before midnight. There is an insinuative but its not anything great and they have the right to not give you that insinuative if they feel you have not been productive. You are seriously much better off working retail. And your a contractor. I do not recommend this job. You will spend more on gas that you would have earned in a project.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Train employees, cut all the BS and let the contractor just merchandise. Make it simple. The reporting is too complicating and there is not "friendly" there is always a hassle trying to create your schedule.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    The best solution to working retail

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - STS in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - STS in Miami, FL

    I have been working at Franklin Retail Solutions as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Flexible contract employment, and great people to work for

    Cons

    Travel time and cost exceeds monthly compensation. Income and workload fluctuates quarterly with retail selling seasons,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stay Gold...

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  5. 3 people found this helpful  

    merchandiser

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Merchandiser in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Merchandiser in Dallas, TX

    I worked at Franklin Retail Solutions part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great people to work with!

    Cons

    They did not offer enough hours

    Recommends
  6. 5 people found this helpful  

    Terrible - extremely unprofessional management, uncomfortable working environment

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO

    I have been working at Franklin Retail Solutions full-time

    Pros

    Sporting goods clients hold some cache

    Cons

    Franklin has some serious upper management and professionalism issues. The company has experienced many changes over the past few years, and suffered the effects of poor and unprofessional business practices stemming from upper management, and trickling all the way down. From their firing practices, to the profanities used in formal meetings, management has no problem making employees uncomfortable.

    Not to mention the unethical business practices. Lying to your biggest client, breaking the agreements of the contact, then sending company wide emails asking employees to "not mention it"... poor ethics.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Most of the upper management has jumped ship in the past few months.. perhaps they see where this company is headed

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    Great flexibility

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Independent Retail Merchandiser in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Independent Retail Merchandiser in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Franklin Retail Solutions as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Manage own schedule, be your own boss

    Cons

    there are really no cons.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    good job!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  8. 5 people found this helpful  

    It's a great merchandising job compared to most companies.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sell Through Specialist in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Sell Through Specialist in Denver, CO

    I have been working at Franklin Retail Solutions

    Pros

    The pay is good. It's based on projects completed, not hourly, and often comes out as a decent pay. Also, there is some gas allowance along with monthly incentive for completing all your projects. You are assigned a territory, so you have many of the same stores to visit regularly which makes it nice as you get to know others in those stores. The people working with the company have all been great and very friendly. Information given per projects are very thorough. The flexibility with in your months work is great. It definitely feels like a very stable company. As far as merchandising goes, it's better than most.

    Cons

    Communication "individually" isn't always that great. Often it's difficult to get a response to a question when needed. There isn't much on the job training. You are kind of thrown in there to figure out much on your own. And, there isn't much room for error. If you forget a photo or make a mistake, your report may not get approved, which may result in not getting paid for that project or your monthly incentive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look for a little feedback from your Sell Through Specialist. We may know better about what's going on in the stores and it might be beneficial. It would be great to have more communication on a regular basis. Perhaps a monthly online meeting where we can share and discuss what's going on in the field. Maybe get some of those questions answered that I've waiting months for!

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Unsatisfactory

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boulder, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boulder, CO

    I worked at Franklin Retail Solutions

    Pros

    Great advancement ops, cool to work with sporting goods.

    Cons

    Low pay compared to other similar jobs in geographic location.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Opportunity to work in different environments and make your own schedule

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sell-thru Specialist in Huntington, WV
    Current Employee - Sell-thru Specialist in Huntington, WV

    I have been working at Franklin Retail Solutions

    Pros

    Flexible schedule
    Drive time pay
    Gas/mileage pay
    Detailed instructions

    Cons

    Limited for additional work and advancement if located in a remote area

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I am satisfied with directions and feedback from the Supervisors at Franklin.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Company in transition, headed in the right direction

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Franklin Retail Solutions full-time

    Pros

    You get to work with great people and great products. We're growing and hiring a bunch of new people.

    Cons

    Two offices and lots of employees working from home. It would be better if everyone was centrally located so people could work side by side more often.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep working on communication. With people all over the country this is beyond important.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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