Market Day Corporation

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Market Day Corporation Reviews

Updated September 14, 2014
Updated September 14, 2014
16 Reviews
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    Market Day sales rep

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    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    I have been working at Market Day Corporation

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule
    Working with volunteers
    Ability to work on your own

    Cons

    Lack of manager support
    Pay scale needs to be reworked

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend some time in the trenches!

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Turbulant

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Market Day Corporation part-time

    Pros

    Discounts for employees offsets lack of pay

    Cons

    dealing with volunteers impacts your earnings

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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    Great People but I don't know how they stay in business

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    Former Employee - Crossdock Supervisor in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Crossdock Supervisor in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Market Day Corporation full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good dedicated people used to be a thriving business now very limited revenue.

    Cons

    trucks used to go out full now only 2-3 deliveries a day

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Set min order quantities and enforce them too many miles chasing not enough dollars

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    has an overall good mission

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Market Day Corporation full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Has a great mission and good people

    Cons

    limited opportunity for growth and advancement

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Company means well, but expects a lot for little compensation

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Hudson, OH
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Hudson, OH

    I worked at Market Day Corporation part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Friendly staff at the home office, predictable schedule.

    Cons

    Expected to attend many meeting and drive long distances to accounts for no compensation for time or travel. Encouraged to drive sales, but no real sales aids provided. Sales numbers are based on customer orders, which is obviously economy driven since the products are groceries. Working with volunteers at accounts, who often aren't flexible with company requests. Accounts are not assigned by your geographical area, often I was driving 45 minutes to get to small accounts. Sales managers have good intentions, but are spread too thin and cannot keep up with requests or questions, I have never witnessed turn over as high as I saw with sales managers at Market Day.

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    Compensation needs to be more based on hours worked. The base pay needs to be adjusted, after taxes it is pretty pitiful. Even the most well scheduled sale takes at least 3 hours from drop off to conclusion of the sale, based on the company dictated truck time and early arrival time of the salesperson and staying until the last order is paid for. A base compensation is fine, but for the additional planning and sales meetings that were encouraged, there needs to be a reimbursement for mileage and time. The company is a unique company with potential, but employees are not valued based on hour requirements and minimal compensation.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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    Too much circular decision making

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Itasca, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Itasca, IL

    I worked at Market Day Corporation

    Pros

    the mission of helping kids is good

    Cons

    there seems to be high turnover

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    improve or reinvent the business model

    Doesn't Recommend
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    change not necessarily for the good

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Cincinnati, OH

    I worked at Market Day Corporation

    Pros

    food is great, lots of left overs

    Cons

    the salary is really bad

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Trudy should be appalled at what this company has become.

    Doesn't Recommend
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    Declining industry.

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    Former Employee - Business Development in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Business Development in Minneapolis, MN

    I worked at Market Day Corporation

    Pros

    It employs a good group of people for the most part.

    Cons

    The industry is declining and it is hard to make a profit.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No more surprises and changes. Plan ahead giving more time to develop business.

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    Don't even start....

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    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Market Day Corporation

    Pros

    The people doing all the work below corporate are great people to work with.

    Cons

    The concept is a good one, however it is totally outdated and the company needs to bring itself up to speed with the times. Senior management was brought in from major consumer products companies and has no idea how to run a fundraising business. The learning curve for this job is at least a year to get up to speed. Salaries are EXTREMELY LOW. Makes you feel like they think they expect you to volunteer your time. Raises are virtually nonexistant. They expect unpaid volunteers at the schools and other organizations to increase sales. Downward communication to Managers was totally lost many time on very critical sales issues. Computer systems are atiquated. I'll be surprised if the company even exists 5 yrs from now.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop counting on the advice from a Marketing and Merchandising team that has been there since the company began and continues to put out the same thing year after year. Get up with the times...hire a new Marketing team that will bring NEW ideas to the table. Listen to what Sales is telling you. They are the ones dealing with the customer....and if you don't have customers, you don't have a company.

    Doesn't Recommend
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    Pay is low for the amount of work you do for the sale.

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    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Varieši (Latvia)
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Varieši (Latvia)

    I have been working at Market Day Corporation part-time

    Pros

    Enjoy helping groups. Know you schedule for the school year Sales are late in the day so this is a good second job.

    Cons

    The pay is commission for a event and they expect a lot of work for the 60.00 minimum you get for the sale

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay the sales rep on the fundraiser total like you do for the group, instead of the amount you bill the group. Pay the rep for attending events to promote the sale.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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