Sunflower Staffing Reviews

Updated April 22, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    Ambassador

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Ambassador and Wine Consultant in Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Ambassador and Wine Consultant in Tampa, FL

    I worked at Sunflower Staffing (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    nice people when they were Sunflower

    Cons

    sold business to Tallgrass Talent

    Advice to Management

    Need to be upfront with consultants


  2. Good experience

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sunflower Staffing

    Pros

    Fun job, interacting with lots of people

    Cons

    Do not have consistent hours


  3. Independent

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    Former Contractor - Event Demonstrater in Simi Valley, CA
    Former Contractor - Event Demonstrater in Simi Valley, CA

    I worked at Sunflower Staffing as a contractor (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Very independent, work alone, choose when to work. Pays well

    Cons

    Depending on what store you work at some mangers are rude and mean


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Very disorganized and irratic

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    Current Employee - Event Demonstrator in Clermont, FL
    Current Employee - Event Demonstrator in Clermont, FL

    I have been working at Sunflower Staffing part-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    It's a job where there is a lot of variety in the work you do. But work is sporadic, unless you are an Event Facilitator.

    Cons

    They told everyone when they turned their business over to Tallgrass that they would be making the same pay, $13 an hour for basic demonstrators and knocked everyone down to $11 as soon as they took over. It took a lot of confidence away from its workers when they lied.

    Advice to Management

    There are so many kudos you could give the workers who do a good job, instead of the threats of weekly audits because there is no trust in your personnel. Also, when the Coordinator tells you you have a job and keeps taking them away, it is aggravating. This has happened more than once at our store.


  6. One of the best jobs I ever had. To lay on a Serta mattress and get paid good money!!

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - In Store Demo in Toledo, OH
    Current Contractor - In Store Demo in Toledo, OH

    I have been working at Sunflower Staffing as a contractor (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Every thing but lost paperwork was just above any other jobs I have worked since the Top of The Tower closed.

    Cons

    When it was slow(not often) it could be a little boring.

    Advice to Management

    Why did you leave me ????????????????? And all the wonderful things you supplied my life and wallet with???


  7. Good p/t job for fairly good pay

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Demonstrator/Event Facilitator in Boise, ID
    Former Contractor - Demonstrator/Event Facilitator in Boise, ID

    I worked at Sunflower Staffing as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    able to schedule hours around my f/t job. Fun job if you are outgoing you are self directed

    Cons

    some store staff can be unfriendly/unhelpful you have to keep track of your own taxes as it's a 1099 job.


  8. Helpful (1)

    Sunflower Staffing Good or Bad?

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    Current Employee - Food Demonstrator in Winter Garden, FL
    Current Employee - Food Demonstrator in Winter Garden, FL

    I have been working at Sunflower Staffing part-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    This company does pay better than other food demonstrators in he area. The work is very sparse so you can't count on a regular income.

    Cons

    You need to check out your product 10 minutes early and they are very strict about not checking out a minute earlier than that so all the staff is standing around at the check registers. You have to get there earlier to find your product, get your chef's coat, etc. Also when you are on the wine demos they have you work till 7:15 and then go and pick up, put your wine away, etc. There is no way you can clean up and put your table away in 15 minutes. So technically they are getting an extra 30-40 minutes out of every worker in the company.

    Advice to Management

    Don't be so strict about check in times so it doesn't create a problem for the store employees.And the demonstrators should always be allowed to stop 1/2 hour before the ending time to give enough time to wash up, put appliances away and all their utensils, gloves, etc and clean off their tables.


  9. Helpful (1)

    sunflower general review

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    Current Contractor - Store Demonstrator in Rapid City, SD
    Current Contractor - Store Demonstrator in Rapid City, SD

    I have been working at Sunflower Staffing as a contractor (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    pay is good ,depending what event you do. store demos pay is good. target and sams club seem to be the best with sams club/serta promtion offering bonus .sams club is more of a sales position with bonus possibity,if best in regon.

    Cons

    lots of duplication, paperwork and computer,mail in same paperwork to office.

    Advice to Management

    make sure we have all posters,cards in our kit to do our demo.


  10. Helpful (1)

    Average pay but tedious and auditors make work difficult.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Independent Contractor in Mesa, AZ
    Current Contractor - Independent Contractor in Mesa, AZ

    I have been working at Sunflower Staffing as a contractor (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Coworkers are helpful. You meet some interesting people sometimes. Changes in the company require stores to supply equipment such as skillets, extension cords, etc. for all store demonstrations.

    Cons

    Coordinators will call at inappropriate times. Dealing with rude and apathetic customers. Very limited choice of working opportunities. Not all stores have equipment required for staffing events so you have to buy or borrow the equipment you need. (Skillets, coffee maker, etc.) Due to the change made by the company requiring all stores to carry the basic set of kitchen appliances, this means that the independent contractors no longer receive compensation for bringing their own equipment. You are provided with flimsy cardboard tables that are cumbersome to carry. Auditors constantly watch you and their feedback is black and white. Either you did it right or you did it wrong. There is no happy medium for them. Coordinators never have anything positive or constructive to say and constantly bring up the negative feedback from the auditors. Poor communication for a company that does not lead by example.

    Advice to Management

    You need to be aware of what it is really like to work at a demonstration and a shopper has no interest in what you have to say when they only care about getting a free sample of something. Your auditors don't always get the facts straight when they are not the ones behind the table interacting with a shopper. Get both sides of the story before you jump to conclusions. It makes for better communication between workers, which is important.


  11. great, in order to get jobs you must do good in previous ones

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

    I have been working at Sunflower Staffing part-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    pay is good meet new people not boring different stores to work in can get called in on an off day and make extra money corrdinator very understanding and always answers questions if they arent available when you call them they will call back asap

    Cons

    no compensation for travel not always going to be able to work customers not always interested in taking samples some are even rude business can be slow at times

    Advice to Management

    I have no problem with management besides waiting until the last minute to contact workers about missing paperwork.



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