There really is great upward mobility within the company. The benefits are normal. i.e. car, laptop, ins, phone, expense card, etc.
This position is labeled as a Sales position when in reality, sales have nothing to do with it. The job requires 50% overnight travel (at least). It entails going to Lowe's/Home Depot (3 a day), going over #'s with store manager, talking to commercial desk, merchandising a failing product (Amerock) in hardware (down 37% nationally), then making sure EVERY single blind sample is in perfect condition (30 or so) if they aren't...it's your duty to repair/replace with no training on how, check to make sure the sample books are intact, going over #'s and repetitively training slackjawed staff and discussing promotions. NOTHING SALES RELATED.
Advice to Management
Do not label this as a sales position. It is a merchandising position. Additionally, if merchandising is 95% of the job...develop a metrics rating system to properly track merchandising abilities for pay. It obviously does not matter if the numbers are up.
I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Newell Window Furnishings (Atlanta, GA) in January 2009.
The hiring process is very long.
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