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Advantage Solutions Retail Merchandiser Reviews

Updated November 13, 2018
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Advantage Solutions CEO Tanya Domier
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  • "As with any Field Management position your work life balance can become blurred" (in 38 reviews)

  • "Many jobs only part time though some full time is available (See Pros) Not many benefits unless you keep your average hours per week worked up to 40" (in 89 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Retail Merchandiser"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Retail Merchandiser in Rochester Hills, MI
    Current Employee - Retail Merchandiser in Rochester Hills, MI

    I have been working at Advantage Solutions part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    -Very High Pay
    -Easy
    -Good Hours
    -Supervisors are friendly

    Cons

    -Gets Redundant
    -Work alone, may get bored

    Advice to Management

    -Keep it up


  2. "Sales and Merchandising"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Merchandiser in Show Low, AZ
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Merchandiser in Show Low, AZ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Advantage Solutions full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Work exclusively alone on scheduled route; basically able to set schedule for the week. Monday through Friday work.

    Cons

    Requires heavy sales with no commissions.

  3. "Awful company. No support from supervisors."

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    Former Employee - Retail Merchandiser in Marietta, GA
    Former Employee - Retail Merchandiser in Marietta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Advantage Solutions full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The pay isn’t bad if you travel.

    Cons

    Schedules are changed last minute often. No respect from supervisors or clients. The schedule becomes meaningless if all projects aren’t done; sometimes they would make 30 people stand around and wait for the last 2 people to finish their projects. Sometimes I would have to work a 12 hour night and then get in the car and drive to another state in morning rush hour. Lots of people got in car accidents because of exhaustion. Lots of abuse from co-workers and supervisors, and nowhere to turn for support. For travel teams, even though it is supposed to be a 40 hour a week job, sometimes it would only be 20 hours. And even though they tell you that it is only Monday through Friday, Sunday was often a travel day, and depending on the store, they may require you to work weekends.

    Advice to Management

    Find a way to be more supportive of your exhausted staff and figure out what your hierarchy is.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Good pay, good hours, easy work, hate driving"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Retail Reset Merchandiser in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Retail Reset Merchandiser in Orlando, FL
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Advantage Solutions full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Fortunately for me I had an amazing team leader, Brent. I’ve only been working with Advantage for a month but it’s relatively easy so far and the pay is weekly! Pay is also really good and the hours are plenty. job can get dirty but it’s fun

    Cons

    Apparently you are not at one location permanently you are at each location for 3 weeks then you must move to the next location that needs resets. it’s a big hassle and I hate it. As a college student, I don’t have the time or a car to be able to drive 40 minutes across town.

    Advice to Management

    Please let us choose which project we want to work on! Other than that, great management!

    Advantage Solutions Response

    Oct 29, 2018 – Advantage Solutions Team

    Thank you for taking the time to provide us with such valuable feedback. Knowing about your experiences with management and scheduling is very important to us and will be used as we look to improve... More


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Just celebrated 2 years with the company!"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Retail Sales Merchandiser in Rural, OH
    Current Employee - Retail Sales Merchandiser in Rural, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Advantage Solutions full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    As a Merchandiser, I have some flexibility with the schedule I work and the itinerary I choose.
    The pay is fair and I have received raises.
    Medical and savings benefits are great.
    Holidays paid and off!
    I have a Monday through Friday day shift schedule.

    Cons

    I have not experienced any cons yet.

    Advice to Management

    Offer more hands on sales training. Something like shadowing another on a sales call. Best way to learn to meet objections.
    Also maybe tailor incentives and expectations according to individual territories. These are often quite diverse, Urban, Suburban and Rural, small local grocers to large chains, and they are also often economically diverse.

    Advantage Solutions Response

    Oct 29, 2018 – Advantage Solutions Team

    Congratulations on celebrating two years with Advantage- we're happy to have such an enthusiastic and hardworking associate on our team! Your feedback about training and incentives is great insight... More


  6. "Good company with great people"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Retail Merchandiser in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Retail Merchandiser in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Advantage Solutions full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The hours are great !

    Cons

    The parts of town is not safe


  7. "Reset Merchandiser"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Retail Reset Merchandiser in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Retail Reset Merchandiser in Cincinnati, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Advantage Solutions part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Bi-Weekly Paycheck
    Day shift
    Team Oriented
    Easy to learn

    Cons

    Distant head office and upper management
    Poor Communication
    Variable weekly hours
    Variable workload
    Occasional work in coolers or freezers
    Lack of Training
    No Benefits

    Advice to Management

    Create a store leader position. Have someone at each store who is dedicated to that store only and is fully trained. Make sure this person has a way to contact anyone up the chain that they may need to. The Store Leader should be at a higher pay rate than the regular reset team.

  8. "Retail Project Merchandiser"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Retail Project Merchandiser
    Current Employee - Retail Project Merchandiser
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Advantage Solutions part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Easy work. Fair pay based on experience. Independence. Work scheduling flexibility. Paid mileage. Great for retirees/students. Paid vacation. 401k. Good work/life balance. Positive supervisory interaction.

    Cons

    Work(jobs) is hit or miss based on needs of the client(brand). Hours of work per week, as indicated on job description at company website, is not indicative of actual hours received. Not recommended as sole income.

    Advice to Management

    Be more forthright with job description and average hours per week.


  9. "Merchandiser"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Retail Merchandiser in Frederick, MD
    Current Employee - Retail Merchandiser in Frederick, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Advantage Solutions part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good pay.. They provide you with free hotel stay, 15 cents per mile travel pay as well as $20 per diem and have amazing opportunities for growth within the company.

    Cons

    Some of the stores planagrams are hard to see and are not in color.


  10. "SAS Retail Services"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Retail Reset Merchandiser in Corpus Christi, TX
    Current Employee - Retail Reset Merchandiser in Corpus Christi, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Advantage Solutions part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Fast paced; work with others; management has a positive attitude and is focused on employees and getting the job done

    Cons

    Wish I was full time

    Advice to Management

    I am working full time, so hope to be moved from part time to full time soon;
    Would like to start working towards a management position