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Driveline Retail Merchandising Reviews

Updated March 16, 2017
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Pros
  • Flexible schedule, great manager, very easy to use app for submitting jobs (in 33 reviews)

  • Flexible hours and days schedule (in 16 reviews)

Cons
  • Very low pay with barely any raises (in 12 reviews)

  • Not many cons, it's a good part time job (in 12 reviews)

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  1. "Not a good long term job"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Master Merchandiser in Arlington, TX
    Current Employee - Master Merchandiser in Arlington, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Driveline Retail Merchandising part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very flexible schedule, work on your own time, for the most part

    Cons

    Not enough work or money.

    Advice to Management

    Do more hands on training!


  2. "Need better managers over merchandisers to allow better scheduling."

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    Former Employee - Master Merchandiser in Jackson, MS
    Former Employee - Master Merchandiser in Jackson, MS
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Driveline Retail Merchandising part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Work around your schedule for the most part.

    Cons

    People are allowed to continue employment even if they don't show up for group projects.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Work with other Retail Store Management

    Cons

    Company lacks Senior Management Experience


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  5. Helpful (2)

    "Restructuring bad plan for 2017"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Master Merchandiser
    Current Employee - Master Merchandiser
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Driveline Retail Merchandising full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good for a second job

    Cons

    They will take anyone and replace anyone before paying up for good dedicated employes (one of the lowest paying)

    Advice to Management

    Be better ,demand better, offer better, and pay for it you can offer quality with quality and not loose like you have with the big D/G contract you just gave your loyalty with out getting the same back who dose that ?? Oh the past Democratic Government that went well too !! Lol .


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Not as flexible as they say"

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    Former Employee - Merchandiser in Mountain Home, AR
    Former Employee - Merchandiser in Mountain Home, AR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Driveline Retail Merchandising part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Can be somewhat flexible. I can't think of anything else for a Pro comment.

    Cons

    Pay is too low, doesn't give enough time to complete projects, is not as flexible as they say, i.e., You need to schedule each project for particular days. If you need to reschedule, the manager is on your back. No reimbursement for printing and gives only 15 minutes to report your time.

    Advice to Management

    Give merchandisers enough time to complete projects. Starting pay is a joke.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Merchandiser"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Starting pay is $9.50 an hour. Schedule flexibility is also a plus.

    Cons

    Number of hours worked weekly varies greatly. This company offers no training or advancement opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    Be more available to your employees. Offer some type of in store training. Listen to your new hires asking for help.


  8. Helpful (5)

    "Underpaid and underappreciated, but work in a pinch"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bentonville, AR
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bentonville, AR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Driveline Retail Merchandising part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Quick hire process when you need a job. SOMEWHAT flexible schedule. I got two raises within the first year. Able to work alone for a lot of the jobs and form good relationships with store personnel.

    Cons

    I put down part time because some weeks are only 8 to 10 hours... when others are 50 or 60. Most times it's hard to reach management. When I resigned, she didn't comment on it, despite frequent emails and texts. I finally just stopped going to assignments, and then she noticed. "Flexible" is misleading. Big resets with multiple people have to be at a set time... set by the company, not you. Often times, you are over booked. If you are, you have to choose which to go to. If you are designated as team lead, you have to go in a half hour early to do prep and if others who are overbooked don't, you don't get paid. Even if the project finishes, you don't get paid extra for being team lead, but you have to enter the data, which includes pictures. You also don't get paid for time if the project runs over what the company considers typical time, which happens often with older stores with bad shelving or non standard setups. They also don't pay for time spent organizing your schedule or entering data for plans that run long. They also don't pay for expenses such as internet, paper and ink (which you use a lot of), camera batteries or the first 30 miles of mileage. (If you only do one assignment, you don't get mileage at all!) The company line is that you can use your phone to do the assignments, which includes pictures, but they also don't pay for that. Recently, they have been pushing for all plans to be entered by phone, but again with no subsidy for resulting charges.

    Advice to Management

    Subsidize workers expenses, such as internet, phone charges and car upkeep/long distance travel for large resets. Pay extra for team lead positions, which require a lot of work for no extra money. Find some way to even out the workload.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Hard work and you cant choose your projects"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible, that's about all I can say, oh and you get to choose your wardrobe, no set colors or types of clothing. paid every 2 weeks.

    Cons

    Have to work in dirty Dollar General stores with bad managers and no staff. Reporting is long and involves lots of printing. Pay is below average. No consistent hours.

    Advice to Management

    Make reporting easier, give staff tablets to aid reporting and ease of use like other better companies.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Master Merchandiser"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lafayette, LA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lafayette, LA
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Driveline Retail Merchandising part-time

    Pros

    Phone app to do assignments is very convienent. you work alone sometimes and you kind of make your own schedule but most assignments have to be completed betwwen mon-fri. but your supervisor may want them all done by Wednesday because he/she wants off

    Cons

    2 weeks you get bum rushed with a lot of projects making about 40/50 hours if you don't crack up and then for 3/4 weeks you can end up with only 3/7 hours even with your own territory. Training horrible, because you may get trained on one project but then after that more projects come up but all is different and this is when u crack up specially if you are with a team that has no idea like you.

    Advice to Management

    provide training videos on how to do for projects so we at least have an idea of what we are doing when we go into these dollar general stores etc.


  11. "Great job for an at home parent"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Merchandiser
    Former Employee - Merchandiser

    I worked at Driveline Retail Merchandising part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The flexibility with hours for parents is great.

    Cons

    Not enough hours available, reputation of the company because of other merchandisers who had no experience made things a little rough when working with management.

    Advice to Management

    Allow the Merchandisers who have experience and really try to make a good name for the company to advance into management. Have assistant managers for the district managers so help is available when needed. Paying a little more wouldn't hurt either.



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