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"Waiting for the other shoe to drop"

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Former Employee - Product Manager in Cleveland, OH
Former Employee - Product Manager in Cleveland, OH
Recommends
No opinion of CEO

Pros

the people are awesome the pay is market driven and the products are something to be proud of

Cons

Management is out of touch, can only manage up and have not concept of how to treat people

Advice to Management

Promote more women. Pay attention to the ideas below the manager level, get rid of some of the useless VPs and EDs and empower people to take risks; people are waiting to be laid off. Get in front of that.

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  1. Helpful (3)

    "All employees and management are friendly and professional, but the importance of a merchandiser is overlooked."

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    Current Employee - Merchandiser in Cleveland, OH
    Current Employee - Merchandiser in Cleveland, OH
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The flexability. For the most part, you can pick and choose the day and time you go into an account as long as activities are completed by the deadline. Working independently. Minimal creative freedom. At times being asked to come into HQ for testing or studies is a nice change of pace.

    Cons

    Management was not able to offer any advice on advancement opportunities. Simply was told to check the website for openings, which has never listed jobs requiring merchandising experience or requiring less than a bachelors degree. There is very little to no salary increases. I've had one salary increase in 2 years and still under $8 an hour. Also, there's not possible way to increase hours to 30 or 40 hrs a week, ever. The week after a holiday may yield a 40 hr week if you have 5 or 6 stores to service, due to changeovers. The following week may only yield 10 hrs for all accounts. The schedule for the week is given 1 day before the beginning of the week, not ideal for planning purposes.

    Advice to Management

    The responsibilities and accuracy required by a merchandiser to adhere to AG protocols and activity specifications does not even nearly commensurate the pay. Allow for mistakes, not meeting deadlines, going over hours, etc... OR increase pay! It gets annoying, to the point of being humorous, to hear Team Leads and Supervisors discussing where improvements need to be made to account metrics, but have no concrete answer on raises or career advancement. All this for a paycheck that can't even buy a week of groceries for a household of 4 people. Please take the hard work and accuracy of your merchandiser more seriously


  2. Helpful (1)

    "I was treated fairly and AG was a great place to work."

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    Former Employee - National Account Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - National Account Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Recognition for accomplishments and goals reached from upper management and department heads. Excellent benefits package and a fair salary for a National Account Manager.

    Cons

    Slow to move on decision making relating to account management and sales related activities. Layoffs were always a concern toward the end of fiscal year.

    Advice to Management

    Treat employees more like family and less like a number, lose to GE mentality of cutting the bottom 10% each year.

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