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"Can be a positive and negative opportunity..."

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Current Contractor - Merchandise Coordinator in Atlanta, GA
Current Contractor - Merchandise Coordinator in Atlanta, GA
Recommends
Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Winston Retail as a contractor (More than 3 years)

Pros

You can create your own schedule, work with some great brands, and learn a lot about the industry. The company has high standards regarding pay on time. You are always paid on time. With regards to the comment below about being paid late, most people with work experience have used direct deposit and are aware it takes a few weeks to kick in. This is not something new.

Cons

The great brands you work with sign contracts that they will not employee you in the future. However they do not inform you of this. You are not an employee of Winston and this could be a legal problem for them in the future. Additionally, I learned from a fellow MC that Winston will not verify you have worked with them on your future job applications.
There are two levels of pay for projects. The work required for the two levels is almost equal. The lower pay rate is below industry average.
Sadly as of recent some of the comments below are true and helpful.

Advice to Management

Stop making the FTMs do all the work.
Gather and make better use of feedback from out in the field.
Stop with the contest that never have winners. Either they don't really exist, or there is extremely, extremely poor execution. It doesn't go unnoticed.

Other Employee Reviews for Winston Retail

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Great for supplemental income!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Merchandise Coordinator in Fort Collins, CO
    Current Contractor - Merchandise Coordinator in Fort Collins, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Winston Retail as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great hourly wage working with some very elite brands. Extensive tutorials are offered as well as phone support. If more work becomes available in an area you are working in, you are given first dibs on the project.

    Cons

    You control when your time is scheduled, but it is usually expected within a given set of dates. Some of the reports are lengthy and the questions are redundant from visit to visit. Plus the website, where the reports are housed, seems to be dated and it takes a long time to upload photos and go through items that are not associated with your particular visit.

    Advice to Management

    Have a forum on your website where merchandisers can give feedback on what would make their jobs better out in the field.


  2. "Unprofessional environment"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Merchandise Coordinator in Houston, TX
    Former Contractor - Merchandise Coordinator in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Winston Retail as a contractor (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    There are no pro's for this company.

    Cons

    The training materials for this company is not up to date and they expect you to know the information that has not been uploaded into their Intranet website. Field Training Managers are the individuals you are suppose to report to, but they are never available to answer the phone. If you run into a problem at one of your visits, you are required to contact them right away. However, if they cannot answer, you are stuck at the store with no proper guidance, leaving you late to your next visit. They also have other contractors who review your reports. Sometimes the reports are not reviewed in a timely manner and you are not able to submit them for payment. There is no room for advancement in this company.

    Advice to Management

    Stop playing favoritism and start hiring professionals to get the job done right.

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