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  1. "Good company - some issues"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Merchandiser in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Merchandiser in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Select Merchandising Services part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    National company with opportunities for advancement
    Caring Supervisors
    Helpful HR department

    Cons

    Very physical work
    Strict work schedules

    Advice to Management

    More support/recognition for field employees


  2. "i just started with this company"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Merchandiser in Fort Worth, TX
    Current Employee - Merchandiser in Fort Worth, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Select Merchandising Services part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I can listen to my music while working

    Cons

    not pail or on the clock until I get there and when I arrive its hurry up don't go over allowed time. NO training by management you are shown very quickly by a coworker

    Advice to Management

    train correctly and notify us sooner and not at the last minute that a store needs covered as management they are aware ahead of time of a store not being covered we should be to


  3. Helpful (3)

    "Worst merchandising company ever"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Merchandiser in Sacramento, CA
    Current Employee - Merchandiser in Sacramento, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Select Merchandising Services part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Low pay. Good if you are on some kind of assistance and dont want to make a lot. No danger of any increases in pay either,

    Cons

    Poor leadership, no training, no support. Just recieved an email from the company that they are reducing all wages of everyone in the company by 3.75%. Was only making $9.00 an hour as it was. They keep promising they are going after more business and things will improve. So far there is no evidence of that. They cannot decide on a name for the company and it has changed several times. This company is owned by a Canadian billionare who is very successful so it is really baffeling as to why he is allowing this company to go downhill at an alarming rate. It is quite obvious that he either has no interest in the company or this is simply a tax write off for him. The senior management i would not hire to mow my lawn. They are entirely incompetent. Its too bad really. it could be a really great company but it is being run into the ground really fast

    Advice to Management

    Start building the company up. There are some really great people that work there, but they are becoming disillusioned by some very questionable business practices. If your intention is to run this company into the ground then I say Great job. You are right on course. But if not I would suggest you re evaluate your failed business plan and start a new one.


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  5. "After being there several years, we were told the company is losing money and we all got a pay cut."

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

    I have been working at Select Merchandising Services part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    I like the people that work in the stores that I service.

    Cons

    Low pay and no hope of a raise.

    Advice to Management

    Pay your people a decent wage.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Not bad, but not good, either"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Merchandiser in Lafayette, IN
    Former Employee - Merchandiser in Lafayette, IN
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Loved the customer interaction- had customers coming in just to see me
    Great store environment- made some friends
    Decent pay

    Cons

    Poor training- only received 3 hours worth
    Poor leadership- would rather take word of store emploee over merchandiser w/ proof

    Advice to Management

    More training, better communication, more store visits with merchandiser, no need for store employee to "babysit" merchandiser-make more store visits


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Easy job"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Part-time Merchandiser in Anna, IL
    Current Employee - Part-time Merchandiser in Anna, IL

    Pros

    Higher than minimum wage. Easy merchandising job.

    Cons

    Limited hours. Doesn't always pay mileage.

    Advice to Management

    You have to move to promote.


  8. Helpful (5)

    "Intentionally HIGH TURNOVER, have not received paycheck owed."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Store Merchandiser in West Palm Beach, FL
    Former Employee - Store Merchandiser in West Palm Beach, FL
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    I was hired for a job and liked the physical aspect of the job.

    Cons

    No training, no organization. See the reviews for "The News Group"...the brother company. The manager can barely speak or write English. He spoke non-stop for two days while working at lighting speed. This was the training. We worked with receiving clerks to check product in and out and they could not understand this manager. Clerks also warned of having seen 10 new faces in their store within 7 months of 2011. No help from manager, just antagonism. Most people are gone within a month. Received no reply from corporate headquarters when I questioned field supervisor's behavior. No positive words ever from manager.

    Advice to Management

    It appears from "The News Group" reviews that your company needs remodelling from the top down. Don't know what's going on, but in this economy, it's a poor choice to hire good people and move them through a revolving door. From the top down: Organize, communicate, train, give positive reinforement, value emplyees with actions and raises. Good luck!


  9. "Great Company"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    Work your own schedule, as long as your done by the date/time you need to be, that alone can make this job worth it! Hard & honest work - but not too hard!

    Cons

    Really just that it's not great pay, but it's not bad pay either, depends on what your needs are, training was ok... found I had a lot of questions while on the job, but I think that's true of a lot of jobs/companies.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "no good"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    none.......it is no wonder they cant keep anyone for this job

    Cons

    rude mgm.....................do you think being rude will get you anywhere............not a chance

    Advice to Management

    don't be thinking you are over me.........................will never happen


  11. "Great place to start"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great place to start, good people. The breaks were good and the coffee was free. Excellent bosses very helpful

    Cons

    Company is growing and comes with problems, communication and keeping people informed are challenges.


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