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US Jesco Reviews

Updated October 10, 2017
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Pros
  • You get to meet a lot of new people (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • You're a 1099 independent contractor even though you have no say in your hours or where you work (in 9 reviews)

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  1. "Demonstrating and Sales in a Retail Store"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Expert in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Sales Expert in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at US Jesco full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    My job is to demonstrate kitchen products in Sam’s Clubs and Costco. I enjoy my job because of the people i sell to. I love the live audience.

    Cons

    It is a full commission job, don’t get in a rut, that can hurt a paycheck.

    Advice to Management

    Advance scheduling could be better. Better communication.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Horrible Company"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director of Retail Promotions
    Former Employee - Director of Retail Promotions
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at US Jesco full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Absolutely None
    The owners of this company should be in jail for their constant unethical and often illegal business practices.

    Cons

    -Training is a joke or nonexistent after the first product.
    -Misleading hiring practices.
    -Pay is often late or incorrect.
    -They have been sued multiple times by their employees.
    -Company can't pay their own bills on time.
    -The 1099 is a joke, they treat and manage everyone as a full time employee but have everyone set as an independent contractor to get out of paying benefits.

    Best advice is to run away as fast as you can because this company and its business practices are horrible.

    Advice to Management

    Do the world a favor and close your doors.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Great if you like driving"

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    Former Employee - Salesman in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Salesman in Orlando, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at US Jesco part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    *Paid commission on everything you sell
    *Great job for performers/people persons with personalities of steel who won't get depressed while doing 30 minute presentations selling a product called Mr. Sticky at a store called B.J.'s.
    *Great during the holidays when people are looking to buy gifts.

    Cons

    *No reimbursement for gas
    *Traveled all over Florida, sometimes hours away from my house.
    *The feeling of being skeezy when you announce over the store's intercom to "Come to aisle XYZ for a free prize!" and you hand them a 3 X 3 inch microfiber lens cloth.


  4. "NOT GOOD!"

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

    Pros

    Ability to travel and work.

    Cons

    Management was awful and treated us unfairly.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Not my favorite job"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    If you are a struggling actor and need some experience or you're a college student who doesnt know any better or someone that has ample time to waste sign up (their application process) they'll take you.

    Cons

    Can't move up, but you do get around travelling the city to perform your act. Once upon a time they paid for your gas in travel, they also paid for your hotel expenses if you went out of state. They used to have a base plus commission option. Ņow they only have commission. Bummer. Their products break and to they guarantee a fix, good luck. I'm still waiting for them to fix mine.


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Company Closed-- Bankrupt"

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

    I worked at US Jesco full-time

    Pros

    The only good thing about this company is that it went into Chapter 7 Bankruptcy. They can no longer cheat their employees.

    Cons

    They have reopened under a thinly veiled company that does the same thing, named "The Pace Group." If you can find their website you'll see a picture of a bunch of people that haven't worked for Jesco in years. Let's hope this company either dies quickly or is called out for illegal bankruptcy procedures with Jesco.

    Advice to Management

    Find another company! You won't be getting a job with Jesco. If you like the abuse, contact Jay and he'll set you up with some stores.


  7. Helpful (4)

    "Look elsewhere"

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    • Career Opportunities
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    can create own schedule can be a fun acting job if you make sales and work all the time

    Cons

    it stinks that you don't get paid when a store has no traffic flow. Some places i drove around 80 miles and came acround at the time 5 miles short of the travel pay. The store had 3 customers in it the whole entire day. Go elsewhere where you get paid to work that hard.

    Advice to Management

    Value your employees by paying them more they'll stick around

  8. Helpful (4)

    "Stay Far Away From This Company"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Agent in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Sales Agent in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at US Jesco full-time

    Pros

    Experience. Never boring. Opportunities to meet interesting people.

    Cons

    Completely life consuming, shockingly dishonest, controlling employer. Consistently losing store contracts due to misleading paperwork. No insurance benefits (they tell you there are, but try asking. Then work there for a year and try asking again). NO GUARANTEED PAY regardless of whether you are at a store near your home or in a store across the country. Uncontrollable negative store situations for a 10 day run. Inferior products that I had to sell with a smile, knowing they would break within the month.

    Advice to Management

    Pay your employees. Pay them in full. Pay them on time. Do not deliberately mislead people during the interview. Reimburse your agents (at least PARTLY) for travel. Stop belittling, abusing, and taking advantage of the people who make you your money. Stop leaving fake, positive reviews on the internet so that you'll get more applications.


  9. Helpful (5)

    "Ridiculous company"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Opportunity to travel, and to meet cool people

    Cons

    This is a very bad company,
    From the time someone starts to believe their own lies, that person at has a problem
    All of the upper management lie to their "experts/agents " to get what they want. Please avoid this company at all cost. They cancel things last minute, everything with this company is last minute, so you won't have no other option than do what they have planned.

    Advice to Management

    Stop lieing to your agents, be honest and help them when needed


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Not worth the hassle"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Agent in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Sales Agent in Philadelphia, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at US Jesco full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I had a good manager. Money was good during the holidays. Weird but fun gig. I really liked the couple of people who stayed longer than a few weeks.

    Cons

    No base pay. You're a 1099 independent contractor, but you have no say over your schedule or products. You have to pay out like crazy come tax time. Shady reporting of numbers. Was often put in the same tapped store over and over again. No coverage for mandatory travel.

    Advice to Management

    Live up to your promises. Get some new store chains, fix up the quality of some of your products. Take the lies out of the pitch.


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