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Rose1954
Trainee

California
USA
8 Posts

Posted - 02/12/2010 :  08:05:19 AM  Reply  Reply with Quote
Good Luck Sherry! I'm fairly new to product demo and they hired me over the phone. Job Fair's were the following week in my area. Don't know which Sam's club is my "home" base yet, hoping it's the closest one. I currently have a full time job but I am considering retirement this June. Need to supplement my earnings for a few years and thought this would be a good way. Lots of on line training but I do have to say they have their act together. Let me know how your first month goes!
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YClayborne
Contributor

Gloucester, VA
USA
92 Posts

Posted - 03/10/2010 :  07:53:36 AM  Visit YClayborne's Homepage  Reply  Reply with Quote
I am so happy. I just got hired by Crossmark on the Data Collection area. I can't wait to start.

Yolanda
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Hillbilly Kathy
Member

Mammoth Spring, AR
USA
16 Posts

Posted - 03/11/2010 :  07:36:37 AM  Reply  Reply with Quote
I have worked for Crossmark in the past and was very pleased with them. I was recently transferred to the Sam's demos, but have turned them down since it is so far away from me. They are a great company to work for

Kathy
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Rose1954
Trainee

California
USA
8 Posts

Posted - 03/11/2010 :  7:00:46 PM  Reply  Reply with Quote
I started with Crossmark beginning of the month doing demos at Sam's. No complaints, they are very accomodating, pay weekly, provide training. So far it's been very enjoyable!
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JuliaS
Trainee

New Market, TN
USA
5 Posts

Posted - 03/18/2010 :  3:21:59 PM  Reply  Reply with Quote
I loved working for Crossmark here in Knoxville. I was part o fthe Walmart division and we did everything imaginabable.
Grocery is real easy, but baby food is not part of groceryb in Walmart. Do get a pair of gloves for working in the refridgerator cases though.
julie

Julia
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RobertH
Valued Contributor

Pinson, AL
USA
178 Posts

Posted - 03/20/2010 :  6:04:58 PM  Reply  Reply with Quote
I've been doing data collection for Crossmark for the last three weeks or so. It's not exactly the most fun work in the world- you're scanning UPC codes for several hours at a stretch- but, certainly compared to some other companies, they do have steady, regular work, the rate of pay is fair for work performed, and they do pay weekly. I wish the job had more hours, but things could be worse.

Robert
Over 30 years in the Field
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SHale
Member

Marietta, GA
USA
10 Posts

Posted - 03/20/2010 :  10:36:02 PM  Reply  Reply with Quote
I have been asked to join the Consumer Electronics Dedicated Team and the pay is less than 10.00 an hour. Is this the norm for a newbie and do you think it is worth it? It was also mentioned that there are regional meetings and that sounds like fun are they?

Serena
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RobertH
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Pinson, AL
USA
178 Posts

Posted - 03/22/2010 :  12:42:48 PM  Reply  Reply with Quote
The Data Collection team has two rates of pay- $8.50/hr for training, administrative time and drivetime and then $10.50/hr for actual time worked in store.

It might be that, since you've just started, that's the training pay rate and that, once you're in your stores doing the actual projects, you'll get the higher rate. I hope that's the case.

Robert
Over 30 years in the Field
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Sherry from MD
Member

Mechanicsville, MD
USA
13 Posts

Posted - 04/21/2010 :  12:35:14 PM  Reply  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Frederick_W

I was just hired for a 4 day a week positin Monday-thursday 8 hours every day. Its the Retail Surge position. I am absolutly thrilled with the weekly pay, and the guaranteed hours! I will update as I know more. I start this coming Monday! I am so excited!


Hi Frederick,
I was just hired for this division as well and wondered if you were still with them and if so how you like it so far? I haven't worked on a reset team before so this will be new for me. Any suggestions on what type of tools etc I will need? I will be working in the local Giants and am very excited.. they say 31-35 hours per week M- Th as well.
I would appreciate any info on what to expect.
Thanks so much,
Sherry

Sherry
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Beth Ellen
Member

USA
19 Posts

Posted - 04/21/2010 :  2:04:25 PM  Reply  Reply with Quote
I have a 6 in 1 screw driver I use, a rubber mallet and a stool are some must haves.

Beth Ellen
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Sherry from MD
Member

Mechanicsville, MD
USA
13 Posts

Posted - 04/21/2010 :  4:01:45 PM  Reply  Reply with Quote
Thanks Beth for the suggestions guess I will have to make a trip to Lowes...
Are you currently working for this division?
I haven't worked on a team before and am a little nervous about it so I was trying to find out what to expect.
Thanks so much,
Sherry

Sherry
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Beth Ellen
Member

USA
19 Posts

Posted - 04/21/2010 :  4:20:18 PM  Reply  Reply with Quote
I do regular merchandising for them. But when someone on one of the teams become ill or there is a large group of people leave I will come and fill in. I have done several resets in Food Lion, Giant and Walmart. Only thing about the grocery resets are I have short arms and it is difficult to get the shelves moved but there is usually someone willing to give a quick hand. That is what the hammer is for. Knocking the shelves loose and tight down. I also bring a finger nail file. A metal one for removing lables.

Beth Ellen
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Kamy777
Contributor

USA
57 Posts

Posted - 04/21/2010 :  4:46:30 PM  Reply  Reply with Quote
I was offered work in Sam's Club for Crossmark today. Does anyone working in the Event Specialist division now and is there any recent feedback on this company? Thanks for any info, pro or con.
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HelenD
Member

Henderson, Nevada
USA
25 Posts

Posted - 04/21/2010 :  5:39:48 PM  Reply  Reply with Quote
Excellant company to work for. Have been with them for almost a year. I am on the CRT team.

Helen Dobbs
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Rose1954
Trainee

California
USA
8 Posts

Posted - 04/21/2010 :  8:57:44 PM  Reply  Reply with Quote
I've worked for Crossmark as event specialist for Sam's since end of February 2010. No complaints, supervisor is great and willing to work with me on my schedule. Pay is weekly, direct deposit. And it's nice doing demo work for a company that supplies the demo cart, cooking utencils, etc. Only con will be when summer rolls around and having to wear long sleeve shirt, apron and cook next to hot oven. Not looking forward to sweating on the job.
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Kamy777
Contributor

USA
57 Posts

Posted - 04/21/2010 :  9:10:51 PM  Reply  Reply with Quote
Rose,
Thanks for the feedback on Sam's demos! It sounds good! You mentioned your supervisor is willing to work with you on your schedule - Is that the Supervisor at Sam's? Does he/she make the schedule or does Crossmark? I am hoping there is some flexibility in scheduling. The person that hired me said I may even be offered work Mon. - Wed. also. Just wondering how the scheduling is. Any additional feedback would be great!
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Rose1954
Trainee

California
USA
8 Posts

Posted - 04/22/2010 :  8:34:45 PM  Reply  Reply with Quote
Kamy
The supervisor is a Crossmark EE who supervises the store you are assigned to. I believe he is told what demos are due what day and then he sets the schedule up. Currently I am only available Friday, Saturday and/or Sunday, as I have another full time job. He is good about not scheduling me on the weekends I have other plans. I will be retiring from the FT job soon and will still only want to do demos 2 or 3 days a week but will be open to work on other days. I wish you well with you new job. I hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoy mine!
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CandeePal
Member

Flat Rock, MI
USA
14 Posts

Posted - 06/02/2010 :  7:30:23 PM  Reply  Reply with Quote
Does anyone know their pay rate?
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RobertH
Valued Contributor

Pinson, AL
USA
178 Posts

Posted - 06/03/2010 :  5:31:12 PM  Reply  Reply with Quote
As I understand it, various divisions of Crossmark pay different rates. Demo work will pay one thing, regular merchandising might pay another and data collection (what I do) pays something else again.

In my case, I am paid at one rate for drive time, training time and administrative time which is lower than my in-store pay rate. They do pay mileage, which seems to be becoming more and more a rarity these days but it's in the less than 30 cents a mile range- OK when gas is cheap but not helpful when it hits $3 and above. But when you compare those rates to what many companies offer- which is nothing- well something beats nothing, right?

As far as in-store time, my pay is north of $10/hour so I'm not going to complain. Pay is weekly, which is very nice. Most of the positions are part-time and the hours fluctuate wildly- and that seems to be true for all divisions. But I think that's as much a commentary on the merchandising industry as on Crossmark itself.

Robert
Over 30 years in the Field
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Robbie23
Member

Hyannis, MA
USA
17 Posts

Posted - 08/23/2010 :  3:41:05 PM  Reply  Reply with Quote
I was hired for the DCT with a promise of them switching to usb
for the handheld. I told them I didn't have a landline to begin with
and as I went to train, I was told the new handheld with the usb
is on hold. Anyone know if this has been an issue with any recent updates. Also how much in store training do they give. I know the on line training that was 2 hours paid should have been much more. Thanks
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