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Leisa
Star Contributor

USA
530 Posts

Posted - 03/04/2005 :  10:33:37 PM  Reply  Reply with Quote
Is anyone employed with this company that can provide valid feedback?
I would like to hear/read feedback before I continue.
Thanks in advance.

JoeMazz
Member

Deptford, NJ
USA
12 Posts

Posted - 03/05/2005 :  02:39:15 AM  Visit JoeMazz's Homepage  Reply  Reply with Quote
I have many friend who have worked for RGIS. They have had no complaints, and felt the work was flexible. They are a reputable company and many department stores in my area use their services.
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.HaroldLP
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Syracuse, IN
USA
242 Posts

Posted - 03/05/2005 :  06:25:31 AM  Visit .HaroldLP's Homepage  Reply  Reply with Quote
I am a manager for RGIS out of their Southeast region in their new merchandising division. They have been in the inventory business for close to 50 years and have over 45,000 employees.

We are working on the CVS/Eckard reset project. I spend 9 days in the store then 5 days off. Managers are on salary while the merchandisers are hourly. They are one of the most reputable, honest companies around. The pay is well above average always on time, and benefits are excellent.

All expenses are covered in advance via an Ecard and company CC, the managers also have a laptop from the company and a cell phone paid for. All travel is by plane with a rental car for use while in the stores.

The Inventory division is run much the same, has been around forever and is used by over 400 of the Fortune 500.

Bottom line is you can't go wrong with them.

ETA: To apply send an email with your resume to dist330@rgis.com they will then contact you for an extensive phone interview, then for an inperson interview. Be aware the positions do require a lot of travel, all company paid. Normal is 10 days out then 5 days home, all travel is by plane with a rental car and hotel provided.

Current positions are for Crew Managers and Assistant Crew Managers, experience in merchandising, setup, POGs, blueprints etc is required in order to be considered. Pay is excellent, with superb benefits, they expect a 110% commitment and give the same in return.

Their web site is http://www.rgisinv.com, most of the info there is about the Inventory side of the company. Merchandising is a brand new division, as a result an experienced merchandiser is very valuable to them.

Harold Perkins
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DeborahH
Star Contributor

BC
Canada
804 Posts

Posted - 03/05/2005 :  1:55:35 PM  Reply  Reply with Quote
I worked for RGIS in Canada a few years ago, after christmas, there was alot of inventory to audit, had to get there by 6am and leave when you were finished. After about a month, the inventory became less and less, then no more but they said that didn't do any mystery shopping anymore
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Elsie
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Camuy, Puerto Rico
USA
444 Posts

Posted - 03/05/2005 :  4:51:30 PM  Visit Elsie's Homepage  Reply  Reply with Quote
I work for them as an auditor. Right now I am an assistant team leader. Inventories are hard work. The hours can be insane and the work infrequent. It really depends on where you live. Inventories can start at 5 or 6am or at 9pm. You have to be willing to travel (again., depending on the area) and work long hours at times, or work only 2 hours. While it is sort of flexible, sometimes inventories get canceled or scheduled at the last minute, and there goes your schedule for the week.

Shopping Puerto Rico! I wanna merchandise too. Help!
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RisNJ
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NJ
USA
34 Posts

Posted - 03/29/2005 :  10:35:53 AM  Reply  Reply with Quote
I worked for them during college and loved it. Made lots of friends and the pay was good. Hours were tough though as they were either early morning or late night. And there were weeks with little work and weeks with tons of work. But all in all it was good.
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MindyG
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Goldsboro, NC
USA
251 Posts

Posted - 03/29/2005 :  12:39:46 PM  Visit MindyG's Homepage  Reply  Reply with Quote
I used to work for them as an auditor. Like Elsie said, sometimes it's really hard work. The hours can be really early or really late. And there will be some times that the work is very sporadic, they have their busy times and their slow times. But the pay is pretty good and advances quickly, and if you have to go out of town they always provided transportation so you wouldn't have to drive or use up your gas. And if you did have to drive and took other auditors with you they would reimburse you for the travel. All in all, it's not a bad company to work for.

Mindy Godinez
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Lori CA
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Los Angeles, CA
USA
105 Posts

Posted - 07/25/2005 :  7:34:30 PM  Reply  Reply with Quote
Does anyone know if RGIS still has a mystery shopping program, or has it been discontinued? It is listed on their web site, but there is no link about it. Any info is appreciated. Thanks.

MSPA Gold Certified
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Elsie
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Camuy, Puerto Rico
USA
444 Posts

Posted - 07/26/2005 :  07:57:30 AM  Visit Elsie's Homepage  Reply  Reply with Quote
Lori, look up the office that is closest to your zipcode and give them a call to ask. Not all the offices do merchandising or mystery shopping. Some are just exclusively inventory.

Shopping Puerto Rico! I wanna merchandise too. Help!
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SAnne
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CA
USA
79 Posts

Posted - 07/27/2005 :  11:35:50 AM  Reply  Reply with Quote
I worked for RGIS a few years back. They paid very well. I did mostly inventory at grocery stores and small retailers. Most jobs were in the late evening. Also I was required to drive to smaller towns. Sometimes I was required to drive other associates. Finally my husband told me to stop because of the possible liability. I don't remember getting reimbursed for driving others but I may have forgotten if I did.

MSPA silver certified!
Breast cancer survivor
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Elsie
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Camuy, Puerto Rico
USA
444 Posts

Posted - 07/27/2005 :  5:33:05 PM  Visit Elsie's Homepage  Reply  Reply with Quote
You are supposed to get paid for driving others. As for liability, you are still working for the company until you drop off your last passenger. Thus, if you get into an accident, RgiS insurance is supposed to cover you, provided of course you weren't drunk or something.

Shopping Puerto Rico! I wanna merchandise too. Help!
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KrisM
Inactive

USA
297 Posts

Posted - 07/27/2005 :  5:59:14 PM  Reply  Reply with Quote
I hate to add some negativity, but I worked for them in college. I must have had a REALLY BAD crew leader, because it was AWFUL! When I was trained I was told to count how many cans up and back, and just multiply. I couldn't believe they wanted me to just calculate a number! I know from experience that not every can is pulled forward every night during the straightening process. There could be holes in the back.
The crew leader was mean and rude. I only worked with them a month cause I couldn't stand the boss and couldn't just guess my counting, it's inventory for crying out loud! You don't want to give the store an incorrect count!
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Elsie
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Camuy, Puerto Rico
USA
444 Posts

Posted - 07/28/2005 :  06:40:45 AM  Visit Elsie's Homepage  Reply  Reply with Quote
The accuracy of the count would depend on what the store wants and the type of inventory being performed. Walmart for example, allows a 1% error margin except in certain areas, like jewelery, electronics, and other high priced areas. However, in a grocery store, they just want to know how much money is in each department in order to compare sales vs. inventory on hand. The Gap has a 0% error margin because of the size of the store and the small amount of merchandise. The Gap and similar stores have to account for every piece of merchandise in the store because of the way they have their system set up. You can count the cans one by one, but it is not necessary because there is already a margin of error that is allowed, thus you can calculate based on multiplying. You wouldn't be able to do the same when counting tshirts in JCPenney's though.

Shopping Puerto Rico! I wanna merchandise too. Help!
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Janice-NoVA
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Reston, Virginia
USA
300 Posts

Posted - 01/21/2008 :  4:28:33 PM  Send Janice-NoVA an AOL message  Reply  Reply with Quote
Does anyone do audits of drug reps working for this company? I would like more information about this part of their business.
Thanks for any information.
Janice Porter

Janice Porter
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Leisa
Star Contributor

USA
530 Posts

Posted - 09/14/2008 :  12:58:45 PM  Reply  Reply with Quote
I am also interested in this info as I learned today that they took over a larger account from another company that I use to work with.

Updates please!
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.Rhonda Reid
Inactive

Carrollton, Georgia
USA
25 Posts

Posted - 12/01/2009 :  5:26:07 PM  Reply  Reply with Quote
Can someone give me some recent feedback on this company? I see they are hiring and I am very interested. However before going through the application process I would like to know if it's a reputable company, is pay decent and what type of benefits do they offer? Is this independent contractor work or are you hired on as an employee? Thanks in advance for your input...
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MarlaB
Star Contributor

Attica, IN
USA
2780 Posts

Posted - 12/02/2009 :  04:15:24 AM  Reply  Reply with Quote
I worked for them over 10 yrs ago, doing inventories. If they are still the same, the pay was regular and on time. I had to give it up due to the kneeling part. Nothing regarding the company. It was just alot of physical up and down.

Marla
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MaryRod
Star Contributor

El Centro, CA
USA
542 Posts

Posted - 01/16/2010 :  02:16:58 AM  Reply  Reply with Quote
I worked with them also for a few years, you're an employee, part-time and it's like seasonal work when the stores do their inventory once or twice a year. Hours could be a few on some days and alot on others depending on how large the store is, also could be as many as 30 people working it and many are fast. You use a scanner to scan the SKUs or use a counting machine like a ten-key, you'll have to learn to use it without looking and counting in groups...like a stack of cans you figure out how many there are.... three high, four accross and there four rows of them....(48?). At times we'd start work at 5 am. and if you have to travel a distance like 200 miles you meet and drive in a van together at 3 am. Work is mostly when the store is closed before or after. At times they'd work 2-3 stores in one day, smaller stores with a large group of people. In a city they have alot of work and the faster you are in counting and keying in the higher your pay could be. When I was hired they had an oreintation and gave out a math test on counting like I mentioned above and test you with the 10 key counting machine if you can key without looking at the keys....... Count with your eyes without touching the merchandise and key in with you fingers at the same time. It's a skill to learn. if you can do it you may love the job.

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Marilyn B
Valued Contributor

Buffalo, New York
USA
188 Posts

Posted - 01/17/2010 :  08:46:07 AM  Reply  Reply with Quote
My son worked for them a few years back. Turns out he got a notice from a law firm and is part of a class action suit against this company now. It seems that he was supposed to be getting paid for his travel time and wasn't. It seemed funny to me, because most people don't get paid to drive to work, but I guess it has something to do with meeting at the home office first, then driving to the location. Anyway, this lawsuit has been going on for years already, every once in a great while he gets an email from the attorneys. Maybe by the time he's ready to retire, (he's 28 now), he'll have a windfall waiting for him, HaHa!! Until then, he hasn't quit his day job, lol.
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Beth in TheWineCountry
Valued Contributor

CA
USA
161 Posts

Posted - 02/15/2010 :  2:32:10 PM  Reply  Reply with Quote
Has anyone had pharmaceutical audits through this company? I did one through a different company and long story short found out that the pharmaceutical company is hiring RGIS to do the follow up audits...

TIA

Beth

Gold Certified shopper happily evaluating
the North SF bay area
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Laura_In_Az
Star Contributor

Tucson, AZ
USA
286 Posts

Posted - 02/15/2010 :  8:12:48 PM  Reply  Reply with Quote
Marilyn B: I worked for RGIS briefly, probably 27-30 years ago. They worked you hard. We were doing an inventory in a big box store and I finally took my own break after 5 hours. (I was in New York and you were entitled to one by then.) Taking a break was not popular and I stopped working shortly after. If I remember correctly, the driver of the car pool got mileage but none of us got time for the drive. I calculated and it wasn't cost effective. If I remember correctly (again-27-30 years ago!!!??), if you drove yourself (no one else in the car) they wouldn't even reimburse you! I hope all that has changed and everyone working for them now is fairly compensated. They have been around for a very long time and are a very reputable company.
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