Product Sales and Demonstration (Former Employee) – Maine – 1 December 2017
Was a decent job, helped pay the bills while in college. Typical day involved set up, product counts, cooking product and talking about said product. Once you learned the routine it became kind of mundane. My biggest complaint was not getting my paycheck when I should, because the person in charge didn't submit the paperwork on time or at all. My next biggest issue was showing up to do a demo and the store did not have any product to demo or sell. They no no longer do their own demos.
Operation Planner (Current Employee) – San Lorenzo, CA – 10 October 2017
Aidells Sausage Co was a great place to start my professional career. My direct manager was a huge influence in my maturity in the workplace. He provided the guidance to succeed while also allowing the autonomy to work and learn individually.
Demonstrator/Promoter (Former Employee) – Moline, IL – 11 December 2015
This company has a upscale product. No clear path for advancement, or wage increase. Job entails that you must haul everything for the demonstrations. Good and Bad. Good you don't have to wrangler stores equipment. Bad the stuff is hard on your vehicle.
Demonstrator (Current Employee) – New York, NY – 8 November 2015
Yes the job pays 14 an hour and yes you get commission if you sell an insane amount. It is very unrealistic to sell over 50 packages of sausages and meatballs that are priced ridiculously high in a matter of 6 hours and some of the stores they send you to are near dead no one coming in and they question why you aren't selling enough and than don't believe you when you tell them the stores they're sending you to are extremely slow and its impossible to sell if nobody's around. They will also accuse you of not liking the product and that is why the people don't like it but if you tell them something like people say they don't like the taste or its too expensive you get accused of not liking the product and get compared to people who go to extremely busy stores. If you're a person who loves sales and you're great at sales than this "job" is probably for you but if you are sent to slow stores every weekend and don't sell enough you're going to get accused of things and your boss will be very rude to you.
the pay I guess
little hours, unrealistic sales goals, get talked down to, get compared to people who have been doing it for years, dumb boss
Brand Ambassador (Current Employee) – San Lorenzo, CA – 21 October 2015
Fun job to have. Great boss. Really straight forward working environment. You're giving free samples of a product that can sell itself and is much healthier than pork alternatives. You get to be the hero each and every weekend. Not a bad gig.
Product demonstrator (Former Employee) – East coast – 13 September 2015
As a product demonstrator I made about 5 trips from my house to the car loading the necessities into my trunk to do the demo in the intense heat of summer and the bitter cold of winter. The demo could be 1 to 100 miles from home, paying mileage reimbursement after the first 50 miles are driven. Once I found the store I unloaded the car in the grocery store parking lot using a store shopping cart that I arranged the kit pieces in methodically for all things to fit in one cart. I entered the store and greeted the meat dept staff and I asked where did they want me to set up for the demo. I set up the table, 8' foot umbrella, crock pots, skillet etc the way the company outlined. I took inventory of the product on the shelves and in the walk-in freezer, then purchased 4 or 5 packages for samples using free coupons provided by the company. I cooked the product and I invited as many shoppers as possible to come and sample the product using a script provided by the company. When the demo was done I cleaned the crocks and skillet and packed everything away in the totes provided and I left upon getting a signature from a store rep or the meat dept. manager. Finally the demo was done when I submitted a demo report by email, or fax on my own time upon arriving home. This process was performed one to three times over a weekend Friday through Sunday depending on how many assignments I was given and there were some weekends when no assignments were given but I was expected to work three weekends each month.
Work independently, Slightly appealing starting hourly wage, An outgoing personality is welcome
$14.00 an hour doesn't adequately compensate, Shoppers cite high sodium & high price for not buying item
Demonstrator (Current Employee) – San Lorenzo, CA – 6 April 2015
I have worked for Aidells for 3 years and I love it. You cook up samples of sausage and meatballs for customers. Starting pay is 14.00 an hour you get a 50 cent raise every 6 months up to 16.00 and you get commission. You work Fri, Sat and Sunday but the pay is worth it.
Starting pay 14.00 an hour. No one looking over your shoulder.
Sales representitive (Current Employee) – Maryland – 21 March 2015
Independent sales job. Would travel to a different range of grocery stores. Set up a table and taste test products and must reach a goal everyday. Dealt with a wide range of different people and learned how to sell and converse with new people. Manager would visit your store about once a weekend and re-fuel supplies that you need and discuss any problems your having but for most part no coworkers.