Apollo Retail Specialists

Apollo Retail Specialists Employee Reviews

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Pretty laid back work/life balance
Field Merchandiser Assembler In-home (Former Employee) –  Tampa, FL 3361919 October 2016
On time every morning, ready for work, ready for a new experiences, every day i learn something different, always follow manager order or instruction, i always had a good communication with managers. /
As for the salary fairly ok but is base on repairs, and assemblies done.

Management from Florida was constantly changing and never seemed to know what was going on in the field and very poor management.

As for the mileage rate using your truck to help them on short-time notice including long distant was base 19 cents which isn't the average. Overall there freedom but pay isn't comparable with work given at times.
Pros
freedom was there and no micromanagement
Cons
benefits could be better, mileage rate should be 41 cent
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Easy job with poor pay , poor morale, poor management
Customer service (Current Employee) –  Dallas, TX28 September 2016
Dallas office lacks good management. Manager brings dog to office of rainy days making it smell like wet dog because her dog is afraid of storms. Disregard for hygiene and allergies . Manager out more times a year than most emotes combined with numerous excuses tenured employees are late daily and manager doctors their time . Lots of favoritism for several employees. Manager speaks negatively about employees in dallas and tampa offce . No morale in workplace or respect the most difficult is there is lots of inappropriate talk of race and orientation thT is highly inappropriate for the workplace. Discussion of employees salaries as well and who receive raises and who do not. O many things wrong here that you can't list them all and no one to go to. He is in another state and should you go to them your job is jeapordized. Your forced to grin and bear it. Inappropriate dress. Employees come dressed very inappropriately most days
Pros
Simple job with decent hours and few weekends required
Cons
Poor pay non professional workplace no chance for advancement
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Do better apollo!
I really dont even know what my title was! (Former Employee) –  Tampa, FL15 September 2016
Pros: On-boarding process fairly quick

Cons:

Total of 3 assignments offered (8 month period), none I was able to complete - they would call a day before you needed to be at a particular place, each place more than 4 hours away

The portal where assignments are supposed to be posted was never used

Management unresponsive to email

I've had NO TRAINING....NO TRAINING

This company has no regard for people trying to make a living and care for their families. By the grace of God I already had a full-time ...great paying job and this just happen to be what I thought an way to make extra money.

Absolutely not. They do not care about their employees.

POOR MANAGEMENT
Debbi Sutton
Bob Davis
just to drop a few names
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work on your own
REGIONAL MERCHANDISING REPRESENTATIVE (Current Employee) –  Albany, OR2 March 2016
Apollo is okay. Not great benifits or hours kind of a take it or leave it attitude towards employees. so/so pay. I thought they were more of a straightforward company. I have not been given what promised so far.
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Bounce around all ove and rarely home
Merchandiser (Former Employee) –  Florida28 October 2016
Away from home for long periods of time. Not for a man with family. Very hard to do. But pay is good and travel is good also. Lots of new people.. it was a good experience.
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Lack of team work and work ethic
CSR (Current Employee) –  Dallas-Fort Worth, TX9 October 2016
Not a lot of team work. Jobs are not split up fairly some have way more wirk than others. Several get to be off the phone all day because of what their job has in it Some take advantage. Manager spends most of the day on her phone playing games and yelling out for people to get on the phone when it is busy same person akways called for extra hours even though there are several part time people
Pros
Easy job. Nice coworkers good scheduling for alternate jobs
Cons
Favoritism and lack of professionalism
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Worst Company ever
Assembler (Former Employee) –  California3 May 2016
This is by far the worst company I have ever worked for! They're communication/management skills are horrible! This company did a great job of wasting 3 months of my time. No communication whatever, I never knew what was going on any of the time, they never respond to calls or emails, schedule me to be places without notifying me, etc. I wasn't the only employee... the word among employees was the same, bad management and zero communication. Not to mention they were not up to date on CA employment laws. If you like a bunch of non-sense, this is the job for you! This company does not have a good relationship with its employees or their clients!
Pros
nothing
Cons
bad management bad comunnication
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Flexible hours but reliable transportation needed
Assembler/Fixture Installer (Current Employee) –  Sacramento, CA7 November 2016
Jobs would get sent to me through the website and I would be able to pick which ones to accept. I would drive to the assigned service location (in-homes or store locations) and assemble light fixtures/furniture in an allotted amount of time. Afterwards, I submit a report of the job and send in photos of my work as proof of completion.
Pros
Flexible hours
Cons
Lots of time spent on the road
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Don't waste you're valuable time applying for this company
Assembler (Former Employee) –  San Antonio, TX18 September 2016
Very bad management.
No communication whatsoever.
And the pay is horrible!!!
No pay for mileage.
Scheduled is whenever the work is there
It could be at night.
Pros
None
Cons
You won't make money working for this place.
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Its a starter and experience job.....Learn what you can and move on
Assembler (Former Employee) –  Killeen, TX14 October 2016
They don't pay you appropriately, and when you complain about it they slowly take you off jobs.
They try to write you up if you don't show up to jobs so make sure you keep track of the emails you send them cause half the time they won't respond then make it out to be your fault.
They don't communicate to each other or there workers.
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Productive and Independent work environment
RETAIL SERVICE SPECIALISTS- TEAM LEAD (Current Employee) –  Puebl, CO1 June 2016
- Responsible for providing the maintenance and planogram integrity to the many products and displays themselves for many major retailers. Includes cleaning, repairing and the assembly of sometimes entire new stores, basically anything the client requires.
- Flexible employee whom is able to appropriately handle any changes to the work load, such as; work hours varying, missing employees, planogram changes/modifications, delays with shipment, and general on the spot improvising.
- Self-Motivated and conducts oneself professionally with clients and other employees/managers at all times. Strives to make organization and great customer service a priority at all times.
- Use computers and internet daily to communicate with managers or co-workers as well as find, download, print, or send any necessary documents. Email regularly.
Pros
Traveling, Ability to advance fast
Cons
Inconsistent work load, not very many dependable co-workers due to traveling.
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Productive always busy
Ceiling specialist (Former Employee) –  Steubenville, OH3 December 2016
I really enjoyed working for apollo just too much traveling and not being able to come home, my team was pretty cool and the money was ok, I just didn't enjoy being in a different state every month without visiting home.
Pros
sight seeing in other states. Free hotel rooms
Cons
No breaks
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A good transitionary job
Assembler (Former Employee) –  Charlotte, NC13 July 2015
This company doesn't practice good communication, management to employees. There is never enough advance notice as to when you're are working until the evening before, making difficult to plan out your personal time.
Training is another issue. The furniture training was well handled giving appropriate amount of hands-on field experience. However, the other aspects of the company bikes, Office Depot and Lowes end you're given very little time to learn the job and understand what you're suppose to be doing. Often times playing the guessing game.
The pay was barely enough to cover living expenses and gas. You're paid per the piece built not by the hour as claimed. The times for each piece built is predetermined and if you take longer than the allotted time you're pretty much working for free. Just pray your car doesn't break down since you have to use your own.
This job is great to work at while looking for something that best suits you or to fill your calendar. But would advise against trying to make it a full-time gig.
Pros
Some flexibility
Cons
Poor milage compensation. Poor Communication. Nonexistent work schedule.
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The work is fun and always changing
Installer (Former Employee) –  Tampa, FL7 June 2016
Management of Employees is poor. people living near a location are sent across the country to work and out of town people are shipped in to for what could have been a local job. great job - poor employee logistics
Pros
Fun, always changing, travel
Cons
travel when it should not be required. sometimes a week between jobs.
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Good work place
Reset Specialist (Former Employee) –  Cleveland, OH10 November 2016
A typical day at work requires basic common knowledge. You may have to unload truck with forklifts or even pallet jacks. It's not an strainious job it's more laid back than anything. If you get on a good crew things will be smooth.
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Great for just something to do
Assembler (Former Employee) –  Tampa, FL30 November 2016
They provide you with training. You have to provide your own basic tool set. They will provide you will any special tools you need. You can make your own schedule for the most part.
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Misuse of pay
Reset Specialist (Former Employee) –  Tampa, FL3 December 2016
You must stay on management's case & also HR about the correct pay amount of per diem usually. Not necessarily hourly pay.
Pros
free rooms, lunches, traveling different areas
Cons
cross country traveling
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fun to work here.. and it real good hours
Retail Merchandiser (Current Employee) –  Tampa, FL4 March 2016
I have a great time at work .... learn new things... good to be in this field... I like working here it my best job... everyone works together... help each others out
Pros
free lunches
Cons
short breaks
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Installing electrical displays and training employees about product and helping customers
Vendor Representative (Current Employee) –  SC7 September 2015
The company is alright to work for if you like to be independent and like working with people in the retail market. Installing electrical displays in Lowes stores. The hardest part of the job is lifting product and being able to access supplies and display product. The most enjoyable part of the job is freedom of no supervisors and flexible start time.
Pros
You can work at your own pace and have little to no supervision.
Cons
No room for advancement, poor management communication, little to no reimbursement for auto, traveling, or tools on the job.
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sense of accomplishment!!
Merchandiser (Current Employee) –  Modesto, CA31 January 2016
Very satisfying at the end. When you leave a (now) store with customers at the door, knowing that less than two weeks ago, you stood in an empty building waiting for the first truck to arrive.
A lot of hard/team work goes into creating a functional well set store!
Im proud of what I do.
This company will be good to you as long as you do what you are hired to do.
Some times it gets slow but I have never had difficulty getting unemployment from Apollo Retail Specialists!
Pros
travel
Cons
could be steadier but thats to be expected working retail.
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2.9
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