Apollo Retail Specialists Employee Reviews

Sort by: Helpfulness | Rating | Date
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Busy workplace with good hours
Merchandiser (Former Employee) –  Commerce City, CO17 January 2018
Apollo Retail is a good job if you don't care to live in motel/hotel rooms for months. You are always required to travel so if you like to travel and live in hotel rooms the job could be perfect for you.
Was this review helpful?YesNoReport
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
na
District Manager (Current Employee) –  Multiple15 January 2018
I honestly cannot review this company in a positive manner. Too many inconsistancies and lack of communication.I would rather not be a party to negative review. I would not negatively say anything but I also would not recommend this work place
Pros
na
Cons
na
Was this review helpful?YesNoReport
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
No The Best Company If You Have A Family
Retail Merchandiser (Former Employee) –  all states10 January 2018
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.
Was this review helpful?YesNoReport
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Assembly of office furniture and in-store displays.
Merchandiser (Current Employee) –  Tyler, TX28 December 2017
The work is enjoyable, but it doesn't pay much. Ok for someone who doesn't have to rely on it as their only source of income. They pay piece rate for furniture assembly. Estimated assembly times are not reasonable, but they won't let you fall below minimum wage. You will need your own car, and they don't pay for travel time or mileage unless it's more than 60 miles each way, or between assignments.
Pros
Good for someone who doesn't like to work in the same place every day.
Cons
Working late on some days, and no work on other days.
Was this review helpful?YesNoReport
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
If you like to sit in rush hour traffic without being paid....go for it.
Assembly Technician (Current Employee) –  Tampa, FL28 December 2017
This job requires a lot of travel. If you do not gauge your travel time and the items to be assembled, you will not make very much income. Traffic is always time consuming while on the way to jobs. Will likely not be paid for travel time.
Pros
pay
Cons
enough time to finish assignments.
Was this review helpful?YesNo 1Report
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Great job.
Merchandiser (Current Employee) –  Tampa, FL27 December 2017
Loved being able to work by my self. Management is always telling employees good job. I previously traveled with this company. The per diem is very good and they put you in nice, clean hotels while you work on location
Was this review helpful?YesNo 2Report
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Fast Pace
Merchandising Specialist (Former Employee) –  Tampa, FL20 December 2017
I really enjoyed working for this company. It was fast paced and always busy. I was always working with my hands . I was able to help my co workers who were new and unfamiliar with reading a plan-o-gram
Was this review helpful?Yes 1NoReport
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
fast pace and extensive travel
Senior Project Cordinator (Former Employee) –  Tampa, FL18 December 2017
long days or nights which varied by location which changed every three weeks. hotel life is a must. all over the country. energetic and just full of excitement.
Was this review helpful?YesNo 1Report
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
High Stress, Long Hours
DM (Current Employee) –  Tampa, FL18 December 2017
This job would be great for a single person. Chances for advancement beyond a Team Lead are slim as the positions are limited. Once you advance beyond a Team Lead your workload significantly increases, as do your hours so you must be able to balance family and work time in an efficient manner. That being said, management is great.
Pros
Competitive pay
Cons
Long hours, no real days off
Was this review helpful?Yes 1NoReport
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
bad employer
Service technician for the lighting (Former Employee) –  Port Orchard, WA30 November 2017
cutthroat employer I do not recommend anyone to work for this company. Their office depot and office max furniture builds only pays you one quarter of the time it takes you to complete the job and you have to pay your gas to get to the site.
Was this review helpful?Yes 3No 1Report
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Management is horrible and training is bad
Bicycle Technician (Former Employee) –  Tampa, FL16 November 2017
You literally get thrown dates to arrive at a location at a specific time to be trained on your first week only to be trained by someone who has no idea they have to train you or any knowledge of how to train you. After that you better learn fast and catch up on how to do things on your own. There is hardly ever communication with the managers.
Pros
Work alone
Cons
No paid lunch Poor Paid travel expenses no communication
Was this review helpful?Yes 1No 1Report
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Good place to work with opportunity to travel
Merchandiser (Current Employee) –  Erlanger, KY15 November 2017
Apollo offers opportunities to travel for varied projects lasting from 1 to 6 weeks. Projects range from new store sets to remodels to department resets., I love the variety! Work hours can range from a one day, 8 hour job to 10+ hour days for multiple weeks. Crews/teams are not defined so you usually don't know who you will be working with or their skill level, unless you have worked with them in the past. Nights and weekend work is common. Inconsistent work means an irregular income, which is normal for most merchandising companies. The downside of this seems to be that some workers try to "Milk the clock" by working slowly, inefficiently and inaccurately, which is frustrating. Team Leads do not have the authority to exit a worker from a project, so slow, poor work must be tolerated. Finally, one never knows when or where they will be scheduled next, and must be ready to travel at a phone call. If you like the unpredictable, don't need a "regular" income and can travel and stay with people you've never met, this is the place for you!
Pros
Project variety, travel, overtime opportunity
Cons
Inconsistent work, unprofessional Team Leads, lack of communication from Schedulers and Management
Was this review helpful?YesNo 1Report
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Not Happy
Retail Specialist (Former Employee) –  Tampa, FL9 November 2017
They would neglect to send all equipment used to complete jobs and then expect you to compensate for their job not being done like unloading a steel truck by hand.
Pros
It's a job
Cons
They give no raises and work you like a dog.
Was this review helpful?YesNo 1Report
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Job was great , with the exception of Company standing behind their empoyees
Field Service Rep (Current Employee) –  Jacksonville, FL8 November 2017
This company DOES NOT and WILL NOT STAND BEHIND THEIR EMPLOYEES AT ALL.

They Do NOT offer their full time employees medical benefits , paid time off nor vacation
Was this review helpful?Yes 3NoReport
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
If you love to travel, this is the job.
Project Manager/Senior Team Lead (Former Employee) –  Mooresville, NC31 October 2017
If you work hard, do all the things your supposed to do, show initiative, there are plenty of opportunities for advancement. You will be traveling all the time. i've visited 48 states with that job. I had to leave for family reasons, if not I would still be there.
Was this review helpful?Yes 3NoReport
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Good place to work.
Team Lead (Former Employee) –  Charleston, SC27 October 2017
Apollo is a good place to work. The people are easy to get along with and very personable. The work can be hard at times, but overall the job is pretty easy. The hours are good, but sometimes they will reduce their hours based on contracts that they have.
Pros
Hours and pay.
Cons
Not dependable with hours given.
Was this review helpful?Yes 2NoReport
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
when we where out of town we would go look at the mall
Merchandiser (Former Employee) –  Tampa, FL25 October 2017
the job was ok we got to travel to different places they pay for r food and are hotel they pay for miles. but if car breaks down they can care least no car now job
Pros
30 min breaks
Cons
sometimes we didnt take it
Was this review helpful?Yes 1No 1Report
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Fun work at your own pace
Merchandiser (Current Employee) –  Tampa, FL12 October 2017
Freelance private contract work, great job to have if you like to travel, the pay is great. You meet people from everywhere, they pay for hotel stay if you're traveling
Pros
Pay
Cons
Maybe out of work for weeks waiting on contracts in your area
Was this review helpful?Yes 1NoReport
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
ok if you like to drive alot and pay your own expenses
Retail Market Specialist (Former Employee) –  Tampa, FL8 October 2017
I worked for this company for many years. It was great before it changed owners. Once it changed owners, it started to go downhill. They were placing alot of work demands on the employees with no more compensation. The cost to travel all over was extremely expensive and they kept increasing the amount of miles you would have to drive one way before they would pay any mileage. The only other issue with this company is they hired people who had NO clue how to properly wire displays and when you would say something to management, all they would tell you was to "fix it" instead of making employees attend proper training from an experienced employee or personnel. The good thing about this job, they have openings all over the country. This company was also involved in a class action lawsuit due to not properly paying employees for the work that they did.
Pros
openings all over the country
Cons
alot of traveling, no expenses covered
Was this review helpful?Yes 5NoReport
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
No hours, Slow response from management.
Merchandiser (Current Employee) –  Ohio5 October 2017
I've been employed there for 4 months and have only had 1 assignment - 3-4 hours per MONTH. The paperwork you need to print to complete the job cost you more than the job pays.
Pros
none
Cons
very few hours per month
Was this review helpful?Yes 3No 3Report
Claimed Profile

Want to know more about working here?

Ask a question about working or interviewing at Apollo Retail Specialists. Our community is ready to answer.

Ask a Question

Overall rating

3.2
Based on 126 reviews
5 stars
4 stars
3 stars
2 stars
1 star

Ratings by category

Work/Life Balance
3.0
Salary/Benefits
2.6
Job Security/Advancement
2.4
Management
2.9
Culture
3.0