Apollo Retail Specialists

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Apollo Retail Specialists Employee Reviews

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A good transitionary job
Assembler (Former Employee), Charlotte, NCJuly 13, 2015
Pros: Some flexibility
Cons: Poor milage compensation. Poor Communication. Nonexistent work schedule.
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.
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Enjoyable
District Manager (Former Employee), Florence, SCMay 6, 2015
Pros: Healthcare
Cons: Lack of communication, Favoritism
A typical day at work was scheduling, calling or answering phone to employees.
I learned how not to treat employees
I learned how not to be as a manager
Co-workers were alright
The hardest part of job was trying to build a professional relationship with your boss, as specified we all needed to do.
The most enjoyable part of the job: When a project was executed and implemented in a time matter and within budget
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bad management and cheep
Team Lead (Current Employee), Walnut Cove, NCMarch 23, 2015
Cons: everything
Apollo requires you to buy your own tools (bike assembly tools cost from 200 on up to 500 for the bike stand) they also require you to drive hundreds of miles a day with little pay only paying .25 cents a mile after you drive 120 miles for the day. seem to always be cheating you on your pay, hard to prove you are missing pay due to how the pay stub read out is.
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would rather go on welfare than work for this company again
lead Assembler (Former Employee), New jerseyMarch 22, 2015
Pros: nothing
Cons: terrible management. ..
Terrible!!! No raise , no promotion, no advance in this company! !! Work is slim because company keep loosing contract. ..1 day of training and you are to be put out there. ..
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Another Day at Work
Installer (Former Employee), Leesville, LAMarch 21, 2015
Everyday was the same thing. With a few changes here and there. Learned the plan o grams better to place on the shelf and items accordingly. The co-workers were friendly. The hardest part was holding the shelf and placing it correctly. Most enjoyable was learning where the things go and what items were new.
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no growth potential
District Manager (Former Employee), Tampa, FLMarch 19, 2015
Upper management looks at field team as disposable employees.
many folks would be hired for local jobs and left on call for upcoming work for months at a time
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Construction, steady paced job with new stuff to learn every day
Crew Leader (Former Employee), Tampa, FLMarch 1, 2015
Pros: per diem, travel pay, overtime
Cons: no stable place to stay in, moved every 3 months to a new state
Built gondola's and all item's inside a Super Walmart. Got pushed up to crew leader with in a month of working. Supervisor was great and very detailed on what needed to be done.
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Not employee friendly
Retail Specialist Team Lead (Former Employee), Phoenix, AZNovember 22, 2014
Apollo Retail Specialists does nothing to help their employees. I would not recommend any self respecting person to work for this company.
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I was able to travel a lot
Senior Team Lead Merchandising (Current Employee), Chicago, ILOctober 15, 2014
Pros: gas mileage, great people to work with
I love doing resets. I was able to travel alot to different parts of the country.
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Variety of jobs
Retail Merchandiser (Former Employee), Phoenix, AZOctober 2, 2014
It was nice to be able to travel but got old after a year. Learned lots of different skills while employed here.
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Interesting and challenging company.
On Call-Sub-Contractor (Current Employee), Pueblo, COJuly 2, 2014
Pros: challenging, team work, unique, technologically advanced
Cons: travelling, overnight hours.
Apollo makes for a very exciting job by offering a different and new experience each store we visit. This allows our team to stay alert and involved in providing great services to our clients rather than the usual mundane operations of other clock in-clock out type businesses.
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Don't Ever Work Here!
Reset Specialist (Former Employee), Tampa, FLApril 29, 2014
Pros: helping customers
Cons: long hours, long periods away from home, little pay and no room for advancement
Nothing about this job was enjoyable. Long hours, little pay and long periods away from home. Management seemed to only care about themselves and how they could hit their bonuses. Co-workers always complaining about the same things never getting any resolution. Good luck getting paid what you work for with this company. Paycheck were rarely correct.
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Better Than Nothing
N/A (Current Employee), Dallas, TXFebruary 13, 2014
It's a tough industry, but the people who work at Apollo are what makes it worthwhile.
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stable and you are on your own
assembler (Current Employee), Tampa, FLDecember 13, 2013
fun job to do, variety of different things to assemble. good working conditions
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Continuous on the job learning.
Senior Team Lead (Current Employee), Louisville, KYDecember 9, 2013
Pros: great network of superiors.
Great communications with superiors. Outstanding set of tools and instructions. Co-workers are easy to train,
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WELL PAYING FUN JOB
Retail Specialist (Former Employee), Tampa, FLNovember 28, 2013
Pros: pay, ease of job, people i worked with.
Cons: no ins. not enough work/hours.
WORKING FOR THIS COMPANY WAS GREAT AS FAR AS PAY.IT WAS A DIFFERENT JOB EVERY TIME.I LEARNED HOW TO DO RESETS AND DISPLAY S AND REMODELS.I ALEN THE SO DID DEMONSTRATIONS FOR CERTAIN PRODUCTS.I GUESS THE HARDEST PART WOULD HAVE BEEN THE REMODELS,SIMPLY BECAUSE THEY SHOULD HAVE BEEN CALLED CLEAN THE STORE JOBS. MOST OF MY CO-WORKERS AND MANAGERS WERE EASY TO GET ALONG WITH.THE BEST PART OF THE JOB??? WELL I GUESS THAT WOULD BE T IT WAS A DIFFERENT JOB EVERY TIME IT WASNT BORING OR REPETITIVE AND THE PAY SCALE WAS DIFFERENT ACCORDING TO TH.E JOB YOU DID
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Temporary position
Fixture Installer (Former Employee), Tampa Bay, FL/ work site in Butler,moJune 15, 2013
Pros: decent pay
Cons: temporary
Work was steady for 3wks. Kept busy, learned fixture installation in many area's., management ok, co worker's ok, Hauling heavy items, and recieved our breaks.
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Spotty
Install Technician (Current Employee), RichmondMay 7, 2013
Pros: amazing compensation: mileage, time for travel, per diem.
Cons: no guarantee of work.
Expect to be on the road for a week or two at a time - there will be no breaks - and some days you barely have enough time to get six hours of sleep between the hassle of checking into a hotel and being on time for the next job. Once you do have some down time, expect it to be for a while. There is no guarantee of work, where it will be, or how long before the next job is available.
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Store retail resets, building shelving, moving products and pricing
Retail Merchandiser (Former Employee), 48621 Hayes Rd., Shelby Township, MI 48315April 4, 2013
Pros: it was fun.
Cons: n/a
It was an easy job. We built shelving for products. We moved the products to a new location and put the new pricing on it.
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Travel if selected
Merchandiser ext (Former Employee), EverywhereFebruary 24, 2013
Pros: get to travel, and meet amazing people you thought youll never meet! see places youve never been!
Cons: no benifits, screww you when they get the chance!
Please people, Do not Apply for this Apollo Comapany as they will Screw over! Ive been in this company for 3 years, and they always switch thier company names, ext.,,They will only have work for you for only a little while. Its Quick cash and Bail out! you Learn and get tons of experience, and promised to get a raise after 3 evaluations! My peformance was on the top, and im still at what i started out with! (after like 5 evaluations) They will keep you on the BACK BURNER as they will Hire Locals instead! (why not keep the experienced on the road?) They say they will call you if anything or any – more... jobs are availible! (bull shiat) they have plenty of jobs all year long and only select the ones that has been working for apollo for years if your lucky! If you claim Uneployment, They will say you got FIRED so you wont recive benifets when your out of work! About 6 years ago they got sued for not paying thier employees! This comapany will screw you Over! Ive been out of a job for 9 months now expecting someone to put me back on the road! And when you call them, theyll burn you off! saying, No Jobs avialible!( when i see Tons of job listing for apollo!) Please dont get Suckered in! Its only good if you need quick cash! I do Not recomend anyone to Apollo retail because they do Shady things along the way! I hope Apollo is reading this! As they can Blow on my left nut! Ive spoken with MANY MANY apollo retail Employees(Whos not working because of apollo anymore) Nothing but the same thing ive said! I was Promised work, and Now im Broke because of thier promises! – less
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Headquarters
1234 Tech Blvd
Tampa, FL 33619
Employees
5,001 to 10,000
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Apollo Retail Specialists website

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