Pros: sampling many products, great starting pay
Cons: no full time, no benefits, no raises, no advancement, terrible management, boring
I have to start out saying that I love the idea Crossmark has behind it, enabling people to try products before they buy them in bulk. There have been a number of products that I was given the chance to try out (as the demonstrator) and have found things that I really enjoyed when I wouldn't have had the chance otherwise. I think it's brilliant, cost – more... effective for families, and helps show people whats out there without them having to commit to something before trying it.
That said, my manager has been one of the hardest people to work for. He's on salary and ends up calling out more often than he's actually at work. He regularly ignores the paperwork part of his job due to his hate for administrative work, and leaves it to the leads who have their own plate full of things to do. WE end up not being able to accomplish our duties because we're too busy doing his and when brought to upper managements attention, it was completely ignored and dismissed. Because the RSE at my store was so relaxed, people got away with murder and the kitchen would become a disaster area on many days when the 3 or 4 responsible employees (out of 25) were on their days off.
It has great starting pay for a first time job, but there really is little excitement to the job, there's little room for advancement and there's no such thing as full time. You don't get any raises unless you're promoted and promotions are few and far between. There are no sick days, vacation pay, or any other benefits (aside from basic healthcare) unless you have a minimum of RSE position. – less