Brand Ambassador (Current Employee), Toronto, ON – March 29, 2014
Pros: easy job once you get used to it, payed by hour, great for extra income.
Cons: not very organised, sometimes you have to go to stores far away from you.
Good job for students or people looking for extra money, it's basically going to a grocery store and giving out samples - easy right? Think again, it's easy but don't take the job as a joke.
You're not only giving out samples but you also promote the brand/product and try to get people to buy it. You don't get fired for not meeting a quota every time – more... but you do get punished and eventually fired for being lazy.
One of the hardest thing I would say about this job is setting up in the mornings, most storage rooms that keep your supplies are messy and a pain. Convincing people of trying the product is not that easy as well, because, well, some of them are picky and closed minded about trying new things.The job is very mentally straining.
You are supervised by one of your co-workers' which are called lead demonstrators, your boss does not supervise you but does check on you now and then. Mystery shoppers from brand companies also check on your work and review you.
At the end of the day you pack and clean everything up, go home, do a survey and done!
P.s. hours are low on this job the usual hours you get are 6/day for both Saturday and sun but sometimes you can get thrus/fri too. – less
Product Ambassador (Current Employee), Bracebridge, ON – February 3, 2014
Pros: above average pay
Cons: next to no work, repetitive training, not much help especially when you may need/want it.
I find that this job hardly has any work for me to do. Not to mention that I am mostly in not always by myself. It came with no training, and if you want to help advance your training it comes out of pocket until they reimburse you. Not to mention that there is so much training that is a good thing BUT it get repetitive when you have to watch/listen – more... to the same thing over and over again. The job however does come with a hand book, but it is something that you have to print out from your own computer. I could go on and on, but at this point I really do not want to talk about where this company fails as a job for me. – less
Product Ambassador (Current Employee), Toronto – May 9, 2013
Pros: nice managers, fun team, flexible work
I have been working with this company for about 4 months now as a food demonstrator in Toronto on weekends. I work full time during the week and LAUNCH! allows me to pick and choose which weekends I want to work, which is great so I don’t burn myself out! It is a great way to earn some extra money! I do some online training then do my food demo and – more... have lots of fun doing it. I give out free samples to customers and encourage them to buy the product. Really fun work, a great team to work with too!
Part Time Product Ambassador (Current Employee), Grocery Stores – March 11, 2013
Pros: flexible, training, food cert training, steady work
Cons: none that i can think of
I found this job online back in the fall and was looking for something that I could do without having to commit to retails hours. Launch was a perfect fit for me (and now my sister too).
Training was online and easy, hours are sat & sun 11 - 5 (at my fave grocery store) and i get to sample new fun products. i also get to pick what shifts I want to – more... work - so i don't have to work every weekend - cool!
Some companies pay a little more, but this is permanent part time hours so i still make more in the end. The managers are super friendly, the company does lots of neat things outside of grocery too and i can work at any store across canada.
If you love interacting with the public and making them happy, this is THE company to work for.
Lead Product Ambassador (Current Employee), Hamilton, ON – February 17, 2013
Pros: the best district manager; very helpful, supportive, and always in a good mood. you set your own availability, so if you want to work only on the weekend to augment your present job, it is the perfect answer.
Cons: i don't have any cons.
A typical day starts a few days earlier with clear and professional online training. Upon arrival at work (which can be at different locations from week to week) you sanitize and setup your sampling station. Customers of the location come to you to sample what ever it is that you are offering that day. You tell them something about the product (information – more... is all in your training), offer them a sample, ask for feedback, and ask for a sale of the product. The most enjoyable part of the job is watching people try something for the first time and fall in love with it. It is really satisfying when the item being sampled is on sale, and you are distributing coupons. The customers love it and treat you like you gave them a gift. It is awesome! At the end of your day you clean up and put away your equipment. At home you complete your online survey of the day, and input your timesheet. All this fun, and you get paid, too. – less