Field Marketing Rep - Financially Rewarding / Good Learning but Repetitive
Field Marketing Representative (Current Employee) – Hamilton, ON – 17 March 2016
The Field Marketing Representative job was a tough position especially since i had no sales experience. I was lucky enough to receive top notch 1 on 1 training and honed and development my skills.
As I improved, I was able to make some pretty good money at the job - working as a Sales Rep for Canadian Tire credit cards. In my first 3 months I made about $17 per hour but then when I joined the travel teams that went to more rural areas I was able to earn closer to $25 / hour.
One of the benefits of the job is that you really control your hours which means you can make as much money as you want / depending on how hard you work. There were some weeks where I worked 60 hours because I knew I wanted to take a week off to travel so I'd set goals to achieve the same money in a shorter period of time.
Some of the challenges with the job is that it is repetitive, the schedule is often only solidified a couple days before the week and that the retail stores we work in can decide whether we can work there or not.
Last - some of the negative reviews on this site are likely from people who struggled with generating sales and who made little money because of it. There is a commission component to most positions within and if you aren't performing, the manager will put you on a performance plan and coach you.
Pay, flexible hours, training
Repetitive sales approach, scheduling