Roots Sales and Merchandising
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Relaxed but stressful working place

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If the company can pay their employees fairly or Market related Roots would be the bast work place. The amount of work that one is expected to do is soo much and for soo little money. You can't not expect a person to work using his own car and get paid less than R4000 a month.

Pros

Short working hours

Cons

Very low salary
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Good for entry level experience

It a great company to work for, if I can have an opportunity I would go back, give experience and exposure to field sales and the work is easier and doable you just need to understand the trade then you will be okay

Pros

You must do promotions

Cons

But they don't want to give promotional items you must fight for customers
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Worse working experience of my life.

Worse working experience of my life. Managers do nothing and so to do the staff. Everyone is just okay earning peanuts. I was in senior management and the company is very un ethical and not to be trusted at all. I wouldn't recommend this company to my worse enemy. Managers just don't like to see you succeed and are very jealous. Luckily I made like x5 my salary indipendently while working here. They can't stand to see people wearing expensive clothes and driving expensive cars. I can't help it if I was born to be fancy.

Pros

You'll literally have nothing to do but take pics of where you are, The liquor sells itself. Proper halfwits do this job and make commission

Cons

Your best interest is not at heart, the company is extremely racist from the way they've made me feel personally, You constantly have to put your neck on the line to make peanuts and the company doesn't care, The sales manager made a lady go to work on the day of her child's funeral, yet there is a gap rep in place for situations like that, Don't waste your time, that's why I'm taking out time from my life to try to protect innocent people, This company isn't going to last long especially when the main client finds out, what they've really been up to.
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The team I worked with was cooperative but I had to work on loyalty since they had no loyalty

Due to high paced work environment it was strenuous for every one. It needed individuals with strong emotional intelligence. I installed resilience, team work on my team and loyalty. My superior had an iron feast with made my team to be not loyal &:scared to be at work.At least on my short tenure I was able to take them from least performing team to the best performing team in the country in sales.

Pros

None except that there was a chance to catch up work on weekends

Cons

There was no off except if you had no promotions on weekends
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Marketing industry

Its was to work under that company only problem we were using our own transport in job to visit the customers in some rural areas and promoting the brand

Pros

Provide with uniform

Cons

12 hours
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Productive and fun

Must have a car and they give little money to maintain ur car. They u alot of work to complete and they also pay little salaries is a good company but they pay a little

Pros

Work on ur own pace

Cons

Long hours
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Using your own car till it breaks

Their salary is very low R3800 a month.Your car drives around on unroadworthy roads. It's impossible to even make their commission. Outlet owners don't like having roots reps in their outlets

Pros

Weekly petrol

Cons

Your car will eventually breakdown
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Wasnt happy at all

Not worth working for them,only good for work experience, They make use your own car but can't help u fix it when broken while salary is low low low.

Pros

N/a

Cons

N/a
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Good for gaining work experience

Good for gaining work experience. Gained experience with working with customers. Being a team player. Taught one how to handle working under pressure.

Cons

Traveling on unworthy roads
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No benefits, bad company

Poor managerial skills, they make sure u always feel invisible each an everyday,thrz no growth,they dnt see talent nor potential, unfair treatment, salary is bad
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exciting and challenging

the working Hours were not bad at all, they offer great commission and you work with an established clientele then if your current clients aren't giving you the desired sales you have the ability to look for more clients on your own and add to the database. simple system to report back to work and colleagues are very helpful

Pros

working without supervision and traveling

Cons

stressing about fuel for the car
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Productive

I was enjoying working at Roots my problem was my car it was not good.And i was working around rural areas and they were not close.Some times i was struggling with the network just because I was in rural area

Pros

Good uniform

Cons

Long hours
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Fun place to work at

The problem I faced at this company was my manager and their inability to notice potential in someone. Otherwise I was happy at my department. Left due to unfair treatment of employees.

Pros

None

Cons

Cold workplace
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