Baker Distributing

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Baker Distributing Reviews

Updated Jun 22, 2014

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2.6 8 reviews

67% Approve of the CEO

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Carole J. Poindexter

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43% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Baker Dist. is a good HVAC wholesale supply house that has branches and sister companies all over the country.

    Territory Sales (Current Employee) Atlanta, GA

    ProsI have enjoyed the freedom of my outside sales position in the Atlanta market. And I really enjoy the people I work with.

    ConsAt times it feels like Baker is just too big. It can take a long time to get things done. There are too many VP's in the corporate office.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    I Use to love working Baker, not so much now.

    COUNTER SALES (Current Employee)

    ProsPay and benefits are OK.

    ConsThey are turning the company in to telemarketers, and we know how much people like telemarketers.

    Advice to Senior ManagementEmployees are sick of sales, sales , sales everyday. Customers do not want us calling them everyday with new specials. We do work in the Hvac/r business and people don't have time to answer calls from us everyday. Focus more on employee development.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    The worst of the worst

    Service Center Manager (Current Employee) Birmingham, AL

    ProsIt is employment is about the only redeeming value this company has for it's employees

    ConsUpper management gets brilliant ideas and pushes changes and then after a month or two looses interest for another huge brilliant idea from people so far out of touch with actual field level sales it is tragic.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFire every single person in corporate and get people in these positions who have actual field level sales experience. Plus the old saying it takes money to make money. When constricting branches to save by running them so lean if one person calls in sick you only have one person at the branch is ridiculous.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great place to work

    Service Center Manager (Current Employee) Birmingham, AL

    ProsEasy computer system to learn and very good product line offering. Great customer retention also with great marketing backup. And great overall communication.

    ConsCentral ordering through a distribution center by people who have no idea what your local stock levels should be. Limit of $250 for branch managers to buy goods without going through a buyer.

    Advice to Senior ManagementAllow branch managers more of a say in what their branch stocks and the levels of inventory. Also split up the larger zones into smaller ones.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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