Core-Mark

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Core-Mark Reviews

Updated January 15, 2015
Updated January 15, 2015
23 Reviews
1.0
23 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Benefits are good will always have a job they can't afford to lose drivers (in 3 reviews)

  • Met with some great people from the Accounting department (in 3 reviews)


Cons
  • hard work ,long hours and warm in the summer (in 4 reviews)

  • Fairly high turnover over employees, probably due to the limited room for advancement (in 3 reviews)

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Core-mark is the worst possible place to work for ever, I would have rather been flipping burgers and making more $

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Core-Mark

    Pros

    The only good thing about that place was they had new tractors that's it.

    Cons

    Management sucked they had the slightest clue what was going on out on the road, the pay was crap the lumpers who make a little about minimum wage were making a lot more then the drivers and the drivers had 20x the amount of responsibility, core-mark takes customers over employees and freight over employees. With the amount of hours you work you could make more money flipping burgers. They like to run the driver illegal by making them go into sleeper birth but work the whole time tell your co driver is out of hours so you work 22+ hrs at a time. For the ones who are to blinded to see it but core-mark pays you on a sliding scale per mile so you make nothing.. I would not recommend this place on my worst enemy.. I'm glad I got out of there and went to do line haul where I'm home every night making 80k a year. Core-mark makes it sound good in the hiring and interview to sucker you into there crap work with there crap pay.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    This is the most dysfunctional company I have ever worked for.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Corona, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Corona, CA

    I worked at Core-Mark full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    There are none. There are none. There are none. There are none. There are none. There are none. There are none.

    Cons

    They have been sued numerous times for multiple illegal infractions. Nepotism runs rampant within this organization. Drug use among Core-Mark employees is a wide-spread problem. My only advice is to stay away from this company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Open your eyes

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 4 people found this helpful  

    Easy WORK!!!!!! All Managers make it harder on you!!!!!!!!!!!!! Treat you like you're in 1st grade

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Truck Driver
    Current Employee - Truck Driver

    I have been working at Core-Mark full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Weekends off! BONUS at the end of the year.

    Cons

    Mangers are always hovering and checking your every move on their computer system. As soon as you do something wrong they call you on the spot. Spying on you by the computer to see your speed limit, time windows and stuff even though you don't get paid by the hour you still have to wait for the time windows. Management makes it very hard for the employees to do their work with all their micromanaging. If only they put in that much effort to make our jobs easier and not harder!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Just let the drivers do their job and that's it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 3 people found this helpful  

    It's a one-sided road, so if you aren't willing to brown nose, then there's no chance to get promoted to a better position!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Merchandiser in Corona, CA
    Former Employee - Merchandiser in Corona, CA

    I worked at Core-Mark full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The benefits were just ok.

    Cons

    It was like squeezing water out of a rock! I did everything right, customers adored me. But since I was not willing to kiss anybody's butt, then I had no chance of getting promoted. Between not enough equipment & unhappy customers, this company is getting 1 star, really they deserve zero stars because all the people who are in charge have no inclination as to what they are doing. This is the worst company I've ever worked for! I mean put a bunch of monkeys in charge & they'd do a much better job! I just can't believe they've been around over 100 years, it just blows my mind.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of all in charge & put some new people in there that know what they're doing. And stop promoting people into management positions just because they're good close friends/relatives of someone else who already works there. Because when you do this, it shows that "it's not about knowledge, experience or hard work. But about who you know". And that's the worst way you can run a company! Why do you think there's such a high turn over rate? Oh just one last thing. Do more for your employees other than a once a year Knott's Berry Farm picnic to show your appreciation for them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    old boys club

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in South San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in South San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Core-Mark full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    co-workers whom have stuck around with no bonuses, no incentives, no back-bone to search for their own job.

    Cons

    100+ year old company, with similar policies, attitudes, and ages of management. Zero-training, high level of unprofessionaism, most manager/execs would not be hired at any other company due to lack of actual management skills. Moved on up to their positions by sticking around. Pay is sub-par.
    Penny-pincher with zero budget, running a bare-bones operation, while the incompetent execs and upper management collect salaries and stock options.
    You CANNOT put overtime even though you will work it, they will not pay.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    New execs/management that are actually well-educated and under 50
    proper training
    better treatment of employees rather than seem like a burden
    its not 1888 its 2014!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 4 people found this helpful  

    They need some serious help

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Delivery Driver in Plymouth, MN
    Current Employee - Delivery Driver in Plymouth, MN

    I have been working at Core-Mark full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    The pay and benefits are great. You are out on the road delivering by yourself which makes life easier.

    Cons

    There is no training structure. There is no room for advancement. Equipment is often broken and not repaired. Favoritism runs rampant with middle management. No responsibility for mistakes taken by management. All safety bonuses were taken away. Communication is non-existent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a clue. The upper and middle management need to learn how to actually manage a department and division.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Doing things the Coremark way is synonymous with an expletive... you get my point right?

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Supervisor
    Former Employee - Supervisor

    I worked at Core-Mark (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, I can say they have an all around good insurance program. The offices and breakrooms are clean.

    Cons

    I used to be a positive person before I started working for this company. I soon realized there was a cultlike attitude with upper management. You have to swear allegiance to a group of sensitive, ego maniac managers that live and breath Coremark. Now let me say, I am passionate wherever I work, but I begun to loathe the environment. They push and prod middle management along with frontline workers whilst offering no support. And don't dare disagree with one of them or their egos will crumble, and you'll be marked. At least one good thing comes from this, I'm now reevaluating my life, goals and searching for a different career. This company could be so much more if management got behind their team instead of prancing around barking orders and sending snarky emails. Even the poor pay would be just a bit easier to deal with if you had a strong leadership base.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in UPPER management professionalism and leadership training, as well as middle management. But trust me that its needed at the highest level per division.
     Actually invest in real training, for all departments at the division level. This company has the poorest training program I've ever seen.

    Stop justifying bad behavior because you proclaim the numbers "are good". Support middle management and your frontline. Stop referring to people as stupid, stop picking on people who disagree, stop communicating in emails like highschool children, stop trying to talk everyone into drinking the coolaid. Lead by example and be open to suggestions and feedback.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 4 people found this helpful  

    Not a fair competition

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Driver in Spokane, WA
    Former Employee - Driver in Spokane, WA

    I worked at Core-Mark full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Benefits are good will always have a job they can't afford to lose drivers...bad attitude = driver of the year...

    Cons

    Pushed to work illegal and management turns the other cheek. Bad moral.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve moral with fair compensation

    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Want-a be- fortune 500 company

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Core-Mark full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Co- workers, health benefits. Weekends off(most of the time).

    Cons

    Everything else. If you have worked for any other company you will soon find out they are one the worst companies out there. You work all holidays except Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years. The companies pays for little and expects you to pay any other misc-job related expenses. You work long hours(expect 10 hr) for the pay you receive is miniscule. Upper mgnt. couldn't give 2 craps about you. If you make a minor mistake, they expect you to fix it, even that requires you to drive 2 hours out of your way, rent a moving truck, or work on your days off. I am A LOT HEALTHER now if am gone . BEWARE!!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You either have people who are power-hungry narcissists or people who only care about the bottom line so you can collect your bonus. Until then the exodus will continue and you continue to bring in garbage

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    dissapointing…..

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Core-Mark

    Pros

    If you're looking for a job with a strong company with no regard for the individuals it employs then this is the company for you.

    Cons

    Unnecessary stress and a lack of moral culture. Top management of this company either doesn't know what goes on at division level or doesn't care. I suspect the second after several insightful conversations with human resources in San Francisco. It's sad when a company has the potential to be great but misses the mark due to a few bad apples.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Now that your most talented employees have either elected early retirement or have left you for your competitors, maybe you'll wake up and find more value in the human beings that work for you. Stop paying your customers to continue to buy from you. It's a lot more expensive, it devalues your organization and it's highly illegal….

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