Core-Mark

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Core-Mark Reviews

Updated November 3, 2014
Updated November 3, 2014
52 Reviews
2.7
52 Reviews
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Tom Perkins
11 Ratings

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.  

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

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    • 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
  2.  

    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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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
  3.  

    old boys club

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
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  5. 1 person 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
  6.  

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

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
  7. 1 person 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 an 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
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Want-a be- fortune 500 company

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    • 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
  9. 1 person 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….

  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    This is by far the worst place I've ever work for. Your better off working at Wal-Mart or McDonalds then this place.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Freezer Stocker in Wilkes-Barre, PA
    Former Employee - Freezer Stocker in Wilkes-Barre, PA

    I worked at Core-Mark full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Pay (that is if your single, don't have any bills, have no kids, or any kind of outstanding payments)

    Cons

    By far the worst company I've ever worked for. I worked 3rd shift as a freezer stocker. Oh man, where do I start? The work/life balance is awful. For over a month, I worked 9 P.M - 7:30 A.M 6 nights a week. On your only day off, forget about doing anything since you're so exhausted. The Management is garbage. It was me and two other people. One guy didn't even bother to work in the freezer like he was supposed to, he went out in the regular warehouse, so when it came 5:30, those two guys left and I was stuck picking up their slack. Forget about trying to get work done anyways. Each aisle was filled with pallets. What are you supposed to do here? I can't get to my picks, I can't move the pallets because it's freezer items so my space is limited. What does management say? do the best you can. Great Management.

    All the other shifts would overlap each other, people and pallets were everywhere so it was nearly impossible to do anything. Forget about driving a forklift through there.

    Speaking of fork lifts, need a battery change? be ready to wait up to two hours. All the people certified to change a battery never wanted to do it. This was a nightly ritual for me.

    Overall Core-Mark is a horrible place to work for. After 3 months of torture, I finally said "forget it" and took my chances and never went back. I found a different job the following week and my life has never been better.

    Avoid Core-mark like the plague. Management doesn't know how to manage. It's un organized, the people are always in a bad mood (who blames them?) it's just not a fun experience. I left Wal-Mart to go work at Core'-mark and by the 3rd week I regretted it. If your company is so bad that it makes you regret leaving Wal-Mart, then you know you have problems.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nothing. I really hope this company goes out of business and the unfortunate employees there find a better job.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Dysfuntional, Unorganized, and living in the past. An overall unhappy enviroment from top to bottom.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Whitinsville, MA
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Whitinsville, MA

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

    Pros

    Compensation is reasonable, car benifits are good

    Cons

    Far to few employees to keep up with the competition and the workload

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop putting 30 year olds in positions of authority. There career is the focus not doing what best improves the company

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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