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    Current Employee - Driver in Tyler, TX
    Current Employee - Driver in Tyler, TX

    I have been working at Ben E. Keith full-time (More than a year)

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    Pros

    This is a challenging job. I like the people I work with including most of the sales men. It is a good work out you have to really work at staying hydrated. They have a really good retirement plan if you somehow live long enough to enjoy it.

    Cons

    The warehouse is awful they continue to make the same mistakes everyday very frustrating. Maintenance is the worst I've ever seen you will be working with dangerous equipment. Some of the sales staff are out of control making unprofitable decisions blaming you for everything and pitting you against the customer in general creating a lot of undue stress and misery.

    Advice to Management

    Need to look at the computer system that cubes these trucks. Why have a 28' trailer place 200 or so cases on 2 pallets in the freezer crushing and damaging cases pallets falling over and have enough room in the back of the trailer for 6 more pallets. Makes no sense at all.
    Maintenance is terrible trailer need to be ready to go when driver gets them. I do not carry around a complete tool kit to fix these trailers. I have enough on my plate already.
    The salesmen need to be reigned in. Minimum orders need to be required. Accounts need to order on certain days to make the routes easy to manage.


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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at Ben E. Keith.

    Interview

    Called to check on status of application, Asked to come in next day for interview, interviewed by Supervisor and Training Supervisor. Phone Call two days later to take drug test and physical, three day orientation out of town.

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Ben E. Keith Awards & Accolades

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America's Largest Private Companies, Forbes, 2009
America's Largest Private Companies, Forbes, 2008

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Website www.benekeith.com
Headquarters Fort Worth, TX
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 1959
Type Company - Private
Industry Business Services
Revenue $2 to $5 billion (USD) per year

Ben E. Keith is your bud if you like eating out and drinking brew. Through its beverage division, the company delivers more than 1,000 beer brands to retailers in about 60 Texas counties, and it is also one of the largest Anheuser-Busch distributors in the nation. The beverage unit also distributes sodas, energy drinks, and water. Ben E. Keith's food division offers more than 20,000 fresh and frozen goods (including meats, seafood, produce, and dairy) as well as restaurant equipment and supplies. Its customers include restaurants, hotels, schools, and other institutional... More

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