Acosta

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Acosta Reviews

Updated November 20, 2014
Updated November 20, 2014
370 Reviews
2.8
370 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • This particular position offers good work/life balance and the work itself is rewarding (in 22 reviews)

  • Flexible schedule, good communication with account managers (in 32 reviews)


Cons
  • there is very little room to grow and not mention no raises (in 33 reviews)

  • No security yiu can be taken from fulltime to part time in the blink of an eye (in 19 reviews)

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  1.  

    A fun interesting job for the most part

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Retail Coverage Merchandiser in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Retail Coverage Merchandiser in Denver, CO

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

    Pros

    i got to meet new people everyday and also they have good benefits for full time employees. its pretty independent i didnt see my unit mgr often

    Cons

    there are no raises at all and the mileage reimbursement keeps being reduced more and more. they were overwhelming with adding so many new stores to my route while wanting everything done in the same amount of time

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    get out in stores so they can see how long things take

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great Company to Work For

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Retail Coverage Merchandiser in Rockmart, GA
    Current Employee - Retail Coverage Merchandiser in Rockmart, GA

    I have been working at Acosta part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The pay is great, you don't have a boss constantly looking over your shoulder, and flexible scheduling.

    Cons

    Don't expect a raise, too reliant on computer technology, and you very really see other co-workers or those in a higher position of authority.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It would be awesome if the company would stop saying yes to anything their main client wanted and take into consideration the employees they have and their current lifestyle.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Easy pay

    Current Employee - Retail Coverage Merchandiser in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Retail Coverage Merchandiser in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Acosta part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    The pros of the job are all of the independence and freedom along with some decent pay.

    Cons

    Can be very lonely and boring.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more consistent and direct with instructions

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Hang in there!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Acosta part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    The work schedule is flexible, I have the ability to be creative and make a small difference to my customers and clients. I enjoy the daily change in surroundings. The job is not complicated however you can create personal challenges.

    Cons

    The job training is very fast and your are then thrown into the field to "wing it" The tools given to do the job are outdated (new and improved are right around the corner) Mileage reimbursement is not that great. This job can be very frustrating in the beginning. Working in the field without the material needed to preform the task is challenging. Once information and material are received the job duties start to make sense.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend more time training, Provide a better understanding of the job responsibilities.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Job of the freaking year

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Retail Merchandiser in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Retail Merchandiser in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Acosta part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Excellent people and bosses work here.

    Cons

    Have to buy your own materials

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Winn Dixie merchandising

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Merchandiser in Fort Myers, FL
    Former Employee - Merchandiser in Fort Myers, FL

    I worked at Acosta part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great company to work for! Worked in Naples and Fort Myers Winn Dixie locations. Provided detailed information on what to wear, what to bring. Friendly co-workers and lead person.

    Cons

    I found no cons for this company at all and would be more than willing to work for them again.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    something to think about

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Acosta

    Pros

    hours and flexibility are a plus

    Cons

    The salary and pay can be better and more competetive

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    pay equitably to market and area

  9.  

    Too much running with little guidance

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Acosta part-time

    Pros

    I had a great supervisor who would come on site to help me if I had trouble understanding projects.

    Cons

    The team members I was placed with were very unhelpful often and didn't care to collaborate.
    Upper management worked my boss hard and that soon fell onto us reps.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    not what I expected

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Acosta

    Pros

    very nice people to deal with

    Cons

    they dont give enough hours

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep part time to 31 hours
    and give us more work ?!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  11.  

    Employee respect

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Field Staff in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Field Staff in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Acosta full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Work with a variety of people at store level. Insurance available. Vacation, sick time, some holidays.

    Cons

    Absolutely NO raises EVER, this company does not even match what the retailers you work in everyday do for yearly wage increases. Insurance premiums are very high for the number of employees. Poor communication from upper management to lower. Reactive instead of proactive. Where most companies have mandatory drug tests for employees, Acosta seems fine with the breath test, if you can breath you are hired. No accountability for bad work from other teams, upper management does not want to know, and will state "just keep quiet." This company is growing very fast, but by acquisition alone, not by quality work. Computer systems, etc. not keeping up with the influx. Perks becoming more and more limited. Interesting though, the majority of reviews state low pay, but most approve of CEO, as if only lower management decides who if any get raises, bonuses, or perks.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your employees with RESPECT. Your field staff are the ones making you or breaking you. $10.00 to $12.00 an hour for the majority of long term employees should be an embarrassment to this company. Focus less on acquisition, and more on improving your existing accounts to keep them. If you want to be known as a leader in the industry, act like one. If you treat your people well, they will stay, instead of the constant turn over this company has. You pay more to consistently train new hires, than it would cost to keep the good employees you already have. Accountability starts from the TOP down.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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