Acosta

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Acosta Reviews

Updated March 2, 2015
Updated March 2, 2015
420 Reviews
2.9
420 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)

  • Acosta has nice management and stability, ability to make flexible schedule (in 30 reviews)


Cons
  • there are no raises at all and the mileage reimbursement keeps being reduced more and more (in 36 reviews)

  • No security yiu can be taken from fulltime to part time in the blink of an eye (in 20 reviews)

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  1.  

    A decent company to work for.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Acosta

    Pros

    Training and instruction is easy to come by. There are a lot of ways to learn about different aspects of the job and even future opportunities.

    Cons

    Management can be difficult to work with. My supervisor treated each employee very differently based on the value they brought to the organization.

  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    Will never go back !!!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Retail Coverage Merchandiser in Little Rock, AR
    Former Employee - Retail Coverage Merchandiser in Little Rock, AR

    I worked at Acosta

    Pros

    Meeting new people and Easy work

    Cons

    Not enough hours or enough for travel expenses and poor management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It was sad for me to have to leave this company I really enjoyed my work and I took much pride in my work. There were times I would get switched around and have to fill in at other areas which was fine with me but when I got my stores back it would really be in bad shape as to certain calls that were to be done several times a week and as long as you were a certain people you got away with it. It got to the point where I would take pictures with my cell phone of the results of another person working my store to be sure it didn't come back on me. Depending on you were would depend on what stores you were assigned to that didn't make sense at all when other reps lived closer to some of the locations. The companies that hire Acosta to do work for them (Hostess...ect) should really look into what kind of job some of these reps do for Acosta because Im here to tell you it's hurting your sales really bad when the job is not done correctly and the rep could careless if your product is expired or even if there is any inventory to stock. Acosta needs to make sure the Unit Managers they have are capable of training their reps I had to learn a lot on my own which made it frustrating at times. I did however enjoy my work for the most part this was my first experience in this field of work and I am currently looking to continue to do this type of work for another company and hoping for a much better experience and with someone I can stay long term with.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    I've learned a lot.

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

    I have been working at Acosta (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Working for a broker gives you the opportunity to learn several brands across various categories. The work can be grueling but satisfying.

    Cons

    Brokers historically do t pass as well as manufactures and I've found this to be true.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No bonus two consecutive years. This is bad for morale. Otherwise not too much to complain about. Managemement keeps employees connected through town hall meetings..

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Mostly OK with all

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Manager Assistant - BMA in Bentonville, AR
    Current Employee - Business Manager Assistant - BMA in Bentonville, AR

    I have been working at Acosta full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    I have learned a lot.

    Cons

    Do not get paid very well.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need better training opportunity

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    Best CPG training program out of college!

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

    I worked at Acosta

    Pros

    Hands on exposure to retail, marketing, and sales aspects of the consumer packaged goods industry.

    Cons

    Slow pipeline for advancement and low bonus structure

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good people to work for but no room for advancement.

    • 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

    Flexible hours. Good people to work for. Comstant motion.

    Cons

    No room to advance. Not easy to get a raise.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reward hard work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    Merchandiser

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

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

    Pros

    You get to work your own hours and days you want to work. As long as you get your projects done they are happy.

    Cons

    Sometimes the days get boring with doing the same jobs every day. And some weeks there are only a few jobs to do.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more active with employees, don't just throw them out there without training, some need it more then others!!!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    OK company to work for

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Acosta

    Pros

    Flexible scheduling, not overly managed by supervisors

    Cons

    low mileage reimbursement rate, inconsistent hours, last minute changes and additional projects, old equipment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in some new tech to make people more efficient

  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good job, as far as benefits.

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

    I worked at Acosta full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Weekends off, working independently, being out and about as opposed to working in one building, benefits as far as insurance and holiday pay are great, work/life balance was fantastic.

    Cons

    Pay was ok, but raises are rare. The main complaint was the sneaky way they handled a lay off. No idea it was coming and it was handled in a conference call.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You need to realize that we are people, not bodies and numbers. We do the best with what we are given. Treat people with respect and integrity.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Good Company Culture

    • 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

    work-life balance, good morale, company values

    Cons

    need more opps for advancement in certain locations

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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