Acosta

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Acosta Reviews

Updated December 19, 2014
Updated December 19, 2014
380 Reviews
2.9
380 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.  

    Working for Acosta has been good but it's difficult to advance.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Acosta

    Pros

    Every work day is different so it's never boring. The benefits are good. I enjoy all the people I work with.

    Cons

    Company does not believe in raises. Employees that have been there the longest make less than new hires.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upper management needs to take care of employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    working at Acosta

    • 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

    People are very friendly, flexible schedules, weekends off

    Cons

    do not give pay increases

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    to keep valuable employees you need to give them incentive to stay

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Family Focused and Stable

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Ldp Associate in Grand Rapids, MI
    Current Employee - Ldp Associate in Grand Rapids, MI

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

    Pros

    Stable, Family Focused, Communal, Flexible, Benefits, 401K Match, Bonus, Friendly, Great Opportunity

    Cons

    traditional, moderate adaptability to change, moderate amount of room for creativity

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Merchandiser

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Flexible Schedule (most of the time).

    Cons

    schedule changes get made without notification so you need to check schedule several times a day.
    Alot of the assignments end up being to stock shelves.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

  6.  

    Part time job

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Fun Job, New Hires Are Sometimes Questionable in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Fun Job, New Hires Are Sometimes Questionable in Saint Louis, MO

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

    Pros

    Company works with you, realizing this is a part-time postion

    Cons

    Per hour rate should be adjusted at each review, if performance justifies

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Not interested

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

    Flexibility with Educational Benefits

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Insights in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Business Insights in Phoenix, AZ

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

    Pros

    The most flexible brokerage in the industry that I have experienced (many years in the industry). The greatest benefit I have found is the opportunity of education; not only in a broad tuition reimbursement program but also with Skillsoft online learning platform for advancement certifications - future personal asset whether advancing with Acosta or another company. The 401K does have a corp. match % and the health benefits included a corp reimbursement incentive program. Employees are recognized for accomplishments.

    Cons

    Lacking in monetary pay compensation; raises (merit or cost-of-living), bonus. Initial training is lacking for some positions due to demographics of managers and employees along with workload (this goes with the brokerage territory).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The economy is at a rise, the decrease in the price of gas is not a pay-check raise, high-turnover due to low pay is not worth losing amazing people. Our clients deserve the best people to keep them both maybe consider our actual paycheck.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Retail Specialist/ Auditor

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    • Work/Life Balance
    Former Employee - Retail Coverage Merchandiser in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Retail Coverage Merchandiser in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    Freedom to make own schedule. Work individually. You travel to different stores every 3-4 months, which gives you some differentiation. Hourly pay is fair. Company provides vacation pay for part timers.

    Cons

    Company has a tendency to cut hours near the holidays, which is a critical time for most. Since reps don't have an actual building to go to for meetings, training, etc, everything is done through the internet and phone. A reps stores are not determined by them and can be far from home. Company pays for mileage but Atlanta traffic can cause one to quickly run through gas in a work week.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to standardize everything since employees have a tendency to change procedures as the train new reps.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Excellent company to work for in learning marketing.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Retail Specialist
    Former Employee - Retail Specialist

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

    Pros

    Fast passed must be a self motivating employee.

    Cons

    Hours are based on vendor work, therefore hours are not guaranteed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Encourage employees more.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    This job is best for people who really don't need the money.

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

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

    Pros

    - Overnight hours were great for me because I'm a college student

    Cons

    - The hours were unstable, so you could never really plan out expenses until payday
    - Management was always hard to get a hold of
    - Management was incompetent at times
    - Sometimes, the employees and managers of the stores you worked in treated me like crap
    - NO PAY RAISES!!!
    -No opportunity for advancement
    - High turnover

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Pay raises
    - Show employees you care and appreciate them by offering opportunities for advancement and better benefits
    - Hire competent managers who have done the job and understand obstacles that might happen while working in the stores

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  11.  

    Not Enough Work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Retail Merchandiser in Hastings, MI
    Current Employee - Retail Merchandiser in Hastings, MI

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

    Pros

    Good Pay, work on your own

    Cons

    Not enough hours,12-16 per week.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    to allow employees to work more hours during a day. when a job is done move on to a new job.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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