Acosta
2.8 of 5 266 reviews
www.acosta.com Jacksonville, FL 5000+ Employees

Acosta Reviews

Updated Apr 16, 2014
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2.8 266 reviews

                             

57% Approve of the CEO

Acosta President, CEO, and Director Robert Hill

Robert Hill

(105 ratings)

43% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "The projects are compelling, they have work life balance as well"
    in 16 reviews
  • "Outside field reps have a flexible schedule, great for working parents"
    in 14 reviews
Cons:
  • "There are no raises--just more work"
    in 18 reviews
  • "Dropped whole division from full to part time"
    in 13 reviews
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Great for the resume

Business Manager (Current Employee)
Phoenix, AZ

I have been working at Acosta full-time for more than 8 years

ProsOne of the largest brokers in the country, great opportunities for networking and learning the industry, decent benefits

ConsPoor pay and bonus incentives

Advice to Senior ManagementWork closer to with your team and push them to promote quickly

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Flexible but not too challenging.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Acosta

ProsFlexible, Great benefits, good leadership.

ConsLittle to no challenge, too many products.

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Nice place to work

Software Developer (Former Employee)
Jacksonville, FL

I worked at Acosta full-time for more than a year

ProsThere is lots of opportunity within this vast organization. The projects are compelling, they have work life balance as well

Consthere are no negatives at least none that come to mind. there are no negatives at least none that come to mind

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not enough training

Field Merchandiser (Current Employee)
Milwaukee, WI

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

ProsAble to schedule 90% of jobs to fit your guidelines. 90% of jobs you work alone you are your own boss. When questions arise there is a good support system in place to answer your questions.

Consunable to get as many hours as you may want. Not enough initial training. mileage pay is under national norm. Online training is

Advice to Senior Managementhave more personal contact between management and field staff

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Very good company. constantly growing and hiring more people. - Retail Coverage Specialist

Retail Coverage Specialist (Current Employee)
Edison, NJ

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

ProsThe pay is pretty good, the hours and days are flexible.
You get benefits and compensation for traveling.
You don't always have people hovering over you while you work, but you are held accountable for what you do and don't do.

ConsThere is a lot of traveling involved, and you need your own car.
only part-time.
You work alone and have to deal with management in each store. it is different store to store, and sometimes you do get a manager that make it difficult for you.
did not get a raise after reviews, and no bonus was handed out this year (2013)
when there is something new for us to do we are sent a training video and instructions. we need to be able to understand what everything means and implement it on the job site. sometimes it is confusing.

Advice to Senior Managementkeep expanding and hiring.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Love the job, flexibility supervisors and peers

RCM (Former Employee)
Kelso, WA

I worked at Acosta full-time for less than a year

ProsInteresting for the most part. Flexibility with your own work schedule. Meeting people and traveling.
Great Managers and Supervisors. Benefits and Vacation offered.

ConsHard to keep busy at times. Not always able to be accurate.
Hard to keep busy at times. Not always able to be accurate.

Advice to Senior ManagementCould install more accountability in some intances.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Still Mom and Pop

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Acosta full-time for less than a year

ProsGreat people, decent compensation, decent benefits. There are some very talented individuals in the C Suite. the vision for the future is there.

ConsSmall company that has bought many others to become a national presence. Still ran like a small family owned company. Many growing pains. The operational management has not caught the vision of the C Suite. Each channel is its own silo.

Advice to Senior ManagementIncorporate all costs when making a purchase. Do not give away work for free just to win the business.

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ok

Retail Coverage Merchandiser (Current Employee)
Phila, PA

I have been working at Acosta part-time for less than a year

ProsGreat hours to work. Monday-Friday; flexible start time

ConsTo many tasks expected to do in an eight hour day

Advice to Senior ManagementGive more time for in store training

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Monotonous

Business Manager Assistant - BMA (Current Employee)

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

ProsFlexible. Very easy to leave the job at the door when you go home.

ConsMonotonous, lots of repetitive work, no advancement unless you want sales, no raises, they take care of their upper management and that's it

Advice to Senior ManagementIf you want to keep good people, PAY THEM! Don't come in and talk about all of the acquisitions the company is doing and how it's a billion dollar company when you haven't given raises in years.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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IT Business Analyst (Current Employee)

I have been working at Acosta as a contractor

ProsGreat people to work with

Conscost reductions and few raises

Advice to Senior ManagementBe more transparent

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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