Acosta Reviews

Updated September 17, 2014
Updated September 17, 2014
334 Reviews
2.8
334 Reviews
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Acosta President, CEO, and Director Robert Hill
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • The projects are compelling, they have work life balance as well (in 19 reviews)

  • Flexible schedule, good communication with account managers (in 17 reviews)


Cons
  • There are no raises--just more work (in 27 reviews)

  • Below industry wages for mid and upper management positions (in 16 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Gained good experience in the field but upper management has no regard for employees.

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    Former Employee - Retail Coverage Merchandiser  in  Birmingham, AL
    Former Employee - Retail Coverage Merchandiser in Birmingham, AL

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

    Pros

    Loved the job. No office, no cubicle, no one over your shoulder. Interesting work and schedule was somewhat flexible.

    Cons

    Company has no regard for lower level employees. Expectations for travel are unrealistic in relation to pay and mileage reimbursement. Communication between upper level management, mid level management and employees is not what it should be. Upper level management manipulates mid level to mislead employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate HONESTLY with employees regarding assignments/territories. Consider financial impact that changes in territory may have on employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Not a good job

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    Current Employee - Merchandiser  in  Orange, CA
    Current Employee - Merchandiser in Orange, CA

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

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule, that's about it.

    Cons

    If you make a manger mad they will take your hours away, threaten you also. Was hired for 28 hours a week I usually work 10 max. I've asked repeatedly for hours they don't care. But if you work a 2nd job it better not interfere with this job or the manager will call you out on their weekly newsletter. Very Unprofessional

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work your employess so they can work 1 job not up to 3 to survive!~

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Hold out for something better.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Acosta full-time

    Pros

    This particular position offers good work/life balance and the work itself is rewarding. Health insurance is pretty decent. Most of the employees are genuinely good people and strive to help one another.

    Cons

    Management of the foodservice division, of which I work, is completely disconnected from Jacksonville but is still subject to it's restrictions. No pay raises ever! Their compensation package is nowhere close to industry standard and they are very close to losing and have lost many employees as a result. A bonus program is mentioned semi-frequently by middle management as a way to keep everyone placated but Jacksonville won't address the issue which means there will be no bonus program. Acosta was also bought by another equity group so of course there won't be any expenditures on employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay close attention as employees defect to competitors and those precious lbs transition to competitive manufacturers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Continuity Member

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Acosta full-time

    Pros

    Flexibility, Car Allowance, No stress.

    Cons

    No room for advancement. Not challenging or exciting.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Company does not reward good employees-no pay raises in years

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    Current Employee - Teritory Representative  in  Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Teritory Representative in Pittsburgh, PA

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

    Pros

    flexibility in schedule, decent full time benefits

    Cons

    no cost of living raises, no rewards for accomplishments, many spiffs and contest money not paid

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    KEEP your good employees by giving fair raises, incentives paid, would avoid huge turnover!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Don't plan on making it a career and you'll do fine.

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    Current Employee - Retail Merchandiser  in  Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Retail Merchandiser in Minneapolis, MN

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, independent work, interesting assignments with lots of variety, peers are hard workers, better chance of getting regular hours than other places (like Acosta), good mileage reimbursement, good management. Gives you a unique view of retail and supply chain logistics. Once you know how to read a plan-o-gram, you've got a good qualification for other work. You'll work without ever meeting senior management and your own manager rarely.

    Cons

    No raises, ever; no chance for full-time, you'll work with a few oddballs, if you've never done this, it is up to your teammates to volunteer to train you and you have to just jump in and go as fast as you can.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please give raises or bonuses for achievements!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    ok place to work. hard to grow in

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    Current Employee - Retail Coverage Merchandiser
    Current Employee - Retail Coverage Merchandiser

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

    Pros

    easy work. management doesn't bother you as long as you do what you need to do.

    Cons

    It's extremely hard to get a raise !

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    hard! you have to know the right people

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9.  

    Very easy stuff.

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    Current Employee - Retail Coverage Merchandiser  in  Thorndale, PA
    Current Employee - Retail Coverage Merchandiser in Thorndale, PA

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

    Pros

    Seems like you a free to conduct your eight hours off work without any interruptions.

    Cons

    The pay is not great and you are not reimbursed for gas miles.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay a little bit more.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Beware of this company!!!!

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    Former Employee - Retail Merchandiser
    Former Employee - Retail Merchandiser

    I worked at Acosta part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Schedule flexibility..... That's it!!!!

    Cons

    No advancement in this company, the supervisors only think of themselves & do not respect the employees. If you're expecting a pay raise within this company, you can forget about it, you'll never see one. The pay sucks, you're better off flipping burgers at McDonalds. This company has had several lawsuits regarding time sheets & employees not being able to log their own hours. If you go over your weekly hours, THEY WILL NOT PAY YOU FOR ADDITIONAL WORK. If you're desperate for work, this is the place for you. I wouldn't recommend this place to a homeless guy!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn to communicate with your employees & respect them for the most part.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Good company to grow from as a Job seeker.

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    Current Employee - Retail Coverage Merchandiser  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Retail Coverage Merchandiser in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours, and Nice managers

    Cons

    No bonuses and it takes a long time to get promoted but if your on time with task. Your yearly will show your a great candidate for promotions.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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