Acosta Reviews

Updated August 28, 2014
Updated August 28, 2014
327 Reviews

2.8
327 Reviews
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Acosta President, CEO, and Director Robert Hill
Robert Hill
129 Ratings

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.  

    Relaxed work enviorment

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Acosta

    Pros

    This company cares about its employees

    Cons

    Lots of gossip amongst coworkers

  2.  

    Great part time employment.

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    Current Employee - Mandate Merchandiser
    Current Employee - Mandate Merchandiser

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

    Pros

    This is a very good job for someone wanting part time hours. Mandate teams work a set schedule every week. We work a four day work week. The usual work day is six hours.

    Cons

    Not everyone on a team is at the same experience/ability level.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Seems to not always be in touch with what is going on in the field. It is sometimes difficult to get problems resolved. Sometimes difficult to get a response to issues in a timely manner.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    acosta

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    Current Employee - Merchandiser  in  Novi, MI
    Current Employee - Merchandiser in Novi, MI

    I have been working at Acosta as a contractor for more than 10 years

    Pros

    I make my own hours.

    Cons

    Too much personal time printing and gathering information to perform my job.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Ehhh, could be better!

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    Current Employee - Merchandiser  in  Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Merchandiser in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours, just not enough for me. Good co-workers generally.

    Cons

    Very few benefits. Vacation time is accrued according to the hours you work and cannot be carried over to the next year. If you leave mid year, you have to give it all back for that year. Not cool. Pay is low and no raises! Little chance of advancement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay more. Offer more benefits to part-timers that work unGodly hours (5am-1pm) like I have. Management at lower levels don't care how inconvenient it is for you to get a job done. Just get it done! Very little to no work around Thanksgiving and Christmas.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Nearly no training

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours and work independently.

    Cons

    Only 2 days of training. Walmart associates are horrible to deal with!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give more training and support.

  7.  

    Retail Coverage Merchandiser

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    Current Employee - RCM  in  Boise, ID
    Current Employee - RCM in Boise, ID

    I have been working at Acosta full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Hours are flexible with raising a family and attending school full-time. Most managers are willing to help with coverage when taking vacation.

    Cons

    Company has not given raises to individuals that work at a retail level for over 5 years. Very little chance for advancement within the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Extremely less than part time

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Choose days to work, work is easy, not confined to one place, no one breathing down your back, no weekend or after 5 work

    Cons

    Hours fluctuate dramatically, slim to none at times, no raise or bonus, commute is more than what is made, given minimal hours so healthcare qualification isn't reached

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give people a real opportunity for advancement

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Company not realizing its potential

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    Current Employee - Learning Consultant  in  Jacksonville, FL
    Current Employee - Learning Consultant in Jacksonville, FL

    I have been working at Acosta full-time

    Pros

    Flexible hours at times, ability to work from home, not much travel required, friendly employees

    Cons

    no room for growth in the department, poor pay, lack of support within the team, unreasonable expectations based on available timelines to produce materials, lack of leadership support, misunderstanding of value of our role within the organization

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Not happy

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    Current Employee - Retail Coverage Specialist  in  Streator, IL
    Current Employee - Retail Coverage Specialist in Streator, IL

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

    Pros

    If you need extra money and less than full 40 hour workweek this may be for you

    Cons

    No chance for advancement. Mileage reimbursement is minimal. Salary could be higher.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Retail Sales rep

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    Former Employee - Retail Sales Representative  in  Tucson, AZ
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Representative in Tucson, AZ

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

    Pros

    I think, if you have the right manager, or work in the office, it can be a great place to work. Half-days before holidays, or the ability to leave an hour early on holidays, plus not usually having a manager breathing down your neck, are some good reasons to work for the company.

    Cons

    Very large, bureaucratic company, and over-worked, stressed managers. Sometimes unfair and heavy workloads, and constant changes, leading to confusion.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lay off the unit managers. They work really hard, and as the saying goes: "Sewers run downhill."

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

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