Acosta

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Acosta Reviews

Updated December 16, 2014
Updated December 16, 2014
378 Reviews
2.9
378 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.  

    Great place

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Acosta part-time

    Pros

    Friendly people like them all

    Cons

    A lot to learn

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    every one is good to you

  2.  

    Good company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Merchnadiser in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Merchnadiser in Pittsburgh, PA

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

    Pros

    self-planning and organization at will

    Cons

    No room for advancement; low hourly rate; inconsistent weekly hours asked for

    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Can you work with uncertainty?

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Retail Coverage Merchandiser in Minneapolis, KS
    Current Employee - Retail Coverage Merchandiser in Minneapolis, KS

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

    Pros

    No immediate supervision, fun if you like puzzles, variety, some travel, good people fort the most part.

    Cons

    No raised. No fulltime work. Last-second cancellations and miscommunication. Harried coworkers and some bosses so jump in a swim.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Raised and chances for regular assignments. Don't reward bosses who are bullies.

    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    My Boss

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    • Culture & Values
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    Former Employee - RCM
    Former Employee - RCM

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

    Pros

    Steady work,nice hours,no nights or weekends

    Cons

    Didn't seem to have any for me...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I loved my Boss and he was always so nice to me!!

  6.  

    EXCELLENT company!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Space Technologist in Pleasanton, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Space Technologist in Pleasanton, CA

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

    Pros

    Very professional and very understanding of challenges in today's corporate climate.

    Cons

    Would love to have the Bonus program come back.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Retail Analyst in Irving, TX
    Current Employee - Retail Analyst in Irving, TX

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

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity and exposure to different consumer industries.

    Cons

    Company does so many different things its difficult to even tell what their main business is.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work from home and more time off. Flex schedules like 4 - 10 hour days. Or leave a couple hours early Friday.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Ok

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Claims Clearing Administrator in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Claims Clearing Administrator in Charlotte, NC

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

    Pros

    Great benefits
    Laid back environment
    Great co-workers

    Cons

    Company does not value employees and the pay is not so great

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase pay, stop the micromanagement, and show respect for employees. Might not be a bad idea for management to take a workshop on people skills.

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

    Micro-managing to the hilt. Retail coverage merchandiser for Kraft and proctor and gamble.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Retail Coverage Merchandiser
    Current Employee - Retail Coverage Merchandiser

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

    Pros

    I transitioned into the company when they purchased my division at Mosaic. I had been with mosaic for over 4 yrs. I work full time and I enjoy working with my store managers.

    Cons

    Extremely large territory. Extreme wear and tear on car. No raise in 6 yrs. Mileage reimbursement is a joke. New plan pays 14.95 cents a mile. High turn over, if you take time off you still have to get all your work in your territory done and keep it all under 40 hrs. Overtime is not permitted. My territory spans from Oregon to Washington. Essentially, they ask you to cram two weeks of work into one week if you take a week off for vacation. Benefits are a joke. Medical premiums are 200 mos for employee and child. Deductible is $9000 a year before anything is covered. I can't afford it when it would consume more than half of my yearly income. Upper management ride you if you are working long hours, my territory is so large and drivetimes are fixed. If I cut store time, I get yelled at. Unreasonable expectations, they have taken my vacation time if I fall under 40 hrs without my approval, they question and micromanage everything. No work life balance, they do not want to pay for admin time..you are replaceable and they don't care. Expect no raises ever or appreciation for your work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    From the top..stop buying out other companies and focus on improving the working conditions for your staff. Give raises, adjust for cost of living. Be fair!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    On your own dime.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Territory Manager
    Current Employee - Territory Manager

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

    Pros

    Hours are sort of flexible, they tell you that at first, then the story will change.

    Cons

    The mileage reimbursement is a JOKE. They pay .32 a mile for the first 500 miles, .17 a mile for 500-700 miles driven, 700-1000 miles .12, then after a 1000 miles you get NOTHING. Each day that you work they automatically take off the first 20-40 miles. So there are many days when you don't get reimbursed for anything on your mileage. I spent more in gas than I received in mileage reimbursement.

    Then when you quit, they cut you out of the system by 5 pm on your last day. So if you are working that day and cant update your tablet before 5, you don't get paid. You no longer have access to your mileage tracker or pay stubs through the Acosta system.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop acting like you are all about the family values and treating people right when you are screwing them with a smile. Don't brag about the billion dollar brands and pay people such a low wage.

  11.  

    No raises for you!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milford, CT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milford, CT

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

    Pros

    Get paid a full day if you get out early
    Easy
    low stress

    Cons

    6 weeks off unpaid
    no raises
    driving to different job sites
    no training
    will hire ANYONE

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay for more miles of travel
    Give people annual raises
    Don't have new hires making more then people who have been doing the job for years

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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