Associated Wholesale Grocers
3.4 of 5 16 reviews
www.awginc.com Kansas City, KS 5000+ Employees

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Updated Jul 6, 2014

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Jerry Garland

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69% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    great job

    Order Picker (Current Employee)
    Oklahoma City, OK

    Prosgood money training and benefits

    Consheavy lifting constantly, long hours

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

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    Exec. Mgmt. Can Do No Wrong - Just Ask Them

    Management (Former Employee)

    Pros1. Good salary/pay
    2. Very good benefits
    3. Most of the non-execs are good people just trying to get their jobs done
    4. Multiple locations
    5. At least decent attempts are made at providing a good work atmosphere...in the office
    6. Pretty good training

    Cons1. The lack of true investment in up to date tech will kill this company
    2. Promotions are based largely on politics and favoritism
    3. An "us" vs. "them" mentality between the warehouse and office
    4. The office (and corp. HQ) in KC is referred to as the "White House" by the warehouse workers
    5. 3rd floor exec. mgmt. refuses to believe they can make mistakes - teflon leadership
    (see that connection between 4 and 5?)
    6. The CEO always thinks he is the smartest person in the room
    7. Some retailers are starting to look at other suppliers because exec mgmt is stubborn

    Advice to Senior ManagementUse technology to get out front of your competition instead of always reacting to it. Make it easier for buyers to buy product and retailers to buy product in a more timely and accurate manner. This is not done through on paper food shows and outdated buying and ordering systems. Be accountable for your mistakes and stop rewarding yourselves while cutting the raises and benefits of your workers. 5 years ago AWG was on top of the world...not so right now.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Superviisor (Former Employee)
    Springfield, MO

    ProsWas a great place to work

    ConsToo much politics involved in the buisness

    Advice to Senior ManagementLook for good not dig up past

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Going Downhill

    Buyer (Current Employee)
    Kansas City, KS

    ProsGreat people to work with

    ConsCutting salary, raises and positions

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Worst job I have ever had, you are treated like a slave. Wish I could negative star this place.

    Order Picker (Former Employee)
    Kansas City, KS

    ProsNone, the pay is not worth the way you are treated.

    ConsFrom the moment you walk in you are being timed. You will never get off at your scheduled time. This place is not worth it, their turn over rate is insane. You would have to work there part time over a year to actually be hired on. Then it will take you 20+ Years to see weekends. Everybody that works there hates the job and the people who stay are only doing it because they have children and can't afford to start over at another place. If you respect yourself do not apply.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBuy some walkie talkies so you're not paging all the time and people can talk into the headsets and make their time. Good lord I've never heard so much useless paging in all my life.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Order Selsector (Current Employee)
    Pompano Beach, FL

    Prosnot organized . everybody is running around like cats and dogs

    Consextra long hours. supervisor don't care about employees.

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    Warehouse workers treated like trash

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGood jobs with plenty of work. Opportunity for overtime. Steady work with no layoffs in warehouse.

    ConsSeems as if they would rather fire you than make you a better employee. No moral values.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTreat people good and they will be good to you in return

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    Great Company

    Print Production (Current Employee)
    Oklahoma City, OK

    ProsA professional company to work for and learn from.

    ConsPay increases are very small.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    AWG is a great place to work.

    Management (Current Employee)

    ProsTop notch company. Ethical business practices, values hard work and responsibility. From the warehouse, the office and those traveling in the field, the opportunities at AWG are only limited to an individual's level of commitment.

    ConsActually, there are none, AWG is a solid company that has a secure future based on it's busines model.

    Advice to Senior ManagementContinue on the great path we are on.

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

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    Good people and work environment.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Kansas City, KS

    ProsFlexible schedule, good working environment, and co-workers are team oriented. The department manager/director supports each subordinate in the manner needed to enhance work output and attain goals.

    ConsUpper management is not satisfied with current sales, compared to previous years results, which is understandable with today's economic conditions. Currently cost cutting within the organization and the pressure to increase sales is the overall goal, which has caused the atmosphere within AWG to be more tense than usual. Additionally, the IT department sorely needs some help. The network is one of the slowest networks I have ever experienced, printer problems have been occurring for the last 3 months with no relief in sight! Productivity due to the network problems is about 50% of what it could be.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFix IT!!

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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