Ben E. Keith

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Ben E. Keith Reviews

Updated September 7, 2014
Updated September 7, 2014
32 Reviews
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32 Reviews
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  1.  

    The worst 2 years of my professional career!

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Houston, TX

    I worked at Ben E. Keith full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Brokers were enjoyable to work with. New ideas to bring to the kitchen at home. Private company with profit sharing plan

    Cons

    If a customer does not pay their bill the rep is responsible. Corporate has the wrong people running the Houston branch. Constantly told not to sell and do my job but my pay is based off of how much you sell. Management is constantly contradicting what they say and are very deceptive to customers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let your reps sell groceries. Houston will never grow if you do not let your reps do their jobs. Take note of who spends all their time at the office and tell them to get to work rather than giving them accounts because they are good at brown nosing. Hire a few managers from sysco and let them show you how it is done.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Horrible!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ben E. Keith full-time

    Pros

    Some free food occasionally, nothing else

    Cons

    Cheating on salary. Cheating in many ways to let you get pay less and not upon policy without notice. Can't check hours that you get pay after having the new system. Unfair company. Kiss ass is the way to promote and get higher salary. Stupid rotate work. Compel you to do things that you don't want to do. Always try to find who make mistake. Not equal compensation even same level or work harder. Careful when you negotiate!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider..please consider!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  3.  

    Very unpleasant ,not heard as an employee. Company values are not enforced

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    Former Employee - Service Driver  in  Collin, TX
    Former Employee - Service Driver in Collin, TX

    I worked at Ben E. Keith full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Opportunity to obtain cdl thru company

    Cons

    Will not get promoted in the company unless you kiss a lot of butt !!! Or if u are a friend or family.
    A lot of favoritism discrimination involved in the collin county division .

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look at your ASM that you hired based on seniority. Bad move on your part maybe you should look at Your ASM qualifications . so many hard working employees have left this area due to the fact of your ASM 's poor managing skills, broken confidentiality. Antagonizing behavior ,favoritism ,and constant harassment . And yet upper management turns the other cheek.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    not a good job

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    Current Employee - Driver  in  Fort Worth, TX
    Current Employee - Driver in Fort Worth, TX

    I have been working at Ben E. Keith full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    good money if you kiss ass

    Cons

    if you don't do what they want you to do they will try to get you out there by drop all your hour down

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Horrible!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ben E. Keith full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Fort Worth branch was wonderful......................best company I ever worked for and loved every minute.

    Cons

    Transferred to Houston Branch and was let go for no REASON other than my CM wanted a friend of his to have my position so he set it up to look like I was not doing my job................very POOR Management in Houston Branch! I was cheated out of my job of 12+yrs and devastated! Everyone in Ft. Worth knew me and that I was an awesome employee!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look into this and get my job back...............................please!!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Hard work and pay less

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Ben E. Keith full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Nothing to share. Bad environment.

    Cons

    Very stingy on salary. If you take day off or you ill.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To be fair for salary, see low level have hard work but less pay than other!!! Some always play game on the phone. Pay attention on Accounting and sale department

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good Ol Boy Company

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    Former Employee - Territory Sales Manager  in  Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Territory Sales Manager in Austin, TX

    I worked at Ben E. Keith full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Family Owned, Texas Based Company, with a certain amount of freedom to develop your own territory and customer base. They have a vast selection of products to offer. Competitive pay and great benefits. Quality produce.

    Cons

    They are stuck in the shadow of Sysco. You will work 7 days a week and many nights. A CRONIC Lack of support from transportation and routing. The pricing on several key segments centered on Tex Mex and similar restaurant models makes it impossible to stay competitive on rice, beans, and cheese. If you are on the "good Side" of management. Then the goals set by management are far more attainable and you will be handed a lot of existing clients and leads.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give merit to what a DSR does in the field. Base the goals on the actual work they are doing. Not the personal relationship that you have with that individual. Adding a 100% sales increase for 3 straight months just so you can document an unsatisfactory job... Uncool.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great job

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    Current Employee - Driver  in  Oklahoma City, OK
    Current Employee - Driver in Oklahoma City, OK

    I have been working at Ben E. Keith full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good pay and good benefits

    Cons

    Its a lot of hard work

  10.  

    Review

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    Current Employee - Sales Representative  in  Fort Worth, TX
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Fort Worth, TX

    I have been working at Ben E. Keith full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good company to work for with solid core competencies. This company provides you with tools to suceed and grow your business.

    Cons

    From a sales perspective, the market is saturated with sales reps. Thus, you have to be willing to spread your territory out to really take advantage of growing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Order selector

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    Current Employee - Order Selector  in  San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Order Selector in San Antonio, TX

    I have been working at Ben E. Keith full-time

    Pros

    mad money mad money mad money

    Cons

    alot of physical work yo

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep paing mad money

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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