Core-Mark Reviews

Updated June 29, 2015
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Pros
  • Benefits are good will always have a job they can't afford to lose drivers (in 3 reviews)

  • Met with some great people from the Accounting department (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • Long hours, fast paced, stressful and deal with customers all day (in 4 reviews)

  • Fairly high turnover over employees, probably due to the limited room for advancement (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Merchant

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Merchandiser in Kennewick, WA
    Current Employee - Merchandiser in Kennewick, WA

    I have been working at Core-Mark full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great people to work for and with. Easy to do. Quick learning quite fun as long as you do your work correctly.

    Cons

    No holidays off. The tech part of the company needs to be more advanced it would save them a lot of money.


  2. Maybe, Maybe not

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salt Lake City, UT

    I have been working at Core-Mark full-time (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Laid back and easy to work with

    Cons

    Not enough training, too many hours, very "us" VS "them" attitude. This company thinks it is a lot bigger than it is.


  3. Driver

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Delivery Driver
    Current Employee - Delivery Driver

    I have been working at Core-Mark

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

    Pros

    Experience and decent money starting out in the trucking world

    Cons

    Way to many hours, have had some 21 hour days before. You start out as a helper pay sucks compared to driver. Want you to run the logs dirty.

    Advice to Management

    Split up the runs better and do not have the runs set up to the max,,,, cut hours back.


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  5. San Francisco's Corporate office

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in South San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in South San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Core-Mark full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Salaries are competitive.
    Benefits are ok but not great.
    Management want to change and they are realizing about the importance of keeping happy employees. They recently created a social committee that organizes and plans events for finance employees.
    Great place if you like a challenge, a good place to learn.
    Ok opportunities for growth.

    Cons

    The razor-thing margins lead to strong focus on reducing costs in order to improve its gross profit which usually translate to small yearly salary increases (2.0%-5.0%) unless you get promoted.

    Advice to Management

    I have been a positive focus toward employee satisfaction in the last few months (likely as a result of recent turnover) keep that going and don't loose it as soon as things improve.


  6. Great company and still improving!

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Core-Mark

    Pros

    the staff helps and makes you feel like part of the team. If you ever need help anywhere, expect it.

    Cons

    employees sometimes get lazy and have to pick up their slack before you can leave. (not always)

    Advice to Management

    be more strict to people who come in and don't want to work.


  7. call back

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Core-Mark

    Pros

    still waiting on call back

    Cons

    its been 2 weeks and havent so much as heard they have filled position or not


  8. If you can deliver it, we'll give you more.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Delivery Driver in Bakersfield, CA
    Current Employee - Delivery Driver in Bakersfield, CA

    I have been working at Core-Mark full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    It's a really good, long term job with good benefits, if you enjoy working hard.

    Usually can be off by 3pm

    Pay raise every year

    Good insurance and 401k

    Have my own delivery truck (not all drivers do)

    Usually have a set route. Get to develop rapport and relationships with customers.

    Cons

    If you can handle your route, they will give you more work, and more, and more, and...

    Unreasonable routes sometimes created, with unusually high demands set on driver, resulting in super long day with no breaks at times.

    Poor communication between management (transportation department) and driver.

    Drivers have many supervisors, sometimes unclear of what to do.

    Management doesn't document liabilities or risks to driver, (including incidents with customers) only issues determined to be drivers fault. (CYA)

    Trucks loaded inefficiently, no set method. And feedback on correcting them is taken, but rarely implemented.

    No pay for writing return credits, damage credits, picking up excessive amounts of returns, picking up the slack for other drivers who fail to pick up their empties or returns, excessive wait time for issues out of our control, and more. No pay for these things which can add hours to your day with ease. Sales errors, warehouse errors, routing errors are often expected to be corrected by driver.

    Customer is always right--even when out of control and asking for unreasonable things. Like parking illegally or unsafely, being disrespected or cussed at.

    Advice to Management

    Implement a standard practices guide for delivery guidelines. Currently there is nothing stating what a expected and not expected for a driver to do/not do for a customer.

    Fix loading issues with trucks, by soliciting feedback from drivers and people who know how to load them efficiently.

    Pay the warehouse workers better, as to control our massive turnover so we can have some sense of consistentcy in the field.


  9. Driver

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Core-Mark (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Transportation Department just became restructured new management,they seems to be trying to stand behind the drivers to become a better department

    Cons

    Underpaid losing a lot of out-of-town routes coming all local compensation to drivers her to work would be more appreciated Losing a lot of out-of-town routes coming all local compensation to drivers her to work would be more appreciated Bonuses to the drivers for their hard work would be more applicable to the hard work that they do.

    Advice to Management

    Take more time in listening to your drivers and compensate A lot of companies have forgotten that if it wouldn't for the drivers or product would not be delivered and there would be no company A lot of companies have forgotten that if it wouldn't for the drivers or product would not be delivered and there would be no company


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    Warehouse Manager

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Warehouse Manager in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Warehouse Manager in San Antonio, TX

    I worked at Core-Mark full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Great Employees and front-line supervisors

    Cons

    Horrible upper leadership
    Good Ole boy Mentality
    No support
    Outrageous Turnover and no support
    Training is non-existent
    Sink or swim mentality

    Advice to Management

    Support those that support you.
    A lot of finger pointing but nothing done to resolve issues.
    Really Listen to those who do the job day in and day out


  11. Helpful (1)

    Sales Development Representative

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales and Business Development in San Leandro, CA
    Former Employee - Sales and Business Development in San Leandro, CA

    I worked at Core-Mark (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The benefits package is very good; medical, dental, matching 401K stock options and decent vacation time.

    Cons

    This is a traveling salesman role with a time limit; get your orders in by 4:00 everyday or you lose out. This often means you have to start very early and never get a break. Most salesmen don't have lunch. They've converted the position to salaried to avoid having to pay overtime, which is technically illegal.

    Advice to Management

    You say it's a team but really it's dog-eat-dog. Nothing wrong with competition but at least call it like it is and don't pretend you're here for us.



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