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Great team and team leader fun and exciting work place.

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  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Merchandiser in Houston, TX
Current Employee - Merchandiser in Houston, TX

I have been working at Acosta part-time (Less than a year)

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

Pros

Great team and fun work environment.

Cons

Never hear or see from upper management. Low pay for amount of work.

Advice to Management

Become more involved in their team.

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  1. Acosta is Great

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Retail Sales Representative in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Retail Sales Representative in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Acosta full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Flex Schedule and decent wages

    Cons

    auto reimbursement changed to cents per mile and hard to pay for gas between store calls

    Advice to Management

    Recognize hard work more often


  2. Helpful (6)

    Unrealistic Expectations and Unfair Pay Practices

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Retail Coverage Merchandiser
    Current Employee - Retail Coverage Merchandiser

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits and personal flexibility. You can plan your own schedule and you work alone while being out among people.

    Cons

    Acosta assigns more store visits than you possibly do, due to the travel involved. Additionally, they take 2 hours and 40 miles a day from your salary and call this commute time, so you end up getting ripped off nearly $1,000 per month and working 50 hour weeks. It is particularly unfair to anyone that has a rural route where you have to drive hundreds of miles everyday! Moreover, they won't pay overtime and set unrealistic expectations about how much time should be spent on administration and planning. You are give two hours a week outside the stores to handle shipments, email, expense reports, mileage input, ordering, hotel reservations, and more. The supervisors push, push, push for extended store time and results, but do not take into consideration of what is humanly possible due to chance, weather, driving conditions, etc. Google maps is not a crystal ball that can predict that it will only take two hours to get somewhere, and it seems that everyone understands this except for those that run Acosta teams. They have taken what should be an enjoyable and rewarding job and turned it into an exercise of fighting the clock for pay and management for fairness. Within weeks you could find yourself feeling cheated by what appears to be nickle and dime corporate greed.

    Advice to Management

    If someone is automatically having to drive over 2,500 miles a month for your company, give them a better travel package than the suburban and city representatives that have 20 stores in a 40 mile radius. Particularly cut down that offensive 10 hours a week of commute time! We are not commuting! We are going to visit a different place everyday and very often that place is 2 and 3 hours from our home. Not being paid the first and last hour might be great for Acosta but your people feed used and abused over it! If a representative has to stay out more than 3 nights a month, then give them REAL per diem, and not $25 a day which they must ask to get returned. Don't assign 35 hours of store time to people that have stores that are spread out over 5 counties, and then tell them that they have to get the ALL done and stay under 40 hours! Talk to your rural representatives and find out how your across the board mandates effect them.


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