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Great place to work

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Service Center Manager in Birmingham, AL
Current Employee - Service Center Manager in Birmingham, AL
Recommends
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Easy computer system to learn and very good product line offering. Great customer retention also with great marketing backup. And great overall communication.

Cons

Central ordering through a distribution center by people who have no idea what your local stock levels should be. Limit of $250 for branch managers to buy goods without going through a buyer.

Advice to Management

Allow branch managers more of a say in what their branch stocks and the levels of inventory. Also split up the larger zones into smaller ones.

Other Employee Reviews for Baker Distributing

  1. ok

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Accounting Analyst in Jacksonville, FL
    Former Employee - Accounting Analyst in Jacksonville, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Baker Distributing full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Flexible on hours depending on what department you are in. Casual dress for most of the year. Jeans on Friday's.

    Cons

    Too many Upper management and not enough processors. Make sure you get everything in writing that pertains to you and your job here. Christmas party for employees was always in the hot warehouse. They will make up titles to hire a relative or person they know. They will not post jobs that are open so you can have room for advancement as an employee.

    Advice to Management

    Management needs to recognize their employee's and that they do a great job for them. They also need to stop showing favoritism, it lowers the self esteem of other workers.


  2. Systemic problems

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Baker Distributing full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    People at the store level are real troopers. Lots of them get along very well and support each other.

    Cons

    Wow, lots. Constant pressure for sales no matter what. Reasons are excuses, and there are no acceptable excuses. No support from management, everyone is expendable, scarcity mentality, constant product shortages on everything from day to day supplies to equipment. There is no hope unless there is a fundamental change in corporate mindset, but if it were to happen it would have quite a while ago.

    Advice to Management

    Rethink your approach to branch support. Change from a scarcity mindset to being the supplier that always has it (whatever it is).


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