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tough yet rewarding

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Current Employee - Sales in Santa Ana, CA
Current Employee - Sales in Santa Ana, CA

I have been working at DS Services of America

Pros

flexibility in sales. lots of opportunity to increase income without need for promotion

Cons

rigid pay structure, sink or swim mentality when training employees and improving worker performance.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Take more advice from the small people, they know a great deal about how to do their job. Plan projects more carefully and use feedback as a way to improve your business model rather than view it as criticism.

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  1. OK Company to work for

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I worked at DS Services of America

    Pros

    Front line could make more money than lower Management

    Cons

    My way or the highway mentality

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    Think again about working here!

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    Current Employee - RSR in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - RSR in Nashville, TN

    I have been working at DS Services of America

    Pros

    The pay is good, not great, just good. The insurance is better than most. Weekends off.

    Cons

    Very long hours. If you come back before 5pm you get accused of skipping stops. If you come back after 5pm, management will try to find that one thing you did wrong, and overlook the 50+ things you did right. There is no respect for the hard work or long hours you put in daily. Management knows all and does not listen to your advice or ideas. Management wants to have full control over you and your route. For the past 17 years, no one has EVERY had a raise at this location. The company has taken away any kind of real cash bonus, and replaced it with a $25 Walmart gift card that is taxed. Contest rules and give aways have changed at the drop of a hat to benefit the company. No contest is put in to writing per companies Legal office. Goals are unatainable. Not a growing company, cause Stewart E. Allen does not have the knowledge to grow it. Keep sweating Stew, we've joined the Teamsters, and the Union is here to stay.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Respect your employees!! Your drivers are the ones who are on the front line and making contact with the customers first hand. They are the ones who are delivering the product in extreme heat, the bitter cold, rain, snow, in all kinds of weather. The water is heavy and climbing steps and walking long distances, makes it even harder. This is a very physical job and takes a toll on the body after a few years. Respect and listen to your employees, they are trying to help management and the company. After all, our future is at stake here too!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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