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Working at DS Waters is challenging.

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Former Employee - Area Manager in Atlanta, GA
Former Employee - Area Manager in Atlanta, GA

I worked at DS Waters of America full-time (more than 3 years)

Pros

Good Benefits. Co-Workers were honest, hard working.

Cons

CEO, CFO out of touch and brash personalities. Company is ran like the good ole boys club and totally mismanaged. You can't do your job because you are too busy chasing rabbits for management.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Pay attention to employees and trust them for their expertise and knowledge.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    Over worked!!! Under appreciated!!!!

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    Former Employee - RDM
    Former Employee - RDM

    I worked at DS Waters of America full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Not many pros. Front line guys are great for the most part.

    Cons

    Try to run business with as few people as possible causing extremely long hours. They give paid vacation and holidays but good luck taking them as they will reject vacation requests and make you work holidays. Management beyond route manager are extremely out of touch and use fear to manage. As a salaried associate I worked 70+ hours for months and was denied when I requested vacation. Always felt DS was a stable job then one day was laid off with no warning.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take a look at area managers and local management. Ask their people how they are to work for.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Your future is in someone else's hand.

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    Current Employee - AREA SALES MANAGER
    Current Employee - AREA SALES MANAGER

    I have been working at DS Waters of America full-time

    Pros

    This is a classic case of a good company on paper, but poorly run from the top.

    Cons

    It's more than a full time job. It's more like a double time job. Very political and very little training and support. You will always be forced to run a route because of lack of help. You will always have tractor or van issues and never have enough. You will always have to be away from what you should be doing as a manager. You will always be told that it will get better.Never enough coffee or water equipment and what is available will be about a 25% defective rating. Causing you to have to continuously be behind..

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Organize a training course for all positions that will give the basic info needed to do the job effectively. Carry better equipment and keep it in stock.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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