Food Services of America

  www.fsafood.com
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Best Job I EVER Had

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Former Employee - Outside Sales Associate in Portland, OR
Former Employee - Outside Sales Associate in Portland, OR

I worked at Food Services of America full-time (more than 5 years)

Pros

Awesome, fun managers let you do your thing as long as your numbers are where they need to be.
In Outside Sales, you can basically make as much money as you want. The harder you work, the more you make!

Cons

Credit department has very strict parameters to work in. Often not customer friendly and can take this power to higher levels than needed.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Pay attention to the guiding principals. Do not manipulate for your personal agenda.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    Associate

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Food Services of America full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Many nice people in all facets of the company. Fast-paced, stable, and locations are in reasonably-priced livable areas.

    Cons

    Goals are overestimated liberally. The resourceful and willingly helping associates are few, and most times unavailable because of the mismanaged workload. The training is close to nil unless you are in sales. Warehouse guys are on such strict schedules, to improve efficiency, that any outside deviation will cause huge delays in alternative departments. There are people in the company who've been there so long that no matter how toxic they are to operations and culture, their out-dated opnions set precedence over innovative strategic efficiency and new ideas. Blantant disregard for temps and not setting clear expectations for the roles they accepted (example not telling a gal in the office that she will spend hours a day in a freezer).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate your expectations and suggest what you feel is best to meet them. People will see ways of solving problems differently and find their own ways to meet these expectations. Unless you set the guidelines early on, you add to the miscommunication and it's unreasonable to reprimand an associate for not know how you want things done.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    I have worked at this company two different times as a salesperson 10 years apart.

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Kent, WA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Kent, WA

    I worked at Food Services of America full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Reasonable independence within your territory. Quality products...

    Cons

    My second time working here was a different experience, the founder/owner had passed away and strong leadership is lacking. The culture seemed to change from being a Sales driven company to Marketing & Finance driven company. Employee benefits were not as good as they once were either.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Go back to focusing on being sales driven, provide sales people with the tools they need including keeping up with technology. District managers need to get out in the field working with reps instead of pushing paper. A simple admin. asst. for a few DM's could free them up to be more in touch with the realities of the marketplace.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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