Vistar Corporation

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Productive and Relaxed Environment

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Marketing in Centennial, CO
Former Employee - Marketing in Centennial, CO

I worked at Vistar Corporation

Pros

-Educated, hard working and FUN co-workers
-Relaxed and open environment, casual Fridays
-Free Snacks! (if you're in the right department or know the right people)
-Presence of female and minority leadership
-Good place to grow and learn, many employees have been here 10+ years
-Middle management seems to genuinely care about their employees well being
-Growing and expanding company

Cons

-Office building is kinda old
-Benefits could be improved
-Could use newer technology in the office
-Depending on who you talk to and which department, some middle management is not well qualified and need training in managing people
-Senior management and decision makers are all older and may not be in touch with new technologies or emerging markets
-Tend to keep people around because of seniority without encouraging growth or further education

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Morale could be improved with better benefits, specifically something to allow people more time with their families. Allow people to work remotely or 4/10's or offer some sort of child care option. Management should explore emerging online (global) markets and technologies (i.e. improve web presence, improve VistarVision, look at affiliate marketing, social media, etc.) Also, some employees and departments and understaffed while others have too many. Distribute work loads more evenly and clean house with under producing departments.

Recommends
Approves of CEO

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    Roma / PFG Area Manager

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Area Manager in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Area Manager in Orlando, FL

    I have been working at Vistar Corporation full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Roma / PFG / Vistar is one of the leaders in food distribution. The quality of the products that they have branded are in a class above the rest. It is easy to sell great quality products that you can be proud to sell.

    Cons

    It is a challenge to make money in the food distribution industry at the present time. With the rise of food prices the margin that a sales person can produce is less and less every year. It makes for a very challenging work environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It's time to look at reorganizing the pay structure for Area Managers. If you want to keep good qualified employees they will need to be paid for the hard work they put into the job. I would recommend a salary plus structure. This will help your employees get paid as well as promote growth.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Poor managers, little chance for improvement

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Centennial, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Centennial, CO

    I have been working at Vistar Corporation full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Matching 401k, lots of candy and snacks in the office, opportunities for event tickets (avalanche, nuggets, Rockies)

    Cons

    Bad management, little chance for advancement, benefits are not great, micromanaging managers, poor office morale, must always work in the office

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Support current staff to advance, offer work from home opportunities, management to be more supportive of team, better communication

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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