Restaurant Depot Reviews

Updated April 17, 2015
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Stanley Fleishman
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Pros
  • Ability to move up in the company (in 2 reviews)

  • You can move up quickly because there are very few quality people at any level and they are desperate (in 2 reviews)

Cons
  • Mediocrity no plan no training no skilled management (in 3 reviews)

  • Sometimes I feel like we are "behind the times" (in 2 reviews)

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  1. Floor Manager

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Restaurant Depot full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great concept for the food service industry. Fast paced environment with room for advancement. Promote from within.

    Cons

    Heavy lifting required. Salary is too low for most management positions. Overall company growth is slow. High turnover rate.

  2. Good company to work for.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newark, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newark, NJ

    I worked at Restaurant Depot

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Managers have good pay, solid benefits, reasonable hours. Closed most major holidays. Great bonus if you make sales plan. Hourly employees have a strong union and a better benefits package.

    Cons

    It's hard work for all. Managers and hourly. Managers deal with very difficult customers. Can work hard for a solid year and not make bonus. Some years plans are impossible to make. Hourly pay is very low. No bonus, little OT.

    Advice to Management

    None.

  3. it lacks commitment of group working.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Restaurant Depot

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    A very friendly working experience

    Cons

    You learn something new to do about your department. Pressured into doing more to the job task that is already a busy one.

    Advice to Management

    More training to improve worker knowing of how things need to be done. I myself only had 1 week of training for my position and every once in a while had to learn something new about my department i never knew.

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  5. I learned a lot, met a lot of good people, and worked a lot of hours.

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    Former Employee - Inventory Controller
    Former Employee - Inventory Controller

    I worked at Restaurant Depot full-time (more than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very strong operation control, as an employee you will always have a clear understanding what is expected of you.

    Cons

    Stores are not always staffed the way they should be, management has to wear a lot of hats, tasks get overlooked, customers become dissatisfied at times.

  6. Great place to start

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    Current Employee - Produce Manager
    Current Employee - Produce Manager

    I have been working at Restaurant Depot full-time (less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    They pay out. Negotiate a higher wage. Managers are hourly. over time is always there.

    Cons

    Too many hours. Customers. Expect too much out of a small crew. Corporate buyers clearly buy too much product for their own benefits and incentives. They pay their labor too little causing turnover rate to be too high. They hire anybody. Union workers get away with way too much tardiness and no call no shows.

    Advice to Management

    Allow store managers to order local product to ensure that stock is never low and to help control what someone in a remote office orders.

  7. Could it get any worse?!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Restaurant Depot

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The workers are friendly, you get insurance benefits.

    Cons

    Rude customers, managers don't work as hard as they need to, no motivation.

    Advice to Management

    Reavaluate your staff.

  8. Chaos

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    Former Employee - Floor Manager
    Former Employee - Floor Manager

    I worked at Restaurant Depot full-time (less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Hours of operation were good, closed all major holidays.

    Cons

    Complete chaos, managers try to run store from office, then come out on the floor and realize it's a disaster because the help can not keep up or are too lazy to work hard. No respect for employees at all. Store was filthy and meat was kept on the dock to check in upon delivery for hours at a time.

    Advice to Management

    Hire managers with experience and merchants, not dictators.

  9. DON'T IGNORE THE WARNINGS...STAY AWAY!

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    Former Employee - Field Marketing Representative in South Wilmington, DE
    Former Employee - Field Marketing Representative in South Wilmington, DE

    I worked at Restaurant Depot full-time (less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    My coworkers were good people, I was blessed with a new job, with a true salary, commissions and PTO

    Cons

    In the FMR position, your every move will be tracked and questioned by GPS, you will eat the additional mileage that you travel once you hit the maximum that they pay for travel. The areas of travel will be well beyond the scope of the stores service area.You will drive your car into the ground, and wait a month for gas reimbursement, you will be promised a bonus/commissions that will take 5 months to materialize (maybe), rude managers, no personal life, you begin to hate getting up for work, and pray for a quick end of the work week.

    Advice to Management

    Recognize that the FMR's are the driving force to a stores success, have a better commission pay cycle, pay gas expenses timely and on direct deposit, its 2015, who still wants to chase down a check?

  10. Let's just say that if u are/would like to be a mom or wife, this is not the job for you. No praise no appreciation.

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    Former Employee - Front End Manager in Needham, MA
    Former Employee - Front End Manager in Needham, MA

    I worked at Restaurant Depot full-time (more than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Easy to climb up the corporate ladder and If you have made a mistake in your past you get a second chance here with no CORI checks.

    Cons

    You work crazy hours at salary rate. No breaks given to management. No one is on the same page, everything changes when corporate people show up, the union sucks for non management employees. No Shop Stewart to help employees in Union, customers are basically never wrong even if they verbally abuse employees and call them names an even steal....... they can still shop at the depot!

    Advice to Management

    Hmmmm... Show appreciation for your employees. Although it's not so much management as they just follow orders... But the actually owners of the company!! Who are so cheap that they can't even update their registers because they want every penny they can get.

  11. Front End Supervisor

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Restaurant Depot full-time (more than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    good relationships with customers, major holidays off and paid

    Cons

    long hours, inexperienced management team

    Advice to Management

    take some management courses

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