Restaurant Depot

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Restaurant Depot Reviews

Updated February 19, 2015
Updated February 19, 2015
67 Reviews
2.3
67 Reviews
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Stanley Fleishman
34 Ratings

Review Highlights

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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

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

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Inventory Controller
    Former Employee - Inventory Controller

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

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great place to start

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Produce Manager
    Current Employee - Produce Manager

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Could it get any worse?!

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Restaurant Depot

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Reavaluate your staff.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    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.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Front End Supervisor

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    good relationships with customers, major holidays off and paid

    Cons

    long hours, inexperienced management team

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    take some management courses

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    not the best customer service

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Restaurant Depot

    Pros

    Great products, low prices, free membership

    Cons

    Lengthy check-out process, out of stock frequently, customer service is not consistent

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To act like every customer is valued and heard. Follow through with missing products

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    FMR

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - FMR in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - FMR in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    This position offers freedom to be on your own and work as hard as you like. A base salary plus commission makes this worthwhile.

    Cons

    They need to improve their support system for field reps and bring better training to the table

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better training will add to your overall success

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    The organizational culture is about 3 decades behind current best practices.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager in Capitol Heights, MD
    Former Employee - Manager in Capitol Heights, MD

    I worked at Restaurant Depot

    Pros

    Pros would include ability to interact with customers.

    Cons

    Cons would include lack of management culture (under Joe D.) which prevents any employee from coming to work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change store management to fit needs of customer, not themselves.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Mixed

    • Work/Life Balance
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Restaurant Depot

    Pros

    Flexibility on hours worked - meaning can come in earlier if needed.
    Good coworkers

    Cons

    ~Management doesn't really care about their employees
    ~Low pay
    ~Raises are insufficient ($0.33)
    ~Benefits - too expensive
    ~"Office policies" constantly changing/ some people get special treatment or are allowed certain things while others are not
    ~constant increase on workload and responsibilities without increase in pay
    ~treated as if you are a robot

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value your employees more

  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    This is not a thinking job.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Branch Manager in Port Chester, NY
    Current Employee - Branch Manager in Port Chester, NY

    I have been working at Restaurant Depot full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    If you made a mistake and need someone to give you a chance to rebuild your life. Great opportunity for those who need the job to rebuild.

    Cons

    Whats good today is different tomorrow. Everyone has a different idea on how to make the store better. Let the people who operate the store make those decisions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay those who provide financial impact on your store.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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