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Vistar Corporation Reviews

Updated October 23, 2014
Updated October 23, 2014
13 Reviews
3.4
13 Reviews
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  1.  

    Roma / PFG Area Manager

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    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.  

    Stay away from Portland's office unless you're desparate for the job!!!

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    Former Employee - Buyer in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Buyer in Portland, OR

    I worked at Vistar Corporation full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Benefits are great and not really expensive

    Cons

    - Managers consider themself an "elite" and don't care about non-elite people..
    - No growth opportunity

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more close to people who works for you...

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Overall, a fantastic place to work

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Vistar Corporation

    Pros

    Decent benefits, dedicated management, friendly work environment, room for advancement, competitive salary ranges and generous, employee focused holiday parties. Many employees with decades of experience at the company.

    Cons

    Under staffed and worked fairly hard. Too many "people" layers to bring effective change quickly. Some departments seem siloed. Annual raise process is lacking

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  5.  

    Performance Food Group Dallas is a horrible company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Vistar Corporation

    Pros

    There are no pros for Performance Food Group

    Cons

    Very unprofessional company with no leadership

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great place to work, Worked there for 14 years, Progressive company.

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    Former Employee - Manager - FP&A in Bolingbrook, IL
    Former Employee - Manager - FP&A in Bolingbrook, IL

    I worked at Vistar Corporation full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Bolingbrook location Great management team, forward thinking company .

    Cons

    none good place to work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Good job.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Vistar is an excellent company to work for.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Centennial, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Centennial, CO

    I have been working at Vistar Corporation full-time

    Pros

    Great atmosphere, excellent leadership team, not many levels provides the ability to work with all people

    Cons

    Vacation policy is prohibitive, limited 401K options, bonus policy is punitive rather than incentive

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Okay company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Order Selector in Ontario, CA
    Former Employee - Order Selector in Ontario, CA

    I worked at Vistar Corporation full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Friendly coworkers, good benefits (available within first month of employment), rewards and perks for meeting quotas as a group for example top few warehouse locations that have the least percentage of errors per monthly error report, the company will treat employees to a lunch in from any restaurant chosen by employees.

    Cons

    Lazy management, lazy forklift drivers, little to no room for advancement, low top pay for size of the company considering it's heavy labor (order selectors top out at $17 hourly and forklift drivers top out at $18 hourly), inefficient WMS, weird shifts (decent shift takes around 8+ years to get to), and poorly maintained equipment. Was told by the warehouse manager when hired I have a good chance of moving to warehouse supervisor in the future (was in the process of completing a bachelor of science degree while employed) and the company hired from outside which was a terrible supervisor because the supervisor before him who got fired for sexual harassment knew the new supervisor from outside of work. Basically its a family and friends company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't hire lazy supervisors, just because he or she has 10 years supervision experience does not make he or she a productive supervisor. Listen to employees more when suggestions are brought up that will help one do his or her job more productively and easily.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Overall experience was okay. Great co-workers.

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    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

    It is steady work but don't bother to apply if you are afraid of hard work. The benefits are great. Other benefits are offered like cell phone savings and deals for employees only.

    Cons

    "Short staffed" seems to be the common problem in most departments. The bosses have favorites and hard work from some goes unnoticed. Don't get me wrong I was told thank you...but it is who you know not what you know at this company to get a better position. High staff turnover due to dissatisfaction with workload. Antiquated computer ordering system can be difficult for some to grasp.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Salaries seem to vary by who you know, not what you know. I would definitely get a handle on that! Some people work really hard, others flitter around and get promoted. This does not go unnoticed by employees and creates low moral.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Big Mistake

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Vistar Corporation full-time

    Pros

    Don't work there any more

    Cons

    Expected to work many hours and account for every minute of time, including no longer than 60 minutes for lunch even if it included doing office functions such as buying office supplies, mailing letters, depositing cash, etc. Lot of big brother watching you and trying to get others in trouble. Very little, if any, teamwork. Approved time off cancelled at last minute with no regards to plans being made, poor management attitude.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Great place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Centennial, CO
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Centennial, CO

    I have been working at Vistar Corporation full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Management is good to their employees. Job is interesting and always work to do, never a dull minute. Most employee's of Vistar are long term employee's. Good vacation, sick/personal time. Benefits are good, not real please with the pharmacy portion since they moved to a company that doesnt have a pharnacy in our state which means any long term meds must be order by email. Fair reviews, Manager willing to teach as needed and offers training when needed or asked. Managers help grow their staff to further

    Cons

    Company is growing too big - too quickly. Owner and upper management still the same, however, located elsewhere and the changes within our organization have been bitter sweet throughout the past three years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    listen carefully to the people within your company, but be cautious on reacting to their advise. Research the situations for yourself before acting.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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