Vistar Corporation Reviews

Updated June 8, 2015
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  1. Vistar of Illinois

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Romeoville, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Romeoville, IL

    I worked at Vistar Corporation full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good management, great co-workers, nice friendly environment

    Cons

    Bad routing at times, early start times

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work


  2. Manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tampa, FL

    I worked at Vistar Corporation

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

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, people are great

    Cons

    Company operates on very tight margins in a highly competitive environment


  3. Disappointing

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Vistar Corporation

    Pros

    People were great to work with

    Cons

    Management was overly controlling and


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  5. My experience with this company was great! Management really cares about their employees.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Order Picker in Woodridge, IL
    Current Employee - Order Picker in Woodridge, IL

    I have been working at Vistar Corporation full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    I love the team environment and all hands on deck approach. It's a effective way to get everyone to work together.

    Cons

    The only downside is layoffs during slow seasons.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work!


  6. Great Starting point to start your career

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Executive in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Account Executive in New York, NY

    I worked at Vistar Corporation full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good Benefits, Generous paid time off 2 weeks vacation after 1 year, the environment was professional and friendly also they are big on training the sales force and give you all of the tools you need to do the job. Laptop, phone, expense credit card. I never had to pay for anything out of my own pocket. Top notch company.

    Cons

    The company changed the way we dealt with customers. Instead of growing existing business the focus was changed to a new customer base. It was just opening new accounts and have little to do with the customer once they were set up. It got to be boring and I did not see a chance to move up. it was just a grind day after day which was why I left for the most part. Management was fair and professional.

    Advice to Management

    Treat experienced workers with respect and give them some praise once in a while as well as showing that you can give the benefit of the doubt.


  7. If not part of the "IN" crowd hard work doesn't matter..

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Vistar Corporation full-time (More than 8 years)

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

    Pros

    Great Benefits, dedicated employees that is it.

    Cons

    Cover Up's- Favoritism- Need to be part of the "IN" crowd

    Advice to Management

    Listen,look into situations don't ignore them.


  8. Poor managers, little chance for improvement

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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 a year)

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

    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 Management

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


  9. Helpful (1)

    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)

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

    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 Management

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


  10. 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)

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

    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 Management

    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.


  11. 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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