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Vistar Corporation Reviews

Updated December 2, 2014
Updated December 2, 2014
14 Reviews
3.3
14 Reviews
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  1.  

    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
  2. 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
  3.  

    Poor managers, little chance for improvement

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    • 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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  5.  

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

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    • Career Opportunities
    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
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Old School

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    Current Employee - Accounts Payable in Centennial, CO
    Current Employee - Accounts Payable in Centennial, CO

    I have been working at Vistar Corporation

    Pros

    Free M&M's, Holiday party, decent bonus when it is paid out but not guarenteed.

    Cons

    Very Old school. ERP used is very old, some area migrating over to SAP. A lot of change which can be good but the leadership is very "moody"

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A lot of people of quiting, look into it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    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
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Overall experience was okay. Great co-workers.

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    • Senior Management
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    • 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

    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
  9.  

    Roma / PFG Area Manager

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    • 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
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Overall it was a good place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Centennial, CO
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Centennial, CO

    I worked at Vistar Corporation

    Pros

    There was a very high retention among the staff, for the most part it was a good overall environment

    Cons

    it was often very stressful, it was a sweat shop, they out outsourced

    No opinion of CEO
  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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