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www.acosta.com
Jacksonville, FL
10000+ employees
1998
Company - Private
Business Services
$5 to $10 billion (USD) per year
Unknown
Acosta spends a lot of time thinking about which products are top-shelf. The company (which does business as Acosta Sales and Marketing Company) offers sales and marketing services that reach consumers at the shelves of retail food service and grocery businesses. Consumer ... Read more

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    Former Employee - Merchandiser in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Merchandiser in Portland, OR
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    I worked at Acosta part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    There isn't a lot of emotional stress with merchandising. It's easy (mentally). There's some scheduling flexibility, and you get to work alone, if that's what you like. I enjoyed doing this work, it was "my zen place", where I could think and plan. Good exercise, lots of walking.

    Cons

    It's physically really hard on a body. There is a LOT of lifting and reaching. Cases of product can weigh 3 pounds up to 60 pounds, though usually not that much. In a typical day I would handle 1400 pounds of grocery merchandise (it's on the bill of lading; it was never less than 900#, and sometimes, during holidays, a whole lot more). That's unwrap the palette (sometimes in a freezer), load cases onto carts, push the carts around the floor and stock the merch. Then break down all the boxes and put them in the baler. A bit of paperwork and you are done. Half a ton would take about 4-5 hours. The pay is crap for how much this job can injure your body, and how important it is in the scheme of retail.

    Advice to Management

    This is not $10/hour work. This should be paid at least $15 if not more.

    Tell the reps to stop over buying--excess product can really accumulate.

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    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. I interviewed at Acosta.

    Interview

    Very thorough and professional. They will make you feel very important and like you belong to the company before you even begin working for them. Ensure that you have an updated resume because they will ask you about your past employment and what you have to offer to their company. They will make you feel comfortable before, during, and after your interview.

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