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Updated February 16, 2017
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Pros
  • Co-workers supportive, good work/life balance (in 56 reviews)

  • Great supervisor, flexible schedule , great benefits (in 78 reviews)

Cons
  • Heavy workload no raises or bonuses (in 152 reviews)

  • No pay increases without promotion despite excellent performance reviews (in 51 reviews)

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  1. "ups and downs"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Merchandiser in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Merchandiser in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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.


  2. "Flexible Hours + Bad Management"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Merchandiser in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Merchandiser in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Acosta part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    You have the opportunity to keep this as a part-time with the flexible hours. easy to do job, if you use your common sense.

    Cons

    No benefits, A lot of emails, Bad management,


  3. "Project Coordinator"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Acosta full-time

    Pros

    Great team environment. I learned a lot from my peers.

    Cons

    Management could use some leadership training.


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  5. "Driving sales with no rewards"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - RCM in Brea, CA
    Current Employee - RCM in Brea, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Acosta full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    If you dont like sitting at a desk all day this is a great job.

    Cons

    Sitting in traffic and they only reimburse for start of day after 20 miles (even though you may live 2 miles from base office. they consider first 20 miles a standard commute. nothing for end of day trips. also the mileage doesn't cover the gas spent.

    Advice to Management

    don't cut corners with monthly conference calls, it creates a distance between the two. you should make it a priority to see your team every month to ensure the sense of being part of a team is never vacant. also its important for all employees to see the faces of fellow team members that they will be helping out.


  6. "Sales"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Acosta full-time

    Pros

    Great people Great Brands Hours are good

    Cons

    PAY Territories are to big for the Pay


  7. "Nice place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Manager Assistant in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Business Manager Assistant in Minneapolis, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Acosta full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great people, flexible schedule, nice work/life balance

    Cons

    No raises, management doesn't recognize when you they are overloading you with work, no career path within company - hard to get promoted within.

    Advice to Management

    recognize people for their hard work. If someone is consistently interviewing for another job within the company - recognize that they want to move up or move to something where they can continue to learn and grow. Worst is when you hear a director has told someone they don't blame someone for looking outside the company - the minute I heard that my moral dropped to the floor. You should want to keep good employees not wish them out of the door.


  8. "Good company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Retail Merchandiser in Mexico, MO
    Current Employee - Retail Merchandiser in Mexico, MO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Acosta part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    if you like to work alone, plan your work around your other things to bw done, it's great

    Cons

    you don
    t know how many hrs you'll work every week
    No pay raises


  9. "Retail coverage Merchandiser"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Acosta part-time

    Pros

    Great supervisor, flexible schedule , great benefits

    Cons

    Few hours don't pay bills


  10. "Leadership Development Program"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Leadership Development Program Associate in Jacksonville, FL
    Current Employee - Leadership Development Program Associate in Jacksonville, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Acosta full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good benefits
    Room for growth

    Cons

    Disorganized
    Can be slow
    Head of program is an idiot

    Advice to Management

    Keep management involved


  11. "Unit Manager"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Acosta full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    You can work unsupervised and at your own pace.

    Cons

    They make sure that insure work is completed each day and if not you will get a call from supervisor.



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