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Acosta Reviews

Updated December 12, 2018
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  • "Low pay, no raises, no promotions" (in 212 reviews)

  • "Very low pay for a sales job with no commission" (in 83 reviews)

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  1. "Great Company"

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    Current Employee - Retail Service Merchandiser in Centralia, IL
    Current Employee - Retail Service Merchandiser in Centralia, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedule in most cases. I'm a Retail Merchandiser and also have Home stores in So. IL
    The people I work with are team players, there are great benefits and I have never had a problem.

    Cons

    No pay raises, but it you travel you get mileage and a food allowance and also they pay for your hotel upfront.

    Advice to Management

    People need pay increases


  2. "Retail Merchandiser"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Acosta full-time

    Pros

    Work independently, great store managers and employees

    Cons

    No pay raises, you are just a number filling their space needed.

    Advice to Management

    Realize their employees are actual people with families and not just a number

  3. Helpful (3)

    "Was a great place to work but has become less organized and stable in recent years."

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    Former Employee - RCM in Bangor, ME
    Former Employee - RCM in Bangor, ME
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Acosta full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Flexible Schedule, allowed to work independently, variety of work.
    Good Benefits for full time.

    Cons

    No raises, worked for the company for 5+ years and never received a raise
    Low mileage reimbursement.
    A lot of wear and tear on your vehicle and mileage reimbursement barely covers your gas consumption.
    Laid-off due to business needs in a phone call after 5+ years with no inclination that a lay-off was imminent.

    Advice to Management

    Treat employees better.
    Provide raises.
    Reimburse mileage at a higher rate. Employees pay the cars insurance and maintenance costs which comes out of wages that never increase with years of service.
    Manage business better so that you have more flexibility with the workforce and don't have to lay them off suddenly in a phone call.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Team Leader"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Acosta full-time

    Pros

    Good people with flexible hours.

    Cons

    Poor pay structure, raises or bonuses. It not about ability but who you know in the company,

    Advice to Management

    Steer clear of this organization.


  5. "Lay offs for Fulltime Employees several times in last 5 years"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Acosta full-time

    Pros

    Good Benefits and holiday pay

    Cons

    Was permanently laid off with a 4 hour notice


  6. "Awful place to work"

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    Former Employee - Analyst in Jacksonville, FL
    Former Employee - Analyst in Jacksonville, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Acosta full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Flex work hours and remote days.

    Cons

    Bullies, poor management, discrimination, closed doors.

    Advice to Management

    Take a close look at seasoned managers and start weeding out the non-productive and apparently bullet-proof ones. Pay attention to experienced staff and their complaints because there may be truths you don’t want to hear. Implement EEO training for a change to help stop the discriminatory behavior from mid and senior management.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Be flexible."

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    Former Employee - Retail Merchandiser in Los Rnchs Abq, NM
    Former Employee - Retail Merchandiser in Los Rnchs Abq, NM
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Acosta part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Create your own schedule, variety, multiple locations, vacation accrual for part-time employees, and reasonable District Managers. I would recommend this part-time job to someone looking for a side job if pay increases are not important and the locations assigned are within a limited radius.

    Cons

    Stagnant pay, low employee value, inadequate mileage compensation, inconsistent hours, redistricting. Store locations change, which can burden the rep with added fuel costs.

    Advice to Management

    To higher management. It seems corporate is unaware of the burden placed on field reps to complete projects in distant locations without adequate compensation for the cost of fuel.

  8. "RCM"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Acosta full-time

    Pros

    Flexible and fun work environment

    Cons

    Reduced health benefits to one plan

    Advice to Management

    Bottom line over employee moral


  9. Helpful (1)

    "District Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good Pay and Benefits for the industry

    Cons

    Unstable organization. RIFs frequently.


  10. "Time to move on"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Merchandiser
    Current Employee - Merchandiser
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    No management up your neck
    Holidays are paid days off
    Full-time benefits and days off are good..

    Cons

    To many miles for very little return (22ct per mile the more you do the LESS you get!)

    NO raises ....EVER

    Advice to Management

    Stop being greedy bastards, we use our own cars. You expect us to go out there and driving from county to county for the lousy 200usd per MONTH mileage we get paid. Not to mention the super low hourly wager we are stuck in.