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Associated Wholesale Grocers Reviews

Updated March 15, 2017
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  • Long hours suck and supervisors don't make it any easier for you at times (in 6 reviews)

  • Upper management is very competitive among themselves (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Good job to have if your are young and trying to build up some money. hours in there can be long"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Order Selector in Slidell, LA
    Current Employee - Order Selector in Slidell, LA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Associated Wholesale Grocers full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good money starting pay is 14.50 and as little as 2 weeks you can make 20.85 raise every year... can Finnish your work early and leave and still get paid or stay all night till work over and get extra hours... me my self I work about 20/30 he a week and get paid for 40

    Cons

    Long hours suck and supervisors don't make it any easier for you at times. Not a long term job it will stress you out..

    Advice to Management

    Monitor your supervisor more carefully they only think of them selves and will try and get over anyway they can... but not all are this way just a hand full.. needs more in house promotions and more motivation to wanna work as hard as we do


  2. "Willing to Work?"

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    Former Employee - Casual Order Selector in Springfield, MO
    Former Employee - Casual Order Selector in Springfield, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Associated Wholesale Grocers part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great pay
    Lots of Hours
    Great people that work there

    Cons

    Consumes your life
    No room for excuses
    Hard quotas

    Advice to Management

    More training and leniency on pulling percentages


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Worst company I've ever worked for"

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    Former Employee - Transportation in Kansas City, KS
    Former Employee - Transportation in Kansas City, KS
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Associated Wholesale Grocers full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Benefits were okay. Compensation was good.

    Cons

    The work place environment is extremely unhealthy. Management did not take a stand for their employees and thought "saving every penny" was more important than the happiness of their employees. The wrong people were promoted for the wrong reasons.


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  5. "Associated Wholesale Grocers"

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    Current Employee - Dock Manager in Southaven, MS
    Current Employee - Dock Manager in Southaven, MS
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Associated Wholesale Grocers full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    May make a lot of money if hourly

    Cons

    Salary positions are inadequate for the amount of hours worked.

    Advice to Management

    restructure


  6. "Order selector"

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    Former Employee - Order Selector in Springfield, MO
    Former Employee - Order Selector in Springfield, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Only thing good about this company is that the pay is decent.

    Cons

    The pay is not worth the work you do they put you on old equipment and expected to do everything on it they don't care about your family life at all expect you to be there at all times even on your days off they will call you in this company Has rodents running through it's facility and upper management doesn't care they send you out with little to no training and expect you to do the job they tell you that you have time to get your percent up which by the way it's supposed to be at 100% in three months which is nearly impossible. If you ask them for help they will just tell you that you need to move quicker. Couple of things that you should know is that you'll never get a day off if you will be pulled in on your days off management won't listen to you and your have to work harder than you've ever worked in your ilfe. My last words of advice or to stay away from this company at all cost I worked there every day and regretted it.

    Advice to Management

    Start listening to the people that need help. And stop Giving the people that of been there a while everything they want. Start turning people the right way with the right trainers. And make sure that the percent that people are pull at is at a decent pace.


  7. "Great work and pay. Long hours.Not enough time to be with family."

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    Current Employee - Warehouse Worker in Kansas City, KS
    Current Employee - Warehouse Worker in Kansas City, KS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Associated Wholesale Grocers full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Pay is Great. Insurance even better. Made great friends there. Plenty of overtime to made when needed.. Union is a big plus.

    Cons

    Long hours for both management and warehousemen. We have skeleton crew.. Unable to keep people.. They cut so many jobs. We are unable to complete are task properly and timely. Warehouse is filthy.. Pallets all over which is dangerous.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more people.. Treat workers better.


  8. Helpful (2)

    "Ethics Review"

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    Former Employee - Order Selector in Springfield, MO
    Former Employee - Order Selector in Springfield, MO

    I worked at Associated Wholesale Grocers full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Compensation, excellent coworkers and first line managment

    Cons

    This company will pay you a bonus or write you up defined on the equipment they issue out. Employees performance is based off of your equipment going approximately 12 mph and when the only equipment they have available goes 9 mph you will get written up. There are hard working employees who do earn their incentives. However there were hard working employees ive seen fired for the equipment they were issued. This company also did not seem so concerned about their rodent problem as if mouse feces cannot kill you. Im quite surprised the union doesnt address some of these issues but they are more concerned about the dollars they extort. Im also surprised that class action hasnt been brought to this company. On busy days they leave their freezer products on the dry dock too long. At the end of the shift staging trucks block intersections and cause multiple traffic hazards on the shoulder of the road where they muster

    Advice to Management

    Upper echelon management needs to do away with their unethical practices.


  9. "Use them before they use you"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Accounting in Kansas City, KS
    Former Employee - Accounting in Kansas City, KS
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Associated Wholesale Grocers full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Gain experience to move on because they don't have your back.

    Cons

    Unclear guidelines used to make excuses to make people want to quit or fire them.

    Advice to Management

    Coach young employees and try to talk to them about what's going on.


  10. "AWG FW"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Worth, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Worth, TX

    I worked at Associated Wholesale Grocers full-time

    Pros

    Great work environment, reliable co workers, Genuine leadership team, pays well. Overall a good place of employment.

    Cons

    Grocery distribution center. Fast paced always changing industry. This can be a blessing or a curse. Recently laid off due to changes in industry. Doesn't mean it won't turn for the better in the future.


  11. "Job security"

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    Current Employee - Order Selector in Goodlettsville, TN
    Current Employee - Order Selector in Goodlettsville, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Associated Wholesale Grocers full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great money job security always busy employees nice you have a job you get exercise stay in shape and get paid for it

    Cons

    You start at 2:30 pm until finish no set schedule and you work on sunday it starts at 11 am on this day



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