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Baker Distributing Reviews

Updated February 26, 2017
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  1. "Worked there during the end of recession"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Ocala, FL
    Former Employee - Manager in Ocala, FL

    I worked at Baker Distributing full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Getting to know the local contractors

    Cons

    Sales were down due to not many houses being built at that time so they let everyone go including a counter sales guy that had been there for almost 30 years. Hired lower pay people and even they are now gone.

    Advice to Management

    None


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Too Much Expected With No Support"

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

    I worked at Baker Distributing full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    The industry is fun if you work for the right company.

    Cons

    This company was managed by people that should have never been given the title. They tried to micro manage with no clue. They need to stop dipping snuff.

    Advice to Management

    Advice to management . Move most out.


  3. "ANALYST"

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    Former Employee - Analyst in Jacksonville, FL
    Former Employee - Analyst in Jacksonville, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Baker Distributing full-time

    Pros

    No micromanagement, freedom to work around personal issues that may arise, a lot of longtime employees to answer questions and train you, dress code not strict for a "corporate office"

    Cons

    Compensation does not match expected output, outdated office surroundings, no posting of open positions, favoritism, not open to change even though growing every day, will only receive promotion if someone leaves or dies, no one takes ownership in a mistake even though there are no repercussions

    Advice to Management

    Recognize the efforts of ALL employees. not just a xhosen few. Find a way to regulate the temperature in the building [after all, you are an air conditioning supply house]


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Territory Sales Manager"

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    Former Employee - Outside Territory Sales Manager in Harlingen, TX
    Former Employee - Outside Territory Sales Manager in Harlingen, TX

    I worked at Baker Distributing (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I really enjoyed working there, but all it took for me to lose my job was a new regional manager who didn't like me to ruin my job amazing.

    Cons

    Regional Manager who is aeking for rediculas budget from 2 miilion which was no problem but 4 million there is no way, to many competitors around.

    Advice to Management

    Trained Regionals before being assigned.


  6. "Counter Sales"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Baker Distributing full-time

    Pros

    Good Co-workers
    Good Customers/ You get the same customers regularly so you'll get to know all of them
    Good benefits

    Cons

    Poorly managed. Multiple times issues arose because different parts of management disagreed with one another and both would try to slow the other down like children.

    Advice to Management

    There's a reason there is chain of command. Make sure all employees follow it.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Growing Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jacksonville, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jacksonville, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Baker Distributing (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Hard working people. The company is going through a tremendous growth phase and new projects keep coming up. Managers treat you an adult and does not micro manage. Casual dress during the summer months and fridays during the other 9 months.

    Cons

    Playing catchup with most things. The projects are not planned out and are impulse.

    Advice to Management

    Office could use some updating. Add a tuition reimbursement program.


  8. "Stepping Stone"

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

    Pros

    Relaxed environment allows for plenty of freedom.

    Cons

    Low pay, favoritism, office politics, poor management.

    Advice to Management

    Stop hiring your friends.


  9. "warehouse coordinator"

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    Current Employee - Tennessee in Memphis, TN
    Current Employee - Tennessee in Memphis, TN

    Pros

    HVAC is interesting as far equipment overall.

    Cons

    Some of operations involving sales

    Advice to Management

    Old Units need to sold at a certain price to keep more new units in inventory.


  10. "Promotions"

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    Former Employee - Promotions in Burlington, VT
    Former Employee - Promotions in Burlington, VT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Decent Pay, Work alone, freedom

    Cons

    Slow to pay, unorganized, rude employees

    Advice to Management

    Better secretaries


  11. Helpful (2)

    "ok"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Accounting Analyst in Jacksonville, FL
    Former Employee - Accounting Analyst in Jacksonville, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Flexible on hours depending on what department you are in. Casual dress for most of the year.
    Jeans on Friday's.

    Cons

    Too many Upper management and not enough processors. Make sure you get everything in writing that pertains to you and your job here. Christmas party for employees was always in the hot warehouse. They will make up titles to hire a relative or person they know. They will not post jobs that are open so you can have room for advancement as an employee.

    Advice to Management

    Management needs to recognize their employee's and that they do a great job for them. They also need to stop showing favoritism, it lowers the self esteem of other workers.



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