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Baker Distributing Reviews

Updated November 17, 2017
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  1. "Counter Sales"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Counter Sales Associate
    Current Employee - Counter Sales Associate

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

    Pros

    Interact with customers on daily basis

    Cons

    Pay low not payed what you are worth. Ridiculous raises 20-30 cents

    Advice to Management

    Think about your counter sales help, have them rewarded because without counter help managers wouldn’t get all the bonuses and commissions


  2. "Territory Sales Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Baker Distributing full-time

    Pros

    There is flexibility in the position

    Cons

    There is extremely minimal training involved

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Growing Company"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  4. "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.


  5. "store staff"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Volusia, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Volusia, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Baker Distributing full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    medical and dental. At this point I can't think of anything else

    Cons

    H R and upper management don't care about problems of hourly store employees .

    Advice to Management

    research better the people who manage your stores.


  6. "Analyst"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jacksonville, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jacksonville, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Baker Distributing (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Nice People Gained Some Experience

    Cons

    Low Salaries and no teamwork


  7. "Rude and Hateful"

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    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at Baker Distributing as a contractor

    Pros

    If you don't expect professional and courteous service then this is the place for you! Best pro is getting back in your car to leave.

    Cons

    Morale sucks. Customers complain of the rude treatment they receive when they come in for help. Customer went next door today to ask for help from a neighboring company. Was told where they could find what they were looking for and was treated with respect instead of the disdain they received at Bakers.

    Advice to Management

    Train people to treat customers with respect and if you are the one(s) who are treating customers so poorly then dig down deep and try to find some manners.

  8. "Although they strive for market share they run too lien to actually accomplish the task compared to their competition."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great room for advancement. Positions are always available due to growth or others moving around within the organization. Established brand that is respected in the industry.

    Cons

    Customer service suffers due to lack of staff per corporate's guidelines. Technicians can easily visit or call any other competitor and immediately get their issues resolved in a timely manner due to more staff. It's that simple.

    Advice to Management

    Loosen the reigns on staffing and employ enough personnel to cover absences. Trust the management more rather than micromanage. Their P & L and customer matrix will tell the whole story.


  9. "it was fun"

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    Current Employee - Warehouse Assistant in Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Warehouse Assistant in Richmond, VA

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

    Pros

    it is a team oriented work place

    Cons

    it is hard to get a raise

    Advice to Management

    give a better raise please


  10. "I Use to love working Baker, not so much now."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - COUNTER SALES
    Current Employee - COUNTER SALES
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay and benefits are OK.

    Cons

    They are turning the company in to telemarketers, and we know how much people like telemarketers.

    Advice to Management

    Employees are sick of sales, sales , sales everyday. Customers do not want us calling them everyday with new specials. We do work in the Hvac/r business and people don't have time to answer calls from us everyday. Focus more on employee development.


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