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Updated January 11, 2018
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J. Dan Brown
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  1. "Merchandiser"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Brown Distributing full-time

    Pros

    -Good People
    -Willing to help
    -Guaranteed Hours

    Cons

    -No Weekends
    -Crazy Set Hours
    -Hard Labor


  2. "work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Brown Distributing full-time

    Pros

    industry, knowledge, experience, benefits, vacation

    Cons

    hours, competition, vacation, transportation, communication

  3. "Subpar"

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

    I worked at Brown Distributing full-time

    Pros

    Work independently. Customizable work day. Excellent CDL trainers.

    Cons

    Commission pay with long hours. Poor support structure from management.

    Advice to Management

    Good drivers dont make good supervisors. More support of delivery personal.


  4. "Good company with significant problems"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The employees and managers are generally good people. The fringe benefits (free beer, tickets to local events, etc.) are nice.

    Cons

    Poor inter-departmental communication and coordination. The pay in most departments (aside from Sales) is not competitive for the hours required.

    Advice to Management

    Find a way to remain competitive in the market without requiring employees to sacrifice evenings and weekends with family for low pay.


  5. "merchandising"

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

    I worked at Brown Distributing full-time

    Pros

    Privately owned company was fun to be around.

    Cons

    slow growth so complacency is an issue

    Advice to Management

    better structure


  6. "It pays my bills."

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    Current Employee - Merchandiser in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Merchandiser in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Vacation and sick time is beneficial. The relative autonomy, and Christmas bonus. You get a company vehicle, which is nice.

    Cons

    Pay and amount of hours we work is horrid. No one is trained to do their jobs. No one is held accountable. Management is pretty bad.

    Advice to Management

    Train your people.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Sales Representative"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Brown Distributing full-time

    Pros

    Helpful staff. Always prepared to answer any questions. Easy to train. A lot of traveling in the local Austin TX area.

    Cons

    Long hours. Non-stop job. Start early, end late. Bad commute time in Austin TX.

    Advice to Management

    Larger staff. Smaller territory's. Shorter Hours. More event perks for staff members.

  8. "Ambassador"

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    Former Employee - Brand Ambassador in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Brand Ambassador in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Brown Distributing (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Professional, positive working environment. Offer great benefits and compensation.

    Cons

    Inconvenient office location outside the city.


  9. "College Marketing Representative"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Brown Distributing part-time

    Pros

    Flexible scheduling, friendly and relaxed work environment, good experience

    Cons

    Can't progress further within company


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Distribution center"

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    Former Employee - Database Administrator in Elgin, TX
    Former Employee - Database Administrator in Elgin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Brown Distributing (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great training, minimal 401k matching.

    Cons

    To many clicks, not loyal to long time employees.

    Advice to Management

    Go back to the family style it was back in the early 2000's.


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