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Columbia Distributing Company Reviews

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Found 128 reviews

3.8
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71%
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68%
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Columbia Distributing Company CEO Chris Steffanci
Chris Steffanci
11 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great Culture, Great people and plenty of opportunity(in 10 reviews)

  • "(in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Not a bad place to work"

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    Current Employee - Order Picker in Springfield, OR
    Recommends

    I have been working at Columbia Distributing Company for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Tons of overtime Decent pay and fast raises if you consistently pull over 250 cases an hour Good health benefits Opportunities for advancement

    Cons

    Repetitive stacking Lower back pain from constantly lifting cases off the floor Sometimes you're there for 14 hours, but I don't mind the overtime

  2. "Columbia’s low scale pay"

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    Current Employee - Merchandiser in West Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Columbia Distributing Company full-time for more than 20 years

    Pros

    You get 3 days off a week which is nice but the work days are between 10-12 hours so be ready for long days.

    Cons

    The pay scale is the lowest in the field of merchandising and the work is hard. Columbia has a huge number of products and add more when they can.

    Advice to Management

    Bump up the pay so the merchandisers feel they are worth the effort put out by them.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Overworked"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at Columbia Distributing Company full-time

    Pros

    Plenty of overtime Regular retention raises

    Cons

    Imposed overtime, leading to unpredictable days with no scheduled end to shift Poor training, often leading employees to feel under prepared

  4. "Great company"

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      Former Employee - Delivery Driver in Portland, OR

      I worked at Columbia Distributing Company

      Pros

      Great atmosphere good management team

      Cons

      Long hours hard work challenging work environment at times

    • "Great Company"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook

      I worked at Columbia Distributing Company full-time

      Pros

      Lots of room to grow

      Cons

      Merch. is under staffed and over worked

    • Helpful (1)

      "Combo Sales Rep"

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      Current Employee - Combo Sales Representative in Yakima, WA
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Columbia Distributing Company full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      Great environment with competitive pay and plenty of opportunities! The company culture is very friendly and eager to help you grow and reach your goals. If you have a work hard - play hard mentality, this is a fantastic company to be a part of. Monday through Friday schedule makes for a good work-life balance, and it's goal oriented so you work until your job is done.

      Cons

      None that I can think of. There's a lot to learn at first so if you don't know how to do something, just ask!

      Advice to Management

      Keep it up!

    • "Lot of hours."

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        Former Employee - Stocker in Portland, OR

        I worked at Columbia Distributing Company

        Pros

        Lot of hours = lot of pay

        Cons

        Early hours, 6 days a week

      • ""In The Business of Firing.""

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        Former Employee - Merchandiser in Vancouver, WA
        Doesn't Recommend
        Negative Outlook
        Disapproves of CEO

        I worked at Columbia Distributing Company for more than a year

        Pros

        Wake up at a normal hour like 5AM most days.

        Cons

        14+ hour days not enough employees. No accountability or discipline for bad workers.

        Advice to Management

        What management? Hire people. Don't get reviews like, "In The Business of Firing."

      • "Sales Associate"

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          Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
          Positive Outlook
          Disapproves of CEO

          I worked at Columbia Distributing Company full-time

          Pros

          Doc sales were the best, cheap beer.

          Cons

          Management was all older males who didn't listen to new ideas very well. They also struggled with the technology which made it difficult to learn.

        • "A good starter / fall back job"

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          Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
          Recommends
          Positive Outlook
          Disapproves of CEO

          I worked at Columbia Distributing Company full-time

          Pros

          2 days off in a row Minimal holiday work Available overtime

          Cons

          A lot of overtime during holiday times Base rate noncompetitive and not progression based Senior management disconnected from how things work in the trade

          Advice to Management

          Make a progression based pay scale

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