DS Services of America Area Manager Reviews | Glassdoor

DS Services of America Area Manager Reviews

Updated Jan 10, 2014

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Tom Harrington
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  1. Helpful (5)

    "Don't drink the Kool-Aid...DS Waters doesn't care about you"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Area Manager 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at DS Services of America full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Some of the highest paying delivery jobs out there if you're willing to put in the work. The blue collar nature of the business attracts lots of great hardworking people you feel proud to go into battle with day in and day out. * *This applies to the front-line (and a few of the managers)

    Cons

    Several: - Little to no leadership - Silos - Disconnected upper-management - Management positions pay far below industry averages - Fear-based "you should feel lucky to work here" motivational tactics - Outdated fleet - Outdated route handhelds - Old production equipment - Not enough employee appreciation activities - Constant change (not healthy change created from adapting to industry needs, but rather the...

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    Advice to Management

    I won't waste time giving advice to upper management. First of all, my advice would never make it high enough to reach the top of the ivory tower, and second, most (not all but most) of upper management are greedy good ol' boys who couldn't give two shakes as long as they get their EBIDTA.

    DS Services of America2013-11-19
  2. Helpful (2)

    "Working at DS Waters is challenging."

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    Former Employee - Area Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at DS Services of America full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good Benefits. Co-Workers were honest, hard working.

    Cons

    CEO, CFO out of touch and brash personalities. Company is ran like the good ole boys club and totally mismanaged. You can't do your job because you are too busy chasing rabbits for management.

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to employees and trust them for their expertise and knowledge.

    DS Services of America2014-01-10
  3. Helpful (2)

    "Your future is in someone else's hand."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - AREA SALES MANAGER 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at DS Services of America full-time

    Pros

    This is a classic case of a good company on paper, but poorly run from the top.

    Cons

    It's more than a full time job. It's more like a double time job. Very political and very little training and support. You will always be forced to run a route because of lack of help. You will always have tractor or van issues and never have enough. You will always have to be away from what you should be doing as a manager. You will always be told that it will get better.Never enough coffee or water equipment and what...

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    Advice to Management

    Organize a training course for all positions that will give the basic info needed to do the job effectively. Carry better equipment and keep it in stock.

    DS Services of America2014-01-02
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