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DistributionNOW Reviews

Updated Jun 18, 2019

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DistributionNOW CEO Robert Workman
Robert Workman
25 Ratings
Pros
  • "Materials Management Team was great, major holidays off, good work life balance(in 9 reviews)

  • "Great manager and good people working at the branch(in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • "Upper management doesn't seem to value the safety/welfare of the employees(in 12 reviews)

  • "No training, lack of communication(in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Family atmosphere, Great place for growth"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at DistributionNOW full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Family atmosphere, work/life balance was perfect (if needed to work from home it was no problem), great place to grow, treated well and performers incentivized, would still be working here but family relocated, hoping to come back in future

    Cons

    Busy environment, lots of moving parts

    DistributionNOW2019-06-11
  2. "It's a job"

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    Current Employee - Branch Manager 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at DistributionNOW full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Pays the bills, and offers 401K

    Cons

    You are just a number, upper Management does not care about its employees. The company has lost sight of who they are and what really matters. They tend to overlook everything just to make themselves look better! They always want you to make your job #1 Priority and really don't care about your personal life.

    Advice to Management

    Take the time to learn about your employees and the people in the company, care about them!

    DistributionNOW2019-06-04
  3. "Stay Clear, Unless you really need a job"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I worked at DistributionNOW

      Pros

      Nice Houston facility, Covered Parking 😁

      Cons

      Very dysfunctional company, substandard salaries, poor management, cumbersome processes are choking, not inline with customer needs and requirements. Poor credit mentality

      Advice to Management

      Scrap everything and start all over. Customer Priority One is a joke.

      DistributionNOW2019-06-18
    • "Since buyout of Wilson Supply and subsequent spinoff from NOV, it's been all down hill..."

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      Former Employee - Catalog Administrator in Houston, TX
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at DistributionNOW full-time for more than 3 years

      Pros

      They really tried to encourage social events, and the experience of the environment is definitely worth building a skill set for your resume.

      Cons

      Definitely a thick glass ceiling between upper management and everything below, extremely anemic personal and income growth. No accountability of directors by executives, as that level seems to instantly bring job security no matter the errors committed. Also some of the upper management/directors seem to let go of some ethics once they have achieved that level.

      Advice to Management

      Sadly, they would not listen, and if they did, would completely disregard those who make the cogs turn anyway.

      DistributionNOW2019-05-23
    • "Bad Culture, Below Industry Standards in Pay"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
      Doesn't Recommend
      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at DistributionNOW full-time for more than 5 years

      Pros

      flexible schedule and opportunity to take on extra...with no extra pay that it.

      Cons

      Poor leadership, even more poor management. The people that they have in management and leadership roles have no idea what they are doing or talking about. I can count on one hand how many people have any clue about anything that the company does! So much nepotism in the company it is ridiculous, if you are buddies with someone high up in the company then you are guaranteed a management level or higher position whether...

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      Advice to Management

      Understand your employees and you will be successful, until you listen to the people that you employ, you will have high turnover like you are seeing. People don't leave jobs they leave bad managers/leaders!

      DistributionNOW2019-06-12
    • "Just Run"

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      Former Employee - Administrator 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at DistributionNOW full-time for more than 5 years

      Pros

      Fairly decent benefits. Learned a lot, but mostly independent learning.

      Cons

      The company-wide complaint is they do not listen and value their employees. This is extremely true. There are many unethical things that occurred while I worked there, and I was in a few different departments and roles throughout several years. Many times, there are some great, hardworking individuals that do a lot of work while accountability and workloads are not even across the company. It is a crony system.

      Advice to Management

      Learn what management actually is. Stop promoting from within without providing proper training.

      DistributionNOW2019-06-11
    • Helpful (1)

      "Disappointing"

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      Current Employee - Project Manager in Houston, TX
      Doesn't Recommend
      Positive Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I have been working at DistributionNOW full-time for more than 3 years

      Pros

      Good pay, vacation, and holidays, benefits

      Cons

      Long work hours, lack of management, cliquey

      Advice to Management

      Pay attention to the employees

      DistributionNOW2019-05-03
    • Helpful (1)

      "Decent job"

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      Former Employee - Product Specialist in Houston, TX
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at DistributionNOW full-time for more than 3 years

      Pros

      Decent pay, no incentive period

      Cons

      Traffic on North Eldridge road

      Advice to Management

      Get it together

      DistributionNOW2019-03-30
    • Helpful (1)

      "Management"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook

      I worked at DistributionNOW full-time for more than 10 years

      Pros

      Benefits Opportunity to work independently or with a group

      Cons

      Direct management does not communicate well with Managers.

      Advice to Management

      Review upper management tactics with employees/reporting managers frequently.

      DistributionNOW2019-03-19
    • Helpful (1)

      "Decent place to work, corporate structure is bulky and not serving the employee"

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      Former Employee - Expeditor in Compton, CA

      I worked at DistributionNOW full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      Pleasant culture, nice people in the office, lots of sales rep visits (free food)

      Cons

      Corporate is slow to respond and often hindering branches ability to work

      DistributionNOW2019-01-30
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