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Harbor Distributing Reviews

Updated June 15, 2017
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  1. "Drive/ sales"

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    Former Employee - Delivery Driver in Gardena, CA
    Former Employee - Delivery Driver in Gardena, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Harbor Distributing full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good paid and good people in the work shop

    Cons

    Long hours and dealing with all the traffic in LA

    Advice to Management

    Be more friendlier to the employees


  2. "Harbor Distributing, LLC"

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    Former Employee - Staff Accountant in Huntington Beach, CA
    Former Employee - Staff Accountant in Huntington Beach, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Harbor Distributing full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great working environment and free beer.

    Cons

    They are using ancient accounting software.

    Advice to Management

    Switch out ancient accounting software.

  3. Helpful (3)

    "Strictly a review for Shared Services..."

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    Current Employee - Just Another Number in Huntington Beach, CA
    Current Employee - Just Another Number in Huntington Beach, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Newly built, modern building in a great location in Huntington Beach.

    Onsite office bar that’s fully stocked with beer. Open to employees 3 days a week.

    Onsite gym that offers Crossfit and Yoga classes after work.

    Awesome industry, awesome suppliers. If you’re a beer geek, this is a great company to work for.

    Free cases of beer every now and again.

    Cons

    Pay is lower than industry standard. The company tries to make up for it by giving out small raises every year, but it will take years to even get up to the industry standard. Some people even have second jobs to help offset the lower than average pay.

    The work load increases every time the company acquires a new business unit, yet management doesn’t make it a priority to hire more people. They expect you to do more on top of an already overwhelming workload as they drag their feet on hiring.

    Management is severely disconnected with what their employees do on a day-to-day basis. Besides telling us what to do, see and learn what we do first before setting unrealistic expectations. Yes, you may have done it many, many years ago, but it’s a whole different world now. And please stop hiding in your offices, we can feel your passive aggressiveness oozing into the hallways.

    If you’re good at CYA activities, this is a great area to be in. Be sure to save any and every email you get because if you try to be a good worker and follow directions, it can and will backfire on you. Also if you do your job really well, expect to do other’s people’s jobs too. Management does not hold people accountable and avoids confrontation at all costs.

    Low ceiling with no distinctive career path for the majority of the positions in shared services. If you’re a non-management employee, expect to stay in that role for a very long time. For those that want to grow within the company, you’re better off moving to sales or warehouse operations.

    Advice to Management

    The Shared Services Department is treated like the ugly step child of the company. We might not have the fancy titles or exciting roles as those in Sales and Operations, but we’re extremely hard workers that keep the entire RBG network running. Our behind-the-scenes responsibilities are just as important as those in the front lines servicing the customers. The company motto is “succeed as one”, yet we will never truly live up to this mantra if we don’t hold employees/managers accountable and invest in this department.


  4. "Account Mgr"

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    Former Employee - Account Manager in Gardena, CA
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Gardena, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Harbor Distributing full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great Company lots of work but great company

    Cons

    none available. Great company to work for

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Good company."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Anaheim, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Anaheim, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Harbor Distributing full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    This was a good company to work for. Fun work environment if you like beer and they are interested in continuous improvement.

    Cons

    There are tons of meetings and management cannot is constantly going back and forth with their decision making. If you are not in sales or warehouse operations movement is some what limited.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to promote self growth. Limit unnecessary meetings. Do not show favoritism.


  6. "Fast-Paced"

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    Former Employee - Picker/Packer in Little Rock, AR
    Former Employee - Picker/Packer in Little Rock, AR
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Harbor Distributing (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great Income, and all the overtime i wanted.

    Cons

    High turn over rate, only 1 break


  7. "Overall good conpany"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Nice perks for working the beer industry

    Cons

    Felt like just a number

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Labor"

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    Current Employee - Merchandiser
    Current Employee - Merchandiser
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    This job has several positive aspects and allows you to grow to a sales position within the company. You can work in the beer industry at 18.

    Cons

    At harbor you must you your own type of vehicle for transportation to each account on your route. Gas is reimbursed.

    Advice to Management

    Habor is very well organized and does not need any advice. As for feed back, i enjoy each day at Harbor.