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Updated Mar 18, 2022

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3.3
66%
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59%
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Mike Mascari
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  • "Upper management has no sense of time it takes to accomplish things, and just say that you aren’t doing enough.(in 1 reviews)
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  1. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Positive Employer

    Aug 2, 2021 - Human Resources in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Working with me and advancing from within. Education assistance for schooling. Working with days off and rotation. Teamwork is key.

    Cons

    Communication can be improved but processes in place to help this.

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  2. 3.0
    Former Employee

    unless things have changed

    Mar 18, 2022 - Administrative Assistant 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    good benefits for the employees

    Cons

    Too family owned, promotions given to family over experience.

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  3. 2.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    Nepotism. Price gouging.

    Dec 3, 2020 - Sales Associate in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Pay and bonuses can be nice but are used as golden handcuffs. They call it a carrot while they are using it as a stick. Some fantastic and talented people work here, but are sadly under appreciated.

    Cons

    Inexperienced family members are constantly being hire or promoted into positions they have little to no experience with. Meanwhile industry vets have been sidelined, are given no respect, and are treated as though their opinions don’t matter. Owners and upper management have insulated themselves with yes men, so anyone that dares to question a decision is berated. Then when it ultimately fails they blame the staff instead of examining whether they overlooked existing issues. You can see the inexperience in their merchandising materials, which frequently promote suggestions that someone with 1 year working in a produce department can tell you is a horrible idea. Indy fruit used to be all about carrying the best product, but that is out the window. They now expect you to make full margin on product they know is compromised, and are pressuring people to not issue credits. Don’t expect more than a 2% raise, as they have created an annual review process that is nearly impossible to go above that. If you do manage to 3% is the cap. If you are within 5 years of retirement you definitely won’t get above 2% as one of their criteria is whether or not they think you can advance with the company. They are frequently making you sign agreements that will allow them to screw you down the road. Do not work here if you want to continue working in the industry. They force you to sign a 2 year non-compete agreement, and actively litigate against former employees regardless of how low they were on the totem pole. COVID response was a joke. They didn’t provide PPE to frontline workers until people threatened to quit. No contact tracing. Quickly moved back to requiring all inside sales and buyers to be back in the office with little to no safety protocols in place. They used this as an opportunity to price gouge customers. Taking advantage of them to help float the other failing business the PE owns. One person whose family came down with COVID and had family members die, and was in the middle of dealing with that, was told they weren’t doing enough... while they were in the middle of talking to a customer! You would never know they are having a major record breaking year based on how they talk to people every day. Constantly beating people down saying they aren’t selling enough, while their accounts are up anywhere from 20%-100%+ for the year. No loyalty to long time customers. While cities were shutting down due to COVID they were regularly going into stores to try and get new customers, even though they didn’t have enough product to supply regular customers who had done business with Indy for 10+ years. So those long time customers would sit without key products for a week, while it was being sent to stores that quickly dropped Indy after product supplies improved. Before the company was purchased by PE the owners would regularly make visits to long time customers. Now those customers are lucky to get a call from upper management. Owners and upper management care about themselves and their bank accounts. While they will talk a good game initially you will quickly come to realize they don’t care about you. No work life balance, especially if you are salary. Upper management has no sense of time it takes to accomplish things, and just say that you aren’t doing enough. If you put in 50-60 hours, but neglected to do one task that doesn’t ultimately matter to customers or anyone else in the company besides upper management, they will tell you that you should have put in more time, or that you’ll need to work on the weekend to get it completed. No acknowledgement of the work you did do, or what you accomplished. Just a focus on the negative.

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  4. 4.0
    Former Employee

    Nice company but hard to advance

    Oct 2, 2020 - Office Assistant 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Work in a great industry, selling healthy and fresh food. Nice people in warehouse and office alike.

    Cons

    Extremely difficult to advance unless you are related to family ownership.

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  5. 4.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Sales Merchandiser

    Sep 26, 2016 - Sales Merchandiser in Madison, WI
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Family owned. Very big on employees keeping up with thier health. Great organization skills. Offer great deals to thier curstomers.

    Cons

    Slow on getting you the help you may need. New management for my area was pretty bad at being a leader. She was always just concerned about herself. Working Sunday's was not pleasant.

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  6. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Lead merchandiser

    Jan 26, 2018 - Lead Merchandiser in Milwaukee, WI
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Flexible hours, work till work is finished, never work more than 4 days in a row, management very helpful.

    Cons

    Working weekends and holidays, sometimes long days but not often.

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  7. 4.0
    Former Employee

    Great Place to Work

    Oct 12, 2016 -  
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Indianapolis Fruit was a great place to work. You get paid weekly

    Cons

    Indianapolis Fruit can have long hours. The days can be very boring and tiring.

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  8. 2.0
    Former Employee

    Drab, dreary environment and old school beliefs

    Aug 20, 2019 - Inside Sales 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Free produce and some friendly coworkers.

    Cons

    Company should invest in some new plumbing...employees having to use outhouses due to broken plumbing every other month is unexcusable. Grossly drab and stale working environment. Endless hours of work expected from salaried employees. Management is mostly family, many of which are inexperienced and have limited leadership and people development skills. Inside sales position is a black hole; you can get in but you can't get out unless you leave the company. Management does not believe in developing their employees and promoting from within. Instead they hire friends and promote family members.

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  9. 4.0
    Current Employee

    Good

    Jan 29, 2012 -  in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Ease to talk with upper management

    Cons

    Strategy not always consistently applied

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  10. 3.0
    Former Employee, less than 1 year

    Sketchy

    Jun 16, 2016 - Inventory in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Easy hire if your have no record

    Cons

    Unorganized management, poor training,no care for employees,favoritism,unprofessional,random mandatory hours.

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