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Inland Seafood Reviews

Updated March 31, 2017
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  1. "Charlie Battle"

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    Former Employee - Receiving Supervisor in Tucker, GA
    Former Employee - Receiving Supervisor in Tucker, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Inland Seafood full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very good company to work for.

    Cons

    Cold but not that cold.

    Advice to Management

    Keep growing as a family😉


  2. "Receiving Office Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Inland Seafood full-time

    Pros

    upbeat people, management easily accessible

    Cons

    commute is too long; some co-workers don't care about their work

    Advice to Management

    Keep open and honest communication; listen to all sides when dealing with conflict

  3. "Account Manager/Outside Sales"

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    Former Employee - Account Executive/Outside Sales in Decatur, GA
    Former Employee - Account Executive/Outside Sales in Decatur, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Inland Seafood (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Hard working people; major holidays off

    Cons

    On call 24/7; Management was absent in office most days


  4. "Work for ANYONE else."

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

    I worked at Inland Seafood full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The ability to bring home unusual proteins at good prices would be closely followed by relationships with ( some ) of the non management employees.

    Cons

    Always on call. Always. The customers can place orders until 9:00....warehouse staff may call for clarification on an order up to and sometimes past 11:00 p.m. Back in the office to have inventory LIES told to you at 8:00 the next morning. Extremely chauvinistic environment with apathetic management more concerned with gym time and golfing. Their policy is to short pay vendors while ripping off their customers via overpriced items and inferior quality. When, invariably - you have a huge issue on your hands? Better solve it yourself and accept any and all blame. Management sure won't. There was a time where the knowledge and interpersonal relationships between chefs mattered. Now, your nose is virtually rubbed in the fact that you are replaceable.

    Advice to Management

    You got where you are because of your employees. Start acting like you owe them the favor, instead of the reverse. Quit lying about quality and price. Value your vendor relationships so that they value your business and send their best offerings. Keep shorting their invoices and downgrading fish, and you just might end up with the better product your competition offers at a better price.


  5. "Broken promises"

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    Former Employee - Inside Sales in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Inside Sales in Charlotte, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Inland Seafood full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Benefits were descent and were able to purchase fresh products at wholesale price.
    Building great connections with very talented chefs.

    Cons

    Don't expect to advance if you're a woman.
    As an "inside" rep you basically just do the outside reps work for them and never get a kick back. You're stuck, trying to advance without making any money.

    Advice to Management

    Be respectful to your staff. Give staff a raise after one year if that's what was said in acceptance interview. Keep your word.


  6. "Salesmen"

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    Current Employee - Sales Man in New Orleans, LA
    Current Employee - Sales Man in New Orleans, LA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Inland Seafood full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Food relationship with best chefs in the country

    Cons

    Getting yelled at by chefs for messing up

    Advice to Management

    Do it big


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Sales"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    You make a decent paycheck

    Cons

    Owner and management are horrible.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Seafood Sales Don't Payoff"

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    Former Employee - Seafood Distribution Sales in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Seafood Distribution Sales in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Inland Seafood full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Fresh food at your fingertips.

    Cons

    Salary, company culture, lack of management, cut throat competition within the office environment, management favors their friends and are obvious about it, PTO is earned yet strongly discouraged against using unless you are considered a senior level employee, and the office politics are always out to bite you at IS.

    Advice to Management

    Hold each other accountable for being professional and treating others, the employees, fairly. Also, the more you appreciate your employees, the more they will want to work harder and therefore everyone wins. Encouragement and support would go a long, long way as it does not exist.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Working at Inland Seafood was a very stagnant experience."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    They are very flexible with your schedule. They have some degree of employee empowerment because they allow you to manage yourself for the most part.

    Cons

    Since this is a privately owned company and the owner is still very active in the company, the growth opportunities are limited. Nearly everyone who is in executive level management has been with the company almost since its creation. Some of the general managers have only been there for 6-8 years. In addition, their system is very outdated and uses numbers (green screen AS400) to access it. They do not have a continuous improvement process in place.

    Advice to Management

    Update. Update. Update. There needs to be some channels for progression through the ranks. In addtion, the systems need to be updated and there needs to be more than one HR person and more than 3 IT persons for all of the subsidaries.