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Merchants Distributors Reviews

Updated Mar 13, 2019

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  1. "Great company to work for!!"

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    Current Employee - Truck Driver 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Merchants Distributors full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good pay. Good people. I've been there 5 years and moved up twice. If you do what you're supposed to do management don't give you a hard time. It is hard work but it's honest work and They pay you good. Probably close to the best pay in the area.

    Cons

    Hours are not "normal" but you can adjust easy. Working weekends, just part of the food distribution business it just has to be done.

    Advice to Management

    Great owners. Great upper management warehouse supervisors good. But it's the only place I've worked where a "lead man" dosent actually go out and do the job there lead of. They just sit in the office and look busy. I'm talking about hourly paid lead ppl not salary supervisors.

    Merchants Distributors2016-05-26
  2. "Review"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Merchants Distributors full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Decent Benefits, Secure Office & Weekly Pay

    Cons

    Drama, small opportunity for growth

    Advice to Management

    Open your eyes

    Merchants Distributors2019-03-14
  3. "Selector"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Merchants Distributors full-time

    Pros

    Only good thing is the pay.

    Cons

    Not knowing when you get off, they expect you to work till 14 plus hours a day for 5 days if it’s busy. They need to make a 1st, 2nd, and 3rd shift to take stress 2nd, 2nd is 2 shifts combined which is highly upsetting.

    Advice to Management

    Have a 1st, 2nd, and third shift to divide the terrible work load.

    Merchants Distributors2018-12-20
  4. Helpful (1)

    "Transition Job NOT for the Faint of Heart"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Merchants Distributors full-time

    Pros

    -decent pay for manual labor -5 unpaid call in days after probationary period -paid vacation time (only for full-time with lots of tenure) -generally a steady paycheck -damaged product is recouped/available to buy in cafeteria -food is prepared for lunch breaks for purchase -stipend for safety shoes

    Cons

    -insurance changes annually to reduce company cost, reducing coverage and increasing premiums -production is based on ARBITRARY GOAL TIMES, not on weight or product moved per hour, which means goal times CAN BE/ARE ADJUSTED without notice to the employees -reduced goal times and unrealistic expectations have led to an environment where proper lifting habits cannot be practiced, and shortcuts are made in order to meet...

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    Advice to Management

    (Although this portion will likely not reach its intended audience) -instead of treating the symptom of expensive company insurance costs with changing insurance companies regularly, treat the cause. Employees trying to work harder and faster yields more opportunities to sustain personal injury. -loyalty to the company in years of service should be recognized, no matter if the experience is at a lowly position -standardize...

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    Merchants Distributors2018-08-27
  5. "Good temporary pay"

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    Former Employee - Selector 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Merchants Distributors part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Decent pay for hard work. They pay 100 dollars for steel toe boots Cheap cafeteria food from frozen meals

    Cons

    Where you start is where you're most likely going to stay. Moving up in positions only come around when the work gets tough in other positions. From picking to checking, you go from lifting 5k pounds in 45 minutes to loading trucks for 12-15 hours. The work is continuous and strenuous with nothing to gain but the hourly pay. Management is only able to help so much with your problems, depending on how their upper management...

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    Advice to Management

    I don't have any advice to management. I've been working here long enough to realize that nothing brought up to upper upper management is taken to heart. They have their own ulterior motive, so what good comes from listening to your lowly position holding employees.

    Merchants Distributors2017-09-24
  6. "Good place to work long term"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hickory, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Merchants Distributors full-time

    Pros

    Good pay, good benefits, and on site health coach

    Cons

    Hard to move up unless you can develop a backing/friendship with someone already in a high position.

    Advice to Management

    Look at the qualities of all employees and be fair when promoting. Give clear instructions on your expectations for your employees to succeed.

    Merchants Distributors2017-07-07
  7. Helpful (1)

    "The people are mostly nice but the organization is too frugal."

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    Former Employee - Selector in Hickory, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Merchants Distributors part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Pay wasn't bad for a entry level job. Advancement opportunities are available but often limited.

    Cons

    Advancement is limited unless you where outside of the warehouse. Opportunities to advance where beginning to fade. It seems as though the company gave up on developing it's people for future advancement. The working conditions where physically taxing, not just hard work. You must be athletic to meet their standard long term & it can be hard on your body.

    Advice to Management

    Care more about the company as a whole and not just the department in which you work. Micromanage less & macro-manage a little more.

    Merchants Distributors2017-06-10
  8. "Overall great place!"

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    Former Employee - Order Picker in Hickory, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Merchants Distributors part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    bumped to max pay after production is achieved, overtime opportunity, great people you will work with. Good vacation for full-time employees, have a cafe

    Cons

    hot/cold depending what time of the year, some jacks are great and some are not, tickets are "randomly" gave out

    Advice to Management

    get all jacks working equally, Find a way to give out tickets more fairly to everyone,

    Merchants Distributors2017-03-03
  9. "Money isnt everything!"

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    Current Employee - Order Selector in Hickory, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Merchants Distributors full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The people I work with are the best, the money is good and benefits are decent.

    Cons

    Management listens to nobody, warehouse is to small for current workload, daily used equipment is falling apart and new equipment is apparently less important than a new company logo, can not keep people due to company getting greedy and cutting production standards, not allowing workers to get their 40 unless they come in on their day off, warehouse needs to be re-slotted badly to rearrange everything and get like products...

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    Advice to Management

    Listen to your people!! No matter if they just turned eighteen or if theyre in their mid thirties these are the people who bust their tail-end for you everyday theyre there to make your business successful.

    Merchants Distributors2017-02-03
  10. "One of the better employers in the area"

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    Current Employee - Order Selector in Charlotte, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Merchants Distributors for less than a year

    Pros

    Very competitive pay for the area, production incentives, extra hours are usually available if wanted.

    Cons

    Hours are sometimes erratic due to workload fluctuations

    Merchants Distributors2016-10-25
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