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Updated January 7, 2018
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  1. "Tree of Life"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Clackamas, OR
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Clackamas, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Tree of Life full-time

    Pros

    Great company to work for while in the field. Management team was very knowledgeable.
    Company had a good safety program.

    Cons

    Low pay and no bonus structure for field managers. Account payable was slow with expense reimbursement. Insurance was expensive.


  2. "Interesting line of work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Tree of Life part-time

    Pros

    There were a lot of interesting and beneficial things to learn, the owner was great

    Cons

    management was terrible, a lot of inappropriate things going on behind the scenes, not raises

    Advice to Management

    advice to the owner is to get different management,

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Good until new management took over in 2005"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Linestocker in Clackamas, OR
    Current Employee - Linestocker in Clackamas, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Tree of Life full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Lots of hours. If your homelife sucks, this is a great place to work.

    Cons

    Long hours and you get burned out on the overtime. After 2.5 years I was only making 2.28 more per hour, and that is with internal job compensations and differentials.

    Advice to Management

    Stop treating your employees like machines.


  4. "Worse Job Ever"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Benefit package is relatively good for the Dalas area, although, compensation is not competitive.

    Cons

    Treat employees poorly.
    Poor HR department

    Advice to Management

    Should look very closely at HR department. There is very little or no concern for its employees. Everyone is looking for a way to blame employees instead of management.


  5. "wish it was better"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Production in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Production in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    number of personal days off.
    Benefits package is very nice, if you are there long enough to use it.
    number of different shifts allows flexability.

    Cons

    Would not allow you to go home if sick.
    Refused personal days
    Use performance as punidhment when not at 100%, but ridiculed if not at peak performance.
    management lets you know you are not important.

    Advice to Management

    People want to work, but when you make us feel we are expendable and of little worth to the company, you can't expect a loyal work force. You don't lead by abusing people, you lead by caring.


  6. "Breaking The Law"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Truck Driver in East Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Truck Driver in East Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends

    Pros

    Nice Equipment. Nice people. Very good job benefits.

    Cons

    Senior drivers think speeding is justified when training new hires. They show no concern about your well being telling you to "follow them" at speeds in excess of 70 mph at night on a posted 55 mph highway. They are obviously "in good" with management, but this does not justify breaking the Federal Laws.

    Advice to Management

    Time the delivery time on overnight long runs and DO the Math.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Passing grade for Tree of Life"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Tacoma, WA
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Tacoma, WA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I have a route servicing grocery stores. I do not have an office to go to or check in with anyone from the company. I go to work, do my job, then go home. As long as I get my job done and do my best to keep the stores happy no one really looks over my shoulder. I do not sit all day at a desk and look at a computer.

    Cons

    Lack of communication. They have tried several methods, email, snail mail, voice mail. I believe
    all have failed. Not sure why, but they should try to solve this issue.
    No team spirit, do not even know who most of the other employees are.

    Advice to Management

    Better communication, better mileage reimbursement, LOCAL company Holiday party,

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Tree of Death"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    some flexibility
    You are pretty much working independently

    Cons

    pay for the amount of work you are given
    manangement
    mileage pay is way below average
    amount of work for money paid
    attitude of management when time off is needed or if you call in sick
    not all employees treated equally
    they do not provide you the tools and means to provide good customer service
    if help is needed they do not respond even if it means the customer suffers
    they do not care about you as a person
    they do not compensate you for using your minutes on your personal cell phone

    Advice to Management

    The entire employee package and management needs to be examined and major changes need to be made if they want to keep valuable, hard working, loyal employees.


  9. "Flt driver"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - FLT Reach Driver in Newcastle under Lyme, England (UK)
    Current Employee - FLT Reach Driver in Newcastle under Lyme, England (UK)

    I have been working at Tree of Life full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great benefits good wage training good

    Cons

    Night shift no heating no canteen


  10. "Great people and products"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Field Sales Associate
    Former Employee - Field Sales Associate
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great team atmosphere. Represent many number one products in their categories. Allow sales representatives to manage territories in the most efficient manner as opposed to dictating call coverage. Reps have the freedom to allocate additional time and effort where it is most productive.

    Cons

    On occasion can be more reactive than proactive. Sometimes product focus is based on which supplier yells the loudest instead of which products are most profitable to the organization.

    Advice to Management

    Make requests of employees on a reasonable time line. They are happy to provide you with the information and feedback you need if it can be provided in a manner that does not compromise the fulfillment of day to day tasks. Asking for something additional to be completed immediately builds stress. When someone does something special, shout it from the rooftops. A little recognition goes a long way!


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