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Vistar Corporation Reviews

Updated June 5, 2017
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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Productive and Relaxed Environment"

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    Former Employee - Marketing in Centennial, CO
    Former Employee - Marketing in Centennial, CO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    -Educated, hard working and FUN co-workers
    -Relaxed and open environment, casual Fridays
    -Free Snacks! (if you're in the right department or know the right people)
    -Presence of female and minority leadership
    -Good place to grow and learn, many employees have been here 10+ years
    -Middle management seems to genuinely care about their employees well being
    -Growing and expanding company

    Cons

    -Office building is kinda old
    -Benefits could be improved
    -Could use newer technology in the office
    -Depending on who you talk to and which department, some middle management is not well qualified and need training in managing people
    -Senior management and decision makers are all older and may not be in touch with new technologies or emerging markets
    -Tend to keep people around because of seniority without encouraging growth or further education

    Advice to Management

    Morale could be improved with better benefits, specifically something to allow people more time with their families. Allow people to work remotely or 4/10's or offer some sort of child care option. Management should explore emerging online (global) markets and technologies (i.e. improve web presence, improve VistarVision, look at affiliate marketing, social media, etc.) Also, some employees and departments and understaffed while others have too many. Distribute work loads more evenly and clean house with under producing departments.


  2. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Supervisor in Centennial, CO
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Centennial, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Vistar Corporation full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Management is good to their employees. Job is interesting and always work to do, never a dull minute. Most employee's of Vistar are long term employee's. Good vacation, sick/personal time. Benefits are good, not real please with the pharmacy portion since they moved to a company that doesnt have a pharnacy in our state which means any long term meds must be order by email. Fair reviews, Manager willing to teach as needed and offers training when needed or asked. Managers help grow their staff to further

    Cons

    Company is growing too big - too quickly. Owner and upper management still the same, however, located elsewhere and the changes within our organization have been bitter sweet throughout the past three years.

    Advice to Management

    listen carefully to the people within your company, but be cautious on reacting to their advise. Research the situations for yourself before acting.

  3. Helpful (3)

    "Vistar is an excellent company to work for."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Centennial, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Centennial, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Vistar Corporation full-time

    Pros

    Great atmosphere, excellent leadership team, not many levels provides the ability to work with all people

    Cons

    Vacation policy is prohibitive, limited 401K options, bonus policy is punitive rather than incentive


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Great place to work, Worked there for 14 years, Progressive company."

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    Former Employee - Manager - FP&A in Bolingbrook, IL
    Former Employee - Manager - FP&A in Bolingbrook, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Vistar Corporation full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Bolingbrook location Great management team, forward thinking company .

    Cons

    none good place to work.

    Advice to Management

    Good job.


  5. "Overall, a fantastic place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Decent benefits, dedicated management, friendly work environment, room for advancement, competitive salary ranges and generous, employee focused holiday parties. Many employees with decades of experience at the company.

    Cons

    Under staffed and worked fairly hard. Too many "people" layers to bring effective change quickly. Some departments seem siloed. Annual raise process is lacking


  6. "Good job order picker"

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    Current Employee - Order Picker in Ontario, CA
    Current Employee - Order Picker in Ontario, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Vistar Corporation full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Alot of of ot. And the supervisors are very understanding they are down to earth. They will listen to what problems you have

    Cons

    It's hard work. The hour are late. Also got to know how to stack and make orders within the pallet. Fast pace work

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Horrible"

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    Former Employee - United States Army National Guardsmen in Winston-Salem, NC
    Former Employee - United States Army National Guardsmen in Winston-Salem, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Vistar Corporation full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Pays well.
    Good overtime opportunities.

    Cons

    Manager clearly stated she did not care about the happiness of employees.
    Manager doesn't take suggested to make work easier for employees,

    Advice to Management

    Learn your job.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Overall it was a good place to work"

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    Former Employee - Software Developer in Centennial, CO
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Centennial, CO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    There was a very high retention among the staff, for the most part it was a good overall environment

    Cons

    it was often very stressful, it was a sweat shop, they out outsourced


  9. "Roma / PFG Area Manager"

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    Current Employee - Area Manager in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Area Manager in Orlando, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Vistar Corporation full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Roma / PFG / Vistar is one of the leaders in food distribution. The quality of the products that they have branded are in a class above the rest. It is easy to sell great quality products that you can be proud to sell.

    Cons

    It is a challenge to make money in the food distribution industry at the present time. With the rise of food prices the margin that a sales person can produce is less and less every year. It makes for a very challenging work environment.

    Advice to Management

    It's time to look at reorganizing the pay structure for Area Managers. If you want to keep good qualified employees they will need to be paid for the hard work they put into the job. I would recommend a salary plus structure. This will help your employees get paid as well as promote growth.


  10. "Great Starting point to start your career"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Executive in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Account Executive in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Vistar Corporation full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good Benefits, Generous paid time off 2 weeks vacation after 1 year, the environment was professional and friendly also they are big on training the sales force and give you all of the tools you need to do the job. Laptop, phone, expense credit card. I never had to pay for anything out of my own pocket. Top notch company.

    Cons

    The company changed the way we dealt with customers. Instead of growing existing business the focus was changed to a new customer base. It was just opening new accounts and have little to do with the customer once they were set up. It got to be boring and I did not see a chance to move up. it was just a grind day after day which was why I left for the most part. Management was fair and professional.

    Advice to Management

    Treat experienced workers with respect and give them some praise once in a while as well as showing that you can give the benefit of the doubt.


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