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Vistar Corporation Reviews

Updated June 5, 2017
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  1. "Driver"

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    Current Employee - Driver in Greensboro, NC
    Current Employee - Driver in Greensboro, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Union Contract. Teamsters. Newer equipment.

    Cons

    Management hates we have Union labor Contract Agreement.

    Advice to Management

    Come to grips with the fact we are represented by the Teamsters and you signed a contract agreement.


  2. "Package Handler"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Friendly staff
    Easy to get days off when needed
    The work is very easy to do
    No weekend work

    Cons

    Very long hours to work ranging from 12-14hr days sometimes.

  3. "Account Executive"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Vistar Corporation full-time

    Pros

    Good people, lots of growth

    Cons

    lots of customer service issues from growing so fast


  4. "Buyer"

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    Current Employee - Buyer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Buyer in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Vistar Corporation full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Awesome team, work environment, fantastic GM

    Cons

    Sometimes long hours and weekend work


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Bait and Switch"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Buyer in Livermore, CA
    Former Employee - Assistant Buyer in Livermore, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great co-workers & free food.

    Cons

    They unfairly restrict benefits, and do not disclose this before you sign up. You believe you're receiving a competitive offer...but you're NOT. Basically if you use all your sick time, then you're canned. Why allocate 6 days, if I can only use 3 days before being disciplined? Everything must be approved by corporate, and Buyers are negatively marked for making changes to computer generated PO's. Corporate does not trust their Buyers/Merchandisers. EXTREMELY OUT DATED ERP SYSEM (DOS). TOTAL JOKE.

    Advice to Management

    Trust your employees, be more upfront with your sad benefits, and spend the required $$$ to update your systems! Plus your break room is super depressing! Upkeep your facilities better.


  6. "No standards"

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    Former Employee - Warehouse Lead/Stocker/Loader in High Point, NC
    Former Employee - Warehouse Lead/Stocker/Loader in High Point, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Vistar Corporation (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The money is good, overtime is always there. Good benefits

    Cons

    The management Doesn't work with the crew. They treat you like robots. 70-80 hour weeks, they change your schedule without telling you. No teamwork at all

    Advice to Management

    Work together, relay messages to your crew members. Learn your job before telling others how to do it. Make goals


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Review"

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    Former Employee - Sales and Marketing Coordinator in Arlington, TX
    Former Employee - Sales and Marketing Coordinator in Arlington, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Vistar Corporation (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Company culture is amazing. There is also a lot of room to grow and learn.

    Cons

    Favoritism and politics affect your ability to be promoted.

    Advice to Management

    Look into your senior employees to make sure favoritism isn't affecting their decision making.

  8. "My experience here has been a Rollercoaster ride."

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    Current Employee - Class A Truck Driver in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Class A Truck Driver in Portland, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay is good, hours are good & enjoy weekends off.

    Cons

    Health insurance is expensive & Management/President does not communicate or stand up for those below him. Currently looking for other job opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    Go to the plate & stand up for those under you & quit preaching team work when there is no team in your vocabulary. It's not all about $$$ .


  9. 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.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Regional Sales Manager - West"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people, fun industry and company is looking to grow. They want to grow organically and by acquisitions

    Cons

    Communication with overall strategy lacks sometimes. Vistar is a pretty flat organization so opportunities for advancement are minimal.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate strategy throughout the year and not just at Manager Meetings and Annual Business Meetings. Reach out to your top employees to find out what their career aspirations are and how they can contribute by learning and developing skills to advance their careers.


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