I really enjoyed my job, after about the 60th day when I wasn't sleeping because I didn't get any work from my boss. When I did start a steady workflow, and kept up with it, I was verbally criticized by my boss when a task was incomplete. What can I say? If I had a more competent teacher, I would have done more competent work.
Management is highly stressed and takes it out sideways on the employees.
Merchandiser (Current Employee) – Jacksonville, FL – May 27, 2016
I honestly LOVE my job. If I could do this full time, I would, and stay on with this company until I got my degree. But, I recently found out that I am on what is designated the "part-time team". After the holidays, my hours dropped by more than half.
I have had two managers during my year and a half at Acosta, and they have both been absolute dreams to work for. I never even met my first boss, and my second boss comes down from KC and checks on us from time to time, but isn't in our faces at all.
My job requires me to be responsible and plan for my time. As mentioned above, there is basically no in person supervision. There is GPS on the company provided tablet, and Acosta uses that to verify that we are in the store(s) we said we were in while completing projects.
I would absolutely recommend this job for anyone that wants something that is super part time, only a few days a week. For the most part, you can make your own schedule.
I will say there is really no disciplinary system in place, so you can walk in to a store and have the associates dislike you immediately because they have had issues with past Acosta employees that were never dealt with by my company. I personally have only heard of a few people being terminated, and those were in very extreme situations.
Also, pretty much no way to get a raise, ever. My trainer asked twice before quitting, both times a year apart, and was told that because of associates cheating on their time sheets and other things, the company can't afford to give out raises. After my first year, I was basically told the samemore... thing.less
Little to no super vision, get to drive a lot, get to meet new people
Retail Sales Merchandiser (Current Employee) – Palm Springs, CA – May 25, 2016
This company looks good from the start; you get an interview over the phone, they tell you you'll make decent money (for an entry level job), you get to make your own schedule. Great, right? No. You constantly get emails from some person you've never heard of telling you about new hours you have to set for "incremental hours." Also, any time you want to talk to management, good luck. The only time they will contact you is if you're doing something wrong. Do yourself a favor and stay away from this job.
SLIGHTLY flexible scheduling
Everything else; management, job duties, short-unpaid lunch, etc.
Merchandiser (Former Employee) – Dickson, TN – May 24, 2016
I loved making my own schedule, and initially there was lots of hours. After being employed for awhile my hours dropped very low... You get assignments, and create the work schedule. Bosses rarely intervene unless completely necessary.
Field Marketing Representative (Former Employee) – San Mateo, CA – May 19, 2016
My position involved the maintenance and retail and theater marketing of product for Disney Home Video and Walt Disney Pictures.
I was able to apply my expertise in Field Marketing and promotion from my nearly fifteen years working in the music industry, in my position with Mosaic/Acosta.
Since I worked regionally out of my home, there was very little interaction from the company's home office, which was located out of state. The regional manager lived over one hundred miles away, and my only communication with him was by telephone.
The most difficult aspects of the job involved dealing with movie theater personnel, who were usually indifferent to the work I was doing, and were often unavailable to speak to.
The most enjoyable part of the job was being able to assist stores with product placement, and helping increase their sales.
The ability to set my own schedule, while achieving my daily work tasks in a timely manner.
Insufficient work hours, minimal compensation and no benefits to speak of.
Space Management Tech (Former Employee) – Salisbury, NC – May 17, 2016
Seemed like an awesome opportunity which rapidly failed fast. After giving up a job with the promise of a permanent position it still has not happened after months and months of promises. They continue to post positions and either not fill them or they were already promised to the hand picked managers friend pool. There is a Manager at the Salisbury branch but there is a lack of professional management, communication, direction and teamwork is not encouraged and treatment of contracted workers is less than par or fair, on more than several occasions the way in which management handled circumstances/contractor releases were so abrupt and unprofessional I lost respect for the company. Would not recommend working in this division of Acosta.
Enjoyed the job I was performing, other contractors support
No benefits, lack of business ethics by management, environment can be toxic at times
Monetary incentives are lacking. No raises for exceeding job expectations or taking on more complex job duties. Held accountable for variances on accrual data provided by upper management/the field. Hostile working environment at times.
4 1/2 years no raises, but have won best employee award
RCM (Current Employee) – Charlotte, NC – May 14, 2016
This company is an international company. They spend money purchasing other company contracts, but the employees are not receiving any increase in wages. The mileage reimbursement is a joke at .09 cents a mile after the employee has driven for 40 miles at no reimbursement whatsoever. Employees are driving their own personal vehicles and drive time does not count until the employee has driven for one hour on their own time. Have won awards for most valuable team player, employee of the quarter, etc. But have never been given a raise in over 4 years.
may set your own schedule, but hours must be between 6a - 6p
no raises, no promotions, lots of miles on your own personal vehicle
Temporary job assignment as a Food Broker (Former Employee) – Cincinnati, OH – May 11, 2016
The time I worked there was very enjoyable.Everyone was very helpful and friendly.Good work hours. Training process is very long and lengthy, can be confusing sitting with more than one certain mentor. The break times were marvelous, two 15 minute breaks, and an hour for lunch in which they are very flexible on going on breaks.I would go back to work there if possible again, but as full time not a temp.
atmosphere, friendly helpful co-workers, good work hours
Training process not very good, long, lengthy and confusing.Mislead temporaries that they will be hired within 90 days
Merchandising/Service Representative (Current Employee) – Eugene, OR – May 5, 2016
Very low wages with no chance of advancement. You are expected to do everything on your own and if you have a question about any of the millions of problems that you run into in the field I hope you are good at problem solving because in this area there is little to no help. I am lucky if I can get an answer in less than a day which is difficult when you have a limited amount of time to complete the job. I have been working for the company for 4 going on 5 years first for Mosaic and then Acosta acquired them. I do my job and give each one my all for little to no appreciation and no raises or chance of advancement. Now I find out people are getting hired at more than I make and when I brought up no raises to my manager it was ignored. She told me how much she appreciates my hard work but never mentioned a thing about a raise or even a chance of one. I have brought up this subject a few times to her only to have it be overlooked or ignored. Currently searching for another job as most fast food restaurants pay just as well as this company and at least there you get raises so I hear. All in all, if you are looking for a part time job that will pay you a low wage with no chance for advancement that varies in hours per week from 3.5 hours to 40 plus. Then this is for you, but not for me anymore.
Setting own schedule
Low wages, no raises, low appreciation, inconsistent amout of hours