Merchandise Reset Specialist (Current Employee), Atlanta, GA – December 16, 2013
Pros: we work independently and are not required to sign in-out or punch a time clock.
Cons: short breaks.
I am usually assigned as team leader for the reset team. In a typical day of work I arrive at the retail store at least one hour before other members of the team arrive to coordinate/review scheduled resets with the store manager and to ensure that all needed reset materials are present. I work alongside other members of the team performing store resets. – more... I enjoy working with my co-workers and coordinating the store resets. – less
Northern Team Manager/Harris Teeter (Current Employee), Jacksonville, North Carolina – December 4, 2013
Pros: interaction with many people, diverse workplace
Cons: graveyard shifts, long drives, little chance of raises
I'm a team manager who travels within a five state zone. I am responsible for the remodel and reset of all stores in this "Northern" territory. I have currently a 19 person team. The hardest part of this job by far is uniting the team for a common goal. Dealing with 19 personalities face to face everyday is a hard task at times, but its a great achievement – more... when I can get everyone on one accord. The most enjoyable part of my job is when I make a plan and see it through, sometimes before a deadline is due. It shows the success within the team and that I do make a difference. The evolution of this team has been amazing to watch. No matter the difference I make it's sad to know that the only confirmation I will get is not in pay but rather verbal praises. I work hard and deal with a lot of stuff and sometimes I do feel that I deserve more pay. Just a give and take with the job. – less
Retail Coverage Merchandiser (Current Employee), Cedar Rapids, IA – December 3, 2013
Pros: good managers, friendly co-workers, lots of travel time, limited hours make it easy to have another job
Cons: limited working hours, wear and tear on you vehicle, stores are not always eager to have you help them
I just started with acosta in November and thus far I am really enjoying this company. I have not met my manager or any executives yet but that could change. All the training is done online and there is a lot to remember. I don't think communication between client stores and acosta is on par because there are occasions where store management does not – more... know you are coming to help them and you will get turned away. Starting salary is acceptable and they do pay you for mileage as this job involves a lot of traveling which is something I enjoy doing. However, this job will put wear and tear on your vehicle(s) and the compnay does not reimburse for any repairs related to this. It is a good job to pay bills with but thats about it. – less
Retail service solutions (Current Employee), Raleigh, NC – November 25, 2013
Pros: off work early in the day if you start early & work fast! (time enough for another part time job)
Cons: no benefits provided, low salary, wear & tear on vehicle.
Feast or famine. No 2 days are alike except to say that you will wear out a car very quickly. I have learned that store managers really don't care if you are there to help them or not as long as they are not required to stray from their routine. My manager is always stressed from over-work. My co-workers are in the same boat as me & seem to take it – more... in stride. The hardest part of the job is no consistent work hours, trying to do your job & stay out of the way & trying to stay positive; knowing that you are working without the possibility of a raise. – less
Retail Sales Merchandiser (Former Employee), Sequim, WA – November 25, 2013
Pros: milliage, good pay, fun and always different. lots of freedom
Cons: hard to get transferred.
I loved working here! i loved the freedom of scheduling myself, the travel and all the coupons. Had an excellent boss in Bellevue. Would have stayed but left due to my husband's military transfer. Tried to get a transfer here in Texas, but the management is definitely not the same here; left on great terms in Washington, quick advancement to sales, – more... but was told by the regional manager here in Texas that I had "too much experience", was "overqualified" and "knew more than he did", plus the South Texas Regional Manager told me that he didn't like to hire internals. What a shame that they have such bad management in Corpus Christi, because I loved working for this company. Fortunately there are RCM jobs galore. – less
Assistant Business Manager (Former Employee), Diamond Bar, CA – November 19, 2013
Non Stop, always changing fast past environment. You are exposed to all facets of the food industry allowing you to get the full experience that you would need in order to enhance and help you advance in your career. My experience working at Acosta is what made me fall in love with the food industry. I enjoyed every aspect of my job.
Merchandiser resets, tag (Current Employee), Mid Michigan and surrouning areas – November 19, 2013
Pros: set your own work schedule
Cons: some days are really long
I would set my own work schedule when it was downloaded to my computer. Plan out my jobs for the day and execute my jobs according to geographic locations. Meet with store management and receive the new floor plans. A majority of jobs I would work independently unless it was a scheduled store reset then groups of us would go into the stores and reset – more... it. I really enjoy the people that I work with. And a good part of this type of job is that it is not the same thing every day and you get to meet new people. – less
Acosta has been and is a good company to work for. My managers have fought for me time and time again.
Merchandiser/Re-setter (Current Employee), Pleasanton, CA – November 16, 2013
Pros: understanding managers/supervisors
Cons: acosta not being the lead merchandisers. it becomes hard to work sometimes.
Acosta does not lead the teams or report to client management for direction and equipment. That is done by another company named RMSI. I state this because there have been various issues with RMSI,which Acosta have fought tirelessly for their employees which is very rare in this day and age.
Business Manager Assistant Supervisor (Current Employee), Eden Prairie, MN – November 11, 2013
Pros: great management
Customer service is the focus. Ensuring contracts are written accurately and within the customer lead-time to avoid paying late fees. In this position, I worked as liaisons between the Business managers and their assistants. I have learned how to handle stressful situations and think of resolutions quickly. The hardest part of the job is meeting the – more... deadlines with all of the constant changes. The most enjoyable part of the job is the climate. – less
Merchandiser (Former Employee), Marietta, GA – November 3, 2013
Pros: off on weekends and holidays
Cons: there werent really any cons it was a fairly easy job.
My typical work day started around 8:00. I gathered my paperwork and all necessary supplies to do the rests for the day. I communicated with the department manager over the sections that I was resetting. After the reset was complete I retagged it and the department manager or a store personal would come look at the section and I would tell them what – more... was back stock and what was discontinued items. The hardest part of my job I would say was moving shelves. The best part was that I was off on weekend and holidays. I got along well with my co workers. – less