Merchandiser/Reset (Former Employee) – Utah – June 15, 2016
This job has a lot of pressure. There is always a job within Kroger to be done and that isn't necessarily a problem. The problem is if it doesn't get done than you're dealing with your manager (mine was ALWAYS understanding and awesome) and with the whole upper echelon with Kroger. They (Kroger) doesn't accept anything less than perfect and it makes managers easily annoyed and frustrated which then get taken out on the people it shouldn't be taken out on. It is basic merchandising though: shelf resets, placing new product and removing old product. I just wish that there wasn't the store to actually deal with, store personnel made the job a lot more frustrating and annoying than it should be.
Merchandiser (Current Employee) – Tampa, FL – February 25, 2016
Okay company to work for- You work at your own pace Jobs are easy to understand and complete However, There are no pay raises so there is really no incentive- a person with several years experience and knowledge in retail is being paid the same as a person hired off the street with no knowledge. Management could be a little more organized, approachable and tailor their criticism
CCA (Former Employee) – Charlotte, NC – March 10, 2016
Run don't walk away from this place, the BPS dept-includes claims resolution and specialists positions. There is no room for advancement, only two positions to advance to and their lateral moves (.35 increase or no pay increase). The BPS manager is a TYRANT, they include you in their "activities and potlucks" without your consent, have team meetings over your un-paid lunch hour and if you disagree, they tell you, its mandatory or shame you into going by pressuring and asking why you don't want to be part of the team. Their childish potlucks and activities are an attempt to make up for the high turnover, low morale, and insufficient pay. Pay is $13.00 per hour. They typically target higher degree individuals "sell them dreams" while offering no career growth, meanwhile favored certain individuals with HS diplomas or associate degrees are promoted or in management.
You have a steady low wage pay check
management, pay, career advancement, job morale, lack of diversity
Merchandising (Former Employee) – Grand Rapids, MI – February 16, 2017
Pay used up in gas, mileage/ wear and tear costs to my vehicle because I was part-time and used to cover the stores the rest refused to go to. Supervisor begged me to stay, was mad when I had to quit and probably gives an unfair reference even though I did everything that was required.
I enjoyed my 4+ years working here. I was laid off due to a supposed down sizing, but found out otherwise when my position became available weeks after lay off. I was informed that I could re-apply, but was not re-hired. Go figure. Upper management has a lot to be desired.
I loved working at a customer I was my job when you come to an end
Merchandiser (Former Employee) – San Diego County and Orange county – March 15, 2017
Acosta is a great place to work that is where I started working for Kehe When Acosta contract was up with Kehe And they didn't reup it that's when I went over to Kehe because I love working in the grocery store business
This job offers you a lot of flexibility in scheduling which is great, but the work itself can get pretty boring pretty quickly. And even though you get mileage reimbursment all of the driving can be taxing and difficult on your car.
Manager Field Trainer (Former Employee) – Douglasville, GA – February 1, 2017
I enjoyed my position at Acosta because it allowed me to grow and gain very prominent relationships on a professional level. As a Field Trainer the company allowed me to be empowered to manage in a style that was comfortable to me without being micromanaged.
RCM (Former Employee) – Jacksonville, FL – January 30, 2017
Acosta is an interesting pale to work. There is a lot of repetition involved in answering the questions. All communications are done electronically and it was hard to have a detailed conversation with a real person.
had to wear dress clothes even when working dirty heavy products making displays
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.
Sales and Marketing (Current Employee) – Massachusetts – October 7, 2016
I initially went into the company thinking my route was in my area. They did not tell me I would be going to 2 other states besides my own. It is EXHAUSTING. The way the job was described to me was the job would be in my area with minimal traveling. I drive close to 2000 miles a month. If you need repairs on your vehicle and don't have another form of transportation while it is being fixed, be prepared for losing your job.
good pay for mileage
not too honest on what the job really entails and how much you end up driving.
Retail Coverage Merchandiser (Former Employee) – Arab, AL – October 25, 2016
I worked for Acosta for a month. I was promised at least 14 hours a week and was getting 8 hours a week. They say the schedule is flexible but it's not really. The hours a bad if you're flex and you're not promised to keep your job if they rezone. If you're looking for a forever job this place isn't it.