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Company is always donating and giving back to its employees as well as the community.
Stacker (Current Employee) –  Shipping dockJune 11, 2011
American Sales is an awesome place to work. We have a diverse group of people who work their tails off and get well compensated for doing it. The benefits are unbeatable with a 50% match 401K. Also, a 4 day work week which is great. The management is very understanding and willing to work with each employee on an individual basis. They truly care.
Pros
pay benefits schedule
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not a fun place to work
Warehouse Associate (Current Employee) –  Lancaster, NYFebruary 26, 2013
its a place where expectations are set at a level that most employees will never achieve and suffer for it.The managers and supervisors are constantly undermining each other while pampering thier favorite employees and making life miserable for the rest of the workforce.
Pros
benefits
Cons
management and supervision
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Easy work, friendly management.
Tower Selctor (Current Employee) –  Lancaster, NYJanuary 7, 2014
Easy, but fast paced and physically demanding job. Tedious work. Varied co-workers. The management is friendly and helpful if there is a problem.

Worst part of the job is the scheduling. 5:30 AM start and forced Saturdays which limit any outside of work activities.

Also, the workload isn't consistent. One day the warehouse will have work that'll get people home at around 2PM or there will be days where people HAVE to stay until 7PM.

The company also has very limited advancement for non-manager positions. Career advancement is very limited.
Pros
good management
Cons
short breaks, terrible scheduling
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Terrible
One of them IN MANAGEMENT (Former Employee) –  LancasterDecember 23, 2012
Do not do it the management are liars they put the employees before you. They turn over all the time because they do not care about your life. If you are ready to sacrifice and put them before your family life then go for it. Long hours and you have to be a phony because they control you so much. You will be afraid to make decisions for fear of your job.
Pros
free lunches but it's old.
Cons
long hours. them before your family.
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A good starting place for employment in the warehouse distribution industry
Senior Inventory Control Clerk (Former Employee) –  Lancaster, NYFebruary 17, 2014
There were no surprises in a typical day at work as an order selector. The job was a routine based job. You always know what is expected of yourself. The management team rotates often so new ideas are constantly being thrown out on how to better operations within the warehouse. I learned to be flexible when it comes to ideas proposed by supervisors and management. The coworkers are usually pretty helpful with each other. The hardest part of the job is keeping productivity numbers up due to the amount of product location changes. The most enjoyable part of the job was feeling a sense of accomplishment when the work is done and done correctly and seeing the impact on other coworkers and/or the customers.
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Horrible job, high turn over rate
Order Selector (Former Employee) –  Lancaster, NYFebruary 19, 2013
Its a pick and pack job, your being timed on how fast you pick, every week you have to meet a certain percentage if not you will be fired. At one point it was something wrong with the calculating systems, they knew about it yet i was still terminated, the job is not very stable because of the system they have going on, so they are constantly hiring and firing.
Pros
state of the art cafeteria, homeade lunches, $10.50 an hr 40hrs a week
Cons
short breaks, high turn over rate
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hard work
Overnight Lift Operator (Former Employee) –  Lancaster, NYNovember 9, 2012
hours are overnight shift 9pm to 7am mandatory overtime management is very unreasonable no opportunity for advancement
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Great place to work
Overnight Replenishment (Former Employee) –  Lancaster, NYDecember 26, 2012
American Sales Company is an affiliate of Ahold USA and began its purchasing and distribution services in 1994. The company was then housed in a 200,000 square foot warehouse. In 2001, ASC expanded into its current state-of-the-art distribution center. The new facility is nearly three times the size of its original home and is located at the intersection of Walden and Pavement Roads in Lancaster, New York. ASC has quickly grown to become one of the largest distributors of health and beauty care items, seasonal items, and general merchandise in the United States, shipping about four million units per week.
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great job
Production Worker (Current Employee) –  Buffalo, NYMay 6, 2014
What I learned at work is that how to teach people how to respect others and how to keep up with their jobs duties and to make sure that it is right. I love to work with my co-workers because they are nice and friendly to work with as a group. there is nothing hard about my job it is very easy and simple to do the most enjoyable part of the job is I put a smile on people faces.
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nice place r=to work
Selector (Former Employee) –  Lancaster,NyFebruary 29, 2012
The fellow associates that I worked with were very friendly. Rate of pay based on incentive.
Pros
free lunces at safety meetings
Cons
no open door policy
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Great place to work
Forklift Operator (Former Employee) –  Lancaster, NYAugust 20, 2013
Here they give employees a chance to do their assignments without close supervision. Everything is timed and incentives are awarded
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good place to work four
Maintenance Mechanic (Former Employee) –  Lancaster, NYMarch 21, 2012
good place to be maintenance mechanic good people nice foreman frount office ok
Pros
good place to work
Cons
gas prices got to hight
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3.2
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