Associated Grocers was a good and stable company to work for.
Account Executive-Export Coordinator & Supervisor (Former Employee) – Pompano Beach, FL – February 14, 2018
In a fast paced environment, I got the customer orders to load full containers and less than container loads of dry, chill and frozen groceries for Supermarkets in the Caribbean, Central and South America. I learned to be proficient in Logistics and Cargo coordination. Management was very strict and sometimes difficult but easy to work with. The hardest part of the job was to complete on time the daily order requests. I had to work long hours with lot of responsibilities but compensation and benefits were good. No advancement opportunities were possible at that job. Hardest part of the Job was to deliver all Food Show orders on time without delays or order errors. Most enjoyable part of the job was the relationship with quite friendly customers (Supermarket owners) all over the Caribbean and Latin America. Also to met the customers and have direct communication with them at the Grocery Food Shows.
usda food inspector assistant (Current Employee) – Pompano Beach, FL – September 26, 2017
The job was learning experience .had to chance to meet and deal with a lot of different people which i think is good. Management was cool , and understanding of life and how different things would pop up, they would be there and try to accommodate .
Distribution Manager (Current Employee) – Pompano Beach, FL – September 1, 2017
Very demanding, very stressful with little recognition. Inconsistent rules from upper management. Favoritism is rampant. No regular scheduled reviews for management. Constantly threating the team with their jobs.
Warehouse Worker (Former Employee) – Pompano Beach, FL – April 28, 2017
our supervisor was great kept a positive energy throughout the warehouse plenty of extra hours i loved it because everyone ketp busy and it made time go by the tough part was emptying pallet loads of merchandise with no help
Inventory Control Specialist (Current Employee) – Pompano Beach, FL – April 10, 2017
Great place to work if that's all you want to do. Money to be made if you like working long hours. Hard to get with company. Work starts at 4 or 5am and you don't leave until your done (5-6pm) if you are on the dry grocery side. If you are on the freezer side you go in at 3pm and finish at 12am on a good day 9 am on any other day.
Warehouse Assistant Manager (Former Employee) – Fort Lauderdale, FL – September 8, 2015
An typical day is being assigned to an lane. At this lane, you have to scan two boxes at a time to its assigned pallet. You will continue to it is no boxes yet. Most of the time the boxes are constantly non stop so you have to keep up with it. You usually work with about 10-20 people on your lane.Your managers always aware you of what to do and let you known your scan rate which is important. They will also move you to another lane if they need help as well. You have to scan a certain amount of hour. It is an easy job with good pay. You just have to have patience, be able to stay on your feet and energy to lift and scan. The management staff is cool to work with as well as the co-workers.
Shipping and Receiving Department Manager (Former Employee) – Ocala, FL – September 25, 2013
I was hired as a temp through an employment agency at first, but my contract was soon bought out. In 2004, Central Florida was hit hard by 4 hurricanes. The demand on water was very high.
Upon arrival, at 6am, I would have to inventory the number of empty trailers in the lot and what company they were from; compare that to the pick-ups that were scheduled that day and decided what trailers should be brought in to be filled. I had to access how many bays had to be open for drive-in pickup. I would look at what product had to be loaded and schedule the loaders what to assemble and where to place it. At the end of the day, usually around 7-9pm, take inventory of what I had on hand for the next day. When I got home, I would compare the inventory to the pick up schedule for the next day.
The hardest part about the job was; we were more of a warehouse and pick-up station for a local water company. The water companies clients included many large national stores that had standing orders. The increase demand in local areas, at this time, caused a production problem for the water company. They could not keep up and many times I would have trucks waiting for product to arrive. One time as many as (15).
I found that the water company was sending false information about the amount of inventory I had. Associated was getting blamed for missed loads. In at attempt to (I guess) shift the blame, I would fax these companies of the inventory on the floor the day before pickup.
Closed this location of Associated and building sold soon after.
Director of JB Enterprise Opportunity buyer (Former Employee) – Pompano Beach, FL – April 9, 2012
A typical day would be looking at suggestive buys, Quoting those items to my customers, Supervising the inbound purchases, Negotiate with Brokers & Manufacturer Reps. on Deal, Pricing, and order placement & tracking those orders. Meeting with managment each month for go over sales & profits. Prepared Monthly profit & loss statements. Established a plant direct & Backhaul program for the opportunity dept. Working with the co - workers was the best part of the job, we became family over 20 years...Hardest part was leaving them and saying good bye. Most enjoyable, the support of my staff and fellow workers..They were unbelievable.
wonderful people to work with, was like a family.
to many power plays, they need to foucus on making money