Cons: 70+ hr/wk, 0 work/life balance, bad company culture
I accepted a salaried management position at the company after receiving my Bachelor. I first thought it was a great opportunity until I traveled for the first time for them. I was told I would be working 10 hour days roughly 5 days a week which I was fine with. However, as I traveled to assist other branches, this quickly turned into 70+ hours a week of physical manual labor with little to no extra compensation. My days would start between 4-5 am and end around 6-7 pm. I'm not one to complain about working hard, but 12+ hours of physical labor leaves you physically and mentally drained. I began only sleeping 3-4 hours per night just to keep up with maintaining my house, family, and life outside of work. Instead of allowing us to hire more help at the branches, the company would have us increase the workload for our existing workers who were already reaching their DOT violation times. This resulted in some managers cutting corners and making salesmen illegally go over their DOT time. This all led to above average turnover rates compared to the other companies in our industry and an overall 20% turnover rate for our management ALONE. (Almost all route salesmen work at least 12 hours a day and are paid a low commission rate on their sales with NO overtime pay, resulting in an average of 20 hours a week they are not paid for. It is not surprising why so many leave. When they do leave, salaried management is sent in to take their place until a new salesperson can be hired). I was also told by their recruiter that all management receives a company car due to the 1,000 miles of driving each week for sales presentations, store audits, and route supervision. Soon after joining, it became apparent that the company picks and chooses who receives a car regardless of how much they may drive throughout the week. What seemed like a great opportunity quickly turned into a nightmare. I left and didn't look back.