With the company recently going public most of the sales department is in a lengthy transition. To show a solid bottom line to the investors the company revamped their sales model nationwide eliminating many positions. In my opinion they are going backwards by alleviating many of the customer service aspects of the current model that helped make them successful.
I was able to work my way from a selector on night thru the ranks, Forklift operator, Cherry Picker operator up to Leadman. From there worked in the computer department. I topped out on the pay scale no raise for 4 years,
Good pay and benefits. Needs to resolve warehouse problems. Needs to have better routing.
Delivery Driver (Current Employee) – North Little Rock, AR – February 23, 2016
Great paying job with good benefits. I have never NOT had a raise every year. If you are loyal, you will be shown grace, but also will be used more. Drivers work 4 days a week normally. The exceptions to that is if drivers are short. Home daily, no weekends. The 4 days you work will be anywhere from 11-16 hours with more 12 to 13hrs pr day generally. Exceed rules of DOT. (no hands free devices can be used)
Pay and benefits
Long hours, inconsistent routes, job is harder because of continuing inept warehouse, Company exceeds DOT rules in some areas (Over reaching), Company is a corp. it is PC= such as No Christmas party etc., (one example: Has had decorations for Easter, but crosses were not allowed in display.)
Good company can make a lot of money co workers are fun but Management is horrible. They only care for you to bring there products out to there accounts to them your a number simple but overall you just got to get your work done to get home early.
Exciting retail environment but limited advancement/promotion
Front End Lead (Former Employee) – Tempe, AZ – February 20, 2016
Would come in early in the morning to prepare the store for business day. High amount of cash handling everyday. Management was great, although some issues with them favoring certain employees over others. Difficult part of job was dealing with upset/incompetent customers who would never be satisfied. Also management would share information with certain employees and not others. Enjoyed most working with the team and majority of the customers were very pleasant and a joy to serve.
Sales driven work place leading in food service consulting
Sales Coordinator/ Will Call Clerk (Current Employee) – Wixom, MI – February 16, 2016
An average work day consisted of processing information for the out side sales force, including; researching new and existing products, submitting credit requests for product discrepancies, and providing logistics reports. On occasion you would be required to cover a sales route in which you would contact customers to place their orders for delivery.
It is very exciting to work in food distribution because you work closely with a majority of the local restaurants. With multiple chefs on site you get to experience new food trends before they hit the restaurants.
Always on top of the latest food trends and best local restaurants.
Not a lot of opportunity for advancement unless you are interested in sales
I was able to learn a lot in different departments, I was able to meet a lot of customers and vendors
National Accts Coordinator (Former Employee) – Clearfield, UT – February 3, 2016
I would help any customer that needed same day delivery, or coordinate the next available delivery (depending on location), I would review customer's orders and make sure all store locations had their order in on time to ensure we provided products needed. I needed to ensure any promotional items were available and delivered on time to each store location. We also provided help on our company's food shows and got to meet different vendors that would show new product lines. Great co-worker's and I did enjoy working and learning with some of the management team.
Senior Pricing Analyst (Current Employee) – Oklahoma City, OK – February 2, 2016
I grew an an individual since joining US Foods in 1992. I have had several supervisor who helped my growth and who made it a joy to work for this company. Over the course of the past few years the company has started to streamline some processes ,while there may still be opportunity for me to remain with this Great American Food Company, I wanted to explore other opportunities in the market at this time.
They want you to do things in half the time it should take you. They want you to approve to run trucks and trailers that shouldn't be on the road. The company hires 20 people every week to get one person to stay and work. Run away as fast as you can.
Inventory Control / Driver Check-in Clerk (Current Employee) – Lexington, SC – January 26, 2016
An average day begins with a smile and ends with exhaustion, you are not pushed beyond your limits you are just to the edge. The management and company philosophy are always for the best of the customers and the company. Being that US Foods is on the cutting edge of the food industry there is not very many days that they are closed.