DeCrescente Distributing Employee Reviews

3.6
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Get the most for less out of their employees
Driver/Laborer (Current Employee) –  Mechanicville, NYMarch 23, 2018
Work you to the ground. No rewards even a thank you. Will give you more work if you can handle it for the same pay but more responsibility. Feels good at first but then take advantage of you the best they can. Not a happy driver in the company.
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District Sales Manager/Sales Representative (Current Employee) –  Mechanicville, NYNovember 1, 2017
Great place to work. Fairly compensated. Outsianding products in portfolio to sell to various outlets - Beer, soft drink, wine and spirits. Market leader in the beverage industry for standards and customer service.
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good work life balance
Merchandiser (Former Employee) –  Mechanicville, NYAugust 17, 2017
you go in kinda early but your out at a decent time of day to spend time with family and get things done around the house. they were pretty good at getting you help if you had a long day
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advancement opportunities
Merchandiser (Current Employee) –  Mechanicville, NYJune 7, 2017
This job is a great starting place, you learn a lot with just being a merchandiser. There is lot of room for advancement with the company which is a good thing.
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Fun working environment
Sales Representative (Former Employee) –  Mechanicville, NYFebruary 3, 2017
Great company to work at. the sales training I received here was invaluable. I would recommend this company to any young professional interested in sales.
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fun
Merchandiser (Former Employee) –  Mechanicville, NYJanuary 26, 2017
Good place to work fun place to work good co-workers and overall a great place to advance and make a career always a good time
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Over strained
Merchandiser (Former Employee) –  Mechanicville, NYMay 18, 2016
For starters, some days you can start as early as you want if you want to get out early in the day. They give you a work phone, expect you to carry it on days off. You never hear from your supervisor, unless they need something or to tell you something wasn't right. The lack of communication between the sales person and merchandiser is something that should be worked on. You'll get caught off guard in stores with something the sales guy told the store was supposed to be done that they didn't do. The sales people will flood the merchandisers with orders and order themselves an extremely light load the days they put the order away. Compared to the other distributers with pay verse work load, this company trails in the rear. Mileage pay isn't worth it. The company obviously wants to sell product, but doesn't take any action when stores complain about the sales person, but jumps down your throat if a store complains about you. There's no team work.
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Exciting and very competitive industry.
Craft & Specialty Manager (Former Employee) –  Mechanicville, NYFebruary 19, 2016
The workdays are long as customer service gets you further in this business. You need to be on call 7 days a week, but the rewards are good. The beer industry is obviously a fun atmosphere
Pros
Budget to work with on a yearly basis for entertainment
Cons
Not too many days off
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Fun route sales
Account Executive (Former Employee) –  Mechanicville, NYFebruary 17, 2016
Route sales for non-alcoholic beverages

Management played integral part in the success of sales reps

Most enjoyable part of job were my portfolio of accounts and store managers/owners
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Excellent first steps.
Merchandiser (Current Employee) –  Mechanicville, nySeptember 23, 2015
Work/life balance is alright. Day off requests are awful, they have so many people listed as "available if needed", but your day off request you put in a month in advance, gets denied. Travel time is midline. 4 out of the 5 days i work, i'm local to my home. The other day i'm driving 40 miles to my first stop and 50 miles home with only partial reimbursement. You supervisors leave you alone, which unless you screw up, there's no reason for them to be needed. After peak season, your paycheck gets cut in half. I lost extra hours and the 100 miles from my check without notice. Only .38 cents per miles, but at the end of the month that's one bill. Right now i'm in the same stores four days a week, coming from being in stores once a week is a plus. Work load seems alright during off peak, but during peak the pay doesn't equal the work. When the higher ups come to stores and visit and actually run into the merchandisers, they're more helpful and willing to get you help than your supervisor.
Pros
You work from home and no one bothers you
Cons
Sudden drop in pay/work load v pay
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labor intensive
Merchandiser (Current Employee) –  Mechanicville NYApril 3, 2015
this job is a very labor intensive position. moving upwards of a couple thousand pounds pf product a day. You have to be able to work fast and on your own some days, and other days with co-workers. the best part about the job is the freedom you have, the worst part is the lack of communication between management and other employees.
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Demanding job that is rewarding if you make it your life
Merchandiser (Former Employee) –  Mechanicville, NYDecember 29, 2014
If you're a morning person, who doesn't mind having a ton of responsibility and a small team of highly critical supervisors looking over your shoulders, this is the perfect job. Start at 6am, and work through a sizeable list of accounts that all expect to see you in the early hours of the morning, Build, fill and rotate several displays in each store. Check the dates on every product you have in every store. Rotate, rotate, rotate! Move product from point A to point B, and then point C until new product arrives, in which case you move that to point A, point B to point C, etc. Make sure the overstock items, which you have little to no control over the quantity of, is organized neatly in a small area of the back room. Handle product that probably should never have been ordered, but was ordered by a salesman who works on commission and just sends as much as he can in order to inflate his paychecks. And, while handling that product, answer countless phone calls from said salesman, criticizing your every move. Take care of a list of 8 - 12 stores each day, that could easily take up to 8 hours of work each, if the job is done properly. When that is over, you have to do paperwork at home, on your own time.
Pros
The pay can be somewhat decent after years of sticking with it, The Christmas party used to be very good.
Cons
Not a good job if you have a life outside of work or a family you want to spend time with, Decent pay isn't worth a lot of what you have to deal with, Unreasonable early start time could be easily improved by pushing it back just an hour, Not enough merchandisers to cover all the work that is needed to be done, Salesmen are way too pushy and demanding, Deliveries are often late and can mess up your entire day
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Welcome to moes!!
Forklift Operator (Current Employee) –  NYOctober 23, 2014
its moes, why not work here?
free meal when working on shift
will work for burritos
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Great Stepping Stone!
On-Premise Account Manager (Former Employee) –  Mechanicville, NYOctober 9, 2014
DeCrescente Distributing is a great company to learn business of Sales. Extremely cutthroat sales organizaiton, with little room for career growth, and low end for compensation. You definitely will have to earn your stripes with this organization and take your skills to another company that will be more appreciative.
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Big brother to the fullest
Sales Representative (Current Employee) –  Mechanicville, NYDecember 3, 2013
When I started at Decrescente i enjoyed my job. I worked hard and was promoted twice within my first 2 years. over the past few months i have become more and more displeased with my job. The company is in a transition phase from a family run and caring company, into a corporate, bottom line at all cost, company. We have reached record high in sales over the past 3 years and yet they have been cutting most of our benefits to maximize their profit.
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One of the "Best Places to Work"
Salesman (Current Employee) –  Mechanicville. NYMay 7, 2013
DeCrescente has a great culture in a fun industry. Everyday is different, with a new set of challenges. The management team has a no excuses approach to growing and attaining goals.
Pros
Fun industry, good benefits
Cons
work/life balance, work holidays and long hours in peak season
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Good place to work
Sales and Merchandising (Former Employee) –  mechanicville nyOctober 9, 2012
good company to work for..A lot of real advertised advancement emails sent events offered to work and internal activities for employees
Pros
fun exciting fot the youn at heart
Cons
often long days
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Great benefits and culture
Human Resource Manager (Former Employee) –  Mechanicville, NYSeptember 6, 2012
Great benefits and "Give Back" from owners. Best places to work. Too much involvement from top at low levels creates tension and unrealistic environment. Overall strong company with great people.
Pros
fun culture and world class facility. strong benefits.
Cons
less than desirable work life balance for mid and upper management.
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Aggressive, Progressive Company Always Trying to Improve
Chain Account Manager (Former Employee) –  Mechanicville, NYJune 23, 2012
7AM start worked out retailer receiving issues that occurred as a result of pricing errors. Made requests for special advertised feature pricing for specific time frames with various customers. Presented advertised feature requests to account buyers. Created Category Management strategies and store specific planograms suggestions for retailers. Created, presented, and implemented, and followed up store resets. Fixed software issues. Training was exceptional. Co-workers were hard working. Biggest challenge of the job was prioritizing work to accommodate all time lines. The most enjoyable part of the position was winning trust and forging partnerships with key retailers.
Pros
benefits, compensation, positive culture, and pursuit of excellence.
Cons
work load could sometimes interfere with family life.
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Treated me like family
Senior Environmental Specialist (Former Employee) –  Mechanicville, NYMarch 12, 2012
I was the only member of the cleaning staff at DeCrescente and they they treated me like a part of their family.
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