The work isn't hard at all, but...... The way the day to day operations are handled is chaotic. There's no structure in delivery planning, there's no communication between sales people and management, customer request aren't passed on to delivery drivers so you're left to "assume" which order to run your route. I can honestly say this was one of the most poorly ran companies I've ever worked for. If you're looking for a paycheck and not a career then it may work out for you.
Territory Manager (Former Employee) – North Carolina – May 2, 2018
Senior management seem to be more focused on their short strategies and goals for self promotion with no vision for long term objectives and sustained profitability. Saw a number of bone head decisions being made by inexperienced young executives in positions where they were not qualified to make decisions. See a definite decline in interest to maintain valued relationships with long term customers.
Its a pay check
Culture is more focused on the efficiency rather than quality.
Inside sales and customer service (Former Employee) – Orlando, FL – October 4, 2017
This company is very well managed, both on a local level as well as at a corporate level. Gemaire Distributors has create a workplace that though busy is enjoyable and satisfying, I was unhappy to move away and leave Gemaire in Orlando, FL
Warehouse worker/delivery and xpress pickup leader (Former Employee) – Tampa, FL – August 8, 2017
Gemaire is always moving and always changing. During the four years I was employed there I worked for three different managers. people are always coming and going and there seems to be a problem with stability. I enjoyed working there over all because of my customers. They made all the difference to me. I worked hard and went the extra mile for them and they respected me for it and we all created and maintained a positive and enjoyable work environment for all.
great customers, one hour break, pto and central location.
expensive benefits, changing management constantly, and low pay(compared to surrounding warehouses).
Management Trainee (Former Employee) – Richmond, VA – July 26, 2017
Gemaire was a very busy hard place to work where you had to keep up at all times and make sure the customers got what they needed. Despite this, the manager went out of his way to make sure things stayed fun when they got too stressful.
manager (Former Employee) – Miami-Dade County, FL – July 3, 2017
its ok. corporate needs to stop micromanaging everyone. The culture is ok but they want you to do the impossible. they are not happy with good sales. they are constantly pushing for the impossible and never are satisfied.
Delivery Driver/Warehouse Worker (Former Employee) – West Palm Beach, FL – January 26, 2015
great job the guys I worked with made the job fun because we all bonded. We were apart of job softball teams and flag football teams so that allowed us to really get to know one another in return it made work life very fun.
It's a typical modern day corporation. That means, low pay, minimal raises, reduced benefits, ridiculous goals and a lot of smoke and mirrors. I took one of their branches from $3M to $10M in 3 years and they just couldn't shake out more than $42k a year. They use internal auditors to find errors in policy that then are used as justification to not give a bonus. I remember having invested in the company stock to be "a real part of the company". A few months later when stocks had gone up, a new addition to the board dumped their stocks causing many of us to lose quite a bit. That was much appreciated.