Great people, but archaic business procedures causes widespread stress, frustration, lost sales, poor work/life balance
Sales (Current Employee) – Kenosha, WI – July 17, 2018
Pros: Great people to work with overall. If you like working under very stressful conditions with humor and enthusiasm in a fast-paced, challenging environment, and want to learn about food distribution, this is a great place to get experience. Sales reps are given plenty of autonomy to do their job.
Cons: Mileage reimbursement for all sales positions is shamefully inadequate, in line with IRS year 1973, not 2018. Many sales reps have to pay their entire mileage costs. Management has no time to manage or mentor employees. "Distribution dysfunction" related to warehouse stock and customer deliveries is unnecessarily high for a company that's been in business for 50 years. Repeated pleas from employees asking management to address desperately needed changes to improve distribution issues is largely ignored, often frowned upon. Long working hours are part of the food business, but could be more productive and lucrative here if management was willing to address the same chronic problems that occur daily and lead to customer dissatisfaction, by investing in changing a VERY outdated, archaic business model of procedures, instead of chasing tails and applying bandages to the same daily hemorrhages. Making these changes would increase customer satisfaction, generate higher sales, and commissioned employees would earn the money they worked hard for (when lost due to mistakes) and have a better work-life balance.