Relaxed work environment, not really enough work to keep me busy. I hadn't done invoicing before so it was nice that I learned something new. Management was easy to work with. The culture is welcoming and inclusive. I'm still working there but I don't think it will last much longer.
HR (Former Employee) – Houston, TX – December 1, 2018
I worked for J.A.M. for 5 years & my time there was a wonderful experience. I left because I made the decision to stay home after having my 2nd child, but when I do go back to work, I hope to find a place as great as this one. I truly felt that I had a work family there & always felt that it was a collaborative work environment. If you have an idea or feel like you can take on more work/ responsibilities, the management team will work with you. Communication is key. The company was previously family owned but was sold to private equity & then acquired by Brenntag. With growth, there are always growing pains, but I know management acknowledges any issues when they come to light & works to find a solution. This company cares about the employees & challenges them to be strong in their fields.
Family oriented work environment
Some of the systems used are not the newest, but they are working to improve or add them where needed
If you are serious about your career don't trust the Equipment Department Management. Lack of direction and knowledge in the field service management. Too many unsatisfied customers and most of the projects lack of coordination. Their procedures are weak and rarely those are followed. You are hired to perform in your field and they delegate to you work on equipment that you are not even qualified or certified to do. During the interview the management promises are never met. Lack of personnel. Too many people quit or get fired but too way many!!!!
Employee (Current Employee) – Houston, TX – June 6, 2018
This company is like a family and they will always listen and take care of you. In the past there have been different management and different owners of the company, but now they are owned by Brenntag and still working out kinks to mesh well.
If you have an idea they will listen to you. If you don't feel challenged then tell them and they will give you more responsibilities. Overall I would recommend working here.
I enjoy the fast-paced environment! My co-workers are great and we get a lot of support from our management team, There has been a lot of change over the past couple of years and although it was difficult, the benefits are starting to pay off. We continue to grow and the new employees are helping us deal more effectively with our growth.
brought in massage people during our ERP go-live
new ERP system took a lot of effort to get used to
This is probably the most frustrating company I've ever worked for. Dont expect much. The nepotism and favoritism has been out of control for quite some time and is just continuing to snowball. The transport supervisor has been allowed to run wild here for at least a decade, ie. Hiring friends and family at a significantly higher starting pay rate than the average driver with years and years of verifiable experience. Understandably, the moral here is astonishingly low. I'd estimate 75% of the drivers are on the verge of revolting. Lies, lies, and more lies from management. Constantly. I regret ever coming to work here and am actively trying to get out. The safety department portrays itself to be strong, but in fact is very weak. If you have been in this industry a while and you come to work here, you'll see what mean.
fantastic co workers
begins and ends with the managent, no communication, unhappy people, Raises are on average about $.30 an hour once a year. Insulting and unacceptable.
Clerk (Former Employee) – Houston, TX – November 16, 2017
Management is great. But there are some people there that are bitter about not being management, that they spread their venom around to others. Since day one, they have talked badly about management, in my face!! Day one!! It affects the dynamic of the team if they hear you talk badly of others. Mind your business, you're here to work! It's so sad to hear them talk so badly about their peers all day long. If you have to be told how to do your job and to stay at your desk then that's not management material. Move on. I would say be careful to whom ever starts working here. Or even better, DONT work here!
Customer Service (Former Employee) – Houston, TX – August 31, 2017
This place has more internal problems. They do nothing to correct They hire from outside do not promote within . Keep hiring more executive. Losing many good people and long time employees Raises do not even cover cost of living. Insurance expensive . It is not a happy place to work. People are nice, that doesn't mean they can do a good job....and large majority do not do good job in their positions
Poor management. Lack good raises . Internal problems
peon (Former Employee) – houston texas – July 22, 2017
everyone here is a bunch of back stabbers.they pay was ok (before insurance) but the health insurance was ridiculously expensive. Manager having relationship with a direct subordinate and showing very much favoritism. and the upper management wouldn't address the situation. I would not recommend anyone working for this company.
Good opportunity for new employees as senior employees rarely receive opportunities for advancement. Benefits are average and paid time off for non-salary positions are just terrible. However, unpaid time off is allowed. Management is very hands off, which is good if you work well independently, but not so good if you need assistance with anything.
Good Old Boy's Environment makes it difficult to advance.
I enjoyed working at equipment division until the new managers started coming in. Simple task became long over complicated processes that slowed down productivity and brought down worker morale. Hard work is appreciated but not when its time for your yearly review, its like they forget when that time rolls around. Don't upset any of the managers because they will start finding any excuse terminate you. Go in and do your job and don't expect more than a few cents at raise time. It can be a great place to work but keep the raise thing in mind, that is the reason they lost all there experienced original crew that made equipment division great.
Management act like they support you only to get as much info out of you as they can. I came from one of JAM's competitors. Also had a week off due to medical issue with a doctor's letter, came back to work & was "let go" the same day. How's that for support? Owner has a mini mansion on the water close to Kemah bridge.
Great co workers
Bad management all the way to the top, unsupportive
J.A.M. Is a good company but they don't give you the opportunity to advance, they also hire from other companies so they wont give other employees a raise. For being a large company they also don't provide women with paid maternity leave.
This would be an ok place to work for if they had a great management team but unfortunately they don't. They are like the military of the fuel industry very strict. They also don't offer bonuses to drivers for doing great work. I've also heard from at least a dozen of their senior drivers that raises are very low .05-.25. Drivers have been there 15 years and still haven't maxed out their pay because raises are so low. Management is very weak.
Great co-workers and decent schedule
Improper training, poor management, lack of communication and support
learned a whole lot in the office as the single person that knew how to successfully run each dept. being a formal driver for over 20 plus years i knew how to communicate with drivers on an everyday basis. also started learning the logistical needs of the marine life.
loved working with my co-workers!
way too much for one person to handle on his own and not get the support from the management team.
JAM distributing is a large and growing company that is merging with other company to dramatically increase company size
Heavy Duty Lift Sales Manager (Former Employee) – Houston, TX – June 26, 2014
JAM was purchased from a private owner to a public company. The current ownership is aggressively growing the company in the hope to sell in 5-7 years. This has implemented a very high stress atmosphere were many employee have moved onto other companies.