VOORTMAN COOKIES Employee Reviews

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Hard to recruit distributors.
District Manger (Former Employee) –  HoustonMarch 8, 2018
Worked as a Dm for Voortman, great quality products but distributorships must be pre-purchase by the potential distributor. The younger go getter types that you need to run routes successfully are priced out and you're stuck with older types looking for extra income that can pay several thousand dollars for a route.
As the DM You will be running open routes and will have no time to manage the entire district.
Pros
It's a job
Cons
Company policies make it very difficult to be successful
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A great place to get into being a distributor
Distributor (Former Employee) –  Denver, COFebruary 24, 2018
Because all routes have to be bought, i find them the easiest to get into and there manager at the time of my employment was great. Lots of growth, and great if your self sufficient.
Pros
Commission, set your own schedual to some degree, Competitive
Cons
You have to buy routes, You provide most neccesities
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Not very stressful
Independent Contractor (Current Employee) –  Orange County, CAFebruary 20, 2018
A typical day is meeting your store receivers. Sell product and replenish the shelves, if needed. I've learned to have patience. Most receivers can be very stressful to work with. The flexibility is awesome.
Pros
Flexible
Cons
No benefits. No hourly paid.
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New ownership running company into the ground
Distributor Manager (Current Employee) –  United StatesJanuary 16, 2018
The worst environment I have ever worked in. CEO sends messages and emails at all hours and all days. Complete disregard for chain of command. No work home balance. Direction, goals, and distributors change out too often. I would not recommend anyone I care about, work there.
Pros
People at the stores become friends
Cons
Work/Home balance.
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Good experience
Vendor (Former Employee) –  Baton Rouge, LADecember 18, 2017
Get up, get cookies, go to stores and deliver product. Interact with managers to get new displays, etc. A lot of moving product and inventory management.
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Good place to work if you want to work for yourself
Independent Distributor (Current Employee) –  Holbrook, NYDecember 6, 2017
Can make good money but you will earn every penny. Just make sure you are willing and ready to work hard in all conditiuons. Cold weather and Hot weather, rain sleet and snow. Nice thing about this job is there is no one to report to. Work your own hours and is very flexible.
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New ownership is floundering
REGION MANAGER (Former Employee) –  Burlington, ONJune 4, 2017
New ownership is struggling trying to understand the company they purchased. Trying to run a group of independent distributors like company employees.
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choose your own hours
Direct Sales Distributor (Former Employee) –  San Francisco Bay Area, CAJanuary 23, 2017
Good company to work for with only issue is compensation.
Start 4.00am call of stores - write up an order
bring it through recieving
Merchindise with stock rotation in mind
break down packaging
head off to next store
need to do a minimum of five stores per day
not micro managed
Pros
get paid weekly
Cons
too much write off
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As long as you know what your getting into,it's ok
Independent Distributor (Former Employee) –  McKinney, TXMarch 21, 2015
As an independent distributor,you where basically on your own.
You had to be self motivated.Interfaced with manager about
every 90 days in person and co-workers once a year.The
hardest part was absorbing 100% of the risk including having
to purchase display equipment.The most enjoyable was the
freedom.
Pros
freedom to sucede
Cons
freedom to fail
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Independent Distributor (Former Employee) –  NCMarch 7, 2015
If the company will allow part time territories, it would be a lucrative business. if they cosigned inventory they would grow sales. Have to run out of inventory to make money.
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No support from the Top Management.
Independent Distributor (Current Employee) –  North FloridaSeptember 1, 2013
Been working for awhile and still don't quite understand the process of payment. I can't get a straight answer from anyone.
Nurmerous occasions products discontinued and Voortmans does nothing to compensate the loss of income.
Would not suggest this job for a steady income or for primary support.
Pros
Work week.
Cons
No consistent schedule or support in the larger chains.
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ok company
route sales (Current Employee) –  ncAugust 21, 2013
4 am wake up
long travel days
low management support
u work alone
low pay
very flexible schedule
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Don't be a sucker!!!!!
Route sales (Former Employee) –  VirginiaApril 10, 2013
The only people who make money here is the cookie company! You will make more money at Walmart! Do not be their next victim!
Pros
noting!
Cons
everything as you do all the work and they make all the money!
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Don't buy a route
Prospective buyer for a route (Former Employee) –  Homewood, ILOctober 13, 2012
Managers and independent routes are not what they seem. They ask way to much money for routes, they make you pay for store displays. They don't give you the true numbers up front. Think twice before buying a route. After you figure in your expenses, most of the routes make about 25,000 a year. Who would pay for a job making 25,000 a year. Go to Walmart and be a greeter. At least they have benefits.
Pros
nothing
Cons
no healthcare, benefits, buy your own truck and storage, gas, insurance etc...
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Distributor (Former Employee) –  Nassau CountyAugust 28, 2012
Unpredictable salary, great work environment. Make your own hours more or less.
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unsteady salary
Distributor (Former Employee) –  Long IslandAugust 28, 2012
Dependent on sales, salary is not predictable. Enjoyable area to work in however.
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Good working condition
District Sales Manager (Former Employee) –  Puerto RicoSeptember 20, 2011
• Accountable for all Sales, Credit, and Marketing function of this division in Puerto Rico.
• Responsible for all the sales budget of all our Key Account
• Prepare quarterly business review and develop marketing promotional programs for key accounts and Distributors.
• Establish yearly budgets by key account with Regional Management.
• Prepare quarterly Sales training seminar to ensure that Distributors were efficient in their presentations
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