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Review averages

  • 139 employees say

    Excellent (37)
    26.618705035971%
    Good (49)
    35.251798561151%
    Satisfactory (36)
    25.89928057554%
    Subpar (17)
    12.230215827338%
    3.24
  • 1 applicant says

    Excellent (0)
    0%
    Good (0)
    0%
    Satisfactory (0)
    0%
    Subpar (1)
    100%
    1.90

Reviews for Acosta

Reviews - What employees say

3.24 Employees say
1.90 Applicants say

Company Culture

Leadership is not good. So many issues, it’s one large cluster cover up.

Support from management

For the majority of the workforce, there is not enough support.

Freedom to work independently

Freedom to work independently but with devices for managers and field employees that not only track for GPS/mileage purposes, the company is using spyware installed on employee’s handhelds to collect intel/data on customers, clients and employees. They can, and do, remotely collect information via pictures, take videos, listen and record audio of anything and anyone within a certain proximity to a company provided handheld device. Unethical business practices by many, not all, but many.

Gender Equality

They promote women because they have to.

Attitude towards older colleagues

Depending on how old, Acosta does employ a large number of people over 40, however, there have been open discussions among managers regarding a strong desire to not employ ‘older’ people. A specific desirable age range has not been stated.

Company Image

The company image, according to outsiders, is from neutral to questionable. It used to be favorable.

Job Security

Large layoffs occurring. Not giving 60 day notice.

Inclusive / Diverse

Depending on the market, there is no racial diversity.

Suggestions for improvement

  • It’s likely too late but the CEO should go. Some on the Board of Directors, should leave too. The hierarchy should pay attention. Don’t believe everything you hear. Conduct your business practices with the same transparency as you have towards your employees, clients and customers. Start there.

What I like about the company

Some of the incredibly talented and ethical people I’ve worked with.

What I dislike about the company

Acosta is short changing their clients. If conducting business in an ethical manner, matters to you, do not apply here. The recently reduced all vacation/PTO. They do not treat their employees well. Very few exceptional managers, some are good, most should be terminated. I’m going to resign.

Company Culture
1.00
Support from management
2.00
Teamwork
4.00
Freedom to work independently
5.00
Internal Communication
3.00
Gender Equality
3.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
3.00
Career Development
4.00
Overall compensation for your work
3.00
Office / Work Environment
2.00
Environmental Friendliness
3.00
Work-Life Balance
3.00
Company Image
2.00
Job Security
1.00
Handicapped Accessibility
3.00
Workplace Safety
4.00
Challenging Work
4.00
Inclusive / Diverse
2.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Flex. working hours is offered Parking is offered 401(k) is offered Ability to work remotely is offered Tuition assistance is offered 401(k) Match is offered Flexible spending account is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Acosta Marketing and Sales Inc.
  • City
    Cincinnati
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    Others

The following perks were offered to me

Health and wellness programs is offered Employee discounts is offered Vehicle allowance is offered
  • 16.Jan 2019
  • Employee

Company Culture

My division is good, the company as a whole has no clue on how to take care of their people

Support from management

My division is good, the company as a whole has no clue on how to take care of their people

Teamwork

They encourage it in words, but actions don't match

Freedom to work independently

Too many issues

Internal Communication

They send out contradictory statements

Gender Equality

1 thing they do a good job at

Attitude towards older colleagues

As long as they aren't making much more than younger ones, they aren't on the chopping block

Career Development

They have a horrible recruiting and retention dept, internal candidates barely ever get called or emailed to acknowledge receipt of a resume/application for any positions. Managers have to fight and push hard just to get someone to call an employee they refer for a position.

Overall compensation for your work

They are cheap, the industry is cheap, no raises or cost of living increases either

Office / Work Environment

Nice buildings and we ( many) can work from home

Environmental Friendliness

Yes

Work-Life Balance

No, they preach it, bit ask a lots

Company Image

They are a mess when it comes to keeping their word, because too many people are giving it in conflicting directions

Job Security

As long as I perform better than everybody it is, they have no clue

Handicapped Accessibility

Yes

Workplace Safety

Video training and we send out tips and tricks for safety, but many of our people go to other companies stores where you can try to be safe, but your environment migjt not be

Challenging Work

The company has a sales driven mentality, no Operations side to keep it in check, sales makes some impossible promises & never takes a reality check.

Inclusive / Diverse

Yes

Suggestions for improvement

  • Replace anybody who thinks just because you are sales, you can manage. The skills are not the same, you need to value and empower operations to be that reality check so they are not over promising and under delivering regularly

What I like about the company

My boss is supportive, although he has no resources to do anything other than say thank you

What I dislike about the company

Quit thinking everything except pay matters

Company Culture
2.00
Support from management
2.00
Teamwork
2.00
Freedom to work independently
3.00
Internal Communication
1.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
4.00
Career Development
1.00
Overall compensation for your work
1.00
Office / Work Environment
4.00
Environmental Friendliness
4.00
Work-Life Balance
2.00
Company Image
1.00
Job Security
2.00
Handicapped Accessibility
4.00
Workplace Safety
3.00
Challenging Work
4.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00

The following benefits were offered to me

401(k) is offered Ability to work remotely is offered 401(k) Match is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Acosta Sales & Marketing
  • City
    Lombard
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

Health and wellness programs is offered
  • 02.Oct 2018
  • Employee

Company Culture

Toxic. Corporate views employees as replaceable.

Support from management

A good supervisor will help out if they can, but almost no involvement from upper management.

Teamwork

Employees are often covering other territories for other employees. Very little communication other than email.

Freedom to work independently

You are given a tablet with a list of tasks, and you accomplish those in the time provided.

Internal Communication

Miscommunication is the name of the game.

Gender Equality

From what I've seen its about an even split.

Attitude towards older colleagues

They hire a fair number of retirees.

Career Development

They do not promote internally if they can help it.

Overall compensation for your work

More than minimum wage, but no raises or overtime.

Office / Work Environment

No communication save for forwarded emails, constantly changing responsiblities.

Environmental Friendliness

Tons of paper and packaging waste.

Work-Life Balance

Good, do your hours, go home. Some admin done at home, and a lot of package deliveries to your home.

Company Image

The company has a very high opinion of itself, but I don't see any evidence of positive image from others perception.

Job Security

You can and will be laid off or have your hours cut without notice.

Handicapped Accessibility

Not sure.

Workplace Safety

As safe as any retail job.

Challenging Work

The work isn't comlicated, but involves some sales and can be physical.

Inclusive / Diverse

They aren't particular about who they hire.

Suggestions for improvement

  • Raises, communication.

What I like about the company

It allows you to be very independent.

What I dislike about the company

The treatment of workers, the constant orginizational changes, the lack of upward mobility, lack of raises, and uncertian status of one's employment at any given time.

Company Culture
1.00
Support from management
2.00
Teamwork
2.00
Freedom to work independently
4.00
Internal Communication
1.00
Gender Equality
4.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
3.00
Career Development
1.00
Overall compensation for your work
2.00
Office / Work Environment
1.00
Environmental Friendliness
1.00
Work-Life Balance
3.00
Company Image
1.00
Job Security
1.00
Handicapped Accessibility
3.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
2.00
Inclusive / Diverse
4.00

The following benefits were offered to me

401(k) Match is offered Paid time off is offered
  • Company
    Acosta Sales & Marketing Co. (Jacksonville, FL / United States)
  • City
    Jacksonville, FL
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    Others

The following perks were offered to me

Vehicle allowance is offered

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Review averages

  • 139 employees say

    Excellent (37)
    26.618705035971%
    Good (49)
    35.251798561151%
    Satisfactory (36)
    25.89928057554%
    Subpar (17)
    12.230215827338%
    3.24
  • 1 applicant says

    Excellent (0)
    0%
    Good (0)
    0%
    Satisfactory (0)
    0%
    Subpar (1)
    100%
    1.90

kununu score comparisons

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3.23
140 reviews

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48,344 reviews

kununu average
3.38
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