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Reviews for Acosta

Review factors

Feel-Good Factor

Company Culture
3.00
Support from management
3.27
Teamwork
3.44
Freedom to work independently
3.86
Internal Communication
2.89
Office / Work Environment
2.87
Environmental Friendliness
3.15
Work-Life Balance
3.65
Challenging Work
3.16
Inclusive / Diverse
3.42

Career factor

Gender Equality
3.53
Attitude towards older colleagues
3.56
Career Development
2.87
Overall compensation for your work
2.69
Company Image
3.18
Job Security
2.84
Handicapped Accessibility
3.33
Workplace Safety
3.50
Benefits

The following benefits are offered

Flex. working hours in 55 of 139 reviews Parking in 26 of 139 reviews Easy access to public transportation in 2 of 139 reviews Stock or equity options in 9 of 139 reviews 401(k) in 83 of 139 reviews No onsite daycare facility Reimbursed daycare in 3 of 139 reviews Ability to work remotely in 37 of 139 reviews Desirable office location in 9 of 139 reviews Tuition assistance in 16 of 139 reviews Paid Parental Leave in 15 of 139 reviews 401(k) Match in 59 of 139 reviews Flexible spending account in 29 of 139 reviews Paid time off in 73 of 139 reviews Healthcare (including vision and dental) in 66 of 139 reviews Relocation allowance in 3 of 139 reviews Life insurance in 59 of 139 reviews

The following perks are offered

On site cafeteria in 2 of 139 reviews Free (company provided) Meals in 12 of 139 reviews Health and wellness programs in 57 of 139 reviews Employee discounts in 44 of 139 reviews Vehicle allowance in 32 of 139 reviews Employee events in 15 of 139 reviews No dogs allowed No fitness center on site Free Snacks/Drinks in 8 of 139 reviews
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  • 11.Feb 2019
  • Employee

Company Culture

Horrible. Work harder and they don’t pay enough. Most employees and managers hate the company

Career Development

Nothing

Overall compensation for your work

Very low pay for the under appreciated work load. Vacation time was reduced for everyone this year.

Environmental Friendliness

Very tense. Big time layoffs.

Company Image

Going lower

Job Security

Massive layoffs. Major brand clients are taking their business elsewhere

Workplace Safety

Except the stress is unsafe

Challenging Work

It’s only challenging because they push until you get sick

Suggestions for improvement

  • Pay at a competitive rate. Treat your managers and employees better.

What I like about the company

Some of the people

What I dislike about the company

Leadership changes are too frequent and almost everything now

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

The following benefits were offered to me

Flex. working hours is offered 401(k) is offered Ability to work remotely 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 Sales & Marketing
  • City
    Gilbert
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    Others

The following perks were offered to me

Employee discounts is offered
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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

Company Culture

I don't really have a team.

Support from management

I don't really have a team.

Overall compensation for your work

I believe that someone was hired making more than me with four years experience with the company.

Challenging Work

Most of my work is pretty menial.

Suggestions for improvement

  • I would have better editors. I would set up a way for people in the field to give feedback.

What I like about the company

In my position I am able to make my own schedule.

What I dislike about the company

I feel like my position is considered bottom of the barrel even though without my job the company would not exist.

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

The following benefits were offered to me

Flex. working hours is offered 401(k) is offered Ability to work remotely is offered 401(k) Match is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered
  • Company
    Acosta Sales & Marketing
  • City
    Myrtle Beach
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

Health and wellness programs is offered Vehicle allowance is offered

Suggestions for improvement

  • I think there should be a little more increase in pay, particularly because the state I live in is very expensive. My old position had different pay rates for different areas of the country. I'm not sure this one does that (maybe they do, but I can't say either way.) And HR should be more forthcoming with information such as any changes in the way they administer vacation time, or sick time.

What I like about the company

My manager is really great to work with. I enjoy getting to go out everyday and work on the various tasks that our clients require. I get to meet many different people during my day and I consider myself lucky to work for this company.

What I dislike about the company

HR could better communicate changes to us, outside of that most of the time there are no issues or problems.

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

The following benefits were offered to me

Flex. working hours is offered 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 Marketing and Sales Inc.
  • City
    Marlborough
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

Health and wellness programs is offered Employee discounts is offered
  • 10.Jan 2019
  • Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • A bit more physical checks by employer. The nature of the job can lead to abuse

What I like about the company

The management was very communicative, helpful. A lot of atonomy and flexibility.

What I dislike about the company

There was some lack of hiring responsible people which became difficult

Company Culture
5.00
Support from management
5.00
Teamwork
4.00
Freedom to work independently
5.00
Internal Communication
4.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
4.00
Overall compensation for your work
4.00
Work-Life Balance
5.00
Company Image
4.00
Job Security
5.00
Challenging Work
3.00
Inclusive / Diverse
4.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Flex. working hours is offered 401(k) is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered
  • Company
    Acosta Marketing and Sales Inc.
  • City
    Atlanta
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

Vehicle allowance is offered

Suggestions for improvement

  • I'm not sure havent work here long enough

What I like about the company

Works with me on my daughters medical appts and needs.

What I dislike about the company

Communication and understanding of company browser could improve

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

The following benefits were offered to me

Flex. working hours is offered Parking is offered Stock or equity options is offered 401(k) is offered Reimbursed daycare is offered Ability to work remotely is offered Tuition assistance is offered Paid Parental Leave 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
  • City
    Pittsburgh
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

Free (company provided) Meals is offered Health and wellness programs is offered Employee discounts is offered Vehicle allowance is offered

Suggestions for improvement

  • Educate their HR team to read the email employees send and try to resolve the issue without having the employee escalate the issue to their management to get the issue resolved in a timely manner.

What I like about the company

Work life balance is good. Management seems to care about employees and tries to give them tools to succeed.

What I dislike about the company

The HR process sucks. They also do not understand simple emails. As if they don’t read them and only give you an answer that’s related to the title and not the actually question asked.

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

The following benefits were offered to me

Flex. working hours is offered Parking is offered Easy access to public transportation is offered 401(k) is offered Reimbursed daycare is offered Ability to work remotely is offered Tuition assistance is offered Paid Parental Leave 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 sales and marketing
  • City
    Jacksonville
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

Health and wellness programs is offered Employee discounts is offered Vehicle allowance is offered Employee events is offered
  • 22.Dec 2018
  • Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • I wish there was a local office and someone to speak with

What I like about the company

I truly enjoy being a merchandiser and enjoy my supervisors

What I dislike about the company

There could be a littke more hands on training

Company Culture
3.00
Support from management
3.00
Teamwork
5.00
Freedom to work independently
5.00
Internal Communication
4.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
5.00
Overall compensation for your work
5.00
Work-Life Balance
4.00
Company Image
4.00
Job Security
4.00
Challenging Work
4.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Flex. working hours is offered Stock or equity options 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 Retail Marketing and Sales
  • City
    Louisville
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

Vehicle allowance is offered Employee events is offered
  • 10.Dec 2018
  • Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • Better compensation achievements

What I like about the company

I enjoy the ability to be creative and the flexible schedule

What I dislike about the company

None at this time I enjoy all of my job

Company Culture
5.00
Support from management
4.00
Teamwork
4.00
Freedom to work independently
4.00
Internal Communication
4.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
4.00
Overall compensation for your work
4.00
Work-Life Balance
5.00
Company Image
5.00
Job Security
5.00
Challenging Work
4.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Flex. working hours is offered 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 Marketing and Sales Inc.
  • City
    Buffalo
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

Health and wellness programs is offered Vehicle allowance is offered