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Great place to work

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Service Center Manager in Birmingham, AL (US)
Current Employee - Service Center Manager in Birmingham, AL (US)

I have been working at Baker Distributing

Recommends
No opinion of CEO
Recommends
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Easy computer system to learn and very good product line offering. Great customer retention also with great marketing backup. And great overall communication.

Cons

Central ordering through a distribution center by people who have no idea what your local stock levels should be. Limit of $250 for branch managers to buy goods without going through a buyer.

Advice to Management

Allow branch managers more of a say in what their branch stocks and the levels of inventory. Also split up the larger zones into smaller ones.

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  1. Although they strive for market share they run too lien to actually accomplish the task compared to their competition.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Baker Distributing full-time (more than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great room for advancement. Positions are always available due to growth or others moving around within the organization. Established brand that is respected in the industry.

    Cons

    Customer service suffers due to lack of staff per corporate's guidelines. Technicians can easily visit or call any other competitor and immediately get their issues resolved in a timely manner due to more staff. It's that simple.

    Advice to Management

    Loosen the reigns on staffing and employ enough personnel to cover absences. Trust the management more rather than micromanage. Their P & L and customer matrix will tell the whole story.

  2. Caring company culture, overall loved it, but low pay

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Administrative in Jacksonville, FL (US)
    Former Employee - Administrative in Jacksonville, FL (US)

    I worked at Baker Distributing full-time (more than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great co-workers
    Leadership cares about employees
    Great work/life balance

    Cons

    Low pay
    Hardly any advancement opportunities

    Advice to Management

    Revisit compensation plans per industry, market and company size standards.
    Develop career paths with clear goals for employees on how to achieve the next step in their careers

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