Baker Distributing
2.8 of 5 6 reviews
www.bakerdist.com Jacksonville, FL 1000 to 5000 Employees

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Updated Jan 26, 2014

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Carole J. Poindexter

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60% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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each department is different

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Jacksonville, FL (US)

I worked at Baker Distributing full-time for more than 3 years

Prossome managers were open to change others were not

Consour manager played good cop bad cop constantly

Advice to Senior ManagementStop playing favorites, listen to staff

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Baker Dist. is a good HVAC wholesale supply house that has branches and sister companies all over the country.

Territory Sales (Current Employee)
Atlanta, GA (US)

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

ProsI have enjoyed the freedom of my outside sales position in the Atlanta market. And I really enjoy the people I work with.

ConsAt times it feels like Baker is just too big. It can take a long time to get things done. There are too many VP's in the corporate office.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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I in joyed working for this company!!

COUNTER SALES (Former Employee)
Tulare, CA (US)

I worked at Baker Distributing full-time for more than 3 years

Prosmade lots of friends' enter acting with the tech. and customers..

Consdouble check your manager back ground! I know I would be still working for this company!!

Advice to Senior Managementneed to drug test your manager

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Very few advancement opportunities.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Baker Distributing full-time for more than 10 years

ProsFinancially strong corporation, with a long history in their business segment.

ConsPay below average with other companies in the industry.
Too much focus on bottom line vs. employee development.

Advice to Senior ManagementWork to provide recognition to outstanding employees and foster involvement.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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The worst of the worst

Service Center Manager (Current Employee)
Birmingham, AL (US)

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

ProsIt is employment is about the only redeeming value this company has for it's employees

ConsUpper management gets brilliant ideas and pushes changes and then after a month or two looses interest for another huge brilliant idea from people so far out of touch with actual field level sales it is tragic.

Advice to Senior ManagementFire every single person in corporate and get people in these positions who have actual field level sales experience. Plus the old saying it takes money to make money. When constricting branches to save by running them so lean if one person calls in sick you only have one person at the branch is ridiculous.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great place to work

Service Center Manager (Current Employee)
Birmingham, AL (US)

I have been working at Baker Distributing

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

ConsCentral 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 Senior ManagementAllow 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.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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