I haven't worked here long, but I've found myself enjoying the work for the most part. If you enjoy a labor-intensive job with relatively decent pay, this job may be good for you!
For the most part, your schedule is consistent. Each day, you're given a different route, but your weekly schedule is largely stable. You will be asked sometimes to cover routes you aren't assigned to, and with little warning. This may be fine if you're single and have no real plans outside of work.
For me, the weekly minimum of $925 is enough to cover the bills and splurge a little. It's good beginner pay, in my mind. Unfortunately, I'm not aware of many opportunities to increase your pay beyond accepting routes with higher milage, going solo, or racking up seniority pay. Be warned, that $8,000 sign-on bonus doesn't come all at once--it's payed out in $1,600 increments eery four months, so don't expect to be loaded with cash on your first day. Sometimes, if you accept a particular route you aren't assigned to, you earn an extra $150 or so in addition to your base pay for that day.
HOWEVER, I would be remiss if I didn't mention the substantially larger paychecks the temp drivers earn. PFG has a contract with a temp agency who fills about 20% of our driver team. These drivers earn MUCH more than the actual employees because their temp agency pays them that much better. Those seeking higher wages and are comfortable with relocating for a few months should look elsewhere.
Our team is severely lacki
ProsGood entry-level pay, travel to other states
ConsLittle home time, poor management, poor coordination with other departments
driverorlando – May 22, 2013
The first month on the job I was ready to quit..electric pallet jacks break down,no extra hand carts or pallett jacks to get job done..They will send you on route with 1 hand cart and no pallet jack with over 15 stops and 18,000 lbs..local routes pay minimum 185.00 but your doing 250.00 to 350.00 worth of work..Transportation manager has no experience and alot of character defects,one beng control issues to include being prejudice against certain people/race.if he gets mad at you for something he will take you off the schedule and put you on call..he doesnt care if you only work 2 days for that week-dealing with him is a waste of time and money.manager and dispatch never answer their phone when you need them.If he put you as a floater(extra board) you will have no life and no schedule.They will call you to work at different hours each day like 12am,2am,3am,4am 6am 7am,whatever route they want you to run,you will be dead tired.If you want time off-good luck with that one.(transportation manager likes to play games,like a little kid)(he has the big head syndrome-probably the best job he has ever had since obtaining his green card)..some more issues include warehouse loads pallets upside down,so your 1st stop is on the bottom of the pallet and you have to breakdown the entire pallet to get product(waste of time)..anytime a driver has to touch product more than 3 times before he gets to a stop,he is losing time and money..also their invoices have t
Prosa job/ a few good co-workers
Consmany company issues, transportation manager has no experience and treats you unfairly, no money, unorganized management/1 driver meeting per year
Worked here for 3 years and called off twice. If you dont want a life then work here. You unload 36k pounds of food on a 2 wheel cart a night EVERY workday. They lie at orientation say you will never have a full load.. but in 3 years I haven't seen a trailer that isnt stacked to the ceiling from front to back. You have 3 doors 1 freezer 1 cooler 1 dry door. They aren't supposed to pack the door space with boxes but they do everyday. Stop 2 will be at the door and stop 1 will be in the nose. You are always loaded like h e l l. They will put 90ib meat boxes on top of a 7 ft pallet with pie boxes at the bottom on purpose so the pallets tip.. Minimum 1400 cases every night. They say you have holidays off but yet for Christmas you will work that night. Management lies and like to talk it up so they dont lose there job. The turnover rate is about 2 ppl quit a month. They hire ppl that ride bikes to work and they also hire felons that did the prison CDL program. I quit because I got tired of working 13 hrs then be on the ride home and have to get a back haul 90 miles out of my way and add 7 more hrs on my day (team route) so 20 hrs then get to the yard and have to leave right back out on another route. If you want to take vacation tell them 6 months in advance and you "might" get it. If you want to call off because you're sick bring a bucket and throw up in it. PFG blows. And the m o r o n s on this site giving it a 5 star rating are probably drew counterman or kyle or justin.. the
ProsIf managers like you you will get free lunch. (Rare)
ConsPay (clear 600 a week) healthcare's expensive, you can never use your vacation.
I worked in trans as a Transportation Supervisor. I have over 10 years of experience in the transportation industry. I was salary exempt so I was familiar with extra hours to manage drivers, safety, & customer demands. There were multiple 14 to 16 hour days in a work week with little home time. I worked weekends when needed and took after hours call almost everyday. I averaged 55+ hours in 5 days & as much as 75 hours in a 5 day period. I was told I was not putting in enough hours. I was issued formal discipline for doctor excused sick time. Other transportation managers and supervisors would work a full 8 hour day in the office & with minimal to no rest they would drive/work 14 hour routes. This a violation of DOT Rules in regards to Hours of Service. When brought to the on site Safety Manager's attention it was not addressed. Overall concerns and suggestions were dismissed by management. I was pressured to compromise public safety & the safety of drivers to service the customer. Company documented policy's were enforced based on a helper/driver's willingness to do extra work. Upper level managent could be less than compassionate about a healthy work/life balance. The drivers & helpers were top notch. Pay was excellent and bonuses were good based on industry standards. Equipment and maintenance is very good. It is a good place for new drivers to gain experience. Long term employees were very loyal. However there was not a lot of opportunities to move up. Overall the process
ProsPay & Bonuses
ConsPoor personal/work life balance. Compromise Safety to meet customer demand.
This will be a bit long so forgive the essay. You came for a real review, so here you go.
TLDR: Find something far less demanding for equal or more pay.
1. In all honesty, the dispatch team is pretty good at their jobs but like all teams, they occasionally have their hiccups. They are genuine in their concern for safety over profit.
2. The actual job is NOT for the faint of heart. You will be worked to the bone most routes. You will be unloading every single box "case" you take via ramp and two wheel dolly. Some deliveries are back breaking, some are easy.
-IMPORTANT--> IF YOU CANNOT SLEEP IN A MOVING TRUCK, THIS JOB IS NOT FOR YOU. You will need every wisp of rest you can find to stay on top of this job.
3. When you start, training is roughly 2-3-4 weeks. (Most people quit during this time when they find out just how physically demanding this job is). Once you make it through that, you will be on call 24/7 to fill in for drivers who call out. (This happens every single dispatch, so you will rarely be sitting at home.) The hours are EXTREMELY erratic starting out. Be ready to relegate your circadian rhythm into the pages of your history book.
4. Their trucks are usually problem free, unless you're just incredibly unlucky. Their dollies on the other hand are scarce and the ones they DO provide usually have some kind of problem.
5. "routes" usually consist of going to Colorado (not the only state you'll go) and doing your deliveries directly to restaurant
Absolutely the worst trucking experience ive had in my career
this is the worst company by far I have ever worked for! complete imcompetence from driver management! the hardest part of the job is not the physical nature of the work but the complete discontent and imcompetence of the company! you will routinely be routed in ways that affect your ability to sleep and get a proper rest and reset of your 10 or 34 hours! you as a new person will be sent out on routes with other new drivers that have as much knowledge of the route as you, ( none)...I was sent from dallas to Carlsbad new mexico with the wrong information to a gas card, then had to race 71 miles to hobbs new mexico with only 2 hour of driving time left because no one would take the hotel acct card or were just filled already! this was to no big concern to one specific manager! I was scheduled to be in at 1am to go with a driver to tyler texas, I came in at 12:30 only to see I had been changed without notice to a 4 am start to Oklahoma, and was given a sort of talking to when I bounced home and didn't return lmao!! the last straw was when I was given a route to Tulsa Oklahoma which consisted of 2 layovers! I was told I would be given a new truck and it def was not and old truck but the night of dispatch I pulled out and the engine warning was on, this was the last straw as I wasn't the first to see this lighta job should not have this many warning signs in the beginning, I should have taken the other offers from 3 other foodservice companies!! lesson learned! ive been
Prospay after training
Constoo many to list!! if you can make 60k somewhere else its worth more than 90k here!!!
I started with the company as a temp to hire I was a temp for 6 months before I finally got hired on, I did my job and did it well its like a competitive sport who can move the fastest to meet production status or exceed it to get the incentive. I was with the company for a year but only hired on for 6 months. Me along with every one of my Co workers temps, full time, and even my supervisor and warehouse manager were all told we were on suspension they then called us all back two days later to inform us we were terminated some have been there 3+ years , we were not Givin any reason or evidence as to why we were being terminated, it was wrong and unjustified, and unfortunate for all of us with family to support. I'm talking 10 plus employees lost there jobs not laid off TERMINATED!. I enjoyed my job and did it very well long hours great pay. But unfair the way they did us all I've filed a complaint with the Texas workforce commission and strongly suggest my fellow Co workers do the same. It was unfortunate and would hate for it to happen to another hard working man with a family to support.... so think about that before you apply. The company can not run with out the night crew to pull the orders, we made it happen we also just recently got our errors lower then they have been in years , the company can not keep their own hr people or district manager there pepole come and go so much in a blink of an eye it's unreal.
ProsGood pay starts at 13 and 14.75 when hired incentive program
Consattitude, long hours, no family life or personal. favoritism
Performance food group is a disaster of a company to work for. The only thing upper management care's about is the order selectors and truck driver's they could care less about the hourly associate's. There is a reason why PFG goes through so many employees it wouldnt be a bad place to work if the just got rid of management and start fresh. Listening to the employees should be a priority but it is not. They are the ones who actually know the warehouse and what could be changed. The maintenance department at pfg is about as worthless as they come they are told to do other tasks alot of the time instead of actually fixing the equipment. If you go to them with a problem about your equipment they will tell you to just ride it out until they can get to it and when they do get to it it will take them day's or even weeks to get it back to you and most of the time they never even fixed the problem that was wrong with it. The isleways are so beat up with holes bumps and big cracks could be fixed and would prevent less damage to the equipment but they dont care about fixing that problem either. The only ones who get decent pay raises are the drivers and order selectors.When someone quits they rarley fill the position of that employee witch leaves more workload for everyone else. This place should be unionized if they would stop worrying about their budget and care for the employees maybe they wouldn't have such a high turnover rate.
ProsBenefits are alright
ConsYou pay an arm and a leg for those benefits, poor upper management and less than competitive pay.
Look I am a driver currently for PFG. You wanna make 60, 70, 80, 90 or 100k a year? Are you a go getter? This year I will break 100k because I worked for it! No this isn't easy you bust your balls day in and day out to earn that money. Think about it 100k is a lot of money for a CDL TRUCK DRIVER!! These guys need dedication, drive, determined people. I've worked here for nearly 7 years and put my notice in recently because I'm moving. They offered me a transfer and have accommodated me as much as possible. This place provided for me when I was broke, when I was comfortable, and when I was well off. This job isn't for the average guy that wants a 9-5 local trucker job. This job will put more than just clothes on your back and a roof over your head. This place will provide a lifestyle that you may not of bad while growing up. You show them hard work and strive to do your best and they will take notice to you. Trust me I'm that guy! I don't care what these reviews say--complain about the work, management etc etc. just come in bust your butt and you will have no issues. I've done it for years and I know I know I'm a suck up right? No by far not I just keep to myself work hard and bring in the bacon. Non believers don't apply. They don't want you. The sky is the limit at Pfg I've seen drivers go into management or drivers that just stay making as much as they want. If you want to make a lot of money and are willing to work for it then apply!
ProsMoney money money
ConsLong days and hard work. If your scared of work I guess these are the cons
I worked at the Springfield, MA OPCO and will say that I have NEVER seen such a group of egotistical, manipulating bullies in my entire career. If you are not part of the senior leadership clique, you will not survive. The expectation is that you will do as ordered and not question the other side of the wall as they are all knowing. The reality is that the "leadership" (used loosely) is driven by one thing only...their yearly bonuses and they will go after it at the expense of every other employee in the building with absolutely no care. You will be EXPECTED to work whenever you are asked and if you do not agree, you are blackballed as a " problem employee". I have seen managers shown the door for the most "inventive" of reasons because they refused to be treated like a puppet. If you like being manipulated to do what they want you to, you should work here. If you like to be minimized to nothing more than an amount of money, they can throw at you to do whatever they ask, you will succeed here. If you like to have an HR team that you can't trust, this is the place for you. If you don't like to be trained, sign up quick. Associates here are minimized in their roles so the other side of the wall can keep them afraid for their jobs, this way, no one says anything. A TOXIC work environment in every aspect of the building. DONT TRUST ANYONE HERE...especially the employees on the other side of the wall,
ConsRampit manipulation of processes and policies. Unreal expectations.
Questions And Answers about Performance Food Group
What is the best part of working at Performance Food Group?
Asked Jan 1, 2020
Treat u like family
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If you were in charge, what would you do to make Performance Food Group a better place to work?
Asked Oct 18, 2016
Close it down
Answered Nov 17, 2020
Redo upper management
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What is a typical day like for you at Performance Food Group?
Asked May 27, 2020
B2B sales and services. Collect orders, key them, then transmit them.
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What is the promotion process like at Performance Food Group?
Asked Nov 29, 2021
Very hard. No room for advancement
Answered Sep 25, 2022
No promotion for drivers or managers. It only happens at top CEOs
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