This company has high expectations of everyone involved to get the job done. Although there are a few good people that you will have the pleasure working with, it seems the higher up you go it becomes more of a 'good intentions' feeling, rather than someone who truly cares about the well being of the employees beneath them. Too much of management higher up gets lost in paperwork, meetings and reports, instead of focusing on the problems that are right in front of them.
One of the issues was the union mentality of many of the employees. Too often it would become more of 'them v. us' rather than working together as a team. Being that it was a union company, there wasn't much that could be done whenever it got to this point.
A regular day would never be less than 10 hours and would often stretch beyond 12. Work loads would increase and there could be weeks that you would work 70+ hours on a 5-day work week or 80+ on a 6-day work week.
I learned more about the freight industry, logistics and the art of managing a team than I would have originally believed I would. This company taught me the value of the company is only as good as the team you have to carry you to the finish line.
Good pay - decent benefits