Freight Handler (Current Employee), Fayetteville, NC – April 16, 2015
Pros: 3 breaks. 30minutes each.
Cons: the healthcare provider is outsourced.
There are days when half the people on your team don't show up for work leaving the rest of you to pick up the slack. Management will make an effort to do what they can but it's hard getting people to stay. The hardest part of the job if tossing tires for 12 hours a day. Tires can weigh anywhere from 30lbs to what sometimes feel like 85lbs(even though the website says 75lbs). The most enjoyable may or may not be the paycheck you earn every week. While it is possible to make $12-$16/hr, it's not guaranteed. On average, I make $10-$11/hr so far. You're paid by the weight and coming in for overtime doesn't necessarily mean you get paid time and a half. Instead you get paid $9-9.50/hr. Not what the contract says, that is training pay.
Freight Handler (Former Employee), DeKalb, IL – April 21, 2014
Pros: free lunch and overtime
Cons: poor management and they made mistakes a lot on our paychecks.
i went in at 8am. i was assignd two trucks and had to load and unload those trucks within a eight hour day. the hardest part was loading the trucks because sometimes there were over a thousand tires and to consintantly keep up was physicaly demanding.
Pay based on production, hard work but good checks possible
Lumper (Current Employee), Gadsden, Alabama – January 10, 2014
Pros: you decide what your paycheck will be.
Cons: hard labor.
Good place to work with friendly people. Requires hard work. You are paid based on how many buggies of tires you load per day. Varies anywhere from 600 to 800 lbs of tires per buggy. This is a subcontractor for the Goodyear tire and rubber plant.
Operations Supervisor (Former Employee), Trexlertown, PA – January 25, 2013
Pros: when the job was finished we could leave.
Cons: benefits were not ideal
A typical day started with collecting the work that needed to be accomplished from the customer and then distributing work accordingly to employees. Daily spreadsheets were used to collect data and pay employees. The hardest part of the job is having to accomodate the needs of our client on the fly while still maintaining steady work flow of daily operations. The most enjoyable part about the was when the work was finished I was permitted to leave, so hard work paid off.
Sleever (Former Employee), Moberly, MO – October 3, 2012
A typical day at work at Action would involve pulling sleeves, and sleeving. Sometimes I did some computer work, and inventory. I learned how to keep an updated inventory and how to manage in stressful situations. Management was a little vague, they used very little communication. My co-workers were friendly & easy to get along with. The hardest part of my job was the days where alot of orders came in late due to miscommunication but the most enjoyable part was definitely the people i worked with.