Pros: indirect supervision of work, good money during peak
Cons: daily commuting that was at least 30 miles one way everyday, lack of communication, unorganized
Semi-seasonal job that I was explained 7 busy months and 5 slower months.
Management is very unorganized which I believe is partially due to the lack of organization and communication of priorities from the corporate office.
Co-workers were fairly easy to get along with minus the fact that the job pay is production based and there are moments of greed and selfishness displayed by other employees.
Typical day at work consist of showing up to your assigned store at 8-8:30. Check the walk sheet and designated assembly area to start the day off, also, meet with the designated employee in charge of making sure what needs to be assembled is dropped and staged to be put together which Assemblers Inc employees find out quickly that a lot of mornings consist of waiting on the retail stores employee to pull and stage what needs assembled,again, an example of being unorganized. The rest of your day just consist of properly assembling the merchandise that fits the needs of the retail store. Obviously, being a production job, the more you assemble the more you make. The hardest part of the job would be the assembling of the merchandise, however, for the most part I found that the most enjoyable part. It is a very physical, labor intensive job so if you don't like being in the weather or working hard then this is not a job for you. The least enjoyable part of the job is not knowing most nights where you will be working the next day until the end of the night. There seemed to be no game-plan for who would work where the next day. The most enjoyable part is during the busy season, the money – more... is limitless depending on how hard and how much time that you are willing to put in. Other than the job itself I can't say that I learned anything that I can see myself being able to use in any other line of work.
Back to the seasonal aspect, when I started I was told that the "peak" season lasted about 7 months, in reality, it only lasted about 5 months and once work starting slowing down, which wasn't gradual it was basically overnight, I wasn't weeded out or given anytime to find another job. My boss just quit giving me work and when I would call to find out about work I was told there wasn't anything for me. So I went from working 6 days a week to not working at all. Still, 3 months later, haven't been notified of being terminated or if I may be needed or any kind of update on work. A simple phone call explaining whats going on and possibly what the future may hold would be semi-professional instead of no communication at all. So if you're looking for something that you have a possibility to make money for a few months out of the year and have other work lined up then it may suit you but don't expect to be in the loop of how business is going because that just don't happen. I felt disrespected and unappreciated after all the hard work I shelled out to try and establish myself with the company, not to mention, I never told them "no" anytime they asked me to go out of town to help out another area get caught up and I never complained. Final advice, approach with caution because you will work your tail off and odds are during the spring you will make really good money especially if you are willing to travel but, the outcome once the season slows down is complete BS and there needs to be more communication starting at the hiring process going forward. – less