Order Selector (Former Employee), Springfield, MO – July 21, 2014
Pros: good pay, friendly environment
Cons: no beneifts for atleast 2 years, long hours 3 to whenever work is done (depending on the day)
A typical day at work would include preparing pallets by following prescribed stacking arrangement and properly tagging pallets. Recording numbers of units handled and moved, using daily production sheets or work tickets. Packing containers and re-pack damaged containers. Regularly achieved over 100% of my production standard. I learned an overall sense – more... of urgency which follows me everywhere. I learned how to lift and bend safely and according to OSHA policy. My managers and I were very in sync with what we expected out of each other and gradually formed a good supervisor to order selector kind of relationship. I was always open to constructive criticism. The same with my co-workers. There was a professional balance between all of the employees that kept things running smoothly but in a positive and encouraging way. The hardest part of my job but getting up and going in to work everyday and going my hardest. Along with my co-workers, I knew that to reach the production standard, there's no slacking off. In a way too, that was also my single most favorite thing about the job. The challenge. Going in to work and giving my absolute 100% really gave me something to be proud off after a long day at work. Going over my quota always brought a proud smile to my face. – less
Terrible working hours, impossible goals, high turnover
Order Filler/Dock Worker (Former Employee), Kansas City, MO – April 2, 2014
Pros: decent pay to start out
Cons: high turnover. hard physical labor. repetitive. no advancement
Job was borderline impossible. If you got the hang of it quickly and can tough it out you could make it work. Most employees were constantly looking for another job and used it as income for now. Poor management and training.
order selector (Former Employee), southaven, MS – March 5, 2014
Pros: the check, my breaks
Cons: begging for my production
a typical day at awg long and tiring but a great wok out. I learned to work hard and to never give up on yourself, and i learned how to use a pallet jack. the management was okay. the co-workers i had there was very helpful. the hardest part about the job was making production every day because u had to run. the part i enjoyed about the job was getting – more... off. – less
Grocery Department Clerk (Former Employee), Oklahoma City, OK – February 23, 2014
Pros: great work environment and great co workers
Cons: company restructuring
Typical day included talking to many store managers and personnel helping with deliveries for their stores. Met many people while working here. Enjoyed the customer service portion of the job most of all, because of the chance to help people.
Inbound Supervisor (Former Employee), Slidell, LA – January 22, 2014
My employment at AWG was good. I enjoyed what my job and the people I worked with. Although, with me moving to a brand new warehouse facility, the hours and stress took a toll on me after a year. Other than that, AWG was a great company with good benefits and a fun safe warehouse to be a part of.
FORKLIFT OPERATOR (Former Employee), Pearl River, LA – December 12, 2013
Pros: good benefits
Cons: no free time
Management at AWG Gulf Coast Division in Pearl River, LA had the worst management I had ever seen. These people seemed like they had no previous managing experience at all. The days were long with shifts anywhere from 12 - 16 hours with only 1 day off a week. This job would be good for anybody who has no family and likes zero time off work.
Produce / Meat Clerk (Former Employee), Southaven, MS – September 3, 2013
A typical day included 20-50 phone calls a day. Constant paper work to completed and sent out to different companies and also emailed. Phone calls to different companies to confirm arrival of shipment information. I learned the intensity of being a produce and meat clerk. Management made me feel welcomed. They treated me as part of the team even though – more... it was a temporary assignment. The co-workers were very helpful. The hardest part of the job was keeping up with the phone calls because there was so many and checking the messages to get the orders on time. The most enjoyable part was the fellowship the company had with all the areas in the company. – less
Pallet Jack Operator (Former Employee), Oklahoma City, OK – August 31, 2013
Pros: good hours and good pay
This job had a very good pay and good benefits but there were many workers that started the Union and the ones who did not sign it were treated different than others who did. The job was to pick up and complete store orders and deliver them to the correct gate. I learned how to drive a pallet jack and complete tasks in a given time. The management was – more... alright but they did not help at all nor were they supportive to the new workers. The hardest part of the job was figuring everything out yourself. Most enjoyable was the pay. Even thought the job was hard at times the paycheck was very good. – less