Pros: benefits, competition, the people, the corporation
I started off here as a picker/packer; picking books all over the warehouse from high places to low. The best part about that is we we aloud to listen to our headphones, and I love music so I had a lot of fun doing it all. After picking books according to the pick sheet we packed the books in either envelops,(depending on the size), or boxes. Put the shipping label on the package and send it to shipping department. I moved from being a picker/packer to a Value Stream Associate. In that area we had to use pallet jacks to bring book freight from the drop off area to the scanning area. We scanned or typed in the UPC of the book stating the condition of the book, (Very Good, Good, Poor). Then, we put a scan and location label on the book, and placed the books on a cart. The "shelvers" take the full carts, find available space on shelves and place and locate them there. (I did some of that as well) The managers were very cool. Easy to get along with and very friendly. Everybody seemed so friendly and helpful there. The break-room consisted of first, the room where there's a pool table, fish tank, plenty of chairs and of course books. The other break-room was basically where you ate and watched television. They provided you with everything that you needed. The hardest part of the job was working in the warehouse on hot summer days, but they always brought popsicles to keep us cool. The most enjoyable part of the job was the fact that they had all of these programs and affiliates such as "Books for Africa", that books and money we're donated to.