Pros: close bathroom, daily lunchtruck, taught pepsi system i can use somewhere else
Cons: nepotism, mandatory extra hours and weekends, holidays, etc., job threats.
Here's what you can expect
They offer 401k but don't match.. NO matching 401k... going on like 6 years now without it
Raises every 18 months - and they come late, with no review and no chance to talk about compensation or your job performance. They went a stretch of 5 years without ANY raises at all.
Mandatory 50 and 60 hour workweeks with no compensation, and 6 day work weeks when "they are busy" that add an extra shift to it.
No training or room for advancement. Watch how they laugh about your career (or offer you something while refusing to discuss particulars about the position) while upper management takes a week vacation in Florida because the brass needs a "retreat".
Nepotsim 101 - see a company full of family members, bowling buddies and girlfriends/mistresses get promoted and raises and special treatment - including positions created for them they aren't qualified for or moved into positions without it even being posted.
A group of misfit union workers and illegal alien/formerly incarcerated temp agency workers who are paid like walmart and forced to work 7 days a week at times, and if you don't convince them to join the union, you're told you're not a good manager. Plus, if you don't micromanage them down to the last detail, you're a bad manager. Almost no training for the managers or employees and a "seat of the pants" methodology...
Turnover... there's a couple of us that have been here a year, and a couple guys who lasted 5 or more, but most managers have been here a short time and last less than a year. I have no idea how some of these guys lasted so many – more... years.
Also, no bonuses - it's a rumor from a half-decade ago. No one who's not corporate gets a bonus. We make millions, there's just not enough for the entry level management team I guess.
Also, they'll work on Labor Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, after Thanksgiving, memorial day etc, and they'll force you to work those days too and if you're new, you get the worst of it while a few of the old-timers seem to get most of them off free and clear. (and see "Nepotism" above) Oh, and no compensation other than a promise of one extra day off...sometime, when it's convenient for them to let you have it.
they will teach you how to use Red Prairie and Pepsi systems which will help you get a job somewhere else, but don't teach anything about how to be a supervisor and how to manage people and situations.
I do like that my bathroom is in the office too and there's plenty of places to eat nearby. The other building has the bathroom like a quartermile away. yes there are two buildings and they will make you work in both without really training in them and they're using two different operating systems. – less