Pros: Company BBQ's, Raffles, paid breaks
Cons: no benefits, hours cut
A typical day at work would consist of, first clocking in and opening the warehouse doors. Then I would sign into Oracle Software in the computer and also pull up a software program called ETA. I would set up all the transfer windows needed to transfer and issue merchandise out of the warehouse to the technicians vans. I would then process defective merchandise, mostly receivers that did not go into the staging process the night before, and place them on a defective pallet. I would then give the warehouse a walk through and make sure the merchandise/ bulk items are properly stocked. I make sure I fill out a forklift inspection sheet and drop any pallets needed to complete the day. Once this is done we are ready to pull in company vans to start restocking/ putting them back up to base stock. After restocking 15-20 Dish vans and properly issuing/ transferring merchandise, I print out the nightly count sheets. I would then count the quantities of all merchandise in the warehouse and check the counts to make sure we are one hundred percent at all times.
I have learned a lot working for this company. From operating a forklift with precision and skill, to building and wrapping pallets and shipping them out. I have learned what it takes to be a leader and guide a small team to success.
Management was always there when you needed help. I am proud to say when a mistake was made, it was brought to our attention more as a learning factor and to grow from it then it being negative.
My co-workers were all hardworking and fun to work with. They were always willing to learn. – more... Although the training was not up to speed some of the time, that's when I would step in and lead by training them to the best of my capabilities.
I would say the hardest part of the job was processing defectives, simply because there were so many. There was a lot to pay attention to and certain ways to transfer defective merchandise into specific areas using the software provided. Lets just say it was easy to make mistakes, but also just as easy to fix if caught right away.
The most enjoyable part about working for Dish Network was the atmosphere and the employees you come in contact with throughout the day. It seemed like everyone had great sense of humor and joked around. – less