Repacker (Current Employee) – Houston, TX – October 4, 2016
A typical day at work:
Every morning, there will be a pallet of damages to go through and to recycle. 7 to 8 pallets at most. Around 12pm the trucks comes in and we unload all trucks and must all be unloaded. We take the breakage pallets and recycle it until 5. Then the next shift comes in and finish the job.
What I learned:
ALWAYS come to work and do your job. No excuses. If you stall or dont do it, it will build up and create a bigger mess. Creating more work. Catch up with your work.
Feel like they don't know what they're doing. That's all I have to say.
ALWAYS do what they're suppose to do but the 2nd shift, doesn't. They do little work and leaves a mess.
Hardest Part of the Job:
Finding a forklift everyday. It's never ending. We do not get assign forklift. It's a pick and hunt. Even I find one, they'll take it away the next day but never give it back. Not enough help.
Enjoyable part of the day:
When all the jobs are caught up and everyone is doing what they're suppose to do.
Machine Operator (Former Employee) – Northlake, IL – October 4, 2016
Our day generally started with fork lift inspection, or cip of fillers, or prep. which ever machine I was scheduled to. One thing I learned was the benefit of communication between maintenance and management and operators. Though not always in agreement with management, I realized they had an agenda and as an employee, my job was to make it happen. I had the opportunity to work with mostly fun interesting people. Honestly, it was the unscheduled overtime. Meeting the effiencies of the scheduled run
Knowing the challenges we would be faced with each day
Utility Operator/Team Lead (Former Employee) – Northlake, IL – September 30, 2016
Worked there 10 years. Had plenty of chances to move ahead but was held back due to illiterate supervisors and mangers. Was promised pay raises and better positions only to have them offered to someone else. Did work and didn't get paid the same pay rate as the employees whose jobs it was to do the work. They want you to do for them but when it's time for them to do for you they give you cold shoulder. Be careful because they'll take credit for your ideas and hard work.
Production Supervisor (Current Employee) – Louisville, KY – September 18, 2016
Start my day at 3:00 ,most days ends at 4:00 am .Working 6 to 7 days a week. No family life. Typical day at work ,train team members on various equipment ,help relieve operators for lunch and breaks . Change machines over to run different package sizes. Conduct shift meetings ,about Safety, production scheduling and quality .
A company more concerned with production rather than employee engagement
Logistics Coordinator (Former Employee) – Sacramento, CA – September 14, 2016
I ended up leaving this position due to the hostile work environment created by the logistics supervisor. This person had a 5 year history of employee complaints and abrasive training methods but because he's good at his job- he's been kept on. I escalated my concerns to senior management and nothing was done. I even brought it to the attention of HR...an nothing was done.
I would've loved to have worked in another department for this company but they wouldn't work with this request as it wasn't company policy and despite the documented reputation this supervisor had. I even ended up filing a complaint with the labor board and the EOEC.
Lead Merchandiser (Former Employee) – Irving, TX – September 11, 2016
Typical day would start with an early morning around 5 a.m. Three to five stores would be my responsibility throughout the day to provide excellent service. Service included stocking any dr. pepper based product to any location where dr. pepper products are located. Finally at the end of every successful stock, i clean and maintain the backroom and make sure pallets are wrapped and everything is organized and neat.
Merchandiser (Current Employee) – Illinois – September 6, 2016
I've worked at Dr Pepper for 5 years now. Great co workers but terrible management. Management just cares about themselves and not their employees. I was a merchandiser we did all the hard work along side with the drivers. But we were payed bad and got no perks. While the salesman and managers get payed better and get many perks but they do little work and have a easy day.