Cons: physically draining, low pay, no room for advancement, preferential treatment, etc
*A typical day we'd work at least 30-1 hour in overtime which was good for finances but not much else since I was working 2nd shift. I didn't like the fact if one department had a line issue it caused a ripple effect to the other departments which caused super late nights.
*I learned how to adapt from a corporate Advertising setting to a warehouse/manual labor type setting. I learned how to master integral skills used in the warehouse distribution field; checkline, picking orders, merge, stocking lines, etc.
*Management showed favoritism to certain workers. Personal life intermingled with professional life which led to improper promotions of certain individuals and conduct. In one instance, despite having a Doctor's note, my first pregnancy wasn't treated with the utmost respect.
*My co-workers ran the gamut of race, age and backgrounds. Never had an issue with anyone. However, turn over is severely high at Eby-Brown so friendships come and go, like the people who work there. However, there are a significant few older individuals who have worked there for 10+ years and have yet to get a promotion they deserve.
*The hours are very draining since it's a physical demanding job, constantly on your feet, carrying/lifting heavy product, leaning/reaching, bending, using box cutters, etc.
*Hate to say there wasn't anything I truly enjoyed about my time there, it was just a means of income.