Picker (Former Employee), Jacksonville, Florida – September 14, 2015
Pros: Overtime, some of the people
Cons: Mandatory days, Heat, Cold, unclean environment, they lie about hiring people
One the worst warehouse jobs I ever had. I do not recommend anyone to apply for this job unless with absolute no other choice or you just need a few paychecks (2-3) and your going to leaving after that. If your expecting to become a permanent worker forget about it do yourself a favor and be looking for something else. the company hires up to 1200 people seasonal and lets all them go except maybe 50-100 to keep for the leftover work after football season (August-December..maybe up to February if the warehouse still has work) and inventory count even after that they let everybody go. you have to suck up to the team leaders or mangers in hopes of becoming permanent.
the warehouse is like a oven in the summer and a ice box in the winter. there are fans but they're only in walkways of the warehouse, not the isles themselves where 90% of your time will be spent working there.
They also say they have refreshments such as Gatorade on the floor when your thirsty. but by the time you need a drink it's all gone or you have to wait till someone makes more, which they're going to get tired of making and stop making it all together, which leads you into buying soda from the vending machine (which isn't a good idea in hot metal box 90-100 degrees inside. The water cooler you probably don't want drink from because they never clean them
Then their is the point system they have, which is so easy to get points from. you get a point for clocking 5 min early (which is crazy, it should be no points) and a point even if your a min late from scheduled time. so if you train caught you or there – more... was a accident on the road and you look at the time clock as your about to clock in and it's a min after. you might as stop and walk and go pick up lunch or to go meal for the night because you still have that point.
Then the worst thing is the warehouse is not clean at all. boxes, totes, and the items themselves are all dirty. if you're not in receiving getting brand new items as they come and you have to touch items and totes look at hands after the first hour and swear to yourself you were outside all day doing landscaping by hands.
also if you have to work there for a job, then say goodbye to all social life and freetime. you're going to be working 10-12 days on your feet up to 6-7 days a week during the season. there is also mandatory which they want you to show to work even though they sometimes know their is no work in which they have you cleanup the warehouse or something. not showing up on a mandatory day is automatic termination, no excuse or appointments will get you out of it either, so if you have to go to the doctor or a family member passed away you might as quit, because they're going to fire you as soon a come back – less