Truck Driver (Former Employee), Atlanta, GA – October 17, 2013
Pros: top equipment
Cons: being laid off when economy started to cause problems
A typical day a Ferguson’s required inspecting the vehicle for any safety concerns; making sure the cargo is securely packed; driving attentively and safely to deliver the cargo; and interacting with clients when the delivery is complete to ensure his/her satisfaction.
I learned to be efficient, organized, and punctual. My co-workers and I worked as – more... a team. There really wasn't a hard part to my job because I enjoyed doing it. The most enjoyable part of my job was the satisfaction of clients. – less
Receptionist (Former Employee), Atlanta,GA – April 23, 2013
Ferguson was a very good experience for me. Ferguson allowed me to use my great communication skills daily. It was a challenging job that required and demanded your full attention and the management team were always able to help their employees reach their full potential.
i was able to meet many different people from all walks of life.
Administration Assistant/Receptionist (Former Employee), Charleston, SC – April 22, 2013
Pros: free merchandise, celebrating birthdays and milestones within the company with cake!
Cons: never being able to leave your desk until i could find someone to sit at the desk for me.
A typical day would be going in and completing invoicing from the day before if the afternoon shift was unable to finish. I would get the switchboard up and running and start answering the phone. Greet any customers as they came in the front door. I would sign for any office supplies. Assist any other department that I could that didn;t require me to – more... leave my desk. The management and co-workers were friendly and would take a few minutes to see how you were doing or if there was anything they could do to help me. Once again, the most enjoyable part of the job was getting meet and to talk to the customers. – less
Senior Paralegal (Current Employee), Baltimore, MD – March 4, 2013
Pros: management is flexible with family schedules
Cons: the commute
Having worked for this employer for 15 years, my day is fairly routine, although by routine, I don't mean trite or benign. My work can be and is generally pretty stressful with many deadlines, although there are some down times from month to month. I enjoy meeting new clients and learning about their life. I especially enjoy speaking with our older – more... clients when they come in for estate planning. Working with our corporate clients is also interesting in that I learn about various types of businesses that I probably would not otherwise. – less
Accounts Receivable department - Shared Accounting Center
Senior Accounts Receivable Associate (Former Employee), Newport News, VA – January 18, 2013
Pros: flex schedule
Cons: limited opportunity for advancement
The Accounts Receivable department required 40+ hours per week. The last two days of the month required 9+ hours of work. The most enjoyable part of the job was having the opportunity to work from home.
Loader (Former Employee), Front Royal, VA – January 17, 2013
Pros: great benefits, high pay, all holidays off
Cons: forced overtime, poor management
Warehouse work is hard work, here is no exception. If not for misplaced managers, this could be a really great place to work. All employees are trained thoroughly, and placed in areas they can perform well in. The hardest part was being away from home for so long everyday. 8 hour shifts turned into 12 hours mandatory overtime. The great benefits and – more... pay made it hard to say anything. – less
Conference Coordinator (Former Employee), Tuscaloosa, AL – January 9, 2013
Pros: meeting different students and helping others.
Cons: having to do errands for management that did not pertain to the time.
I would encounter hundreds of students every day plus work on putting together events. Management was okay because they would want you do a lot of things for them. They were lazy at times and expected you to drop everything when they asked to do a certain task. I has some co-workers that were fun to work with and some that were not fun at all. The hardest – more... part of that job was to meet the demands of management and balance working on setups. We had time limits on the setups. The most enjoyable part was meeting different people and helping them. I learned that sometimes people can take advantage of you. Typical day is hectic. Setups, customer service, and errands for management. – less
Cons: management didn't treat employees equally, some were allowed to sit in the warehouse and text on their phones
My last shift was 5a to 1:30p, which I didn't mind, but I found myself having to do the extra work of those employees who didn't get their assignments completed. They were good about permitting overtime but there was no promotions, no career advancement opportunities. I was staying until 3p, just to keep caught up, so that the next morning I started – more... all over, doing my assigned duties and then around noon, having to pick up the slack from the ones goofing off. It wasn't always this way, but there was a change in upper management around November 2011 and it went downhill from there. – less