Pros: catered lunches (3-4 months), $1 for $1 401k, $250 christmas bonus
Cons: everything else
Every day started with a meeting at 4pm, where the night manager and the Operations manager would begin by threatening everyone for a write up/termination if they fail to do "this or that", and "if we didn't like it, we could go up the street". Then they proceeded to explain what our schedule was, i.e "x amount of inbound/outbound trucks and x amount of trains to unload, x amount of orders to pull".
What I learned:
Before this company I had never worked in a warehouse environment, but my dad is a chief engineer, so I've been to a few plants that he used to run in California. I moved up very quickly in this company, starting from basic sit-down forklift -> sit-down/stand-up clamp machine/s -> sit-down/stand-up slip machine/s -> stand-up reach forklift (putting away inbound trucks/trains, pulling orders, etc.)
Many lacked the desire to do their share so the few "seasoned" lift operators had to pick up the slack on a daily basis. We had 13 people at night, they fell back to about 8, because seasoned people were leaving and newer people didn't want to do the job. Only 2 other guys and myself were picking up the slack of the entire warehouse and we're denied any kind of pay increase ($12.30 for me - the least of the three of us) and management always made a big deal if we wanted to use a day or two of well-earned vacation time with weeks notice in advance. Our day shift co-workers never plugged up the lifts (we had to share), never FIFO'd product correctly, and never got in trouble for it (but we would).
Maintaining a happy/carefree attitude in the work place so we didn't bring down morale.
Most Enjoyable Part:
Using a day or two of vacation here and there.