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Good pay but thats it
Driver (Former Employee) –  Fairfield, OHAugust 26, 2016
Can make great money here but you will never see your family your on call 24/7 split days off
The management is horrible and don't care about anything you have going on in your life they would expect you to miss your mother's funeral to run a route
I worked at the Fairfield oh dc and out of all the jobs I've ever had this one by far had the worst management and HR department
Pros
Money
Cons
Will not have a life other than working
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Worst place to work at!
Order Selector (Current Employee) –  Orlando ,FLAugust 10, 2016
Working for the company for 15 years.Seniority don't mean a thing. Employees that don't know the duties of a warehouse selector are being hired as lean men. In there you have to really kiss up to get somewhere in the company. Safety, they talk so much about it they make it seem like they care but they really don't care only when OSHA comes. The only bonus we used to get was the safety bonus and they just took it away because supposedly OSHA said" it was against the law"so they said... We haven't gotten a raise in years the only ones that get raises are the truck drivers and they get all the perks like they get bottles of Dasani water God forbid they catch us taking one while we can only get water from the fountain. There always changing up the system so they say to make the job easier but what their doing is making it harder everyday. The suspensions are given not by the wrong doing but by how much they like you. I know a guy who ran over another employee's ankle and broke it he didn't get suspended then not even weeks later another one made a whole in a wall and they gave him a full week suspension. It goes by who they like not by being fair of the wrong doing.We work six days seven days straight.If were late better stay home and not come to work because it will count like an absent.Hard working employees don't get recognized.One employee tried to get a job for his son to work a different shift and they told him no when they have everybody and there wife's ,relatives working there.
Pros
Can't think of any...
Cons
No quality time with our loved ones because wete tiered.
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I wouldn't recommend to my worst enemy
Warehouseman (Current Employee) –  Orlando, FLJuly 30, 2016
Use to be a great place to work for. I started with Martin Brower in Connecticut love everything about the company so I figured it would be the same in Orlando I put in for transfer the only thing that is the same is the name of the company. We get payed for all major holiday come to find out not they don't do that in Orlando
Pros
Pays the bills
Cons
Seniority don't mean a thing
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Worst job ever
Selector (Former Employee) –  Enfield, CTJuly 28, 2016
When you first hear about the job and go to training it seems like you scored a good gig! But once you start working all changes! They first tell you 8 hour shifts then jump to 12 hour shifts! If you take a break you will get written up! They suggest to you not to take breaks to meet your quota!
Pros
Nothing
Cons
Everything
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Mismanaged
Order Selector (Former Employee) –  North Little Rock, ARJuly 19, 2016
In the beginning this company was very much a tight family. They continue to take advantage of their employees. Not take feedback from their employees, and push employees to the breaking point. You are held to a standard of accuracy that most people can not do (99.99%) and the selection standards are not accurate either.
The company health benefits are horrible. You top out on pay after 1year ($18.95 for night shift selectors) Management is lazy.

The HR department doesn't hold management accountable for employee complaints. The training is horrible. If you call in sick they take your PTO from you (dont ask just pay you for it, and write you up)
They have mandatory meetings that are not conveiant to the night shift hours, and if you miss them you are wrote up.

Equipment is old and run down.
Pros
PTO adds up quickly
Cons
Health care, Hours, Management, No advancement
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This place should be considered a work release program
Warehouse Worker (Current Employee) –  Orlando, FLJuly 13, 2016
Anyone who is considering employment at Martin Brower in Orlando, Florida, be ready to sign your free time away. They make you work six days a week and sometimes seven day stretches. Also if you're an new employee, be ready to only have a Tuesday or Wednesday off for the next two to three years. Management doesn't have a clue what they are doing. Thieves, brown nosers and people that don't have any idea of how to maintain a shift are promoted before anyone else. So forget about getting recognized for your hard work and things you achieve in this place. If you're not one of the three types of people I've mentioned, forget about getting promoted. Let's not even get started on their whole C.A.R.E.S core values. If they cared about anyone and actually recognized how people work so hard, why would they have a point system which only extends to seven occurrences and while they know that they are working you six and seven day work weeks. That's including tardiness and sick calls. That's right! You read it correctly. Arriving late and calling in sick count as the same. So if you're late one minute after the so-called five minute window....you might as well turn around and go home because they are writing you up as if you are absent. Ask anyone who works there in the warehouse. So good luck to anyone that doesn't take my advice. You're probably better off working somewhere else.
Pros
Can't really think of any for anyone that works in the warehouse!
Cons
Office Administration always win in house raffles or bingo games, Be prepared to be frustrated everyday after work.
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Worst management ever.
Trans office (Former Employee) –  Harriman, NYJuly 4, 2016
Management are all scared puppets to a GM who would put his favorites into positions they don't deserve. The office turnover in the last 3 years between unfair firings and resignations is around 12 people. The trans manager is a heartless, gutless, lying back stabbing, no integrity louse.
Pros
None
Cons
Everyone in charge
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fun workplace
leadman (Former Employee) –  North Little Rock, ARJune 5, 2016
i used to love the warehouse work just wanted to try a different line of work. over all martin brower is a good company to work for if you into the warehouse work.
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Horrible
Supervisor (Former Employee) –  Pompano Beach, FLMay 31, 2016
Horrible job. The pay is ok when offered but after you are in they work you 12hours a day since managers are not hourly associates. They abuse their supervisors and all employees get paid more than all supervisors. I DO NOT RECOMMEND THIS PLACE. ALL EMPLOYEES ARE MISERABLE.
If the food wasn't packed up i would think they would do something just to get back at the company.

EVERYONE IS MISERABLE.
Pros
Occasional Lunch for employee engagment
Cons
Your life outside of the Jail(office) does not matter one bit.
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Great place to work!
Selector (Current Employee) –  Enfield, CTApril 17, 2016
I've been working as a selector for almost a year and I really enjoy this job. Management leaves you alone as long as you meet the production standards for selection. Lots of opportunities for over time both mandatory and voluntary. Great health benefits. Great holiday pay. The early out program allows us to finish what is expected of us in less than the standard time but leave early and get paid for the full time... (Ex 8hours of work finished in 6 still get paid the full 8). The work is hard but not unbearable. Currently we are understaffed in the warehouse so basically every day the last several months have been mandatory 2 hours overtime. If your on the 10hour/4 day schedule, that's 4 12 hour days which can be very tiring. I would prefer the 8hour/5 day schedule and would have choose that our last bid had I known every day would be mandatory 2. However having three days is nice. Management and HR have an open door policy and they are really easy to talk to. The attendance policy is pretty lenient you are allowed 7 call outs/leave early/ arrive lates within a rolling 1 year period.
Pros
Compensation, benefits, great work out.
Cons
Long hours
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Good place to work
Operation Assistant (Former Employee) –  Dickson, TNMarch 22, 2016
interacted with delivery drivers,answered any questions, built delivery packets for next days deliveries.planned routes for deliveries, ensured drivers left distribution center and arrived at deliveries on time with no discrepancies.
Pros
Good work environment
Cons
difficult communication
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Overall the job was rewarding. It was hard work but it paid off.
Order selector/Loader (Former Employee) –  Atlanta, GAMarch 9, 2016
The management was strict, but they allowed flexibility to complete the job. There were three shifts so the work was not overwhelming. I would work there again if the opportunity came about. 60
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If your willing to work a great company
Selector/Loader (Former Employee) –  Harriman, NYFebruary 17, 2016
My first job I actually enjoyed . Co workers were great management good occasionally one guy that sucked . Overall hard work as a selector but the incentive you can easily make over 21$ an hour . The only thing is the life and work balance that sucks !! You will have to work weekends in the summer have a schedule like Monday Tuesday off .
Pros
Pay, management, Great company
Cons
Senority based so schedules will be horrible
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Good place to work
Driver CDL-A (Former Employee) –  Dickson, TNDecember 18, 2015
Great pay. Hard work, fast pace. Was a driver for 5 years with this company. Great benefits . Some management favors employees. And too much gossiping going on in a work place. One big soap opera expecially in florida and in Tennessee. . Management favors certain individuals expecially in dickson ,tn. Drive cameras in every truck. They pull you in office and review your videos and put you on a point system. They also watch your off load rates .and if its a stores fault you still get dinged for it . Off loading bad carts that weight 1000 to 1600 lbs with bad wheels . Which results in dragging a cart. They only give you 45 mins to unload 400 cases. And if you have a bad cart results in you falling behind on your route. Then you get questioned why where you late. Just a reason for them to hang you. You have to pump 75 gallons of coke cola into a store its called a bulk coke. And when its winter time . Its nearly impossible to get your 75 foot hose to unroll because its frozen. You have to deal with getting soaked in the rain and going into a 0°freezer soaking wet. That feels awesome. .. you have to deal with rude customers. You have to deal with people that dont speak english and have to deal with rude store employees. Half the time stores aren't ready for delivery so you find yourself out running around trying to get store moving. After you called them 15 minutes ago to let them know you where coming. Oh and big brother is always always watching you. Dont pick your nose they will know. . And you zip tie bad carts with hot pink zip ties. And the warehouse still  more... loads bad carts. If you like hard work and struggle all the time with equipment and employees of restaurants then this place is for you.  less
Pros
Free cookouts.
Cons
Equipment and gossiping
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Fun with co-workers.
shipping receiving (Former Employee) –  Port Allen, LANovember 2, 2015
Very fast paced. Time passes by in a blur. Great break room; with a pool table. Tons of overtime. Hardly anytime off during the holidays.
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Fast Paced Warehouse
Warehouse Worker (Current Employee) –  Dickson, TNSeptember 9, 2015
Work 10 hour shifts. Load product on to trucks. Pick product on to carts to be loaded on to trucks. Restock different departments. Receive product from outside carriers.
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This is a terrible place to work unless you really need money . There is no management there are no benefits.
Operations supervisor (Former Employee) –  Port Allen LouisianaSeptember 3, 2015
I would never work for the Mayin-browser company again.I was a 13 year employee and made it to operations supervisor and I never feel respected it was the worst compensation you will have to work they have 30 years and still won't be able to retire
Pros
You meet some good coworkers
Cons
Everything there is a con
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Distribution Center
Safety and Compliance Manager (Former Employee) –  East Point, GAMay 20, 2015
This is a Distribution Center in Atlanta Georgia. The main customer is McDonalds. They have 45 tractors and 77 trailers.
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Hard work, long hours
Operations Lead (Current Employee) –  Dickson, TNApril 30, 2015
Good company to work for, its just very hard work. Good co-workers, have a lot of good friends that work there. Expect to work in a giant freezer for 10 hours. Expect to pick up about 2000 boxes a day, weighing about 35 lbs. Can't be soft and work here. You get paid on the amount of work you do. Some people make upwards of $30 an hour.
Pros
we get free food a lot. Everyone is pretty laid back
Cons
your going to work your a** off
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Not the best place but it's a job
Supervisor (Former Employee) –  NJApril 13, 2015
The company is unorganized and if you're willing to give up free time to devote 100% of your attention 24/7 via your cell phone/computer, then go ahead and apply. Goodluck with this bureaucratic company, they don't value their employees, especially drivers. They will pay you high, to compensate for the extra stress you have to deal with. If you're a driver, run away, if you're looking to work in management, negotiate job details instead of salary. The company ships for McDonalds as a dedicated carrier but they don't take pride in their drivers safety and well being. They claim that they do, but they don't.
Pros
Competitive wages
Cons
work/balance, no investment in employee growth, poor schedule
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