Material Handler Lead (Current Employee), Harrisburg, PA – October 1, 2014
Pros: advancement opportunity, lots to learn, pit certifications
Cons: communication, no bonus for forklifiting
Menlo has many great and easy to follow tasks that a new person in the logistics department can handle. You also have the opportunity to learn various PIT certifications to take on in your future. Your workflow often depends on the shift you operate, but almost all throughout the year the sites are pretty busy. What you do from day to day may vary! The – more... hardest part of the job is there is a lack of communication at times, from shift-to-shift or from the big bosses to proper site management personnel. – less
Outbound Shipping Team Lead (Current Employee), Brownstown, MI – September 15, 2014
Pros: team lead lunches
Cons: minimal job advancement, not many opportunities.
great atmosphere and great people to work with. I start off with a team meeting then, I have my packers start with Emergency packs and finish off with standard order for the following day. I learned that there is always more to a story and to be patient when things start to go a stray. managment usually puts the work load on the Leads and never usually – more... takes off the plate but, continually adds. My co workers are all great hard working people. The hardest part of my job is seeing people leave or get fired, when you build a relationship with people its hard to let that go sometimes but, sometimes thats part of the work place. The most enjoyable part of my is making all shipments that are meant to go out that day, all out and to our end customers. Who need our products to make a living, that brings a great sense of pride to me – less
Senior Business Analyst (Former Employee), Aurora, IL – August 9, 2014
Pros: very little management or oversight means employees can have a lot of freedom to get nothing done, if they choose
Cons: poor compensation, poor management, poor accountability, lack of respect for average worker
Depending on which team you are on and who you work for, your experience can be very good or very bad. There is little to no opportunity for growth in some circumstances, and since Menlo is owned by Con-way trucking, compensation, even for very skilled work, is far below market. Compensation, advancement opportunities and recognition are given to those – more... who have reached the senior management level, which is highly subjective since it very much depends on who you work for and how political they are. Many people are rewarded for terrible work and never really completing anything, and management rarely, if ever, elicits feedback from subordinates when determining managerial performance. Benefits for those who've been with the company less than five years are poor, while those who started earlier have much better retirement benefits. Great company if you are political and are given opportunity, otherwise you will be underpaid and will go nowhere. – less
I absolutely positively LOVED working for this company. I would give anything to go back actually. Management is so nice, great processes, great culture and values. Only reason I left was due to a career advancement opportunity but I regret leaving everyday.
Fluctuating volumes, Arduous meetings, being multifunctional required with no compensation,largely gender biased assignments
Receiving Clerk (Current Employee), Olive Branch, MS – May 5, 2014
Pros: free lunch 1 day, every 3 months.
Cons: fluctuating volumes, arduous meetings, being multifunctional required with no compensation, largely gender biased assignments, poor management
The warehouse day begins with arriving to 2 or more deliveries from the previous day waiting on you. Truck scheduling is erratic so you may receive from 5 to 16 loads per day of varying sizes. follow many processes throughout the receipt and storage phase for product that has no issues either physically or systematically. continue until the end of the – more... day anywhere from 16:00 - 18:30. – less
Senior Manager (Current Employee), IL – April 26, 2014
Cons: see review
The company has a decent compensation structure but lacks the ability to empower managers to make decisions on their own. Senior leadership is very weak and struggles with managing the business and keeping customers.
A good company in the begining , work dynamics changed,
Receiving Lead (Former Employee), Sandston, VA – April 3, 2014
Pros: meeting new people and working with them.
Cons: management not addressing problems before it gets out of control.
a typical day was about required coming into morning meetings and unloading containers. What I've learn how to deal with difficult people and remain objective in feelings. Management was not favorable to its employees. Co workers were great in owning up to company expectations. The hardest part of the job was management lack of confidence in the employee – more... performing job duties. The most enjoyable part of the job was being able to go to work every day and completing job tasks daily. – less
IHPS Spare Parts Analyst/Logistics Specialist (Current Employee), Corvallis, OR – March 25, 2014
I work typically 10+ hours a day doing work that I thoroughly enjoy as aiding in Customer's satisfaction is rewarding. I have learned many shipping and receiving logistics in addition to managing Spare Parts for a Global Facility. Being a contract employee at HP has it's trials as the lines of communication and Supervision are not clearly defined or – more... universal. The best part of the job is hearing the Customer's satisfaction when I aid in an escalation to get Web presses back up and running by providing the necessary Spare Parts. – less