material handler (Former Employee), sunrise, FL – December 3, 2014
Cons: work environment, management, broken down equipment, pay rate
i worked in warehouse #3 which was doing shop orders for packaging line. Pulling huge amounts of pallets of bulk containing protein powders, pills, and components. The warehouse/plant are located at the corporate building which of course has its opportunities for job growth...if you can manage to somehow get there (family run business).
The warehouse that holds the components has alot of dirt and dust which fails to comply with GMP. The people who work in the packaging lines break alot of the GMP rules ( i dare not to drink the protein shakes). Warehouse manager is a very rude and a dictator, and he will lower your hours when he sees fit for no reason, and will decide wether you get vacation or not, and he will avoid doing your yearly evaluation so do don't get a raise. The forklifts are old and broken down, but there aren't many forklifts for everyone to use, sharing and arguments everyday over equipment. Team leads are always fighting with each other.
Most employees do not speak English. The schedulers do not do their jobs right, they keep creating shop orders and canceling them so you worked hard for nothing and have to return around 20+ pallets. Alot of mistakes and problems, people from all departments walk out or quit.
Average benefits, but in the time i had my orientation it was mentioned that the company offered English classes, 15 min. massages, and a trainer for the small gym etc. It was all removed? because after that i never seen those services.