Great company, terrible job.
Hi-lo driver (Former Employee) – Wyoming, MI – January 7, 2014
Padnos is a great company with an outstanding reputation in West Michigan but this position will break your back, crush your spirit and make you wish you had never applied to this job! This is much more than hi-lo driving, which in itself would be simple and enjoyable. This position in Wyoming Plastics will require you to unload truck after truck of glorified "trash", or as they call it, recyclables. The trucks to unload are usually a horrible mess of junk packed so tight you can't get it unloaded without making a huge mess all over, and when its busy they expect you to unload 5 or 6 per shift which you will find is completely unreasonable. Your 10 hour shift will easily exceed 11 or 12 if you intend to get anywhere with management and although they did not mandate working Saturdays, you find pressure from management to do so anyway. Working 50+ hours a week just isn't "Gung Ho" enough for these people! Management tries to create a good environment, but at the end of the day, they are completely clueless and out of touch with what the hi-lo drivers are going through. Very physical job, you will be off the hi-lo more than you are on it, very disorganized and you will freeze in the winter. (NO HEAT IN THE BUILDING!)
That said, the people working there are for the most part good, hard working people stuck in a bad job. Benefits are great, pay is average, and there many free lunches if that's what your looking for in life.
Benefits, Free Lunches, thats about it.
Very dirty, cold, hot, stinky, disorganized, poor training, hours, etc.