Ups and downs like any job
Receiving Manager (Current Employee) – Butler, PA – October 27, 2016
Been with the company for a year and a half and still enjoy it for the most part. If you can't handle weeks of stress followed by weeks that are so slow you could die, don't apply to be a Receiving Manager with Rural King.
Training is based only on the knowledge of the receiving manager at the store you go to train. If you get a dud that doesn't know what they're doing, you're doomed. It's a challenging position as all operations basically fall on your shoulders, without the salaried position or title.
However, the influence of former Walmart management in RK corporate office has the potential to ruin this environment. Seems more and more checklists, programs and scorecards ala walmart are popping up week by week. I hope it doesn't go in that direction.
If you do not have a strong retail operations backround, you will absolutely fail at this job and cause high shrink for your store.
I know this isn't a typical review, getting right to the point. No need to talk about management and human error and interaction that I've experienced because it will obviously differ in your store. I think best to let you know what you're in for.
Decent wage, no weekends or nights. Free turkey for Thanksgiving!
10 min breaks, logistics truck scheduling, poor internet order shipping system that will frustrate you every day!