Pros: great employees
Cons: long hours, and very little days off
SEKO logistics is a fast paced shipping business expanding constantly. I started every day by compiling up to one hundred orders that needed to be categorized by where they were going and estimate the number of pallets it would consist of. After this morning task was done, I needed to find truckloads for each location, which on certain days consisted of more than 20 trucks. Once the trucks were ordered, I needed to compile a schedule for the next day so the warehouse would know what times each truck was coming so they could prepare accordingly.
Other than ordering the trucks for the next day, I was in charge of LTL (less than truck loads) for outside locations. An example of this would be if one pallet needed to be shipped from San Diego CA to Denver CO. I would have to find a rate generator for each order and get the best price I could. After that I would order a LTL service and track the shipment until it was complete.
Everyone that works at Seko Logistics is extremely hard working and friendly towards one another. Everyone is expected to work until the job is done, which mean a lot of overtime and time spent with one another. Even though some days proved stressful, everyone works as a team and a unit, instead of individuals.
The hardest part of working with this job was the long hours and relentless pressure to have everything complete without the appropriate time that orders are supposed to come in at. Management took a strong stance on customers needs, over clients following protocol.
The most enjoyable part of the job was learning how to multitask in stressful situations. This was a difficult, however it taught me how to prioritize and complete tasks that I wouldn't have believed I could have otherwise