Pros: the opportunity to learn about logistics, the pay wasn't half bad
Cons: no benefits, little to no breaks, poor management, no job stability
A typical day at work consists of continuously being on the phone while constantly typing in excel and the company's GVP software. I learned quite of bit of knowledge when it comes to logistics, how many products are shipped across the U.S., Canada, and Mexico, and how rail yards operate. The opportunities to learn more while working here are boundless and some of which you can learn is actually very interesting. Management was very poor, supervisors cared little and knew little about each employee's jobs. The regional manager could not have cared less about whether you had a job or how hard you worked to keep up productivity or whatever reasons you had for your productivity dropping. The hardest part of my job was being tasked with training new employees and keeping my own productivity up at the same part, not to mention the outdated computer hardware this company is given. The box monitors took up half of your desks and 50% of the keyboards or mouses they provided never worked. The hardware within the computer towers themselves were so outdated and old they couldn't keep up with some simple multitasking. The most enjoyable part of the job in my opinion would have had to be the amount of knowledge I gained from working here, the professionalism, and the pay wasn't that bad for what we were doing either, although it could have been better with how much we were required to put up with from management. Last but not least was the mandatory overtime we were all required to perform daily. At least we had the option of working from the office or home but this company used Staffmark employees to do the grunt work and complained when they fired the employees a week, 2 weeks, or a month after they just begin. The hiring and training process is atrocious and they care little about their employees.