I was able to work over time when needed and was able to pick my time off.
Mailroom Clerk (Former Employee) – Illinois – July 1, 2018
We were always busy in the mail room. We had incoming and out going mail every day. We had to learn new procedures when the mail prices changed. We accepted mail and then had to sort and distribute it throughout the building. At one time we had over 900 employees.
It was always keeping you on your toes, you had to be careful not to put the wrong postage on the out going mail.
Sometimes we were asked to do almost impossible tasks, like figure out how to send seashells out inthe mail without getting them broken.
Professional Mover (Former Employee) – United States – October 26, 2018
Allied doesn't go too far to ensure they keep their employees. Always trying to cut costs like most major van lines. The work is fairly consistent if you get in with the right people and are a good mover. But unless you're a CDL driver, good luck in the winter time
Auditor (Former Employee) – Westmont, IL – August 16, 2012
A typical day at work at allied van lines consisted of going over paperwork to make sure you had all the necessary documents to audit the move and making a lot of phone calls to the other allied agents to get the proper paperwork you needed. I learned that alot of people have different needs when it comes to moving. The management staff their was great. My co-workers were the best. The hardest part of the job was the summers when it would get extremely busy and the work would start stacking up. The most enjoyable part of the job was the job itself. I really enjoyed being an auditor and talking to the agents everyday.
health benefits and overtime was great and vacation pay.
not enough workers to help in the summer with the workload
Self Employed Owner/Operator (Former Employee) – Detroit, MI – June 18, 2018
interacting with customers/client in person and by telephone on a daily basis. I learned that what clients want most is to know that they are important and that you are listening, that you are sincere about resolving any problems they may have.
Very stressful environment. Difficult to work in this environment.
Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Schenectady, NY – January 13, 2018
This family owned business was run by a father and son who did not get along with each other and whose management style including a lot of screaming at each other and the employees. It was very stressful to go into this office every day.
Boss was not on site every day
Whenever the father and son were in the office at the same time.
CO-OWNER FRISBY TRUCKING (Former Employee) – United States – October 2, 2017
Lots of hard labor which gave a sense of personal satisfaction when the job was successfully completed. Used all my skill as an Executive Assistant to be an effective contractor for both corporate HQ and the customers.
Seeing this country and a sense of accomplishment
Long days away from home and physical exertion was a constant concern
Berger Transfer An Agent (Current Employee) – Cleveland, OH – November 7, 2017
I would verbally discuss with recruiter. While Allied Van lines is a good company to be a part of, the local agencies are not customer centric. I am looking for an organization to develop and manage new clients business and be able to support to new business operationally.
Contract Driver (Former Employee) – Jackson, MS – April 26, 2012
I am punctual,I am prompt and I am looking for A good employer to demonstrate my professionalism and loyalty. I am also a very good relocation specialist residential and commercial. I have been certified in packing and moving of product. I have a good driving record ,also a very good customer service. I like to stay busy.Have learned to listen. self motivate ,work good with others,hardest thing is having to sat around a lot.finishing a job new or old gives me a good feeling and seeing the satisfied look on a customers face.
I loved working at Allied. It was an enjoyable experience riding in the truck each day, having many laughs with my driver and learning about the western parts of North Carolina. I was able to improve my ability to speak with customers and learn from them all while providing a valuable service. It is very difficult to transport goods and products to mountain areas and all of our customers were more than appreciative that we were able to do so.
Driver and Mover (Current Employee) – NY – January 30, 2017
Was a great experience driving for them but moving forward and growing was not something that was going to happen. The hardest part of the job is seeing people upset daily when moving them out of their childhood homes into a new location. The downside is your scheduling you do not have a set schedule you must call in a recording at night. I enjoyed the traveling you never know where you are going until you go in and get the paperwork in the morning. I've been all over NJ NY CT MASS DC PA ect