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Hard work good pay

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They will hire you to work 4 days then add an additional day with no warning saying it’s temporary but you end up working 5 days 12+ hours. Other than that the work is fast paced and fun but absolutely back breaking. And they won’t take injuries seriously
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Productive. Fun Place to work

most enjoyable part about job is allowed to work with spouse. you can work as much as you want. Very competitive. how much you wanna make is up to you!!!!
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Horrible warehouse horrible management

The warehouse is a complete disaster exits are blocked half the time most days it’s 15+ hours a day they expect you too hit over 100% everyday even if you have a 15+ hour shift if you don’t have a life this job is perfect for you

Pros

No pros

Cons

Everything
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Fast paced

If you have no life this is the job for you. It's very physically draining. You're on the move for 12hrs a day. Most people don't stay long. It a good job for fast money.

Pros

Good money, able to move up

Cons

Very high school like, 12 hr shifts 5 days a week.
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Dangerous working conditions.

Beware the warehouse is a injury nightmare. Trash, pallets, pieces of pallets everywhere. They expect you to pick way more in a day than is possible. Worked 12 hours that's ok you didn't finish your work you have to stay till it's done. Hurt yourself that's ok management will talk about you behind your back. Not worth the pay or headache.

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None

Cons

Your just a number, not safe.
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Challenging and opportunities are real

Company has really moved in the right direction in last 5 years. Starting to build a culture that people want to be a part of. Hours are realistic for management. The days of management works 60+ hours are behind us. Sometimes being aligned on priorities can be a real challenge. The site is ran really well at the local level but corporate could not be further out of touch than they are

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work life balance, flexibility, culture

Cons

Communication, alignment
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Excellent

Excellent company the pay is good and so are the benefits a lot of hard work but is very rewarding when you get paid I love it here more than anything in the world
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Room for improvement but ok job

You get paid what u work, with that beign said if you're a hard working person you can make close to 32 an hour. The equipment was ok out of maybe 120 pallet jack about 90 are almost new.

Pros

You get pay what you work for, if you're good then you're making money.

Cons

Paid by what u work
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You get in shape make decent money, it’s dog work but you can get a 3 day schedule and easy gross 700

It is what is, they will hire anyone, I basically felt like it was sports practice, I don’t recommend it as a career but I miss being in great shape, they are extremely flexible and doesn’t take long to figure out, just be friendly with supervisors they were all decent they know what kind of work you’re doing it literally is being paid to workout, I only did “dry” warehouse btw, the pay isn’t bad and you can basically pick your schedule

Pros

Get in shape, flexible schedule, decent pay

Cons

It’s dog work lol
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you get to work with lots of different people is not a bad place

Morning briefing with team members than start shift fun place to work nice bosses everyone helps to get the job done you joke with each other but we all work safe

Pros

plenty of overtime

Cons

short breaks
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Ups and downs

The company operates in a very old fashioned business model. Most of the tools needed to do your job will be very old and worn down but still effective. Depending on your title will determine your hours and and responsibilities however almost all Supervisors will be required to do the work of several people while still leading a team. If you are OK with working a lot of hours and taking on an unlimited workload this place is for you. This is an extremely gritty job that requires you to adapt everyday. I enjoy the job and everything that comes with it.

Pros

Decent schedule and moving up within the company

Cons

Under paid for the amount of hours and workload for salary leaders
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Productive and fun workplace

I thought it was going to be hard when i first got there and the first day of training i realized that it appears that way, its simple as you can get with a physical side, but the results are amazing in the end. Gotta try it out it could be a life changer.

Pros

holidays, benefits, wages, environment

Cons

Holidays
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Don’t Do It

Oy. At first glance, this seems like a great place to work. They offer work from home for customer service representatives and the work is fairly easy. However, the longer you stay on, the less sense everything makes. There are constantly new rules added, and they are very poorly communicated (IE customers are allowed to do X only after Y time, unless Z condition is met, but not for A warehouse, on B days). They all speak in code, abbreviations, and jargon that newcomers won’t understand, and never explain, but will readily call you out publicly when you misunderstand. They are constantly understaffed, which should be a red flag on its own, and fail to do anything about it. Their job expectations are dependent upon what they need and not what is reasonable (IE if they are understaffed, everyone is expected to do 50% more work in a day for the next 4 months until they hire someone new, even though you’re already busting to get the original amount of work done and it’s not reasonable to expect 50% more work). Constantly asking for overtime, and yes, your willingness to do more than you were hired for IS factored into your evaluation and pay raise possibilities. They will keep piling on responsibilities and claim it is all part of the job description. Customers are ALWAYS right, and they train you to expect to be sworn at, cursed out, and yelled out by customers. Individually, the people are nice enough. But the environment is awful. Not worth it.

Pros

Great breaks, modest but decent pay, benefits if you stay long enough to quality

Cons

Awful communication, unrealistic expectations, constantly understaffed
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Productive

Yard spotters do not Get paid enough drivers and everybody else makes a lot more but we also matter because we have to put the trailers to the doors and do everything all day long without breaks we only get a 30 minute lunch we don’t have time to take 2 15’s

Pros

Good supervisor

Cons

Horrible pay for spotters
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To much to type. Not a good place in Chester ny

Was a horrible place to work. I loved my job..but management and human resources was so horrible . From uper management to lower management they all were bad.
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Awful place to work

Consistently critically under staffed, over worked, under appreciated, health care is a joke, most of the good workers they had have moved on to different jobs
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Could be a good place to work depending on management

Overall, I enjoyed the work I was doing. Unfortunately, the team I was doing it for was/is being led by what felt like a little girls group out of high school. They talk about having transparency yet many things are secretive there. If you are not liked by management for false reasons, you won't make it. Lies are spread within their inner circle. They take an extremely long time to get you answers on your work which makes it frustrating. And then it's your fault when things aren't done in a timely manner... Overall, management is very poor there based on my and many others experiences. You need good leadership to succeed. Not sure how some of them are being hired there.

Pros

Certain co-workers, cafe in building, some of the work is exciting

Cons

Management, certain co-workers
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Pay's well. But They don't care about your homelife.

The Pay is good. But they constantly force you to work one of your days off. The schedule is supposed to rotate monthly. But you could be stuck on the same schedule for months. They have an open door policy. But if you go to the warehouse manager with any issues, he tells you want you want to hear. Then ignores your issues. People are always quitting. Thats why they are always hiring. If you can handle the hours, and the poor management, then this is the place for you.

Pros

Pay

Cons

Poor Management, Forced overtime
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CNS is against families

They don't give you enough time to spend with your family they think they own you they never let you leave this place desperately needs a union but they train their employees to hate Unions management is disrespectful and they can't even do their own job they don't know the difference between numbers and the pay is really low this place is going to s*** all the good reviews are from the management teams trying to fix all their bad reviews I took a low paying job to get away from this s*** hole and I'm happy with it

Pros

There are no pros the second you walk in they own you

Cons

Working there is a con
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Nepotism and Very bad management

Not a good place to work... period. The managers don't have proper guidance on how to evenly distribute the workload, there are too many managers for one thing and the expectations of production are too high.

Pros

ok pay

Cons

Managers aren't good, work not spread evenly.
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Difficult but rewarding place to work

Work can be physically demanding at times, but there's good compensation with clear room for growth. Fast-paced warehouse environment, but management and teammates are understanding.

Pros

High base wage, sharp incentives

Cons

Physically demanding
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