Ping-pong tables & half-court basketball is meaningless in the rally world
Warehouse Associate (Current Employee) – Bronx, NY – December 7, 2018
Work in Receiving Department, 8pm to 4am. People are hired and fired en masse. Only the best people are kept, but, even so, turnover is high due to low wages, long hours, and chaotic working conditions. While most are sent home by 4 am, best employees are often forced to work much longer. Training is limited and often quite awful. New hires cause huge headaches due to mistakes, poor work ethics, training, and process implementation by the department. Fellow employees can be quite helpful; however, competition can be high for use of computer terminals and printers. Receiving label printers are often offline or out of labels -- which can all prolong your shift quite a bit when working overtime. If you speak English and Spanish, okay. If you speak English only, you will be at a disadvantage as only BJ, the supervisor, speaks excellent English. If you are very detail-oriented, you can do well. But implementing awful (job-related) processes can be maddeningly frustrating at times. Recommended as short-term gig -- or long-term if you are young with few marketable skills.
New warehouse facility. Cheap cafeteria food. Free coffee.
Receiving Department is disfunctional at best, Wages are terrible, Training is awful, Have to work 2.5 hours OT in order to get 40 hours of pay, Forced OT.