LEAD DRIVER / ASSISTANT WAREHOUSE MANAGER (Former Employee) – Cincinnati, OH – February 10, 2019
Pods could be a fun job. You meet new people daily and work with many customers. The customer service aspect could be difficult at times due to PODS scheduling or rates. (let CSR deal with customers on rate issues) Trucks were mostly newer. Work could be very easy and then go to very hard quickly. Rain and snow often complicated work conditions and safety. Most coworkers were good to work with. Warehouse managers were great and great to work with.
Driver/Operator (Former Employee) – Roanoke, VA – January 18, 2019
You're just a number there it's all about delivering their containers and you'd better get it done as a driver who seek to have a life outside of work you will not have no life outside of this job they send you to dangerous places expecting you to drop these containers off on side of mountain all they care about is getting a customer's credit card number they don't care about the employee safety enough
Buy you snacks for you won't get out the truck
You never have time to eat if you don't pack a lunch
Driver (Former Employee) – Charleston, SC – January 14, 2019
South Carolina branch is worse than the Clearwater branch.. Back biters jellybacks,if you get sick they don't care.. Management is passive aggressive, claims he's a good person but you have to tell people you're a good person, watch out for that... Co workers attempt to act like supervisors but don't act their wage.. The territory management is a sloth
You're driving a truck it's cool, until they attempt to blow your phone up while driving and they expect you to answer
Poor in being a family or single parent employer. Has a ridiculously high turn over rate because of an attendance policy that uses a point system. Depending on the departmemt training is awful. (side by side).
route driver and merchandiser (Former Employee) – Tamarac, FL – December 11, 2018
Too fast paced with amount of work they give you . Do not distribute even amount of work evenly to co workers . They favor other employees with less work so they can have it easier than others . Makes the driving more of a risk of a accident .
Bad management, lack of driver support, lack of advancement
Driver (Former Employee) – Virginia – November 8, 2018
Its either rush rush rush 14 hr days in the summer 5-6 days a week or 20-30 hrs on a 4 day week in the winter. the management support is usually nonexistent. if you do have a problem the usual response is figure it out.
they dont reward hard work,and the pay raises are laughable. Come winter time they look for reasons to fire people, only to rehire more people come spring. worked there a year and turnover for a shop with 7 regular drivers was 15 people in just the year i worked there.
Market Manager (Former Employee) – Chicago, IL – November 4, 2018
I grew as a person with this place, and in a way with this market. It was only open a year prior to my start date. I started as a simple driver, but quickly ranked up within. I was a single finger typer, but quickly grew into a typist! This place was great to work at. The different day to day life, was always something I looked forward to. Sure miss ya PODS....
Manager (Former Employee) – Clearwater, FL – October 25, 2018
I worked here twice. Once with the original family owners and it was a very good experience. The 2nd time it was under the ownership of an investment group and very disappointing. Executives are incompetent at the top level and just want to preserve their incomes and keep the owners happy. Good people in the lower ranks but poor morale unfortunately. Could be so much more but the inept Windstream crew will never advance this company. Stayed just long enough to get a new job paying double what I made at PODS.
Commute for me
Many minefields to navigate for the inexperienced manager
Driver/Warehouse (Former Employee) – Denver, CO – October 11, 2018
double checking your load and destination of your load. Always call the customer ahead of time to give them there ETA of there storage. always on the road hardest part was the elements of snow,rain,heat,and traffic. best part was the hydraulic lift the podzilla and the locations and drive.
Driver Helper (Former Employee) – Fort Lauderdale, FL – October 1, 2018
Management was excellent. The job seems not very difficult but its a lot harder than just placing containers. You document everything on a phone and have to call the customers as well. The Pod-Zilla hydraulics were jerky, sometimes fast so it easy to damage property. The trucks were in fairly good condition. I wouldn't recommend working here because of the pay verses the responsibility involved. You are ultimately responsible for everything that happens even if it was caused by the placement of a container by another employee.
Delivery Driver (Current Employee) – Massachusetts – September 28, 2018
Terrible management and awful hours. The summer time they will run you 6 days a week at the maximum allowed 14 hours per day. In the winter time they will find reasons to fire people after they've ensured them their jobs are safe and cut hours to 20-35 hours on a 4 day work week. Very inconsistent and not reliable for anyone trying to provide for a family. Not the place for a professional looking to advance their career. Very low pay and laughable annual raises ~5 to 12 cents per hour increase. The absolute worst training I've ever received at any job which they should be ashamed of especially with the amount of recorded and non recorded accidents including damage to houses property cars and driving into low bridges. A company with a wonderful idea that will NEVER reach its true potential with its current brass.
Always more work forced upon a driver when done with their route
Driver (Former Employee) – Aurora, CO – September 13, 2018
Expect you to finish other peoples routs claiming they are 3 hrs behind then when you finish the other jobs that person will be back and left so when you finish your 13 hour day expect to do other peoples jobs