I would first and foremost, listen to my employees!! If I was in charge obviously I wouldn't be on the floor or in the room to see or hear everything, I would realize this and listen attentively to the ones that are!! Without employees a company is nothing!! Sadly prairie farms WI cares very little about their turnover rates and even find it comical; my second week I was asked to walk someone down to the room with me and a "boss" (assistant plant manager) tells her this is so and so she started a couple weeks ago so she's a veteran and laughed, someone else (another employee) laughed, I said a veteran I've been here a week they said yea that's a veteran for packaging and laughed again. This should not be comical especially to management! I worked there 3 months and out of about 10 employees that were hired after me, I was there the longest and only 1 other was still there!! I would change the point system! The policies would be the same for every employee and I would recognize the difference in an employee that habitually calls in and one of which that's going through medical issues or a life crisis!! I would make the time to listen to my employees that have been there 1 day just as attentively as I would the CEO and I would show the same respect to every employee dispite a title!!
As a driver/salesman at a distribution warehouse, my life would be made much easier by better pickers. I understand that at the plant, it's more financially viable to hire temp workers who don't understand the importance of keeping loads consistently loaded, or even perhaps organized. If the drivers have to pull the entire load apart to find one case of product, it doesn't matter, because we aren't hourly. I understand. But if you genuinely want to know what would make it better for us, your front line grunts, it's better pickers. Trying to find that one case of OJ quarts at the bottom of a stack of drinking water really does cost time, and for us on a day rate plus commission, it can be a considerable detriment when we have to tear the entire trailer apart. Only an example.
Pay the employees a decent wage to live on. I once loved PFD Supply but now the company has become more focused on controlling employees. The care is no longer there, so very sad.
This company use to be Turner Milk Mr Tuner is still there and is a millionaire he’s only there to try and bring the Memphis plant down. He is a scorn failed business man.
Answered - First Class Maintenance (Current Employee) - Anderson, IN
Ensure better scheduling and backup to delivery drivers, discipline warehouse workers who do constant damage to warehouse assets, and ensure that customers are satisfied with deliveries requesting feedback.
Answered - Warehouse worker (Former Employee) - Traverse City, MI