It’s a job, low pay. Some good benefits, M-F, but it’s not easy to transfer
Material handler (Current Employee) – Visalia, CA – July 27, 2018
It’s a job with very low pay. Management turnover is high, even with the new owner (recently bought out by Avantor).
Even though they are constantly hiring they are reluctant to let you switch shifts. Although they call them rolling shifts to avoid paying a differential (start times are 5,6,7,8,9,10,11am etc). Some days can be long. My shift is the middle of the day making it hard to get anything done personally & spend time with my family. I’ve been asking for a morning shift, instead they fill those positions with new hires. You’d think they’d want to keep good employees with good attendance happy, but supervisors won’t let us go.
We were told in June no one would be approved for vacation in the summer (if you hadn’t been already) due to the high workload, middle of summer with lots of parents so of course this caused a lot of sick call-ins. Short-sighted because it resulted in a lot of unexpected/unplanned worker shortages, when if they would have allowed vacation I think people would have been less likely to call in. So a lot of long days.
There’s an option for OT on the weekend, but I never do it given my shift keeps me from home 9am-8-9pm most days.
They do have good benefits. Medical, dental, vision, plus 4 week paid maternity/paternity leave.
You only get like ~1 vacation day/month. Plus a few sick days.
Medical benefits, maternity/paternity leave
Low wages, some shifts poor hours, unyielding/poor management