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YOU overwork & get underpaid!
GM (Former Employee), BCSeptember 5, 2013
Pros: free junk
Cons: long hours, erratic scheduling.
Unskilled Management. Zero benefits.
Overtime all the time. At hands of franchise owner that may or may not be invested in the success of the business you will end up frustrated. The head office is probably the only reason this company was rated in the top 100 places to work in BC.
My opinion: there are better jobs out there for the minimum wage paid – more... by JUNK. AS well the lack of potential bonus / profit sharing as well as lack of future potential makes this an unsustainable job for most. – less
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Fast-paced, job that will whip you into shape and teach you essential skills for dealing with people
Driver/Navigator, Sales Rep (Former Employee), Toronto, ONNovember 24, 2012
Pros: free stuff, exercise, sunshine, fun, interesting
Cons: unpredictable hours (usually long though)
You will quickly be surprised when you realize just how in-depth full-service junk removal can be. What most people don't realize about this job is its not simply slinging people's junk into a truck. A Driver/Navigator will learn sales, customer service, and marketing in a fun but competitive, fast-paced environment. You'll learn time-management skills, – more... and be responsible to manage appointments while keeping customers happy. It offers exercise, sunshine, and free junk (you would be surprised to see some of the things people throw out). I will warn you, that if you have a sensitive sense of smell or can't lift a fridge out of a basement this job may not be for you.

You'll meet many interesting people; contractors, retail managers, hoarders, celebrities, seniors down-sizing, real-estate agents, just to mention a few of the types of people you'll come across. You will be helping overwhelmed people get rid of the things bogging them down, and while it can be challenging it is also very rewarding.

You'll always have a chance to improve yourself through metrics- and incentive-driven days, and there are enough in-office competitions to keep you on your toes. Your managers will drive you, often with a tough-love approach; their corporate team motto: "to empower each employee to reach their full potential" is very true, and they are every bit as fair and fun as your fellow truck-team members.

The culture is great and there wasn't a single guy that I didn't like working with (which is important when you're spending ten to twelve hours with the person). There are many fun events you can participate in, including the Junk-Indy, paintball, a basketball team, and 5k races to name a few. 1-800-Got-Junk? is very committed to giving back to the community by donating and recycling a large percentage of all junk hauled. Their annual yard sale for the cure raised $30,000 this year for breast cancer and continues to increase every year.

All in all it was a great experience, and I learned many skills that will be transferable to any future career. – less
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Terrible job
Truck Team Member (Former Employee), Montréal, QCMay 22, 2012
Awful management very difficult work and no clear schedule ever. Avoid at all costs
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hard work but rewarding
Driver (Former Employee), Naples, FLMay 20, 2014
a lot of physical work and i have scars still from it. the great thing was when we would have some rich person who bought a couch a year prior and had never even taken the plastic off of it and they were getting fid of it and we could donate it to a needy family.
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Great job
Truck Team Member (Former Employee), Allentown, PASeptember 16, 2013
Pros: very interesting experiences
Cons: no guaranteed work week
This job does not come with a typical work day. One day you could work non-stop 6 am to 6 pm and the next you could work just one or two hours. The best part of these job is when you get to actually help people who need their things removed. On the flip side the worst part of the job can sometimes be the people or the crazy stuff you have to remove.
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Clearing out attics, basements and garages all over the Triad
Truck Team Leader (Former Employee), Salem, NCSeptember 3, 2013
•Estimated project costs
•Trained new employees
•Managed employer resources for maximum profit
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its good when its good
Navigator, Truck Operator, Driver (Former Employee), Oakmont, PAAugust 15, 2013
Pros: good pay
Cons: long days
during summer and nice days you will have tons of hours....

rainy and cold days none at all
hard work
dirty work