A typical day at Bunzl was anything but typical. Days for a Supervisor lasted as long as 18 hours a day with no extra compensation. I was hospitalized twice during a three week period and missed work due to poor working conditions and Management. I was put on a 12 hour a day restriction the first time and a 10 hour restriction the second time to recover and regulate my Diabetes. After my restrictions ended, I returned to work full duty only to be relieved of my position. Comp time was promised and accrued and then taken away. Management had a strong arm hold on Supervisors and held your job over your head daily.You were constantly threatened no matter how well you did. All Shipments were made nightly usually extending into a 12-15 hour day. There were no minimum selecting requirements in a Union environment. Management held the Unions wishes and regards over what seemed to be the companies and Supervisors well being.Expectations of the Supervisors were to write 10 Daily Employee Reviews and find the faults of employees. This was done by all 4 Supervisors with no discipline to follow regardless of what was written.Despite my experience with the Management at Bunzl I would return to work for the company at a different facility if offered. I don't hold Bunzl responsible for the lack of respect, caring, or training of the Management in Monmouth Jct, as they are probably not aware of the issues that get buried there. Management does a great job at hiding things Bunzl is a great company and as stocks and profits show, doing very well. The Monmouth Jct. facility needed to make great progress in its Management team and its progress of working with its Supervisors.
The people and management are friendly and easy to work with. Hard place to work at with shift supposed to be 4pm to midnight byt sometimes doesn't end until 5 or 6 am. Pretty fast paced, easy to follow tasks.
Only recently, all work and no play make Jack a dull boy.
MARKETING MANAGER (Former Employee), Kent, WA – November 20, 2014
When I first started, all was new and wonderful. That lasted for the first 19 years. The last 3 years have fallen apart; the culture had a major negative shift and the fun stopped. There are still some wonderful people working there but are quite unhappy.
I've learned that world domination isn't the only driving force that makes you happy. Stop and smell the roses doesn't exist there anymore.
driver (Current Employee), Gateshead, ENG – October 20, 2014
Cons: rubish wage
you do a good days work for not very good money the staff I work are a good laught the management could not run a tap the hardest part of the job is to deal with our manage the most enjoyable part of the job is pay day
Storeperson - Transport loader (Current Employee), Enfield – September 7, 2014
people are friendly, not a bad place to work. day to day loading trucks. Hardest part is things are often disorganized so unable to load until ready, so drivers often wait for hours before being loaded.
Driver (Former Employee), Perth Amboy nj – May 28, 2014
Pros: nice group of drivers always willing to guide you.
Cons: the whole job is a con
I worked at the Perth Amboy location for almost two years. I was required to operate 48 foot trailers in the Bros of Ny. The company strives on safety but the equipment continually breaks down and takes for ever to get fixed. As far as the management I have never met a bunch of two faced phonies in my life they refuse to own up to the companies shortcomings and always push the blame on to its drivers. If you don't believe me stop by the yard around 3pm and ask some of the incoming drivers and let them tell you the nightmarish stories.
Working for Bunzl was a good experience in my perspective. Even though the hours were long the work wasn't too bad. Working 12-13 hours a day driving a machine and picking orders made us work harder at staying up , staying focused and still getting the job done correctly. Even though we would barley get any sleep we all worked as a team helping each other out whenever possible . I enjoyed working at Bunzl driving the cherry picker .
Labor (Former Employee), Fridley, MN – October 19, 2013
Start with a meeting. Then find your picker. Then get an order from your work station and start to pick it. After your done picking it. Then you have to check it. Then you have to wrapped it up. Then you have to load it into the trailer. At the end of the night we all clean the warehouse up.
Warehouse Worker (Former Employee), Chester, VA – August 19, 2013
My typical day at work would start off with unloading trucks and end with putting away stock and completing UPS orders. I learned how to be an effective supervisor with three years of supervising the night shift. The management here is very easy to talk to and will work with you to get problems solved. The hardest part of the job was finding available bins for products with height and weight restrictions. The most enjoyable part was working with the same individuals Monday through Friday and building great team player relationships with them.