Customer Service Representative (Former Employee) – Mississauga, ON – 28 February 2015
A typical day at work for me was, getting to work by 6:30am and sitting down at the next available desk and starting off with the paperwork from the previous night. Throughout my job experience at Conway I learned what documents would have to be included in order to leave Canada or get into Canada. I learned everything there was about Canada's border control and had to also deal with some of the workers at their offices. I also had to directly talk to brokers and file documents to companies and brokers. During the time duration of working at Conway I was the youngest one working there and was constantly surrounded by older people. This made me feel and also act a lot more mature then my day to day life. The hardest part of the job would have to be the beginning because the management didn't really explain many things to me very clearly, I had to take the initiative and teach myself many things which obviously was hard to do. Although there are many cons about this job, this is still a wonderful and welcoming place to work at.
fellow employees are great, management is horrible
Dock Worker (Former Employee) – Mississauga, ON – 8 October 2015
employees are great to work with and the money was more than fair but the dock conditions are appalling.. potholes, equipment circa 1985, all injuries are deemed "preventable", no heat, and Management through fear and intimidation. if you are a Supervisor you can't do any wrong, if you are a Driver you can't do any wrong, but if you are a CSR or a Dock Worker than you are expendable.. if you do decide to apply there, stay quiet and don't make waves. Other than that its basic cross dock operations.. unload this truck, load that one..
good hourly, pension, profit sharing, easy work
was just sold to XPO Logistics, horrible managers, appalling work conditions
Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 12 March 2014
Con-way was a great place to work. A typical day was always busy, as there was freight coming in from US and all over Canada. All co-workers were awesome, everyone had all work assessed accordingly. The hardest part was learning to deal with the US side of the business being a Canadian. The best part of the job the data entry, as always.
CITY DRIVER PICKUP AND DELIVERY / LINEHAUL (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 20 September 2013
A typical day at work would include loading LTL freight into the trailers, hooking up a set of 3 trailers and driving it to a meet and turn i.e.) Sweet grass, MT from Calgary, AB and Back. I have learned quite a bit from this company including how to deal with customs documents and learning how to handle different types of freight being handled especially the dangerous goods. The hardest part of the job is the long hours. Most enjoyable part would definitely be getting to know your customers and establishing a bond with them to maintain a good image for your company and yourself.
Truck Driver/Sales Representative (Former Employee) – Windsor ON – 8 July 2013
Unload incoming freight, and re-load for local deliveries. Each day was different. Some co-worker a pleasure to work with, others were more difficult. Hardest part of the job was trying to maneuver a 48' trailer in downtown streets. Management was there for support.