Material Handler (Current Employee), Edwardsville, IL – August 19, 2013
Cons: lack of hours
I either drive a walkie rider or forklift at work for up to 11.5 hours a shift. I say up to because I rarely work a full shift at this company. I work a rotating schedule of 3 days on one week and 4 days on the next. My biggest gripe is that it is almost impossible to get 40 hours a week, even on the week I am scheduled to work 4 days, 11.5 hours a – more... shift. I have consistently signed up for overtime as it is made available each week and still struggle to get hours. THIS IS SUPPOSE TO BE A FULL TIME JOB. To be honest, I like the job. I like picking cases for the exercise and I like the experience I've gotten using the material handling equipment they use. The pay isn't that bad at 11.25 to start and scheduled raises will ensure you go up. After about a year of working there you can expect to make around 14.00 an hour. Not great but it could be worse. Simply, I am barely getting by because of the amount of hours I am getting. I'm not guaranteed a spot on overtime and when I work 3 days a week I'm lucky to get 20 hours in.. I don't understand my management even allows overtime everyday when people aren't even getting their hours on their scheduled days of work. Also the company frequently has people who are not certified operating equipment they should not be on. My co workers are ok I suppose. It's more individual type work so you don't speak much with them. – less
Coordinator Business Development (Current Employee), Kempton Park, GP – August 13, 2013
Pros: freindly people to work with
Cons: was happy
The experience i gained within this specific company is excellent as they assisted my a lot on communication with my colleagues and clients. Being able to assist on their queries without delays and maintaining a good working relationship. I knowledge has grow with the learning they provide and the management doors are always open if one has questions – more... or needs assistance. Most enjoyable part is that they give you freedom to express yourself and bring in ideas to the company – less
HR in-house Learner (Former Employee), Kempton Park, GP – June 3, 2013
Pros: free lunch
They need hard workers. I get to work and start working.I learnt how to work with different people,of different races and religous views, I learnt time management. Most my co-workers are way older than me,it was hard to befriend anyone.
International companies make Deutsche Bahn with DB Schenker one of the world’s leading transport and logistic companies.
Senior operation executive (Current Employee), Dubai – May 13, 2013
DB Schenker stands for the transportation and logistics activities of Deutsche Bahn and has over 91,000 employees in some 130 countries. DB’s Transportation and Logistics Division holds top positions worldwide in the industry. International companies make Deutsche Bahn with DB Schenker one of the world’s leading transport and logistic companies.
• – more... Responsible for handling documentation/ customs clearance formalities ensuring updates to customers, delivering cargo on time and invoicing. • Keep the customers posted on the status of shipments such as clearance and its delivery. • Collaborate with other departments as necessary to meet customer requirements, to take advantage of sales opportunities or, in the case of shortages, to minimize negative impacts on a business. • Direct the movement of goods in and out of the company from suppliers to customers, overseeing the division of the company that encompasses all logistics, shipping, receiving and traffic. • Ensure that all goods are shipped and received properly and on time by the customers.
Freight Services • Plan and select the suitable route for a shipment considering hazardous nature of the goods, cost involved, transit time and the security feature. • Responsible for negotiating the contracts, transportation and costs handling. • Keep a track and trace goods with the use of modern technologies. • Work closely with the customers, colleagues and third parties to ensure smooth operations to deadlines – less
Administrative Assistant (Former Employee), Des Plaines, IL – April 3, 2013
DB Schenker is an excellent company to work at, everyone is super nice including management and upper management. If you need help with anything or even have a question in mind, anyone is willing to help.
Engineer (Former Employee), Atlanta, GA – March 17, 2013
DB Schenker is a great place to work...if you work in Germany! The work-life balance is perfect and there are a lot of opportunities for you to explore. However, if you work in the US or other country organization, it may not the case. The career advancement is not that easy. The job security depends upon the economy. Overall it is a good place to work – more... but it is also like other 3PL that people come and go among different 3PL and the company doesn't have a clear career path or any guideline for the personal development. You will need to figure out on your own. – less
Data Entry/Customer Service (Former Employee), Carson, CA – March 13, 2013
Pros: nice people
Cons: no healthcare
• Transmitted I.T. and T&E’s to customs using the Trade point system • Inputted entries using UFS • Created shipment tracking spreadsheets using Microsoft Excel, and distributed to co-loaders, clients and Kintetsu staff. • Created delivery orders for truckers • Communicated with truckers and coordinated shipment pickups from cargo location to consignee. • – more... Coordinated imported shipments from Japan, and exported shipments to Mexico with clients preferred trucking company. • Issued checks to steamship lines, venders, and CFS Forklift fees, and exam fees. • Request Pickup number and last free day from steamship line, and sent it to our truckers that are out of state. • Requested arrival notices • Track and trace all shipments, even empty returns. • Requested proof of delivery from trucking companies. And updating the information in Trade point. • File entries in numerical order. – less
If you are interested in Freight industry, that DB Schenker is the best company to work with.
Senior Executive-sales (Former Employee), Kolkata – January 29, 2013
Pros: good learning
Cons: poor remuneration and work environment
DB Schenker, as people from Freight forwarding industry would know, is a giant mnc and is one of the leading firms in the industry. If you are interested in the freight and logistics industry, then Schenker is the best company to work with, and there is ample of scope for learning and self development. But remuneration in this industry is not as lucrative – more... as found in some other industries, and career growth is slow. the work environment is not atypical of an MNC. – less