IT Technician (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 23 January 2017
Working at Epl was kind of challenging and fun at the same time.My day would typically start with Printers across the workplace. I had to refill the papers and sometimes change the ink cartridge. After that i had to troubleshoot systems and RF guns for the day to go smooth for all of us. Working at EPL i learned many basic things which i didn't have to do at other work places which made me focus on details more . Management was very supportive and made me feel at home all the time i was there, During the busy day at the workplace sometimes the systems would go down and our team had to bring it back again which was very challenging. Most enjoyable part of the job was i had the chance to work with the server since the company was under a server domain enviroment providing support to the systems and network equipment was easy.
Inventory Control Coordinator (Former Employee) – Cornwall, ON – 8 January 2017
This company was created to service a retailer that no longer exists in Canada. From the day we opened the doors we faced many challenges and the team of people I worked with were amazing.
A typical day at work included driving forklifts, completing random counts, resolving problematic stock, discarding damaged stock. We also ran extensive salvaging and re warehousing projects on a monthly basis.
The best part of the job was the autonomy my personal supervisor allowed our team to have. As this was a new and growing company we got to resolve some of the problems on our own or as a team. We collaborated very well and were often able to resolve issues quickly.
The hardest part of the job, especially in the inventory department was not having all shifts on the same page, and processes not being followed properly.
Order picker - Forklift operator (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 4 July 2016
I had a great time at this job we worked 3 days 12 hrs and (2) 20 min and 1 full hour break. the people and management was great also enjoyed the people I worked with. Hardest part of the job was the 12 hour grave yard shift and getting though the work shift safely.
Better management needed but overall great work environment.
Order picker (Former Employee) – Rocky Mountain House, AB – 2 July 2016
- great room for expanding into higher roles/position - management needs improving. - co workers are the best - Learned how to correctly operate and order picker, over reach, and fork lift. - Hardest part of the job that i found, was overcoming the fear of heights I had as I really wanted to be an Order picker (OP) - Enjoyed working and being part of a productive work crew, and being able to perform outstanding work time after time as well as learning more into the role of what an OP does.
A typical day at work starts off right away by me grabbing my list sheet and attaching myself via harness, as well as making sure that all working components on my Order picker were in proper condition. Upon successfully completing the check list, I would go an attach my crate and would start to grab items required before dropping them off to the conveyor belt. If there was still time left through out the shift i would hop onto the fork lift and would go and move pallets from receiving over to outbound just as to help out with the following shifts duties. Typical day at work but I loved it!!!
Easy load sheets allowed for room to leave early or help out in other sector.
Break rooms were far in terms of location in the warehouse, so it killed sometime off your break thats for sure.
Material Handler (Former Employee) – Cornwall, ON – 9 March 2016
I worked the weekend night shift, I started Friday night at 6 PM and worked until 6AM. I worked in the inbound department, so I was offloading trailers and organizing freight and preparing it to be put away into the warehouse. I worked with a great team of people, and it was a positive motivating place to be. The hardest part of the job was the shift, and heavy lifting.
Warehouse Associate (Former Employee) – Milton, ON – 17 February 2016
I was there from startup and was fortunate enough to be part of many projects. I was predominately a warehouse worker driving many pieces of mhe equipment and picking orders. I also rather enjoyed the shipping and depal side as well. I had the tremendous pleasure of meeting some great coworkers who i consider lifelong friends as well as some pretty decent supervisors though some were better then others. We had a great thing going with being on days four tens and a long weekend every weekend with pretty good benefits and making good money but sadly Target tried to grow too big too quickly without valuing their customer and was bleeding from early on and decided to pull the plug. I know alot of people said that it wasnt a good job and couldnt wait to get out but i bet now they miss the job as well as the people. To the friends i made at epl thank you for the memories and laughs we shared and i wish you all the best. To Target thanks for putting tens of thousands out of work in Canada based on your incompetence throughout the stores and 3 dc's. Lowes is in the building now and i could never go back cause i would always wonder what might of been.
four tens, long weekends, Great co workers. state of the art equipment
Target failing miserably. Inventory issues. 3rd party
Trainer/Warehouse Associate (Former Employee) – Milton, ON – 4 December 2015
It was the distribution warehouse for Target in Milton, Ont, I was the Trainer for all forklifts and process trainer for the Manhatten system they used, for picking orders and putting product away in the racks.
Warehouse Associate (Former Employee) – Milton, ON – 19 November 2015
picking orders on different types of machines such as reach pacer end rider and cherry picker using an RF gun Problem solving with products and locations Working with Manhattan Warehouse Management System Receiving product cross docking creating BOL
It was a third party logistics for Target Canada. It has a huge warehouse with very modern equipment and most advance warehouse software.
Shipper/Receiver (Former Employee) – Milton ON – 12 November 2015
It was a huge company's a huge workplace where I learned so many skills like material handling equipment, RF Scanner, Menhattan warehouse software, Over here I used my math skills as well as accounting skills,
Order Picker/Operator (Former Employee) – Milton, ON – 13 October 2015
This is one of the best companies to work for. So sad to be in a very uncomfortable situation due to unavoidable circumstance beyond their control; but at least I became a part of a company that truly recognized your skills and capabilities and gave you the rare opportunity to learn something that not all company will grant. Every little thing that we did were appreciated.