Distribution Manager (Former Employee) – New Kensington, PA – 7 March 2017
The general environment within Leed's over the past few years has deteriorated to a point where there is no job security and people are paranoid for their jobs. There is a distinct lack of direction within the company and only certain departments are considered important. I would strongly recommend looking elsewhere for employment.
Store Manager (Former Employee) – Seattle, WA – 26 September 2016
Typically, it was busy when especially on the holidays and pick hours. I learned to be friendly and to smile always to the customers. management was good and co-workers were fun. The hardest part of this job were when there were no customers because no business. The most enjoyable part of this job was talking to people and finding interesting about themselves.
Driver/Warehouse (Current Employee) – New Kensington, PA – 9 November 2015
At first i loved my job.. i didnt mind the 10 hour days or the 12s 6,7 days a week. but after bullet line sent people up to try and fix it.. all it did was create this masive problem and now we cant get anyone to work there which i wouldnt recomend it to anyone anymore
good co workers
strict on time off, lousy pay ask way to much of you
Tech 1 (Former Employee) – New Kensington, PA – 14 September 2015
I come in to work, clock in and wait till the team lead gives us our tasks for the day. Most of the time they have me at the end of the conveyor belt packing and putting stuff in boxes. Some days I will be on machine putting recycling bags on plates for the machine to put ink on them. They machine decorates the bags with company logos that get shipped out all over the world. Management was nice most of the time but when it was busy they tend to put people under to much pressure. My coworkers were pretty cool. They would help me out if I ever needed help. The hardest part of the job was trying to get the required amount of bags a day. The most enjoyable part was getting to see more and more company logos printed and getting to chill with my coworkers
qc inspector (Former Employee) – new kensington pa – 23 March 2015
As skids of business product came off the truck , a portion of the purchase order was delivered to our area to inspect for defects in the product. After inspected the product , there was paperwork to be filled out on the purchase order and entered into the powerhouse system. If the order passes it gets sent to production to be decorated for the customer. Working at leeds , I learned the powerhouse system , Microsoft excel , I was in charge of the sample area where samples of each item was kept.
Production Supervisor (Former Employee) – Warren, OH – 2 March 2014
Work schedules fluctuated on a daily basis. Management would take on more work for their teams than possible to produce on a daily basis with a poorly trained staff. Management did not follow an open door policy with the workers. While I was a supervisor there, I made sure my teams knew they could approach me with ideas, etc. Health benefits were average and so was vacation time. Their inventory was a mess and being a manufacturing company, they didn't have a good quality system in place. Overall, I can see why this company closed their satellite plant.
Relatively productive place but very poor communication
Material Handler (Former Employee) – New Kensington, PA – 3 February 2014
I got to move around a lot. My co-workers were easy to get along with. Communication was very poor. The managers and the people upstairs had work phones but usually didn't respond when our coordinator would attempt to call them to get answers for certain problems. Instead they would rather use e-mail to answer questions about problems. They also had a tendency of taking their time in responding, especially during inventory. The biggest lack of communication problem was between warehouse 2 and warehouse 3. They didn't get certain products down in time forcing us to have to send someone up there and taking out time that could be used getting work done in our warehouse just so we could get orders out in time.
great hourly people but work day very unpredictable
Production Supervisor (Former Employee) – Warren, OH – 17 November 2013
a typical day was 12hr minimum, management was unstable, coworkers were good people but not trained properly and we were not staffed with a trained QA to sign off all product leaving the dock. The work schedule fluctuated daily and many times, the manager would send the hourly home and make the area supervisors finish the work since we were salary and believe me, that happened quite often. Bad set up, poorly managed workplace. I learned nothing positive from this work experience.