Customer Service/Administration, Etobicoke (Former Employee) – Etobicoke, ON – 14 December 2017
Great group of colleagues, lots of fun, one of the most fun environments I've worked in. It was great learning about Ontario Tire recycling program, very thrilling with most of interaction being in a B2B setting.
Market Analyst (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 30 January 2018
Livingston International was a hierarchical company that made profits by paying its employees very low salaries.
They had an excellent reputation for training tariff raters but also a reputation for paying them poorly. After two years' experience, competitors would offer them a decent salary and all the effort training the raters would go to waste. The company never learned its lesson while I was there.
Customer Service (Former Employee) – Mississauga, ON – 29 November 2017
Livingston Intl is a big Customs Brokerage Company for years. When Livingston opened the Freight Forwarding side , they acquired Consultrans in Oakville where I was hired . My knowledge in Logistics was not as vague at the time , but my supervisor who had years of experience in Logistics, taught me the step by step process – before I know it , I was up and running like a pro in dispatch and customer service. It was good to work with people who were experts in the field … they became mentors to me . When Livingston acquired Peace Bridge customs brokers, the merge became great , but sadly they had to let go of people .
Challenging work environment matching billings for payment.
Accounts Payable Clerk (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 28 May 2017
Code invoices from branches across Canada, reconciled northbound freight collect charges utilizing freight matching register, prepare memos for branch offices, both internal and external, for billing discrepancies.
Learned how to handle a variety of general office duties, including preparing and organizing mail and files so kept up-to-date.
Management style organized on department basis.
Workplace culture is collaborative to assist other co-workers but also controlled on an individual basis for specific customer file folders.
Hardest part of the job is reconciling and approving billings when shipment not entered correctly into system.
The most enjoyable part of the job is dealing with co-workers in the department whenever assistance needed.
Dinners provided whenever overtime work was done.
Not having accurate billing information in the system, having to find correct information to match and pay it.
Qualified Customs Broker (Former Employee) – Strathroy, ON – 20 May 2017
Managed a release team that would handle all aspects to the imports for a client base into Canada The team would be 3 shifts working 7/24. I would be available to this team for this time time period. I worked in this environment for 10 years.
good experience great grouth in customer servce aspect
long hours and under appreciated by senior mangement
Release Classification Analyst (Current Employee) – Fort Erie, ON – 18 May 2017
Every shift is always bumping heads. All three shifts like to talk badly about the pervious shifts work ethics. The atmosphere is quite negative, they dropped the benifits. We have gone through two CEO's in the past year (The first one left to go to FedEx). They stopped hiring more employees even though we're drowning in our work load. There is barely any room for you to actually move up in the industry.
Administrator (Former Employee) – Vancouver, BC – 10 February 2017
I enjoyed carrying many hats in the job. I Processed all incoming checks and applied them to the accounts. I cleaned up and monitored all the accounts or spoke to the Broker who was in charge of the account to find out why payment/s were overdue or not
I took over Toronto's Cross Border Credit Checks after hours. I was in Vancouver and we were 2 hrs behind.
Cliect Financial Services (Current Employee) – St Laurent, QC – 4 January 2017
Do not believe in all those negative feedbacks......I work as CFS and absolutely love it. You get to learn lots of new and very interesting stuff. My manager is excellent along with all my co-workers. If you are having problems, both my manager and co-workers drop everything to help you out. Yes, there is a large amount of work and some stress, but that makes it all the worthwhile. Since I love my job so much, it doesn't seem like work to me. I enjoy getting up in the morning and going to work.
Former employee (Former Employee) – Montréal, QC – 8 December 2016
The people I have worked with are very nice. Everyone gets along and tries to help each other out. However Management doesn't know, nor do they even try to take the time to get to know the different departments and what they do. Salary increases are very low from year to year. Management can also be very pushy.