Hard work for low pay in a very dirty environment.
Order Picker, at the warehouse (Former Employee) – Burnaby, BC – 14 August 2017
If you like breathing a choking cocktail of dirt, dust, and petrochemical fumes in a poorly ventilated warehouse that can exceed 80 degrees in summer, this is the place for you.
If you think being paid next to minimum wage to memorize the inventory of thousands of auto parts, move literally tons of merchandise--including 300 lb barrels of oil--and be expected to do it all perfectly, everyday, why not give it a go.
Most workers here are temps. There are relatively few actual Lordco employees. Management encourage the better temps to apply, but seldom hire. If they do, be expected to put in a minimum ten hour day, everyday, at least. Frequently more. Once hired, you're a slave.
Management is erratic, and behind the times. If they like you, that's great. If they don't, expect unpleasantness.
That said, there are positives. As order pickers, you can work semi-independently, and at your own pace. It's relaxed that way. Co-workers, mostly temps, are from all walks of life and are interesting. If you do an even barely adequate job, you're relatively secure, since the auto business never dies.
But a sense of being exploited might get to you in the end. There is no excuse for the senselessly low wages in such a lucrative business.
Work at your own pace, fairly stable employment, even for temps.
Exceptionally poor air quality, extremely low pay for the work involved.