This was a fun productive company, would definitely return if offered
Inside Sales Representative (Former Employee), Mississauga, ON – December 16, 2014
I enjoyed my job at Purolator, cold calling was made fun by competing with your teammates I really gained a lot of knowledge of the industry, competition and just the reach of logistics and the overall impact on a company's bottom line My co-workers were always great and ready to help, I dont have many negatives. management changes affected employee – more... moral somewhat, there was some uncertainty while i was there, seems to have been fixed now. A strong Canadian presence, will continue to grow overall – less
RAMP MANAGER (Former Employee), Halifax NS – September 25, 2014
Pros: great work exciting day to day.
Cons: hours where very awkward and didnt allow for any downtime in the week, was constantly on work cell phone at home and work.
As Manager of the Air Operations in Halifax a typical day began at 3:00 am in the morning. I would prepare for our inbound aircraft and build a plan depending on the circumstances of the night operations. at 4:30 I would have a meeting with my 20 employees to explain the plan for the morning ops. Any given morning I would have to deal with multiple – more... decisions based on the arrival time of the aircraft. I would Manage all Health and Safety procedures on shift and audit all processes as they are being performed. I would then coordinate the logistics around moving the product from the airport to the sorting locations in Nova Scotia. Once shift is over I would do all administrative tasks including budget reports staffing and planning/development.
Shift would end at 9:am
PM shift will begin at 12pm, we would begin receiving product for the outgoing operations. During this part of the day I would have to plan the load on the aircraft and make arrangements for any extra product. At 5:30 pm I would have a meeting to discuss the pm operations with my evening crew and go over any special requirements. During shift I would audit Health and Safety procedures using management by walking around. I would also audit all work procedures and manage any incoming and outgoing information. – less
Human Resources Representative (Former Employee), Hamilton, ON – September 18, 2014
I really enjoyed my experience with Purolator. Great management teams, good employee morale. Loved being in a generalist role where I was involved in all apsects of HR and being part of decision making and results.
Good pay but scaroborough depot has poor management
PM sorter, Receptacle operative specialist (Former Employee), 90 silver star blvd – June 10, 2014
Pros: 45 min break, nice coworkers and great pay
Cons: too much work, management is bad
The pay is amazing and they start at $15/hr and in 2 years it goes up to 23 but the work load and overall stress of the job is not worth the amount of money they pay. They cut back on workers and hours to save money leaving the remaining employees with more work.
Great organization to work. Good pay and you meet a lot of people.
Courier (Current Employee), Mississauga, ON – April 30, 2014
Pros: good income, physical work, stress free, meet a lot of people
Cons: most shifts are 10 hour bands which makes it difficult for family life
Being a courier for the last eight years at Purolator, I've met many great customers and colleagues that I've worked with. My typical day involves ensuring that my vehicle is safe to operate before leaving the terminal, prioritizing my delivery and pickup stops, building good relationships with my customers, and ensuring proper unloading of hazardous – more... materials at the end of day.
The management at my terminal is there to support the courier unit. They do an excellent job for the most part. You can always communicate any issues freely with them and they will followup within an acceptable time.
The best part of the job is the customers you meet. You start to develop relationships and be on first name basis with all of them pretty quickly. It's enjoyable for the most part (everybody has bad days) and as long as you are able to prioritize your time, pretty much stress free. You will work hard, but you won't have a lot of...annoyances that some jobs come with. – less
When first joining Purolator, I was an entry level administrator. I was afforded a great opportunity to work under a leader who help developed my skill set. I was provided wonderful opportunities to improve my skill, exposure to projects and the ability to lead and manage teams.
Collections Rep (Former Employee), Mississauga – August 14, 2013
Collect on National accounts deemed at 14, 30, 45, 60 days past due, placing outbound calls daily, reconciling, posting payment via SAP system. Monthly meeting with Collection Manager as to where business stands concerning target levels
Operations Trainer (Former Employee), Edmonton, AB – February 20, 2013
Pros: everyone work as a team
Cons: may take some time to change certain process
It was an overall good experience working for Purolator Inc. The normal day would consist of planning classes, facilitating classes, watching operations to recommend improvments to process, and performing a self audits on safety, and training. I learned to become a leader, mentor within the workplace trainers, as well as for new employees. Also I learned – more... the role of a professional/management employee, including the responsibilities. My co-workers and I always tried to keep a positive atomoshere and attitude in the the workplace. Since I did not have a schedule that was strictly days, I found that I would have to work on different shifts. I found this to be challenging when it came to changing my times. The part of the job I enjoyed the most was teaching the process and values of the company, and help coach employee's into the right direction. – less