Am sorter (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 16 January 2018
Night shift was great lots of work and overtime offered, pay was great, holidays were always ridiculously busy, could be in your own world and just work away, or be outgoing and it make the nights fly by .
Sorter (Former Employee) – Ontario – 15 January 2018
I had one of my worst working experiences ever in my career with Purolator. Not only is the work environment completely unsafe in certain stations, and probably committing several labour board violations, but the management is terrible. Not just terrible, but dumbfoundingly disrespectful and ignorant. They treat you like garbage and expect the world. They are rude and ignorant to you on a daily basis, except for their select favourite employees. I honestly dont know how they are managers and why Purolator accepts this behaviour. I took it because I want to advance up to a courier position and make a career with Purolator. So I paid my dues. I worked VERY hard to prove myself. But after less than 2 months, half way through our shift, the manager comes up to me, and my co worker who started with me, and says "so, you're probably getting laid off. Not sure when." I was dumbfounded. This location is very busy and we were barely keeping up as it was. I'm an extremely hard worker and was friends now with my co workers, who are equally upset. When I asked him why, he says "well we don't have to keep you past 3 months." When I asked him when for sure I'd be getting laid off so I could look for a new job, after turning down offers for this job, he shrugs at me and walks away. That's just an example of how disrespectful these people are and how little they care about you. Do yourself a favour a work for a better company that will treat you like a person.
Ignorant and disrespectful management, dangerous non safe work environment, Don't care about their employees, and much much more
Customer Service (Current Employee) – Montréal, QC – 28 November 2017
Pay is above average, work is routine & monotonous. Office is bland but comfortable. Unionized environment means there's little room for advancement for new employees. Managers seem too comfortable maintaining status quo and resist change.
AM Sorter (Former Employee) – Dartmouth, NS – 24 November 2017
They advertise that it is a great place to work for, but in all reality the only perk to this place was the wage. The job is nothing like they tell you it is, training isn't great and the hiring process is extremely long and tedious.
Purolator cashier/package receiver/organiser (Former Employee) – Quesnel, BC – 21 November 2017
On a typical day at work, there was a large list of responsibilities such as opening the store, receiving the daily package shipment and logging them, making close to 100 phone calls a day and signing out packages to nearly 100 customers daily. As well as answering the phone and making outgoing shipments, the clothing/consignment store next door required daily upkeep and organisation.
As the only employee, I learned to deal with unpleasant customers and a heavy workload on my own with the occasional help from the manager as well as debit and other technology related troubles.
Management was great and the owner of the location kept things easy and tidy and helped the learning process go smoothly.
The hardest part of the job was; as a lone employee; taking on multiple stores and customers all at once. Line ups started off as stressful as they were always stretched out the door but as the days went by the job became easier.
Shockingly enough, the most enjoyable part of the job was organising the consignment store and growing to deal with rude or unpleasant customers, dealing with these types of people is really easy and entertaining for me and it helps me deal with situations in the workplace.
Sorter (Current Employee) – Vulcan Rd – 14 November 2017
Life with low pay at government owned Purolator means you gotta stay home more. Like doing jail time with hard labour. You have to wear prison orange at all times, stay within the barbed fence compound, and behave yourself under video surveillance, with a daily shake down at security with metal detectors, and X-ray, etc.
Clerical Work (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 3 November 2017
Sort packages by size and Air or Ground for shipping, collects, process clients info from packages into the system before bagging it for mailing, make sure that all the clients info in our system is accurate.