Shred-It

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Very hard work at times.
Driver/Customer Service Rep (Former Employee), Cambridge, ONMay 20, 2014
Pros: straight days business working hours.
Cons: brutal hard work, ignorant customers, ill-fitting uniforms, rules for everything!
Think paper isn't very heavy? Try lifting 200 or more Banker Boxes full of it or large bags that can hold up to 100 lbs of paper and think again. Most times boxes are splitting apart as well, making lifting harder.

Customers are the worst part of the job. They routinely overfill 'console' boxes, jamming them full of paper because they don't want to have to pay for another console. They will pile stuff in front of console forcing you to move their stuff to service it. When they have a 'purge' they will pile up their stuff in basements or other inaccessible areas forcing you to carry stuff outside by hand.

You will often be lied to by customers, they say '10 boxes' you show up and there is 50 or more and you are not scheduled to have enough time to shred them so you fall behind quickly.

And God Forbid if you are dealing with their splitting lidless boxes outside and a few sheets of paper blow away in the wind, that is considered a 'Security Breach' and you will be fired. Even if the customer had truck doors you could have used to keep out of the wind and load more efficiently but they insisted you park outside on a city street on a very windy day.

January 31, 2015

It is just like this, more often than not. Avoid this company unless you really can't find anything better.

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Has potential to improve
Customer Service Representative (Current Employee), East YorkMarch 22, 2015
Pros: good amount of hours and opportunity for overtime
Cons: overworked and understaffed
Shred-it has potential to improve and become a decent place to work at but it appears to suffer due to poor management. The workload has increased significantly, while being understaffed and operating out of an outgrown facility and being provided with either dangerous or unreliable equipment.
Good atmosphere and culture among co-workers
Very physically demanding
reliable hours with available overtime
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horrible place to work! don't waste your time here...
associate (Former Employee), oakvilleJuly 22, 2015
Pros: none
Cons: everything!!
Very low energy, everyone is shoved into little cubicles and you feel like a rat in a maze. Data entry central...boring and zero office morale. There is no direction or feeling of being welcome when you come in as a new hire. If you like to dress nice this is not the place for you, people are wearing flip flops looking sloppy. Management is unethical, treating you like you don't matter. I would not recommend this place to anyone!!!
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horrible place to work
customer service (Former Employee), OakvilleAugust 17, 2015
Horrible place to work! Definitely overworked employees!! Everyone is miserable and the day never ends. 8 to 5 is just too long. Not managed well and the front desk never answers the phone, all the calls get dropped or end up in customer service or customers hang up and probably go to the competition. Thank goodness I am no longer there!!!
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productive and fun
Customer Care Representative (Former Employee), Mississauga, ONNovember 5, 2015
Pros: spirit day at beginning of summer and lunch provided various times during the year
Cons: hours are regular
Cintas was bought out by Shred-it and it continued to be a great environment to work for with the company treating all employees the same from the employees in the plant to the upper management
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Great place to work at, and the staff is supportive and great management
Analyst (Current Employee), Oakville, ONSeptember 24, 2015
Its a great place to work at; the management team is very supportive and there is a potential to grow and advancement from what the other staff has told me. A lot of my co-workers have only said great things about the quality and work life balance at Shred-it.
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Comfortable inviting enviroment.
Inside Sale Executive (Former Employee), CoquitlamApril 20, 2015
I was a temporary but the atmosphere was very welcoming. The individuals working their are pleasant and respectful. The management is on track and resourceful. They listen to the complaints of their customers and their employees. Wish my time their was longer.
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the perfect workplace and environment
Customer Service Rep (Former Employee), Edmonton.June 18, 2012
loved working here, management was excellent and had a lot of trust for employees. The best company i have worked for so far, pay was great, company values was great and words couldn't describe the comfort I felt while working there, like i was part of a family.
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worst working conditions ever
Warehouse clerk (Former Employee), Oakville, ONSeptember 23, 2015
Pros: free coffee
Cons: Long hours, lifting all day long, unprofessional supervisor
-Supervisor is extremely rude, angry all the time and favors his countrymen.
-You can NOT sit down and rest for five seconds. "If you sit down you will be fired'
-Boring job.
-Unhealthy work environment.
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Professional work environment
Production and Materials Control (Former Employee), Oakville, ONAugust 31, 2012
Pros: objective driven
Cons: business very sensitive to economic fluctuations
Shred-it provides a work environment open to the employee to deploy his skills with clear goals but without creating walls around the employee
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Satisfactory Employment with Little Room to Advance
SAP System Analyst (Former Employee), Oakville, ONMarch 5, 2014
Contract work provided good pay and a satisfactory work experience. General morale seemed low. Little room to move; higher positions often outsourced while long-term employees floundered.
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Intense and unbalanced
Inside Sales Executive (Current Employee), Oakville, ONMarch 24, 2015
The potential is good, but this company has just gone through a merger and needs some kinks worked out. Most of my coworkers are great, but there are a couple that are a detriment to the branch as a whole.
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Supportive Co- workers
Accounts Payable Associate (Former Employee), Oakville, ONJune 29, 2015
Really bad place to work, the supervisors and management team are very inefficient. Do not give any respect to the employees and hold personal grudges against them.
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Nice place to work
Client Care Associate (Former Employee), Oakville, ONMarch 23, 2014
Corporate atmosphere. Very quiet. Management and co-workers are always willing to assist you if needed. Very team orientated. Friendly atmosphere.
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Good place to work
Accounts Receivable Associate (Former Employee), Oakville, ONMay 2, 2013
Pros: proximity to my house
Cons: tedious job duties
Good management and great co-workers. I was resonsible for posting cash receipts to the GL
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good job - terrible communication
Customer Service Representative (Former Employee), Cambridge, ONDecember 11, 2013
Pros: hours
Cons: communication
this was an average job in the field. if you got your work done, management was happy.
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Productive and fun workplace with Pool table
Sr. Financial Analyst (Former Employee), Oakville, ONOctober 28, 2013
* Developing and motivated work atmosphere

* Highly enthusiastic and educated cultured co-workers
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Good Team
Accounts Payable Specialist (Former Employee), Oakville, ONJanuary 5, 2015
I like to work in SAP System
Job was very good
Co-worker was supportive
Management was amazing
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Environnement de travail agréable, très physique
Chauffeur (Former Employee), Montréal, QCMarch 16, 2013
Pros: bon bonus
Cons: beaucoup trop d'heure
La journée commence à 6h30, prendre notre route dédier par notre superviseur, la placer de facon à ne pas perdre de temps.
Faire l'inspection du camion, se diriger cher le premier client, aller chercher les documents dans les bureaus d'avoca,notaire, hopital etc, sa peut être une boîte comme sa peut être des sacs en toile fourni par shred-it qui peut peser entre 20 lbs. et 100 lbs., ont dépose les sacs sur un chariot et ont les apporte jusqu'au camion tout en sécurité très important, ont soulève les sacs un à un pour les déposer dans le camion et les déchiqueter sur place.
Faire la facture et passer au prochain client.
J'aime conduire et pour moi c'était très valorisant de conduir un camion.
J'ai acquis une divers expérience et approfondi mes connaissances sur le résau routier, un trés bon sens de l'orientation.
Très bonne ambiance de travail.

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