Warehouse Worker (Former Employee) – Burnaby, BC – 1 December 2016
A typical work day at storm tech started with everyone in the warehouse being lead stretches by someone. After the stretches the warehouse works would head to the back of the warehouse where we unloaded a trailer if there was one or counting inventory to make sure we did not have to count as much on the actual day or returning inventory to stock. Management was not great because i asked for time off 10 months in advance and was laughed at plus i was not feeling well and had come into work and they made me feel horrible . Only a small few of my co-workers i enjoyed working with. Most of my co-workers treated me horribly like for example one through a 50 lbs box over my head for no reason or did not let me see the packing list when a shipment came in. Another co-worker screamed at me and made me feel horrible because i had left a pallet jack with a skid in the aisle. The job was not hard at all but the most enjoyable part of the job was hanging out and talking friends. They ended up laying me off because they could not pay me and this all happened after they renovated a new showroom and office space. I would not recommend this place for anyone looking for a full time career and only work here if your new to Canada
received minimum wage and only got a 25 cent raise
Fast paced, multi-task, able to think on your own feet
CSR - Customer Service Representative (Former Employee) – Burnaby, BC – 2 November 2016
During the busy season, phone just won't stop ringing and your day will go by super fast, but in the slow season you can take long vacations and refuel/relax throughout the day. I've learned how to work under stress, being able to work efficiently, proactively, able to multi-task and pay attention to small details. It's a great learning experience, if you can survive there through the busy winter, you can pretty much take the experience and work in any office job. Co-workers are super friendly, chatty, caring. If you ever need help you can just shout out your question and someone beside you will always jump in to help and assist you through the challenge. The hardest part is being able to think on your own feet, if you can't multi-task or do 10 different things at once or have the ability to prioritize things, don't try to go for this department or this job. If you are up for the challenge and is smart then this is definitely the place to go. Great benefits, average salary, can take long vacations in the low season (summer time), and fun co-workers to joke around and hang out after work!
Good benefits, caring co-workers, friendly clients, great discount on apparel
Salary might be low, will need to work OT and under stress
Overall a good place to work but highly possible you will hit the glass ceiling so do not expect anything. Management is too involved with themselves to care enough for their employees' future careers or well-being. They should realize that the employees are the main assets of a company. Too much office politics and prejudices. Co-workers always seem to segregate. The most enjoyable part of the job are enjoying the products, customer, and learning.