Labourer (Former Employee) – Cornwall, ON – 26 January 2017
-Typical day at work involved completing the work tasks with a lunch in the middle, nothing special. -They safety tested me, but other than that I was thrown into the job with little knowledge and had to teach myself most things. -I don't even know the name of my supervisors. -Most of the workers were friendly, and the supervisors were as well. Seemed semi-unorganized to me, however. -Monotonous work. -Steep learning curve, but allowed for learning various different manual labor skills.
Awesome co workers, management, friendly environment
Order Picker (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 19 May 2016
Picking orders for 10 hr shift, using vocollect headset and operating powerjacks, the management were so helpful and easy to approach when ever i would need help or assistance in anything,My co workers were super friendly we always looked out for each other as far as production is concerned
Team Member Operations & Maintenance Departments (Former Employee) – Mississauga, ON – 24 November 2015
Working at SCM on a typical day would involve solving a few problems, and thinking on your feet. Anything from overstaffed shifts with not enough machines for everyone to use, to understaffed shifts where I would be required to help in many different operations in order to meet our customers demand.
Working at SCM definitely taught me about time management, and how to efficiently and safely get my task done. Team work was an important part of completing my daily tasks as well, wether it be asking another forklift driver for some help, or working with admin to resolve an inbound freight issue.
Working in a large and fast paced environment means there are a lot of people working with you to get the job done, a normal shift had anywhere from 50-150 people working per day, With so many people working per shift, there is a great dependance on Team work in order to work safely and up to customer standards.
The hardest part of the job would have been trying to fix the inbound freight that was deemed a problem, and was un-receivable. It would require searching the computer systems to find out why and what had happened to make it a problem. The most enjoyable part of my job, was completing tasks in which other Team members had deemed the freight as a problem.
General Labourer (Former Employee) – Cornwall, ON – 22 April 2015
Typical day involved orderfilling product, receiving, shipping and driving forklifts (MHE). I learned almost all the different job functions that were offered in the 8 different production departments. Management and co-workers made the job easy to do. The hardest part about the job was keeping up with the vast amount of changes that were made during the course of the year. The most enjoyable part about the job was learning all that I could and the people.
Benefits, Salary, People
The many changes that occurred during my time there.
AP and Admin Clerk (Contract) (Former Employee) – Mississauga, ON – 14 March 2015
-Very enjoyable day -Most of the hours spent in AP, so I learnt more about AP -I honor the Management team of this company -The first time when I started the new in-house software was little bit hard -Friend circle or co-workers were very nice and cooperative
Former labourer, now an Electrician. Saw the job posting for an Electrician and laughed.
Labourer (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 25 April 2014
You could not pay me enough money to work for these clowns again. The management was superficial and manipulative. They would have these plant meetings where they pretended to address your concerns, but as soon as anything of substance was brought forward, they would shut down the employee/employees responsible. My co-workers were great, but it's hard to enjoy work in the poisonous atmosphere this company fosters. The pace of work was brutal for the money you received, and not worth it in my opinion.
Karma is a funny thing, and a former manager of mine from this godforsaken company actually ended up underneath me as an apprentice. He was scared senseless that I was going to run him through the ringer, or just plain kick his butt, because he knew what a overbearing jerk he'd been. Fortunately for him, I'm a better person than that, and to be honest, had totally forgotten about him. I tend to do that with small people. Anyway, my point here is that this clown was a classic example of the type of management material that exists at SCM. The positive reviews you see on this site are those that haven't pierced the veil yet, and trust me, it takes awhile. I enjoyed the job for awhile until I began to see the lies for what they were. Anyway, the choice is yours, but you've been warned.
Love to work with co workers and making good friends
Order Picker (Current Employee) – Calgary, AB – 17 January 2014
I love to work very friendly with my co-workers and helping them in everything which i can, I learned lot of things where ever I worked, like how to work together as a team and do our best for our customers and company. I am also a Social Club and Go Green Member in my Company from which I learned a lot. I always enjoy my work, it doesn't make any difference to me where I work because I make good relationship with my co-workers.
Warehouse - Inhouse Security - Safety and Compliance
Safety and Compliance Supervisor - Night Shift (Current Employee) – Mississauga, ON – 14 January 2014
Start my day at 1800hrs till 0600hrs. Communication is key in this job and working as a team. Postings are access/control desk (CCTV), patrol (warehouse inside and outside), and gatehouse (in-bounding and out-bounding trailer). I am a supervisor for the night shift team and must make sure that the team is where they should be and that the team is conducting their proper duties accordingly and using proper time management. We as Safety and Compliance must assist the warehouse operations with our support in making sure safety regulations are being followed and we must follow up on any safety related matters as quick and timely as possible, providing enough support so that the productivity of the warehouse stays consistent.
Safety and Compliance is apart of a large warehouse team and its our responsibility to impact the company in a positive way. I enjoy helping or giving others guidance from the knowledge given to me by my training. Safety and Compliance helps the operations with compliance to Safety and also making sure proper documentation is up to date - such as making forklift licence for the drivers, making sure that all trailers that enter our property have been properly screened by our gatehouse Safety and Compliance person, and also screening the warehouse workers with proper bag checks when leaving and/or making sure they are wearing the proper personal protective gear (safety shoes, eye protection, appropriate clothing that won't get snagged on moving parts).
I have learned a lot in the leadership role and its made my confidence stronger because the job forcesmore... me to talk to a diverse group of people and also e-mailing etiquette to important managers that need accurate information, communicated properly and efficiently.
I am looking forward to taking my experiences and training to other fun and exciting jobs.less
This job I am currently in is only for night shift and no other such rotation.
Order Picker (Current Employee) – Calgary, AB – 11 June 2013
for doing a typical day at work. I've learned how to increase my productivity and make my numbers in safety way by the end of the day. management will guide and support all team members inside the warehouse and teach all team members to become more productivity. some of my co-workers are good some is not but all of us wrere friends. hardest part of the job is when you dont follow the MHE Training because it will cost an accident to yourself or to anybody and the most enjoyable part of the job is to work safely, friendly and go home by the end of the day that nothing happens to you.
Order Picker (Former Employee) – Mississauga, ON – 13 March 2013
What I learned on the job is how to drive a MHE - The Crown and Raymond Centreriders. I also learned briefly, how to use an RF Scanner. A typical day at work involved firstly, inspecting the Centrerider for damages, leaks and test driving it before actually beginning to work. Then we would grab out headsets and Vocollects, which is what gave us our orders, and we would inspect those ensuring that they work. We would then hear how many orders we had for the day and we would get to work. I think the management was unfair, biased, and stressful. There was constant stress among the faculty. There was always pressure to perform and hit the quota. The work was getting done at a good speed, but the management was always on our backs. They would pick and choose their favourites to do the "easy" jobs, which didn't actually involve any lifting of any sort. They were completely biased and unfair. My co-workers were fun to be around. Everybody got along nicely and we all shared the same dislike for the management and their ideals. The hardest part of the job would be dealing with the management. We already have physical stress on our bodies constantly lifting up to 50lbs for 8 hours a day and they would place a mental stress on us as well. It was not a good environment to be in. The most enjoyable part of the job was lunch time. That was when we had our breaks and we would converse with each other and play games such as cards or dominoes.