I worked in several departments from order picking, receiving and VMI. A typical day was pick up the the customer order sheet, go to the location and pull the quantity of the item ordered. Input all issues into the computer and print paperwork and shipping labels. I would then box, skid and wrap items and send to shipping department. The workplace culture is good. most people get along with everyone, however the job can be stressful. The hardest part about the VMI department was the tight deadlines to get the product to the customer and the constant rushes that had to get out right away. The most enjoyable part of the jobs was working with some really good people and always busy.
Branch manager (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 23 July 2017
Worked here for ten years and was unceremoniously laid off ON my ten year anniversary. (Best thing to happen in retrospect) Salaried employees will work twice the amount of paid time. Sales people will kill themselves trying to meet unrealistic targets. Upper management is SO out of touch. The company itself is constantly being sold to corporations who clean house when they take over. Fellow employees were usually good. It's a very male dominated company and the Good Ole Boys club is in full effect. Women are administrative. Men are management with few exceptions.
Manager (Current Employee) – Winnipeg, MB – 22 April 2017
Solid place to work with a good environment for training and advancement. All staff take a min of 40 hours training each year but are encouraged to do more. Lots of senior staff there to teach the business. Strong social club that holds events and also a baseball team. They are always looking to add strong team players to the group.
Account manager (Former Employee) – Toronto – 19 January 2015
Very very disorganized Little to no training or assistance Management was misleading, unrealistic and always looking for ways to undermine the employees' every move. Co-workers were the greatest part of going to work. They understand the delusional operations of the company and despised the incompetent management.