1-800-GOT-JUNK? Employee Reviews

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Un environnement pour grandir et acquérir un bagage incroyable
Directeur des opérations (Current Employee) –  Longueuil, QC25 May 2018
Une équipe de gagnants. Une culture d'entreprise favorisant la croissance personnelle.
Des valeurs basées sur le communication et l'entraide et le dépassement de soi.
Work hard, play hard and celebrate your wins...
C'est notre façon de voir les choses.
Chaque journée est une aventure, et vous avez une reconnaissance incroyable de 90% des clients.

Meilleur job a vie.
Pros
L'ambiance de travail, flexibilité des horaires, reconnaissance des clients
Cons
Des lieux de travail parfois inusités / hrs de travail parfois imprevisibles
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Unreliable fulltime workplace
Field team member (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON22 May 2018
At 1-800-GOT-JUNK? You got a lot of great guys to work with in the field. Hard working great and nice personalities, the truck team guys are the only positive other then that, when you first start the management looks nice but once you finish probabtion its a different story. You get paid $11-12/hr (which should not be allowed) depending on you're position with profit share which sometimes isn't much and does not bring your hourly wage that much higher. Management doesn't listen to you. You work 4 days a week with hard hours and long hours and sometimes you have non-paid on call shifts more times in a week then shifts you actually work, even if you are full-time you may not get the hours you should get for full-time work.
Can't make money on slow days. And have to deal with things such as bed bugs and working in bad weather, holidays and all trucks are just dirty old trucks.
You find out a day before what hours you work and never know what time you will finish. Schedule is random and rotating.
No benefits until after 1 year.
Pros
Great group of truck workers
Cons
Long hours, bad management, bad scheduling and set up.
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Great Place to Work
National Account Manager (Current Employee) –  Vancouver, BC17 May 2018
Great place to work -- lots of career advancement opportunities for driven individuals. They give you the tools you need not only to do your job well, but to develop yourself personally and professionally.
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Great Place to Work
Regional Manager (Current Employee) –  West Coast17 May 2018
Great place to work!

I work about 50% of the year in the field supporting the franchise community and I can't say enough on how strong of a positive culture is. Whether is be working in sales, franchise support, truck teams, being an owner or corporate sides of this business there are great people everywhere. This business is really all about personal and professional growth.

Owners really care about staff, being a Truck Team Member is a GREAT full or part time job in regards to having autonomy, making money and being a part of a deep culture.
Pros
Progressive culture
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Team work makes the dream work
VP, Operations (Current Employee) –  Vancouver, BC14 May 2018
1-800-GOT-JUNK? continuously strives to build a culture of collaboration and teamwork designed to set and achieve goals. We work hard & we play hard.
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Motivating and Driven Place to Work
Vice President (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON4 May 2018
You will see and hear "it's all about the people" and this is true. Performance matters and just as important is the support and development to help you achieve your goals. The company is growing fast but anyone you ask will take the time to help. The atmosphere makes you strive to be better in your role and in life.
Pros
Open atmosphere, opportunity for growth and promotions, amazing to go to work where everyone is happy and loves what they are doing.
Cons
Honestly I could not come up with a con. The leadership team is amazing, open, approachable and everyone that works in the company is supportive and fun to be around.
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Awesome Culture!
Product Management (Current Employee) –  Vancouver, BC4 May 2018
1-800-GOT-JUNK? is a great place to work because it's all about the people! I've made some of my closest life long friends working at 1-800-GOT-JUNK? and have also worked with some of the most talented people anywhere. Bottom line is great people attract great people. And all of those great people help to drive an awesome culture - how many offices do you know of where they do tours for other companies to show what makes their culture so great? We do that. And it's also a fantastic place to learn and grow; there are a ton of opportunities for great people and so much to learn. I definitely recommend 1-800-GOT-JUNK? as a fantastic place to work!
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Not a career, horrible management
Driver (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON25 April 2018
Do you like being treated like a number, taking on liability such as parking tickets, broken down trucks and anything else the company can blame you for and also having management talk to you like a 7 year old constantly? Then this is the job for you. The guys that work here are the only saving grace, other than that be prepared to have terrible management blame you for everything that goes wrong, trucks constantly breaking down which eats into your commission based pay and having to still lift fridges and pull-out couches out of basements all day. Long hours too! Highly not recommended at least for the Toronto franchise. Also in the slow months which is 30% of the year they will cut your days from 4 to 2 almost on a weekly basis!!!
Pros
Decent pay some weeks, nice employees
Cons
Terrible management, high liability ($100 parking tickets), bad company culture
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Great culture, and a boss that cares
Lead Hand/Supervisor (Current Employee) –  Abbotsford, BC23 March 2018
I've been with the company 2+ years and have enjoyed it thoroughly. The days fly by and the work balances out evenly between hard jobs and simple ones. The culture is everything. I've never had a job before that I didn't dread going to before Got Junk. The work changes day to day, you're never in the same place and it gives you a good work out. I couldn't ask for more.
Pros
Always something to do, the day flies by
Cons
Sometimes gross, long hours
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Great Group of People
Sales and Customer Service Team Member (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON13 April 2017
Great group of guys at got junk. All ready to put in a hard days work to earn an honest coin. A management team that really strives to provide the resources you need to thrive.
Pros
Junk Events
Cons
garbage
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This place is amazing
Inbound Sales Agent/outbound NPS collector (Former Employee) –  Vancouver, BC22 March 2017
I left the Junktion because I wanted to move to Victoria. If I am ever back in Vancouver, I would go back to the Junktion without a moment's hesitation.

There is plenty of opportunity for advancement and everyone is great to work with.
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Was up Southbay..
Top trucker (Current Employee) –  Southbay5 February 2017
1-800-GOT-JUNK? Has a culture unlike any other. Looking for a free gym membership and get Customer service skills. And enjoy being out side. This is the job for u..If u can't work hard this isn't for u.. Great training.
Pros
Make your own schedule be your own boss.
Cons
Labor intensive
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It's fun
Truck Team Member (Current Employee) –  Santa Clara5 February 2017
It's a new experience every day. It's not perfect but it has an awesome culture. To live in the Bay Area, wish the wage was more suitable to the location.
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Strong Culture, Fun and Friendly Place to Work
Operations Manager (Current Employee) –  Silicon Valley3 February 2017
Working for 1800-Got-Junk has been fantastic. You are not just a number on a piece of paper with this company, they take the time to learn and invest in their employees. If you come to work and put you best foot forward everyday, it does not go unnoticed. I started with 1800-Got-Junk over a year ago and in that time I have worked up from a Truck Team Member to one of the Managers of Operations.

There are a lot of freedoms with 1800-Got-Junk, you see your bosses a couple of times a week and other than that you are out in the field meeting new people and making possible life long relationships with other employees or even the clients you are dispatched to service.

The hardest part of this job would simpily be the manual labor aspect, from time to time you will come across a Service that puts your body to the test, Though no matter how hard the job is, you know in an hour or two you will be back in your truck getting a nice break on your way to the next client.

The most enjoyable part of the job for me would be the fact you rarely go to the same places twice, you are seeing fresh faces and environments on a day to day basis. We get to be out in the field enjoying the day in a way you wouldn't be able to in other professions.
Pros
Great work environment, strong culture, daly adventures
Cons
Long hours depending on season, manual labor
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Great employees, Fantastic boss!
Truck Driver/Labourer (Current Employee) –  Edmonton, AB3 February 2017
1-800-got-junk is a good place to work, it keeps you active and helps you make new friends from the different jobs that you go too.It is awesome to be working outside all the time and helps you keep in shape by lifting and physical activity.
Pros
physical work, outdoors, great staff
Cons
early days, price
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Great employees, Fantastic boss!
Truck Driver/Labourer (Current Employee) –  Edmonton, AB3 February 2017
great way to stay physically fit,Learning how to interact with customers while also respecting there home or place of business. There is a responsibility on the employees to be a respectful person. This is a fast pace enviroment with little to no supervision. The tough situations are when customers argue with price, or dont understand the expenses of the business. Really enjoyable job as you are essentially you run your own truck and work outdoors!
Pros
physical work, outdoors, great staff
Cons
early days, price
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Great place to work! Friendly staff and boss
Manager (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB3 February 2017
Working at 1-800-Got-Junk? is a fun, exciting place to work. You typically go to 5-6 homes to remove anything from couches or freezers all the way to a hot tub.

As long as you ask the manager you are able to keep anything you think you want which is a great benefit!

I thoroughly enjoy going to peoples home and talking with diverse customers!
Pros
Meeting friendly customers at each job. New scenery each job!
Cons
Unknown work schedule
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Energetic and enjoyable working atmosphere
Team Leader (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB3 February 2017
The work place is somewhere I enjoying coming to on a daily basis. All my co-workers are great individuals and enjoying working with them. The job is a labour job, with an element of sales. I really like the opportunity to talk to clients. Work gets slow in the winter, however the summer months are always busy and the hours are plentiful.

This is a great opportunity to get your foot in the door to get beginning sales experience.
Pros
Free lunch hours
Cons
no existing benefits
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Great work environment, friendly staff!!
Truck Driver/Operator (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB3 February 2017
A typical day of work consists of going to usually about 5 or 6 different locations, you get to meet some very interesting characters and see the inside workings of some pretty big companies. Management is very good at keeping people on schedule and are very friendly and helpful. The hardest part of working here i would say is having to leave this job for school. The things i enjoyed most was working with friendly and caring co-workers.
Pros
lots
Cons
none
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Work Hard, Play Hard
TTM and Ops Manager (Former Employee) –  Silicon Valley, CA1 February 2017
This job is not for everyone, but it is amazing if you can handle it. The atmosphere and culture are second to none, and you will have fun!

The cons:

Hard work. Manual labor that requires at least some level of fitness.

Long hours. Depending on how busy and what season, the hours can be long.

Dirty. You will get dirty. If you do not like doing laundry, this job is not for you.

The pros:

Culture. The culture is everything for this job. TTMs (Truck Team Members) have tons of fun bonding with fellow TTMs and customers. This job builds real friendships. I am no longer an employee and live 3 times zones away and still talk to my old co-workers. People skills and customer service are very important for team members to possess, thus, everyone is outgoing and fun.

Management. The upper management cares about it's employees and goes to great lengths to make sure employees are safe and happy.

Stress relief. Having a bad day? Stressed out? Smash some junk in a truck and release some endorphins. You will feel better.

Perks. Coffee and snacks were always available at the office to fuel you for the work day. If you need an end table to really tie your living room together, you can and will find a nice one that someone else does not want.

Upward Mobility; If you prove that you are reliable, smart, and a go-getter, you will have the opportunity to move up to positions with more responsibility. This is a true meritocracy.

The bottom line is, if you are willing to work hard and do your job correctly, you will flourish with your Junk family. Look forward to a
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