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1-800-GOT-JUNK? Careers and Employment

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About the company

  • CEO
    Brian Scudamore
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  • Founded
  • Company size
    1,001 to 5,000
  • Revenue
    $130m to $650m (CAD)
  • Industry
    Personal Consumer Services
  • Headquarters
    Vancouver, Canada with fr...
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Crew Leader, Truck Team Member and Trainer in Ontario
on 2 August 2022
Good workout.
Long hours. Heavy labour most of the time. People you work with in the trucks are all great. Management is pretty good for the most part. Learn a lot of valuable skills working here.
Manutentionnaire in Brossard, QC
on 21 September 2022
solide employeur
j'ai de grand plaisir a travailler ici je me sens a ma place
Truck Team Member in Metro Vancouver, BC
on 10 September 2022
Real chill environment (both work and coworkers)
Really good company to work for, nice people,lots to learn(from training/actual jobs/sales and marketing/business management/environmental awareness/social studies) lots of work out too. Make sure to refresh your math (proper and mixed fractions/ geometry) and your science (physics/ecology..even psychology) for these will come in handy later on specially with your haulage and sales/even tipping) 'out- of-this- junk-world' scenarios..also if you are not that accustomed and/or physically conditioned for some(potentially) intense manual work out of a job, these brain formulas can definitely be of some good use as alternative to strength and stamina in terms of problem solving and hauling challenges..at least until those cuts and guns pop out for some real muscle work. The hardest part of this job is out and out hating it yet so in denial or just having no other option but to keep doing while hating it. That's really tough...I guess this applies as to any other job. Difference is, easier to tell in this job I reckoned, and the effects at times can be,somehow reflected on your work performance and attitude,which at some point either becomes contagious or perceived to be cohesive or resembling to your clueless,honest-to-goodness coworker, or you as a team per se, it can be generic or influential even and having the tendency to ultimately just go downhill from there. Not fair for anybody, not you, nor your partner,nor the company you represent nor,most of all,your customer who'd be expecting a topnotch professional service as to what she will be guaranteed with, soon as she requests for the use of your service,a promise that would be read or heard several times during her inquiry and booking process, and could possibly be the exact same reason why you will be knocking at her door and take the opportunity to manage the business with her, fulfill that promise, with some wiggle room most of the time to up sell,re pitch, re assess or even exceed and go beyond her expectations. 95% of customers I have personally dealt with were reasonably lenient and genuinely understanding..and closed our deals with their so gracious hearts and generous rewards. So tip of advice, once you're done with your test flight/ride along/shadow training or whatnot, be honest with yourself and your choices upfront. Sleep it off- but don't sleep in. Take it or leave it. Trust me, most of those people who were indecisive and hesitant and in denial at this stage..almost always end up in trouble sooner than later. . Best perk of this job is -as most of the junklads' review/feedback- agree on, is the constant changing,continuous flow, endless treasure hunt of all things that- once was of interest,currently interests,may interest,could interest,never thought of or a real off chance on having the slightest interest for whatsoever..until you did .. Or just a spur of the moment, instant inspiration in accumulating random stuff substantial enough to crown you as the next Hoarder star on TV and earn some extra dollars on your days off sitting at home. Best part is, at no cost at all. And plus, if you wake up the next day all buzzed out and confused why you had to drag a brand new solar powered lawn mower into your 13th floor condo bedroom..all you have to do is drag it right back into the truck and pretend it never happened. It was a real great experience and a truly remarkable, significant part of my life working for this company doing this job. Had so much fun and adventure, countless knowledge and skills acquired and developed,so many friends and thousands of people met along the way. I had so much fun working for more than 13 years..much so much I hardly felt I was working..until I got fired. Hah! Fair 'nuff..it was time for me to go anyways. Still...9/10! Priceless! Glory to junkgods y'all!P.S. DON'T plan anything after work even schedule promises a short day early on. junkgods are very unpredictable.
Driver/Labourer in Edmonton, AB
on 29 August 2022
All the managers are terrible
They try to suck out as much money as possible from there employees, don’t care about employees safety or health in anyway, no room for advancement, and back breaking work when you can get payed a lot more at better places
Assistant Manager/Trainer in Nanaimo, BC
on 28 July 2022
Customers are great but management is inconsiderate
I’ve been with the company for 1 year and 5 months. And made my way from Navigator(lowest position) to Jr Operations Manager(middle high position). If you can trust any review you can trust mine as I used to be a huge believer in this company but started to see the major flaws and how they take advantage of there workers.The company sells you on a lie that you start out making $18.00/hr but in reality your wage is $16.00/hr. You make tips, and if you have enough work and the customers are generous you’ll practically be living off what you make in tips. One of the largest bonuses is that you get to take hope anything you find on the job site, but good luck getting anything because management hogs all the nice items for themselves. Many of us were forced to bring the items home or hide them in are cars. Hours fluctuate constantly, but you’ll never work more than 4 days in a week. Average 2 week hours is between 60 to 69 hours. Management makes sure to send you home early if no work in on the schedule for the day. Not to mention if you want to go on holiday for a week good luck getting scheduled in for 4 days a week again as they will just reduce your shifts out of spite. There is no safety procedures or videos they show to safely handle hazardous goods. I found myself many times in dangerous environments such as aspectos, bat/rat poo, and homeless shelters full of needles and expected to get the job done. If you made good revenue that day they wouldn’t mind, but if your numbers weren’t so good management would try and force it on you. Truck team members are great guys for the most part, the company doesn’t keep an employee for more than a month before they quit or are fired. I used to train all the new employees and probably saw someone leave at least once a month. The worst it got was recently when I saw four people quit in 2 weeks including myself. Overall, if your looking for a summer job I will recommend it because you can furnish your whole house with the things you find, and it looks surprisingly good on a resume. But if your the vast majority just trying to make a full time living look somewhere else, your wasting your time on this one.

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