ContainerWorld Forwarding Services Inc
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Decent (union) warehouse job if full-time status

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For a warehouse job, the wage is decent to great if you stay long enough for full time status. Starting out you unload full container by hand to build onto pallets. Next you do order picking.

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Can be moved from days to nights, Back and forth, Long time employees or “lifers” could become annoying at times
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Worst company to work for. Lot of politics and toxix workplace with people favouring others above you. Most horrible decision to join this company which has no growth always has budget issues and lays off staff whenever they like

Pros

Worst

Cons

Politics ..no transit
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Stressful, poor management, entitled employees

Good wage but that's about it.. no work/life balance, poor management, entitled employees, company hires too many family members and couples creating a bullying environment similar to high school. No HR. High drama. Last minute schedule for anyone part-time

Pros

Wage..eventually

Cons

Stressful
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Great and supportive people to work with

From top management to lowest level employees there is a wonderful collaborative culture. If you want to learn new skills, you can not find a better company to do this.
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Hard Work poor Management.

Hard work, long days. job can be fun in the summer delivering to bars and clubs, but the work was hard and often had high expectations for delivery with not option to bring calls back. the routing was poor but they had some nice fleet trucks and some rentals. Although your direct delivery supervisor is the epitome of who you know, not what you know, the company takes care of its employees with annual Christmas parties, and paid driver meetings, at least they try.

Pros

OK pay for the work, Christmas parties.

Cons

long days, heavy work poor management.
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Sad demise

This was once a great company to work for. Great management, strong team and lots of fun events and perks. Sadly those days are long gone. It has been very disappointing and heartbreaking for some long term employees who once loved their jobs. The only staff paid well are warehouse workers. Office staff and supervisors are VERY underpaid and overworked. Changes in management have unfortunately left this company unrecognizable and impossible to work for. No support, no assistance, no bonuses, very minimal raises on already low wages, no job security and no respect make very unhappy workers and a very negative environment.
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Soul crushing

It's exceedingly frustrating working at Container World. Most of the supervisors are not very good and don't know what they're talking about. The union is terrible, and only seems to exist to gouge the employees. The only good part is the pay and availability of overtime.
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Fast paced and fun place to work at

Had to coordinate with BC Liquor Board and Alberta Gaming & Liquor Commission to receive the Purchase Orders and then liaise directly with the farms and logistics providers in getting the orders ready and shipping it in time to meet the stipulated arrival times given by the liquor boards. Had to make sure all the shipment and customs paperwork was processed timely and accurately. Got to enhance my knowledge about the wine and beverage industry and learn about the imports into British Columbia and Alberta. Also got an opportunity to directly deal with international wine exporters from all over the world. The management was very professional and well trained to oversee all the different aspects of shipping, bonded storage and distribution. A good workplace culture with open door policy and fun loving colleagues and managers. The hardest part of the job was to ensure all the orders make it in time during the annual Vancouver Wine Festival which is held during February/March and it is a challenge to coordinate the shipments during severe weather conditions when even the shipping carriers have space constraints and limitations to meet the time deadlines. The most enjoyable and gratifying part of the job was that every shipment had a different challenge and I got an opportunity to test all my past work and customer service skills to meet the challenges and successfully complete the tasks.
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Productive and fun place

It is a nice place for me and others to work totally engaged forced motivating and focus on workforce interest and good compensation more benefits unionized environment

Pros

Paid break

Cons

Nothing
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As a supervisor you are in the crossfire between Union and management

Work / Life balance was good Salary and benefits was above average. Job security was okay but have seen people being let go. union is such a nightmare that you tend to rethink is the unionized environment is only for the betterment of the employees under the union, they always have a way out of any situation even if it is a solid mistake committed by the employee.

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Work / Life balance, Salary and benefits

Cons

everything else and most importantly the unionized militant culture.
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Very Intense and stressful emviroment

There is a lot to learn in this company. This can be rewarding but also stressful at times as there are almost no SOP and processes in place. The computers system is also quite hard navigate. Good place for people that like insanely fast environment.

Pros

Great learning ground

Cons

Very confusing operations
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Growing Company

A company who grows in size every year and continues to aim for excellence. Great staff and endless overtime available. Equipment is kept safe and in good working order.
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Distrustful, Incompetent, and full of drama...

Managers are awful, warehouse workers left unsupervised. Clients product often shipped dirty, broken, even shipped to wrong warehouses. Workers that get fired often come back as temps through employment agencies.

Pros

Free lunches

Cons

Incompetence, lack of responsibility, poor customer service
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I worked there only 2 days.

I was working to a Temp Agency, so I had work for Container World Forwarding Services Inc. only 2 days. Looks like a good company to work for, a friend of mine works there.
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Bullying , Harrased , Rude .... all in the same building.

Bad environment , some of the people are just real bad energy .. so it is not really a place one will enjoy at all because it is hard to get along with the older employees ... some has real attitude issues .
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Average job

The salary and benefits are minimal since they are aiming for new graduates. Everyone is very approachable and easy to talk to about any issues you may have, but I don't see any real advancement possible. The notoriety of overturn is well-known throughout.

Pros

Free food occasionally

Cons

Pay is lower than average and not a lot of room for advancement.
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Challenging and fun work place atmosphere

Fast paced work days, lot's of opportunities to get hands on management experience. Friendly workplace culture and very supportive management. Enjoyable lunch hours and walking groups.
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great group of people to work with

Low salary, however good people to work with. Changing personnel everyday based on schedule made team building difficult at times

Pros

good working enviroment

Cons

commute
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Great

Great work place and enjoy working. very supportive management. Employees efforts and potential are always noticed and given the credit. Being a logistics, growth as a retail planner can get limiting

Pros

Great

Cons

Limited growth
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Fast pace enviroment

Nice company to work for if you like the warehouse, freight forwarding and distribution industry specialized in the beverage business.
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