Distribution Now has been safe, productive, fun, place to work with above average pay and lots of future opportunity
Lead Hand (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 7 May 2018
Distribution Now is an overall positive place if you get the opportunity to work for. I have had the pleasure of being in the Edmonton location for nearly 8 years and parted due to economic changes. during my time i have had multiple learning opportunity in the oil and gas industry stretching from a basic picker to management.
They often prefer people with minimal industry experience and train you up properly. this also is a benefit if you ever want to try out a management position in the future.
one word of caution I would pass on is that it can be a demanding job. be prepared to do overtime and weekend shifts during peak season. with that been said i would also like to say that if you do your time you will be rewarded for it. i would say that Dnow pays there employees above average in the city
management has been mostly a positive impact on me. Its not uncommon to see someone getting out of their office and get down a dirty when the work load demands it. We always work on getting the most efficient results in safest way possible.
Lastly i want to talk about attitude. Even though its a place of business its a very positive and fun place to work. you will find yourself doing activities to bond with others often. Meeting are key in communication and focused on things beyond business, you will find they always touch on a customer service and safety moments as they are also key components to the company.
future job opportunity, above average wage, fun attitude
working long hours and awkward shifts often bleeds into your family/social life
MTR Administrator (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 10 April 2018
Good place to work. The various departments worked well together and communication between management and staff was excellent. Management worked very diligently to ensure there was proper communication between employees and handled all issues good or bad with professionalism and grace.
Warehouse Shipper/Receiver (Former Employee) – Rocky Mountain House, AB – 30 March 2018
Things were good here , learned lots and the people in main office in Edmonton were absolutely a great help. Although there are a few people that could learn the code of ethics. If we are a team they should work as a team!
Operations Manager (Former Employee) – Lloydminster, SK – 19 September 2017
The day usually started around 6:30 am and would beginning by everyone going through freight to prepare for orders that would be going out the door that day. We would also deal stock at this time, by receiving and pitting it away. A big part of the day was the daily cycle count and making sure we had the correct inventory and volume on the shelf to ensure customer needs were being met. Then once the morning rush was over we would ensure that the warehouse was left neat and tidy and ready for what might come next. The place was great to work and the customers that we dealt with everyday we equally great and fun to deal with.
I also completed sales order, did up quotes and followed up with customers, both external and internal to ensure they were receiving the best service possible.
unfortunately the oil down turn is still having an effect our business which has had a very large impact to the bottom line.
Good people to work with.
Not very loyale to employees, its a very large company and you feel a lot like a number
Goal driven, success oriented but relaxed atmosphere.
Q, H, S and E Co-ordinator (Former Employee) – Edmonton Distribution Center – 6 October 2016
I had a very positive experience working along side the management team and with all the staff at DNOW. I would absolutely work there again should the opportunity arise. Cross training is heavily promoted at the distribution center which allows those interested to grow as employees and build their base skill set making them an invaluable asset to DNOW and if they move on they are more desirable on the job market.
Desktop Support Analyst - Canada (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 31 March 2016
A pretty good company to work for, with a diverse amount of people working there. Management were a bit hard-lined about some things, but all in all, good people where I was located. I found the as front line support in IT, getting to work one on one with people to help them get back to their jobs was very satisfying.
Lead Hand, Sales, Mechanic, Fabricator (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 29 March 2016
It was a great place to be until I got laid off due to the drop in the oil market. When we were busy it was a fast paced environment with lots of advancement opportunity. Multiple departments at my location and a great deal of cross-training so that the workload was evened out through the peaks and valleys.
Safe clean environment, free lunches ended when oil prices went down
Inventory Buyer - Procurement (Former Employee) – Edmonton Alberta – 14 October 2015
My biggest learning at this job was adjusting to SAP. In my previous buying position there was less responsibility about our spend, this was overseen by the company we were contracted by. At DNOW we were accountable to some degree for our purchasing. My favourite part of this job and all others was dealing with the people at my stores as well as the camaraderie shared with my co workers.
treated to vendor lunches on occasion, discounted purchases, free coffee, team building gatherings after work
loss in the oilfield economy, created tension in the workplace, lack of job security
Bustling atmosphere with lots of learning oppourtunites
Marketing Administration and Executive Assistant (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 4 March 2015
I entered this Oil and Gas based company ready to learn and that's exactly what I did. This company is very customer service oriented. Coming in to the job, my aim was to improve myself and my skills on paper after spending many years travelling and nurturing my soul. The people I worked with there have been in the industry for a long time so I was able to gain a lot of insight from these people and take on many mentors. I learned a lot about a lot while working there and the new atmosphere and people I worked with showed me many new things and helped guide me toward a higher learning. The customer service role that came with my particular the job were both the best and worst aspects. I am no stranger to customer service, but I was dealing with so many different kinds of people in the oil field as well as internally and externally around the office that I would often run in to new challenges with new people which I faced openly.
Excellent benefits and the ability to take on any new project I wanted to