its ok highly unorganized
Forklift Operator/Material Handler (Current Employee) – Guelph, ON – 20 April 2019
I've been working there for some years now. started off fine then when profit margins started to decrease because of the price raise on the products they decided to lay off the older staffing and some new staffing who was considered problematic. then started to drop extra tasks on the workers who survived the layoff increasing the stress of the workers and team leads. on top of that increasing the speed of production making almost impossible to stay safe in the environment (which is key focus for Nestle), forcing drivers to keep drive faster than they can.
after that management were put on strain from the higher ups to watch for any and everything not much praise given when the "grunts" discover problems and either fixes it or try to get it fixed by someone else.
warehouse management is no better. there is a new manager there who does not support the material handlers at all. barely see this person out on the floor checking on their underlings. and will only talk to you if you do anything wrong being severe or petty and make you beg to keep your job before letting you go back to it.
there is one or two "good" managers there but the rest just push and push for A.I. the ones that push dont care to help 95% of the time, if your palletizer is down because of bad products coming to it causing crashes.
you constantly have to be watching your shoulder because even some of the "grunts" will tell the manager on you if you were found doing something that seems to be unsafe to them, or if you idle too long.
yes the pay is good, the overtime is not forced, benefits follow after being hired full time (at the rate this place is going persons who are new are contract hires and they may not get the full time unless someone who is full time leaves).
on shift and off shift are fair. 4 days on 4 days off rotational days and nights 5:50 to 6:05 be prepared to give up a few weekends each month.
after all these words i didnt emphasize on safety....they are supremely "up the back end" on safety...it is a good thing but they will pick on the small stuff that will seem not to harm you.
gossip is strong there be careful who you talk to. also material handlers (forklift drivers) are always at fault even though it wasnt.
good pay, paid break, partial benefits, employee sales
vacation based on senority, poor management, always on edge