Fairly laid back but often disorganized in warehouse
Delivery Driver (Current Employee) – Vancouver, BC – 28 June 2018
Fairly high turnover rate of warehouse staff and delivery staff. Although some delivery drivers have been there for many years, lately the newer drivers don't stick around very long. Warehouse staff are often behind schedule and under staffed which is frustrating for drivers as 2-3 hour backlogs can be common.
Warehouse Associate (Current Employee) – Vancouver, BC – 15 March 2018
Easy work space because of very approachable management. they are super understanding of personal time needed off and are very flexible to your schedule and what you need. also willing to adapt the job according to your physical needs
Department Manager (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 18 December 2017
Hope nobody takes a job there your treated like idiots management are awful they don't have a clue how to run a company if you decide to take a job you'll soon find out if you have an opinion your out the door
Delivery Driver (Current Employee) – Calgary, AB – 12 November 2017
SPUD is a sustainable company that is focused on local and organic produce delivery to client's homes. I've had a good rapport with the other employees in that company and the clients are always pleased with SPUD.
Fun place to work with a changing scenery everyday.
Delivery Driver (Current Employee) – Calgary, AB – 9 October 2017
A typical day as delivery driver involves: -helping the warehouse finish the packs -loading your pack, as well as other drivers -collecting invoices and logging into route on work phone -delivering all orders within a time limit -sorting bins that were picked up from previous weeks
The hardest part of the job is driving in the winter at tough locations, and being able to locate all deliveries.
Office (Former Employee) – Vancouver, BC – 19 September 2017
I worked at SPUD for about 3 years.
The best parts were the people, and the business itself, because it's something that I care about, and I liked being around similar people. I also liked the casual environment, opportunities to grow/transfer, and the growth was exciting to be part of. It's definitely a start up environment, so best for millennials, or someone who works well in that type of set up.
What wasn't ideal was the lack of space, and a higher salary couldn't have hurt.
Packaging (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 14 September 2017
Worked here for 6-7 months- they will offer you pay that is barely better than minimum wage (currently offering just shy of 14, when the minimal wage is 13.70) to bust your butt all day, management is contemptuous and rude, no opportunity for advancement and everyone is always on edge.
Some of the coworkers are cool
Hours are unreliable, management is lazy and smug, cold environment, not enough pay for hard work
Packer (Current Employee) – Vancouver, BC – 9 October 2016
I've been with Spud for over two years. Number one, they do not take advice from they're employes, and they claim they do so. Some of us have lots of experience working with high production facilities. Why not listen? Instead, they continue on their way ignoring good advice and ignore "other" ideas. They seem to be complacent in their own ideas and remind me of a pyramid scheme . It's all about , sell,sell,sell . Employees come and go, they never seem to wonder why. I've seen many come and go, and have heard many suggestions, but all fall on deaf ears, as they act like they are the smartest
Purchasing Manager (Former Employee) – Vancouver, BC – 2 October 2015
A good place to work. I reported to a particularly supportive Manager who exhibited great faith in his subordinates despite having a massive workload. Excellent staff. Day to day operations were very hectic and slightly confused due to being a new, cutting edge type of company.
Warehouse (Former Employee) – Calgary Alberta Canada – 12 July 2013
Typical day was anything but typical, something always goes wrong. I learned to tolerate people who should not be employed. Management was incompetent at best. Hardest part was simply keeping a positive attitude despite when things went wrong. Most enjoyable part was meeting some interesting people that worked there over the years, despite their poor work ethic.
Purchasing Manager (Former Employee) – Vancouver BC – 21 April 2013
The owner would say good morning to each individual staff everyday. I learned that not only can each department work as a team but the whole company. The most enjoyable part of the job was building relationships with suppliers.