WAREHOUSE & DELIVERY DRIVER (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 19 February 2019
They knew I was a student and I was able to get a flexible work week. I started at the bottom, gave some effort and was given opportunities to go further. There are some cool people who work there and I respect those cool people. Sometimes it gets stressful, but what job doesn't?
Poor Warehouse Management, Very Little Opportunity
N/A (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 4 February 2019
I was an employee for nearly 2 years. I was let go for reasons related to personal growth. The management in the warehouse was not particularly motivational, and seemed more focused on what was done wrong than what was done right. Front office staff were wonderful people, and provided a very positive environment. I never had any evidence in front of me that I might be let go, and the opportunities for advancement or change in position over the course of two years were at best few and far between. Those who have not been here for an extended period of time are, as in many places, the most likely to be let go. Job security and advancement, on top of management that seemed to lack the understanding of how employees viewed the workplace were the largest challenges.
Free food when items are written off, Wonderful front office staff.
Lack of advancement opportunities, inexperienced management.
Driver/Delivery (Former Employee) – Vancouver, BC – 30 January 2019
I've tried the position of driver for a short period of time and it was really disappointing. At every shift I had a different problem (no vehicle assigned, problem with the vehicle, etc ) that need to be solved by a manager or a supervisor. I had absolutely no clue who was on service neither the staff in the warehouse and I had to find out on my own where he was on a two story building with no key card to access any section of it. No phone number on the work cell phone to contact any of them. I was waisting so much time at the start of my shift to answer those questions that I could haven invested it in the main purpose of my job. Almost every employees was seems annoy that I asked them to help me. I never received a hello or a smile coming to work. Neither any feedbacks from the management. It have no atmosphere in the company. Also the vehicle could be better maintain. Overall a disappointing experience and I hope they will change how they run their delivery department because it's a chaos. Good luck!
Graveyard packer (Former Employee) – Vancouver, BC – 21 November 2018
not the best job to work at. they withheld my benefits card because of oneidentification that was too unreadable for them that I couldn't even get replaced because I was working nights. isn't worth the stuff they put you through and they now have implemented a new system that has current employees overworking themselves and they're just losing money left and right. they call in temporary workers and are so desperate to keep people that most are not learning from their mistakes and not up to the standard they say they want for speed of packing and they still keep them on. most of the day time staff is older employees that have been working there for years and get upset at the smallest changes including if they are put in the fridge instead of the station they want to be at. there's been issues with one of the older employees who is literally just ignored whenever he does something that makes a newer employee uncomfortable and most of the management just avoids talking to him. they don't take care of their employees and if you want any decent discounts it's for their already expired be fresh salads and meals. 13$ an hour is not enough for this job and the only people being paid a decent wage are management and the people who have been there for 10+ years. everyone is unhappy and overworked.
Marketing (Current Employee) – Vancouver – 13 September 2018
The company is very committed to causing a positive impact on the world, in an industry mostly focused on scraping profits and hiding food waste...SPUD is a place you can be yourself and thrive - all sorts are welcome and different perspectives are encouraged! It's a rapidly growing company that is super exciting to be a part of. It's also really cool how much SPUD hires / promotes from within, many of our coworkers in the office in the office started in the warehouse, delivery team, or in customer service. Upward mobility is very much a thing here.
Salaries are not high compared to other companies, but that is to be expected - big corporations that suck to work at have to bribe you with $$, but it's really fun working at SPUD so that isn't needed here. As a small(ish) company sometimes you have to take on more than your job title, but depending on who you are that can be a good or bad thing. You have to work hard to not tons of money, but at the end of the day you go home satisfied you're making a positive impact on the world.
Overall this is way more rewarding than my last job which was super corporate and evil!
Promotes from within, tons of opportunity to grow, on-the-job training, good benefits after 90 days, and 20% discount on food isn't too bad either!
Smallish company, so sometimes take on more than your job title
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.