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Brutal. Exhausting. Avoid.
Driver/Delivery (Current Employee) –  Vancouver, BC20 May 2018
First the positive: the people there are pretty awesome.

However if you don’t want to be very underpaid compared to industry standard for a more brutal workload, death of a work/life balance, and unrealistic expectations, I would avoid.

It’s not a driving job. It’s’more of a haul heavy bins every few feet job and also a garbage man position, having to take and clean out other people’s used bins full of trash.

And the expectation as to what you can get done per hour isn’t realistic, especially downtown.

You don’t get a set off time, so good luck making plans and keeping them. And lunch breaks? HA!

Run.
Pros
Flexible schedule for days off
Cons
No off time. No breaks. Brutally physical. Poor pay.
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One of the filthest kitchen ever.
Production Worker (Current Employee) –  Vancouver, BC28 March 2018
Do not work in there commissary kitchen it is by far one of the filthest I've ever seen..and this is a production kitchen.. especially the dish\prep area.
Pros
Free lunch
Cons
Tight work environment
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very good workspace
Warehouse Associate (Current Employee) –  Vancouver, BC15 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
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not a good place to work
Department Manager (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON18 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
Pros
none
Cons
very short hours
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AP Clerk (Former Employee) –  Vancouver, BC1 December 2017
High Turn Over and Unprofessional People
Worst IT Issues
Dogs and Food in Office, But No Janitors
3 Male and Female Toilets for 100 People
100-year-old AP Manual Process
A lot of papers
Pros
Fresh Products
Cons
All
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Delivery Driver (Current Employee) –  Calgary, AB12 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.
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Fun place to work with a changing scenery everyday.
Delivery Driver (Current Employee) –  Calgary, AB9 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.
Pros
On your own all day
Cons
Solitary work
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good place to work if your values are aligned
Office (Former Employee) –  Vancouver, BC19 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.
Pros
discount, free fruit, employees, growth
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Overworked, underpaid, management are rude
Packaging (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB14 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.
Pros
Some of the coworkers are cool
Cons
Hours are unreliable, management is lazy and smug, cold environment, not enough pay for hard work
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Not a receptive or creative environment
Packer (Current Employee) –  Vancouver, BC9 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
Pros
Free fruit
Cons
A high volume environment with out care to detail
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Cheerful but hectic workplace
Purchasing Manager (Former Employee) –  Vancouver, BC2 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.
Pros
Benefits, staff discount.
Cons
Loud and hectic envira=onment.
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Great place to work
Customer Care & Business Development Expert (Current Employee) –  Calgary31 March 2014
Spud is a fast growing organics delivery service in Calgary. High volume work day with lots of praise from clients. Great management and even greater co-workers.
Pros
Lots and lots of free fruit and vgetables
Cons
High volume work
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Has its pro's and con's.
Warehouse (Former Employee) –  Calgary Alberta Canada12 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.
Pros
Free food
Cons
Incompetent management and employees.
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The staff supports each other and work as a team.
Purchasing Manager (Former Employee) –  Vancouver BC21 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.
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