Disorganized and high rate of turnover
Dock Worker (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 20 February 2018
The salary of the job position of dockworker is pretty good, but there are a lot of downsides to this job. It is a cold storage warehouse with temperatures ranging from -5 to -25. New dockworkers are sometimes forced to do inventory in the freezer on a weekly basis of 8-9 hours. It is like working outside in extreme temperatures during winter. The workload is also tremendous and the amount of freight received and shipped should require more employees to be hired. The supervisors I worked under weren't the most friendly individuals either. Management also doesn't allow you to apply for a new shift unless you've been working there for at least six months, and that is only if there are open positions posted. There isn't much room for advancement and upgrading between job positions. I worked here for less than a year and saw quite a few people quit and new people get hired as replacements. All in all, a so so job at best.
workplace culture, conditions and environment