I didn’t realise how bad it was until I got out, the max exodus of staff should have been a warning sign, but as things got worst and worst during my last years I started to think that this is what a job is, the pressure was crushing, numerous staff went on stress leave and never came back, I just quit with no where to go, I would lay awake at night thinking of everything I had to do and with little to no help, constantly micromanaged by people that hadn’t done the job in the last 10 years and had no idea about what we were facing, with price increases of 30% in just over 2 years, keeping customers let alone gaining new ones was almost impossible, yet pay rises were closer to 2%, constantly short staffed and covering other territories had me stretched thin, now I realise this isn’t what a real job is, their engagement survey resulted in just 18% engaged staff and now I can see why, I moved on to a 23% pay rise with a company that has engagement scores in the high 70s and that are happy to reward staff for hard work, I’ve had more in 4 months from my new employer that I had in the last 5 years at Ecolab. You may think your current job is terrible, but trust me, it can be worst.
Lack of support, long hours, poor wages, constant pressure, do I need to go on
While I was there we had good team who worked well together
Start time in the warehouse was 8am overtime if required and you wanted it
The management was fair and honest with the workers
What I gained while working there was my skill with the forklift health & safety product knowledge and customer service
Some heavy lifting although the use of the forklift alleviated that
The companionship of fellow workers and rewards from management when targets were met and or exceeded
This review stated was the conditions etc while I was employed there in 2016 conditions and management could have changed since then
As stated above rewards ie lunch shouts and material rewards
Cramped conditions to work in as more and more stock being stored in the warehouse
This is my review about the equipment care division that I worked for two years. you give up your first and last hour each day as travel, they keep up with this with GPS. Your effort is based of a set monthly quota if you want to peace in your life you will make them this amount of money" mine was $22.000.00 per month", you will only see a profit check if your district manager wants you too since he can "cook the Books". Our on call was every other week and you didn't get anything in return for putting off your plans or family, in fairness calls ran during afterhours is port to port. Your first call is always at least one hour away so they got you as far as the GPS is concerned, many weeks I couldn't get a 40 hour week because of the 2 hour a day forfeited. The $22,000.00 per month promotes sloppy work and the selling of unneeded parts to customers that are already on a tight budget, I had to go in behind other techs who didn't get the problem corrected and clean up the mess they created. Be careful and ask a lot of questions and be ready to give up your family time, the hourly pay will not pay out to your expectations. You will get no training on anything they will require you to work on so you better know what your doing, many times I used the I pad just to learn how to start working on these electronic controllers. Good luck
Walking away to a better employer
The stress, showing up most days, the price of the parts and labor will scare away most customers, you will never see them after one call.
Coming into work and never knowing what the day will be like and what will take priority. This job has sharpened my skill and ability to always re-prioritise my work flow to suit the demand as its always busy. I enjoy working with my co-workers in the office and I have a great relationship with the Technicians that I mainly converse with via phone then face to face (as its a Nationwide Company) to help them organise their jobs and meet their monthly targets. This is what I find enjoyable part of my job is the ability to work with them and adapting to their own characteristics and what they want from you.
SSRM (Former Employee) - East coast.... - 14 January 2013
This job is not for the normal...you work 24/7 and no time off and pay you garbage...... the district manager in the albany new york area has not one ounce of feelings! for you and zero people skills....and has no family so he expects you to give up on yours no money bad manager treated like a 3 year old nobody stays and everyone hates the job the owners of the restaurants have no clue how theses technicians are treated...it its time to let them know.........they pay alot of money for good service.. and its impossible with the workload they give you......apply else where beware beware beware beware thats why they never can keep anybody ...yours always doing double amount if work for NO MONEY
none...managers have no clue
24/7 no time off..... treated like the dirt under your shoe