- Colonial/Allied moving & storage27.Jan 2016
In the five years I worked there never did a supervisor tell me "good job"
Support from management
There is a complete breakdown of communication from upper management down to employee.
Most of the time a good crew gets put together where everyone knows what their job is and together accomplish the task at hand.
Freedom to work independently
Rarely do you have a choice on the workload. Alot of the time 2or3 peopleare sent where4or5 people are needed.
Salesmen often make promises to the customer ie; "the guys will take care of it" That information is never passed down to the people doing the work.
Women for the most part do the packing. Moving and loading household is done by only men.
Attitude towards older colleagues
That is something I can only answer for myself. I respect my elders regardless.
As employees there are two positions, drivers and helpers. If a helper becomes a driver it is done on your own the only thing the company will do is let you use the truck for the test.
Overall compensation for your work
You don't receive enough money for the work you do. You get no benefits unless your a class A driver.
Office / Work Environment
All vehicles and equipment are outdated, some unsafe to use. Trucks should be red tagged! Vehicle inspection does not matter.
I would work side by side with someone working 40+ hrs a week, yet was considered a part time employee until I got my C.D.L before that no benefits or vacations.
Trucks and equipment outdated and unkept. Helpers are not dressed appropriately most of the time.
There is no training you are thrown right into the mix. Sink or swim!
Of course but that comes down to individual work ethic's
Inclusive / Diverse
Your opinion rarely matters
Suggestions for improvement
- Better equipment show a little more appreciation towards your employees and offer some kind of plastic package to employees that are not Class A drivers make employees feel that they are not alone in accomplishing the goal
What I like about the company
It was a job when I needed one!
What I dislike about the company
To many things to list
- CompanyColonial/Allied moving & storage
- Are you a Current or Former Employee?Former job since 2009
- DepartmentLogistics/materials management