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Dookie people and dookie management. Union looks out for themselves not you if you have an issue with another person in union you can’t do anything about it. You can’t go to management, nothing. Even if you go through the right channels they still treat you like it’s all you.
I Loved working here at West Rock,it is the best place to work,also there is plenty of work to keep you busy, for the tweleve hrs. that you are there.
good free lunches, and open house.
plenty of breaks three tens one twenty minute break.
I thought it was a far an good place to work an make a living to support me an my family until I had my first accident driving the forklift.
My first accident I was made an example of I understood the seriousness of my accident but I wasn't given a last chance like some of the employees that had violated safeties more than one time an was giving a last chance. I just wanted the same opportunity that others had received.
Their management is actually good! The people there though are "cliquish". Reminded me of High school. Stay off of night shift! They are horrible! Day shift was good, but nights sucks! Dispatcher's on nights have no patience for anything, and plus it's not normal fork lift operations there at all. A lot of their products are not on pallets, skids or gay-lords. Warehouse is a total mess! No room there at all! Computer/scan software they use is outdated and old and very confusing. No social atmosphere at all, people are dull to work with. There is some down time, but not much. 12 hour nights can be tough, but it's always busy, normally 12 hour shifts you get 4 breaks, they only give you 3 breaks! Not traditional fork lift operations at all! Very few there are helpful.....it's a strange place to work. Really was. I'm glad they let me go after 90 days! God awful! They have a very difficult time keeping fork lift operators on nights!
Good pay but that's all it is. Worked here 5+ years and only saw white people (caucasian) and people who brown nosed management get promotions and management friends. They hire people of the street before someone within the company. Management does not show the employees respect.
Job-life balance is horrible as you are expected to work 6 days a week for 8-12 hours minimum and there is a possibility of working 7 days a week in the future. Due to this, you do not get time to spend with your friends and family, and you cannot make plans other than work. I would recommend for single and lonely people, but not for people with real-life obligations.
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Way to meny people in management and they are always in meetings. Pay is ok for the jobs. Some jobs have you work day shift one week and night shift the next. Some are 7 hour shift and others are 12 hour shifts. The workers are nice and helpful to be around.
First off they have this weird segregation thing going with there temps (more temps then actual full time employees working daily) which in turn makes the temps hate the full timers. Personally the way they treat them I don't blame them, summer times there falling out left and right due heat exhaustion. Pay is that of a third world child laboring sweat shop.
I was a forklift operator, worked hard everyday. Was let go because I got hit by a car while on my lift and the company blamed me for it. West rock claims they have your back but they will throw you under the bus if you make a mistake. Don’t try to take a day off they hate it even if you need to go to the doctor or get in a wreck. If your human and make mistakes and your just trying to scratch out a living I’d look somewhere else. Or good luck I guess.
Management dan acton is a horrible boss at the holland location beware he will stab anyone in the back to be able to make himself look good I had to quit because of his lack of experience managing and dealing with employees beware of this if you looking Into westrock holland horrible place to work
At Westrock its very fast paced, stressful, managers don't care how hard you work. They just want to do things right and the hours are awful usually get 45-50 hrs on average and also work Saturdays... its nice for a while but gets very old over time.