i worked at day and ross situated at Van kirk drive as forklift operator.
the culture their is very toxic. everybody is very rude and aggressive there. especially they white and south idian(midnight) supervisor. they have zero leadership qualities and communication skills. they are very rude and dont know how to talk with others. they openly use fu**words against coworkers and safety is far away on their list. i saw forklifts hitting each other almost everyday, people picking other peoples trucks with forks as jokes, pushing other trucks from behind with forks and supervisors just ignored these practices. bunch of morons.
Dangerous goods, spilled, flying dust particles.
Very fast and dangerous lift driving environment.
Family operated, if you re not in the floor supervisor(bosses son) click then no chances of being hired.
Hypocrites in managing staff, you are a number.
6months for an agency before they hire you,
Cut throat mentality and despicable management/leadership practices in some departments, Professionalism, manners or positive encouragement are not part of the vocabulary for some. Hard work for the company, helping others and being are not tolerated and will be seen as the opposite of what they are by those who promote toxic environment
Good, fun, challenging work. Management was good and easy to work with. Work was steady and your day goes by quick!
Learn a lot and there is some opportunity to move around the shop. Your daily work is broken up sometimes with emergency maintenance and some on the road jobs.
The other workers are friendly and helpful.
Just wish the pay was better. Even at top rate you really don't feel like you are gonna get ahead. Good benefits and they pay into a pension plan.
A typical day at Day and Ross in this position would consist of a lot autonomy. Minimal supervision and opportunity to learn. Because of the autonomous nature of the work environment, it requires the best of time management skills as well as organization.
• Maintain files and records so they remain updated and easily accessible.
• Answer the phone to take messages or redirect calls to appropriate colleagues.
• Utilize office appliances such as photocopier, printers etc. and computers for word. processing, spreadsheet creation etc.
• Assist in making travel arrangements and booking Appointments for delivery.
Management team works hard to ensure that their teams feel appreciated. They devote many hours to plan events multiple times per year for employee appreciation. They have an open door policy and support their team members is difficult work times and personal times as well.
Very rude management. No respect and appreciation for truck drivers. Very unorganized company. It's all about luck here. Sometimes you hardly make minimum money to cover cost. Mostly people come and quit within a week. There's 2 hour wait in the morning and 2 hours wait in the evening to offload. It's so frustrating everyday you given wrong addresses for delivery, and they least care what you have to go through everyday.
This company was the worst I've ever been employed with. A complete bully your coworker environment which management chooses to ignore. It's the person being bullied that loses every time. Makes you question yourself when you should not have to.
Typical day at Day & Ross sitting at the computer booking prepaid/collect and third party shipments via email mostly, answering phones occasionally. hardest part of my job is trying to answer difficult inquires and the most enjoyable part of my job is meeting new people and growing a strong working relationship.
we get bbq's and lunch
working nights, i don't mind occasionally but not all the time
Great coworkers. management is 15 years behind and not innovative. No managerial support on initiatives. you are basically on your own. 100% Ops driven - if you are not in Ops they have no respect for what you do.