Unionized protection of princess drivers. Old greedy boomers.
If you come work here. Expect to be unappreciated, unloading the truck, breaking your back, no appreciation or thank yous. The employees will be talking behind your back, but they will be nice up front. They won't really talk to you at first.. you will think it's because it's such a hard job, they don't expect people to last. (High turnover)
But, it's because there is a union, and the union protects not only employees against unfair treatment, it also protects the lazy employees and senior employees. They really have this clique type of thing going on.
Purolator talks about helping poor families and what-not. Maybe they should take care of the entry employees emptying the trucks and stacking 220lbs bins on top of each other. They ask that you can lift 70 lbs. But the bins that you stack with your partner are 220lbs. You stack around 25 per shift.
The drivers though (princesses), they won't even lift the 70lbs packages for deliveries. They say that they are saving their backs. The drivers are usually these old boomers, the ones who we're able to afford houses when they we're 1/3 of the current price. A bunch of old guys who sold your generation so that they can have theirs.
Management is just some guys who don't really work physically, they just come and look at you work, expecting this to make you work harder. Surveillance, like a bunch of vultures.
They will come look at you work, and not even help you at all.
If you start here, prepare to unload three 18-wheele
ProsYou got a job.
ConsUnion works like organized crime, new employees are not appreciated, but are expected to do everything.
Courier Delivery (did not past the probation period).
I'll try to give an honest review of this branch of the company:
I have worked for Purolator for three months as a courier driver. They cut me off at the end of my probation because I wasn't what they expected. This is not intended as a bad blood review. I'm trying to give you the low down if you aren't experienced as a driver. I was let go for productivity reasons and probably wasn't their best asset but I was trying hard everyday and was not slacking.
-Management tries really hard to be nice and human.
-There is a great environment of respect and help in the workplace.
-The starting pay and future benefits is better than average.
-The job is really pleasant and you get to drive for the whole day without a boss nearby.
-You are given a week of theory and hands-on training before being sent to your depot to train with experienced employees on their runs.
-Management does not give you a lot of feedback on your performance so it is hard to know if you are doing good according to their standards or if you aren't (this is not just me as a few of my colleagues had that issue)
-Depending on how well you know the city, you might struggle. Applications such as Road Warrior might smoothen your experience as an inexperienced driver.
-You have to try and find a strategy to spend the least time organizing your packages in the depot if you are a backup since your truck is not listed in the morning.
-Putting gas in your truck and getting deployed late will pla
Great employer if you have no family, no hobbies, no life
Was hired as a driver: What you need to know: drivers who have been working there for 30 yrs have the best, stable and easiest runs. Those drivers are not that old, so it means they will not retire soon. Basically as a new driver you get to do the sh!tty runs for a good amount of years, then if you're lucky you'll get a stable run. As a new driver, you get to know where you're going when you come in, so it's basically a different run every day. Unless you know the city like the palm of your hand, it makes it impossible to work a "normal" day, so expect long hours in the truck, traffic, road work, road blocks, etc. It's a great job if all you want to do in your life is work, they can make you work 24/7 if you wish. As a new driver, you will have to load your truck and figure out delivery logistics depending where you are going. It's not always easy to do. They wil tell you to take your time but they will also be on your case the next morning if you were not able to deliver all packages. Expect 12h shifts in the truck, depending where you have to deliver. Delivering, bringing heavy packages and knocking to doors is the easiest part - that's the parts you have control over. What you don't control is the amount of traffic, the road blocks, road construction, delays at the branch (yes it happens) and such. My advice: if you have a wife, kids, basically if you have a life outside of work I don't recommend working for Purolator. They will tell you that life-work balance is very impo
Working for a larger center for Purolator was fine. Go to work, go home, repeat. Everyone just minded their own business for the most part. Transferring to a smaller depot was a big mistake though. Everyone thought they were a floor lead and everyone had instructions for the “new guy”. Too many cooks in the kitchen. And the manager just sits back and lets it happen. Extremely confusing being told you are doing one thing and then to be told another thing by someone else. One example is being told to grab a spare truck and load up. You get backed in and partially loaded before another “cook” comes over and tells you “oh you are loading the wrong stuff, you are supposed to load that stuff over there”. That Cook helps you unload, and then you head over to the other end of the depot to load up. Then the manager comes over and tells you something different again. Now everyone is long gone and you, the new guy, get trouble for being the last guy in the depot. But no one cares that you were sent to load three different piles of stuff, for three completely different areas of the city.
Basically manager and floor leads have their heads up their butt. This company will burn your body out and kick you to the curb if you get hurt. On my day 56 I injured myself ever so slightly. On an awkward shaped package. I told a floor lead who said “if you got hurt you did it wrong and you shouldn’t be working here”. Then on Day 57 I used my break to see my doctor. Thank god I took
- Préparer les dossiers pour les nouvelles propositions.
- Entrer les données des propositions acceptées dans SAP et
- Faire le suivi des contrats existants.
- Communiquer avec Toronto pour rester a jour avec les nouvelles
- Répondre aux demandes reçu par courriels.
- Répondre aux appels reçu des clients internes et externes.
- Générer des rapports pour faire des suivis sur les ventes et pertes
. Donner de la formation a de nouveaux Représentants et
- Créer des rapports pour aider a optimiser le département des
Purolator a beaucoup d'employés dévoués ce dont du Management très présent. Ils supportaient bien les employés et les dirigeaient de façon a mieux réussir et se développer. C'est une compagnie qui roule vite et qui est exigeante car elle est orientée vers l'excellence.
J'avais beaucoup de soutien de tout les employés car je suis une personne qui aime la communication et qui aime donner tout ce que je peux pour aider et améliorer les qualités et les connaissances de chacun.
L'aspect le plus difficile était quand on devait compléter une tache très exigeante, et qu'on avait pas tous les mêmes informations sur les procédures a suivre ou outils a utiliser, donc on complétait la tache du mieux qu'on pouvait dans les délais qu'on avait.
L'aspect le plus agréable était que je travaillais avec des gens très professionnelles et qu'ils appréciaient l'importance de mon travai
ProsEnvironnement de travail agreable
ConsPas de possibilite de Bonus pour les Coordonnatrices aux Ventes
Your fellow couriers are supportive, and fantastic to work with when you get the chance to. You get to build long term relationships with your customers, and you get to be on the road, fresh air, outdoors!
Those are the best parts of the job.
Unfortunately, the management team has consistently prioritized profits over employee health and wellness, work life balance, and most importantly, service to our customers.
Drivers are consistently pushed to work overtime, higher productivity numbers, and most recently, forced hour band changes.
The corporate team continually insists on hiring individuals with zero courier or route management experience, resulting in poor customer service (failed delivery/pickup services). As well as refusing to take constructive feedback from the drivers to approve upon these issues. This has resulted in a high turnover rate, and a revolving door of managers who are unable to build positive relationships with their employees.
Drivers in turn are essentially forced to become "yes" men, compromising safety, and having zero work life balance, to avoid getting thrown under the bus my management, to keep this company from going under, to keep their careers.
The industry is quickly becoming very volatile with a heavy dependency on Amazon. This is negatively impacting all of our other customers.
This is not a personal experience, this is the opinion of the majority. Morale is LOW.
Don't get me wrong! The wage is good.
ProsGood relationships with drivers, customers, get to work outside
ConsLong hours, pressured into overtime, management with no experience.
I had one of my worst working experiences ever in my career with Purolator. Not only is the work environment completely unsafe in certain stations, and probably committing several labour board violations, but the management is terrible. Not just terrible, but dumbfoundingly disrespectful and ignorant. They treat you like garbage and expect the world. They are rude and ignorant to you on a daily basis, except for their select favourite employees. I honestly dont know how they are managers and why Purolator accepts this behaviour. I took it because I want to advance up to a courier position and make a career with Purolator. So I paid my dues. I worked VERY hard to prove myself. But after less than 2 months, half way through our shift, the manager comes up to me, and my co worker who started with me, and says "so, you're probably getting laid off. Not sure when." I was dumbfounded. This location is very busy and we were barely keeping up as it was. I'm an extremely hard worker and was friends now with my co workers, who are equally upset. When I asked him why, he says "well we don't have to keep you past 3 months." When I asked him when for sure I'd be getting laid off so I could look for a new job, after turning down offers for this job, he shrugs at me and walks away. That's just an example of how disrespectful these people are and how little they care about you. Do yourself a favour a work for a better company that will treat you like a person.
ConsIgnorant and disrespectful management, dangerous non safe work environment, Don't care about their employees, and much much more
Working full time provided bountiful hours, and the wage was great, so you can make a good amount of money in a short amount of time. However, as full time requires that you work a split shift, your life really becomes little more than working and sleeping. Good for saving money, but not ideal for a long term situation. The management was good, despite what I'd heard from my coworkers, my only issue with the management being that the communication wasn't always on point, but it was hardly something to complain about. The work was a lot of lifting things up and putting things down, scanning packages, organizing trucks, standing at a line, and running around, and that wasn't so hard, so the pay for it was great. My other complaint about working here would be the work environment, it felt very much like high school cliques, though that was because most of the staff are related. Some coworkers were very hot headed and abusive, and even after being spoken to about it by management they persisted in various forms of harassment and it never really reached a sort of reconciliation, it was really just them pushing until they could get someone to just snap, though they never got the satisfaction they desired.
So, if you read this wall text, I hope it helped, if not, I'll summarize:
If you're looking to make some good money, this is a good job for you to consider, but if you want to have a life outside of work, it might be best to stick to something that doesn't entirely consume
ProsGood pay, plenty of hours
ConsLife consuming, clique-like environment, repetitive work
Received Exceptional Act certificate, in January 2010, under Star Awards program, for managing 2 other business units, as well as my own, for a three month period.
Developed Best Practices Seminar outlining obligations and expectations of hourly Sorting Staff, covering production requirements, health & safety, team work.
Observed ergonomic floor matting for work stations degrading; had Maintenance order/install new upgraded matting.
Organized celebratory presentation involving staff from 2 Work Units for Family Day, 2010; was only Unit Manager in facility to organize Family Day recognition event.
Conducted Situational Interviews for several different Team Leader positions.
Worked my way up from part-time Sorter, to Process Control Auditor, then Management Team in 2007.
Utilized communication skills to lead, motivate, coach, mentor and resolve employee conflict.
Any employee issues that could not be resolved one-on-one were mediated with Union Stewards, and with Human Resources.
Allocated manpower in accordance to daily volume and production priorities.
Led and monitored productivity and overall efficiency.
Ensured that operations are conducted in a safe manner.
Performed evaluations of each associate on a quarterly basis.
Reviewed, approved, and recorded daily swipes of hourly associates.
Conducted pre-shift team meetings in a diverse unionized environment.
Tracked relevant quality indices in accordance with ISO-certification requisites.
As Manager of the Air Operations in Halifax a typical day began at 3:00 am in the morning. I would prepare for our inbound aircraft and build a plan depending on the circumstances of the night operations. at 4:30 I would have a meeting with my 20 employees to explain the plan for the morning ops. Any given morning I would have to deal with multiple decisions based on the arrival time of the aircraft. I would Manage all Health and Safety procedures on shift and audit all processes as they are being performed. I would then coordinate the logistics around moving the product from the airport to the sorting locations in Nova Scotia. Once shift is over I would do all administrative tasks including budget reports staffing and planning/development.
Shift would end at 9:am
PM shift will begin at 12pm, we would begin receiving product for the outgoing operations. During this part of the day I would have to plan the load on the aircraft and make arrangements for any extra product. At 5:30 pm I would have a meeting to discuss the pm operations with my evening crew and go over any special requirements. During shift I would audit Health and Safety procedures using management by walking around. I would also audit all work procedures and manage any incoming and outgoing information.
ProsGreat work exciting day to day.
ConsHours where very awkward and didnt allow for any downtime in the week, Was constantly on work cell phone at home and work.
Questions and answers about Purolator
What qualifies you to work as a driver
Asked Jul 17, 2017
Not failing drug screening and pass random urine sample testing when requested*** those two are the top priorities to worry about***
Answered Oct 22, 2021
20 years commercial experience
Answered Aug 12, 2021
How often do you get a raise at Purolator?
Asked Nov 11, 2022
4-7% every 6months
Answered Dec 5, 2022
Answered Nov 30, 2022
Does Purolator require background check?
Asked Sept 13, 2017
I find it funny that purolator requires a reference check, yet when I left they wouldn't give references to your new job.
Answered Aug 30, 2020
Yes it does
Answered Apr 14, 2019
What is the interview process like at Purolator?
Asked Sept 2, 2017
Étape 1 pour te connaître
2 pour voir tes compétences pour le poste
3 régler le salaire et votre possibilité de démarrage
4 régler les papiers pour voyager
Answered May 12, 2022
Answered Jan 1, 2020
What benefits does Purolator offer?
Asked Jan 28, 2022
Not many, unless you're FT, which is harder to get.