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I have been working at Planet Aid full-time (more than a year)Pros
As a driver or warehouse worker, many people could easilly work for Planet Aid as they would any similar job and receive comparable compensation. There's a lot online and on this site about scandalous connections and decisions by the parent companies, but is that really any different than any other large employer? Everybody's got dirt. Rich people get crazy weird ideas sometimes. I ain't rich.
As a driver I know that I am collecting clothes and items to fill thrift stores domestically and internationally. Any decisions made by the higher-ups that seem shady are really out of my hands and don't really affect my daily tasks. A lot of people criticize the fact that the clothes go to poorer nations and I'm like, uh, they kinda need them more. If Americans are willing to spend a hundred dollars on a pair of pants, or spend as much on their weddings as they could spend buying a house, I think we can spare some used clothing.
I do know for a fact that the profits made from the sale of clothing go towards disease prevention charities in under developed countries. And again, some people have a problem knowing that anything goes to benefit another part of the world. To them I ask, what do you have against the rest of the world? It keeps us in orbit around the sun.Cons
Pay could be a little higher, especially with the risks associated with being on a road all day, but that's mostly a problem with the corporate culture in America wanting mostly to pay as little as possible for as much as possible. My pay rate is fine for me, but it could always be better.
Site hosts seem to have difficulty contacting us in a dependable manner. As far as I know most of their queries are filtered through our one receptionist.
A lot of the times we'll leave a bin for collection at a site that has changed ownership and the new owners won't understand why it's there and can get quite mad.
Health benefits are fine, but retirement options are not worth the time-ther is no employer matching or interest rates or whatever so you're better off setting something up independently.
As a driver there seems to be some imbalance in the routes, with some drivers being able to run all local routes and end their days well under the target 10 hours, while other drivers with more miles to cover get in as early as they can tolerate and still wind up coming back to the warehouse last. It sucks, but the routes are constantly evolving as new sites come and go.RecommendsNeutral Outlook
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I applied online – interviewed at Planet Aid in June 2014.Interview Details
I received a call from PA head office schedulede for a interview in Durham, NC. She told me to bring my resume. Arrived at interview in Durham, NC. Was told I need drivers report. I was told go get it come right back. Drove all the way to Raleigh, NC got MVR. Came back they guy took it and said if I meet any qualifications I will be contacted. Needless to say I didn't get interview. Upon leaving the parking lot was flooded with standing water, two warehouse worker/dopefiends sitting outside in bent plastic chairs with no shirts on. This place is so so unprofessionalNo OfferNegative ExperienceEasy Interview
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