Billabong

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customer service job.

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Former Employee - Customer Service  in  Commerce, CA
Former Employee - Customer Service in Commerce, CA

Pros

got along with all my former co workers, every was always well organized Experience and skills to put on your resume. A way to pay bills with the flexibility to manage personal or family responsibilities.

Cons

not enough hours and money.THE WORK CAN BE HARD AND PHYSICAL
During busy seasons, you’ll inevitably experience more customers, more merchandise, more

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Temp jobs offer opportunities for you to build on your network, attend training events, conduct informational interviews and even, when appropriate, enhance your social life with all the new coworkers you meet. Approach your temp experience as an opportunity to shine. Many regular employees see temps as people who don’t really care or who may even make their jobs harder. Show that you are willing to go above and beyond to get the job done. Offer to assist with projects to demonstrate your skills. This will help if you are later being considered for a permanent position.

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Surf company trending toward becoming wal-mart model of effenciency and profits,at expence of employees at lower levels.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  The Dalles, OR
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in The Dalles, OR

    Pros

    set schedule,enough work,nice area to live in,

    Cons

    low pay,filthy working conditions,lack of facilities on site(enough bathrooms,break areas,lockers),forced overtime(white slavery),demanding physical work,lack of security(located in prison property with no exterior lighting)no chance for advancement or learning new skills.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    step up and pay employees a living wage,you may have to skip on doubling up on your porsche payment once a year.but it will be worth it in terms of morale ,productivity and pride.turnover will cease to be a cruel joke on trainers.overall quality of workers interested in the jobs will rise.
    we're not asking for the moon,just a reasonable wage that allows a person to support a household.
    as it stands 70% of the workforce makes minimum wage or a dollar over,and the people who got you this far don't make much more.highest known paid non-management personell is only paid 13.usd/hour. many people doing the exact same work are paid far less and as a result have suffered adverse health effects,undue stress due to financial situation,and many are on public assistance.most work a second job even after working a forced 50 hours a week at your slavepit.
    Stop being a company that only cares about profits at the expence of it's most vulnerable assets and do something,
    even pay for jobs would be a start,minimums for permanent employees ahould start at 11USD/hr and scale up to about 15usd/hour,that doesn't sound greedy or malicious on our part does it? if it does,then maybe other actions should be the avenue to success.

    Doesn't Recommend
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    I enjoy working for this company

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    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great, hard working people
    Casual, friendly environment
    Management is very approachable

    Cons

    The direction of the company is not very clear
    Compensation does not match my experience level

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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