Home City Ice Reviews

Updated April 15, 2015
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Pros
  • Good Pay, Family like work environment (in 7 reviews)

  • The harder you work, the more money you make (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • long hours, demanding management, constant communication required (in 18 reviews)

  • Hours can be pretty bad sometimes especially around holidays be prepared to work 15 hours day on memorial day weekend and 4th of july (in 3 reviews)

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  1. This is a COOL job!

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    Current Employee - Route Driver
    Current Employee - Route Driver

    I have been working at Home City Ice full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    make good money (straight commission)
    good DSD, driving experience

    Cons

    work hard, work holidays, no pay increases

  2. Great workout, decent pay, and good people.

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    Former Employee - Ice Deliver in Woodridge, IL
    Former Employee - Ice Deliver in Woodridge, IL

    I worked at Home City Ice part-time (more than a year)

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The more ice you sold the more you got paid, so the faster you moved the more you made. The guys in the office where always nice and helpful when I started. Everyone I came into contact with were great people.

    Cons

    How much ice you sold determined how much you made that day, so if you are one to take your time and do it right you have to be very quick. You are also supposed to rotate the ice so the ice on the bottom sells before the new ice you put in and if the last person to deliver to that freeze didn't rotate it, it makes it much harder to rotate or just stack on top of the older ice.

    Advice to Management

    provide route sheets that optimize routes and avoid roads that the trucks aren't allowed to drive on because they are too heavy. I can't remember how many times when delivering where I had to turn around and find another way because the road I was suppose to turn on was rated for up to 8000lbs. When I ever had any questions they management was always friendly and easy going.

  3. Great place to gain valuable experience and lasting friendships.

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    Former Employee - Production Manager
    Former Employee - Production Manager

    I worked at Home City Ice full-time (more than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The work is great fun and exercise. The environment is extremely rewarding and is goal driven at a basic level. Bosses and fellow employees alike tend to be very nice and cooperative.

    Cons

    The work can get tough after a while. Only people who are physically fit should seek this job. Long days and weeks can leave you feeling exhausted.

    Advice to Management

    The yearly swap of the equipment tends to cause more problems than its worth.

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  5. good part-time job

    Current Employee - Driver in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Driver in Nashville, TN

    I have been working at Home City Ice

    Pros

    You are able to determine hours and how much money you make for the most part. This is a great summer job for college students.

    Cons

    They expect you to complete your route wether that means it a 4 hour day or an 18 hour day.

    Advice to Management

    allow employees more room for left over stops. Days can become ridiculous long and thats why you lose good employees.

  6. Working at this company was great. They are flexible, pay good, and hours of work are good.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Home City Ice

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Very laid back. Take a lot of breaks. You don't have to load more then 10 trucks.

    Cons

    If your a bagger you constantly have to work. It's cold if your a loader. Your hands constantly freeze .

    Advice to Management

    Supply workers with company gloves & face covers so they can stay warm longer

  7. Great summer job if you don't mind working.

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    Current Employee - Driver in Milton, WV
    Current Employee - Driver in Milton, WV

    I have been working at Home City Ice full-time (more than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    No comparison in earnings to other summer college jobs. Low amount of micromanagement/ oversight. Career opportunities after graduation or a good reference and connections if you work hard.

    Cons

    Not sure if it's a con, but you have to work for what you get. If you're looking to coast, look elsewhere. It's hard work but the money and autonomy are there if you have the motivation to do it.

  8. Great College Summer Job

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    Former Employee - Delivery in Bethel Park, PA
    Former Employee - Delivery in Bethel Park, PA

    I worked at Home City Ice full-time (more than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good Pay
    Great Summer Hours

    Cons

    All Holiday Work
    No A/C or Radio in Trucks

    Advice to Management

    Clint S. at Bethel Park is the man and deserves a raise and promotion.

  9. Production - Home City Ice

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    Former Employee - Production in Cheswick, PA
    Former Employee - Production in Cheswick, PA

    I worked at Home City Ice part-time (less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    They will hire almost anyone for the job, and it is hard to be fired (unless you simply don't show up for work).

    Cons

    From my experience, management was a little too lax, did not perform their jobs very well, and very little training is provided.

    Advice to Management

    Better training given to new employees.

  10. Driver

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    Former Employee - Driver in Romulus, MI
    Former Employee - Driver in Romulus, MI

    I worked at Home City Ice full-time (less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    On your own time
    See all different cities

    Cons

    Really hot in summer
    Sometimes was in the Ghetto

  11. Decent job

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Home City Ice

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good work for someone out of highschool, commission based pay gives incentive to work hard, management (at least at my plant) worked with me on a lot and was always very helpful

    Cons

    Junk trucks, long hot days in the summer, very labor intensive, if you don't get laid off for winter- it's a horrible time to deliver ice

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