Purolator

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Purolator Reviews

Updated September 25, 2014
Updated September 25, 2014
32 Reviews
2.6
32 Reviews
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  1.  

    Rewarding workplace with an industry leader and lots of career opportunities.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Purolator full-time

    Pros

    I like the entrepreneurial, solutions-based, consultative approach that Purolator International takes with their customers. Each customer is treated and supported uniquely based on their Canadian distribution objectives. This extraordinary focus on the customer starts at the top of the organization with executives who personally interview all management hires and are in tune with front-line challenges through frequent employee engagement surveys and results.

    Cons

    Purolator International is a quickly growing, performance-driven Company. There are high expectations of every employee and if you are looking to "lay low" or "hide out" for a few months this is not the place for you. If you want to be challenged, rewarded, and recognized for achieving aggressive goals, you should highly consider a position with PI.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue the increased investment in skills training across the organization for employment engagement. Consider bringing the district/branch management team together at the Corporate offices more regularly for development, networking, and recognition/motivation.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Dictatorship

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Clerical in Jericho, NY
    Current Employee - Clerical in Jericho, NY

    I have been working at Purolator full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good location. On the whole, staff is friendly. Fair medical benefits - they used to be better.

    Cons

    Your input is not welcomed irregardless of how many surveys they send out. The top management sits on their thrones and make all decisions - don't make a mistake because you will never live it down. This place is totally who you know and not what you know

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start taking a really good honest look at youselves and look at the people around you who are trying to do a good job. You rating system on employees is out of sync. How can you have young kids and temps starting with more benefits than others who have been here longer. Do you really know what other companies feel about their clerical staff and who they consider clerical and who is administrative.
    Maybe its time Canada replaced the whole team.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Work hard...play hard

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Corporate in Jericho, NY
    Current Employee - Corporate in Jericho, NY

    I have been working at Purolator full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Purolator International has and continues to experience growth which presents opportunities for advancement. Expectations are high given the results oriented culture though individuals who are able to both demonstrate job skill competency and a positive...can-do attitude are rewarded.

    Cons

    Training and formal skill development programs are hadn't been offered consistently throughout the company. New resources have been deployed in early '14 to start addressing this need.

    Given the rapid growth, current and prospective employees need to embrace a continuously changing and improving environment. The environment is not ideal for those who are not comfortable or supportive of change.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    They need a BIG change

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Branch Sales in Wilmington, DE
    Current Employee - Branch Sales in Wilmington, DE

    I have been working at Purolator full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Many employees really care and want to see this work. Small environment allows you to shine when you excel.
    Parent company in Canada appears to be solid.

    Cons

    Upper management has lost touch with the necessary tools that are needed to keep accounts. They have lost touch with the daily situation and its not getting better.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Time for a reality check. Eliminate bad hires and try to retain good performers. Where there is smoke, there is fire.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not what they tell you it will be

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Purolator full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    None, see no redeeming values of working here

    Cons

    Incompetent upper management with unrealistic expectations

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Overall experience was good.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Welder in Greensboro, NC
    Former Employee - Welder in Greensboro, NC

    I worked at Purolator full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Work hours compatible, overtime available, and compatible co- workers.

    Cons

    Lack of work in the winter months. Layoffs of individuals who have great work history compared to someone who has many days out.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Should look at the whole department as who is reliable compared to those that take things for granted.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Avoid!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Purolator full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Benefits, good coworkers, service within Canada is good

    Cons

    Horrible management, lack of leadership, managers tell upper management what they want to hear in fear of being fired

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop running the company as if it were your own personal fifedom. It seems they manage the business in order to maximize their own bonuses and not for the good of the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Machine Operator

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    Former Employee - Machine Operator Level IV in Fayetteville, NC
    Former Employee - Machine Operator Level IV in Fayetteville, NC

    I worked at Purolator full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The work is vey intriguing and keeps you very busy.

    Cons

    Upper management is very rude and they don't appreciate your hard work, time and energy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management needs to learn to manage better then what they are doing.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Hard work, no acknowledgement. 8 reports in 4 years.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Purolator full-time

    Pros

    Good charity work was overall a good thing.

    Cons

    Executive Management Team not in touch with their departments. Expansion beyond infrastructure support. Poor management on all levels. Negative attitude across the board with all employees. No internal control.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Job is Good, Pay is Horrible

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Material Handler in Greensboro, NC
    Current Employee - Material Handler in Greensboro, NC

    I have been working at Purolator full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Company is actually a great place to work. Good benefits, friendly people. All equipment and tools are provided. Training provided. They do breakfast every other month for those with a birthday in the previous two months. They do bonus lunches for safety records, etc.

    Cons

    Does not pay well. No room for advancement.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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