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"Yes man advances, independent thinkers don't; think twice about employment"

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Former Employee - Warehouseman in Portland, OR
Former Employee - Warehouseman in Portland, OR
Doesn't Recommend

Pros

As a union company it has very good pay and benefits. If you like overtime, this is also the place for you. Just don't try to buck managements thoughts or desires and you will do fine. Day shift only, may start at 6AM. Seniority rules. Steady work with lots of overtime, busiest in the warm months.

Cons

FYI- management is trying to break the union and the owner (Leonard Clark) has passed on, meaning this may be the last union contract. All other locations are non union as of this time. Washington union was eliminated several years ago.

Trucking department was downsized and eliminated. In house janatorial and maintenance was also eliminated. Safety bonuses eliminated. Operations were streamlined.

Mid level managers seem inept. If you are on the good side, you will get rewarded, if not you will need a strong backbone; you will also be treated different (negatively).

If you need time off, even with a Doctors excuse, you may have a challenge.

During contract negotiations you will get reminded about how disposable you are to the company.

Overtime is either by location (common), or seniority signup if voluntary (very seldom).

Vacation capped at 4 weeks.

Micro management runs rampant. It's real nice to do work w/someone looking over your shoulder, giving you words of advice.

Advice to Management

Do something to show the employees they are more than just a #. Do it from the heart, not to get them to work faster or more profitable. Be a real person. Don't belittle the employees, and don't have company favorites.

Other Employee Reviews for Holman Distribution Center

  1. "I've been able to make enough money to do the things I enjoy and have been allowed to take the time out to do so."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Auburn, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Auburn, WA
    Recommends

    Pros

    good benefits, flexible hours, nice co-workers

    Cons

    a lack of growth opportunity.

    Advice to Management

    Don't let the customer always dictate what decisions you make.


  2. "Good pay! Poor management!"

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    Current Employee - Basiloid Operator in Perryville, MD
    Current Employee - Basiloid Operator in Perryville, MD
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Good pay for the type of work. Good benefits, A lot of over time pay year round, as much overtime as you want during warm season.

    Cons

    Poor management, low moral and salary cap after 2 yrs.

    Advice to Management

    Praise the employees who do a good job. Hire qualified managers who are good with people not just crunching numbers, you will be surprised how well associates will work for a company that respects them.

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