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"Warehouse Supervisor with Kaycan Fredericton"

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Current Employee - Warehouse Supervisor in Fredericton, NB (Canada)
Current Employee - Warehouse Supervisor in Fredericton, NB (Canada)
Positive Outlook

I have been working at Kaycan full-time (Less than a year)

Pros

If you want to be in a role that is very challenging both physically and metally this is the career for you. Not much down time, there is always something to do within the warehouse. Customer's are first, so there is a big customer care component. You have to have great communication within the company and on a weekly basis are responsible for temp workers who have to work hard and fast to empty a full trailer load of stock in an 8 to 4 day. Must be able to prioritize, delagate, and multi-task with excellent physical stamina and dexterity. Average unit of siding that you will lift will be 80lbs and carry it on your shoulder from one end of the warehouse to the customer's vehicle. Sometimes contractors will come in looking for 10 to 15 units or more, and if there is more than a few customers in at a time, you will have to do the orders very quickly. Not a job for someone who is afraid of hard work. Staff when I was there were all very nice and pleasant people to work with. It's a small group and very friendly, everyone is on a personal basis. Current manager is very easy to get along with, and pretty forgiving on some things, however expectations are demanding as you are dealing mostly with contractors who demand fast loading turn arounds. Anyone who has labour, construction, warehousing with some element of supervisory under their belt from past positions would be a good fit for this position.

Cons

Some days, can be very overwhelming with deadlines for customers, orders to ship and unloading trailers if all come on the same day. Can be a high pressure environment one day, and slow the next. I did not work through the peak season, I was employed during the slow part of the season and not so much the physical side of it, but did find the learning curve for knowing the product and product location to be a bit longer than in past positions I have had. Days can sometimes run over the average 8 to 5 workday. You have to be prepared to do what it takes to get the work done and on a weekly basis run over 5pm. If you're not physically fit (ability to lift heavy weights on your shoulders all day long) or have poor cardio (everyday be prepared to sweat) or expect to just make a paycheque for showing up, this is not the job for you.

Advice to Management

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Other Employee Reviews for Kaycan

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Depressing!!"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Territory Manager in Jacksonville, FL
    Former Employee - Territory Manager in Jacksonville, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    They have great benefits!! Great employee's.

    Cons

    Very negitive working envirment. Non competitive pricing, No one that I have spoken to for this company was happy in their job. You are driven like cattle and verbally punished when you do not meet their expectations. Though this company is very successful, it is run like a mom and pop company.

    Advice to Management

    They have a wonderful sales staff, inside as well as out. Let them be successful and have budgets that are at least, some what reasonable!! Make the sales meeting positive, not embrassing and humilating to the sales staff. In all my years in sales, I have attentended 2 sales meetings. Both were the worst that I have ever seen. This company could increase it's sales by at least 25% a year just by treating their employees better.


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    "Privately held"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Kaycan (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Very good health care program. Flat organization. Employees have (stated) access to management all the way up to the president and CFO. Great company culture for Canadian employees where they have good market share (it's a Canadian company). Not as good for US employees.

    Cons

    Lack of product innovation and marketing programs. Actual customers not aligned with desired customers. No long term strategic plan. Lots of turnover so employees and customers are constantly getting to know new players. Big achievements expected in a short amount of time. Sales management and marketing inadequately staffed. Poor marketing support.

    Advice to Management

    Aim to reduce turnover and slow down expectations. Deliver your strategic message from the top directly to the employees. Give them the vision, not just the sales budgets/expectations.

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