NOTE: This is from someone that worked in Dallas HR, not a warehouse worker.
I honestly do not have anything to say about this company, good or bad. From a recruiting POV, the process is so clustered it's not even funny - there is absolutely zero consistency not only in process, but also in content, that no words can describe it unless you experience it for yourself (it's the professional equivalent of taking a bite of something that tastes horrible, then handing to your spouse and saying, "taste this, tell me if it's bad").
I was hired as a seasonal recruiter in support of the 2019 peak staffing ramp, and was hired due to my expertise in not only ramps as a whole, but my background in both HR and Operations. When at the client site (operations), I was viewed as HR, and when at HR I was viewed as operations.
Though recruiting is assigned to HR, the recruiters themselves - especially the temporary/seasonal ones - recruiters are NOT HR (though are put in the role when onsite), and are treated like redheaded stepchildren (I can say this because I happen to be a redheaded stepchild) by the rest of the HR staff when management is not around. (Segway, the local HR manager is very sweet and decent at her job, but overwhelmed with duties that should be delegated to an assistant manager or a coordinator.)
The "ATS" (I use this term loosely), is not being utilized properly, and is extremely unforgiving during a candidate's application experience - one slip up in entering
OHL was a Wal-Mart dot com distribution warehouse. A typical day at OHL consisted of diagnosing freight not receivable and sending the problems to Wal-Mart corporate. We created staging lanes with numbers and each case that had an issue being received had a ticket number assigned by Wal-Mart. I updated our spread sheet which would tell us exactly where the tickets are located in the lanes. I would have to use forklifts throughout the day to pull resolved tickets to our receiving area and also stage the Wal-Mart pending tickets in to its correct location. Once the freight is in the receiving area, I had a team of material handlers that would sort and receive the product. Maybe twice a week I would have to load the non conveyable product back in to the trailers and send it back to the vendor. Before I load non-cons I would have to get a weight and dimensions of the product to be sent back.
As for OHL being a fairly new company, the managers were also learning the best ways to run the warehouse. Every morning we would have a meeting discussing our goals being met and talk about new goals we need to achieve. They also stressed to us how important it is to utilize the correct safety measures. Most members of management were actively supervising on the warehouse floor.
A lot of my co workers were temporaries. Some were more motivated than others. The OHL employees acted as good influences to the temps and everyone is there to help each other out.
The only time my job
ProsComfortable work environment.
ConsThey changed our schedule way too much. Sometimes every week.
Customer Service Representative | Nevada | Feb 1, 2019
Great Coworkers but bad management
I love all of my coworkers and the community we have built here at Geodis however, it doesn't make up for what the company is lacking when it comes to pay, lack of advancement, hours and favoritism. When we are busy we can work 12 hours a day at least 5 days a week with the start times constantly changing depending on the day and workload. You never know what time you will be coming in or when you will be getting off until the day before. Scheduling is a joke many times as they always change it. You will do many different jobs within the week or even within the work day. This variety can be nice but it can also be stressful and inefficient. Proper training is rarely given for picking especially with the new hires being penalized for mistakes they were never taught were mistakes. Management does help out on the floor which is a very big plus. You can find the managers blasting orders or picking up trash. That is awesome but unfortunately they lack is so many other areas. The pay is not competitive at all for the area. We are paid $3-$10 less than other warehouses in the city. When they did their "competitive wage increase" they raised the pay a little bit but only for newer employees. If someone who has worked here for 10 years had finally reached the level the new hires were getting paid then they did not receive a raise at all. Our most loyal workers do not get any additional compensation or recognition. If fact most of the new employees will be making more money than the ve
ProsManagement helps out on the floor
Consbad pay, favoritism, discrimination, lack of consistancy and appreciation
GEODIS is an excellent company overall headed in a very positive direction. The potential upside of this company is very promising and there is a vast array of opportunity with this company. However, on a more local scale, the culture in specific facilities varies greatly. I've learned that management takes a very lackadaisical approach to discipline and often times the results are different for different people. There's no consistency in corrective action. Also, members of the management team make things very personal and often times do not properly communicate.
The workplace culture, though it has its flaws, is pretty comfortable. The teammates are overall a positive group and I find that they are willing to help in every way they can when you treat them respectfully and make them feel a sense of pride in their work. To me, that's the best part of the job. Engaging with my associates and seeing how good it makes them feel. Greeting them each individually and not just speaking to them to demand high production or requests for overtime from them. They work hard because they feel good about doing it, not because I'm forcing them.
The hardest part of the job is trying to navigate in an environment with inconsistency in communication, discipline and management buy in on continuous improvement opportunities. Often times moves are only made and things only get done when the order comes down from someone at a certain level of management, despite someone lower on the chain mak
I worked at the Geodis (Apple) warehouse in Mount Juliet. The job was a temp-hire assignment from my staffing agency. As a material handler you will generally be picking/packing. Management wants you to pick at a high rate to get orders out as fast as possible to meet production numbers. I was a picker in the department I worked in. The work is generally not hard or physically demanding. Packing is very simple and requires you to pack product in their specific box and attach all necessary labels. You will get one 15 minute break and one 30 minute lunch. If you are late to work or late from lunch by 1 minute you will receive a point. Call outs are 2 points. As a temp I was only allowed 6 points. More than 6 point may lead to termination.
During peak season there is plenty of work to keep you busy. After peak season the work slows down drastically. The management team could use some work. My management team did not train or coach ways to improve my performance as a picker. The only training I received was from the trainers during orientation and minimal training during 2-3 day "training" period. Management team treats workers like they are disposable. Language from the management team to employees was very condescending. The management team often talked down to employees that may have made errors during work or did not meet their numbers etc. During peak season management does not want workers to talk to each other and stay on task.
During the 2 months of working for Geodis
ProsBreakroom store, overtime
ConsManagement team, very strict late/absent point system
I had high hopes when I started at OHL. Shortly after I started my then Lead made an inappropriate comment to me. I reported the comment to upper management, and they addressed it with verbal coaching. Shortly afterwards, he started patronizing me when I would approach him for any assistance. When asked by the manager if I was still having anymore problems, I made him aware of the Leads behavior. He just rolled his eyes and walked away. Shortly afterwards they promoted him to Supervisor. I guess that would be called best business practice.
A typical day would start with a negative shift meeting followed by a bunch of complaints. I found it was best for you not to say anything and just let them hear themselves speak. People here have no self-respect or integrity which leads to their poor work ethics. Expect to clean up spills left in the racks, missing pallets across the warehouse, product put away in the wrong location, trash left strung through the pick-lines and racks, and a bunch of unfinished work from the previous shift.
All these problems led to low-moral, and I don't care attitude. The management team seriously needs to be evaluated they even qualified to be managing anyone. Years of service does not qualify you to manage anyone.
A coworker suffers from a neurological condition that makes him shake uncontrollably. I watch my manager make fun of his condition in the office. It was sad to see someone being made fun of especially by the our manager. I will never
ProsClose to home.
ConsManagement. Why do we have to be stuck with poor leadership.
Management sucks big time they play act like they know things about how to do your job but they have no clue at all they are only good at pushing paperwork and telling lies to there employees they micromanage the employees but they have favorite employees that they that can do whatever they want to do but for the hardworking ones they are all over them like slaves they always want more out of you when new accounts come in they don't want to hire new people they will tell the costumer that they will but they would use the same ones that they have so that they can save money like when I was there I would run several accounts by myself but the pay would never change they would send me off to other buildings for months at a time one time I was in a warehouse alone for a month working an account and the ones that they would always favor when the manager would need them to work they would turn them down every time so they would come to the hard working slaves and would ask them to fillin because their favorites would always say no they have this one woman that was making about I would say 20.00 an hour and she would set on her butt all day and talk about everyone in the building even the managers that was letting her do this all day and she could work as many hours she wanted to you could only imagine hour big her checks was every two weeks I mean they would let her work sat some on sun but she would come in at 6 and leave at 8 at night sometimes I mean at one time she would do t
I was promised a 3-11 schedule. Due to running at half capacity, and resignations I would work more 1-1 shifts. Getting out at 11 was more of a blue moon for us and coming 2 hours early was a must. I was dependable and my higher-ups would engage with me and listen to what I had to say which was nice. However, due to the lack of staff, we were constantly put into these last-minute worst-case scenarios that we weren't prepared for. One guy coming in could make the difference of not getting constant layover orders the rest of the week and getting out around 2 o'clock in the morning. this of course leading to coming in 2 hours early the next day at 1. The staff is excellent but due to the loss of so many employees, I would be put in difficult situations where I would be finished in the account I was hired to, and be then be asked to work more hours to help another account. I was really hopeful when I started because most of the managers are genuinely good people that care, but business can get in the way of that. I was working in total about three days in a 5 day period, (67 hours), and at the end of the day, the money wasn't worth it. If you're the type of person that can do the incredible amount of overtime necessary, this is a great job! But i wouldn't recommend it if you don't already have a full life set up. I would struggle with getting in proper meals, getting enough sleep, or doing anything other than work during my weekdays. The account needs more employees in order for
Prosgreat managers, open communication with employees, and lots of opportunity to advance a career in logistics
Consunderstaffed, mandatory overtime, a second shift that's both a day and night shift, and a lot of talk with a very slow walk
Very bad environment, unsafe, poor management (upper and direct)
Your job at this place is just that - a job. There is no acknowledgment for a job well done because management does not recognize the workers. They look for production and that is it. The team is treated poorly and over worked. Compensation is mediocre but the mental health of the employees is critical. There is low moral as there is no positive direction.
There is also a safety issue at the warehouse on Pinnacle in Joliet IL. There is / was an employee that is threatening to harm other employees. When brought up to management and HR - staff was told it would be dealt with and this employee would be asked to leave. Employee came back and was allowed to work the next shift. That employee still threatening to harm others. Was reported again to HR - not too much insight on that next step as I left the company.
You are not allowed to voice your opinion to management as they do not acknowledge your opinion. You will get fired or charged a point for having a concern with them as well.
Staff that quits are replaced by individuals to act as "a body" without proper training or knowledge of how to do the job. This creates a safety issue for all of those around them. Procedures are not followed, OSHA guidelines are not adhered to and there are many "promotions" to people that are not a good fit for the company because of favoritism. Unless you are friends with upper management, you will always just be a "body" to that company.
Prosits a paycheck, for what that is even worth
ConsHostility in the workplace, overworked, unskilled staff, long work weeks, negativity from management and much more
They lied to, manipulated, and used me for over a year
I drove a reach truck there for a year and a half. I could earn good performance pay doing the replenishment and put-away jobs but a month or so in they started giving me alternate picking assignments to do that they called transfers. These transfers always harmed my performance score and took away any chance I had to earn the performance pay I deserved. What I hate about it is that both my direct supervisor and manager always agreed that I was unfairly losing pay doing transfers, thanked me for being a team player and promised they would try to get it fixed. The problem is that this continued for well over a year for me. I talked to every supervisor and manager I could while I was there about it. I even triggered an HR investigation over it and the HR director assured me the people in charge were looking into it and that they would get it fixed but they never fixed it.
It does seem like a person can advance here but I ended up just feeling like a doormat all the time. I was always a team player believing hard work would pay off but the only advancement opportunity I saw was being asked to train people when the guy who trained people quit over being made to do transfers (they were trying to give me a break from them). Still I was always the guy asked to re-stack someone else's tipped over pallet, do transfers, and help collect/stack the empty pallets when those guys would call out of work. I really tried hard for these people but they never shot me straight.
ProsGood money, a lot of good people
Consdishonest management, unfair performance score system
Met 7400 mensen en een wereldwijd netwerk, is Geodis Wilson een van de grootste vrachtmanagement bedrijven. Geodis zorgt voor een betere en overzichtelijkere stroomlijning van het vervoer voor diensten en goederen.
De organisatie heeft een grondige kennis van verschillende markten, met inbegrip van:
Geodis heeft zich ook gespecialiseerd in:
*Andere soortgelijke markten.
De ruggengraat van het bedrijf is een van zichzelf afhankelijk netwerk van kantoren.
Hiervoor maakt het bedrijf gebruik van luchtverkeer en zeevracht in ongeveer 50 landen.
Geodis heeft een sterke aanwezigheid in Europa, Amerika en de regio Asia Pacific. Geodis heeft ook kantoren in het Midden-Oosten en in Afrika.
Bij de afdeling van Finance & Control kan iedereen met elkaar communiceren. Het is een open ruimte waar verschillende afdelingen zitten. Voor vragen kon ik langslopen bij iedereen. Voor de wat uitgebreidere vragen en beslissingen werden er meetings gepland. Dit werd in Outlook gedaan. Er werd dan ook een ruimte gereserveerd.
Voor Netting werkzaamheden werden er elke maand ook meetings gehouden om de gang van zaken door te nemen. De samenwerking binnen de afdeling verloopt heel soepel.
Er heerst een informele maar toch zakelijke sfeer. De leeftijd bij mijn afdeling was relatief jong. De gemiddelde leeftijd is 30 á 35 jaar.
Verder heb ik plezier
If you want to be treated like a human avoid this place
The site I was working at in Lichfield is rife with nepotism with a "not what you know but who you know" culture.
Having worked in multiple warehouse sites which like to involve the employees in incentives and schemes to make working in the warehousing industry more appealing, Geodis Fradley does not have any incentive to do better and feels more like a gulag than a job, Having an operations manager who was ex military, and made everyone line up and march through the warehouse!
The Teams/Departments there are always working against each other instead of as a whole and many of the management team there would be happy to step on other's toes in order for personal gain or glory within the site.
The toilets are a complete mess constantly and many employees were getting ill with stomach bugs and other such illnesses.
When a warehouse site is being run by a manager who laughs in his employees faces when they make a suggestion as to how they could improve the place and puts attractive eastern european girls into positions they are not qualified to do, it diminishes your chances of even thinking about progressing on this site.
I don't know what other Geodis UK sites are like but based on my experience at this particular site it would take a lot of persuading for me to ever go back on a Geodis site again and work to my full potential, having substantial operative & management experience within the sector
As the title of this review states, If you want to be treated l
If you were in charge, what would you do to make GEODIS a better place to work?
Asked Aug 23, 2018
Implement a whole new receiving system and replace all supervisors and most leads.
Answered Oct 29, 2020
Certain members of leadership who were conspiratory and complicit in violating the aforementioned labor law would all be removed as they're taking shortcuts that will cost the company in the long run.
Answered Oct 21, 2020
How long does it take to get hired from start to finish at GEODIS? What are the steps along the way?
Asked Jun 29, 2016
I got a little phone screen interview , then I got called in for a in person interview with two supervisors.
Later that day I got an email with a job offer.
Answered Aug 20, 2020
It doesn't take long to get hired and start working there just as it doesn't take long to get fired. Both are very quickly.
Answered May 12, 2019
What is the work environment and culture like at GEODIS?
Asked Jun 20, 2016
The tension is so high you could cut it with a knife. Not a friendly work environment, their is always someone looking over your shoulder.
Answered May 12, 2019
Across the US, GEODIS has over 147 different warehouses and distribution centers with a fast paced, fun work environment. Our leaders engage in various employee engagement activities, especially during our PEAK season. Our leaders also seek to cultivate positive collaboration with our teammates. We are very proud to say that GEODIS has a warm and diverse working environment.
Answered Jan 7, 2019
What is the best part of working at GEODIS?
Asked Jan 3, 2020
3 days off except peak then its mandatory 6 11 hour days.
Answered Oct 29, 2020
Used to be the insurance but they switched it and screwed that up.. so, the people.
There are a lot of good people there. I miss the good workers.