General Manager Referred To The Team Members As Animals
3 general managers in 2 years. My first day on the job they fired the general manager that hired me. The manager I reported to on my first day told me to quit. The other supervisor I would be working directly with told me not to bother him. An off-shift team member, a rail dock employee, several leads, and the weekend supervisor taught me the system and processes.
The other supervisor that worked with me was fired several months later because he would randomly challenge employees to fights in between hiding in the bathroom or sexually harassing female team members.
My boss did come around and started teaching me things after seeing how I handled running the shift by myself. We had a great relationship after. He accepted another role in the company.
The first and third shift operation managers were always a big help and had my back. They were good men. The other supervisors did the best with what they had. It is a tough place to work. I miss joking around with them before or after my shift was over.
The 2nd General Manager did a great job. Morale was up and detention fees were low and the business became profitable. They hired a new operation manager for my shift, promoted from within to fill a rail dock supervisor role, and a second supervisor for the shift. The building ran extremely well. That general manager was promoted within the company.
The 3rd General Manager was awful. He ruined the business. The first meeting I attended with the new general ma
ConsBomb threats, Blame game, and extreme hard to promote from the floor to another role.
I'm a current full-time employee here and I'll tell it like it is.
Yes it is cold. 34 above down to - 20 Fahrenheit. There is a warm up room available that employees tend to abuse by staying in there for twenty minutes, going in right before break, coming back from break to go into the heat room, and otherwise spending more time than necessary in there. When you first start they will give you much more leeway about being in the heat room, because the cold takes getting used to. I myself spent a fair amount of time in there when I first started as a temporary Teammate through JMJ Talent. About two months in I was in the heat room minimally, unless I was working in our ice cream freezer. Now, almost eleven months later, I'm able to go break to break without needing the heat room. I still pop in there once a night to catch a breather, but I don't necessarily need to anymore.
The hours are long, yes. At the worst, which I would say is around the winter holidays, you will be working 11 to 12 hour days 6 to 7 days a week. But once the holidays are done we're down to a five day work week, working ten hour shifts and occasionally getting out early.
People complain about the pay. You may be getting paid 12 an hour, but the company is paying your staffing agency at least 15 an hour to have you there. That's more than I've ever been paid for an honest day's work. I played the temp game for several years, so I know the field. Once you get hired on (Which only requires you to s
ProsHeat room, one hour of breaks, job security, secure building
ConsFrigid temperatures, unstable labor pool, unstable schedule around holidays
I want to explain fully about the pro's and con's of this company:
Pros: Guaranteed overtime, if you want the hours, it's there. The order fillers can make up to $6 incentive which is great for all of the heavy lifting that they have to do for hours and hours everyday. Company BBQ's usually have great food, the bonus checks are decent monthly, the company benefits are great. I personally have Kaiser and Metlife and i'm happy with both. If you show up to work and do your job everyday then you won't have to worry about getting terminated, so good job security and it is a good experience gainer, a lot to learn about which will benefit if you try to move on to another company.
Cons: The upper management take forever to get new hires. All shipping and receiving shifts are understaffed for the workload that we receive on a daily/nightly basis, even though management claim that we are fully staffed which is unbelievable. We work anywhere from 12-15 hours a day on the regular and they mandate us to give up 1 off day to help the other crew. Management pick their favorites which kills the morale of the team, the order filling is ridiculous. The QA team don't make it easy for the order fillers to grab the cases from each slot because 68% of the produce pallets are 6 1/2 - 7 1/2 feet tall and QA won't adjust the ti-hi for those tall pallets and management expect us to level pick, the pay is very disappointing. They start you off at $10 an hour with a .75 cent night shift different
ProsBenefits, job security, order filler incentives, monthly bonuses and BBQ'S
ConsThe pay, long extensive hours, little to no appreciation, penny pinchers
terrible place to work veryy poor management .unsafe conditions
this is a very harsh company to work for they do not care about family if you had a family member dying they would not let you leave and if you did leave they would threaten your job securityyou hardly ever get any days off or time to be with your family this job is the type of job if you want to make money there is money to make but if you want to have a life you will never have a life working for this company the management is very poor and they stay in their office all day and only come out to boss people around and talk to their favorite people they will write you up for almost anything at this company HR plays favorites with the managers to so anything the matter just tell them they will hold against you they hold many grudges at this company so make sure you stay on the right side of management and kiss but basicallyI worked here for almost 6 months and every day I hated this company more more just wanted to quit when I did end up leaving the company they never gave me my raise that they were supposed to give me a raiseand they said they would give me back pay but they screwed me out of thatif you ever go on a interview for this place they will definitely try to sell you a dream and tell you how great the job is once you get started you will hate the company trust me I've been there done thatI would not recommend this job to my worst enemies or anyone this is a terrible company to work forunless you like working 6 days a week or sometimes 5 days a week 15 to 16 hour day
Consterrible managers operations managers an supervisor
You've never seen horrible management, until you work here
First of all, if you're an experienced selector, you can make a couple Grand a week with these hours. Some people make $30+ an hour here. That's literally the only good thing about it.
Management is the most uneducated, favoritism showing, lying bunch of vessels I've ever seen in my entire life. You ask them a question, that you may know the answer to already, they will have no problem lying to your face. There is a supervisor here that does absolutely nothing all day, and probably makes 60k a year. Yes, he does absolutely NOTHING. He's a condescending, worthless, disgusting person. He's always making remarks to the pickers about the younger women that work there, and he's old enough to be their grandfather. Nobody in corporate cares. The WM is OKAY, but you can't trust him either. If you are a good picker, and you have an emergency, or get injured and need to leave, your job WILL be threatened. The harder you work, the more you get treated like a slave, a dog, and a piece of garbage.
The training for these new people they keep hiring, is a complete joke. They tell them what to do to pick, and into the shark infested water they go. They end up picking slow, in the middle of every aisle, and if you're a selector, you know how annoying that is. They need more lift drivers, and management needs to learn how to adjust the schedule. Two of the busiest days, have the most people off. Since I've been here, no changes have been made to fix this problem.
The place is a dea
They are hiring, but more workers is not the answer. They need a better process and self accountability. They dont work with their customers to make sure that information is transferred through a barcode when receiving product. So you must input every single bit of information for every single pallet, even if it's the same information for every pallet.
If you are a loader your pallets are not stored on the dock for you to load like your typical warehouse. The pallets are in locations within the warehouse. When you arrive to this location it is typically not a 1 deep bay. So you must remove the 2 to 5 pallets to see if your pallet is behind them. If it is it is typically smashed to pieces by the pallets placed in front of it. Now you must swap out the pallet to send it. If you have 50 pallets on a truck (yes I said 50 they arent straight loading, your consolidating on the dock that has no space for your pallets) you can expect to have to change 25% of pallets on every single outbound truck, because they are getting broken in the picking process. But typically when you arrive to your location to find your pallet, it is not in that location. Now you are on a hunt to find your pallet. Which may be an entire aisle away. Nobody knows, the pickers dont care, they are flying to get incentives. Broken pallets, broken boxes with yogurt dripping all over the floors, pallets not in their marked locations, and nobody cleaning up after themselves is what you can expect in the pick areas.
Great place for class A drivers who are tired of low pay and hard work lineage balance it out
Ive been at lineage as a class a driver for a few months now and honestly the best “driving” job i have had. In the past I had worked for xpo logistics, central transportation, stericycle and ups all had there pros and cons but never felt happy at at any company. I was actually falling out of love with trucking and lineage has helped me recapture a passion for what i do. I was tired of feeling underpaid and overworked long hours politics piece of work dispatchers who don’t care bout your well being and management that make you feel like your the problem. You won’t experience none of it here. Pay is great for what your expected to do (im not even at top pay yet). You do about 3-4 stops a day usually drop and hook no touch!!! I usually start at 6am and out by 4-5 pm bout 10 hrs a day so always get some ot after 40!!! Usually see 1500 a week after taxes!!! Benefits are pretty good health insurance covers 90% of cost you pay 10% copay , 401 k. Ect. Mon-fri no weekends unless they have something and you want to work. Nooo long drives the longest drive will be about 45 mins due to traffic most of the time your sitting at ports waiting for your container to be brought to you. You work from a tablet that they buy for you and all your runs are given to you on there barely ever have to speak to dispatcher and when you do there nice and cool. If you have an issue outside of work they are understanding and do there best to accommodate you. So far management has been very pleasant. Now th
BAD place to work. I would not recommend this job to someone. The work is not that bad. You are lifting heavy things from time to time but it is busy work. they give you a goal to hit and then they expect you to stay how ever long it takes until the daily goal is gone. There is no set end time, just a start time and they'll set you loose like a bunch of race dogs at the track. Then you are expected to be at work the next day as if you didn't bust your hump the day before.
you are given 2 days off each week, one of those days will be Saturday and the other will be a random day during the week. you will NOT have off on Sunday so be prepared to work 12-15hrs on a Sunday starting at 7am.
*you are REPLACABLE, co workers and high level managers get fired or quit very often. Management here is probably the biggest issue. they do not know how to run a warehouse and just beat the brakes off of their employees with no regards to anything. They do not care about your life outside of work. All they care about is moving product to make the flow and money they are required to make.
**they are not enough workers there to fulfill the daily needs each day in a timely matter. The ceo's and mangers are always looking for more companies to do business with so they'll keep adding stores to service even if their warehouse employees do not increase or match the output needed
if you're serious about working there just be ready to make this your life and nothing else. Working 12-15 hours for 5 d
Prosweekly paycheck, benefits, and you're allowed to take a 15 min and lunch break whenever you want
Consmanagement has no idea how to run a warehouse, working 12-15hr days, dangerous, loading docks get full, working sundays
They have awesome benefits: Medical, Dental and vision. The company pays 100% of benefits just for yourself and adding on dependents is not costly at all. The job security is very good. Just make sure that you are always doing what you are supposed to be doing. Order fillers can make up to $6 incentive towards their hourly pay based on pick performance, you will get bonus checks once a month after your 5th month of employment and the week after bonus checks, the company will throw a BBQ/Luncheon for the building.
Their start off pay is $10. For the work that all associates are put through, they should start off at $13+. Severely underpaid and won't increase wages while the cost of living is steadily increasing. The management is awful. A lot of favoritism, hardly present in the warehouse and they are always in their office relaxing, not doing anything while other workers get away with safety violations. The work load is very harsh on a day to day basis. If you want overtime, well then this is the company for you. 53-60 hours a week with mandated overtime. Can hardly predict the workload for the next day or night. The employee staffing is always under the buildings expected goal. People are constantly jumping ship left and right to go work for other companies, or getting fired for attendance issues. All shifts and departments are understaffed and due to the shortage, 70% of the warehouse employees have to come in mandatory for overtime to help the other
ProsBenefits, job security, order filler incentives, monthly bonuses and BBQ'S
ConsSub par pay, Management, work load, staffing and lack of appreciation
Supportive management but workplace culture could improve
Management is supportive of your growth only if you’re willing to prove you are reliable by showing up on time and get the work done without complaining. Logistics is not a profession for slackers and complainers, I cannot stress that enough because most of the new hires I’ve seen here leave quickly due to the fast pace nature of the work.
Supportive Management who will offer room for growth (If you are a dedicated worker who doesn’t complain)
Fairly easy routine work as a Receiving Operator and Order Checker. (Need to be very detail oriented when ensuring your paperwork is accurate when auditing freight but repetition will help you learn quickly)
Excellent Benefits ranging from Healthcare, Dental, Vision, Life, to retirement
Flexible leadership regarding your schedule (again only if you’re a proven hard worker)
Cold Storage Environment (range from 50 to -0 degrees your whole shift.) Don’t complain when they already offer free cold protection gear, there is no excuse. This is the major reason why many don’t last since they complain about the cold.
Tough workplace environment (not for the weak). Many people will say rude remarks just like your average physical labor job. The culture can be unnecessarily unprofessional with a boys club vibe. Personal opinions should stay personal and not said during work.
Lack of sufficient training. Since the workload is extremely fast paced, you will need to adapt fairly quickly because training is very minimal, w
Questions And Answers about Lineage Logistics
What is the promotion process like at Lineage Logistics?
Asked Mar 20, 2021
Every 6 monthd
Answered Nov 8, 2022
Answered Oct 27, 2022
If you were in charge, what would you do to make Lineage Logistics a better place to work?
Asked Oct 11, 2016
Pay your employees more to match the hard work they do. People work to support their families not just to make a company profit. Add actual incentives for hard work like PROFIT SHARING, Raises based on who works hard day to day. Stop giving tiny percent based raises once a year. Nobody wants to stay at a company where they feel unappreciated and locked into terrible wage with tiny raises per year with regard for how hard they work.
Answered Nov 10, 2022
Pay more attention to the workers who are hands on with the business. And not just numbers.
Answered Feb 14, 2021
What is the best part of working at Lineage Logistics?
Asked Dec 4, 2019
Answered May 9, 2022
Plenty of overtime
Answered May 8, 2022
What is the interview process like at Lineage Logistics?
Asked Jun 30, 2016
Fast and easy. She made me feel right at home.
Answered Oct 6, 2021
Quick and easy
Answered Jun 14, 2021
How do you feel about the future of Lineage Logistics?
Asked Nov 15, 2016
This company is growing everyday! PSS is the future!
Answered Sep 20, 2021
In 2019 we are celebrating 100 years in the industry. As with any company with this tenure, we experienced growing pains and that is to be expected. We are looking forward to 100 more years as a leader in the food distribution industry.