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Gregg Distributors


http://www.greggdistributors.ca/home.htm

Size of company: Large (More than 500 employees)

Industry: Motor Vehicules (sales, parts, services)

  • I currently work at the branch level and to anyone who is a perspective employee and has come looking for info to make their decission all I have to say is run. I wish I had read this page when I was considering joining Greggs.
    If you are just looking for a paycheck, for fairly simple work, 8-5/mon-fri then great they are always hiring. But if you are looking for a career, for job satisfaction, for some responsibility then I suggest you look elsewhere.
    Just to make things simple I am going to make a numerical list of what I hate about my job:
    1. They use the bonus program as a way of getting people to work extra time (...), but at a branch level there is very little feedback so really your bonus turns out to be very mediocre.
    2. Lost Time..if there was also gained time this part wouldn't bother me but it is just all take, for instance if you were to show up to work at 7am (start time is 8am) and you got a personal phonecall at 8:30am that lasted only 30 seconds you would then be charged 6 mins (1 min for the call and 5 mins for an administrative fee) eventhough you gave them an extra 1 hr of time that morning.
    3. School. If they actually got people who knew the products well and knew how to teach then this would be a good thing. But instead they have people who are basically reading the info from the catalogue at a speed so fast that it is virtually impossible to get everything written down. And oh yes you better write it down because at the beginning of every school they ask questions to random people and not just any questions, the most obscure questions they can come up with, and if you don't know the answer then you are stupid. (...).
    4. Vocabulary. They need to retire "awareness". Pick up a thesaurus. (I know that one was kinda bitter and childish but did I mention that besides trying to bring an "awareness" to perspective employees I am also ranting?)
    5. Don't ask any questions or have any ideas. I have made the mistake of doing both, at Greggs there is no smart question, and ideas are only good if they are managements.
    6. If you are calling in sick or leaving early you need to ask the big guy himself. You think with a company that has over 600 staff members that maybe a few managers could be trusted to take those types of calls. Delegation is not their strong suit.
    7. The store opens at 7:30am but staff don't start to get paid until 8am, (...), if you work at the branch level like me and nobody is there to help customers before 8am you will be humiliated in school next week in front of all the other staff.
    8. They like to call overtime once and awhile but instead of paying the staff a rate of 1.5 they do a flat rate of $25/hr. Now for some people this is even less than there normal wage.

    There are other comments I would like to make but unfortunately they would require me to use names, initials, or functions and really all I am trying to do here is just caution people, not get sued.
    I hope this helps someone avoid making the same mistake I did.
    Oh and one last thing, the company is always priding themselves on the fact that throughout a recession they are constantly hiring people not laying people off. Now this would be a good thing if the number of staff members overall was constantly growning. Otherwise you have to wonder, why would people be quitting a job during a time when nobody else is hiring?

    Posted on 5 May 2010 by Rater #45 | Flag as inappropriate

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I am the person who wrote the original post and i just have to say I no longer work at Gregg Distributors and I have never been happier. I am working at a place that trusts me to do my work and doesn't watch every little thing that I do.
I am glad I worked at Gregg's because without it I might not appreciate what I have now as much.
If you are currently working there right now and you are unhappy take my advice and find something else, when you dread going in to work everyday like I did something needs to change.
The day I quit Gregg's was a very very happy day indeed.

Posted on 1 June 2011

If you put in an 11 hour day (you are paid for 8) and make or receive a one minute phone call, it's company policy to report it and have it deducted from your "Bonus days" 5 minutes admin charge. If you do not report any personal calls you are considered to be stealing from the company. If you start early or stay late it does not matter, you are still considered a time thief. This policy encourages false lost time forms so management thinks you are a team player.(I've done it !!) I can understand their thinking, no one likes slackers or theives,but the lost time form policy is just plain wrong. They really should take into account the extra time employees put in, and are not paid for. In fairness they have some good policies, and some good people in management. It's really too bad employees do not have a way of making suggestions without being identified. I could go on, but what's the use...
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Posted on 24 January 2011

If you have a 1 min call you are deducted 1 min from your personal time and they also add a 5 min administration charge for the paper work. Lost time = 6 min.

Posted on 1 September 2010

You are "charged" for answering a personal phone call..?

Posted on 27 August 2010

I found all the same things true. And what you talk about is just the tip of the iceberg...

Its too bad we can't talk more free on this website. But all the thing I would like to talk about would be deleted. The high ups at Gregg Distributors monitors this site very closes, and the folks at RateMyEmployer.ca are force to talk down anything that is too damning to Greggs, like what happen here a month or two ago...even though EVERYTHING that was posted on here in the past was 100% TRUE...

I wish there was a way to shine more light on the awful Gregg Distributors so more people would know to stay clear of it...both as employees and customers.......

Posted on 31 May 2010

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