A typical day at work for me was always busy and productive when I became the team leader of dispensing team.My supervisor gave me more duties and my responsibility was much bigger than before.Every morning I had to do the batch report of the batch that was being delivered that morning.Importance was that the batch was fully completed and that there was no outstanding parcels.If parcels was outstanding it had to be dispensed again.The facility had to be informed that it would be delivered the next day.I sent email to the supervisors is cases like that.I was responsible for finding locums to work in the evenings,I created a group on whatsapp for the locums which made it much easier just by sending a message asking who is available and the quantity of dispensers needed.It used to be time consuming when I had to phone the locums 1 by 1.
My supervisor was impressed when I suggested to her my idea of creating the group and she gave me the go ahead to create group.She could also address important issues on the group.It was impossible to have meetings with locums because of the workload always being huge and that time in production was very crucial because we had a deadline everyday that had to be done.
Unfortunately unforeseen circumstances occurred that was impossible to prevent in some cases like load shedding. Backup generator was lifesaver but if operations stood still for more than an hour it caused even more pressure on everyone because we had to prevent being fined if the
diverse environment with enthusiastic personel/ employees
some days you would be asked to work overtime even if you were not told before or at a right time a few minutes before you go home and they ask you to work over time. but fortunately the employees at the company are always eager to go the extra mile so being for such a thing doesn't pose as a problem at all. instead we look at it as extra money for self fulfillment.
the most challenging thing we always faced with is the client time satisfaction. that is making sure parts or whatever the customer needs is there on time as there will be shortfalls if material don't rich the customer on time thus resulting penalties.
the challenge becomes even worse when the conditions are worsened by circumstances beyond anyone's control. like the weather for example the parts are unable to be offloaded at the harbour so they can come to us on time for us to send to customer on time.
that sometimes creates a bit of problems and shortages in production targets, thus making everyone run like headless chickens.
but at the end production comes back to normal with no losses as the shortages are recouped.
all thanks to the good management we have that is able to integrate relevant people and resources aiming for the next process to recover so that the delay can be easily assimilated when things are back to normal.
ProsAlways obey safety rules - very strict on that
The atmosphere is overwheliming in terms of the morals and values.
Coming to work in the morning is filled with anxiety as to what the day might be like. At first i am ready to take anything, but when the chalenge arrives its like an adrenalin, when i get the rush to be challenge i take on the risk as if im about to win a prize.
I have two wonderful woman who helps with admin and they make the enviroment serential when im in need of a good laugh as a day at work can be overwhelming and negative.
I have learnt to deal with diferent personalities and learnt to deal with presure and that any task put before me becomes easy with just a single deep breath.
I am still learning to deal with management and the demands as this is the best part of my day waiting to get challenged from them. I however disagree with thier level of respect for the staff and thier inconsideration in dealing with certain issues.
The best part of my job is that I get to learn and experience new challenges all the time.
I believe that any one can do anything when given the oportunity to strive in thier exellence.
Very productive, encourage team work and skills development
As a CIP engineer I get to be involved in a lot of projects within the company, attend a lot of meetings and most of the time have to take work home.
I have learnt the importance of team work and why one should understand the whole supply chain and not just your environment, if you want to learn, grow and be productive.
DSV Healthcare management is very involved with operations and are very supportive.
The culture is team work and we are a Client centric company. The team (workers) are also well looked after and subsidized transport is provided if the team has to work until late.
Hardest part of the work is too much work and everyone expect their project to be prioritized and they keep pushing for an update.
The most enjoyable part of the job is the team spirit, team work and support offered in everything you do at work.
ProsCheap lunch, people and skills development and encourage growth within the company
I thoroughly enjoy my job and the fact that I know I am helping someone by dispencing their medication on time. However, the hours are extremely long and sometimes a 12hr or 15hr day. I have excellent relationships that I have fostered over the years, be it the colleague, cleaner, or management. I believe in treating people fairly and this has been put in place when on the off occasion I step in as team supervisor.
I encourage open conversation with colleagues and management, after all-we spend more time at work, than with our families. So let it be pleasant!
I'm optimistic about public holidays, having to work in the extra hours in order to deliver to facilities on time, However, the feeling of excitement when the planning is done correctly in order to facilitate and see this process through.
The most challenging aspects of my job, is working with people who do not understand the logic and urgency of the type of work we do, and working with individuals, who do not want to work as a team.
The company Dsv Healthcare is a a great company from personal experience.
A typical day at work would include day to day challenges, there were always deadlines to be met that kept one on your toes.
Team work was essential because a each member in different departments had to work at a certain pace to ensure we reach sla's
I learned computer skills, prioritising, team work, Obedience, quality in work and how to work under pressure.
My manager always kept me on my feet, motivating me to never give up and giving me work that forced me to show my best.
The culture was, do it right the first time so you don't have to so it again. They were a real family to me, teaching about logistics and things in different departments when I completed my duties.
The hardest part of the job was, catching up at first but I enjoyed the pressure.
The most enjoyable part was the team work that was clearly evident in our day to day duties.
DSV is a pleasant company to work for you learn a lot as every day is different it never has the same challenges.
A typical day at work is when the day starts we are receiving calls from clients requesting to be contacted back as they would like to change delivery addresses or asking that we deliver at an alternative time or date. I have learnt to be patient and that the client can respond to you however you need to be professional at all times. The management team at the company is quite helpful as they are there to assist especially when there is a client who no longer wants to speak to you but to your superior because of something beyond your control. Hardest part is dealing with irate clients who don't want to listen to reason. We have our monthly meetings whereby we find out how the previous month deliveries went this is what I enjoy most.
. I enjoy very much working working under this company, where even if come to work having a little tension, some client indeed will make your day even better.
. The hardest part of this job is when i have to solve other people's queries, of which i enjoy very much talking with client given them the service they deserve.
.I am working with kind very reliable co-worker, i say that because we do help each other in different ways, they are not selective, we are a great team.
.What i have learned in this organisation is working with different people and tribes, like i turned to know other people's cultures and they way they live.
ProsSometimes i have an arguments with the guys who order and issue the stationery, because they order less stock to save costs.
ConsDfficulties in managing people from various background.
They assisted with the learnership and employment
I would work for them anytime a job comes up.
I learnt discipline and time management.
My co-workers were also in the learnership programme and I met others when I was employed as a waybill clerk.
The hardest part of the job was the fact that I could not get a job in line with my UJ University qualifications. I was always told that you start low and stand a chance for better opportunities . That was not the case with me.
I got too excited earning a salary and made decisions that I regret.
I am more matured now and desperately looking for a permanent job and willing to take a job in any branch.
ProsCANT SAY MUCH AS I WAS ON A LEARNERSHIP AND SHORT EMPLOYMENT
ConsCANT SAY MUCH AS I WAS ON A LEARNERSHIP AND SHORT EMPLOYMENT
Inbound Call Center Representative | Gauteng | 07 Jan 2013
Productive and experience
My day at work is productive , as i ensure client cards are delivered on a daily basis. I ensure clients stay happy with our service.
I learn to deal with people from all walks of life and their individual needs and requirements.
The management is only fair in what they do, they treat every person in a equal and professional manner.
My co-workers are extremly fun to work with as they are friendly and proffesional in what they do.
The hardest part of my job is dealing with irate clients that wants their cards but does not understand the company process of which is strictly set out from the bank.
The most enjoyable part about my job is ensuring every client satisfaction is met , when clients receive their cards timelously.
I worked for UTI for about 3 years. I started out simply unloading trucks for a few weeks, and then was later moved to another department where I picked, packed, and shipped orders. Over time I preformed very well at my job, went from temporary to full time, and was given more responsibility as a reward for my work ethic. But with that responsibility also came unreasonable requests at times, long hours and complete disregard for work-life balance, and often absurd backlash and disrespect from management when their unreasonable requests were not met. Also, throughout my work tenure, I witnessed highly excessive turnover, constant change and lack of consistency in expectations and guidelines, as well as, a lot of tension and bad employee-management relationships on a regular basis. Those who performed well, were often let go because of personal vendettas between supervisors and their employees, and many who performed poorly were overlooked at times. There was also no equal division of work among departments. Some departments worked much longer hours doing far more strenuous work, while others worked flexible schedules and did little to nothing, and received more recognition. They often required you work mandatory overtime and weekends and holidays, but made a big deal anytime you asked for a day off using your given vacation, and also gave employees an extremely hard time about petty tardiness, whether it be a minute late or 5 minutes late. They had great conditions for office
ProsGood benefits, friendly co-workers, simple work tasks
ConsTerrible supervision and management, little room for growth, unreasonable expectations, poor compensation, very unprofessional, often hostile environment and division among employees and their superiors
Very demanding of your free time/off days and fast paced.
Easy to get burned out doing this job. Odd work scheduling. You can never do enough and your never caught up on work. You really don't ever feel like you accomplish anything. Co-workers were good people. Management continually pushed for numbers so the site looked the "best" compared to others across the nation.The company had no interest in workers outside affairs. As long as you make it to work for them and as long as the work gets done by whatever means necessary. Just don't get hurt busting your hump or have any kind of incident. They don't like corporate coming down on them, and they will, if the record shows anything less than spotless and flawless. Workers are viewed as expendable by management and the employees know it. Hard workers are taken advantage of because management knows "He can handle it" until they become burnt out. Many people leave after a short time being at this facility. And the smart ones leave immediately. Requires you to work weekends/off days if management "deems necessary" even if you have made plans months in advance and cannot cancel. Leave can be cancelled if "work permits." Pay is menial and the company refuses to hire more employees to lighten the load because it takes off management and HR's bottom line/bonus at the end of the year. It all comes down to the dollar bill for this company. I understand good business procedures but many aspects of this company are downright low. Would not ever recommend anyone work at this facility at any level.
ProsWork day is over at 2:30 pm. Cheap soda machines.
ConsToo many to list. Would'nt work for them again.
Customer Service Representative | Aurora, IL | 28 Jan 2016
A Laughable Company
Everyone is expected to do the job of three people if you were competent while anybody who was less then that, due to no training at all or were not appropriately assessed for the job given, were shown out the door. The turnover rate is so ridiculous that I am not surprised that this company has been bought out by another more professional company because how can you run a business when you are invested in a few employees at a time and your employees feel so uncomfortable that being fired is a sad everyday topic for conversation amongst each other. For example a coworker from another building was let go on the spot in front of others because she gave her two weeks notice to management for her own private reasons and the head of the building felt insulted for the mere act of it even though that coworker at the time had shown initiative to lead my shift when I started to make sure everything went smoothly for the company at a different building and worked 12 hours a day out of management request. I learned to not expect any advancement in the company although lower management love to play with the idea thinking it will make the team work harder when the team knows you do not have the leeway therefore never intend to do so. The pay is nice but you are really only given one day off because 50+ work week so taxes work against you to the point that 300 dollars are taken from your pay that there is no point to work those
"mandatory hours" and this is the only benefit.
ConsLack of management or micromanagement with poor decisions
Ik hoop voor je dat als je hier werkt dat je niet voor kleine lucas staat te werken. (Under Armour hal 8) op de werkvloer wordt je meteen afgestraft. Op mijn 1ste dag werd al geroepen waarom ik 1 minuut te laat was omdat er niemand me kon aanwijzen waar ik moest zijn.
Het gaat je enorm helpen als je Pools kan. Want er is een vriendjespolitiek sterk aanwezig. Er zijn een paar vaste werknemers die als klikspaan werken voor de supervisors dus pas op met wie je praat. Praten mag je niet, ook al werk je goed door. Handscanners zijn versleten dus je moet als 1ste eentje claimen. Je krijgt ze meestal bezweet als je gaat beginnen.
Lange afstand naar kantines ongeveer 8 minuten verlies van je pauze.
Via randstad plannen ze je in via de app. Heb meerdere keren aangegeven om geen 3 nachten achter elkaar te werken maar werd alsnog ingepland en er werd verwacht dat ik ook aanwezig zou zijn. Na discussie hierover wordt je ook meteen ontslagen. Geen flexibiliteit van de planners. Maar verwachten wel van jou.
Ze nemen je ook niet meer aan als je ooit bij dsv hebt gewerkt.
Nergens heb ik mezelf zo slecht gevoeld en als een nummertje behandeld als bij DSV under armour.
Beste tip voor je:
Werk s nachts dan heb je een meer relaxe sfeer. Kies liever New balance. Of andere hal.
Wel multicultureel, verschillende mensen en paar goede vrienden aan over gehouden. Overal drinkwater beschikbaar.
ConsSlechte supervisor, vriendjespolitiek, 8 min. Pauzeverlies. Niet praten, hoog tempo.
Customer Service Representative | Romulus, MI | 06 Feb 2022
High expectations with low pay. Negative work environment, Bad office culture, no room for growth. Unprofessional Managenment
A typical work day for DSV will consist of relatively easy to understand tasks and assignments. You are typically able to complete your work with minimal stress and prioritize tasks at your discretion. However, the average workday becomes extremely monotonous after about 3 months into most positions. Although the workload is manageable, the unfair expectations from management and senior staff will leave many employees buried under work that is not their responsibility or not related to their department at all.
The work environment is extremely negative and depressing with many employees complaining and venting out-loud for hours at a time. Management and senior staff will regularly create more issues than they fix and everyone else will be left to find a solution. Minor issues are often blown out of proportion and you will be punished for a trivial mistake based entirely on the mood of management and senior staff. Innovation and/or questioning company policy will be ignored or punished.
Work/ Life balance can be great if you stand your ground, but you will be criticized for not making work a priority over personal wellbeing and safety
ProsAutonomy During work day, loose deadlines, relatively manageable work load
ConsExtremely negative work environment, Awful office culture, Short Breaks, Unreasonable expectations, Unclear management priorities
I have been there for over two years and it is starting to go BAD to worse. First thing is the pay isn't that great and the insurance is horrible. You have only one provider and that are extremely high, like 80 dollars a week for one adult and that's one of the cheapest options, vision and dental are separate. Then there upper management, where do I start. We recently were bought out yet again but another company and then the problems started, well they were already there. Continental our employer who only cares about filling there own pocket toke on so many new, BIG contract's that we can't stay caught up, we have been working six days a week since before the beginning of the year. They promised that they would start letting us have one Saturday on one off and that lasted all but two weeks and here we are again six days. I spend more time at work than with my family, and please don't plan anything on Saturday because making them money is more important. They fire people constantly and we hire every week seems like. There are so many people leaving to find other jobs because everyone is disgusted with everything. Morale is so low that you can't measure it if you could. Bottom line I'm going to start looking for another job myself. I don't see this place staying open much longer. If it does I will be amazed.
The job itself is quite simple, if not monotonous. If you pick orders you are required to meet a minimum "rate" which varies based on the part of the warehouse you are currently assigned. However, rate is inconsistent and is either too easy or too difficult to regularly meet depending on your area. There are no incentives or rewards for exceeding rate other than having your name posted for others to see. I started on the weekend shift and enjoyed it for the most part because of having 3 days off per week, but with less than a months notice our shift was informed that we had to choose another shift because the weekend was getting shut down. We all lost our shift pay differential and were forced to move to another shift and work 5 days a week instead of 4. Management spends most of their time chatting in their air conditioned offices and in meetings while the leads pick up most of their responsibilities. Co-workers are mostly good people who dislike their jobs, and thus are often in bad moods, but most do their best to joke and make friends to make the best of the poor work environment. I would only recommend working here as an alternative to fast food or to get some general warehouse experience.
Proswarehouse experience may help get hired at better companies, paid breaks
ConsLow pay compared to other warehouses, clueless management, negative atmosphere
On vriendelijke mensen. Mensen die eerst in u gezicht lachen daarna over u rodelen, geen respect hebben voor andere. Er waren te veel mensen die elke keer volgende zagen "het is weer maandag "
Volgens mij iemand die van zijn job niet houd moet gewoon andere job vinden.
Sfeer is zeer belangrijk denk ik, als je in positive sfeer zal werken is dit makelijker. Maar als je met mensen werk die gewoon geen discipline hebben en geen respect hebben voor u. Dan is da zekker geen goeie sfeer. Veel team lijders weten gewoon niet hoe die met mensen moeten spreken, weten niet hoe er gewerkt moet worden. Eerlijk gezegd en dat is mijn persoonlijke mening, omdat veel mensen ofwel dom zijn in fabriek of dom doen, als een nieuwe en slimme positieve persoon komt werken, veel van team lijders zijn jaloers, als die een nieuwe persoon zien die eerste, zijn best doen, ten tweede snel alles onthoud, vriendelijke is, geen stres heeft, in plaats van voorbeeld te nemen van deze persoon, word bijna iedereen jaloers. Dat is mijn persoonlijke mening. Mijn advies is gewoon. Uren die men moet doen, werken en terug naar huis, open nooit u hart tijdens de pauzes naar mensen. Gewoon werken en terug naar huis gaan. Dan heb je minder problemen, als je begin met mensen te open te zijn en te vriendelijke te zijn, word het erger en erger
ConsGeen discipline, on vriendelijke mensen
Questions And Answers about DSV
How did you feel about telling people you worked at DSV?
Asked 30 Apr 2017
The value of this company is so great that future is good.communicating and understanding the business is good .the cost of business is value of client 's business does excellent delivery.
Answered 19 Aug 2020
It is a very good company it's work with the community do distribution to hospital ,clinic ,clicks,deschem
Answered 28 Nov 2019
What is the interview process like at DSV?
Asked 19 May 2017
Answered 20 Mar 2020
I applied online (adcorp blu) and got a call 2months later telling me i got the job then i started the following day
Answered 22 Aug 2019
What are the perks offered by DSV?
Asked 19 Feb 2018
I love the culture company and also the uniform it will suit me very well because I love clean clothes
Answered 14 Apr 2020
Answered 28 Nov 2019
What questions did they ask during your interview at DSV?
Asked 11 May 2017
How can i I make changes in the company
Answered 09 Mar 2020
I had an in person interview with manager and director. It was a very casual interview, not overly formal or corporate but more of an open ended conversation that lead to job related questions.