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Any other FDC employees out there?

Discussion in 'Distribution Centers' started by Codered95, Oct 2, 2015.

  1. Outbound manual team here. On H key. I didn't know if anyone else on here worked at one, I didn't many threads about it
  2. TgtTrainer

    TgtTrainer Former Team Member

    Sorry bro, apparently your all alone lol. What's it like working in a FDC? Never really heard anyone talk much about it.
  3. mrknownothing

    mrknownothing purveyor of things

    We have a few from the RDCs and at least one from an online fulfillment center, but I think you're the first I've seen from a FDC.

    If you're at the FDC in Ohio, the pick labels have been awful lately. Obviously not your department since you're outbound, but I figured I'd let you know.
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  4. qmosqueen

    qmosqueen Perishable Assistant Wizard

    Also no pick labels on the freezer pallets from the Columbus Ohio FDC.
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  5. mrknownothing

    mrknownothing purveyor of things

    That too, I forgot about the frozen casepacks. When that FDC first started servicing my store, it was wonderful to have everything labeled so nothing had to be BCODEd. But now the labels are printed crappy and they stopped labeling frozen boxes.
  6. OP


    It's not too bad really. We have different keys then the traditional RDCs, and most people work 8 hour shifts. I do work at the one in Ohio
  7. OP


    Yea idk. I don't deal with any freezer involved at my position, I stay warm in the 34 degree rooms as opposed to the negative 15
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  8. Targe

    Targe O/N Flow TM/Backroom Slug

    Damn, hoping for some answers there. We all miss saving time. Served by the West Jefferson/Columbus FDC as well.

    It's good to see a FDC guy here..Finally!
  9. oath2order

    oath2order Scary Socialist

    I had questions but then I remembered my store is frigging C&S not FDC.
  10. what do the keys look like there anyhow?

    1. Those are the 4 day work keys at a DC, they work Tuesday thru Friday. B3 is a FacOPs key where the majority of the PM's are preformed. Of course there are the A keys A1 6am to 6pm and A2 6pm to 6am, A keys work on Saturday Sunday and Monday. If your just starting your likely to get put on A2, it tends to be a feeder key, people move to day shifts as they get the chance.

      Greenshirt, Jan 26, 2012
  11. Sorry HLM, it looks like FDC's got some other kinda scheme going. I've never heard of a 'H-key' before.
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  12. Ya never heard of those. We heard grumbling a that they were changing keys at Dc's but the gm at our last atm said that is not going to happen in the forseeable future.
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  13. OP


    they do. There's only eight hour shifts at fdcs with the exception of QM and E&F. My shift is Sunday-Thursday 6am-2pm. There's "I" key which is Tuesday to Saturday and a J key that only gets 32 hours a week which covers Friday-Monday. There's a second shift that goes from 2pm-10pm as well.

    The load team works a similar schedule except they come in an hour later and stay an hour late.

    Sorry I thought this thread was dead, I disappeared for a while.
  14. I used to work at the FDC, not sure if that counts? Probably not. I was miserable there, if it wasn't for awesome co-workers I would have been gone on week 1.
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  15. What are the pros and cons of working at a FDC? Several co workers just recently gotten hired at one.
  16. OP


    - 5 8s can be a pro depending on a preference.
    -I have never worked in an RDC but I think there OB spots that for sure more labor intensive. Its not a walk in the park here either, but I think the hardest jobs exist over there
    -Doesnt get super hot in the Summer like other warehouse jobs

    -Its cold but you get used to it
  17. I have never worked at a FDC b4 but I am currently working at a store in the backroom which isn't bad.
    - 30 to 40 hours in the back room
    - it's overnight backroom so you can wear shorts or jeans if you wish
    - can use you phone to listen to music
    - mostly non intensive lifting but there is some.
    - Mostly left to do your job

    - Can get hot in the backroom
    - Equipment can not work properly at times
    - general lack of sense of urgency
    - backroom ends up being a dumping ground for trash, back stock, damages and fixtures
    - employees leaving before the job is finished or almost finished
    - Not a set schedule
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  18. smashandthrash

    smashandthrash Former store LOG and Inbound/Receiving DC TM

    I'm also looking at this now. I currently work in a RDC, looking to transfer out to a FDC because it sounds interesting (and I just want to move out of state because I'm at a place in my life where it is possible).

    What are daily operations like? They do five 8's? I assume pay is equal? What department types are there and what do they do?

    Any insight would help. I'm going to talk to HR pretty soon for info too. Thanks
  19. This sounds exactly like me, except my transfer has already been approved! the only thing I'm now worried about is they told me it's a "work till the job is done" type of shift, so if we finish in 4hrs, we VLE and if it takes us 13hrs, then we're staying late. at least that's how they make it sound.

    I'm a seasoned IB guy and I love inbound. I'm excited to learn their processes, but worried I'll get transferred to a different department (I was told I couldn't be guaranteed an IB spot). But I'd still be excited to learn those departments as well