Warehouse Careers: The Culture and People are Schneider's Differentiators

By Mike Steele Jan 28, 2016
Warehouse

Schneider’s Port Logistics business unit is definitely unique. It’s the newest at Schneider, which means exciting new Warehouse career opportunities  and an entrepreneurial spirit. We get to enjoy all the benefits of being part of a large, well-known company with tremendous resources, while still having the ability to operate with the dexterity of a much smaller organization.

Our team is strong, dedicated and diverse, all of which adds to the color that makes up the tapestry of a great place to work. Our division works hard to hit our goals, but plays hard too. We have regular bags tournaments, recognition meals, awards from senior leaders, frequent sincere thank yous and a culture that celebrates accomplishments big and small.

It’s really the culture that sets us apart.

Warehouse associates face new and exciting challenges every day and are backed by a leadership team that supports innovation and outside-the-box thinking. I’ve had a chance to contribute to project teams and make decisions that impact the business, which helps me grow as a professional. While I have been growing inside the office, my group supports me outside the workplace by helping me maintain a work-life balance and providing education reimbursement to help me complete a Master’s degree.

Out of all Schneider’s Warehouse locations , I chose to work in Savannah, Ga., because it’s beautiful. The beaches and weather are amazing! I chose to work in Port Logistics with Schneider because I enjoyed the people at the site and the support of the leadership team. Divisional leaders like Dan Flaherty, our general manager, and Bruce Muszynski, our HR director, are on top of making sure we have the resources to be successful. I have never been denied a resource I needed after making a business case.

I stay in my role because I have the opportunity to grow.

I started with the company two years ago as the Human Resources Business Partner (HRBP) overseeing six sites in two states and supporting one business unit. After about a year I was supporting 11 sites in six states, and now I support 13 sites in eight states.

Many people who work at companies today have a desire to reinvent themselves mid or late career and refresh their energy by trying a difficult new career path. At most places it is hard to make this transition, but not at Schneider in Port Logistics. We have former Operations leaders who now work in HR, former HR leaders who work in Safety and former truck drivers who are now Operations leaders in a warehouse. The opportunities for growth are endless!

Have you explored Schneider’s Warehouse opportunities?

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Mike is a Human Resources Business Partner for Port Logistics at Schneider. Prior to coming to Schneider, Mike had a decade of human resources experience working in union and non-union manufacturing, distribution, engineering and sales environments. He earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management and Administration with a focus in HR Management from Bradley University. He also has his SPHR, SHRP- SCP, Greenbelt in Six Sigma and a Master’s Degree of HR Management from the University of Connecticut.

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