2021 was a year unlike any other. We celebrated a lot of things at Dot Foods this year, but we also did a lot of education to help guide potential applicants and new employees through the process. You all did a lot of reading with us this year—here’s our top five most-read blog posts of 2021. 

Warehouse

1. Getting Ready to Apply to the Dot Foods Warehouse

“If you’re reading this, then you’re probably interested in applying to join the Dot Foods warehouse team. But maybe you aren’t sure what the next steps are or you have some more questions. Check out the frequently asked questions below to learn more about Dot’s application and interview process.”

2. Dot Foods Announces Certification as a Great Place To Work®

“Dot Foods is proud to announce that we have officially been certified as a Great Place To Work® (GPTW). This year, we partnered with GPTW—the global authority in workplace culture and most respected workplace recognition program—for our annual employee survey. GPTW “makes it easy to survey your employees, uncover actionable insights, and get recognized for your great company culture.” GPTW’s Trust Index Survey© is used by thousands of companies worldwide and serves as the data source for the annual Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For® list and more than 70 Best Workplaces ™ lists.”

3. Dot’s Scholarship Program

“Dot’s Scholarship Program provides financial assistance to children of full-time Dot Foods / Dot Transportation, Inc. (DTI) employees. Its purpose is to “reward and recognize scholastic accomplishment, leadership, and professional promise.”

For a child to be eligible for the scholarship, their parent must be a Dot employee for at least one year by the scholarship deadline.

Up to four $4,000 scholarships are awarded to children of a Dot Foods Mt. Sterling or St. Louis employee who are attending a two- or four-year school with plans to obtain a four-year degree. Up to four more scholarships will go to children of employees at other DCs.”

4. 5 Ways You Get Paid in the Dot Foods Mt. Sterling Warehouse

“One of the most common questions we get from potential applicants about working in the Dot Foods Mt. Sterling warehouse is “How does pay work in the Dot warehouse? How much money will I make?”

The answer to this question can be complex, so we’re going to break it down here the best we can. There are a lot of different ways you can earn money as a Mt. Sterling warehouse material handler, including hourly pay, performance-based pay, quarterly and annual bonus opportunities, and more.”

5. What’s It Like to Work the Overnight Shift in the Dot Foods Warehouse?

“Working the overnight shift at any job can feel daunting. But, in the Dot Foods warehouse, we have employees who went to the night shift and don’t plan on going back to days. Whether it works best with their family’s schedule or they identify as a “night owl,” the night shift is the schedule that best fits their lifestyle.

We spoke to some warehouse material handlers from Dot Foods New York and Indiana to get their perspectives on working nights, how it changed their lives, and their expert tips on how to adjust to the night shift.”

Great Place To Work®

Dot Foods is proud to announce that we have officially been certified as a Great Place To Work®. This year, we partnered with Great Place To Work®—the global authority in workplace culture and most respected workplace recognition program—for our annual employee survey.

Great Place to Work