Middle Managerment (Current Employee) – Canada – 7 September 2016
This used to be a great place to work but the change in culture happened with the change of CEO. Since 2014 everybody is waiting to be "right sized" under the Operational Excellence program which is a euphuism for terminations.
Would not reccomend working at this site in operations
operations (Former Employee) – Redwater, AB – 26 August 2016
Certain members of management there are horrible , brow beating and belittling employees often using profanity and intimidation until they quit. Control type management style - will beat you with a big stick until you do exactly what I tell you to do and will continue this treatment every time you even think of questioning my authority or decisions . Lack of regard for employee safety. Certain managers there force employees into working in unsafe conditions or performing unsafe actions. The Plant is old , and had equipment failures, often that were safety related. When worked there, crew members eventually quit and went to work at other companies .
Administrative Assistant, Wholesale Sales (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 21 May 2016
Beautiful, clean corporate office, great location. Friendly, outgoing helpful coworkers. Good balance of work. Canada's Top 100 Employers in 2016. Environmentally responsible and gives back to the communities.
IT Support Specialist (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 14 May 2016
It very busy throughout the day which is good and I learned a lot of thing because most of my co-worker share their knowledge and Point of view, Job Related or even Personal. Hardest Part is when we found out that our Group is going to be removed due to recession. It is hard to leave a company that you enjoyed working with even for a short period of time.
Sourcing/ Recruitment Advisor (Current Employee) – Calgary, AB – 1 May 2016
Came to Agrium with the desire to obtain the best training possible, and received some great mentor ship. Difficult to get a permanent role as they run very lean in work force. Contract is nearing an end.
Process Operator (Former Employee) – Fort Saskatchewan, AB – 28 November 2015
Work days seemed to go by quickly as we were busy in the Utilities department and granulation/ammonia plants. People were fantastic to work with and had a great working relationship with management. Natural gas prices led the plant to do serious cutbacks at the time. Would work for them again.
Lots of responsibility rewarded with good pay, bonus and benefits
Project Specialist (Former Employee) – Redwater, AB – 15 November 2015
Enjoyed managing Materials Management group but found it difficult to supervise 22 people in 2 diverse areas namely Purchasing and warehousing. There were no supervisor or lead hand in either group. All 22 were direct reports. Age of the plant required annual turnarounds lasting upwards of 45 days usually during the summer which made it difficult to plan summer vacation for staff.
Supervisor of group reported directly to site management and indirectly to Corporate Materials Management in Calgary. Often there were conflicts in priorities and measures.
Company has strong safety program, benefits and social programs such as United Way.
staff had sense of strong community and pulled together when things needed to get done.
Unplanned outages and turnarounds required 12 hour days 6 days a week for long periods.
Office Manager (Former Employee) – Granum, Alberta – 16 October 2015
I loved going to work at Agrium. Our plant was located in the small hamlet of Granum. It was very busy, and I enjoyed all of the farmers and truck divers that I got to deal with on a daily basis. I had a lot of responsibilities at the plant, as the office manager, environment coordinator, as well as the weighing in and out of all trucks. It was an amazing place to work.
Material Management Technician (Former Employee) – Carseland, AB. Canada – 12 June 2015
I love this place, the people i can to meet are friends for life. A great Place to grow and feel like working in a team environment. A little unorganized at times(management) to many meetings not enough actions. Overall great atmosphere. Would go back in a heartbeat!