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NAIT Work Experience (Former Employee), Edmonton, ABApril 30, 2015
Pros: Work Experience, Taken out for dinner
Got to tour the rail yards and learn how other workers have to do their job. Got to work with a great team and feel like I was doing something that was going to help others around the country.
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Extremely negative workplace
Stacker Operator (Former Employee), Edmonton, ABApril 27, 2015
Pros: Helpful co-workers
Cons: Management completely out of touch with operations
Daily tasks are complicated and sometimes rendered completely impossible by aging and or broken equipment. Work pacing is sporadic because of equipment and process failures. Very frustrating workplace and workers while friendly with each other are often overworked and distressed by working conditions. Safety is also a whitewash program...what looks good is good.
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Horrible Management
Buyer (Former Employee), Edmonton, ABDecember 18, 2014
As a salaried employee, if you work hard they will take note and dump more and more on you until you break because it is simply just too much. Management makes very poor decisions and does not seem to consider possible outcomes of those decisions prior to implementing them causing excessive stress and chaos within the organization.
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horrible place to work
electrician (Former Employee), edmontonDecember 4, 2014
Pros: intown work
Low wages
Long shifts
Dirty environment
Too many cancer causing chemicals to menion.

STAY AWAY!

Alot better jobs just down the street from this place
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Great place to become a mainenance electrican
Electrician (Current Employee), Edmonton, ABMarch 20, 2014
Broad range of equipment to work on. Will learn troubleshooting skills.
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They do care for employees
Buyer (Former Employee), Edmonton, ABDecember 10, 2013
benefits were good and management did care for the employees.
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fun to work with yours co-workers
Industrial Mechanic/Millwright (Current Employee), Edmonton, ABOctober 20, 2013
Pros: lots of overtime (money)
Cons: very dirty and noisy
A typical dirty mini steel mill,money only good on overtime,middle management - OK exelent co-workers
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Tough Shifts Poorly Managed
Shift Worker (Current Employee), Edmonton, ABSeptember 12, 2013
Pros: $30/hour to start
Cons: everything else.
Anyone above the Foreman level are too disconnected from the operations reality to be effective.

Safety department is a joke.

HR staff would never be employed anywhere but here because AltaSteel rewards management incompetence that would result in termination at any other company.

The President is a throw back to the 1940's. Beat staff for any problems and take ALL the credit for successes.

All the good managers have quit over the past 6-9 months because the upper managers run the place so poorly.
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Poor work environment.
Millwright (Former Employee), MillwrightDecember 17, 2012
Pros: benifits, in town, overtime is double time.
Cons: work environment, management, union protects the cancer, no chance at moving up or bettering oneself.
Not a trades union. Management is always looking to point a finger instead of working on solution. Very poor work culture all around. Low moral. If something doesn't change I don't see a future for the company. Steel making side of plant is very dirty and unhealthy area to work. Not enough money to work there.
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Culture of low work ethic, greedy union, no future.
Quality Assurance Technologist (Current Employee), Edmonton, ABApril 10, 2012
Pros: good benefits for salaried workers.
Cons: no chances for advancement for non-union workers.
Good place for union workers, no place for hard-working professionals. No chance for advancement. Management who wastes money on things which are not required. No bonuses. Very dirty.

About AltaSteel

AltaSteel is a scrap-based mini-mill operation located in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. The plant has both melting and casting facilities, – Read more