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"values" are meaningless
Junior fabricator (Former Employee) –  Winnipeg, MB30 November 2017
Company claims mutual respect is key, but a lot of people talking behind each other's back. Plant manager thinks swearing if a good motivational technique, but it just draws out laughs. Despite a really good wage they can't retain new hires. Totally blind to weaknesses in their corporate culture.
Pros
Good wage
Cons
Poor culture
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Awful place to work
Fabricator (Former Employee) –  Winnipeg, MB2 October 2017
Bosses are justifying their employment on the hard work of others. Western Canada general manager is hard to work for and down right angry. All nice at the beginning but could care less about your success. not recommended
Pros
inside in winnipeg
Cons
general manager
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focus on the safety of the employee
forklift operator (Former Employee) –  Winnipeg, MB9 March 2017
A well organized company always looking for improvement, follows all the rules and regulations, including the safety and welfare of the employees, respect each other opinion, open minded on various suggestions and recommendations.
Pros
good benefits
Cons
long hour of work
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interesting
Fabricator (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON17 March 2016
Shady. Continuous hiring and firing of plant supervisors. Outdated computer system and inventory organization systems. Employees working for ten years on the plant floor made similar or exactly the same pay as employees working for just one year. Continuous loss of material and work hours. Just sloppy management and under-paid long term plant employees. An attitude of "If you don't like it here is the door." when issues were brought up to management which lead to an unorganized environment and poor moral through out the plant. There was no ventilation on the large saws cutting the aluminum, and all heath and safety tests where performed during the slowest work periods.
Pros
Four days on three days off. Benefits.
Cons
Sloppy management team. Under paid long term employees.
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The job is full of joy and a great experience to have
Intermediate Fabricator (Former Employee) –  Winnipeg, MB19 February 2016
In my opinion the company has a great group of workers and the superiors have great management. The most enjoyable thing about being part of Alumicor company is working with great individuals which creates a great environment for everyone and it's workers. I have learned many things from this company and those skills are very useful tools in everyday life. These skills are making windows, doors, frames and learning the correct ways to use the tools needed for the job.
Pros
Skills that I have acquired from being part of the company
Cons
Nothing at all
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Easy going environment
Material handler (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON9 February 2016
A great place to work with different challenges everyday, the staff is filled with great people and many have been employees there for years. Learned a lot about being a leader while also working to together and mixing ideas to get various jobs completed. hardest part of the job would be learning the part numbers but also the most enjoyable because now your the go to guy if there is any confusion where as that person would then learn something new.
Pros
free lunches
Cons
long hours
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Productive and great opportunity
Full Time Lead Hand Mill Receiving (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON4 January 2016
I lead a team of ten guys I currently run two department production and shipping receiving. I find that working as a team promotes a positive work enviroment and helps breaking down barriers
I enjoy working with my team.
Pros
Profit sharing
Cons
Long hours
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Fabricator (Former Employee) –  Halifax, NS10 February 2015
Deadlines to meet daily, along with following safety rules. Learned to use many different types of machinery and tool.
Pros
Great company
Cons
no cons at the time
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SR. CORPORATE BUYER (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON6 January 2015
Alumicor is a mid size company with a good product at hand and good customer service.
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Organized Chaos
ex shipper (Former Employee) –  main warehouse12 January 2014
Management changes direction like the weather. They talk about lofty ideals and goals but its all smoke and mirrors.

Typical day at work is to get a shipping order and hide in the racks until caught by a lead hand. Coworkers do the same. Hardest part of the job is hiding from lead hands.

The best part of the job is getting asked to work OT when you've taken it easy all shift.
Pros
unlimited ovetime
Cons
no union and low pay
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Friendly environment with a helpful team
Associate (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON5 January 2014
The shift starts at 7am with a small meeting with the shipping supervisors and then the team is divided to a 2 person group. After getting an order, we have to search for the inventory in the shelves and pack the material as bulk or large bundles.

I learnt to use new types of equipment which used to roll aluminum material and connect them. Time management was a factor while working for 2 or more customers. Need to be punctual.

The management is good, they prioritize tasks daily so that the extra material wont be thrown away.
Co-workers are friendly, they look after each other and help when needed.
The hardest part of the job is when there are more customers and less teams to work. the effort and the man power is then doubled.

The most enjoyable part of the job is in the morning at the meeting where everyone is present and have smiles on their faces
Pros
good pay
Cons
long hours
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Surrounded by good people and hardworking people.
Senior Anodizer Tech FT (Former Employee) –  Etobicoke, ON25 July 2013
Started off my a quick meeting with the supervisor. He will tell us how the productivity of the previous shifts and our task for the day. Information regarding health benefits, work, vacation and etc was easily obtained from the office.

Was surrounded by friendly people but at the same time demanded punctuality and hard work from one another since time management was one the hardest things part of the job.
Pros
Sometimes long breaks were given if work was slow.
Cons
Some aluminum pieces are heavy which left strains on the back if didn't stretch properly.
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