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great learning experience
Sanitation and Waste management (Former Employee) –  Streetsville, ON17 January 2017
I would start off by emptying the central vacuum for the entire mill, then bring waste bags out side on a skid to be put into a garbage bin, then i would start cleaning whatever floors have flour spills or just excess dust. Hardest part of the job was having to carry consecutive 25/30 kilo bags up stairs then be brought outside for garbage. Most enjoyable part of the job was learning new things or working on new machines and cleaning them out.
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Safety oriented workplace
Grain Elevator Operator (Former Employee) –  Maidstone, ON4 January 2017
Each day was different whether it be site cleanup, maintaining a piece of equipment or loading and unloading freight trucks full of grain. Seasonal work, working in all types of weather. Lots of manual labor requirements for most of the tasks.
Pros
good pay for students, very safety oriented company
Cons
long hours, extreme heat work, confined space work
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G4S Employed Individuals
Security Guard Administrator (Current Employee) –  Windsor, ON2 October 2016
Great environment and support for a part-time position while pursuing education.
Hours can be difficult and are for the committed. They are 12 hours/weekend only with the option of overtime on holidays.
The most enjoyable part of the job are the coworkers. They are fun-loving, easy to get along with and supportive.
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Belle équipe, mais aimez vous le Midwest?
Analyste (Former Employee) –  Montreal, QC1 October 2015
Équipe agréable et dynamique. Projets intéressants et novateurs. Quelques fois sclérosée par la bureaucratie interne et le manque de prise de décisions. Croissance nettement préférée par M&A. Très bons avantages sociaux. Les chances de promotion,sont à Decatur, IL.
Pros
Près du centre ville de Montréal, technologies intéressantes, produits novateurs, avantages sociaux comparatifs
Cons
Rémunération inférieure à la moyenne, gestion bureaucratique et centralisée
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Very Poor Place - Calgary Facility
Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Calgary22 September 2015
Do not work here. You have been warned. Even though the pay is a bit above average, it is not worth it. There is nothing positive to say. Only negative so I wont keep going on and on.
Pros
pay rate is above average.
Cons
everything else but the pay.
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Great place, for the right person.
Maintenance Technician (Former Employee) –  Lloydminster, AB18 March 2015
Great place to work, but want to pursue my career as a Heavy Duty Mechanic.
Great team environment.
Great positive energy.
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Negative environment, No Training, No Support from upper management
Warehouse Supervisor (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB31 October 2014
This was by far the most unsatifying warehouse management position I have had in my whole career. The upper management were extremely unhelpful, there was no training provided and there was no support from the hire ups... you either "sink or swim". The general attitude was that the employees did not work hard enough and were there to be pushed around, but let's keep in mind they would wait months for serious safety violations to be corrected and are not paid well and are generally talked down to by the upper management. The hours were ridiculously long, with unexpected shifts often thrown in the mix and you are on call 24-7, most nights you do not sleep. Always responsible and held accountable for departments and problems that not only were you not trained on, but also may know nothing about, but be prepared to answer for these in an educated manner or have your job threatened by the plant manager.
The only good thing at this ADM location, were the other floor supervisors. They too felt the same struggles and would work hard to support their fellow collegues.
Pros
the employees and other supervisors were great to work with
Cons
Long hours, on call 24-7, unexpected extra shifts, no work life balance, lazy and accusitory upper management
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Good working environment
Machine Operator/Bulk Loader (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB6 October 2014
I enjoyed working with this company for more than 7 years. I was new in Canada at the time of joining this company and I learnt a lot about work culture in Canada and enjoyed working as a team member.
Pros
very competitive wages.
Cons
not much room for advancement.
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free bread and freezies
cleaner (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB8 March 2014
I would wake up at five, go to work at around six, and finish the day in the afternoon. the job was very laborious and dirty but was a learning experience non the less
Pros
workout and lunch
Cons
long work days and runed clothing
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Still There!
Warehouseman (Current Employee) –  Port Colborne, ON21 December 2013
In the 12 years ive been there, ive done so many different jobs! Loved them all!
Pros
Tons of overtime!
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Hot working environment
Health and Safety Representative (Former Employee) –  Midland, ON17 July 2012
Money good, hot working environment,lots of fast moving machinery,
co-workers- some good guys, help when needed.
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