Front End Driver (Former Employee) – Red Deer, AB – 2 June 2016
This company is very poorly managed by the upper managment of Red Deer branch, they show no backbone in order to improve the lives of there workers and give no care to how late you have to work unless it becomes a legal issue.
Sales Representative Customer Service (Former Employee) – Winnipeg, MB – 6 April 2015
Working at BFI was a great challenge dealing with customers and small business on a daily basis doing what you can to make sure pickups are all completed on time and the customers are happy.. it was not always the easiest job but at times i came into contact with such great individual that made doing my job easy.. our team manager was great he always put little incentives in place to keep us motivated and the job fun and interesting
managed all accounts for Belleville/Napanee, Kingston and Brockville districts
Accounts Receivable Manager (Current Employee) – Kingston, ON – 30 July 2013
Do up the bank deposits for Kingston and Belleville/Napanee districts. address customer concerns about their accounts, call and address delinquent customers. Post all adjustments to the accounts, answer phones, make sure all month end receivables are in. Invoicing all three districts. Processing all authorized payments, intercompany payments from other divisions, eft and on line banking payments. Enjoy my coworkers and management.
Dispatcher (Former Employee) – Edmonton – 6 February 2013
Training was terrible. Management new very little of what was actually happening around them. Constant staff turnover. Office staff has no patience for someone new. People were forced to leave due to office politics. Drivers were always miserable and constantly complaining. Customers were treated with little respect. Money was poor considering the amount of hours you had to work. People were hired for positions they had no business in. Over all, Do yourself a huge favour and stay away.
I enjoyed the company. I feel my good nature was taken advatage of
Push Truck Operator (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 29 October 2012
My job consisted of Driving a push truck, and a picker truck. I left BFI Canada becuse of the lenght of my work days. My last pay cheque had my regular 80 hours, toped withv 96 hours over time
It became a stuggle to have any after work hours for my family On the average I would leave at 10 pm and arrive home the following day at 6-7 pm At that time I had 2 hours or less to sleep and see my family It became far to maney hours
crazy overtime no family life, no time foe wife or grandchildren
Wash Bay Attendant (Former Employee) – Winnipeg, MB – 16 August 2012
A typical day involved washing trucks,garbage bins.I learned how to drive airbrake vehicles,and front -end loader.Management was well organized.All the drivers were easy to please,and got along well with the mechanics.The hardest part was cleaning sewer trap of all the sand that builds from washing vehicles,shoveled out by hand.The most enjoyable part was driveing the trucks.
CO-OP INTERNSHIP (Former Employee) – Hamilton, ON – 29 July 2012
site attendant , always on the field helping and guiding customers and watching for hazardous materials learned about hazardous materials, WHMIS training co-workers were helpful and funny BFI Canada's dundas site is well managed hardest part of the job was all day standing and running back and forth ! most enjoyable part of the job was interaction with different people everyday.
Driver (Former Employee) – Penticton, BC – 19 July 2012
I worked for this company for over a year. The wages were decent, but thin compared to other outfits, and according to working conditions. The company is not managed well, which leads to poor spending of company finances, long working days (which depending if you are a overtime keener or not is a good or a bad thing), sub-par safety policies, and often very tense working environments. Many of the workers are good people, as well as customers are for the most part grateful of the work done.
wages are reasonable with plenty of available overtime.
"garbage" management team. poor working conditions.
Operator 1 (Former Employee) – Campbell River, BC – 28 February 2012
In my years working with a company so large I found that all the employee's are just a number. If things are not going well they do what ever it takes to make things better. In my case it was they come into our yard one day and told us that this division was being closed and that we were to pack our stuff and leave. This was effective ASAP. The two bosses that came and told my co-worker and I stayed there and waited for us to pack our things and leave. What a good feeling it was, I have put 5 yrs into this company to basically get slapped in the face. I would like to thank BFI for this though because I have become a better person over this and now that I am worth something.