Great company with plenty of upward mobility (If you're the right fit)
Project Co-ordinator (Current Employee) – Toronto, ON – 7 February 2017
I have been a Brofort employee for 3.5 years now. Initially started in the field and eventually worked my way up to a management position.
This company definitely has a lot of upward mobility if you're the right fit and you take pride in your work. There are a lot of disgruntled reviewers on this site but it's not an accurate reflection of Brofort.
I learned a great deal from being in the field and that helped me become successful in my management role. Brofort will invest time and money in you if they see that you add value to the company. Based on our industry there will always be people coming and going and some cannot accept that they were let go due to under performance.
If you speak sincerely about your skill set then they will usually find the right fit for you and if you take pride in your work the right people will notice.
The hardest part of the job as management is the odd late night phone call or the fires that need to be put out but ultimately these scenarios show your dedication to the company and can go a long way.
By far the most enjoyable part of the job is the people that work here. The guys who work in the field are very easy going, experienced, and know how to have a good time while getting the job done.
Fantastic place to work if you're honest about your skill set and get put in a position you can excel in. I've never been at a company where the President cares this much about the guys that are out doing the field work.
Good job if you and handy with tools and technology
SS, PC (Current Employee) – Ottawa, ON – 2 February 2017
Very faced paced environment. Always working in different stores and on different types of displays. Some long days but that's the industry sometimes (pay day is weekly, which is nice). Learned a lot about troubleshooting and time management. The managers were helpful and patient (some more than others...). Most of the on site guys were easy to get along with as long as you pull your weight. A lot of the jobs were overnight which can be tough but made the work easier since you could spread out your work space and there was no customers to work around.
Best part of the job is walking into a store months or years later and pointing out all the stuff you built.
Worst work place I have ever had the displeasure of working for!
Site Supervisor (Former Employee) – Ottawa, ON – 18 November 2016
Not only do they care more about money then their employees but they dont even seem to care about when one of their own is in a dangerous situation. I was in a bad situation with another employee and in the end who do they decide to fire out of the two of us, me thats who. Fire the whistle blower. I should have called the police instead of my boss. So what ever you do people, if you value your safety and want to work in a safe comfortable work environment look elsewhere.
Millwork installer/carpentry (Former Employee) – Western Canada – 8 June 2015
You have 22 year old kids with no tickets running these jobs, drinking till 2-3 in the afternoon after working night shift. They pay like $%&$, no benefits, your "turnaround" is literally a weekend at home after 21 days out.
Renovator (Former Employee) – Cornwall, Ontario – 16 September 2012
This job was only part time until i could find something secure. This was a renovation/evening Job done at a "Staples" store. What we basically did is take down the store isle by isle. After this we re-tiled the floors changed all the colours, cleaned and re-arranged the entire store. I guess the hardest part about the job was the night shift part but i was already use to this from my previous job. I learned how to work and plan as a team. The most enjoyable part about this job was the fact that I got to work with people from all over Canada and got to hear a lot of great stories from where they are from.