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Canfor would be a perfect place to work if i could get a full-time position
Industrial Work Experience (Former Employee), Prince George, BCMarch 1, 2014
Pros: four day weeks 10 hours a day
Cons: not a permanent position
In my one month training experience at Canfor I learned far more than I have in a month anywhere else. I worked on a variety of projects from pouring concrete to building cabinets, and recieved countless certifications including: WHIMIS, Transportation of Dangerous Goods, Fall Protection, Overhead Crane, Boomlift & Scissorlift Operation and filling – more... of propane. – less
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decent place to work
forklift and load fixer (Former Employee), Houston, BCJanuary 14, 2014
Pros: 10 hour days, 3 day weekends
Cons: driving to houston
was good, decent money and steady work. driving everyday wasn't fun though from telkwa.
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Millwright
Millwright for sawmill (Current Employee), Conway, SCOctober 10, 2013
Pros: free lunches
Cons: long hours
Chains, Sprockets, Gearboxes, shive, pully, cutting, welding, fabrication
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Productive environment where we were kept busy
Dryer Operator, Veneer Grader (Former Employee), Fort Nelson, BCSeptember 23, 2013
Pros: long hours, great pay
Cons: working with some lazy workers who were in union longer
feeding veneer through dryers to exract the sap from the wood.
cleaning out of dryers in case of plug ups.

Clean ups, Grading veneer.
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Lots of Overtime
Electrician (Current Employee), HoustonSeptember 11, 2013
Fast paced environment minimal time to maintain equipment. Very unorganized job planning. Freedom to choose your own projects. Overtime is endless as there is always something to repair or improve.
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Production becomes before safety
Labourer (Former Employee), Houston, BCJuly 29, 2013
Pros: money
Cons: long hours, dangerous, very unappreciated work
There was absolutely no enjoyable aspect to working for this company, other than the wages and benefits. They stress safety when you are in the hiring process, but as soon as you step foot on the production floors, the safety goes out the window. Production numbers come before human safety. Seniority only works in your favor if you are on good terms – more... with your supervisor, if you are not in their favorite books, be prepared to get the worst, and hardest jobs in the mill, even if your a dedicated hard worker. In one single month, my good friend had his right leg completely crushed by a 900 pound role of paper, and in the same month a mill wright had his fingers cut off in the planer, as a foreman stood and watched the mill wright working in an unsafe environment, but did not stop the mill wright until it was to late. – less
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physical job, with ok pay close to home
labour at remanufactoring mill (Former Employee), Chilliwack, BCJuly 22, 2013
Pros: people, being outside, pride in a job well done
Cons: lazy co-workers
working with same type of wood everyday.how to maintain good work practices.they sortof did there own thing.most part they were good.looking forward to piling ,sorting and wrapping lumber every day.to poeple.
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Sawmill
Clean Up/ Labourer (Former Employee), Prince George, BCJuly 11, 2013
Good company to work for but with log prices and lumber market its very unpredictable they will reduce force due to not enough profit
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good overall place to work
Buyer/Warehouse Coordinator (Current Employee), Chetwynd, BCJanuary 31, 2013
Pros: great hours and benefits
Cons: location - living i the north - cold climate
Sawmill - Industrial Environment. Warehouse conditions. 1 person handles bothe warehouse ordering and stocking, shipping and receiving.
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shutdown maintance
Labourer (Former Employee), prince georgeJanuary 7, 2013
Pros: close to home get pay
Cons: not full time yet
its typical fix the mill stuff with great management and consistant call backs
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Enjoy going to work,very productive days,great group of guys to work with
Welder (Current Employee), Elko, BCSeptember 29, 2012
Morning meeting-go over production numbers,what another record!haha.Go over safety,receive work orders,get to work.
-Throughout 24 years it has been quite some time since Crestbrook and Tembec have had any accountability.Since the take over by Canfor this has been put in place and enforced,the employees now know they will be accountable.Great job by – more... our Plant manager bringing this along.
-Maintenance superintenant-very personable,some 12 hr days put in.
This goes along way with the crew.
-It has also been quite some time since we have had any apprenticeship postings.This is also appreciated by the employees.
-Looking forward to the changes Canfor will be bringing to our
plant!Will be nice to work in a modernized mill. – less
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Not the best place to work
Labourer (Former Employee), Fort St John, BCAugust 8, 2012
Repetitive each and every single day, need to change up task daily in order to make it a better place to work at
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Horrible experience and backwards way of thinking.
ASSISTANT PLAN MANAGER (Current Employee), Cassatt, SCJune 12, 2012
Pros: a bird eye's view of wood production and a ability for hands on experience.
Cons: too many to list.
The company's hierarchy is built on a whom is related to whom and unsafe practices.

– September 20, 2012

I find the comment above hard to believe, I also work for canfor and Safety is everywhere you go. I work in the admin office most of the times and i still have to take the same safety training as the staff who work out in the field. The email addresses for the executives are easily posted for anyone to find and if you have a problem it's as simple as emailing them. Employees recieve safety bulletins for their operation for near misses and incidents. Could there be room for improvements, absolutely but is it backward, not by a long shot. I've worked the forest industry for over 12 years and Canfor is far ahead of its competitors in most areas.

Jawkeebee – March 6, 2013

Ya well you have to remember he's under canfor in the United States. Everything the Americans do is backwards! Hmmmm let me see, oh like the "right too work" .......for less. It really is heading backwards