Over all is a Great Place to work very Safty Orented
Millwright (Former Employee) – Ladysmith, BC – 4 May 2017
I would Love to work there, and have several times as a contractor and as Gate Hire. But they wont hire me on full time and I've applied four or five times and then they say no sorry you didn't pass our evaluation test and the next day they call me in as Gate Hire to coverage for someone on sick leave for a week that's how they work.
Mechanical Maintenance Supervisor (Former Employee) – Powell River, BC – 27 October 2015
Senior management team bullies and intimidates employees. Job culture is still 30years behind. Management team back stabs one another. Very unprofessional place to work. In a rating to other places of employment 3 put of 10!
Long hours/ no appreciation to going above and beyond.
Shutdown coordinator for 2011 power boiler outage (Former Employee) – Powell River & Crofton, BC – 11 September 2015
I found the company was strong on its safety focus but sometimes, it became difficult to understand its business model. During my period of contract work, the company went thru a financial restructuring process in 2012 that lead to reduction and elimination of my contract opportunities.
Qualified people with strong knowledge of their industry
Maintenance Millwright (Current Employee) – Port Alberni B.C. – 6 September 2015
Fun enthusiastic work environment, good knowledgeable tradespeople and staff members. management is willing to get you what you need to do the job. all tradespeople will come together to get the job done.
Coordinator (Current Employee) – Crofton, BC – 10 April 2015
I have never worked in such a run down place in my life. Everybody seems miserable and not happy to be there. The housekeeping is non existent. Quality standards (or the lack thereof) result in a lot of rework and downtime. Great spot, need somebody to steer the ship in the right direction.
electrician (Former Employee) – Campbell River, BC – 18 August 2014
if you are a yes man you have come to the right place if you have tunnel vision this job is for you. if you hear no evil speak no evil and see no evil . you are ready for management. if you are a total screw up and useless then you have a great chance for advancement.
millwright (Former Employee) – crofton – 19 May 2014
was recruited for this job. 1st pay cheque was 1550 for 2 weeks. this is bad. was not informed the pension and union dues are 10% of gross.1 year later and im still trying to get my funds out of this union pension. its a bitter workplace and busy body union "brothers" waiting for the chance to throw you under a bus. cant believe this union in 40 years cant even negotiate a benefits card. mailing in scripts and receipts was the last straw. the union negotiated a 10% wage reduction and should have just shut down the pension plan. if this place shuts the pension plan may go broke. btw i dont have any problems with management.
Maintenance Planner (Former Employee) – Powell River, BC – 11 March 2014
This is a company working hard to adapt to a changing market place. Many skilled and hard working people at this site, however the isolation of the location makes it challenging to get resources and people. I enjoyed my time there and learned a great deal, having come from a different industry. The most difficult part was learning the new equipment and processes. The best part was the support of the co-workers at the work site, and the friendly small town environment.
Tradesman (Former Employee) – Crofton, BC – 27 January 2014
I worked there for 22 years doing various jobs prior to leaving as a journeyman tradesman...Front line supervision was awesome, but that's as far as anything good goes...five name changes in the time I was there, the constant threat of shutdown if the union didn't capitulate to the company's constant demands...upper management that were yes men, mill managers that were bullies and a general feeling of discontent at every turn... I left prior to the wage cut that now makes them the lowest paid union trades workforce on the coast... Wouldn't recommend this this company to anyone!!!
excellent trades group
union busting idiots at the helm...HR department that is despicable
as a politcal move to reduce wages they closed the one of 4 sites that made them a profit
Header Operator (Former Employee) – Campbell River, BC – 25 January 2014
I worked a 4x4 shift. ( 2days, 2 nights) 12hour shifts 3.5 days off. the hours worked well as they were implemented threw employee input.On going safety training was extensive in an effort to always keep the work place somewhere safe to be. Moral was high till the end which I feel contributed to a low injure to man hours rate. Training was extensive and on going in WHMIS, Fall Arrest, Confined Space Entry, Hatch Watch Safety, LPG Filling (by volume), OSHA, Forklift and Pre-inspection along with monthly tour rotation and weekly/daily departmental safety meetings.Your co-workers were like a 2nd family and tended to work very well together. he hardest part of the job that I did was standing in one spot doing repetitive work for long periods of time (feet tend to get sore on vibrating steel decking). The best part was time usual went by quickly as there was always things to be tended to keeping one very busy. the shift work also aloud for lots of family time at home when not working overtime.
4th class power engineer (Current Employee) – catalyst – 13 October 2013
absolutle garbage pay is below all other comparible industries. recently went in for a eye exam and I couldn't believe i was expected to pay for the exam in a unilon pulp mill. horrible worker manigment realationship and I hate my boss who is quite the liar.
lowest industry wage, bad benefits no money for maitenaince and can't attract trades workers.
Clean Energy Co-op Student (Former Employee) – Crofton, BC – 24 July 2013
Typical day: Busy environment. Most valuable lesson: Time management Management: helpful Co-workers: helpful Hardest part of the job: navigating through mill Most enjoyable part: participating in improvements
Journeyman Electrician (Current Employee) – Crofton, BC – 3 March 2013
Top management doesnt care at all about worker problems. Company wide moral is low. Not enough trades, pay rate below average. They want to get oversea workers because they cant get any trades. The real problem is no one wants to work for them. Safety and production are at record lows.
all the overtime you want
all the overtime you want. safety, production, and moral low