Good company, terrible management
Prefer not to say (Current Employee) – Sarnia, ON – June 23, 2016
Great team of workers who are passionate about their jobs and loyal to each other and to quality leadership. Very fair compensation packages (until they make non-union staff take a 5-10% pay cut or threaten to replace you with someone from another division, meanwhile management is flaunting their new boat, new house with extensive upgrades, new vehicles, etc).
Unfortunately decisions regarding policy and procedure are made by people in another province who are not in the field doing the work and it is reducing efficiency and productivity on a disastrous scale. Procedures are implemented across the board and are not financially or logistically feasible for all divisions, but they are all required to fall in line even when it will be to the detriment of that division's bottom line.
Some individuals in management do not seem to be accountable for their actions on a divisional level, and abuses are rampant..."when the cat's away" the mouse will go get their hair or nails done, go tanning, stay home with their kids all day (and not use a vacation day or even log in to check their emails so they can at least pretend they were working from home), take multiple days off without submitting requests for vacation days and then ALSO requesting to carry over unused vacation days the next year.
The worst thing about working here is that management looks down on field level supervisors and workers. They see them as uneducated and their work as menial, and they lack a basic respect for the workers as individual human beings.