Marketing Manager (Former Employee) – Kitchener-Waterloo, ON – 16 August 2016
Christie provided me the opportunity to work on numerous projects where I was able to showcase my knowledge, experience and range of marketing ideas. They allowed me to be a successful risk-taker and use unique ways to determine what the target market needs and fine-tuning marketing segments accordingly. Christie also allowed me to bring a unique combination of technical knowledge coupled with a deep understanding of the role of marketing in contributing to organizational growth.
Great company with exciting industry leading products
Product Developer, Mechanical (Current Employee) – Kitchener, ON – 28 July 2016
You can definitely learn a lot of new things, especially with regards to manufacturing methods and optical systems. A select few managers are difficult to work with due to their lack of people skills, but other than that most are pretty average. Company is going through major changes so job security is medium.
Technician - Sub Assemblies (Former Employee) – Kitchener, ON – 1 March 2015
This took place between April 2009 and September 2009, your mileage may vary.
Production was ramping up for the theatrical release of Avatar, one of the first major 3D pictures. Chrisie was racing to market with it's 3D capable projectors.
This lead to very long days with a lot of pressure. The majority of my time was spent in sub assemblies, assembling parts to be used on the line. It was very repetitive and mind numbingly boring.
I was hired as a temporary employee, I was not part of the union, although I did pay union dues. There was little room for advancement, since at the time all I had was a college diploma. The wage cap prevented me from pursuing a career there.
For the most part there was good comradery with co-workers, although if you held up the line you would be punished. The bonuses were set up in such a way that management didn't need to punish the slow workers, since everyone on the line would do it for them. I didn't like this aspect of working at Christie Digital.
That said, when things went well, life was good. We had several events, such as screenings of 3D movies, BBQs and so on.
Also we had fairly unhindered access to information at work about the projectors. I learned a fair bit about optics while working at Christie Digital.
There was a lot of overtime, which was essentially mandatory, but I appreciated it to be honest.
High Tech Company, great co-workers (so long as you don't hold up the line)
Pay cap depending on education level, not much room for advancement
Technician (Former Employee) – Kitchener, ON – 5 August 2014
A typical day at work would include assembly of different parts used in a projector. The hardest part of the job was the travel to Kitchener from GTA. The co-workers were good and being unionized was great. The salary and benefits were very good. The best part of the job was 4 days of work and 3 days off. :)
Quality Assurance Specialist (Former Employee) – Kitchener, ON – 24 April 2014
Depending where you work you might be OK. I worked 30 weekends of OT in my last year there because management wouldn't hire any extra staff. Got let go because of burn out and backstabbing environment that I reacted to.
good cafeteria, good pay
suggestions fall on deaf ears, they claim they listen but really don't
Electronics Technician/Technologis (Current Employee) – Kitchener, ON – 26 December 2012
1) Assembly, Quality check, Reporting, Failure Analysis 2) DLP projection Technology, Machine Vision Application, 3) Each Management level is different 4) Coworkers are co operative and excellent team work
interacions with different people, culture and skills
Engineering Quality Assurance Specialist (Current Employee) – Kitchener, ON – 25 March 2012
The company's projection technology was really intriguing to begin with. It was a fun technology to keep up with. I worked with really friendly team members and the management was really caring as well.