Food Sales Associate (Current Employee), Toronto, ON – July 15, 2014
A day starts off by counting your pouch and verifying your cash, then you are either driven or walked to your designated cart. There you spent long hours standing, sometimes in the shade, sometimes in the sun, and breaks usually are 4 hours into the shift. When the shift ends is decided on the day of, during the shift, therefore it is never certain. – more... That would be a typical day. – less
WAke up at 3am go in to work off the clock to get all meals prepared for the day and caterings that are needed for that day. Will not pay over time but expect all work to be done. Iam manager, order all foods for the work, do all paperwork, cook, serve customers, all for almost minimum wage. The hardest part of the job is knowing that they want all – more... work done, but do not want to pay for an employee that wants to provide quality food, keep standards up and complete all tasks each day. The most enjoyable part of the day is hearing how much the customers appreciate the new menus and food they are paying for and I bring them that happiness. – less
Fun workplace because of different faces daily and coworkers.
Customer Service Ambassador. (Current Employee), Richmond, BC – June 17, 2014
Pros: free parking, medical benefits.
Cons: pay, hours, vacations, management.
Marquise customer is for those who are transiting through jobs or to have temporary work while going to school or working elsewhere. I have been employed here for the last 5 years and salary and pay raises are not up to expectations. Living in an expensive city such as Vancouver, minimum pay is not cutting it. However, coworkers and helping each other – more... interact with thousands of passengers daily is the reward. – less
HOUSING ASSOCIATE (Former Employee), Fort MacKay, Alberta – June 3, 2014
Pros: free meals and living.
Cons: long hours (10-12 hours per shift 20 days straight)
A typical day at work was filled with different tasks from checking guests in and out of camp rooms, to reporting and taking phone calls. I learned how to navigate several new computer programs, various computer skills and office related tasks. I worked with wonderful people, who I will cherish as friends for years to come. The hardest part of the job – more... was the various shifts I was working, and being across the country/away from my family. The most enjoyable part of the job was that I met new people every single day. We checked up to hundreds of guests in per day, and several different companies from various places stayed in our camps. – less
housing (Current Employee), fort mcmurray – May 22, 2014
Pros: free food, good facilities
Cons: management sometimes takes themself too seriously
Camp job is OKAY. The company pays below the industry standard, and we work 20 days on and 8 off. We have had maybe 5-10 new managers a year for the last 5 years. The company is cheap, if they paid us maybe $10,000 a year more, and gave us a 18-10 schedule, they would retain employees. Bosses seem to think we should have a lot of company pride, but – more... we are making a third the money they are. – less
Light Duty Cleaner (Former Employee), Fort Saskatchewan, AB – May 20, 2014
The management changed my hours 3 times after promising me certain hours in the first week. I was not properly trained, just told to shadow someone else and the few people that I shadowed all had extremely different ways of doing their job.
Manager (Former Employee), Fort McMurray, AB – May 11, 2014
Pros: growth & learning opportunities
Cons: long hours
- minimum 10 days hours, but usually always put in overtime. - with my position I usually got to set my own work hours. During my time there I managed the retail department I sometimes would start working at 6am and then have to go back in at 11pm. - typically early mornings; 6 or 7am start - very busy environment, every day brought a new challenge, – more... so lots of problem solving – less
Individuals are treated as replaceable regardless of their contribution to the workplace
Retail Food Service Manager (Former Employee), Toronto, ON – March 13, 2014
Very difficult to manage work-life balance; most days were 10 to 12 hourse long but you only get paid for 8. Staff and management turnover is very high. Director and District Manager do not offer support, you are required to figure things out for yourself then are disciplined if your decision was the wrong one. Unfair treatment of unit managers e.g. – more... gave one manager three weeks off but another one was refused. – less