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Little to no job security
Line worker (Former Employee) –  Guelph, ON6 November 2017
I’ve worked at Cpk for almost three years now. I thought it was okay when I joined but in all reality it’s a terrible place to work. You’ll be making below the poverty line amount of money until you’ve put in 7 years of being a full time employee(16.20 starting 16.20 once full time and a dollar raise every year for a year anniversary of being full time up to a maximum of 23.20$ a hour at full rate), And who knows when you’ll become full time they say 8 months until you’re eligible. as a tpt you call in sick, come to work late, or do anything they could view as bad behaviour and add another year into your waiting time for being hired. They’ll fire you for no reason and there’s a lot of corruption from mangement and the supervisors. Example, the afternoon shift superintendent is dating a line worker. The human recourses department will make no accommodations for anyone. Example, there was a full time employee on the afternoon shift who was having a baby and wanted a week off to spend with his wife and new born. HR told him he had to bring in proof of birth or they would count his PERVIOISLY APPROVED leave of absence as his emergency days (you only get ten a year). Or another example a employee on day shift had to bring in proof of her deceased father to get only three days off of work for his funeral service. And another example a employee on the afternoon shift had talked to a couple supervisors and got the okay to possible come in late once or twice a month to accommodate being a student while working full time. This employee the. Took the information to the hr department where  more... they had denied doing that for him as they couldn’t do that for him because of “man power issues”. If you want to be screwed around and have no life working here as you have to work mandatory saturdays be my guest. considering the pay advancement is little to none, there’s corruption throughout the company, and there’s been a employee who nearly died falling down some stairs and nobody was told about it in the factory, id suggest you find somewhere else to work. Oh and icing on the cake you want more than one week of vacation? You have to work here for 19 years.  less
Pros
Some of the line workers are okay but there’s plenty of others that are mentally unstable, Uttering death threats
Cons
48 hours a week mandatory very small amount of time off weak union twisted management
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Forklift Operator (Former Employee) –  Guelph, ON12 September 2017
its a fast pace environment, all walks of people work there, willing to listen and understand.
Most eveyone there is friendly
Supervisor (one i worked with closely) was honestly the best ive worked for.
Pros
alot
Cons
fast pace
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Fast paced and productive workplace
Administrative Assistant (Current Employee) –  Guelph, ON8 September 2017
Very fast paced workplace.
Management seems to take an active interest in suggestions of how to improve every day facets of work life.
Everyone is extremely welcoming and friendly to new faces.
Above average salary and benefits for all positions.
Pros
Amazing coworkers, great management team
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Good company
Production Operator (Former Employee) –  Guelph, ON27 August 2017
Evening shift people are nice, including supervisor
Workplace is clean
Everything has been under well system
The only problem is the distance which is too far for me
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Not a fan of line work
General Labourer (Current Employee) –  Guelph, ON13 May 2017
Its an ok place to work the pay is ok but a lot of the work is fast pase or its mind numming there no in between. also the wost management of any place i have worked at so far
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senior electrician is a miserable person to work with
Electrician Journeyman (Former Employee) –  Port Hope, ON30 January 2017
Senior electrician is the most miserable person I ever worked with. Thinks he knows everything but is actually an idiot. Could be ok place to work, but only after he retires.
Pros
good location, plenty of overtime
Cons
old building, grumpy people
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Great people and not bad pay for a local job
Quality Control Inspector (Current Employee) –  Port Hope, ON11 January 2017
CPK is very safety conscious and the pay and benefits are pretty good for a local job. Their quality standards are pretty high which is good, but they leave no room for error. It's all about getting your numbers. Management has gone way downhill in the last few years and so has the moral on the factory floor. All of this could be improved with new management
Pros
Good benifits
Cons
Expect you to do more and more every day for the same pay. No incentive
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Decent summer/short term work for student, but not a career place.
Operator (Former Employee) –  Guelph, ON2 December 2016
The people were wonderful, and the department supervisors were some of the nicest people I've ever come to know. They wanted you to do well and treated you very well as long as you worked decently. Upper management would sometimes make some weird decisions without consulting the department supervisors, which often caused some frustration by everyone.

If you're looking to make a career here, look elsewhere. Aside from the fact that most of this work can, and probably will, be automated in the coming years, advancement is slim. You'll be stuck as "temporary/part-time" for years on end, and have to wait for a full time to retire before being made full time. This means you're not technically union (or something along those lines) and you won't have the same options open to you as you would if you were full time. For instance, taking a day off sick as a T/PT is looked down on, and too many would likely get you fired. That said, I never had any issues dealing with HR when asking for time off, or clarification on something.
Pros
Wonderful people
Cons
Advancement is not going to happen
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Manufacturing Engineer Intern (Former Employee) –  Guelph, ON29 October 2016
Time management is key at manufacturing environments such as this. The job will entail instructions and demands from multiple departments and it is your job to ensure all requests are properly adhered to and responded. This challenger was interesting to overcome as I experienced failure and success throughout my 16 months and I can gladly say the failures were big stepping stones towards the brighter successes.
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General Labour
General Labourer (Former Employee) –  Guelph, ON7 September 2015
Support all production needs and reduce and downtime situations or events and root cause analysis with different Team members (Salary/Union/Skilled trades and Contractors)
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Friendly Environment, Slave Labour
Assembly/Injection (Current Employee) –  Guelph, ON16 August 2015
You will be trained to do one station, most likely the hardest one they think your capable of and make you do it for 8 hours until you can do it alone then start another station. All well The full time people do all the easy jobs and get paid twice as much. There ad on indeed is misleading as well it makes it seem like there is a chance you will get hired full time, well there is a waiting list of up to over a year so they just use you until your hurt or sick of wasting every Saturday then fire you or wait till you quit, turn around rate would probably be a good 80 percent.TPTs work 48 hours a week but are considered part time, No booking time off. No room for advancement either Team leads gets 25 cents more then regular full-time. The people are what make the place enjoyable never have i met a good group of people, there is little to no bullying or harassment as far as i have witnessed.
Pros
Pizza days, Overtime, People
Cons
No time off aloud, Long hours, Hard repetitive tasks
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Daily requirments
Maintenance Lead/Manager/MFG Engineering (Current Employee) –  Guelph21 August 2014
Support all production needs and reduce and downtime situations or events and root cause analysis with different Team members (Salary/Union/Skilled trades and Contractors)
Pros
New daily issue's and always changing thinking moving foward
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Slow Production with numerous shut-downs
Fulltime Employment (Former Employee) –  Quality Control15 May 2014
My average day consisted of inspecting components of the dashboards electrical system to ensure all pieces were the proper pieces in regards to the system being installed.

I rarely had the oppurtunity to speak to management due to the position I held, though every supervisor and team lead were very enjoyable to work for.
They respected all their workers and treated us well.

The most difficult aspect of the job was by far the heat. My station was located near sever industrial cleaners which gave off immense heat during the summer months.

By far the most enjoyable part of employment was the atmosphere.
Everyone was very nice and approachable, as well as open to suggestions on how to better production and work space.
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Okay factory work
Temporary Part Time (TPT) (Current Employee) –  Guelph, ON30 October 2013
It's a factory job. I am a Temporary Part Time. Work ranges from easy to gruelling depending where you get put. Co-workers are very friendly for the most part, and so are the higher-ups (with some exceptions). Work is 8 hours a day, 5-6 days a week (often 6). Yes, you read it correctly: work is often 6 days a week with Saturdays being MANDATORYovertime. However, you start at $14.40/hour it takes 6 years to reach full-pay. On the plus side, every hour past 40 work hours in a week gets you payed time-and-a-half (e.g. you get $21.60/hour for 8 of the 48 hours you work in a week if your normal wage is $14.40/hour; this applies for ANY wage) You always start out at the bottom of the seniority list and work your way up. You'll have to really work hard to progress, but that is to be expected. Work hard, be respectful, and you'll be able to stay here a long time.
Pros
Co-workers and superiors are friendly for the most part
Cons
Not much social life outside work (you'll often be too tired to go out anywhere), Saturdays are often MANDATORY
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Hard Work, Good Pay
General Laborer (Former Employee) –  Guelph, ON27 March 2013
Usually 6 day weeks, hot factory and bad management. Hard work, repetitive job tasks, low morale.
Pros
good pay
Cons
6 day weeks
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4 10's
Millwright (Current Employee) –  Belleville, ON5 July 2012
compounding poylmer plant, clean great atmosphere, and lots of time off!
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