Assistant to guy doing wire spools (Former Employee) – Welland, Ontario – 28 May 2015
Worked there through a temp agency. Job lasted about two weeks before there was talks of the company that ED rented their tie-wrap guns from not receiving payment, but ED still needed the guns for another week.
Was let go after that, but was told by the agency that they wanted me back at the end of the month. 3 months later and nothing. So glad I didn't go back.
Production worker (Former Employee) – Welland ON – 16 September 2014
E.D Products has great people to work with, horrible management to work for. The people there are very helpful and will go out of their way to help you get a job done. Management on the other hand will not give one HOOT. You can spend as many hours as you like getting jobs done FOR THEM! You are never acknowledged for what you did. But the minute you have made a mistake? You are scrutinized immediately. Never will you hear the words good job from your managers. As a matter of fact, your managers will come on the floor, walk right by you and not utter one word to you. They will not ask you how is it going, or how you're liking the job. They don't even let the lead hands know what is going on. Lead hands aren't made aware of decisions until everyone else knows!
The salary for the work is terrible. Minimum wages and don't even think about a raise. Lead hands aren't even appreciated. My lead hand in particular would come in early every day and leave late. Went above and beyond and they cut her hours, never paid her what she deserved.
I would only suggest this company as a stepping stone for a few months, never for anything more. Terrible management, everyone feels unappreciated, wages are disgusting while the managers make all the money. Most of the co workers are wonderful people though, and there is overtime but no time and a half until after 44 hours.
God forbid you clock in at 7:01, you will be docked 15 minutes but if you clocked out at 3:31 you would not be compensated for that extra minute.
There is no flexibility, don't even think of getting a shift change.more... Not even for a day. They will promise you in the beginning that they can work around your shift. But turn around and still back stab you and say that was the shift you were hired for. No matter how much OT you put in.
My advice: DONT WORK HERE! You will NEVER be appreciated and NEVER make a difference either!less
Meeting great people (co workers)
Horrible management, Terrible communication, Very biased, Not flexible in any way, Does not value employees at all
Machine Operator (Former Employee) – Welland, ON – 30 May 2013
Preparing wires to be assembled in the assembly area. I learned how to apply different terminals with different hand tools and presses to the different guage wires. Management was pretty good and the co-workers were great. The hardest part of the job was working on a pilot project because you had to figure out what worked and what didn't. The best part was gettting that project done and the customer being very happy with it.
Team Leader (Former Employee) – Leader, – 15 October 2012
Responsible for 10+ employess, set up dies & presses for applications, acquire parts, tools, paperwork associated to customer order. Work with R&D to create ISO based work/part instructions for new parts or customers, problem solve and error proof any man, method or process issues, relay inventory usage & shortage to purchasing,