Team member (Former Employee) – Saskatoon, SK – 16 November 2017
I was working at FCL as part of my university co-op program. I was one of four students hired for the summer months. I worked on a variety of projects such as implementing changes to a fleet program, migration of files from one system to another using windows explorer. Overall, I found that it was an enjoyable 4 months and I would happily work there again.
Current Employee (Current Employee) – Saskatoon, SK – 23 September 2017
Typical day at work...frustration for 8 hours.
What I learned.....why I don't want to work here.
Management.... this is a show stopper for success. CEO has a good vibe, but the buck stops there. Mgmt pushes from the back instead of leading from the front. Opportunity squandered and lack of decision making ability hinders ability to move forward, or find success in any part of your job.
I'm sure there are happy employees that work here. If you want to do a set of tasks over and over, and never want to ask questions, or change anything, this is the place for you.
They call their IT department Innovation. They are still looking for something to Innovate. You fill out an expense, use a mainframe to submit, print it out, get someone to sign your expense, walk your paper to a desk that processes the expense. Just one example of an archaic issue that many companies solved 10 plus years ago.
Coworkers are usually good. One of the few bright spots. They try to make a difference but that is tough to do when management has too few bodies doing too much work.
Manager (Former Employee) – Saskatoon, SK – 25 July 2017
The company pays well and has a lot of open positions. However, it is a revolving door. The management cannot handle criticism and prefers lazy staff who are interested in 10 am and 3 pm tea times and who have been positioned in roles they know nothing about. The company hires experts but they do not let them do their jobs.
Material Handler/Forklift Operator (Former Employee) – Winnipeg, MB – 29 May 2017
Many people working together, good pay and benefits. Like the job learned to do the job the right, safety. Respect in most jobs and people. They have a social community which does a good job in events. Benefits are good and management are a good group
IT Technician (Former Employee) – Saskatoon, SK – 25 January 2017
Not many IT companies needing dba's in Saskatoon No team mentality, dba work is undervalued Title is for a senior dba, but assignments not really worth it. Bad career move, not much room for career growth
loved saskatoon, would haved stayed with another company
Regional Warehouse Supervisor - Shipping (Current Employee) – Saskatoon, SK – 11 January 2017
Great team, very supportive senior management. Great place to start your career as there is no limits to what you can achieve if you put your mind to it. Unique work atmosphere and culture. A great learning and professional experience
Material Handler (Former Employee) – Winnipeg, MB – 24 November 2015
Working with FCL Teach me a lot of thing. It is my first company since I landed immigrant here in winnipeg. I meet/interact, learn with different kinds of peoples. As an employee it make me grow into understanding the Canadian workplace.
Good company, worst management, they can't handle criticism.
Material Handler (Former Employee) – Winnipeg, MB – 16 January 2015
After working very hard everyday they will treat you as trash. they will let you work your probationary period then before your 6 month or if they don't need you at all they will find a way to kick you out even though you're doing well, they do take suggestion as complain, union don't care at all. Some old employee being pushed to quit their job by finding mistakes.
Millhand (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 8 October 2014
The job is not bad. The supervisor made it terrible he pushed and whined and bitched almost everyday. The worst part is playing double standard like watching you every minute when you take your lunch and made sure you don't exceed one minute. Meanwhile, his "favorites" can sit for hours in the lunch room talking about hockey, football, sunshine girl, etc. and he didn't seem to notice it. As a matter of fact he was with them lots of times. The terrible part is if you are not a favorite, he wouldn't care if you have a break or not. He will just give you a list of what you should do without consideration about your need for breaks! I felt like a slave. Only having a break when it is already home time. And if a certain feed is needed urgently and it wasn't made on time because the mill cannot handle well the ingredients in it and kept on breaking down, it will be your fault. You will be made to feel guilty like getting paid for very little work done as if it was really your fault.
Under "normal/fair supervision" it would have been a good job.
The plant is full of mice, there are droppings in every corner, Equipment are outdated too, It rains lots in there, Rain of wheat, barley, corn, canola meal, etc. leak everywhere.
Cashier (Former Employee) – Wetaskiwin – 2 September 2014
Fellow employees were wonderful to work with, however management suffered from a "Boss" mentality, they were happy to dictate work and then hide in their offices. Not a Leadership mentality to the management. Training through FCL's on-line site was limited and while supposed to be offered for all staff; convenient excuses were made.
Management is very backhanded. Fine place to work if you are okay with "going along to get along" and understanding that there is a two tier system in regard to who has to follow store policies and procedures.