Reliability Engineering Intern (CO-OP Internship) (Former Employee) – Madoc, ON – 4 April 2017
A typical workday consists in coming at 6AM and leaving at 2:30 PM with a 30 minute lunch break. Everyone in the office as well as all the mechanics are great. The hardest part of the job is to get used to the noise and dust. The most enjoyable part was to hang around with the coworkers.
Great office staff and great mechanics, great atmosphere, interns and employees have access to the company house
shrug your shoulders and say "oh well, that's the way it's always been"
Customer Demand Planner (Former Employee) – Brampton, ON – 19 August 2016
Chock full of uncooperative managers who would rather make their own job easier than work as a team to accomplish something to better the company and its customers. Virtually no communication between departments, and sometimes even within departments. Suggested improvements are met with, "Yes we know that would make things better but the departments involved aren't willing to change." Hiring is based on IQ-type test with no weight given to the ability to work with other people. The owners are great people with a strong vision. Unfortunately the management team below them doesn't seem to be on the same page. All in all a very frustrating place to work.
nice barbecue every June, free ice cream and a t-shirt
Utility Labourer (Former Employee) – Madoc, ON – 17 March 2016
This is not a good place to work. The pay is bad, the management is bad but at least your co-workers are ok. They have some decent foremen, but the upper management just will not listen or assist with anything. To receive needed things for your job, it is almost impossible to get anywhere. This is a last resort job.
Don't waste your time and stay away from this company.
supervisor (Former Employee) – Ashcroft, BC – 22 January 2016
Very toxic place to work. As a supervisor you will have almost no input into running your department or crew. The manager will override almost every decision you will make and totally undermine your whole position. The production superintendent is a real problem. Culture of the division is the worst I have ever been exposed to and the overall company doesn't seem much better. The staff turnover except for the problem people is huge. Certain union people will actively work to get you fired because there is a huge control issue in the division over who is going to run the division and the manager is working with the union people to facilitate this. There are far better places and companies to work for. Don't waste your time.
Order Desk & Receptionist (Former Employee) – Hawkesbury, ON – 26 May 2015
I took orders for shingles and roofing supplies from home improvement stores over the phone. I sorted the order sheets and made sure the truck drivers received the proper paperwork and I replaced the receptionist for all breaks. I learned that there are many different types and colours of shingles ;) The management was very hand off but supportive. The hardest part of the job was dealing with some of the truck drivers who had been on the road for some time. Sticking a balance between being polite but still standing up for myself. The most enjoyable part of the job was that my co-workers were fun to work with.
utility worker (Former Employee) – Ashcroft – 19 May 2015
I spent some time as a day crew worker and advanced into the production crew. There were days that were hard and days that were not. Managers were good, some not so good but overall the usual bunch of people. The place sometimes suffered from politics but what place doesn't. I enjoyed my time there but moved out of province for other work. One comment I have to add is about another comment previously posted on this site from an obvious very disgruntled worker pretending to be a day crew worker. The production superintendent wasn't a bad guy and kept the place together and was fair to all of us. The manager wasn't a bad guy either except needed t see more of the plant.
Millwright (Current Employee) – Calgary, AB – 1 September 2014
very busy work production plant/ good money lots of overtime if wanted, some workers skills not that good but able to complete most jobs giving to then, shift work hardest part of job as age goes up harder to do , management culture changing for better still expect lots time of work not that much for millwrights
Fast paced environment and labour intensive at times
Sr. Operator/Lead-hand (Current Employee) – Calgary, AB – 26 February 2014
A typical day consists of the production of a quality product by the time it reaches the packaging end. To address and fix any issues that may arise or cause interruptions in the manufacturing of asphalt shingles Management needs to be better attuned to the operators issues and concerns I learned how asphalt shingles are produced, various jobs involved in the process, how to communicate with co-workers in a productive manner, troubleshoot problems in my work areas, The hardest part would be having to deal with management when the line is not running and the politics The most enjoyable would be the interaction between your fellow employees after having a good run for the shift
Former (Former Employee) – contractor – 9 December 2013
1.Mgt is like a sinking ship with the exception that the crew goes down with the ship, and the captain takes the lifeboat. 2.When a supervisor finds out that he's about to be roasted, he'll drag down as many employees as he can to avoid being the main course. 3.The managment turnover rate is so high to the point of anyone working there 10+ years or more in managment, has played crews\co-workers against each other while trying to BBQ them at the same time just to keep there job in a high rumour generated working enviroment.