IKO Industries Ltd. Employee Reviews

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shrug your shoulders and say "oh well, that's the way it's always been"
Customer Demand Planner (Former Employee) –  Brampton, ONAugust 19, 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.
Pros
nice barbecue every June, free ice cream and a t-shirt
Cons
lack of teamwork
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Good people, terrible management
Sales Associate (Former Employee) –  Calgary, ABAugust 9, 2016
Company is stuck in the 80's and will not spend money on R & D to advance in the industry. Salary is quite low, but benefits are good. Management is unqualified
Pros
Benefits
Cons
Management, lack of advancement, operational downfalls, out of date workplace
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Fun place to work. Diverse community, with summer barbecues.
Accounting Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Brampton, ONApril 21, 2016
It was a contract position. Liked working with a diverse group of people. The people there are friendly. Perks such as summer barbecues and birthday parties.
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Couldnt do shifts
Forklift operator (Former Employee) –  Calgary, ABApril 13, 2016
I could not do the 12 hour shifts anymore do to things happening at home and my child and stuff so i was unable to keep working there anymore
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Fun place to work. Supervisors were excellent.
Customer Service Representative (Former Employee) –  Brampton, ONApril 4, 2016
Company were very supportive of employees. Encouraged advancement and provided training when appropriate. People were fun and played together out of work as well.
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No respect given
Utility Labourer (Former Employee) –  Madoc, ONMarch 17, 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.
Pros
it's a job
Cons
unhealthy, poor pay, poor management
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Don't waste your time and stay away from this company.
supervisor (Former Employee) –  Ashcroft, BCJanuary 22, 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.
Pros
Not many other than average salary and benefits
Cons
Very poor management and company culture
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Fun work environment
Order Desk & Receptionist (Former Employee) –  Hawkesbury, ONMay 26, 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.
Pros
great work experience
Cons
not anything strong enough to class as a con
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Good place, decent wage for the work.
utility worker (Former Employee) –  AshcroftMay 19, 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.
Pros
good bang for the buck
Cons
needed more incentives
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Teammates fun and good to work with
Forklift Operator (Former Employee) –  Calgary, ABFebruary 10, 2015
this was a fun and hard working environment to go to .we all worked hard and sometimes played hard too. The company was good to work for and only expected you to do your job and do it well
Pros
great all year around work dispite the weather
Cons
there wasn't much wrong with the job.
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Turnovers
Regional Logistics Manager (Former Employee) –  BramptonNovember 16, 2014
Company with a lot of turnovers at all levels. Very unsecure place to work, with a lot of conflict of interests.
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Good people, lots of fun to work there,
Forklift Operator (Former Employee) –  City of BramptonNovember 4, 2014
One of the most fun filled jobs, interesting people, an experience I will truly never forget
Pros
good people, friendly staff, everyone has a positive attitude
Cons
sometimes we have too much of a good time we forget we are at work
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good money . most people good at job
Millwright (Current Employee) –  Calgary, ABSeptember 1, 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
Pros
good money . benefits
Cons
long hours, shift work
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Interesting and Fun People
Systems Administrator (Former Employee) –  Brampton, ONAugust 27, 2014
Manager of Operations is actually a registered Engineer and is very involved with day to day activity.
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Environmentaly challenging (tar fumes), interesting job
Process / Reliability Engineer (Former Employee) –  Brampton, ONJuly 7, 2014
The technology is 50 y/ old thus not much margin for improvements however possible
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overall good company
Shipping/Security Supervisor (Current Employee) –  Calgary, ABMay 22, 2014
Very busy work environment, always something new to learn and keep me busy.
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it's ok, nice people to work with
Luckily employed (Current Employee) –  BramptonFebruary 27, 2014
no structure, no hope to get promoted, vacation sucks, benefits are ok but not great..

Rrsp plan is good

this company has long way to go, and start recognizing that employees have family too..

workplace is very tiring, dirt and fumes makes you tired in 8 hr shift then any other plant

Overall you are not going to regret if you didn't get hired or have multiple job offers ..
Pros
nothing
Cons
high pressure, work life balance, no job growth, high turnover
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Fast paced environment and labour intensive at times
Sr. Operator/Lead-hand (Current Employee) –  Calgary, ABFebruary 26, 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
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Not a good place
Former (Former Employee) –  contractorDecember 9, 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.
Pros
it payed the bills.
Cons
getting blind sided by managment
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Good place to work.
Journeyman Electrician (Current Employee) –  Calgary, ABNovember 24, 2013
Keep plant running and learning more about newer technologies. People are great but Management wants people to work 24hrs a day.
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Overall rating

3.2
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