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Hot humid work environment, no advancement
Spinning Technician (Former Employee) –  Kingston, ON29 December 2016
Extremely hot work environment. Wearing long sleeves and pants with hard hat. 12 hrs shifts with no breaks over a 12hr shift, if your machine is running poorly. Which was always. Everyone hides injuries because afraid being fired. Nothing ever got fixed unless it could be fixed with duct tape and garbage bag. Washrooms with 12 toilets, now at 2 because they would never fix anything. Mangement full of lazy , but kissers, who could never operate the machines. Mangement would go out of there way to make life difficult for targeted employees. Wage cuts, no raises ever!!!!! Layoffs for factory workers then expected to do 3 jobs instead of one. While mangement was always top heavy. Anything to make a penny.
Pros
Good Co - workers
Cons
Abusive Mangement, MBM principles apply to workers only, not management . Wage cuts, layoffs
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twelve hour shifts in a very hot environment
Material Operator (Current Employee) –  Kingston, ON1 June 2016
Work twelve hour shifts in a very hot environment. Have met a lot of great people. The hardest part of the job would be working in 30C and above temperatures.
Pros
salary
Cons
long hours
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Good Starting Location
Engineer (Former Employee) –  Victoria, TX7 March 2016
This is a great place to get starting experience but the current structure is not designed to maintain experience nor encourage growth. If you are not an individual that is a go getter, this is not the place for you.

Coworkers are by far the best aspect of this company

One has the ability to learn any area of interest here, but must be prepared to learn it through ones own pursuit while juggling other responsibilities.

The hardest part of working for this company is working through the decisions that management makes. While their ideas are usually good, they do not put in place a vehicle to make those ideas successful.

Company uses MBM, and although the MBM is sound, at this site the structure and principles that make up MBM feel more like words on a page than a culture to strive for.
Pros
Good People
Cons
Poor Training and Bad Site Management
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This company knows how to run a business but could improve on the people department.
Contract Employee (Former Employee) –  Kingston, ont4 August 2015
The company expects a good days work from each of its employees. There is performance pay for those that have worked hard and gone above and beyond. This pay system has created some animosity amongst some.

The company is well managed and tries to treat people fair.

I understand that every company is here to make money. They are investing lots of it into the Kingston Site and this is a good thing. However there is to much emphasis on people cutting and wage cutting.

The good thing about the site is that i feel it will be here for some time due to the ever cutting costs. But at what point do you stop at the expense of the worker.
Pros
Very Organized company with clear expectations in mind
Cons
Very business driven which leaves a lot of people feeling stressed often
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Great People, Great Work, Decent Culture
Process Engineering Intern (Former Employee) –  Kingston, ON20 October 2013
Had an excellent time working at INVISTA (Canada) Company. The work was always new and interesting, keeping things entertaining and different. The people there were really friendly and created a positive work atmosphere in the technical department. Layoffs that occurred while I was working there, however, caused the atmosphere in operations to be non-ideal.
Pros
Flexible work hours, great benefits, great co-workers
Cons
Layoffs
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Typical factory
Fibre Technician Trainee (Former Employee) –  Kingston, ON13 July 2013
Machine operator. Training for 2 weeks then your on your own. friendly co workers and a fast paced environment.
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strict but productive
Fibre Technician (Current Employee) –  Kingston, ON14 April 2013
Strict about quality and time restraints
The people are good to work with
I like the fact that we get to trouble shoot to keep the production running
Pros
good pay
Cons
the long distant drive for me i live an hour away
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