JEFFERSON ELORA CORPORATION Employee Reviews

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pay is ok
General Labourer (Former Employee) –  Elora, ON18 October 2017
not a very good place to work
tons of favoritism
management is terrible
only do well if you are liked or buddies with managment
human resources dept does not help workers at all just for the company
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Great company to work for!
Customer Sprt & System Doc. Administrator (Former Employee) –  Elora, ON29 September 2017
18 years and would have stayed longer if not for relocating over 2 hours away.
This company provided great employee relations and works with you when you have concerns/troubles.
They are generous in wages, benefits and milestone gifts.
Pros
Many great gifts and activities
Cons
Tardiness is not tolerated
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A decent job
Line Assembler (Current Employee) –  Elora, ON10 September 2017
Overall its not a bad place to work for. The management can do a better job of treating the employees. Could be better pay for the work we do. Great Christmas parties for the kids and adults.
Pros
Employees
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Don't value workers
Robotic Technician (Former Employee) –  Elora, ON31 August 2017
Very little is done to accommodate techs here.
Turnover rate for techs is insanely high. Pretty much a revolving door.
Pay is lower than many other companies around.
Pros
Better than being homeless
Cons
Not better than working at McDonald's
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Good place to work
Weld Associate (Current Employee) –  Elora, ON30 July 2017
Jefferson is an auto parts factory which manufactures steel parts for the frame of automobiles. We build parts primarily for the Honda Civic and CRV but also build some parts for Toyota.
This job requires 8-hour shifts on a two-week rotation of days to afternoons. There is also a straight midnight shift which is staffed entirely by individuals who have requested that shift. Day shift always starts at 6:30 am and afternoon start times depends based on whether you're in stamping or weld.
During the summer months the hours and overtime requirements are much more relaxed but between September and May expect mandatory overtime during the week as well as on Saturdays.
The hardest part at JEC is being new. New associate training especially on the floor is very poor. Depending on who you train with often makes the difference whether you can survive or not. There is NO training system enforced so new associates generally get thrown to the wolves so-to-speak.
The people around you is what makes this job more enjoyable. This place has a lot of good people that help to lighten up the daily grind. It also helps not to stress out too much about production demands and requirements. Really if you show up every day and put in your time and make an effort you're good.
The pay is above average and better than a lot of the companies in this area. Also from what I've heard, that atmosphere is generally much better than other places as well. There is also an emphasis on safety and it is a clean, air-conditioned work environment.
As per usual, it must be said that management is useless. Many
  more... of the managers display a complete lack of ability in their role. And yet they demand unquestioned loyalty and adherence to the rules and guidelines they make up. This leads many team leaders to become in essence 'yes' men. Thus experienced and qualified individuals often prefer not to apply for a promotion because they don't want to be in a position where they are not allowed input. This, in turn, leads to the fact that most of the supervisors are poorly qualified, useless as well because only those of low quality or inexperienced 'noobs' choose to apply for promotion.  less
Pros
Excellent working relationships among co-workers.
Cons
Poor management, poor supervisors, little-to-no training for new hires.
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No Future
General Labourer (Former Employee) –  Elora, ON21 July 2017
This company abuses the promise of hiring on by using six different temp agencies. They constantly ask for over time and even with a perfect attendance. They use you as long as you don't complain inquire about being hired on after your contract is expired.
Also make sure you keep track of your hours worked as they constantly mess up your pays.
Pros
Lots of overtime
Cons
alternating shifts, poor chance of fulltime employment
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very productive and friendly workplace
Factory Worker (Former Employee) –  Elora, ON6 July 2017
hard work for each quarter
fast paced to meet production
quickly learned to keep up with robots to get maximum production
each zone has a team leader and each team leader manages a group of associates making sure all the lines run smoothly
the hardest part of the job is the swing shifts day shift starts at 6:30 A.M and goes to 3:00 P.M and evenings start at 3:30 P.M and goes to 12:00 A.M
Pros
free icecream during th summer s
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Productive workplace with some opportunities for advancement
Honda and Toyota Weld Associate (Former Employee) –  Elora, ON20 June 2017
Typical day at work involves loading parts onto different machines throughout the day. Work can be repetitive but your team rotates every 2 hours so you stay productive.
Pros
Ample opportunities for overtime
Cons
Hours can seem long
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Good place to work who is looking for any kind of job
Weld Associate (Current Employee) –  Elora, ON23 April 2017
What JEC do- Honda & Toyota cars body framing parts supplier

Shifts- There are two rotating shifts and straight night shift

Job- Everyone start in the weld zone, nothing to weld manually, all workers need to do is, load to the parts to the jig and checking the finished product for identifying defects.

Breaks- Two 10 mint and One 30 mint break.Break is in every two hours.

Safety - everyone needs to wear PPE provided by JEC.

Advancement- There are internal job posting in almost every 2 month. Otherwise no advancement

Salary/Wage- 1st increase in 9 months and then every 6 months.

Overtime- Lots of overtime after and before shift as well as saturdays. Sometimes there are mandatory saturdays.

Training - This is the process a new person should earn by his/her own. Have to ask a lot of question to know things.

Benefits- One time per year reimbursement for safety boot. Christmas bonus. Medical benefit after 6 months. Lump sum benefit.

Management - well organized

Team Leaders - most of them are friendly but there are always some negative personnel.

Cafeteria- Insight cafeteria provides good food in cheap price.
Pros
Free BBQ, Ice-cream in summer, Lots of overtime
Cons
8 Hour standing job in weld zone
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can be rewarding and challenging on a daily basis.
Stamping associate/Trainer (Current Employee) –  Elora, ON23 March 2017
could be more productive if issues were solved and not band-aided.
it is set up as a team oriented production that is usually carried by only a few on the team.
the hardest part of the job is learning the process, once you've got that the days become easier.
Pros
challenging work.
Cons
unnessessary overtime, no real team effort.
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fun place and clean environment
Stamping associate (Former Employee) –  Elora, ON21 January 2017
I worked night shift the entire time i work at jefferson. i love the peope and i learned at lot to work as a team and improved my troubleshooting skills
Pros
clean work environment
Cons
loud press noises
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Fast paced productive plant environment
Material Services Associate (Former Employee) –  Elora, ON13 December 2016
A typical day at work is pretty fast paced as it is an automotive production facility, what you learn will vary depending on the position you are hired for as there are various different production and material handling positions available (stamping, welding, quality control, material handling, shipping etc.). Personally I worked in material handling and had great supervisors and co-workers, the supervisors there are not only genuinely nice people but also very hands on problem solvers who will get things done and assist you with whatever you need to keep you rolling. The hard part of the job (this is specific to material handling, I did not work in other departments) is making sure to balance your time well and plan ahead. You have to keep lines running so making sure that you are up on your counts and compensating by grabbing a few more than are missing on fast moving inventory to keep up with production is key as they are still moving and going through inventory while you are reloading. There are many enjoyable things about the job as well, generally good co-workers, steady pace helps the shift go by faster, good compensation and employee perks/benefits and if you're looking for a good workout you'll get one here.
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Unorganized, bad coordinators, no regard for social lives
Robot technician (Current Employee) –  Elora, ON10 November 2016
You're treated like a number here. Even as a Robot technician you get moved around as they please, training is basically nonexistent. Coordinators favour certain techs and associates. Unqualified people get promoted.

Hardly anyone wants team leader position due to how horrible management is. You're not allowed to step down from TL position, you can only be made to step down if you aren't doing your job.

When decisions are made they are made without your choice taken into consideration.

The pay is fairly low compared to other companies that offer $5.00 more an hour.

Recommend not working here for very long. Get your experience and get out.
Pros
Lunch cafeteria
Cons
Everything else
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quality control
Quality Control Inspector (Former Employee) –  Elora, ON28 February 2016
Was promised that if I worked hard and stayed on I would have possibility of being hired full time permanent. This turned out to be incorrect as the company rarely if ever hires temps
Cons
mandatory overtime
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Pretty good place to work, with really nice people!
Weld Associate (Former Employee) –  Elora, ON28 December 2015
Generally this is a pretty good place to work. There is always lots of overtime if you want it and some Saturdays, usually in the winter and spring mostly. The money is very good for that area. Work isn't really that hard, and some days it is actually even fun. The people I worked with were almost always terrific and very helpful and willing to show you things. There is lots of team spirit there and lots of fun events, I even won a silver medal at the JEC Olympics! There were one or two really miserable people who wouldn't be happy with anything, and complained about everything and everybody no matter what it was, but I guess you find those people anywhere that you work! Mostly though, Associates were awesome and fun to be around. I only left because my boyfriend got transferred to a different city :(
There is always opportunities for advancement there, and two of the people that were hired around the same time as me are team leaders there now. HR gives everyone a fair shot at promotions, even if you have been there for less time than others. Team Leaders were happy to help and teach you things if you were interested and willing to learn. Managers were always helping out at lunch and would run some lines to help everyone out which was nice.
Pros
helpul and nice people, good money, lots of support from everybody!
Cons
lines sometimes go down for a long time and that was frustrating
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Awful place to work
weld (Former Employee) –  Elora, ON24 December 2015
Money isn't that great for what's expected. If you get hurt they don't care and often let people go because of it. Team leaders and coordinators are all friends and if you aren't part of the group they treat you poorly. They work you extremely hard and often you have to work 6 days a week. HR is a disgrace. They don't care about anything to do with the employees. They all hang out together and protect each other. All management has no clue what's going on. Things would be a lot more efficient if the management had proper training. This place isn't a good place to work at all.
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Factory work, as expected
Basic robotic associate technician (Former Employee) –  elora, on28 September 2015
Employees are assigned to designated 'zones' with up to 12 employees in each.
Most lines are run with 1-2 people, meaning you work alone and are responsible for your own area.
It is a very hot work environment and important to stay hydrated! Little to no fans/ventilation.
Don't think that conflicts and or line issues are handled as well as they should be by management. They don't often come to employees, who know the line and best way to run it, for tips or info on how things are running/ how it could be improved.
HR is very small and avoids employees as much as possible. Everything is communicated electronically now, through tv's and email...if you get emails.
On the plus side, there are employee appreciation activities and meals periodically.
Temps are not treated great, and contracts are literally dangled on string for well over the time they should be before being hired on full time with benefits.
Health and safety co-ordinator is horrendous! Does not care about the people at all and is rarely available to find if you need to discuss or follow up on anything.

Pay is competitive and what keeps most of us there.
Pros
overtime when you want it
Cons
mandatory saturdays, no straight shifts
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Good atmosphere
General Labourer (Former Employee) –  Elora, ON23 July 2015
Typical day included showing up a few minutes before shift in order to get changed and meet at your zone before the shift began. Then you work find out which station your were working at. After each break or lunch you would switch areas which was nice. My team leader was great and any interaction with shift supervisors or administration was great.
Pros
free BBQs
Cons
can be physically demanding at times
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Excellent Company to Work For
MS Associate (Former Employee) –  Elora, Ontario22 May 2015
Great place to work. They treat their employees well. Associate appreciation BBQ's/Meals where Managers will serve the meals to the associates. Company golf tournament, Christmas Parties at a very nice location yearly. Many opportunities for those who work hard and show initiative. HR department is friendly and approachable. Management is always visible and anyone can approach them with ideas for improvements. The safety aspect is excellent. Least enjoyable is the rotating shifts.
Pros
Good wage, Management involvement, Fun extra things
Cons
Production Saturdays
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Follows all safety and plant rules including not limited to lock out, wearing appropriate PPE, human rights
Co-Op work term (Former Employee) –  ELORA22 December 2014
Follows all safety and plant rules including not limited to lock out, wearing appropriate PPE, human rights
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