JEFFERSON ELORA CORPORATION Employee Reviews

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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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routine
stamping (Former Employee) –  Elora, ON18 September 2014
routine work where everybody is treated like a number or not even unless you know somebody inside
Pros
safe day to day work
Cons
low pay, routine work
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Fast paces work environment
Weld Associate (Current Employee) –  Elora, ON15 January 2014
A typical day at work, is swiping in on time. Going to your zone to see your team members and team leader to be told what is happening for the night. Your team leader will place your name on the dedicated line for the four quarters of the night, and you will go there with a team member, or by yourself (depending on the line). First quarter you do startups, making sure the line will shut down when needed, replacing robot tips, writing down weld numbers. Stock up your work line, and then make parts. The next three quarters consist of making parts, or supporting your work team with their lines.
If you need to talk to management, its easier when you are on day shift as compared to nights, or afternoons (but since you rotate between days and afternoons, you are able to see them every two weeks, regardless).
The hardest part of the job is when you are put on a line with someone that can not keep to the same pace as yourself, and you still have to try to hit rate.
The most enjoyable part of the job is being able to learn anything if you apply yourself.
Pros
30 min, lunch break.
Cons
repetitive motions
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Manufacturing environment
Quality Assurance Inspector (Former Employee) –  Elora,Ont21 November 2013
Check in at guard desk,change into uniform.I learned how to inspect auto parts,record findings.
Cons
They're not crazy about temps
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Good atmosphere in a large factory setting
Environmental Health and Safety Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Elora, ON27 June 2013
I was able to hold a few position titles during my tenure at JEC. Able to work with many friendly people who helped train and develop the associates. It has been one of the best places I have worked and one of my few regrets was leaving to try and find different opportunities.
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Fairly easy going work environment
Stamping Associate - General Labourer (Former Employee) –  Elora, ON25 June 2013
Worked nights, learned how to operate a forklift, press, and had some time on the overhead crane.
Management was ok.
Everyone I worked with I got along with.
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great job steady place to work
DIE MAINTENANCE COORDINATOR (Former Employee) –  Elora, ON19 December 2012
very steady work. good automotive company. shift work rotating competative wages
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Not a good place to work if you get injured
Stamping Associate (Former Employee) –  6th line elora29 May 2012
Wasnt given proper training. Got injure don the job and was basically set aside then let go because of in injury to which i was under drs orders not to do
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