Stewardess (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 9 September 2013
Typical work day was putting on our jackets/ chef shirts, and then heading down to the dish pit/ kitchen, to find out what we needed to bring up to the banquet halls. we'd carry racks for putting glasses in and carts for plates. and sometimes the chefs would get us to push there portable ovens up to the banquet areas. Then once we got up there we'd set up our clearing tables behind the banquet, so that the public does not see us dealing with there dirty dishes. Once the event would start some of us would be chosen to plate pull, which was pulling the already made plates of food out of a hot oven. Once they were all pulled out we'd start clearing or plates and pours out drinks and putting them in there racks. We'd continue on doing this until we had all of the eatery ready to pull back down stairs to the dish pit. Hardest part standing and walking for any where between 8 to 10 hours and the handling of hot plates. Most enjoyable would be the working with friends staff were friendly.
LABOUR CREW (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 27 May 2017
work started at 6 am and finished at 2:00 pm. As a team we all worked together in to collect garbage around the fairgrounds of kdays and the surrounding neighborhoods and busy roads. It taught me to not litter and also tell my friends to not litter. My fellow employees and the managers were great people to work with. The best part of the job was how close all of us got by the end of the ten days.
Guest Services (Current Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 16 May 2017
I've loved my 3 years at Northlands and it's been a great experience. The other staff are always friendly, including management. I've always felt welcome at Northlands and felt like my contributions were valued.
Food Prep/Cashier (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 27 February 2017
Never got a break after standing for 5+ hours in the same spot. Couldn't go to the washroom because no one would take over the till. No break = no food. Hungry most of the time. Management was rude and never recognized anything positive, even when they say they'll give you an award they don't. Only good thing is free drinks. Some co-workers were very rude and management didn't punish bullies. Very unsanitary, some workers would touch shoes and then food. Old moldy food was served often in the concession.
Coordinator (Current Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 14 February 2017
I've been with Northlands coming up on a year and it's one of the best places I've worked. The people are amazing, the management is very flexible and understanding, and the work-life balance is wonderful. Can't say enough great things about it.
Security Guard (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 3 February 2017
I worked at this company for almost 6 years. What I've learned?
The management there are not reliable at all. They do NOT take care of their employees but instead micromanage which hurts moral and confidence in being able to complete jobs without failure. They only care about their own motives. They don't use positive reinforcement. Basically, if management wants to talk to you, you're in some kind of trouble. They treat employees like pawns, not like people. They don't recognize good job performance and service, they only pay attention to what "looks bad" to the company. They never used any ideas that I had, or my fellow guards. They cared more about saving money than creating a place where employees and guests can have a memorable experience.
The coworkers I had were great! The relationships I built while I was there still last today. I'm still friends with a majority of those I worked with. They were all bummed when I left the company. Everybody takes care of each other as the management doesn't do that.
In conclusion, if you are looking for a place to work for just a paycheck, then go ahead. But if you plan on moving up in your career choice,. Northlands is NOT the place to do that.
Guest Experience (Current Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 24 November 2016
Extremely guest orientated, fast paced environment , and quick thinking involved. Always trying to answer any guests questions and really getting to enjoy the show or even that is going on that day. The hardest part of the job is that it is a very big building and there is a lot of walking involved, but the most enjoyable part of my job is making sure every guest who attends the events have the best time ever.
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Food runner (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 8 October 2016
The restaurant was a fast paced environment. I learned skills on costumer service and how to serve food, and drinks. There was a strong sense of support among the co workers. The hardest part of the job was adjusting to the fast paced environment especially during the rush hour.