Propak Systems Ltd.

Propak Systems Ltd. Employee Reviews

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Good techinical experience was gained due to a manufacture shop on the premises
Electrical Engineer (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB21 November 2016
Propak gave me excellent technical experience due to a manufacture shop being located on the premises. However, the office politics were very truculent and there is little opportunity for advancement within the company due to nepotism. Work here for about four to five years and then leave before your sanity goes. Also, Airdire is a spiritually degrading place to live and work due to the jive-plastic commuter tract home wastelands, the Potemkin village shopping plazas with their vast parking lagoons, the Lego-block hotel complexes, the 'gourmet mansardic' junk-food joints, the Orwellian office 'parks' featuring buildings sheathed in the same reflective glass as the sunglasses worn by chain-gang guards.
Pros
Excellent technical experience was gained.
Cons
The office culture was very poor.
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One of the better places around
Welder (Former Employee) –  Airdrie, AB23 February 2017
Descent people all around. Was a shame to get laid off I did like the company after all. They actually do care about their employees how ever some managers should have been let go due to their laziness and incompetence.
Pros
good Benefits, positive work environment
Cons
Some issues with management
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Good group of guys
Pipefitter (Former Employee) –  Airdrie, AB21 November 2016
4-10hr shifts
decent wages
good benefits
good group of guys
good safety program
hardest part of job is working outside in inclament weather, although they will bring you inside when weather may be hazardous.
Pros
Canteen with hot lunches
Cons
lots of long term employees, so not much chance of advancement
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Good place to work
Receiver (Former Employee) –  Airdrie, AB19 January 2017
Kind working environment and good company culture. Much attention was paid on safety and a lot of opportunities for promotion or change.
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Great Employer with state of the Art Technology
JOURNEYMAN ELECTRICIAN (Former Employee) –  Airdrie, AB27 December 2016
Panel shop and Fabrication Shop - co-workers are knowledgeable.
Employer is pro-active in supporting employees in upgrading their education skill sets. Management and Supervisors are on site and helpful. Set deadlines need to be met, you need to be skilled at your job and get it done right the first time. Great group of people to work with - enjoyable atmosphere.
Pros
Holiday Pay, RRSP contriubtions support
Cons
Night Shifts
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Corporate challenge
Forklift Operator (Former Employee) –  Airdrie, AB23 November 2016
They have lots of sports teams you can enter and give you a raise every year. They give you good response and medical and dental.
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Brutal
Crane Operator (Former Employee) –  Airdrie, AB3 February 2017
if you like a place were getting treated like garbage and having to always watch your back then this is the place. management is just a bunch of buddies who treat people they don't consider part of the group like dirt. safety looks great on paper until you walk out of the room then its get the job done or be an outcast.
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It is an excellent company.
Forklift Operator (Former Employee) –  Airdrie, AB24 December 2016
It is an excellent company. Everyone got along with the management and co-workers. The most enjoyable part was the communication between everyone.
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Great place to work
Engineering Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) –  Airdrie, AB27 January 2017
Excellent place to work. Working in the Document Control Department was very demanding and challenging. However, we pulled together as a team and got the job done.
Pros
Found my job to be very rewarding.
Cons
Short staffed at times
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Productive tight knit workplace
Junior Piping Designer (Former Employee) –  Airdrie, AB26 July 2016
Learned a lot coming out of college within my first two years. Salary could better match the amount of responsibilities expected per drafter.
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alright
Shipper/Packer (Former Employee) –  Airdrie, AB9 January 2017
Propak is a decent company to work for as long as you know someone there or else you wont get hired. They strive to make employees quit over firing them
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Good Pay, Good Benefits, Production over Safety
Millwright Journeyman (Former Employee) –  Airdrie, AB23 February 2016
Safety is preached in meetings while production is demanded while on the floor. Little interdepartmental communication and poor organizational management.
Good Pay, great benefits, and always close to home.
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very productive. no fun
Journeyman welder/mid fitter (Former Employee) –  Airdrie, AB23 February 2016
job wasnt to bad. coworkers were great, at least most anyway.Was not a learning experience. not much inte.raction with management
Pros
good pay, good benefits, easy work
Cons
they rely on oil prices
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Good starting job, not long term.
1st year pipefitter (Former Employee) –  Airdire25 September 2013
It's a good start for an apprentice. However advancement is limited to how well you can kiss butt. The benefits are good, but offset the slightly lower wage. It's nearly impossible to get fired unless you're a total screw up, which is good or bad depending on how you look at it. Don't accept a weekend position. It's pretty lax, but the there is no support, you'll get treated like garbage, and get the clean-up work. The premium may sound good, but it's not worth it. Management is definitely company men. Not really interested in what's best for you, and like to power trip and step on people. The experience is really great. You'll learn lots of different things and the job is really hands on. Never had an issue with any co-workers. Likeable guys for the most part. Really great place to start out and learn.
Pros
Experience.
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Great family/work balance.
Pipefitter-Steamfitter (Current Employee) –  Airdrie, AB7 April 2013
Great place to learn and start an apprenticeship. You learn a ton of information that I hear you wont learn up in camps ect. I've learned pretty much all essential skills of a Journeyman and it's all just practice, practice, practice.

Management is all politics as normal, and expect more out of everybody than what can be done, as usual. Provide best quality and quantity as possible.

Hardest part of the job is management would put you on one job one day, then swap you to another the next. If you make a mistake you never got to fix it, therefore never learn how to fix.

Most enjoyable part of the job are the four days on, three off. With possible OT if you want it.
Pros
great work/life balance.
Cons
management does not try to keep employees.
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Great Place to Work
Machinist (Current Employee) –  Airdrie, AB11 May 2016
Propak is very loyal to their employees and provides an excellent benefits plan as well as RRSP matching. Propak is a great place to work.
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Incompetent , boy club
ELECTRICIAN (Former Employee) –  Airdrie, AB5 August 2015
A typical day would be to waste as much time as possible so you don't look out of place. Walk all over the yard trying to find material (CONSUMABLE MATERIAL IE: reducers (21's) LR's LL's (29's-39's-49's) 1/4" hardware ,other fittings and boxes pertaining to the job. Changing things 1,2,3,4 times because 4 different managers wanted it different , communication was unacceptable , as were there work ethics and knowledge pertaining to the job. Most of my co workers on night shift were good but there was a lot of politics and sabotaging between the days crew .
The hardest part of my job was trying to stay motivated and learn something new .
THIS IS A GREAT COMPANY IF YOUR VALUES ARE THAT OF TODAY'S CITY PEOPLE . IF YOU DONT KNOW ANYTHING DONT WORK HARD AND WANT TO SMOKE CIGARETTES AND WORK IN NOTHING SHORT OF A DUMP THAN THIS IS THE PLACE FOR YOU , OR THE CLIENTS THAT WASTE THERE MONEY , AND DON'T MIND MISSED DEADLINES , OVERBUDGET, FROM A PLACE THATS BEEN DOING THE SAME ASSEMBLY LINE WORK WITH THE SAME SKIDS ITS BEEN BUILDING FOR THE LAST COUPLE DECADES CANT GET IT RIGHT WELL THEN ..... GOOD JOB AND THANK YOU APPRENTICESHIP BOARD..
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good place to work but hard to advance
labourer (Current Employee) –  Airdrie, AB12 August 2013
hard to advance with out " kiss assin " the boss. good pay but would have liked to move up on the career path. used a lot of tools and did a lot of welding. co-workers are good and enjoyable to work with for the most part. hardest part of the day is the last stretch before home time when it is hot out. And the most enjoyable part of the day is when i get to weld or build something from scratch.
Pros
benifits and rrsp's
Cons
managment and politics
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good job with benifets
Labourer (Former Employee) –  Airdrie, AB17 August 2015
A fun place to work with supportive management. Some politics like in any workplace. A steady job with great benefits and good people to work with.
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Productive, people were great to work with
Plasma Cutter/Welder (Current Employee) –  Airdrie, AB8 May 2016
i was always busy,trying tyo help out where ever one can.learned how to deal with other poeple, tours, and co-workers.it was a great place to work for.
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3.8
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