Productive and Fun to work at, all kinds of perks included
Technical Publications Assistant (Former Employee) – Burlington, ON – 25 May 2017
I miss Sandvik and the people I worked with over 10 years, I considered them family. Easy going, lots of laughter every day, but we always got the job done!! Christmas Party we always had a limo pick us up and take us home at the end of the evening and it was always held at a very nice hall/drinks food great music every year.
Maintenance Manager (Former Employee) – Snap Lake, NT – 21 December 2015
I would have loved to stay at Sandvik but unfortunately one of my grandchildren was gravely ill in Edmonton Hospital and my daughter "a single Mom" needed our help for a few months while he was there, so I resigned and stayed at the hospital with him until he could be medevac'd to Yellowknife 3 months later when he was stabilized. "Time very well spent:.
Country Communications Manager (Former Employee) – Mississauga, ON – 16 November 2015
Sandvik is currently experiencing a downturn, changes in executive management and has been under multiple change initiatives for the past four years. If these changes ever stop and the company can achieve some traction again, Sandvik can regain their past excellence. If not, I anticipate many years of instability.
Free coffee, gym on site
Change environment and inconsistency in management
Quality Assurance Manager (Current Employee) – Surrey Centre, BC – 10 November 2015
There are a group of nice people to work with at Sandvik, Flexible hours is somthing I really enjoyed. Most of the decesions come from upper manahement team in Europe so you don't have direct access with them which is not your desired outcome sometimes.
Good company of international repute. Local management lacks direction.
, Process Metallurgy, Quality Assurance (Former Employee) – Arnprior,Canada – 29 April 2015
Day to day firefighting for issues in plant. Learnt about new stainless steel grades processing. Lacks experience to run an international company ,no plans for technological growth and leadership. Excellent people with lots of experience. Trying to do new product development on the fly. Full freedom in decision making as i was one of the experienced engineer.
Safe and productive shop that allowed you to use your imagination in the assembly process.
Senior Assembly Technician (Former Employee) – Burlington, ON – 21 February 2015
The assembly of the machines usually took 2-3 weeks depending on the model. We would work in teams of 1-3 mechanics and take turns at different tasks in the assembly process. We would use detailed blueprints to determine assembly of drive trains, hydraulics, electrical and body parts. On-time delivery was of utmost importance so we would coordinate our time to each job as efficiently as possible and keep the highest quality of workmanship. We would receive yearly performance reviews and bonuses if we met the delivery targets set out by management. I worked with many dedicated and smart co-workers who were always willing to help each other. The hardest part of the job was when lay-offs would happen because of the commodity cycle in mining. The most enjoyable part of the job was the continuous learning as new models of machines and technology were ever changing.
Great atmosphere with yearly pay raises and bonuses.
MANUAL MACHINIST (Lead Hand/ Area Supervisor) (Former Employee) – North Bay, ON – 23 August 2014
I enjoyed working for Sandvik, it was a well run shop. A bit heavy in redundancy in Administration at times, it was still pretty good. Working with the crew in the Manual Shop, we were a close knit bunch, and I enjoyed teaching the new apprentices the trade.
Product Specialist (Former Employee) – North Bay, ON – 30 April 2014
Worked closely with Distributors/Resellers/End Users to maintain inventory and stocking levels of exploration tooling and rig parts Followed through with all paperwork from receipt of purchase order to final invoice for all capital equipment sales of Exploration Core Rigs Warranty administrator for Canada/USA for Sandvik Exploration tooling and equipment Designated as a Regional Purchasing Agent for Sandvik Exploration region USC
Shop manager (Former Employee) – Montreal, CA – 15 August 2013
Sandvik is a global company, but is locally manage, with mix review from region to region. Mine was USC (US & Canada). I have notice that the management was far more interested in their own car allowance and retirement plan than the company development. I have met extraordinary peoples at Sandvik, but I have also notice a heavy staff turning over. However, ethic, marketing material, and engineering from Swedish head office is state of the art .
vacation, flexible hour, safety
managnent far more interested in theirs own retirement plan than company development
Operational Buyer (Current Employee) – Burlington, ON – 21 March 2013
The day starts with checking for any urgent requests, emails, orders etc and dealing with those. Create purchase orders, follow up on previous orders, expedite, price new and existing items. Running reports to analyse lead times and forecasts. Look into receiving issues, accounting issues and any issues that may arise throughout the day. Contacting suppliers for emergency orders and arranging special shipping. The management is good, we are not overly supervised if an issue arises that requires assistance they are there to help. Co-workers are fantastic and we all work together to get the job done. The hardest part of the job is the systems we use are not connected enough for such a global company information does not flow easily. The most enjoyable part of the job is the ever changing aspects.
Project and Design Engineer (Former Employee) – Arnprior, ON – 11 January 2013
I worked for good engineering managers, three in less than four years! The company's insistence on product output over quality of work-life is its greatest detriment, stressing both equipment and workers.
We in the engineering and maintenance area successfully managed several large installations and upgrades, and kept the plant working well. Very satisfying from a a design and engineering perspective, less so as a place to work and thrive.