Great products, great people, poor management consideration
Supervisor (Former Employee) – Guelph, ON – 2 January 2018
Skyjack builds great machines. Skyjack also puts a lot of attention to customer requests and reacts quickly to address issues. You feel proud of your company.
The people are great. They don't work against each other but together. You can feel that they care about their work, they want to do a good job and they want good relationships with their peers.
The upper management shows no gratitude and little respect for employees. They say or promise a lot of things and then it never happens or they do the opposite later. You feel that nothing is ever good enough. I had great bosses, but above them, it seems that the sense of reality disappear.
Salary, colleagues, customer oriented!
The upper management shows no gratitude and little respect and makes impulsive decisions.
Paint Unload (Former Employee) – Guelph, ON – 12 February 2018
Everyone is anticipating the meeting before we start work, and let's face it if they could make us work 7 days a week they would at Skyjack and I would say get out while you still can before you end up with health problems down the road with the horrible weld fumes, propane, asbestos and much more in the air. If you don't work 48 hours a week at skyjack we'll you can kiss your employment goodbye.
Painter (Former Employee) – Guelph, ON – 1 February 2018
During my stint there as a painter, I was instructed to spray a bunch of recalls, out on the floor. There were numerous employees around and the paint contained Isosyanates. Which is a controlled substance. I had to inform the supervisor that this was illegal to spray in an uncontained area and that I wouldn’t do it with so many people around. I was asked to leave the premises at that point. Terrible management with no regard to employees welfare.
Welder (Former Employee) – Guelph, ON – 4 October 2017
The job itself was ok, decent training, better than most companies, pay and benefits are average. Management are completely clueless and there is no job security here whatsoever. Skyjack used to be a great company to work for before Linamar took over.
Assembly Line Worker (Current Employee) – Guelph, ON – 6 August 2017
How can a company as big as linamar be so oblivious to what goes on in their factories ! They have the worst time managment skills I've ever seen. All the machines that use propane are not built to the propane code becase they don't use sealant approved for propane which you think would be common sense ! Can you say recall ! I really hope they wake up and listen to what their employees tell them.
General Labour (Former Employee) – Guelph, ON – 24 July 2017
worked night shift from the day i started to work there to the end, i always kept working even when i saw others slacking because there was less management on night shift. I have complained about it but didn't do nothing so i just kept working and picking up other's work loads so i would stay busy. Very hot working beside a oven working over 500 degrees with only a metal fan to cool us down that was one the most hardest things about the job. i enjoy how i worked because my time for work would pass by really fast.
Assembler (Former Employee) – Guelph, ON – 9 May 2017
Employees are great but the management has no idea what they r doing. They lay everyone off from August until March. I would not recommend this job if you r looking for security if you want summer work only then be ready to work 3-11
General Labourer (Former Employee) – Guelph, ON – 6 April 2017
The wages are fantastic for what you do workwise. Management, most supervisors, and even HR are a complete joke. Have to bite your tongue and keep your head on a swivel and trust no one here, they'll hang you out to dry the first chance they get.
Inventory Control / Cycle Counter (Former Employee) – Guelph, ON – 26 February 2017
Like every job it had its days, but in hindsight I should never have left to help a "friend" build a business. it was not the right career move. I left a pension and was screwed over. I should never have left.
Assembler (Former Employee) – Guelph, ON – 21 February 2017
work was great, people were great, environment was awesome, management was poor and job security was not safe. turn over rate is very high, every year there would be a lay off and then a major hire then repeat.
Summer Student (Former Employee) – Guelph, ON – 5 January 2017
Well when I worked at skyjack over the summer all I was doing was going to almost every line and cleaning up. I would start there at 7:00 am and I was done at 3:00 pm from Monday-Friday. My co-workers were nice I was mostly on my own for most of the time. The hardest part of my job was trying to get the factory floor clean when the employees are working and the forklift is always moving in the factory. The enjoyable part of the job was later once my contract was up skyjack hired me on full time instead of me working as a summer student so I thought that was pretty nice of them to do that.
Design Engineer (Current Employee) – Guelph, ON – 1 November 2016
overall okay place to work. Workplace environment was nice and relaxed. Too many meetings to attend to get anything cleared and approved. constant struggle to get people within the same room to get any approval.
Production Supervisor / Weld Manager (Former Employee) – Guelph, ON – 26 October 2016
This company was a great company to work for I had most of my training done with Skyjack my apprenticeship and management Training. Wolf Hasselear the CEO of Skyjack at the time was a great owner and employer