Typical politics, but good place to work
Millwright (Current Employee) – Okanagan, BC – 1 August 2017
Over all a good place to work. You get your typical politics you'd get in any large industrial unionized environment. However it seems that some get away with more than others. As long as you try to stay out of it you can avoid the drama trap.
Management comes and goes with how they approach things. They often will micromanage, seeming to rotate who they target. Some weeks everything has a sense of urgency and you're being constantly questioned as to why this was done, or wasn't, or why it was done this way etc. It can get annoying, but I have experienced that everywhere I've worked.
The maintenance dept, where I work, at times is a bit unorganized and often not on the same page amongst supervisors. If you come to work with the attitude of "it's broken, I'll fix it, move on" and stay above the fray you'll never have any worries. However, it can get frustrating when it's your turn to be micromanaged! The dept is often fast paced as when something is down all eyes are on you to fix it, and time is money here. But often times things can be very quiet and makes up for the busy times.
All in all it's a great place to work, our facility anyway. Everyone in the maintenance department makes $100k+/year. I am at home every night/day, and almost unlimited overtime available to us. Good benefits, pension and good pay. Can't complain for living in the okanagan
Excellent pay, friendly coworkers, good location
Graveyard shifts, micromanagement, people hiding behind the union