Millwright (Current Employee) – Annacis Island, BC – 11 February 2017
Great workplace with good life balance Great workplace with good life balance Great workplace with good life balance Long days but also many days off in the week. Weekend work, every second week, but every second week a long weekend
Pressman (Current Employee) – Halifax, NS – 1 July 2016
My time with Transcontinental has been both pleasant and eye opening. Just as we must all continue to grow and evolve in printing with innovation and continuous improvement, I also seek to move forward. Sometimes that means moving on, and that's fine too.
Press operator (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 18 September 2015
Worked for TC for more than 20 years. In that time I watched the company turn from employee based to production based.The constant management changes made it difficult to understand company direction.Their focus on automation is costly and undermines employee job security which affects quality and production.
A typical day starts with normal safety boots (personal) and ear plugs (provided). If you are with the company at the right time, you can get personalized ear plugs that do a much better job than the disposable that is offered. Your shift starts as soon as you are on the floor and you just take over from the last 12 hour shift. The presses go non-stop until something breaks. Then it is usually a scramble to rig something up to make the press work again. Cleaning of the area is required on every shift, but since the press never stops, this is an impossible task. The higher on the ladder, the less is done. This is fine if you are on the top, but the lowest on the ladder are constantly asked why things are not done. Meanwhile, the middle persons are sitting around waiting for something to break so they have something to do. Just a thought: get them to do the things that the lower persons don't have time to do because the press is running. Lots of cursing (but you would too if you caught your hand in one of the machines), no contact to outside world (like a radio or a window) unless you bring in your own radio, but since it is so noisy, good luck hearing it. No headphones because that is not safe around the machinery.. I can understand that. Also, headphones do not protect your ears from the noise, so it is good that this is disallowed. The best thing about the job was that you just did your job and went home with little interaction unless needed.. as long as the press is running the way it is supposed to.
Access to weight room, hot beverages in lunch room.
Bilingual Customer Service Representative (Former Employee) – Markham, ON – 21 February 2015
There is never a dull moment at Transcontinental for a CSR. There is always customer queries to follow up on, quotes to request, billing to file, press time to calculate, dockets to open, estimates to review and timelines to negotiate.
While working at TC I learned about digital and large format printing, different substrates, how to calculate press times and resources, learned new software programs (FileMaker and Logic) and also had to opportunity to hone my negotiation skills.
Management and coworkers are incredibly supportive as everyone works together and perseveres under the pressure of this ever shrinking and competitive industry. More experienced coworkers are always willing to share their experience/knowledge of past projects to help each other resolve issues with current projects. Management provides helpful and timely guidance and advice.
Lunch and Learns, endless learning posibilities to keep CSRs fresh
Awesome Environment/Great Place to Work for an Entry Level Postion
Junior Accountant (Current Employee) – Vaughan, ON – 18 March 2014
A Typical Day: -Worked with Upper Management to create and maintain financial performance excel files -Prepare for month end, maintain fixed assets, prepare journal entries, perform financial analysis on financial statements -Maintain overtime file, temporary labour file, waste analysis, and gross sales -I learned how to incorporate upper managements demands while maintaining accounting principles and procedures -I really enjoy working with my coworkers in an open office environment -Co-workers are friendly, easy to get along with, always willing to help -hardest part of my job is getting everyone to cooperate to gather financial data, but I have learned the right communication tools to help me maximize date gathering -most enjoyable part of my job is the atmosphere and environment; it is very open management based, and management is very flexible and trusts their employees
Great atmosphere, friendly co-workers, great to improve financial skills and learn key elements in the accounting/finance corporate world
press helper (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 4 March 2014
The warehouse was a very hot place to work in the summer time. Everyday started with seeing what job was running either you are taking over for someone on running job or you were setting up for a new job. Everyone on the production floor were great to work for always showing there appreciation for a job well done. Never got a good job from management though. The hardest part of the job was when press was not running and had to clean the press. The most enjoyable part of the job was when everything at the beginning of the job comes together without any problems and had a nice easy production run.
Very Productive with high paced and high reward environment
SHIPPING CLERK (Current Employee) – Brampton, ON – 3 March 2014
Working at Transcontinental Printing has taught me many things about the industry and has given me a new found respect to all the hard work that goes into a hard days work to ensure our final copy is more than satisfactory for our customers.
Great Atmosphere and respectable co-workers
Long hours switching from day shift to night shift in same week
General Labourer (Current Employee) – Toronto – 15 January 2014
I have worked on and off at Transcontinental Printing since the fall of 2013 and I have found that they treat me very fair. I wish I could get full-time hours there but I am working through a staffing agency.
General Labour (Former Employee) – Markham, ON – 6 January 2014
i'm having fun with my co-workers when we accomplish our job. The hardest part of a job is when i am waiting for another work and it kind of makes me bored. The most enjoyable part of a job is when you get your salary completed and it inspired me to work harder and to satisfy my goals. I can also work independently. What i have learned in my past job is to work hard and save money for my school.
A typical day at work stars early I'm up at 4;45 am I start work at 6;00 am. I continue running the machine I ran the day before or meet with the Lead on the floor and see what is next on the list jobs for the day. I set up jobs on different machines so people can run then setup my own job to run. Many times through the day I am asked to help other people a job setup or maintenance, or use the forklift to get something in the warehouse. The hardest part of the job is working with workers from the temp agency's they may only be there for a day and have no idea what is expected of them or how to do the job at hand, at the same time this can be the most rewarding because you meet knew people teach them something new while maybe learning a little something new yourself.
Supervisor (Former Employee) – Winnipeg – 10 June 2013
It was a fairly decent company to work for that offered a lot of training, Unfortunately they bought off and shut down several successful winnipeg printing companies to accomodate their plants in other big cities with our large clients. There's one Transcon left in Winnipeg, I would NOT work for them again.
They offered various training programs
You work very hard to make the company a success and they shut you down anyway.