Great work and family Balance and pay but a horrible job to have
Lead Hand jogger (Former Employee) – Brampton ontario location – 15 September 2017
I worked for Trans in Brampton location which they say is closing in a few years out. It is a very loud dirty fast passed and hard to learn job that should be in college and was for years the only reason it isnt now is the fact the manufacturing jobs are fading fast. You work with heavy fast moving and very unforgiving machines all of which you must learn how to use with little help from anyone else there as they are all busy trying to keep their own equipment running so the press can run. This job is one of the worlds dirtiest jobs and was even on the show on discovery with Mike rowe. The old timers there who have to be there as they are not qualified to work anywhere else are totally unprofessional, who like to try to intimidate new workers to keep them from becoming a threat to their jobs. The threat of violence is always present with these old guys and no one should have to deal with that anywhere. The guys on the floor can be hit and miss as far as attitudes so it is difficult finding people you will work well with for the 12 hours your there. Honestly you get treated like garbage there its just a matter if you can or how much you can tolerate. There is no way to advance around the old men who are all waiting on spots so be prepared to stay a jogger for at least 5-7 years before you advance if at all. I left this place and the only thing I miss is the 6 days off in a row and the pay.
good pay, extra shifts available when busy
everything else, its a horrible place to work and will kill you inside, the average normal person lasts only 5 years then walks away if at all
General Labourer (Former Employee) – Islington, ON – 28 August 2017
Be prepared to be on your feet a lot . It is a very active workplace that requires a lot of focus and stamina, being a fast pace job. perfect for people who prefer to work with machinery instead of direct costumers.
Finishing Assistant (Former Employee) – Owen Sound, ON – 11 July 2017
Piling down magazines and fliers. Learned how to work as part of a team or by myself Management is OK Hardest part of the job was dealing with the shift turnarounds and working in the sweltering heat all summer long. Most enjoyable part of the job was definitely my co workers.
Prepress Manager (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 19 June 2017
The culture from the top down was excellent. My career path was strong and I was entrusted to to make decisions for the future of the departments I was responsible for. I loved managing people and providing an environment where each employee could had input on how each task could be better completed. Excellent culture to grow in.
Warehouse Manager (Former Employee) – Elmvale, ON – 27 May 2017
Typical day at work: long hours. Different types of clients. Management was very good to work for . Workplace culture made up of different ideas different procedures. Hardest park of the job Was trying to please everybody with the expectations that they had about their printing ideas. The most enjoyable part of the day was going home knowing that I gave my job 100% effort..
Got to travel visit different paper mills each are unique in their own way
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.