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PRESS LABOURER (Former Employee) –  Stratford, ON25 April 2017
Working there could be challenging, as the company expected that you know everything the first day and not forget how to do it. Was not encouraging when working well but blasted when not doing that well.
Pros
straight days
Cons
The envoirment
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Good wages, bad management
Material Handler/Mill Operator (Former Employee) –  Stratford, ON9 December 2016
This company pays well and has good benefits. The company is in a buy out transition which has stripped many long time employees and left the quality of management lacking.
Pros
good pay/bennefits
Cons
Poor management
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Branch Administrator (Former Employee) –  Saskatoon, SK23 November 2016
My manager was a good person to work for, the girls in the office swore a lot and did not know how to manager a busy, stressful workplace.
Pros
Nice people working in the plant
Cons
Lots of swearing
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Good hours, Strong Management
Delivery Driver (Former Employee) –  Saskatoon, SK18 November 2016
I worked there for 6 months. I found it to be a pleasant and helpful working environment with decent wages and lots of OT if you wanted to work extra.

Management was good. Didnt micro-manage or sweat the small stuff.

Only reason I left was because I got what was a better opportunity for me at the time.
Pros
Lots of OT and competitive wages, weekends off
Cons
Long hours
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this is my review
journeyman roofer (Former Employee) –  Saskatoon, SK3 June 2016
start 7am get organized with the crew,put up fall protection roof barriers, made sure each employee had all personal safety equipment. made sure that there was fresh water avaiable & made sure each worker was sober. a little hard work is good for people in general. In roofing the weather is important because high-winds. Rain, snow &cold weather determines how much to do in a work day. In regards to co-workers some were not suited for this work & a few Foremen where not suitable to lead crews.
Pros
good physical work
Cons
bad weather
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Acheteur (Former Employee) –  Victoriaville, QC28 July 2015
Une journée de travail typique commençait par la revue des niveaux d'inventaires, commander le matériel requis, faire le suivi des commandes, régler les problèmes liés si il y a lieu, répondre aux différents départements pour le bon fonctionnement de l'entreprise. Faire la revue des ententes annuelles et refaire le processus de soumission si requis une fois par année.

Vicwest est une entreprise axée sur la formation continue en milieu de travail ce qui donne plusieurs avantages tel que la possibilité d'avancement et l'acquisition de nouvelles connaissances.

Mes collaborateurs étaient principalement les contremaitres de l'usine pour leur fournir le matériel essentiel et la matière première. Le département des ventes était tout aussi important, les tenir à jour sur les produits, rechercher de nouveaux produits, les délais de réception.

Le transport était un important collaborateur pour ramasser ou retourner la marchandise chez certain fournisseurs.

Les comptes payables pour la confirmation des prix lorsque différents des commandes.

L'aspect le plus difficile de mon poste était la difficulté à obtenir des soumissions dans le format voulu et claires.

L'aspect le plus agréable de mon poste était une journée accomplie avec succès pour avoir comblé les besoins de tous en équipe et en harmonie.
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Great Company
Senior Financial Analyst (Current Employee) –  Oakville1 April 2015
Great Company and great people. Good learning experience.
Work-life balance. Opportunity to grow and further develop skills.
Great benefits.
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Great opportunity to manage in en ever changing environment
VP, Supply Chain Management (Current Employee) –  Oakville, ON2 March 2015
The company is great to work for and the collaboration between the business units is world class. The culture is one of continuous improvement and values metrics and facts driven decision making.
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travail bien structuré.
Estimateur/techn (Former Employee) –  Boucherville11 November 2013
L'environnement de travail est bien encadré,
l'entreprise offre plusieurs opportunités pour évoluer
a différents titres et postes.
Les salaires sont très concurrentiels.
Pros
tres bons avantages sociaux, atmosphere agréable
Cons
pas assez de formation
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While here passed a business management course.
Shipping cordinator / production planner (Current Employee) –  Winnipeg, MB12 December 2012
Productive workplace, good people.

Good pay very benefits.
Pros
good benefits
Cons
work is seasonal
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Operations Manager (Former Employee) –  Delta, BC28 May 2012
Reapid expansion, a lot os acquisition to expand business. However turnover of personnel is large too.
Pros
good company culture
Cons
no loyalty to employees
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