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Pretty much mandatory overtime
Facility Assistant (Former Employee), SaskatchewanJune 6, 2014
Pros - Meeting lots of people, dealing with complex situations,

Cons- Upper management ruled the facility, unlimited but highly encouraged overtime

Great group of guys to work with, benefits are okay, overtime was only 1.5 times base

Being accountable for upper management decisions was also a detrimental factor, and having to work some ridiculous – more... hours because of these decisions. – less
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Facility Assistant (Former Employee), Carseland and Indus, AlbertaMay 19, 2014
Pros: good salary and benefits.
Cons: working in all types of weather.
Assisted, as part of a team of 5-10 people, in the day to day operation of a large inland grain terminal. Typically we would receive, process and ship cereal grains and oilseeds. I learned how to grade grain, clean grain, operate the necessary machinery. Safety training, grading training, on going policy and procedure training. Hardest part was having – more... to load rail cars in any and all kinds of weather, working at heights of 25' plus. Most enjoyable part was meeting and dealing with the customers. – less
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Grateful that the company provided me lots of opportunity to develop and grow my skills/experience.
Senior Buyer (Former Employee), Winnipeg, MBFebruary 19, 2014
Pros: benefits, annual bonuses, pension.
Cons: company was sold and lots of positions were eliminated.
Typical work day consisted of arriving promptly at work to check emails and voicemails. The day would be organized from the previous day, but most times the day's agenda would change significantly due to unexpected dealings with internal and external contacts regarding products, services, contracts, issues, new projects, assignments from management. – more... Once unexpected items were dealt with, I regained focus on the original day's agenda.

My company went through several mergers and acquisitions. I feel one of the most important lessons I learned from working for this company was to keep working hard and to maintain a positive attitude. As a result, change and keeping an open mind resulted in great opportunities for me.

I reported to a Purchasing Manager. He allowed me to work autonomously, yet brought my team together on a regular basis to obtain updates on one another's work, update us on the direction of the department/company, to brainstorm. My manager was supportive and encouraged us to work independently and make our own decisions.

My management and direct co-workers were located in another province from me so we stayed in close contact through email, telephone, and regular monthly meetings. My co-workers were very supportive and we had a great respect for each other and our work. We each brought something valuable to the department. I still maintain these relationships.

One of the greatest challenges of the job was convincing employees to comply with preferred suppliers and programs, and then to have them maintain that compliance over time.

The most enjoyable parts of the job were finding ways to help the company save money and assisting departments with what they need in order to achieve their goals. – less
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Excellent Co
Logistic Coordinator (Current Employee), ReginaFebruary 13, 2014
Great Place to work. Cooperative co workers.Some laid off after taking new management due to shrink in business scope.
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is it 5?
Loader Operator, Rail Switchman (Former Employee), Calgary, ABOctober 30, 2013
Another day in paradise. Show up, work, then go home. Its a job.
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Viterra was a great place to work, but with Glencore buying out Viterra there was a lot of uncertainty if we would have a job or not
Facillity Assistant II (Former Employee), Beiseker, ABJuly 18, 2013
Keeping track of stock was daily and visiting and answering questions for farmers was daily
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Job comes first family comes second no matter what.
Facility Assistant 2 (Former Employee), Saskatoon, SKJuly 8, 2013
Pros: we got some free jackets and clothing.
Cons: the uncertainty of when your time off would be due to car loading
A typical day was to try and put the trucks to the bins as fast as possible to keep the line moving and still try to keep the cleaners fed and emptied out when needed. I learned to multitask very quickly and how to manage people. Some managers didn't really care about the employee just wanted to get the job done as quick as possible. The coworkers were – more... great to get along with and worked well together. The hardest part of the job was working the 16-18 hour days loading cars. The most enjoyable part was working with the coworkers. – less
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DO NOT WORK FOR THE GREENHOUSE
Greenhouse Tech II (Former Employee), Saskatoon, SkJuly 3, 2013
This is by far the worst place I have ever worked in my entire life. The company overall seems like a good place to work, but the greenhouse is full of drama. They have created a clique and want to be in control of everything. They make it extremely hard for you to show your worth and when things go wrong (even if it could be a result from casual employees – more... or a combination of everyone) they place the blame on the new person if they don't like you. They claim to be very flexible, but there is NO flexibility once your employment begins. So unless you're willing to dedicate your ENTIRE life to this place and want to be a mule, I would suggest looking for employment elsewhere! – less
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Great company to work for, room for growth, excellent position and management.
Carbon Credit Program Coordinator (Former Employee), Winnipeg ManitobaMay 14, 2013
Pros: room for position growth and great atmosphere.
Cons: company got bought out and moved.
Working with the Alberta government to ensure the carbon credit program is compliant within the laws. Management was great, really lead and let you make recommendations and take on tasks as your own.
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processing plant
Maintenance/Millwright (Former Employee), Barrhead, ABAugust 8, 2012
I worked for 2 1/2 years for this company doing millwright work and maintenance and was promised an apprenticeship then for some reason had the promise taken away. I worked hard, gave them my loyalty and received nothing in return. My supervisor was behind me but upper management wasn't so I chose to move on since my hard work didn't mean anything to – more... them. – less
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An okay place to work
Grain Operator (Former Employee), Rudall, SAAugust 14, 2014
A typical day would be doing what I was told to do
I learnt more skills than I already have
Management wasn't too good, no communication
Co-workers had no respect for each other
Hardest part of my job was working with the people I worked with
Most enjoyable part of my job was getting to work by myself
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Good place to work
Payroll Manager (Current Employee), South Terrace, AdelaideJuly 23, 2014
I have worked for the company at the present and previously,I have a good relationship with a lot of people here. It can be a fun place to work
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Manager was willing to teach me and the emlpoyees were all nice
Harvest Casual (Former Employee), Wirrulla, SAMay 27, 2014
As it is a business that works closely with local farmers and the community, I got to know every farmer and truck driver personally. I would often have my lunch breaks talking to truck drivers from Port Lincoln or talking with the farmers.
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interesting work
Harvest Casual (Former Employee), Two Wells, SAMarch 16, 2014
Cons: can be dusty work
i found the job interesting and enjoyable a good learning curve to fine out about good and bad grain and what to look for in grain loads.
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Not a bad place
General Hand (Current Employee), Crystal Brook, SAFebruary 5, 2014
good for first job. spent 4 years with no trouble. can get very hot on slaughter floor. but good pay for the work
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Exciting, new experience
Viterra (Former Employee), Kyancutta, SAJune 21, 2013
Never worked anything like this, loved every moment of working for this company, loved what they had too offer, was fun and always had something too keep me busy. would work here again
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Ability to improve skills and reach management level is encouraged.
Contract Entry/Admin Team Leader (Former Employee), Adelaide SAMarch 5, 2013
Pros: good salary
Cons: long hours required-during christmas period
Dedicated people creating good working environment
Management /monitoring team of six staff -data entry& support
data into Grainsmart/Excel support systems.
Have achieved success in training /management-mentoring and motivating staff to excel in administratvie office support skills.
Co-operative staff/Management.
Impletmentation of change of process – more... and co-ordination with IT was a difficult but rewarding experience
Being part of a skilled/efficient team where friendship/teamwork is of optimum importance was very enjoyable. – less
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good place to work, great team of people
Core Infrastructure Analyst (Former Employee), Adelaide SAFebruary 13, 2013
Pros: great team of people
Cons: location not great and ageing facilities in some areas
typically not a stressful job, systems are quite stable and not too many nasty surprises come up. learned a lot about a range of different systems and technical areas that I had previous not had any experience with. good management team with direction and approachability. great co-workers, this is what really made the place a good place to come to everyday. – more... hardest part of the job is problem solving a complex and unexpected system outage but rarely happens. most enjoyable part of the job is getting recognised by clients and customers for your hard work and management acknowledging our efforts – less
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Production
Sales & Marketing (Former Employee), Mt WellingtonFebruary 9, 2013
Pros: operational staff genuinely helpful
Cons: lack of support from senior management. managers passing the buck.
No support from senior management.
Constant changing of goalposts.
Nepotism.
Management not open to correction.
Negative blame culture.
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Easy Job not overly Hard
Bulk GRain Handler (Former Employee), Mount Barker SAJanuary 7, 2013
Pros: reasonably long breaks
Cons: long hours
Easy Job, Alright people to work with the hardest part was long hours and heat, Most enjoyable part was the Wage

About Viterra

Viterra Inc. provides premium quality ingredients to leading global food manufacturers. Headquartered in Canada, the global agribusiness – Read more