Facility Assistant (Former Employee) – Carseland and Indus, Alberta – 19 May 2014
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 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.
I loved working with the people that I worked with. The atmosphere was good in the office but rather restricted corporately.
Grain Sales Rep (Former Employee) – Crossfield, Alberta – 11 January 2017
I would have liked better advancement opportunities. This company was bought out by a very large corporation. when that happened the work environment changed. Instead of being a great place to work and help people it became a focus on the dollar company. This was due to the philosophy of the new company. I love to help people and find this company very restricting in terms of caring for their clients.
Yard supervisor (Former Employee) – Medicine Hat, AB – 5 December 2016
Early starts during seeding time. Long days and short nights. This provided a feeling of accomplishment when you provided a product and/or service to our clients. Unfortunately this cut short when company was sold. Co-workers were generally great, but the facility needed replacing and in was just worn out.
Awesome place to work with friendly co-workers and steady a steady work pace.
Labourer (Former Employee) – Bow Island, AB – 26 December 2015
I did your typical general labour work loading bags of beans into semi trucks, stacking pallets of beans, sweeping shops, and unloading farmers semis of beans during harvest. I generally enjoy labour work as it keeps me busy and helps the days go by alot quicker when im kept hard at work.
System Engineer Consultant (Former Employee) – regina sk – 23 October 2015
Good place to work with emerging technologies. company outsourced to company from India so contract ended. co workers all were on the same page and got along great. management kept communication very clear
Rail Cars Operator (Current Employee) – Vancouver, BC – 8 October 2014
Do various jobs on daily basis which make it unique.You learn a lot of safety procedures at work and how to work smarter not hard.Management treat workers nice and workers are like family members ..Pretty much the job is easy if you follow procedures per management and can be hard if you mix up different products going to the boat.
once or twice we have free bbq or lunches from company and christmas parties every year
work different shifts every two weeks and sometimes overtime weekends
Office Clerk (Former Employee) – Sherwood Park, AB – 3 June 2014
We would work very hard but laughed all the time working together as a team. We would make lunches for the team. When things got tough we would laugh harder and made things happen.
The hardest part of the job was saying goodbye when the contract ended. My supervisor always said work hard and if you make a mistake learn from it but don't think it will be your last. No one is perfect.
Office Clerk (Former Employee) – Sherwood Park, Alberta – 20 May 2014
It was a position that was only supposed to last for 6 weeks. I was there for 14 months before they were bought out and my contract ended. Management had indicated several times that they wanted to hire me as a full time employee. It was a very sad day for everyone when the contract ended. I still stay in touch with the girls.
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. 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.
Themore... 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
Benefits, Annual Bonuses, Pension.
Company was sold and lots of positions were eliminated.
Job comes first family comes second no matter what.
Facility Assistant 2 (Former Employee) – Saskatoon, SK – 8 July 2013
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 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.
We got some free jackets and clothing.
The uncertainty of when your time off would be due to car loading
Greenhouse Tech II (Former Employee) – Saskatoon, Sk – 3 July 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 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!
Sales Representative (Current Employee) – Weyburn, SK – 24 June 2013
A typical day at work is 90% on the phone answering questions and contracting grain. The company I currently work for has been a great company to me in the past but is taking a different direction lately and am uncertain of the future. I want to find a company I know will be around for the next 20 years. I have learned a lot in the past 6 years with this company in sales and marketing and it has made me grow to a very professional individual. The people I work with has been the absolute best part of the job and it will be one area I will miss.