Warehouse (Former Employee) – Etobicoke, ON – 4 August 2017
Wajax power systems as a whole entity was a fun place to work for my 5 years there, was a very fun place to work and had great people as colleagues. unfortunately by the end of my employment management went in the gutter and they hired some in qualified people to run the show. I would recommend Wajax as a place to work, if Management was changed.
Service Technician (Current Employee) – Calgary, AB – 20 June 2017
The wages are good, benefits are above average, pension is a bonus. There is opportunity to do a large variety of work. Very nice shop with lots of tooling. The company is way behind with technology though, old desk top diagnostic computers, paper work orders and a poor parts system.
Mechanic (Former Employee) – Saskatoon, SK – 4 May 2017
Good work environment. Lots of variety. People were good to work with. Company is accommodating towards its employees. Willing to train new employees. Pay could be a little better, but still not too bad.
Service Advisor/Writer (Former Employee) – Ottawa, ON – 13 April 2017
Prepare and process warranty claims and customer work orders using the Trend system, responsible for the accounts payable, post receivables to the system, and responsible for proper revenue collection. Support the company’s financial management practises by ensuring the effective closure of work orders at month-end, and ensuring that the information is posted on the Trend system within the set deadlines in order for the Toronto Head Office to close its monthly financial statements. Analyzed contract performance for bids, budgets and forecasts. Act on behalf of the Service Manager when required which consists of managing the service department, supervising 22 technicians, and delegating work to ensure the effective service delivery. Developed and implemented a variety of innovative policies and strategies to promote service.
Heavy Duty Mechanic Apprentice (Former Employee) – Grande Prairie, AB – 18 February 2017
When I started there was lots of work for everybody, however Wajax does not have a good name for themselves and when the economy started going downhill there was hardly any work for anybody. As a mechanic starting out it made it hard to gain experience.
Journeyman Heavy Duty Technician (Former Employee) – Red Deer, AB – 8 September 2015
The wages and benefits are decent. Fair amount of variety. Management likes to undermine employees. Management openly complains about past and present employees. Complaints and suggestions are very rarely listened to. Very high safety standards until it interferes with profit margins. Technicians all get along great, and have a team environment. Very little room to advance your career.
Sales Coordinator (Former Employee) – Calgary – 15 April 2014
Wajax Power Systems was a wonderful place to work. Everyone worked as a team which fits right into how I like to work. There were many challenges in this job but none I couldn't learn or excel in overtime. It was always comfortable at work as everyone was easy going and no one was micro managed. I started the position not knowing anything about how a diesel engine works and with time I got to learn alot about the parts and pieces that make the engine work! Most of my day was coordinating with suppliers on lead times for all of our inventory and parts. I looked after logistics and making sure everything went smooth from PO to delivery to the customer. I submitted PO's and work orders as well as change orders. Along with the coordinating role I also had to provide invoicing to the customer, which had to be coded correctly as well as make sure all costing was correct, there was completing monthly and yearly reporting to my manager, calculating commissions, and completing expense reports. So as you can see I did a vast amount of duties in my position. I love to learn new things! Unfortunately Wajax was downsizing and moving manufacturing to Edmonton and my position was no longer needed.
Accounts Payable Clerk (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 27 February 2014
high volume work load high turnover even though benefits great chaotic environment lack of training in many departments people friendly nice benefits package is excellent hardest part of job is disconnect between management and staff
Heavy Duty Mechanic (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 15 November 2013
- mid management very unqualified - very unprofessional towards customers - training is something in the pass now - shop mortal has never been so low - with no leadership everyone is walking around lost - who pays in the end is the customer high hours on jobs, poor workmanship due to training and organization. - sad to see a company go in the ground