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Horrible place to work as an apprentice
Mechanic (Former Employee) –  Alberta14 May 2017
Probably the worst place i've worked as a mechanic.. Hired as a 3rd yr forklift mechanic and had me doing mostly labour work 90% of the time. Had 4 forklifts in the shop in 3 months, never given so much as a pair of coveralls or a computer for diagnostics.. pulled off jobs working with journeyman to escort trucks to local repair shop and wash vehicles or to do parts run. Requested to work on field equipment to gain experience and was denied.. lots of time working in the shop with no equipment, mechanics or management on your own without guidance.. let go 2 days before probation was up for lack of 3rd year knowledge and apparent safety violations. Branch manager was inconsiderate, ignorant and impossible to talk to. Company is ran so if you aren't respected you're destined to fail.. wouldn't recommend this company for employment if your in search of a good apprenticeship!!
Pros
Not much
Cons
Read above
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Awsome place to work
Technician in Training - Tear down engines (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB7 February 2017
Great shop great bosses who teach you the best way to repair a vehicle. they are honest in the repairs that are done never doing repairs before talking to customers. really good repair shop and place of work.
Pros
overtime
Cons
dealer ship only can learn so much
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good
Forklift operator, zoom boom operator and laborer (Former Employee) –  Fort McMurray, AB26 January 2017
overall good experience.
was hired for a month on to help downsize company so no chance to extend contract unfortunately.
worked with and for great people.
Pros
nice managers
Cons
only 1 month job
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Poor morale
Mechanic (Current Employee) –  Edmonton, AB25 January 2017
Not a great place to work. The morale is in the toilet. In the transition to become One Wajax they got rid of most of the only decent management they had. This company expects everything 110% from you and gives you nothing in return.
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Lots of change for the better
Manager (Current Employee) –  Mississauga, ON11 October 2016
Lots of change happening for the better. Things are finally going in the right direction. All 3 divisions are now being aligned and if this works, company will be a monster. No other like it in Canada.
Pros
new alignment, pay, benefits
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Current employee -, Not a good place to work now
Service (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON28 August 2016
Been at this company since it was Harper Power Priducts, then WAJAX Power Systems took over, through the years, met some great people.
Within the last couple of years, we have lotst 8 managers, some left due to management, the most recent one got let go.
There has been major transitions, and have also lost some great employees, again due to management, some have been let go as well.
WAJAX Equipment has taken over, and it seems they only want their own people, they DO NOT communicate very well with employees, only within their own group, if you speak up or give feedback, you get fired.
We now have another new manager, and his only way of communicating is by swearing and bullying, management and human resources is aware of it, and NOTHING is done, as they are all friends, and no support.
The majority of technicians and administration staff are all looking for employment elsewhere, not to mention we haven't gotten a raise in 2 years, they say due to the economy the pay grade is VERY LOW, compared to the market, yet they have all these WAJAX Equpment mangers, if you plan on working here, be prepared to be a "YES MAN", even though you know more about the procees and procedure, more than the new manager, most of us only work our 8 hours, and NO overtime, as it's only to make management look good with their numbers, everybody is afraid they're going be fired at anytime. A VERY TOXIC PLACE TO WORK RIGHT NOW!!!
Pros
Great employees
Cons
Terrible management, lack of communication, on our eighth manager, WAJAX Equpment cliques, do not listen to employees feedback, you get fired if you speak up
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Professional and lots of incentives
Heavy Equipment Technician (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB8 August 2016
Engine overhaul
Transmission overhaul
Heavy Truck engines and transmission diagnosis and repair
Good, clean, safe work environment
Great pay, benefits and incentives
Too many egos and clicks but enjoyable on the whole
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Warning restructuring in progress
Financial Analyst (Current Employee) –  Edmonton, AB16 July 2016
Three divisions will now be one. Support departments not on the Equipment division are being desimated. Very poor communication of who has a job or not. But pretty easy to tell since the overtaking Equipmet division members are only communicating with certain members.
No salary increases due to the economy. But let's add more layers of management with the restructure.
Pros
It's a job
Cons
Boys club
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Decent Company to work for
Foreman (Former Employee) –  Grande Prairie, AB9 February 2016
Woking for Wajax expressed many challenges. Product and product support was not strong resulting in the company falling behind in its industry. Seemed to be a lot of advisor's from outside the branches telling instead of advising, leaving management from all levels in different directions. Although they seem to have the mindset to change these battles, they are not all on the same page so the direction continues to be a winding road they seem to end up back where they started. Human Resources were not always helpful, offered little support and were often difficult to get a hold of when needed to help change the often out of control behaviour. The most enjoyable part of working for them was, there was a few good co-workers that really wanted to help get things on the right track. Hours and salary were great.
Pros
great hours, salary and work/life balance
Cons
many struggles within.
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Bad place to work
Power gen field tech (Former Employee) –  Edmonton8 August 2015
management will fire you to cover for there own mistakes. Hr does not know what there doing and will make up the rules as they need to
Cons
Hr is bad
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Hitachi ex 3600 Machines CNRL
Fort Mackay- Labourer (Former Employee) –  Fort Mackay,Alberta7 November 2014
Helped journey-man mechanics and electrician on site build Hitachi ex 3600 machines on CNRL Horizon Oil Field Site in Fort Mackay,Alberta. Enjoyed helping Electrician on site pulling wire and shadowing him in parts of the day.
Pros
Great Pay
Cons
N/a
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Challenge
Parts Manager (Former Employee) –  Quebec City, QC28 November 2016
Très enrichissant de faire affaire avec des manufacturiers tel que Hyster, JCB, Hitachi, Hitachi Mining, Palfinger.
Pros
Beaucoup de latitude
Cons
Fusion entre les divisions incohérentes
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bonne
Vendeur (Former Employee) –  Thetford Mines, QC30 April 2014
arriver du transport deballage, faire la reception verifier les commandes placer les commandes ,mettre le stock en tablette faire une peu de comptoir retourner a entrepos . preparer les commande pour expedition et finir par encore du comptoir . tres bonne entente prend le temps de discuter des demandes des client pour amelioration de la qualitée du service et surtout la rentabilitée donc on depend .une bonne equipe qui travaille dans le meme sens .la manipulation des objets lourds .aider le plus possible les gens a trouver des solutions a leurs problemes
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