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Horrible experience truly traumatizing.
Maintenance Worker (Current Employee) –  Edson, AB13 October 2017
Review summary explains it aside from the crew which is amazing nothing else exciting about this place it will suck the life out of you as it did to me no matter how hard I try to be a really good employee in every way they still bring you down and make you feel useless, and have no care for accomodating employees, declining holidays all year because they do not have coverage or changing shifts last minute to avoid paying overtime for coverage, even not allowing to go see family in need because they changed schedule last minute and did not have coverage.
Pros
Good Co-workers that keep each other and the place going
Cons
Management, Unorganized chaos, Short staffed/Way over worked, Everything other then co-workers really
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Its alright
Labourer (Former Employee) –  70 Mile House, BC22 May 2017
Good place to have a weekend job in grade 12 to get money for post secondary, but not really a place you should stay for the rest of your life unless you have a family or something.
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Technical improvements created an ageing work force
Chief Engineer Quesnel Plywood (Former Employee) –  Quesnel, BC9 June 2016
The forest industry has been in decline for years. Plywood was being replaced with Oriented strand board. The timber supply was questionable because of Bug infestation. Capital projects were non existing as an available log could be sent to the most profitable mill.
Pros
WFT was located in a small community
Cons
The future of the lumber industry was always in doubt.
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Good Job Security/Bad Advancement
Operator (Current Employee) –  Quesnel, BC19 November 2015
You are treated as replacable, but they are unlikely to fire you even if you do a bad job (if you are in the union). Just remember to move up in the company you need to work there forever, kiss management's behind and back stab people.

Take care of YOURSELF and your crew because other people don't care about you, only the bottom line.

Salary is good, but don't expect oil patch wages.
Pros
food
Cons
management, advancement
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best job I had
Labourer (Former Employee) –  Edson, AB15 September 2015
I really enjoyed the atmosphere at west Fraser and i worked hard as well as advanced while employed with West Fraser. I liked the shift work it gave me a well balanced home life as well.
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a company where you are more than a number.
Ticketed Millwright (Current Employee) –  Fraser Lake, BC26 January 2014
one of the most employee friendly forestry corporations I have worked for.
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3.3
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