A lot of perks to the job and was a good team to work with
Cleaner/Laborer (Former Employee) – Fort McMurray, AB – 11 July 2017
I enjoyed working with Winmar and cleaning homes and got along with everyone. Worked in a team environment and liked to keep active at work. I liked that I got picked up at home to be taken to the job meetup every morning and had 2 hours of overtime everyday with good pay. Got first views of the damage to the homes and even in my neighbourhood that I had lost due to the fire in Fort McMurray. Helped a lot of people have a safe environment before entering back in their homes. It was a fun job but too bad it was only temporary.
Unorganized, Work vehicles in very poor condition, poor leadership
Carpenter Labourer (Former Employee) – North Bay, ON – 25 June 2017
Leadership was lacking in the sense of time management, appreciation for workers, and customer service. Although I did enjoy helping people I was often overworked and under appreciated. The supply your own tools policy was tough on a 14$/Hour paycheck and i would never have the tools needed for the job. Our flood equipment and Hepa-Vaccumes were old, lacking proper attachments and would often not work properly or breakdown, turning those 2-3 hour emergency calls at 11pm into 6 hours. Overall working at Winmar, I felt they had trouble keeping their workers busy and management was sub-par
Maintenance Associate (Former Employee) – Oldcastle, ON – 14 January 2017
My time at Winmar consisted of cleaning and sometimes answered phone when it was busy or wasn't enough people in the shop to do so. I learned how to keep organized and use my time wisely to get done the cleaning and whatever else that my boss had lined up for me for the day. The most enjoyable part of the was going into work and seeing that everyone was nice and always greeted me with a smile.
Disorganized and doesn't care about employees at all
Labourer (Former Employee) – Fort McMurray, AB – 20 June 2016
Brought people to Fort McMurray under the impression that they would be there for 2 weeks of work. Made Calgary people find their own way to Edmonton for a bus up to Fort McMurray only to kick 3/4 of the people out and ship them back to Edmonton. But not to the spot where we were picked up. We were dropped at the edge of Edmonton at the Winmar building and had to find our own way back to Calgary on literally less than 12 hrs notice from working to being laid off and dropped in Edmonton.0/10 do not recommend this company.
Labourer (Former Employee) – Smiths Falls, ON – 25 April 2016
Waking up at 7am during the summer and working untill 5pm. Made and extra dollar an hour and I was able to save up lots of money. All in all though I enjoyed working there and I learned a lot new skills for building and fixing insulation, molding, repairing damage to houses etc.
Learned a lot of new skills that will help me with my own property in the future.
Cleaner (Current Employee) – Brantford, ON – 25 February 2016
Company is great to work with and the job does teach a lot of skills that do enhance your knowledge. The staff is amazing to work with as well the amount of encouragement and positive reinforcement that it gives.
Content Supervisor (Former Employee) – Burnaby, BC – 24 February 2016
Management was cruel. No raises were given and the work required of us was extremely unprofessional (some may have even been illegal). Example: Doing the owners laundry. The up side, set hours, plenty of over time and some of my team members were great friends.
Labourer (Former Employee) – Regina, SK – 18 January 2015
worked as required with different jobs not always full days desire to work in a safer environment family business \ dealing with staff who were not consistent in there work or expecting others to do the work as then did not show up at the site on time or do the work when there. Learning new jobs meeting clients making clients happy with the work
Laborer (Former Employee) – Red Deer ab – 17 November 2014
I've learned a lot about construction, team work and integrity from some of my co workers which has been very helpful in my growth in construction.Unfortunately I have found the management to be lacking in appropriate management skills, but overall I've enjoyed my time with this company.
Casual Labourer (Cleaning) and factory (Former Employee) – London, ON – 31 October 2014
typical day at work is been very busy i learned about work is like for more busy i'm is always respect my co-workeers and management my hardest part of the job is always the biggining on my days because i never know where i was work in this days but my best part of job is to know i have a job for real in my life
Carpenter (Former Employee) – Oakville – 29 July 2013
Everyday I have worked there I have mainly been ripping out Drywall/Plaster and getting rid of mold after a flood in a clients basement. I also had to clean up all the Drywall and take it out to the side of the road for garbage to take. I have learned how to take apart Drywall and get rid of mold easily. I had a lot of Co-workers I was with in the past and most of them were nice and helped/train me as we went a long each day. The hardest part of the job would have to be ripping out drywall just because that's mainly the only thing you have to do except for the clean up part.
Get to travel a lot(not in one place), work as a team to get the job done, finish work whenever the job site is finish, pick our own breaks
Breaks are not paid for, Long hours so you come home and only get a couple of hours then bed time then you work the next day, Tiring
Project Manager (Current Employee) – Guelph – 20 March 2013
Winmar is overall a great place to work and the owner and management team were fantastic. The work is intellectually stimulating and I had some fantastic opportunities to advance my education. The reason for a job seach is economic, as such, the industry is slowing down and I need to support a family.
education, advancement, bonus, benefits
long hours (emergency work), slow industry periods