CNC Machinist (Current Employee) – Burlington/Mississauga/Brampton – 21 November 2018
ABS machining has a fast paced work environment with lots of exposure to new and unique custom workpieces providing exposure to new learning experiences. Competitive wages with overtime being encouraged and fantastic benefits package are hard to beat.
I am a graduate of the ABS school of machining and have gained a vast knowledge of my trade working at ABS machining. Miscommunication between managment can prove irritable and stressful to begin which is sometimes overwhelming. Once you are familiar with their processes and attributes it is reasonable.
I believe that alot of the previous negative opinions expressed seem very biased. The work environment is more than adequate and just requires competence, common sense and a good work ethic if you have those you will thrive. Alot of aspects have changed recently especially in regards to safety and unreasonable requests from surperiors.
Benefits package, pay, overtime, exposure to new experiences
Some miscommunication between management, can be stressful at times.
Work (Current Employee) – Burlington, ON / Mississauga, ON – 18 November 2018
Very fast paced environment. It’s a custom shop so there is lots of opportunity to see and learn new things. You have to want to work here and prove yourself, not for people just looking to collect a pay check. Work hard and you’ll get rewarded.
Welder (Former Employee) – Burlington, ON – 17 November 2018
My time at ABS was short, but gained in experience of what I want in future employment elsewhere. It is a fast paced environment, limited time to learn, you have to know what your doing. Team leaders are very helpful, but managers and supervisors are not ones to say “Hi or give you helpful hints, would rather see you burn your own bridge, and watch the flames do their own work. Always dirty when you go in for your shift, you MUST make sure you lock ANY tool or necessity you have, unless you like giving your stuff away.
machinist (Former Employee) – Mississauga – 22 June 2018
If you have any dignity then just stay away from this place. No matter how good you are at what you do - it is company policy to show employees where is theirs place. Do not waste any time to even try this place.
Painter (Current Employee) – Burlington, ON – 7 December 2017
I am a painter at ABS Machining. I think it is a great place to work. if you work with the company they are more then willing to work with you. New tools, great people and training. what more can you ask for? if your not willing to work hard then don't waste you time. ABS is a great place. if you want to work then there is a home there for you.
Welder (Current Employee) – Mississauga, ON – 30 October 2016
worked here for a number of years, ive seen ups and downs in the company and seen people come and go. if you care about your work, and apply yourself then you would do well here. they pay well, offer a decent benefit package. they like to offer overtime and theres a good variety of work.
Burlington plant, very stressful, management does not care, No job security
welder (Former Employee) – Burlington, ON – 4 June 2015
Typical day: Will you still be employed by the end of your shift.
What you learn: Nothing, push push push.
Management: Do not care, many meetings about no one being laid off only to see many people being laid off in the days that follow.
Co-workers: My co-workers were great for the exception of one and he was a huge brown noser and we will always be there, Burlington Supervisors like that sort of thing.
The Hardest Part of The Job: Watching people get laid off and knowing your day was coming.
Most Enjoyable Part of The Job: When you were not there.
This is a very stressful place to work, not because of the work, but because of the management and job security. In Burlington, good luck having your boss say hello or good to see you. Everyone will make a mistake, but there you are more likely to get called into the office and be reprimanded. Once your on the hit list your employment days are numbered.
The shop is dirty, the air is polluted and hot for lack of venting, the whips are all damaged and there are no spares, ground cables are all damaged and welders will cannibalize other machines for whips. you will find yourself using your own tools or borrowing from others. The company will provide a grinder. If supervisor does not like you he will have you sweeping the shop for your shift.
I would not recommend this employer if you are looking for long term employment. I have seen a lot of people come and go and today it was my turn. I was laid off with 7 other welders, fitters.
I was employed for just over 12 months.
Good luck to all who will one daymore... will see an ad looking for welders, fitters to be a part of the ABS team. Your days will be numbered.less
no job security, even when they say there is a lot of work.
CNC Vertical Lathe Operator (Current Employee) – Mississauga, ON – 20 April 2015
First machining job, learned a lot about metal and cutting feeds and speeds. very cheep company always using old dull cutting tools very difficulkt to get something new or replaced. only two other guys worked there. when mistakes happened they were taken personally
very interesting equipment and dedicated management
maintenance mechanic (Former Employee) – Mississauga, ON – 4 January 2015
Management who strives for success of a great company and offers outstanding opportunities for employees that are willing to work hard to meet customers demands. And by far an empire of unremarkable equipment from any machine shop in North America.
Payroll and Human Resource Administrator (Former Employee) – Mississauga, ON – 9 May 2013
It seem like all I did was review time cards, made new cards, update xls vacation sheet and payroll. I payroll system was something I never worked on that had many challenges but I did master it. My coworker were friendly and just as busy as I was. The hardest part of this job was having a title but no authority.
Welder (Former Employee) – Mississauga, ON – 22 February 2013
A typical day, you will work with no much safety around, with out pressure but with out tools, except you use your own. Will work with faulty welding machines, no extension air hose when you need them or electrical cords, but no pressure. No organization,clean less,and polluted air at summer because the extraction fumes is disabled as well the air conditioned lunch room is not air conditioned to save money. Overpopulation in the lockers room, dirty restroom, and no available uniforms for months. 20 to 28 dollars for welding, but never 32 as advertised, trade tools like pneumatic chipping hammers are not available for every one, so think about some headaches in that matter. They like Young people, Polish, and Italian persons. Your co-workers will by hard to deal, some times, and team work is not found very easily, you are in your own. To work there you will need lots of patience and train yourself to not react when you are disappointed. My feeling is that Polish people have a especial treatment and the access to all the tools they like to have. The most enjoyable part of the job are the holidays.
company shares a bonus yearly
yo will feel depresion some times due to the work enviroment