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Time Flexibility, Specifically Organic Department at Cooper Place with the best Supervisor to work with,the previous Manager with whom I work was also too nice,really good place to work, just payscale little bit low as compared to positions and job-market.


Time Flexibility, Good-Friendly staff


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Needs more equipment for business to run as it should and should pay the workers premiums or bonuses for taxing themselves the way they do.

What is the best part of working at the company?Co workers are great, the job is repetitive and taxing on physical an mental health.Little too no assistance in making it in this field.What is the most stressful part about working at the company?Management is always confused or angry about something.What is the work environment and culture like at the company?Very dull an depressing place of work, no positivity or go getter attitudes about the work place.What is a typical day like for you at the company?Hurry up an do as much as you can, without gaining any bonuses or gratification for you hard work an efforts.
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Dynamic and Energetic

Great place to work. The company is constantly changing, growing, and improving which provides ample opportunities for career growth. Pay is fair.
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What is the best part of working at the company?Four days off every 4 days. You worked 4-12 hour shiftsWhat is the most stressful part about working at the company?A lot of the time you were rushed to complete tasks when equipment is really dated and you would have repair it.What is the work environment and culture like at the company?It varies from Department to department. Some areas are very stressful while other areas are relatively relaxed What is a typical day like for you at the company?Find out what you need to get accomplished and just go it
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Inéquité salarialeTrop peu de soutien lors d'une certaine situationCulture d'entreprise douteuseAvancement professionnel inexistant pour un technicien
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Extremely toxic work environment

Honestly the worst places to work. If I could give 0 star rating it would be just that. The work environment is so toxic. The leadership is awful. The minute you try to establish balance in your life they use intimidation tactics and threats to work more. Lack of staff and they expect you to do the job of 3 technicians. No appreciation for your hard work.You are just a number at this company. Do not bother to work here!!
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fun people and needs improvement

fun people. workers are kind. long hours go with this job. the company needs to manage keeping clients. the company should allow easy moving from one position to another. They to manage and organize work to allow growth in the company.


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long hours
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easy job but low pay

There are so many good people, but most likely Indian people. If you are willing to learn more stuff, definitely this is the right place. flexible environment, nice people and open door to the manager, but low pay is critical
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Mixed Bag

Some people are good, others not as much. Low salary, mostly for recently graduated or current students. Fairy similar to other larger analytical labs in the area.
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I like my job and the people are great

I’ve been at Agat for less than a year and so far it’s been both challenging and rewarding job. I like the people that I work with and for the most part, I have great access and understanding from my management.


Relatively flexible and understanding workplace


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Only supervisors and coordinators are good. Rest assured, the management is horrible. Don't ever work as a seasonal employee here. I was a full time employee and doesn't recommend joining this company.
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Avoid this company like a plague

For anybody who is looking for a job out there, avoid this company unless you're really really desperate. Their pay is low to a ridiculous point where you will be better off working at retail or service industry without all the risks related to work in a lab. Turn over rate is super high and they don't bother with it because they just want to spend the minimum and move on with other desperate people who will take the minimum pay. Imagine the nightmare you get yourself into by working with company like this. AVOID.




Low, UNLIVIBLE wages, super high turn over rate
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Bad management

Poor and lack of management abilities from the supervisors up to the managers. They don't care for their employees. Payment is not enough if you have family.
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Bad job

Bad job long shifts bad pay unprofessional Not worth it people slack off must of the time never get their job done. Management is horrible and disrespectful all the time
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Good life experience

I recommend a job to start in Canada.This is a good life experience, I will privately say that the salary is small and you have to work 12 hours a day. But I have made friends here and this is a good start for me.
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Lack of employee recognition

Exceptional turnover and employee burnout. Lack of a team environment and little support from management. Is a good starter career. Very busy and stressful
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Good place to work

I feel its better job in thunder bay. they are paying decent wages with flexibility in work. It come under teer category which will be helpful for new immigrants.
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Belle taches mais mauvaise gestion

Toujours la possibilité de faire des heures supplémentaires à temps et demi. Mauvaise gestion, et ambiance parfois désagréable. Les taches était agréable, et beaucoup d’autonomie.
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Ok place to work

Good for experience .,,,,,,,,, not a place to stay long …..,won’t be appreciated for the time or energy you have given …………….also pay is little but they expect you to be educated …..
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Work like a robot

All that matters is your daily capacity. You must work like a robot but the pay is bare minimum. Employee appreciation is minimal (samosas or pizza). Occupational health and safety is not implemented well enough. They did not want to invest in fixing A/C and HVAC. The lab room temperature reached 37 decrees celcius in summer but all they provided to employee was an ice pack while expecting them.
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Not bad, not Amazing

Extremely hard to understand co-workers (language barrier) and just not great overall communication. Pay is good, hours are long and often more than expected.
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Based on 228 reviews

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2.8 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
2.3 out of 5 stars for Salary/Benefits
2.5 out of 5 stars for Job security/advancement
2.5 out of 5 stars for Management
2.6 out of 5 stars for Culture

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