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Good learning environment. something always to do. Poor management

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Worked as an power eng. aka maintenance. can get your 3rd class steam time there. Management is seriously lacking. Getting things ordered, tools, parts etc. is a major hassle. Equipment was old and out of date 15 years ago. often fix the same issues multiple times as the cheapest route is always taken.Pay may be typical for a standard maintenance position but if your working as a power engineer you will be disappointed in the pay.A large change could be made with upper management being refreshed. Someone who will provide maintenance with what they need could stop this place from being a perpetual revolving door of employees.

Pros

Found a chair to sit on, did learn alot

Cons

hot, lacking leadership, dirty
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Great company to work for.

Great company to work for. Pays very well for good performance. Lots of opportunities to advance within the organization. Great people have works for the company for decades.
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Dynamic new management team

New management is younger and more dynamic. It is fun to work for them, the work is hard but the team is fun!Many promotions if people show good work and good ethics

Pros

Work environment

Cons

Hot during summer
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Fast pace

It could be a good place to work except top management are so hungry for power and control and makes sure everyone knows all the time. Top management should let other managers do there job without any interference

Pros

Promotions

Cons

Clicky dirtywork
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belle environnement de travail

Très forte esprit d'équipe et très belle environnement de travail tout en étant physique. le seul point négatif est que je ne trouvais pas assez de temps pour le service à la clientèle comme Directeur de district.

Pros

très bonne esprit d'équipe

Cons

Pas assez de temps service à la clientèle
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Environnement ou on en demande toujours plus

Si les patrons situé aux États Unis prenait le temps de voir au niveau de la direction pourquoi il y a autant de changement aux niveaux des employés la compagnie même à de très belles valeurs mais ceux qui gère à leurs façon et non selon les standards demande par la maison mère font en sorte que c est tout croche
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great workplace terrible management

i worked at alsco for some time and i have to say the job is great but the management is old school and difficult to get along with. Care more about numbers then you or the customers and will go out of there way to stab you in the back then talk to you directly.

Pros

Customers are great

Cons

Management sucks
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Working

The reward is worth the work usually, you have to work hard to make it worth your time, benefits are decent but take awhile to start up , some of the management don’t fully understand the stresses of the delivery job
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Filthy environment

I do not recommend ALSCO at all. The building is run down and literally duct taped together in parts this could be overlooked if it wasn’t infested with bugs, but it is. I would find ants literally swarming my desk in the morning and other bugs I couldn’t immediately identify after my lunch turns out they were bed bugs. When I informed management of bites I received while working they dismissed my concerns and refused an exterminator
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Fast paced, stressful old staff at Hanging Dept.are rude n they won’t train you instead they will yell n laugh at you if you make mistake

Management: The manager( a lady) is very pro management she never considers her staff. Very inconsiderate. They never pays for overtime even if they make you work on weekends, still on a regular rate. They are so cheap in their employees, never gives increase even if you work for several years for them.
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Young and fresh thinking management

Strong team of supervisors and management in the Edmonton branch. Helped make a person feel comfortable from day one. Co-workers were helpful for the most part and friendly enough. Lacked a sense of “team” amongst the drivers but my hunch is when management recognizes this is an issue or when it becomes one they will take action to help raise the team spirit. Only downfall was there appeared to be no accountability for the more senior drivers poor performance or blatant disrespect in one instance to the customers. Overall hard work but if your not a lazy person and like meeting people it will be worth a shot.

Pros

Managers & Supervisors, 4 day work week for most drivers, home every night

Cons

Hard work until used to it, some entitled senior drivers
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Good place to work

Working at ALSCO is not hard to learn at all just lots to do and the work is very laborious but the benefits and paid holidays are worth it if you want to make simple money then there is the best.
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mauvaise expérience de milieu de travail

Clientèle furieuse causé par retard ans livraison et la surfacturation. ne paye pas le salaire tel que convenu. dénigrement et harcèlement utilisé par la direction pas de formation très mauvais climat de travail Camion en mauvaise état mécanique et négligé environnement poussiéreux , pas propre.

Pros

entraide entre livreurs

Cons

laissé a soi-même pas de Coaching
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Dont waste your time

Do not, I repeat, DO NOT apply to work at alsco. Managers bully employees, use scare tactics to get what they want. If you stand up for yourself they'll target you. Save yourself some stress and work elsewhere.

Pros

Some good people, easy job

Cons

Horrible management, unprofessional management, low wages for amount of work expected, benefits take an insanely long time to start.
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Energetic Work Place, Good people who are dedicated to their work

Early Mornings, Vehicle log and Loading. Learnt Interpersonal skills and Time managment. Good workplace cuture with dedicated emloyees Long hours, Heavy lifting. Consistant work, busy schedual

Pros

Consistant hours

Cons

Overtime necessary
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sad, angry, stress, more pressure etc

poor management , peoples not friendly, always say bad word etc., no overtime, push too hard at work, overtime no break, lying , early go home without notice.

Pros

poor management

Cons

cut hour
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My Alsco example

A very good company to work for very nice work conditions and helpful co-workers ... makes for a great team effort to get product to customers great work life balance ... and earnings are above average ...
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Production lau

Very fast paced environment with big machines and summer is very important season lots of work . Possible if not mandatory overtime in summer season.winter busy but quite

Pros

Some nice people

Cons

Very hot in summer
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good hours very hot in summers

very hot in the summers with no airconditioning but very early starting hours with basic 9 hour shifts so its easy work but it is very repetative work

Pros

get off at 2:30pm

Cons

repetative, hot
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Used to be great

I used to work in Alsco Edmonton branch when they used to have good managers. Right now its been running with unprofessional, inconsiderate managers. They would ask for overtime but they wont pay you right. And if you can't do overtime you will be expecting you will have a hard time at work. As managers take it very personal. No increase no oppurtunity to learn more no career advancement. And they pay low. No sympathy or even empathy. I most gladly I dont work for this company anymore.Their not worth of your time and hard work.

Pros

Mon-fri work

Cons

Bad Managment, low pay
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A very old company

Opportunity is everywhere considering the many different industries available to a hard working sales consultant. However, the market sometimes prevails over opportunity

Pros

Opportunity

Cons

The market
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2.9Work/Life Balance
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2.7Job security/advancement
2.6Management
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