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great company and great work life balance

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awesome company to work with and the people were great too! The culture is positive and encouraging. The managers and team mates are knowledgeable and the training program for GET is awesome.
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Most toxic environment ever

Horrible horrible place to work!!! Absolutely no direction or training, here’s your tools, and………GO! Your team mates will give you wrong information, and watch you make big mistakes, then throw you under the bus, because they are all worried about there jobs, everyone in each department stands each other in the back, for the coveted lead hand position, each team member states they don’t want the position, but all completely desire, it, and cutthroat to get the position and constantly throw each other under the bus, if you are a smoker, good for you, smoke break is whenever you want. No kidding, but if you don’t smoke, no break for you until scheduled break the management staff is nothing short of inherited overprivileged job handoff they have absolutely no idea how to manage People pointing fingers is an Olympic sport at Alstom/bombardier stay far away from this place it will be without a doubt, the most irritating, frustrating place you have ever worked my review is of the Kingston plant. It’s just a handful of employees bathing in the former glory of bombardier. Beware, there will only pet you on the back to look for the soft spot to stick that big knife.


Early finish


Absolutely everything
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Poor work life balance but good people

The entry level to get hire is very low and the place is a revolving door. The shift rotation is bad for any one trying to have a work life balance.If your single, newly divorced or don't have much of a life, then this would be a great job for you.
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Productivity and fun to work

I mostly like the way everyone relates so peacefully which is very interesting in my daily life as I learn something new for the betterment of my career.
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Long story short it's a dumpster fire

Ugh where to begin, planning and scheduling are incompetent at best, throwing darts at a dart board. Managers are a bunch of yes people that act like children and finger point when things go wrong. All of management there has a god complex which becomes even more hilarious when you realize how out of touch with how things work they actually are! So top heavy with office staff and management I'm surprised it hasn't fallen over.The shop floor is the most toxic work environment you will ever have the joy to be a part of. Once I left, began working elsewhere and looked back on the experience I realized just how terrible it was. The union which is supposed to be on the workers side is too busy making their deals to further their own interests rather than the workers. Contract negotiations are comical as the only increases that happen are for the retirees and they believe they got a sweet deal. What do you expect from high school graduates that think they are smartest person in the room at all times.Stay away if you can...


There's a cafeteria


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Safe and good working environment

Good place to work overall. Wages are decent. When busy and deadlines need to be met overtime is almost always available and is paid after 8hrs. not after 44 hrs. Some of the processes can take time due to all the personal involved which can be a little frustrating, but you are getting paid by the hour.


Safe working environment. It never rains indoors.


Some of the processes are slow at times. Work shortages lead to layoffs.
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Good company

Good company to work with for short term plans. They don't have planing and organized atmosphere. too much stress and management has no clue what they are doing
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Best colleagues, no internal politic and chill

My best experience No internal politic Work balance And lots of opportunities and path to grow with company Best retirement between most of Canadian companies
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Environment collaboratrif

Un environnement évolutive et enrichissant pour développer sa carrière, Agile inclusive et responsable.
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Good pay but management sucks

Management needs a lot of improvement at this place. Workers, Pay & benefits are good. If they had better management, this place would be a great to work at.
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Belle compagnie

L'entreprise a une réel visions qui donnerait envie a n'importe qui de travailler avec eux! Sauf que là réalité en est tout autre, superviseur surchargé de travail qui n'on aucune idée de la direction où il vont. Changement d'horaire totalement incompatible avec une vie de famille. Rémunération fort intéressant mais très peu motivant a moins que vous aimez rien faire et devenir dépendant de c'est conditions de travail.
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Strange place but the job its self was fun

Disorganized but still a good company. Everyone was unsure if they could make a call on an idea. Hard to be a good employee with no direction on how or what to do. Lotta talented people under utilized there. Worth the effort tho good people there.
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Fun work but no growth

Hi I have been working with Alstom from more than 1.5 year but due to to poor management, there is no growth in salary as well as job position.Thanks
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Great company to work for

Friendly and approachable management. Many possibilities for advancement for those willing to work for it. I saw many people who deserved it move upwards while I worked there.


Flexible, good atmosphere and possibilities of advancement


Depending on the operational needs, you may be required to put in long hours
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Environnement de travail

Environnement très calm et agréable. Il est par contre difficile pour femme de gravir les échelons.


Accessibilité à des projets de grande importance dans la compagnie


Salaire bas
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Ambiance sympathique malgré le fait que c’est une très grande entreprise

Entreprise avec de très gros projet et une production impressionnant par sa taille et sa performance.


Avantages sociaux, cantine… Bonne ambiance, beaucoup d’entraide..


Processus d’amélioration très long Difficile de communiquer directement avec la direction
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Poor managerial practices in place, zero communication and transparency. Low salaries.

Poor managerial practices in place, zero communication and transparency. Low salaries.Departments are split, no communication between them.Very reactive instead of proactive.
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fermeture de lusine

J'ai perdu mon emploi suite à la fermeture de l'usine où je travaillais. J'étais un bon employé et je faisais très bien mon travail, je croyais avoir trouvé mon job qui aurait duré jusqu'à ma retraite mais, non, je dois maintenant aller ailleurs me refaire une tête et renouveler mon expériences... qui n'est pas négatif mais j'adorais mon travail.


le salaire et les postes de travail


mauvaise gestion, rien de réfléchi, tout à été lancé sans suivi manque de jugement et de communication etc
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Manque de transparence avec les employé

Je travaillais à l'atelier de Sorel-Tracy. L'entreprise était très décousu et manquais de structure.


Pres de la maison


Manque de communication
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Stressful and demanding

Alstom is not easy to work for. They ask a lot of their salaried employees and they are incredibly stingy on pay increases. I've never had worse management in my life.That said, I still work here. Most jobs at Alstom are temporary assignments, since everything is dependant on fixed production contracts with municipalities. Because these sites get up quick and go down quick, they hire whoever they get their hands on. The experience I'm gaining is gonna look good on a resume, but the damage to my soul might never heal.


Easy to get in?...


Long hours, terribly inconsiderate management, long work hours
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Negative place to work

Lots of internal conflicts. Not a good place to work by any means. Only buddys of management are hired on and get enough work. Very stressful atmosphere.


If you like laying in a boiler for entire shifts its great


Bad attitude
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Based on 3,241 reviews

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3.9 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
3.9 out of 5 stars for Salary/Benefits
3.4 out of 5 stars for Job security/advancement
3.5 out of 5 stars for Management
3.8 out of 5 stars for Culture

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