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Great place to work if you are able to be in the union. Better benefits. Slightly more pay for being on the salary side but all the pressure is placed on you to perform, with very little job securityVery poorly managed facility.
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worst place to work

If you want to increase stress and die young, then join Altasteel. Spineless management, does not follow local and standards and will through you under the bus whenever needed.
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Productive and fun workplace

Great company with good management, good benefits , co workers are welcoming and helpful, always make you feel like part of the time and they have a good safety culture
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Good Place to Work

Good place to work. Management is aloof. Your direct boss determines whether you have a great time or not.Very high staff turnover.No structure for career progression
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Great place to work

Fast paced work environment. Too many people in some area and others very few. Look for improvement opportunities and than try to implement that. Good luck.


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Insights into AltaSteel

Based on 19 survey responses
What people like
  • Time and location flexibility
  • Feeling of personal appreciation
  • Fair pay for job
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  • General feeling of work happiness
  • Support from manager
  • Energizing work tasks

Great Place to work

i have learnt enough as a co-op student to kick start my IT career. Team have helped me carry out my task and answer many questions that i had. Management was helpful and encouraging


Free Lunches


Lack of advancement
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Terrible place to work

Terrible culture overall. Management is quite poor without giving any direction to its employees. Continually new ownership. Employees are all quite disrespectful to eachother.
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Has potential that is lost with poor management

If you're just looking to keep your head down and take what you get as you get it then this is the place for you. It is union however there isn't a strong union culture.
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Overall an awesome workplace

Your crew almost becomes like a family to you. Most people are very friendly and you can have a conversation even if you don't know them. The management in the plantsite is usually really good. Front office management on the other hand is quite out of touch with the workers and almost lives in a dream world rather than the real one.
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Union protection

My job hurt my back on disability from my job there was not very fun but you union protection was the only thing that they as good about this place my brother still works there
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Productive and supportive place to work with hybrid work schedules

Overall, I enjoy working here and I really enjoy my team. We are all very busy but, without hesitation we help each other out and work together to get things done.
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Excellent place to work

Best place in Edmonton I’ve been a crane operator for 13 years managers are fair decent set of union boys and girls to work alongside it’s an overall great establishment to be a part of.


Good money and benefits and pension


Long hours shift work
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Pretty good place

Good place to learn and work. Worked on exciting projects and enjoyed the experience working with people in the melt shop and the rolling mill. competitive salary and vacation time as well.
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Not a great place to work

Management people always sacrifice bottom level people to protect their job . No mentorship and no direction. Some bad supervisors . Union people have good professionalism but company got sold so many times so now union is weak too.
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A company in it's death throes?

Cutting the staff in half and expecting the same amount of work to be done is not conducive to: a) instilling confidence in the employees still standing. b) promoting workplace satisfaction or creating a pleasant work atmosphere. c) getting the work done in a timely, efficient, and/or accurate manner. I am sure the company will likely be sold or go belly-up before the end of this year.




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good place to work, but dirty

the place can be dirty, but you're given the proper ppe. management was ok to work with. maintenance department was organized. good workforce. i would go back.


workforce, management


shifts, dirty work environment
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Disorganized, unproductive, no management leadership

Regular day 7.5 hours, work thru hour lunch, co-workers have no respect for others trying to do a good job. "Just do it" attitude from management. Management have double standards, play blame game. Projects are given with no regard for prior work load placed on employees. Hardest part of job is trying to do a good job, most enjoyable part - going home.


If you are union, apply here.


No work/life balance, can expect to be on call 24/7 but management not up front with this information.
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For those who work hard

Good pay and advancement if you are willing to work hard. Overtime is usually known ahead of time but not a 8-4 job and those who treat it like an 8-4 job are not well liked. Overtime is paid. Lots of early responsibility and personal control over work so easy to advance a career quickly.


Lots of responsibility and work


Lots of OT available
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Stressful and racist environment

This company have very poor management style. Their management people very racist and doing discrimination. I would not recomonded to work there. Last few years they did not put any operational money to improve in equipment performances and sacrifice employees job to sustain upper management.
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I like it here

Most workers dont realize how good they have it here. Strong union, good pay, good education required. Dangerous yes, also very old equipment. But good maintenance and electrical team to keep things running. Shift work, long hours but lots of days off.


Good pay, benefits, all ppe provided, room for advancement


Long hours, switch from days to nights constantly
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Operational Focused

The business is a manufacturing business with a strong operational focus which carries down through the entire organization. The business runs via lean management styles.
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Based on 37 reviews

Ratings by category

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

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