Network Administrator / IT Supervisor (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 28 November 2017
There was always more politics in this company done than actual work. Once they were purchased by American publicly traded company, things started to hit the fan. There are a lot of people there that will back stab you just to put themselves in better light. Same is for the parent company.
Company claims mutual respect is key, but a lot of people talking behind each other's back. Plant manager thinks swearing if a good motivational technique, but it just draws out laughs. Despite a really good wage they can't retain new hires. Totally blind to weaknesses in their corporate culture.
Fabricator (Former Employee) – Winnipeg, MB – 2 October 2017
Bosses are justifying their employment on the hard work of others. Western Canada general manager is hard to work for and down right angry. All nice at the beginning but could care less about your success. not recommended
Junior Drafter (Current Employee) – Engineering – 29 April 2017
learning a lot in this company management keep on changing all the time co workers are very friendly and helpful Work life balance can be difficult. The work is increasingly more operational and less strategic.
A well organized company always looking for improvement, follows all the rules and regulations, including the safety and welfare of the employees, respect each other opinion, open minded on various suggestions and recommendations.
Fabricator (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 17 March 2016
Shady. Continuous hiring and firing of plant supervisors. Outdated computer system and inventory organization systems. Employees working for ten years on the plant floor made similar or exactly the same pay as employees working for just one year. Continuous loss of material and work hours. Just sloppy management and under-paid long term plant employees. An attitude of "If you don't like it here is the door." when issues were brought up to management which lead to an unorganized environment and poor moral through out the plant. There was no ventilation on the large saws cutting the aluminum, and all heath and safety tests where performed during the slowest work periods.
Four days on three days off. Benefits.
Sloppy management team. Under paid long term employees.
In my opinion the company has a great group of workers and the superiors have great management. The most enjoyable thing about being part of Alumicor company is working with great individuals which creates a great environment for everyone and it's workers. I have learned many things from this company and those skills are very useful tools in everyday life. These skills are making windows, doors, frames and learning the correct ways to use the tools needed for the job.
Skills that I have acquired from being part of the company
Material handler (Current Employee) – Toronto, ON – 9 February 2016
A great place to work with different challenges everyday, the staff is filled with great people and many have been employees there for years. Learned a lot about being a leader while also working to together and mixing ideas to get various jobs completed. hardest part of the job would be learning the part numbers but also the most enjoyable because now your the go to guy if there is any confusion where as that person would then learn something new.
Full Time Lead Hand Mill Receiving (Current Employee) – Toronto, ON – 4 January 2016
I lead a team of ten guys I currently run two department production and shipping receiving. I find that working as a team promotes a positive work enviroment and helps breaking down barriers I enjoy working with my team.
Associate (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 5 January 2014
The shift starts at 7am with a small meeting with the shipping supervisors and then the team is divided to a 2 person group. After getting an order, we have to search for the inventory in the shelves and pack the material as bulk or large bundles.
I learnt to use new types of equipment which used to roll aluminum material and connect them. Time management was a factor while working for 2 or more customers. Need to be punctual.
The management is good, they prioritize tasks daily so that the extra material wont be thrown away. Co-workers are friendly, they look after each other and help when needed. The hardest part of the job is when there are more customers and less teams to work. the effort and the man power is then doubled.
The most enjoyable part of the job is in the morning at the meeting where everyone is present and have smiles on their faces
Senior Anodizer Tech FT (Former Employee) – Etobicoke, ON – 25 July 2013
Started off my a quick meeting with the supervisor. He will tell us how the productivity of the previous shifts and our task for the day. Information regarding health benefits, work, vacation and etc was easily obtained from the office.
Was surrounded by friendly people but at the same time demanded punctuality and hard work from one another since time management was one the hardest things part of the job.
Sometimes long breaks were given if work was slow.
Some aluminum pieces are heavy which left strains on the back if didn't stretch properly.