Student Worker (Former Employee) – Hamilton, ON – 11 June 2018
Had a lot of enjoyment at Dofasco. Couldn't have wished for a better employment experience. The pay was good, and the work was fulfilling. Hours are consistent and you are given every opportunity to succeed in a safe environment.
Summer Student (Former Employee) – Hamilton, ON – 7 May 2018
Working anywhere but an office is typically hot given the machinery (and molten metal if you work in the hot mill), but the pay is excellent and the company really cares about it's workers and worker safety.
Une entreprise qui favorise l'intégration et avec beaucoup d'avantages sociaux. Bon salaire aussi. Le management est correct et laisse une certaine autonomie. Seul point à améliorer : la communication entre les services
Documentation Specialist (Former Employee) – Hamilton, ON – 14 March 2018
Secure employment. Safe conditions. Opportunities for advancement. Fair leadership. The job was good and liked changing position for the opportunity to learn more about the company and different chances to try new tasks
HBI Load Assembler and Coordinator (Former Employee) – Hamilton, ON – 17 February 2018
You could work hard for years and have your contract expire as a casual employee or slack off for nine months and get hired permanently for the rest of your life. Even within the same department the unequal treatment is staggering.
This is a terrible company with a toxic work environment.
Starting-wages are competitive.
Carrot-on-a-stick incentives that never materialize.
Millwright Mechanic (Current Employee) – Hamilton, ON – 2 January 2018
Former Shift Maintenance IRNM , Many cold nights working outside in frigid conditions as a new Millwright alone at times working in dark and dangerous unsafe conditions. Numerous times being exposed to high levels of Carbon monoxide with safety portable monitor going off the scale! Not worth long the 12 hr shifts and being used by management as the blast furnace is covered by a skeleton crew of just an electrician and a Millwright very unsafe . Seen Top Millwrights leave because of the working conditions , stress levels and lack of training . This company is great depending on the area you get assigned to . Primary area you work mostly outside hot , cold dirty environment being exposed to Carbon monoxide coal dust or Cancer causing Benzine ! Stay away from the Coke and Iron Dept or you can take say 5 years off your life for the stress and the work environment!
Maintenance Welder (Current Employee) – Hamilton, ON – 31 December 2017
Lots to learn at a company this size. Tons of double overtime in my department. They'll pay schooling/tuition for advancement in your trade after your apprenticeship. For the true tradespeople that go all the way and obtain your C of Q/Red Seal, full-time regular hire immediately and no contract. Pension/benefits and a yearly bonus starts right away, and 2 years for profit sharing. Never have to pay for a gym membership again seeing as they have 3 gyms plus one at the recreation park. Endless family programs as well, i.e. Hockey, angling etc. I've worked at quite a few companies including trade unionized ones. Dofasco is much higher than average wages and I wouldn't leave here for any unionized company(unless I got laid off, but I would come back as soon as I could).
High wages, endless overtime, plenty of room for advancement
Shift rescheduling to nights for certain shutdowns
Coke Oven Repair (Former Employee) – Hamilton, ON – 4 December 2017
work environment is challenging, learned about health and safety requirements of working in a dangerous environment, production requires working at a fast pace, Good salary with a chance at a stable career.
Treasury Analyst (Former Employee) – Hamilton, ON – 31 October 2017
Excellent place to work full time. international company. Friendly people. There is room for advancement for full time employees. There are many programs that one can be a part of and have a say in making the company more efficient.
Variety of work as international company
Not so great for contract employees-no profit sharing, benefits, pension.
Crane Operator & Operations Tasks (Former Employee) – Windsor, ON – 26 October 2017
A typical day would include moving coils with an overhead crane to keep production going. I've learned the importance of time management. The hardest part of the job is the long hours but the most enjoyable part of the job is working with others and building relationships with them.