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Great people great staff, I would recommend this position of Employment to anyone interested in this fast paste production............................
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I have been working here during this pandemic and I can only say it has been nothing but chaos. The management does not take anything into consideration for there frontline workers (dz drivers) who work 13+ hour shifts which is illegal in terms of drive time for dz drivers. no compensation for working during a pandemic when we drivers are always in and out of 15-18 different places in a day and dealing with cash money, multiple angry customers who complain they have been out of ice for so long. The list goes on and on. something needs to change here. come on people wake up there's better ways and systems you can put in place. I suggest listen to your drivers and your frontline workers in my opinion if you want a smoother work relationship.

In my 4 years working here I have seen so many people come and go due to being underpaid and over worked. Management also seems to puts lots of stress on employees from there superios, causing a chain link reaction.


If you like working outdoors in 40 degree weather and carrying heavy ice everywhere in and out of places into freezers and ripping the cases open to place each individual bag, then go ahead this job is for you !
Pros
paid lunches
Cons
very long hours underpaid in majority of drivers opinions
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great company to work for if you're able to work in a fast pace environment. must be able to efficiently plan your route for the day to allow for minimal drive time.
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Management is a joke. Wage was barely enough to make ends meet. Was forced to do very unsafe work over the course of 4 years with them. ice covered surfaces that forklifts have to drive over and people have to walk on. All due to poor refrigeration
Pros
Job for 4 years I guess
Cons
Just about everything from management too other co-workers demeaning eachother. Stay away!
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Arctic Glacier is a great place to work. They really care about their employees.
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Busy on summer, not much hours in winter. Not ideal for longtime work.............
Very poor management! !! I dont recommend working here!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Work life at Arctic is generally alright. There is not enough employees for the summer months however and it creates a lot of strain on the employees who are working. It is a seasonal business that should do more hiring for the summer months to prevent burnout. Otherwise the work is great and management does want you to succeed.
Pros
Great opportunities to develop new skills
Cons
More work in the summer than you can finish
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People working here are very nice, friendly and it is a fun place to work. Always have activities every seasons - family/bbq/birthday celebration. Open hours too.
Pros
fun place to work
Cons
salary
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working at arctic glacier is fun, you get the opportunity to interact and meet new people everyday. some days are good ,others can be challenging but at the end of the day, management is awesome everyone is like family, and workers are treated fairly.
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Good place to work job is physical and seasonal everyone seems to get along well and management is very approachable. Trucks are fairly new and kept in good condition.
Pros
Newer Trucks, Approachable Managers, Flexible Scheduling
Cons
Dealing with the odd off the wall customer.
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Days started off early, from 4-5AM, but they were relatively flexible when you were able to come in. Days were long depending on the demand for ice, days could last anywhere from 8 hours to 10 hours. The production staff was amazing, and they will help you make it through every shift, and teach you to use any equipment you needed.
Pros
great pay, great people
Cons
long hours
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If you're not careful when you lift the ice you will hurt your back guaranteed. You deliver up to 11 Tonnes of ice a day and travel up to 500Km a day. The training is well done and you will be well prepared for the job, but you may not get a helper. Full-time workers get priority when it comes to helpers, so summer employees will only get a helper ~50% of the time.
Pros
Great experience, builds confidence to work independently, good pay
Cons
long hours (up to 12), exhausting, no social life
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Its a garage style enterprise with confined work area. The poor guys are struggling
to meet management demand for production, often putting themselves in situations, for accidents waiting to happened. Job can take a very hard toll on your body, because of lack of automatisation , and excessive abuse
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Manager was always very approachable and accommodating. Customer service was the hardest part of the job since a lot of the customers can be difficult with how they speak to you and if their frustrated that they were out of ice for too long they would take it out on the driver (me) even though I had no control over the route and when they got their ice.
Pros
Independent work
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The company's parent company was only interested in propping up the company so that it could unload quickly for a profit.
It didn't seem interested in a long-term investment in the future.
Pros
good people
Cons
upper management sucked
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Pay is not great for all the work you do. Work as hard as they want you to and be lucky to get a thanks at the end of it. Management haven’t got a clue how to run the place. It is a circus in the summer time. Nearly every customer you call to is giving out.
Pros
A lot of overtime in the summer to make money
Cons
30 hour a week in winter if you are lucky
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Good workplace. go in and do your job. Nobody bothers you. From the moment you clock in, youre given a run down of the day. Do your job effieciently, get paid, go home and do it again.
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At Arctic Glacier the work is tough work until you get used to it, we lift 25-40 pounds of ice and stack the ice onto a pallet. The days are long and are hard on the body but they have good people that work there and they make the days enjoyable.
Pros
good people
Cons
long days
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Great place to work, and stay cool in the summer months. Management is great, co workers are knowledgeable and are always willing to help out when possible
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The job consisted of placing different types ice packages onto wooden pallets for 8 hours. Management was very poor as communication is lacking and the site ran at its minimum capacity to meet their low budget. Decent place to learn how to work in a team as team work is the main foundation in maintaining an efficient work patterns for the whole site. wages are low and schedules are never negotiable no matter how they make it out to be
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A typical day at work would be clocking in at the workplace at 5:30 AM and wait for a driver to be selected to work with me. I would wait as the truck arrives at one of its many destinations, and i would then unload ice off of skids onto a dolly to bring into the customers building.

I learned better customer relations, and to provide directions at a moments notice.


The management was outstanding, and i would recommend this position to anyone willing to work it.


The workplace culture was a healthy environment, which contained no discrimination.


The hardest part of the job was being moved to production when there was no available drivers for me. In production it has job duties that revolve around an assembly line.


The most enjoyable part of the job was i could set the appropriate pace for myself to complete all assigned tasks in a time efficient way.
Pros
Flexible hours, long hours, four day work weeks, minimum 40 hours a week.
Cons
No opportunity for overtime hours at my selected position.
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