Long term employment promises but layoffs after only few months.
Helper (Former Employee) – Cambridge, ON – 2 November 2018
Hire with longterm employment promises only to lay a person off a few months later. Did lots of mandatory overtime for the few months being there as they needed to catch up on their inventory. Seems a bit like they hire new people just to use them to catch up on the workload. Be wary of the company's hiring practices. Also, the salary structure was extremely poorly presented in the end. Make sure to ask them to thoroughly explain how the salary structure works. Work is easy enough but physically demanding. It doesn't matter if one is a good employee when seniority counts against you in the end. They should rather just hire on a contract basis so there are no unexpected surprises. Companies should warn people of layoffs well in advance so a person can at least have time to start making other plans. You must give two weeks notice even as a new employee but a company can just drop a bomb on new workers with no worries which is an extremely unfair practice and that needs to change. A person has responsibilities and for that reason alone I will not work at this company again. Will only recommend this company to others as a temporary solution while looking for something better. Also, expect every second person to be a chief when working there. One person tells you to do it like this and the other tells you to do it like that. NO CONSISTENCY.
Screening Plant Operator (Former Employee) – Petersburg, ON – 24 August 2018
manager at the pit had zero experience. safety program is geared toward putting the financial burden on the employee with suspensions over minor infractions. most people are good but you must watch what you say and who you think is your friend
Stone Finisher (Former Employee) – Cambridge, ON – 7 March 2018
Typically started the day with getting your work tasks for the day. Reported to that station and began working. All duties and tasks were set for the day and required team work for productivity and meeting deadlines. The team and management were eager to teach, train and assist with ensuring quality work. The hardest part of this position was having to drive the forklift from shop to shop if their was a staff shortage. I enjoyed having my tasks set out and the fast paced environment.
steady work and bonuses
driving fork lift from shop to shop due to staff shortage
Human Resources Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) – Cambridge, ON – 21 September 2014
Administrative duties Fill in on company payroll and attendance duties Weekly Scheduling Time Sheet Entry Production Entry Shipping and Receiving Reception Duties Mailroom Duties Most enjoyable part of job was communicating with associates and customers on daily basis
Great Team and Job Security
Manager at time was very difficult and rate of pay not very good