Machine Operator (Current Employee) – Scarborough, ON – 22 January 2019
Highly productive days. I have learned how to successfully operate many types of machines and equipment. Management struggles to schedule jobs accordingly and bad decisions on die designs for machine runs.
General Laborer (Former Employee) – Scarborough, ON – 28 August 2018
I'm warning people not to quit there present job and work here. Management will just use people on probation and let them go. The cycle will repeat will rehire and release them. Not worth working here 20 min. break/lunch on a 8 hour shift.
Machine Operator/Labourer (Former Employee) – Scarborough, ON – 21 August 2018
whack, waste of time, hire when they need you lay you off when they don't, they have a core crew and care less about labourers, 2 week rotations of mornings, afternoons and overnights, a schedule designed in H-E double hockey stick
Maintenance Mechanic (Former Employee) – New Forest division – 1 August 2018
Management is horrible. Union is a bad. Union national Representative plays golf with the plant manager. Co-workers back stab each other daily. Dangerous work environment. Dusty,dirty and smells terrible all the time. Very hot in summer in the factory. Rat and mice infested. Raccoons and stray cats roam the factory. Management receives crooked kickbacks from vendors/suppliers and head office and the owner have no idea this is happening since opening day in 2006.
Production and trades (Former Employee) – Scarborough, ON – 29 June 2018
It's not for everyone. -The wage and benefits, job security are good. -Can be dirty and unsafe environment. -Manager to employee relationships are not good. -feels like its company vs union. Managers don't realize a little bit of moral goes hand in hand with productivity and profit. Old school mentality. -safety can be prematurely enforced. Have to look out for yourself. - co workers are friendly - continental shifts rotate quickly harsh on your body and safety. -dusty
Network Engineer (Current Employee) – Scarborough, ON – 17 April 2018
- Management team is lenient with work as there are a lot of projects to be dealt with - Everyone is friendly and have worked in Atlantic for 10+ years on average - Great place to progress in your field depending on how willing you are to learn
Press Operator (Former Employee) – Mississauga, ON – 22 June 2017
A steady job with lots of overtime, excellent benefits and very good pay. The draw backs are the shift work, switching to Days, to evening to midnights, can create jet lag effect and disrupt sleeping patterns and be hard on the body to adjust. In the summer, the factory can get very hot.
Maintenance and training Manager (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 8 March 2017
Je travaille en total autonomie. Je réponds aux urgences de la production. Je suis sur les projets neufs; J'ai appris une nouvelle façon de travailler complétement différente de l'Europe L'aspect le plus difficile a été la barrière de la langue. Mais l'aspect le plus facile a été l'aide apporté par l'entourage pour la compréhension.
If you like union winers...then fo work dor Atlantic. 3 shift swing on a weekly basis lol...go work for Atlantic.
Forklift Operator (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 4 November 2016
Lots of better places to spend time working . Terrible politics. Complaining union people. A lot of people making a lot of money but not actually doing a lot of work...just talking about each other behind each others backs. It's actually pathetic!
Good wage, but not that good for the kind of industrial work performed.
Assistant Machine Operator (Former Employee) – Mississauga, ON – 24 June 2016
As an intern your typical day varies from task to task from helping machine operators to remedial tasks such as cleaning areas multiple times to pass time. The hardest part of the job was dealing with the rotating shifts as they switched weekly. Co-workers varied significantly as there were some that worked extremely hard and were willing to work with you and teach you what you need to do. Some co-workers would yell at very discriminatory and difficult to work with because they expected you to know everything as a student interning in a factory for the first time. Management is very disorganized as you could be yelled at for doing a task by a supervisor when you were just assigned that task by another supervisor. All in all it is not a place you would want to work for as there are too many politics and discrimination in this company will drain you and have you wishing you could leave. People in management will treat you as if you are less of a person of them by their tone and the way they address you.
Factory Worker, Steam Operator in a Paper Mill (Former Employee) – Scarborough, ON – 15 April 2015
My job as most industry work was repetitive. I learned to work with people, operate machinery and computers. The hardest part of the job was shutdowns and installing dryer fabrics. The most enjoyable part of my job, was the people I worked with, they were great people.