Potential of the company is fading fast with current leadership
Doesnt addrss its problems, keeps repeating the same bad decisions - plant a room, kill the room, replant what you just killed because they cant plan demand properly. disconnected leaders. Staff are treated like disposables but VPs are hired constantly - the current 47 cant do it, so adding another should fix it, right??? Lost its identity. The only leader at the executive level who actually had a clue is also leaving, its only a matter of time until another mass layoff, another site closure or getting merged into another business - outsourcing is the motto of the new CEO. Lost its soul when the founders left. Its a lemon, wrapped in a sales pitch.
Processing Technician in Cremona, AB
Was fun while it lasted..
Great culture as long as you act professionally. I met amazing people, enjoyed my job. I had a great team and we accomplished a lot. The downside is that Aurora is seeing huge shifts in their business model which has resulted in thousands of layoffs. If I could have stayed I would have. I think the way they are moving, after a lot of growing pains, is positive. The culture is what you make of it, so be professional and take your job seriously and you will be recognized for it.
Propagation team in Sky facility Nisku
Don't work here, they are not who they portray themselves to be.
They let go 214 people one week before Christmas. They told us the day before that we had nothing to worry about. Blindsided alot of good people with great skills. They don't care about the little people, just there to exploit the industry.
Loss Prevention Officer in Saskatoon, SK
The management of the company is abysmal, the job itself was good.
I loved working for Aurora, I would have stayed there until retirement if they were a properly managed company and didn’t squander everything and shut down our local facility. Severance was a joke, they lost so many staff before they could close the operation properly because they treated everyone so poorly. The benefits were good, lots of good coworkers, my direct supervisor was great, but any one from head office is a garbage human being. They claimed they weren’t buying Cannimed just for the name and then 2 years later they shuttered the facility and took the name.
Customer Service Representative in Vancouver, BC
The company is spiraling
When I first started at Aurora it was an exceptional place to work. They honoured the cannabis culture and seemed to make it about the patients who relied on medical cannabis for their quality of life. As time went on it became more and more about profit and growth however this was not done in a sustainable way. Focus was on becoming the biggest cannabis company in the world and catering to the C-suite execs. The concert series they put on and the acquisitions of other cannabis companies made Aurora hemorrhage money to the point where they decided the only feasible option was to lay off the frontline workers who work directly with the patients and plants, while execs encountered minimal fallout. They in turn had tripled workloads without any added compensation or legitimate opportunity for growth. They promised that there would be only one round of layoffs and later went through 3, one of which happened right before Christmas. Their product suffered and they sold subpar medicine to desperate medical users. They altered their compassionate pricing standards for their low income clients so that they received very little deductions on medicine they needed to survive. Employees adapted out of fear and it became a culture to fend for yourself and team mentality disappeared with any chance of growth. This company is in the midst of a free fall and desperately grasping for anything to keep it afloat, even if that means using people as their floatation devices. Employees are expendable and profit is top priority. If you’re looking for somewhere to work I suggest you look elsewhere.