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It was the most unprofessional and unpleasant environment that I had ever experienced. Management (and I use that term loosely) were threatening, degrading and outright abusive. Unqualified individuals passing themselves of as experts, because they are given a title from Bombardier. I was amazed that such an environment existed in 2018. I was hired as a line Manager and quickly realized that the position was just a means of circumventing Ontario labour law. I don't recommend it to anyone.

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Do their jobs in a manner that best serves the company and it's employees rather than just covering their own butts and passing the buck.

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Very professional and standard. Not too long of a process and they asked questions I expected to hear.

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Business Wear - recommend suit & tie

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Its a family run business. The people are treated like family.

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For new hires on the factory floor raises are built is with wage progression from starting wage to full pay over 3 years. Each anniversary brings the specified increase until the max has been reached. After that, increases to the max rate have to be fought for and won/lost during negotiation of new collective agreement every 3 yrs. These raises have proven to be minuscule and uninspiring so far.

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Yes, but management prefer office presence.

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Yes. On the shop floor we're all the same.

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Reduce the excessively management heavy workforce, foster actual transparent and open communication between mgmt and labour.
Reduce the culture of "us against them" regarding mgmt and labour.
Put people in mgmt positions that actually have the ability to make changes for the better rather than just chasing their tails trying to play catch up under the current failed mgmt strategy.
Stop using/producing lame over used acronistic ideologies (ie. "5S") forced on labour group but ignored by management. These only have value when followed by all from start to end of production.
Reintroduce accessibility where employees don't need to make appointments to meet with mgmt to settle things like pay errors.
Cut back outsourcing mgmt responsibilities so everyone who works here has the same goals and interests for this company and its employees rather than individual contract workers maximising their profit margins at workers expense. This would cut down on the "us against them" culture within the plant..
Sadly though no one is listening...

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