Project Coordinator (Current Employee) – Ottawa, ON – 10 April 2018
Typical day: Organizing projects (Small to medium size), talking with staff and subcontractors/tradespeople in other cities, dispatching staff, managing installations. I learned: How to do business the right way and how to own your projects. Management: Tough but fair. Asks a lot of employees but gives you the tools to succeed Culture: Work hard, be fair, be honest, under promise and over deliver Hardest part of the job: Managing work overnight and taking calls from different time zones early morning/after hours Most enjoyable part: Getting thing done you never thought were possible
Overall, there are pros and cons. If you make it work, they make it worth your while with great pay increases and promotions.
Every day is different, pay is great, you get benefits
Project Coordinator (Current Employee) – Ottawa, ON – 9 March 2018
I started with this company as a Fixture Installer and have moved up the ranks to Project Coordinator within a year. The Manager's at Brofort are very good at recognizing hard work and dedication. Having the right attitude, commitment and willing to go the extra mile will go a long way.
The hardest part about the job is that you get the occasional overnight work, however, that comes with the nature of Retail Solutions. The most enjoyable part of the job is that there's always something to do or a new challenge to take on with Brofort.
I've learned so much and I'm still learning everyday. It's definitely a rewarding company to work for. I'm looking forward to having great success with Brofort.
Been here long enough to see a lot of people stay, and a lot of people go and a lot of people leave and come back again :)
Manager (Current Employee) – Ottawa, ON – 1 March 2018
Overall Brofort Inc. is challenging and fast paced. Brofort is constantly growing, and looking for new opportunities to support their customers. Which is why they are so diverse. Many departments,(Fixturing Dept., Construction Dept. Maintenance Dept. Warehousing and logistics, Print Dept.) and over 130 employees across Canada
The main focus is retail services, the majority of work is updating stores with new fixures/signage/ full reno's, so of course retailers do not want this type of work happening in their stores while customers are shopping. So nights aren't for everyone. BUT if you want to grow, and be a valued member of the team you do have to understand this. So picking and choosing the projects you do, will get you less hours.
If you are self motivated, and are willing to dig in, roll up the sleeves, get dirty, and put in some hours, the company will invest back into you.
Travel isn't for everyone. Brofort does arrange all the travel arrangements, and offers a per diem a day some people tend to forget travel doesn't mean site seeing and extra curricular activities the main reason is for work
Overall I am happy to still be here, I have a great boss:), I love what I do, and the day to day challenges, I have learned a ton!! This comes from starting in the field, constantly try to learn more even after all these years and continuing to work hard.
Lots of room to grow within the company, challenging, always something new to work on
Installer (Former Employee) – Toronto – 17 July 2017
Brofort inc works with major retailer and vendors. Because of this the job site and work is always changing. Nice to not do the same things day in and day out. The hours are not the best for family life, but the work is consistent, which is nice!
Consistent construction work
Work hours are always changing, lots of last minute changes