Production worker (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 17 September 2018
Mixing dough for bread. A lot. How operate various industrial bakery machinery. Very bad big time. Does not care about employees' family lives. We produce quantity instead of quality. When you finished a full shift without any machines problem.. Now that is enjoyable
Shipper/Receiver (Former Employee) – Hamilton, ON – 18 September 2018
I worked here for maybe a month before I decided I wasn’t going to continue working with people who are always talking poorly about you. I worked as a shipper and the pay was good the work was pretty cool too, the only thing I hated about this job were the people and the hours. Never would you get two days in a row off, sometimes even working up to 8 days in a row without 1 day off. No one shows you what to do properly and they will get mad at you for not understanding them whe They are not speaking English, often times would be made to feel dumb and overal not a good work environment. Very hostile people most with anger issues.
Production Worker (Current Employee) – Langley, BC – 9 September 2018
I was hired for a part time position, and it was quickly made clear that part time wasn't an option. either you are doing one shift a week or you are doing full time and overtime. Over time is offered to full time employees before on call employees are given a shift. in my first weeks I was told I wouldn't get trained if I wasn't working full time. Now that the summer is over it's nearly impossible to walk into work without hearing from older employees that everyone is going to get fired. the work environment is negative. benefits are reviewed once yearly, and you need an average of 30+ hrs a week to receive them. Because benefits are reviewed in January if you are hired in December and work 30+ hrs for four weeks you will have benefits for the entire year. BUT if you are hired in February, even if you do 50+ hrs a week you will not have benefits until the year after.
if you manage to get a posting (basically a position with a 3-12month schedule) you will be called to work any time you are not in the factory, then management will tell you that if you miss three call in shifts that they can fire you (they cant). but even with that said if you want to work here, they hire a whole bunch of people for the night shift every summer, the night shift is then terminated in the fall, and all employees are placed in the "part time pool" or put on-call.
decent pay, starting 18.22/hr. room to move up.
long shifts, negative people, poor managment. No part time, not enough postings for the amount of people.
cadre (Former Employee) – Montréal, QC – 6 September 2018
Lors de mon entrevue, on m'a mentionné que le fait que j'avais un trouble de bégaiement faisait en sorte que je ne pouvais être retenu pour le travail demandé, alors que ce trouble est habituellement plus présent en entrevue et dans un contexte inconnu.
Ils ont sentit que leur comportement était inadéquat, puisque j'ai reçu un appel pour une seconde entrevue en personne deux jours plus tard.
Toutefois, malgré des relances de ma part où on me disait que j'aurais des nouvelles bientôt, je n'ai plus jamais eu de nouvelles et le poste a été réaffiché. Ce fut l'expérience la moins professionnelle et transparente que j'ai vu de ma carrière de travailleur. Cela ne peut qu'être malheureusement représentatif de l'entreprise. Ce n'est pas une bonne manière de traiter des candidats et des employés.
Maintenance Supervisor (Former Employee) – Woodstock, New Brunswick – 16 August 2018
Canada Bread is a good company to work for and the salaries/wages are excellent. I would recommend this as a good company to work for. All associates are treated fairly and management do a great job at letting associates know that they are doing a good job. The company culture really values each and every associate. The most enjoyable part of the job is to see the plant running well with minimal safety issues.The hardest part of the job would be the high heat in the summer months. I have learned and experienced many changes with the company in which has given me so many opportunities of learning new things. I would recommend to anyone interested in working for this company that it is a good place to work for and all associates are valued.
Paid breaks, lunches and excellent benefits
working in the summer months heat however the winter months are very comfortable.
Machine Operator (Former Employee) – Hamilton, ON – 30 June 2018
Hired as a machine operator with a pay of $16.90/hr to start. No other number was discussed. There is training period and during this time my pay was $15.17/hr. I complained but they say it is normal. Went to the union and they said this is wrong and would fight to recover my lost wages. I found another job with higher pay and quit.
No weekends off and you don’t get two consecutive days off!
Mechandiser (Former Employee) – Ottawa West, ON – 16 May 2018
Great company to work for, however ofcourse the hours because it is delivery were not the best in regards to weekends, however waking up early and being done early was wonderful because you had the rest of your day to do whatever you wanted. Great customer service experience, and you often had to work your creative side when it comes to creating the perfect display
Awful people from top to botttom, everyone in competition for jobs/seniority in the plant
Shipper (Former Employee) – Hamilton, ON – 26 April 2018
Worst job I've ever had, they pay a decent wage and know they can get any with overworking/mistreating the common associate. HR only there to support the company's employees/supervisors, they will assist you with nothing. Overlook health/safety issues for production/waste concerns.
Six Sigma At The Edge Site Leader (Rivermede) (Former Employee) – Concord, ON – 23 April 2018
Company values are a great foundation to help all employees to grow and be productive. Management team is open to new ideas and actively work on engaging employees for their ideas on how to improve their work processes and helps employees to work towards developing these ides so that they have are great sense of pride and ownership.