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Two different environments from province to province. Alberta is the only non union canadian linen, and being unionized didnt change the job at all. The work load for the union was heavier, there was less pay since Vancouver basically gives product away practically for free, and the hours were gruelling. As a result, the sales and management push the csrs to the brim, and the truck was overflowing with product and they still demand more. Working in alberta was awesome. Vancouver is awful. are
Pros
Good benefits package, best linen company to work for ( unifirst is even worse!)
Cons
Long hours, heavy work with handling gross, wet mats and disgusting bins of kitchen towels that get mouldy, management is awful, Pay not that great for the effort put in.
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I have worked for Canadian Linen in Toronto, kinda expected the same here in Calgary. But the management sucks. Trust me love yourself a little and dont work here
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No Pros
Cons
Management is horrible
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It’s a great place to work; physical demanding but if your willing to hustle you can do well. I made a lot of friends that I still have years after leaving this employer. I’d go back.
Pros
Like running your own business but not having to do half the job.
Cons
Physical pain and can get held back by the plant.
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It's the shitest place to work. Management is racist. They are so unreasonable and the management see the employees as enemies. It's a very toxic place
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I found it very high paced. Very stressful environment. Always want more product with broken down machines. Always pushing for people to do more with less. Doesn't matter if you are new or been there for a long time. They pay you the same even your raise in pay. Don't look for any actual help.
Pros
pension is you stay long enough
Cons
Always stressful
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Early shifts, manage your own time. Daily loads are physically demanding. Your days start between 530 and 7 to load and you leave the plant by 8-9 the latest, get back to finish your shift after deliveries by 3-4 depending on how busy your route is. I was laid off due to Covid 19. Great place to work
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Weekends off and holidays
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Physically demanding
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it was ok but no advancing in this company,it was like working in a high stressfull atomosphere if you can handle it you will do good you must be able to handle alot of critics,and try to please everyone
Pros
pay was decent
Cons
No advancement
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I started working there and was greeted with warm welcomes from my co workers. However, the people in upper management only see you as easily replaceable and don’t hesitate to take out their anger on whoever is in their vicinity at the time. The embarrassingly low wages and toxic work culture/management made me leave the company after 7 months
Pros
Friendly co workers with good cooperation
Cons
Lower pay than McDonald’s and you work 10x harder. Management is a complete joke
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I worst job i ever had they r very mean and rude i have never had to put up with worst management in my life some of the crew were nice but others were very rude
Pros
Friend good pay
Cons
Bad management
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Poorly managed and employees treated with disrespect. Training for the job which you are hired for is not done properly or not done at all. Bad company to work for.
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It is a job and that's it, just a job and not a future! No structure in place and management is confused most of the time! The pay is ok but not up to par! And no pension plan!
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The job of CSR is actually a lot of fun, meeting new people daily, learning about different industries and interacting with owners/managers of places as small as a take out restaurant, to a billion dollar manufacturer. A lot of pressure is put on the reps, you have to basically run all day long to complete your route, and even then it is sometimes impossible with the amount of stops, and the "desired" management end of the day. The job is in no way a cake walk. Its constant movement the entire day, 30-40 stops a day, some take 5 minutes to change a mat, put a bag of towels and aprons on the shelf, and change out the laundry bag. Some take an hour to change a dozen mats, bring in 50+ linen bundles and towels, and tag and load 30 bags of dirty laundry to take back to the plant. The bags are heavy when fully loaded with wet and dirty items, and the smell at the end of the day is revolting at times. The customers never seem to be happy because the product counts that they signed a contract to pay for every week never seem to be what was sent in to be cleaned the week before. Missing garments, no or the wrong linens sent back, poor quality items and the their seemingly endless calls to the office to air their complaints that seem to fall on deaf ears, have left a bad taste in their mouths. Some of the managers are outstanding and go above and beyond to help their staff and the clients, others shrug off any grievances and don't seem to care a bit about anything but towing the corporate line, and making staff feel like they mean nothing. If you want a challenging job, both - more...
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Decent pay and union benefits, occasional free meal from clients
Cons
Just about everything
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Title of engineering is deceiving, more of a labor and maintenance background. Hated every minute of my experience and hated showing up everyday. Probably the most depressing experience of my life and not at all what I went to school for.
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Dont go....you will regret it. Management does not know how to manage and employees are very lazy and back stab. The overall experience was awful...was there for a year got laid off twice.
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Went through 3 General managers and countless supervisors when I was there. Supervisors treated like slaves. No reason to get promoted. To much infighting.
Pros
Union job.
Cons
Union job. There 20+ yrs. Raise of $6.00 /hr.
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it was a fast paced work environment. i enjoyed the work cause there was always something to be done and the pay was good and the work shifts were excellent./
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Canadian Linen provided me with the foundation of the work I continue to do today. The work environment and culture is very team oriented and provided a healthy and satisfying employment experience. Although a fast paced work routine, the position of driver was both rewarding and met my employment expectations
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The management are not educated for their positions. Organization/distribution of work unfair between workers. Employees are expected to stay and not get paid for overtime work.
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-people to work with were great but management was poor and very lacking. - willing to train you for everything you have interest in learning for any part of the company
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You're basically a Janitor in a delivery truck, servicing 30-40 businesses per day, picking up dirty laundry/towels and dirty wet floor mats and changing mop heads.. Half the customers/businesses you service are rude to you because the Plant doesn't provide you with enough product.. Most of the time there's nowhere to park your truck.. so you may have to walk a block or two with dirty laundry bags... And once you've finally finished your day, thanking god you're finished, you have your Managers complaining that you could have finished faster.
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Frustrating place to work, training is just ride along, which is so face paced there isn’t much time to explain things, everything is moved by hand. Don’t work here if you have issues with strong smells.
Pros
Pays not bad
Cons
Bad training
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