Millwright Apprentice (Former Employee) – Chetwynd, BC – 21 April 2018
I really enjoyed working at Canfor. The apprenticeship program was excellent and the staff were great to work with. Management was always helpful if you ever needed anything they were always very willing to listen to what you had to say and ready to help. If it hadn’t been so far away from my family and friends I would have stayed there for my whole apprenticeship.
Labourer/Operator (Former Employee) – Radium Hot Springs, BC – 22 November 2017
The management team at the Canfor I dealt with were and still are very unprofessional people. It if it were not for the USW you would not have the great salary and benefits that the workers received. The brothers and sisters that work here are amazing people and really make it worth going to work everyday.
Pipefitter/Steamfitter (Former Employee) – Prince George, BC – 16 October 2017
to say that canfor management are human beings would only be half correct. They profile for egocentric individuals who will preach safety and practise manipulation and lies to support a convoluted sense of employer/employee relationships. As mentioned in previous reviews the culture of safety exist only for PR ...the reality on the floor is down right scary. As a long term employee I have witnessed the deterioration of what was once a very good place to work. It would be so nice to see people both union and management....rediscover their souls.
Millwright (Current Employee) – Elko, BC – 26 September 2017
a good place to work, friendly people who are easy to get along with. (both hourly and management included)
In the past year we have seen two different shift schedule changes, it is making me crabby! A lot of people pretty cheesed off about that. However management is "trying" to work with us but you can't please everyone all the time.
piler (Current Employee) – Wynndel, BC – 9 September 2017
Canfor is an awesome company to work for, pay good, co-workers good, benefits good, management good, safety culture good, 4 days on 3 off good, tones of jobs to apply for internally good,they move the stat holiday to give you 4 day weekends which is wicked, solid place to work, the other folks on here slamming this place are full of b.s, hard work is respected and recognized in this company, i think it is a great place to work, couldn't be happier.
4 day weeks, pay, benefits, co-workers happy, management easy to approach
the only con is i wish i started working here years ago.
Millwright (Former Employee) – Radium, BC – 18 August 2017
I worked as a Millwright in the Radium mill. Management is some of the worst I have ever worked for. No maintenance planning or parts available expect you to just get it done. Management changed my shift on me constantly with little to no notice. Management points the finger at anyone just to pass blame there motto is "work now greave later". To top it all off it is very unsafe working alone all the time equipment is all falling apart. They say safety is number 1 but I was not trained on anything and left to figure it out from day one.
Moral was also very bad everyone is unhappy there. I would say stay away not worth relocating.
Adequate, decent paying with a poor shift rotation
Millwright (Current Employee) – Chetwynd, BC – 25 July 2017
Canfor offers good entry level opportunity. They offer lots of apprenticeship opportunities, though the training given onsite is rather poor.i would recommend canfor for someone trying to get into industry.
Know someone higher up or you're just an easy to replace number
Labourer (Former Employee) – Chetwynd, BC – 4 July 2017
Was a valued employee worked graves for 6 months before making the switch to production. Was always praised for being the employee they went to for work to get done, once my "usefulness" wore off the amount of immature and outright harassing treatment began. A year and a half later since being wrongfully terminated and still recovering from the financial stress. Management is horrendous with "safety first" being preached but rarely practiced, and if caught in the crossfire of something happened your hide will be first to be thrown to the wolves to save their own skin. Seniority will often be ignored to bring on friends and push them through to higher paying positions before they're even hired on 30 days. Hopefully the company as a whole operates better than this sad excuse of what should be a professional workplace.
Process Engineer Co-op (Former Employee) – Prince George, BC – 22 June 2017
Very productive company with knowledgeable engineers and operators, however the company needs better management and the work culture is not very friendly. The company strictly monitor employee's internet usage instead of focusing on their actual performance.
Field Operations, Layout (Former Employee) – Vanderhoof, BC – 23 March 2017
The best employer I have ever worked with. Really go out of their way to make work an enjoyable place; always looking out for the employee and presenting opportunity to expand employee training wherever possible. Plenty of room for advancement.
Summer Student (Former Employee) – Taylor, BC – 8 March 2017
My entire time with Canfor was spent hearing employees constantly complain about every decision that management ever made but not a single one of them ever voiced a complaint to management itself. I have never seen anyone put in less effort to their job on a daily basis than the staff at Canfor Taylor Pulp. That being said they were overall a nice bunch and when things really needed to get done they did and they were done properly.
There are some good people that work here but corporate management has something wrong with them. They do not follow employment standards and when mentioned they don't care. Only place I have ever worked where I understood the need for a union.
Operator (Former Employee) – Chetwynd, BC – 24 January 2017
Management can be okay if you're doing what needs to be done that being said there's no trust between employee and management! this job is for someone who's starting out in the industry. wages are not the greatest if you have a family! it's not a career type job wages are low! they preach safety first but its production then safety! bottom line if you're desperate and hurting for a job take this!
management! wages! task! cross shift will leave you shafted!!!
Was a great place to work. Work hard, be a team player, keep your mind on your job, don't get caught up in the bs that goes with every job, and it's a good job. Overtime is always welcome in my book. Overall a winner!