Capitol Steel Corp
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Lack of friendly staffAbusive top management with no time flexibility with threatning voice tonesNo work valuesNo work life balanceLong shifts with stress

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Nothing

Cons

Toxic management
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Deserves a zero

Just ask anyone in Winnipeg that's in trades and they know about this place. Ask anyone in metal shop and they know. They're trying to finally change management but the damage is done, it's too late! There's really nothing else to be said as it has all been said already. Just don't work here.

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Everything
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Project staff

Very toxic environment. You must prove yourself a worthy employee on a daily basis. Your job description can change arbitrarily. If you praise the management, and he likes you, you can stick around a bit longer. But even this would be temporary. You can be a top notch in your field but you would be treated like you know nothing about the job. There is nothing positive about working here. Avoid working here by all means, unless your other option is homelessness

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Nothing

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Everything
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Don't work here unless you are desperate

Horribly dirty shop, always rushed, always doing overtime. Their miller quit soon after I got hired, so they stuck me milling stiffeners to size. Horribly boring. I asked to go back on welding. They told me that if I didn't like it I could quit. So I did.

Pros

Lots of hours

Cons

Everything else, bad pay.
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Wasn’t givin resources or access to information needed for the position.

Very secretive, groups like high school, no access or guidance on how they wanted things done but kept going back to “that’s not the Capitol Steel way”

Pros

Some friendly people

Cons

Atmosphere & management
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Overworked

When I started working in this place Im excited. But when the days passed by I feel that my body is tired.. You need to work 10 hours a day and sometimes even 14 hours. Its a heavy work..
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Competitive

You must be on top of your work and goal oriented. Pecfection is vital. Make sure management knows constantly what you accomplished. You are good today does not mean you are good tomorrow.
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Very abusive environment. Camaraderie is not encouraged at all.

Very abuisve environment. The manager verbally abuse everyone. He is very mean and rude. Very unprofessional. He must have not heard of respectful workplace awareness at all. You get hired the same day but will find out really soon that you can get fired anytime despite your good performance. You can't make a mistake or get caught chatting or else you will be reprimanded on the spot and be cursed and told expletives and be embarassed in front of everyone.
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Do not work here

Do not work at captiol steel. They do not great their employees well and the management are bullies. They will let you go with no cause and lie to you.
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Not recomended

The place is not employee friendly, it is all about profit to the owners, not recomended, unless you need something in the meanwhile. Working there you feel constantly watched, spied on.
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Not good

This place is no good, if you want to worry about being fired daily, low pay, poor management, then this is the place for you. Find somewhere else to work
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worst company ever

no safety, get mistreated and disrespected as an employee and as a human being, manager has no vision on how to improve morale in his production team, owner is a guy who walks around and says nothing to the people who are keeping his dream alive for him. old tools, unsafe machinery, nobody will listen to you if you have something to say unless it's something they have to say. other than that, hey you can learn and gain experience in the trade but i would advise you to never, ever work here! GO ELSEWHERE!
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super dangerous

if you feel like offing yourself, this is the place to work. You might get lucky and dodge the first falling bridge murder, but I am sure the second one falling won't be to far behind.
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Worst place I have ever seen! Don't work here!

This is by far the worst environment for a tradesman to work at. The boss will hire you on a dime, but beware because you will get fired just as fast as you got hired. Wages are not fair, everybody gets paid different and if you ask for a raise you could possibly be yelled at, sweared at or even as far as being fired. The owner turns a blind eye to the way his workers are treated, I haven't seen an owner less involved in his company than this place. He doesn't seem to care of pay attention to the day to day operations, he allows the treatment of employees to go on. You will get yelled at, sweared at, suspended and so on if the manager sees you and you're not doing the work the way that they want you or your doing something and he doesn't like the way you're doing it. All of the tools and machinery are so old, they are past the end of their life but the management seems to want to keep pushing whatever they can out of these outdated, inefficient and sometimes dangerous to use machines. You have to ask for everything, if you need a tool you could be waiting up to half an hour just to get it. PPE should be available to a worker at anytime, but you have to ask for any kind of PPE that you need such as glasses, ear plugs, gloves and so on. If you do not have your old pair of PPE, don't count on getting a new one. You will probably have to work without whatever PPE you can't get, until they see that it's a safety problem and then they'll give it to you. The work is great, you can learn an extreme amount of fabrication and welding skills. Most of the types of jobs are bridge - 

Pros

Experience, OT available

Cons

Bad management, mistreated, disprespected, dirty, unsafe, low/unfair wages
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Brutal work environment

Very unsafe. Management uses threats everyday. Really high turnover rate. Management has very few favorites. Worst place I've ever worked at. Weekly meeting is just a rant to put employees down.

Pros

You wont be here long

Cons

Management, work conditions, wage, hostility, harassment.
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Capitol Steel Corp Winnipeg

Steel production plant that produces bridge girders and other large infrastructure components. They have an experienced field crew and also do site installation. Dynamic fast paced working environment. Very low light, with congested plant. Shop superintendent is abusive and has hired many of his relations and has placed them in key management positions, different workers are given special treatment. Workers are friendly and knowledgeable. The hardest part of the job is trying to remain positive with the management team that is in place. The chance to learn new things. Knowing I played a role and was part of many of Canada's major infrastructure projects gives me a source of pride in my work.

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workers

Cons

management team
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worst place to work

This company is garbage company with disgusting management and disgusting work environment. People were treated as slaves. Do not work there even if you have no where to go.
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Work here only if you have to...

Worked in the maintenance department. The employee turnover was ridiculously high. Was promised the sky is the limit from the plant manager. I learned a lot of things working here but you were always worried about making any sort of mistake as they were always itching to fire people. Minimal regard for safety, poor instruction, no parts or shop supplies in a timely manner, very dirty and management's expectations were unrealistic. If you are certified I would suggest not working here, or do it only for a short period of time as you look for something better.

Pros

Regular Overtime

Cons

Turnover Rate
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Unsafe workplace with lots of management issues

Treating workers like garbage and yelling at them bad words for any kind of mistake is part of a normal day, always ready to point fingers at you. Workers are expected to work overtime and on holidays. Tools are old, heavy and not efficient making the task more complicated than expected on the other hand some workers mishandle them as well. Hardware is cheap too. Safety meetings are such an hypocritical joke when there are hazards all over the place, and employees work above 6 ft without proper equipment, in addition, you are expected to keep very cheap protective equipment until completely unusable. They do not care about improving the place either, seen that it rains inside. Very little care to prevent welding pollution, dust and paint which is done in the middle of the working area when paint shop is busy. Union does not exist because it would have stopped operations many years ago.

Pros

Paid job with overtime possibility

Cons

Horrible management
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Not what it seems

I got hired on the spot which was great but after working there I wouldn't recommend it to anyone. Employee's shouldn't have to go into work afraid of getting fired and yelled at if they have a concern and choose to speak up. The way I see employees being talked (yelled) at from management in front of others is really uncalled for. There is no respect. This work place is not professional and has really bad management. Long hours, short breaks, dirty environment you are off better getting a job else where. Know your worth because its not worth it here

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None

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Everything
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Working there not recommended

The minute you stand up to management or they find out you are smarter than they are, you're as good as gone. As this is relatively easy to do, this is common at Capitol Steel, resulting in a very very high employee turnover. They don't treat their workers well, and that is putting it nice. If you work there, best keep your head down! Also, lotsa nepotism.

Pros

None

Cons

Questionable place...don't work there...Please!
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