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Unsafe workplace with lots of management issues
Machine Operator (Former Employee) –  Winnipeg, MB17 May 2018
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
Welder/Fabricator (Former Employee) –  Winnipeg, MB11 April 2018
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
Pros
None
Cons
Everything
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Working there not recommended
Worker (Former Employee) –  Winnipeg, MB24 March 2018
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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Crane Operator (Former Employee) –  Winnipeg, MB21 March 2018
Most of my job consisted of on the fly work, whatever the processors needed for Steel plates,HHS tubes, Flat bar, I would bring it to them usually weighing anywhere from 2000 pnds to 55 000 pnds. Usually given instructions throughout the day would be "figure it out" and i would have to make due with those instructions no matter how vague.
Pros
Provided work gloves, ear plugs, highvise vests
Cons
Very dirty enviroment with little to no care of employees safety
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Very unsafe dirty place everyone is tense because the axe is always ready to fall jump before they get chance to push you
Labourer (Former Employee) –  Wpg, MB19 October 2017
No organization, saftey very poor, management always ready to point the blame away from them only one 10min break plus 30min lunch for a10hr work day no second break even during ovetyime this place will not survive
Pros
Nobody cares
Cons
Nobody cares!
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No security work place
Wheelabrator operator (Former Employee) –  Winnipeg, MB30 September 2017
No job security work place.. everyday you are endangered of losing your job for one small mistake.. they dont have union. I dont recommend them un less you are willing to live everyday in fear of losing your job anytime..
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Learn here then get out.
Machine operator (Former Employee) –  Winnipeg, MB29 June 2017
You can learn how to operate several machines relevant to fabrication and erecting in the steel industry.

The management is very poor consisting primarily of one family which shirks responsibilities and blame nearly daily.

Hardest part? Waking up in the morning and hating myself everyday, the actual work was enjoyable, but pay/benefits and the management driving a bus over top of the employees at every possible moment wears you down.
Pros
Free Standup comedy every Thursday.
Cons
Poor pay, erratic overtime, asking/forcing employees to cancel holidays.
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productive and fun to work
WHEELABRATOR OPERATOR (Former Employee) –  Winnipeg, MB29 April 2017
it is nice to work at capitol steel. fun to work with our co workers. ive learned a lot there like operating the wheelabrator machine. it is always busy there.
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Welder
Welder (Current Employee) –  Winnipeg, MB17 November 2016
I enjoyed working for this company. I got hired right away, my coworkers were very friendly, helpful and supportive. The hardest part of the job was the management.
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Good
Bid Coordinator/ Project Manager Assistant (Current Employee) –  Winnipeg, MB7 December 2015
Nice co-workers, learned a lot from the company.
Hard working everyday.
Like the way people talk to each other, free and nice.
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Not a place I would recomend to anyone unless for temporary income, while continuing to seek better opportunities.
QA Document Controller & QC Inspector (Former Employee) –  Winnipeg, MB22 February 2014
Unstable. Poor work environment. Poorly managed. Poor training structure, but very demanding supervision and policies. Quick to terminate rather than improve or correct staff capabilities. High employee turn overs - no appreciation shown to shop workers.
Pros
None, there are little or no incentives for shop employees to stay.
Cons
Recently all reviews and pay increases were placed on hold for an indefinate period, many have not seen a pay increase in 3+ years, except for friends or family of top management, not the most safe or healthy work environments.
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great experience
WELDER/IRON WORKER (Former Employee) –  winnipeg mb2 January 2014
fit and weld use hand tools
co workers were good
enjoyed working there and getting comfortable working in the field as a welder
Pros
good experience
Cons
no good pay
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good job bad foremen
Industrial welder (Former Employee) –  Winnipeg, MB12 June 2013
good work but long hours and foremen with no real welding experince
Pros
good work, great workers
Cons
young foremen with no experience
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Miss a day. FIRED
Iron-Worker (Former Employee) –  Winnipeg, MB13 November 2012
At 6 months, I got another raise.
6 months and 1 day - missed a day - GOT Fired
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