Cascades
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People on the floor are good for the most part a few of them don’t like to do there job, others have to pick up the slackLots of favouritism for some employees 12 hour shifts for most machines a couple on 8 hr

Pros

Most other employees

Cons

Everything else
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Environnement

Beaucoup de manipulation. Climat malsain.Horaire très difficile pour la santé et la famille.
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stressful and yeah u sell your health to get scrap money

Pay goodStressful job, you will not have time for your real life.The shift rotations is the worst, literally you cant sleep, and its affected your health a lot

Pros

they pay alright

Cons

super long hour, not good for ur health
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Aucunes reconnaissance de l’employeur

Une journée de travail se résume ainsi, on se lève très tôt le matin et on revient tard le soir et la vie de famille se trouve affecté et cela est vrai pour les horaires de nuits, ont part le soir vert 19 heures et ont revient au petit matin chez soit vers 19:30. Apprendre à convertir le papier hygiénique et à le fabriquer m’a apporté beaucoup de connaissance dans le domaine des pâtes et papier et j’aime produire le papier même si cela est très exigeant. La culture du lieu de travail est à revoir au niveau du respect de l’intégrité du bien-être de l’employé de l’appartenance, la confiance via le superviseur et l’employé, la reconnaissance pour ton travail bien fait et non reconnu. Selon mon expérience les valeurs humaines du superviseur est primordial pour une équipe de travail. L’aspect le plus difficile de mon poste de travail à été par période l’absence totale d’intégrité de l’aide sur mon poste de travail, problème de comportement. L’aspect le plus agréable est d’avoir travaillé avec de bonnes personnes créant ainsi une belle synergie et cela est primordial pour moi. Être bien entouré dans un milieux de travail est essentiel à l’épanouissement et non négociable.

Pros

Taux horaire

Cons

Pas de pause, horaires 12 heure par jour, travail jour nuit en continue, pas de repas sur place
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No Job Security

Do yourself a favour and work for any other company in the world. Look at the reviews. They constantly fire people with no explanation other than a 'business decision' two weeks before your probation is done. There is no job security and HR is just there to protect the companies very large backside. Then when you are fired they will not communicate with the government (again HR) so there is no was to get EI. Some kind company this one is. Again, do your self a favour and go bang your head against a wall. It hurts less.
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Bon set up de travail

Très bon choix j’en suis très heureux, comble mes attentes

Pros

Professionnel

Cons

Les rendez-vous
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The Kitchener facility of Cascades ULC is just one facility of one of many.

Think about your need for immediate work, that basic level of work will match the atmosphere of the Kitchener facility. Any desires to aspire to a respectable career, achieving progress, problem solving and reward are all overshadowed by order of seniority. Perpetual issues in the workplace include not having any employee pay-rates that are realistic to modern-day inflation rates (and more and more) are clear examples where management (from time to time) says they will try to solve but never will. Non-management employees are deprived from the hope of being treated with respect earned from the daily efforts from work quality. KPI systems are outdated, flawed, manipulated, and exploited by employees. Favouritism, protectionism, blind disregard for any improvement is reality. The types of high school drama expected to be replaced by maturity and absent in any professional workplace are rampant and govern each and every day from mid-management and down.
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poor management and equipment

this company does care about you, you're just a number. they do not repair equipment or machinery so you have to work twice as hard, very hot in summer and very dusty environment. always want you to do more athan your job. one of the worst companies i have worked for.
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Terrible place to work

You are treated like a disposable tax generating hamster. Do not let the office pizza party in orientation fool you. They watch you through the cameras. Half the plant is new hires. Toxic company. Everyone working there lives in constant fear, and stress. The hired on employees certain one's have special privilege's, and do not follow the safety procedures. Very tight knit company. It's been 60 days, and I am still not eligible for EI compensation, as they do not communicate with the government. They also do not accommodate any learning disabilities. There is no work life balance as it is rotational 12 hour shifts.

Pros

Free food in orientation.

Cons

Long hours. Constant stress, and fear of being let go. Toxic company.
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You are expendable.

Worked at Cascades for just under four months, just before the point of being hired onto the union, was then let go without any notice or reason because of a "business decision".

Pros

Pay is decent

Cons

job is not secure
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Équipes et collègues superbes, environnement correcte

Cascades se targue d'être un exemple à suivre au niveau des avantage sociaux et de la flexibilité. Cela était vrai il y a dix ans et depuis ils se sont assis sur leur image de leader. Aujourd'hui ils sont en queue de peloton et ont beaucoup de difficulté à suivre le groupe (télétravail, flexibilité d'horaire et nombre de semaines de vacance) Il ont du chemin à faire. Côté salaire, il s'agit d'une entreprise de produits de commodité sans haute valeur ajoutée, ça se répercute dans les salaires qui sont environ 20 à 30% en dessous du marché.
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Keep you just until your at your probation end

Was a hard worker, had an employee tell me what to do, that employee complained and I got let go as I was apparently not a good fit for Cascades, keep the lazy ones, fire the hard workers..makes sense doesn’t it?
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Emploi stressant et une direction qui n'est pas à l'écoute de ses employés

Si tu aimes te sentir comme un pion dans un conflit perpétuel entre direction et employés et que tu veux dire adieu à ta vie sociale pour un bon salaire, cette place est pour toi. N'espère surtout pas te faire valoriser et ne remet jamais en question les décisions de la direction si tu veux avoir un bon dossier. Le seul point positif est le salaire.

Pros

salaire

Cons

direction et communication
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Not a good company to work for

Only the desperate or new drivers should apply, wages are average, lack of management, no management in the Edmonton office, lack of accountability, they don't keep equipment maintained very well

Pros

Nothing good to say

Cons

Long hours sometimes in excess of legal limits 14 or 15 hours
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Hard work good pay

Long hours, continental shift work. Some days are brutal and some days are layed back. Summer is hotter than i ever experienced.Great pay. A long commute will mean long days with 12 hour shifts
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Compagnie que je suggère pas à personne.

Travailler 1 semaine et deux jours là bas, je faisais ma job et la dernière journée, le boss à appeler l'agence pour dire que mon contrat était terminé parce que je faisais des blagues d'adolescent et que j'étais pas sérieux dans mon travail. Quand même bizarre qu'il affiche des offres sans arrêt, ils doivent avoir de la misère à garder leur monde. Ils veulent des robots qui travaillent et qui parlent pas.

Pros

45 min de dîner

Cons

Aucune sécurité d'emploi. Mauvaise gestion des employés.
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People are great, job is mind rotting

They know the job on the sortline sucks so management really does try to make it worth while with pay, benefits, and a genuine sense of camaraderie, but it will still end up wearing you down. There are often job opportunities for different jobs in the plant that they hire from within, so there's lateral career movement, but not a lot in the way of upward movement.It's a solid place to work. If you just need something to pay the bills, you could do a lot worse.

Pros

Benefits, great people, fair pay

Cons

Early start time, tedious work, no upward advancement opportunities
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Lack of management administration

Good Company, however the controller is lost on her decisions to protecting friends instead working with professionalism. The Company doesn't have a working ethical and safety environment.

Pros

Very good IT system to working

Cons

Lack of Management administration
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Overall a decent company to work for. Many different roles available to suit various skill sets.

I really enjoyed the first ten years working out of the Etobicoke plant. The place was not perfect but we had approachable managers, a pretty good team of people (drivers/warehouse/office personnel) and fairly decent equipment for the most part--once Cascades took over the majority of the most serious equipment issues were dealt with. Pay is fairly reasonable for the amount of effort required. My decision to leave after 13+ years was not one that I was happy to make but the atmosphere began to change (not for the better) once a union and it's related politics was brought in + Covid caused a drop in hours etc and I thought it was time I moved on.

Pros

Reliable long-term employment, fairly decent equipment, decent management & coworkers

Cons

Union politics
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Do not value there good employees

Do not value there good employees and it’s all in who you know to get promoted in the company. Wrong people in the wrong position! Need to listen to there Allstar employees
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Great workplace to work esp the teamwork of the people in the production floor.

A multi cultural and non discriminatory workplace with good safety culture. People in the production floor were friendly and, they support each other.

Pros

Friendly working environment. Good safety programs and recognitions.

Cons

Establish a job training plan. It will helps to fast track the process and eqpt familiarization.
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Based on 485 reviews

Ratings by category

3.0 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
3.3 out of 5 stars for Salary/Benefits
2.9 out of 5 stars for Job security/advancement
2.7 out of 5 stars for Management
2.9 out of 5 stars for Culture

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