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A delightful team-working, respectful and stimulant work ambient

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Chemtrade Montreal is a plant to recover sulphur in form of H2S of crude oil by diethanolamine(DEA) solvent. H2S is transformed to SO2 and then to sulphur and by- product of sodium bisulphite.For me as a trainee in the company, team working is delightful; each individual is performing his duty with communication with his co-workers to assure that the sequence and the whole of work is achieved.A mutual respect has been between the co-workers. If there was a human or a technical fault, the whole team were trying to solve the problem.The enjoyable part of the work was that, during the work, each individual feels that his role will be rewarded and will led to the aim of the work.Also, the majority of personnels have Golf play activity outside of work place.The challenging part of the work was that, during each duty the individual was alone to achieve his duty.

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team-working
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Laid Back atmosphere

Upper management lacks in support of the operators, need to rely more on the operators for day to day decisions. More push than communication for changes.
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Best job I’ve ever had!

A company that still focuses on people as a resource and asset. Offers some of the best benefits I’ve ever had available, tasks can sometimes be challenging, but Can be completed.

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Great pay and benefits

Cons

Outdoors/weather
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Productive and fun

The main benefit of the company was the wonderful atmosphere, It inspired me to do more and more and search for non-standard ways to overcome problems. Good people around were the main benefit.
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Cool place to work

Cool place to work pay is good work schedule is flexible management is all rite sometimes and it’s great ppl to work around lots of overtime if u won’t it

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Pay

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None
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Good place to work

Nice place to work. Fair payment. Well training. Overall, its a good place to work. Overall good people’s culture. Managers are sympathetic of personal problems tume to time.

Pros

Good pay, fair management

Cons

No growth
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Productive and fun place to work. When things got stressful they knew how to balance it out to bring up employee moral

I haven’t worked there for 8 years so unsure of what it is like now but when I was there it’s was great. There was a great mix of people and we all got along which made working there a lot easier
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Never enough always wanting more

There is never enough time to do what is needed to do on a shift. Over 6 months has really declined and it shows. Was a great place really enjoyed coming to work but that has changed.

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No management support, and adding to work loads from other parts of production.
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Easy work, good pay

Good work, great employees, nice supervisor,easy shifts to work on, good uper management. Good quality training, easy guidelines to follow, not the usual hard labor work.

Pros

Free lunches

Cons

Long breaks
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Management blows

run far away. I mean so far away from this place in East St. Louis. You will like pay, but every time any of these managers talk, you will cringe at what will come out of there mouths. Employee morale is horrible and they are why. They don’t know how to motivate people.
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Poor Place to work with no structure and bad management

Hours were all over the place was put on a different schedule than everyone else and expected to work overtime with no notice couldn't make plans if you reject overtime they get very upset. Safety is everything there it takes so long to get anything done. Little to no room for advancement. Training is non existent. You will load trucks everyday and learn very little until someone new is hired. Management will not push for you to be trained in new tasks so don't expect to advance. They say they will but they won't. Management is extremely disorganized and will make false promises to keep you in the position. Workplace culture is very toxic. Has decent pay and is unionized for an in city job.

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Decent Pay, union, safety, excellent benefits.

Cons

disorganized management, no advancement, toxic work environment
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Managers are the worst

Would be a great place to work honestly, but management is terrible, all of them. If you can find a better opportunity do it. Especially with the covid outbreak it shows how absolutely little they care about their workers.
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Great company to work for

Great company to work for. All ways learn something new,coworkers always willing to help one an other. Safety training always implemented, We always follow procedures.. five star company to my believe.
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Strong dislike of Management

Come into work with a bad handoff of a previous crew because management didn't allow enough time at the end of shift to leave one. They care more about production numbers than how to leave each other setup for success. If something goes wrong and is out of your control, expect to be the blame for lack of production. A bunch of negativity in the work environment especially from people who have been there longer.
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Friendly environment

More opportunity for growth. There were many areas to learn. The colleagues were very cooperative. People will learn about SAP Financial. lot of macro works for financial analyst

Pros

helping each other

Cons

not available
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Management literally sucks the life out of you.

Started with such great expectations. Realized later so much is left to be desired. Between incompetent managers, punitive culture, and broken promises to advance I don't know what else to say.
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Worst Place I ever regretted working

STAY AWAY FROM MAINTENANCE! The onboarding/training is unstructured and unorganized. Management plays favoritism. You will always be overworked, underappreciated, and often direspected. The Maintenance Manager does not take care of his guys and will throw you under the bus. Worse place I ever worked
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A welcoming environment

Everyone there is willing to take some time to explain how each part of the facility works. This improved the quality of my own work as I knew exactly what my work would be put towards in other parts of the company.
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Non existent safety or environmental concerns

Production, production,production. Yes they have every safety rule imaginable, but it's all on paper.. they dont actually want you to follow the rules if it costs them money or slows production. It's a giant charade juggling their written rules yet doing what your told by supervision. Never seen such a backwards company..
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Stay away from the Savannah plant

Management is horrible at the savannah plant. They have been trying to fill this job for 4 years because of it. If you want to be yelled at and put down all the time, then apply. The worst work atmosphere I’ve ever seen. Strongly recommend staying away from this plant

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You will appreciate your next job more

Cons

Everything
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Management is the worst

" People First" that is a lie. this company does not run well at all. Chemtrade is very top heavy in management, They treat you like you are garbage and throw you in the trash any and every time they get. Benefits and ok pay is the only thing on the plus side. they constantly are under staffed, takes 3to 6 months to get a single person hired, mean while they force overtime coverage of a rotational shift, of 7 on 2 off 7 on 1 off 7 on 4 off, working 40 weekends a year. they will not hire any extra man power to give a somewhat normal life to the employees but yet can hire 10 management to oversee 5 workers. they run their plants into the ground. the only time things get fixed is when it breaks and causes loss of production.

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Pay

Cons

Roational Shift Work, Poor Managment, Dirty Company.
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