CKF Inc.
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Basically if you're expecting to be new aged and work to your speed and happiness you will not. You earn your wage there. It's outdated and run down but they make it work and there are no better people anywhere else in the world.

Pros

Good wage Nice people

Cons

Heat Long hours Hard hard work at times
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An excellent way to learn about the company!

This was a full time term position on a capital funding project. My supervisors were very pleasant and I did a variety of accounting tasks. The staff were very pleasant to work with. It was a great experience and I was hired for two separate term positions. Great teamwork all the way around in Accounting group!
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Will pay the bills but it’s not worth it.

If you need a job to pay off some bills or save some money then CKF is an alright place to do that. Starts at $19/hr and lots of options for overtime. However, you’ll be working none stop at a machine that hasn’t been properly serviced in decades and you’ll literally be sprinting around trying to catch paper plates or berry boxes. Management doesn’t care how hard you work, they’ll speed the machine up on you anyway. Worked there for 1.5 years and hated most of my time there. Used to be a decent job a couple decades ago but the union is useless and won’t fight for a wage that keeps up with inflation. I ended up as an operator but dealing with management and the poorly working machines on a day-to-day basis isn’t worth $24/hr. If you have the option, work somewhere else. Also, they’ll tell you the schedule is 4 on, 4 off but it takes a whole year or more to get on that schedule. You’ll be working whatever 4 days/nights they need you which can really mess up your entire week.

Pros

Decent rate for not needing any experience. Lots of overtime.

Cons

Horrible management. What you’re being paid to do is not worth the rate. Repetitive work.
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Toxic workplace in every way

Styrofoam is being eliminated don’t waste your time. Management are all bullies. High hourly wage sucked away by costs of benefits and union dues. Lazy people with bad work ethics

Pros

None
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Good people

People on the floor are good hard workers , very hot working conditions especially in the summer months. Gatorade is a must if you are going to work here.
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Please avoid this place if possible

What you have here is basically a bunch of uneducated people pretending to know how to run a company. Unsafe environment and terrible working conditions. If you like being disrespected and conforming to the miserable expectations then it’s a great place for you. The union is pathetic and basically just the loudmouth and lazy employees pretending to care, the union president is just a office worker in overalls. I would recommend steering clear of this place at all costs.

Pros

A paycheck

Cons

Everything
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Do Not Work Here

Ckf is one of the worst companies to work for. 10/10 would NOT recommend. They value profits and production more then employee health and safety. Worst management I’ve ever come across.

Pros

Wage

Cons

Every minute is counted/monitored
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' Improvements today for a better tomorrow ' is the antithesis of what is practiced.

The poor environment for productivity often leaves you physically and mentally exhausted when it is avoidable. Given that most product lines have been made there for a long long time you'd think they'd have their operations running better than they do. However, when you look around you see the antiquated environment you see that most of the issues are unaddressed.

Pros

Good Wages and decent scheduling, worked with some decent people

Cons

Production support systems and machines are not up to task..
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Good Pay, Struggling Company Culture

I was an employee at CKF for 15 years and was hired in 2006. The pay is above average for the type of work, and you'll either love or hate the 12 hour shifts. The problem with this company is the management and why I left. There is a transition going on with trying to change the culture at the Langley plant, but it is slow. Many managers are manipulative and mean spirited. It isn't uncommon for employees to be written up or fired for single transgressions of policy. Expect to be fired within your 3 month probation period for any instances of tardiness, missed shifts including sickness, and any safety infraction or missed production targets.Money is important, but sometimes money isn't enough.

Pros

Good wage and beneifts

Cons

Culture or harassment and bullying by management
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very fast paced work environment

To whom it may concern do not apply if you can this place is brutal to work for you are on a machine or the end of a line for 12 hours no support alarms all day and this is the good stuff this place has is a very stressful smoke filled mold growing in the trenches and walls atmosphere there is so much dust in the air your lungs will hurt and you will cough black stuff management well what can i say they seem nice in the beginning but watch out and your back cameras are there friends oh ya and your coworkers they will stab you good if the can for there benefit so if you really need a good job and you want your health look else where and do not regret your choice the employees pay two tier benefit system now do not get hurt it is a very dangerous place and always has wcb there so good luck in your choice

Pros

money is ok benefits 2 tiered

Cons

12 hour shifts high turn around very dirty to work dust mold very hot inside
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Nice place to work

Love the transparency from management and support. Great learning opportunities for anyone who want. To succeed in Production. Only concern if the machines are running smoothly and CKF have the order’s.
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A productive and fast paced job

Good place to work if your used to plants and shift work. Always good to have prior certifications such as forklift and first aid. The wage is fairly high paying and the benefits are good. They pay really good for overtime. The work can be chaotic at times but it gets easier once your used to it.

Pros

Good pay, 4 days off

Cons

12 hour shifts
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Do Not Work Here Unless You Are Starving

Worst company to work for. Very poor management. Toxic environment. Best word to describe this work is “Brutal “. Do not jam up the line otherwise you are called to the office. Very dirty environment. You have to walk on heaps of egg cartons to avoid jam ups. Stain and sprain everyday but do not miss work otherwise you are fired. In short Do Not Work Here Unless You have no other choice.

Pros

Good pay and benefits but you don’t get unless 18 months after

Cons

Poor HR and Managers. Toxic environment
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Hard work, good pay and benefits

This company is working hard to make the place safe. COVID processes are very strong and company is strict about enforcement. Some managers are more strict than others but that happens. I find most are very responsive when you ask questions. You do your job and stay out of trouble and management leaves you alone.

Pros

good pay and benefits and 4 days off

Cons

12 hour shifts
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Toxic environment

Their was a Punjabi lady , who didn't do anything at all the shift just ordering all the day Nd make the environment toxic for new comers at work. She even don't know how to deal with people

Pros

Light weight work

Cons

Long hours shift
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Give me a break

Lead hands has favourtism Ever night shift lead other lead hands are just in the office playing with their phone Doesnt even help properly with the issue of the machine . And management doesnt care if your dying of heat ! Get a new ac please... And my gosh look at t20 and t21 there are two people each machine but t20 is packing while t21 are jsut skidding just look at how unfsir that is .. People in t20 still needs to do packing while skidding then print labels while machine runing like wow !

Pros

High pay

Cons

Doesnt care about the health of their employees
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Packer

This is pathetic job I have ever done in my whole life. I have experienced in Factories of two years but this place is disastrous. Please guys don’t go with the salary. Temperature is too hot around 40 degree. All are robots in there. In Orientation they will tell you eventually you will operate machines but they give you whole machines in just 2 weeks and that is unsafe too. Your hands can go in there.
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Ckf sucks

CKF Inc. is a Corporation fueled by dictatorship and greed. ALL employees are treated like robots with numbers and told they make good money so don't ask questions just do your job.

Pros

Wages and Co Workers

Cons

Work Conditions and Bullies
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Do your research before you work at CKF Inc.

Sadly...There is a reason they keep looking for new hires all the time in all plants. Please take time to interview former employees and research previous human rights claims; unsafe work environment claims; discrimination claims before you make the move to this company.
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Cancer of a plant manager

Typical day at CKF is hide and seek from plant manager. Keep your head down and don’t have eye contact. Smiles in your face and stabs you in the back. I try to keep busy on the machine so I don’t have to say goodMorning to him or interact with him. Will fire you if you’re not doing what you’re supposed to be doing. Everyone is looking for another job after the pandemic!
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Good job

Great environment and culture, management has an open door policy and really listen to the concerns of employees. I've gained alot of new skills and ability while working here, and now I can use them in my other endeavors
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Based on 73 reviews

Ratings by category

2.5 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
3.6 out of 5 stars for Salary/Benefits
2.6 out of 5 stars for Job security/advancement
2.2 out of 5 stars for Management
2.2 out of 5 stars for Culture

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