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Fantastic Company
YARD GRADER (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON1 March 2018
One of the greatest companies I have ever worked for. They start you off at a comfortable wage, and there is much room for growth in wage and responsibilities. The people there are encouraging and will help you whenever you need it.
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Worst management ever worked with
Materials Handler (Former Employee) –  Garyray23 February 2018
The management in this company is full with liers, unethical, uneducated and racist as well
Before applying think million times before you do.
They don't care about you as a person. They consider you as a number of worker on a sheet.
Pros
None
Cons
Long hours, no appreciation for hard workers, liers
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Don't Expect the Ordinary at CMI!
Manager (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON22 February 2018
Pros
Family culture, incentives to grow and learn, great leadership and no day is like the other!

Cons
Days can be long, not for the faint of heart and days can be challenging but for the right people, it's a great fit.

Advice to Management
Continue to invest in your employees and you'll reap the rewards!
Pros
Family culture, incentives to grow and learn, great leadership and no day is like the other!
Cons
Days can be long, not for the faint of heart and days can be challenging but for the right people, it's a great fit.
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Becareful of snakes
General Labourer (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON17 January 2018
If you are a humble individual, by the time you leave CMI you will be an jerk. you will have breathing problems because of poor air quality. Lazy senior co-workers who use you like a slave while they take 10 breaks. Racist/prejudice supervisors who scheme ways to get you fired if they do not like you. Be Very Careful.
Pros
choose your break time, free coffee, cool co-owner
Cons
terrible supervisor's, bad air quality, unorganized staff, brutal work conditions, extremely rude customers, unfair pay(unless you complain)
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Great Organization!
Manager (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON3 November 2017
Combined Metal Industries is such a fast paced organization and no two days in a week are exactly the same. It's been great that there's such a supportive team and management in place to make this really feel like a family. It sounds like such a cliche to say that but you really do get the sense that you are a part of something much bigger and the impact your role has here!
Pros
Supportive management, team collaboration, opportunities to shine!
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Dont work there
Truck Driver (Former Employee) –  145 fenmar drive2 November 2017
Dont work here terrible place biggest turnover in all areas of the company. Pay is bad, managers treat u like dirt from under their boot.
take my warning unless u really really really need money even then better off working anywhere but here.they profit all the money and give nothing back to the hard working workers no bonus no christmas partys no nothing and will get rid of u at the drop of a hat even if u did years of service with them
Pros
None
Cons
Everything
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Nice co-workers, Dangerous, dirty and monotonous job.
Labourer (Former Employee) –  North York, ON20 September 2017
This job is filthy, and dangerous beyond words. The management doesn't do much about air quality, or just general safety hazards. It's a miracle the warehouse workers don't all have lead poisoning. Processors not only have to sort through filthy nasty material but on top of that some of the customers are straight from the street and are literally insane or on drugs. they have actually pulled knives before and routinely get in the employees face with screaming fits. You'll be insulted and screamed at daily. The pay is ok, but given the dangers and the countless health hazards it's lacking. Also management says one thing and does another.
Pros
freely choose lunch, and break times
Cons
Dangerous, management, Filthy
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Fun place.
Yard Worker (Current Employee) –  Toronto12 August 2017
Teams are good. Compsny is fare to us. Its not a lot of fun in winter when its cold but we do get free hot chocolate tea and coffee.

Company us growing and we are busy.

They are putting in a new change roim that's great!

I hope to stay at CMi a long time and maybe be a team lead 1 day
Pros
Free drinks. Pizza lots of snacks. Benifits and pay is good
Cons
Cold in winter outside
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Do not work here
Driver/Operator (Current Employee) –  Cambridge, ON14 May 2017
People you work with are great, everything else is a joke. Management is somewhere between terrible and awful. CEO claims people are most important which is complete B.S. They have no problem ignoring employees rights, and trying to cover it up. Environment between employees and management is toxic at best. Money isnt bad but not enough to put up with all of the baggage that comes with it.
Pros
Co workers, money isnt terrible
Cons
Everything else
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Great Company
Yard Worker (Former Employee) –  North York, ON26 April 2017
This place is great to work at. The company culture is fantastic and you feel very welcomed. I would definitely recommend working here either part time or full time.
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Fast paced
Operator/Aluminum Processor (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON2 April 2017
Fast paced company, lots of experience gained from CMI. It seems the company has its own internal battles it needs to iron out. I can say i grew as a worker and a person working with CMI.
Pros
Great CEO
Cons
Bad management
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Definately growth
Ferrous Sales & Trader Support Admin (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON26 February 2017
This company helped me learned what administration is really about. Although the environment wasn't always great, I learned to make the best of it everyday.
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Great Company
Marketing & Communication Specialist (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON15 September 2016
Amazing company to work for. The Management team looks out for you and cares about your long term growth and career. The company culture is work hard, play hard.
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Culture, Safety, Teamwork
Provessor (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON7 May 2016
People who work here are so friendly. I started as a trial and they asked me to stay. Glad I am there. Pizza and icecream thank yous as recognition for jobs done well and safe. The new employee plan has people from your house includ d. Even if not in benefits.
Pros
People care . Good hours. Growing company. You can go to other sites
Cons
Cold working outside but warm clothes and gloves. Rainy days suck
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Don't work here...
Driver (Former Employee) –  Cambridge, ON2 May 2016
First of all this place is ruthless.They will fire you on Xmas eve,I've personally seen this or your 60th birthday too.They claim to have the so called cmi spirit almost feels like some kind of cult expression,they even offer awards for it.The metal yard is extremely busy with lots of traffic and very little space to work with,unsafe to say the least.They've been through more safety officials then current employees.This company has seen big changes over the last 5 years all good for owners but current employees see nothing monetary and or beneficial for their life.I've seen in my years there pretty much the amount of current employees at this place be recycled over twice and I believe there's around 200 or so.To say the least if you're desperate for a job and need money this place will be ok for a quick grab make some money and get outta there.Most employees I've spoken with through out the many departments aren't very happy there but put on a front.Overall I'd rate CMI as a 1 out of 100.
Pros
Nothing
Cons
Dangerous environment, hot headed management, egotistical owner and his crew of guys he has close to him, under paid, high turnover, no job security
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Fun job with some pros but lots of cons
Forklift Operator (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON2 May 2016
Good job if you wanna die in 10 years of inhaling all different types of metal particles, they give you high hopes but at the end of the day your just an other worker. Ceo is always involved and actually talks to workers in good manner
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You are not alowed to accept tips instead goes into managers pockets
Material Handler (Former Employee) –  Cambridge, ON25 April 2016
Empty promises by managment to try to keep you there i was there for 8 months not a single raise but a whole lot more responsibilitys
Pros
Good co qorkers
Cons
Bad mnagment
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Terrible
Forklift Operator (Former Employee) –  Vaughan, ON14 April 2016
Worst place I have ever worked. Poor management, poor workenviroment. Just tell you anything to try and keep you there. Poor safety record as well
Pros
No pros
Cons
Everything
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Horrible work enivornment as a CSR/Scale operator
Customer Service Representative/ Scale Operator (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON9 March 2016
Do NOT apply!
For numerous reasons and one of them being zero room for growth. The general manager favours the team leader and if she does not like you for whatever reason she will make it her duty to get you fired.

The scale operators receive tips from the customers that you are not allowed to keep for yourself. Instead it goes straight into the managers pockets tax free! You work inside a moldy trailer that you have go outside into a warehouse to use the bathroom.

The customers are rude and disrespectful and you are told by the manager to just take it. The team leader is horrible when it comes to training and lacks patience. It is a childish high school environment.
For the sake of your sanity and happiness DO NOT apply here!
Cons
Worst team leader, rude customers, no room for growth
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Great People to Work With
Plant Team Leader (Former Employee) –  toronto, on25 February 2016
Bad management to work for. Overworked, underpaid and under appreciated. Would not recommend this company to anyone.
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