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Bad overnight management.
Labourer (Former Employee) –  Saint George, NB14 October 2018
If you are outgoing, sexist, racist, judgemental and love gossip this is the place for you! If you are not popular, watch out they'll make you quit. They don't care what it takes, even if it means working you to death while others that are more social can sit on the job. Also beware management can/say/do whatever they want at that place and you have no say.
Pros
Free boots!
Cons
If you last long enough.
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A good place to work.
Manager (Current Employee) –  Grand Manan, NB29 July 2017
The company has allowed me to come a long way within the company itself. If your willing to work and try new things you will fit in well here. There is always a healthy challenge.
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great company, very reliable hours and wages
Production Line Worker (Former Employee) –  St. George, NB6 May 2017
inside the production plant is very cold, you do need to wear winter clothing. stays about 3 degrees inside. overall, i started in july 2014, and by end of august i was training to be quality control
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Great Family Owned Company
Accounts Payable Clerk (Current Employee) –  Blacks Harbour, NB13 February 2017
Cooke's is a great company - working here is comfortable and employees are polite and friendly. Typical day is pretty standard in the accounts payable field: there is lots of data entry and processing of invoices as well as incoming and outgoing communication with vendors. The job is not hard if you are effective in time management and personal deadlines. The only drawback is compensation which is minimal.
Pros
Friendly & Comfortable Work Environment
Cons
Compensation
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Was able to obtain great work experience with this company.
Accounts Payable Clerk (Former Employee) –  Blacks Harbour, NB29 April 2016
The most enjoyable part of the job were the other employees, Kureg coffee, and the accounting experience. We were one big family.
Pros
free lunches
Cons
Salary with longer hours
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Cook Aquaculture is the leading employer in our area. They offer consistent employment hours and great benefit packages.
New Brunswick Labourer (Former Employee) –  St. George, NB12 February 2016
Hard work, long hours, cold conditions, processing line work requires stamina, ability to work as a team and communication skills. Supervisors are working under a fast paced environment.
I did very well, and made lots of friends,, and earned respect from my supervisors as well as coworkers.
Pros
Lots of hours, benefits, dental, holiday pay, maternity etc.
Cons
Cold and long hours 12+
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Great place IF your a TFW
labourer, forklift driver (Current Employee) –  St. George, NB10 December 2015
--If you enjoy working for barely above minimum wage, this is the place for you!

--If you like to watch supervisors stab each other in back, or even get in on the action, this is the place for you!

--if you enjoy being cold and wet for 12+hrs a day, and not being able to understand 3/4 of the people there, because if you not a TFW then YOU are the minority, This is the place for you!
Pros
none
Cons
too many to list here!
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Great team work
Labourer/Forklift (Former Employee) –  Blacks Harbour, NB3 October 2014
My job was to ship fish from the docks to the production area, Was a good place to work, made great friends, the managers were great and got along personally with each of them, The hardest part was of the job was not knowing of there would be work the following day.
Pros
the people I worked with
Cons
not enough hours
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its cold wet and just not a good place
General Labourer (Former Employee) –  Blacks Harbour, NB1 August 2014
the pay was low and brakes were short or cut short and was night shift
Pros
had a set end time
Cons
long hours and low pay
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Unique work environment
(Lead Hand) Aquaculture Technician (Current Employee) –  Bay of Fundy NB7 December 2013
I enjoy working ay Cooke Aqua. They offer a unique job in the saltwater division that offers some a little different each day. However, due to the lack of decent wages, one os required to work hundreds of hours to make up for lack of wage thus affecting the work/ home life balance which is basically zero.
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Operating Machinery
Fish Plant Worker (Former Employee) –  St. George, NB20 September 2013
I work 6pm-6am. Drives Fork lift moving containers of fish around. Supervisor is good to get along with. Co Workers are nice. Everyone working together is the best part of the job.
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very productive, but the balance of work and life was never a choice. As well the over night shifts were hard to adjust too
Lead Pelletizer (Former Employee) –  Blacks Harbour, NB21 October 2012
learned how to run a operation line, and how to control situations as a leader.
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The company christmas parties were the best time of year
Salt water tech (Former Employee) –  Grand Manan Island and Deer Island New Brunswick23 August 2012
Cooke aqua was a great company to work for,I needed a break from the water though so i went on a four year vacation after spending fourteen year's on the water. The environment mean's alot to cooke aqua and they pay special detail to ( On site or building's) protocal when it come's to cleaning, or disinfecting work area's.
Pros
work with peace of mind that the hard work you are doing, is making a difference
Cons
there is no cons
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