Crop Production Advisor (Former Employee) – Crossfield, AB – 5 October 2018
typical day was to help the farmer in anyway he needed. learned how to manage my time and deal will all kinds of personalities management was VERY poor no communication Workplace culture there was none everyone was competing against each other
Administration (Former Employee) – Trochu, AB – 21 August 2018
CPS is a company that is all about money making for share holders, the heart is not in this organization. The company has forgot about the people who work hard everyday to make it great, the investment in the workers is not their and I find it does not give back to the communities it serves.
Customer Service Representative (Current Employee) – Saskatchewan – 15 August 2018
During seeding it is a busy time, you can work late days but it is only for a month and a half. Rest of they year is regular hours. In the off seasons (winter) it is slower but you can usually always find something to do.
Delivering seed and chmicals 5 to 6 days a week seasonally
Season Chemical Delivery Driver (Former Employee) – Saskatoon, SK – 26 March 2018
It was a good company to work for without repetion of work assignments .Had good pay rate but was only seasonal job . I saw lot of the province in all types of weather from heat to rain and flooding .,
I was able to work at my own pace with little or no supervision.
truck driver and warehousing (Former Employee) – Abbotsford BC – 16 November 2017
Good place to work. Everyday is different.usually go to work and work the whole day without being told what to do because we work as a team and know what is required.The safety videos are from USA and a lot of the videos don,t pertain to what we do because every branch is different.It does get really busy in summer but slows down in winter.My job is driving tender truck hauling fertilizer to farms. But when not driving I am a backup driver for the flatdeck and also work in warehouse.shipping and receiving and serving customers and working on equipment.
Seasonal Worker (Current Employee) – Saskatchewan – 15 November 2017
Management is paid bonuses on how much money they don't spend. Things don't get fixed, everything is held together by duct tape and bungee straps. Even though CPS hauls dangerous goods they have the worst trucks on the road. Most trucks have no a/c, no engine break and the smell like mice. They have a fleet of trucks that no other company would drive. The motto is to just get through this year.... they've been been doing that for the last 10 years. All the safety videos that employees are forced to watch are from the US and the rules are totally different. I like working in agriculture, so I put up with this nonsense.
Summer Operation Support (Former Employee) – Basswood, MB – 14 November 2017
this company was always willing to teach me more things that I wanted to specify on. team orientated and make new experiences comfortable. they made you feel that you were apart of the family and let go out on your own to get experience.
Fuel Truck Driver (Former Employee) – Stony Plain, AB – 26 September 2017
Most days we worked 10 to 14 plus hours a day, and we had no management supports. When a driver made mistakes, the management would focus on the mistakes made, instead of focusing on what they could do to avoid said mistakes in the future and giving you additional training to ensure that said mistakes/incidents didn't happen repeatedly. I did learn how to drive an 18 speed body job truck with this company, I also learned how to load fuel and how to make the fuel delivers. I found that there was very little or no contact with management in person. They did not ensure that we were not fatigued while putting in longer hours.. The hardest part of this job were the longer hours, and the management complaining about the hours. The dispatch would load your day up and the management would complain when it was physically impossible to complete the said day.. The most enjoyable thing about the job was the co workers, dealing with the different types of customers. and the driving.
decent pension package
Longer hours with out support, the trucks, negative feed back constantly.
Sales (Former Employee) – Rimbey, AB – 19 July 2017
Winter months are the hardest, very slow. Makes for long days. This is a good time to take any training offered and catch up on other things that may of been put aside during the busy spring and summer.
Forklift Driver (Current Employee) – Regina, SK – 27 May 2017
The pay is mediocre, the work is easy but the management culture is extreme micromanagement. You are watched like a hawk and constantly scrutinized. Low level management that handcuffs and stifles any creative ideas . Many many processes to complete minor tasks. Co-workers are good but they are afraid to apply themselves or learn new tasks for fear of being heavily scrutinized by the current Micromanager. Sad situation but could be much better if employees had some level freedom to do their work and learn without the constant negative presence of the micromanager.
Chemical warehouse/ Delivery driver (Former Employee) – Stettler, AB – 12 April 2017
I had a lot of fun working at crop production services, I learned a lot about farming and different chemicals they use on different crops. I got to meet really cool people, and had excellent co-workers as well!
Crop Services Representative (Former Employee) – Leader, Sk – 10 November 2015
invoice product being sold, manage accounts receivable and payable , keep policies and procedures up to date - advised customers on credit available to purchase fertilizer and chemical for their operating needs. - i learned to work independently of the two other men in the office and learned to manage my time well. - I created good friendships with my co-workers and customers over the years. - worked from 8am to 5pm five days a week.
Yard Worker (Former Employee) – Ponoka, AB – 11 March 2015
incredibly busy job, but if you can get past having no life outside of work for a few weeks until it slows down its great! lots of overtime hours, turning into awesome pay cheques! worked with awesome people, really enjoyed not just working with coworkers but also customers. Only down side is that it is mostly a spring seasonal job, and had to find something else for the rest of the summer. never know when your last day could be, so the unpredictability of it was not so great, but all in all I wish I could go back to it!