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You have to be a computer wiz and be able to perform to their standards I did not enjoy my work or being bounced from one job to another. I was not given the proper opportunity to do the job I was hired for. I was not given any direction or training they assumed I new what they wanted
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Positive: - Rapid growth, many projects and several recent acquisitions (D&D automation, Transmodulous) - One of few remaining privately held automation companies - Fast paced, aggressive with decent projects and some great people. Negative: - Low to average pay with recently revoked profit-sharing. - Poor work life balance, low morale.Slightly flexible hours but with a 44hr/week minimum, minimal time off and minimal sick days. - Negative work culture (especially recently) with lack of leadership respect toward workers and low accountability - Rapid growth is sometimes cumbersome and unorganized. - Some employees with poor attitude, tired philosophy and dated technological outlook - Database is antiquated and immensely inefficient - Management has clear lack of regard for their people
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Pros -Reasonable Hour Flexibility -Vacation time is not bad -co-workers are friendly -Not too bad of benefits (seen better for a company this size) Cons -Very Very Poor Compensation Wages are as bad as $6-7 per hour back in 1980's. I would have to work 6820 hours to buy a house back in that time. Now at my wage and for pure inflation of housing (not including housing boom)i have to work 17 037 hours.... it is more than double, that is not including the housing market boom. with the housing boom it goes to 27 778 hours.... it is impossible to live on the wage this company pays.. -Upper management withholds majority of profit sharing for large bonuses for themselves -poor management communication between departments -hierarchy is messed, very top heavy -no where to go in the company as they hire external before internal -New mechanical managers lack of knowledge in the area of their management -very very poor sick pay, (you get sick because you work minimum 44 hrs a week and you're drained and you're immunity is low (i start at 7 am, and i go home at 6-8pm depending on day) If you are sick, no pay, no compensation, nothing at all. you better use those vacation days that were meant for you family trip, because you wont get paid, but wait you wont get paid anyway... see next point… -Very poor vacation pay out. They will only pay your vacation at 2 points of the year. You can fill out a form to get paid during your vacation, but because you havnt accrued vacation yet there is no money in the account. When there is money in the vacation account, they pay it - more...
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I left my last job to go to Eclipse due to the growth and culture shift away from caring about employees. Well, same story, different company. Except, at eclipse you only see ownership when they need something from you. Mechanical department was recently split in two. To be "better managed". The new managers are fine, but task driven and focused only on getting the job done. They don't use the designers to their strengths and that only causes more work. The hours are long and work life balance is non-existent. You're obligated to do 44 hours a week, but will be asked to do 60 regularly. You're told you matter, and then told there will be no profit sharing because ownership spent all the money. Ownership is untrustworthy and make you question what the point of each day is of you're working your butt off, not getting profit sharing, but the bosses are driving brand new cars.
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Secure job through unsaddled growth
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Untrustworthy ownership, long hours, no life balance only work.
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If you're considering a "desk jockey" position, the company is hiring. They're rapidly expanding, which creates new opportunities for employment. As an added bonus, job security seems high at the moment - all the managers have mandates to greatly increase the size of their departments, so they're not looking to trim any fat. It can be a good opportunity to break into the field of automation. The path and long-term goals of the company (besides "Get Bigger") are unclear. There is a strong lack of transparency. Success stories, strategies, goals, and information sharing seem to be for the upper echelon only. Opportunities to provide feedback are rare, if present at all. Hours are long. All positions are contractually obligated to work 44 hours per week. This does NOT include the 30 minutes per day which is subtracted for unpaid lunch period. Salaried positions are required to punch in and out (yes, the unpaid lunch applies to them too). You're expected to show up early and leave late. Make sure you're willing to spend at least 47 hours per week chained to the desk and consider your additional commute time as well before you pull the trigger on the opportunity. Employees are generally friendly and helpful.
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good work environment with easy to balance work and life everyday, flexibility of timing free snacks provided just like a store for free for munching while at work, beautiful company with success ratio way too high than other companies............
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Pure Garbage They used their apprentics like general labours. To clean and the deburring of parts. Also doing the majority of the repetitive welding. On two senior guys were able to have or even do any other test other than metal cored or mig. I'm guessing to keep the good or decent non repetitive within the two guys.
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There isn't any pros
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Too many to list
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Being here over a year and a half and I'm Not Looking Back :-) amazing place to work and grow your trade skills. great people to work and learn with. tons of OT good benefits (could be better in a few aspects) clean environment and climate controlled in most buildings(except fab). 9/10 is my rating. Thankful for my job here.
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This is a good company to work at. There is overtime if you are looking for that, as well the people are friendly and are willing to help when you need it.
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As a co-op student and now part time worker, the company has treated me with respect and given me responsibility. Great place to work with friendly employees and an excellent work culture.
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Worst place i have ever worked. Do not put your hands in your pockets for any reason. You will be considered lazy if you do. Everyone is brain washed there! It's truly a joke!
Pros
None!
Cons
Lots!
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People in and out of here, management is horrible, there all power hungry. They let me go three days before my benefits started. Alot of people looking for other work here. Some shop floor guys were awesome though. It seems when your probationary is almost up they let alot of people go and just continue the cycle of the next poor group of people.
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No job security
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Great work environment Challenging but fun work Great benefits Great bosses and an fantastic CEO Lots of travel offered but not mandatory I would definitely work here again
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Place is a revolving door peaple come and go constantly management is questionable and in house politics are rampant wages are below average there are some good guys on floor . Most guys are looking for another job
Pros
Steady work
Cons
below average $$ raises are pathetic
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Great place too work..Was able to just put my head down and work with no one over my shoulder..Fab guys are great to work with...lots of variety/ different products too work on..
Pros
Diverse products to work on
Cons
Long hours..pay is a little low...
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while the work experience is invaluable, the politics of the workplace are hard to accept and follow. they have a great bar b que every now and then when the office staff gets to come down to the shop floor and socialise... its great.
Pros
clean enviroment
Cons
clics, politics
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Understands the importance of a positive working environment. Encourages social club actives and employee engagement. Great company BBQ’s Pizza party’s and Holiday Events. Good Benefits and opportunities for advancement.
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Great place to work, people are always willing to work with you. Lots of great talent to learn from and different types of projects to dive into, from health to automotive. You get noticed for your hard work. The company strives to get ahead, even during slow times.
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Comfortable atmosphere, talented staff, free coffee
Cons
Long hours when busy, benefits could be better
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Work is very diversified . Building Automation machinery is very interesting and rewarding. Building Bosch conveyors systems was a great learning experience.
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Eclipse Custom Fabrication is a fast paced work place which specializes in a variety of different types of work. The uncertain job security is a big downside.
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Great HR, Friendly, regards personal life.
Cons
Unsteady work, a lot of lay offs with short notice.
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A great company to continue to gain experience with and learn about industrial automation. A very good team of guys to work with. My manager is a legend in the automation business in Ontario.
Pros
Good Environment, good people
Cons
Job security
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