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Good coworkers. Productive work. Regular change of activities.

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A comfortable place to work. Early start. Facing shelves, marking down dated items. Cutting, traying, wrapping and pricing cuts for display.Hardest part of the job is moving the heavy boxes of meat on delivery days. Most enjoyable part of the job was closing up and cleaning the saw.
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Great place to work

Great place to work with lots of learning opportunities and training. Everyone was friendly. Learned a lot. Lots of different positions and opportunities to move up.
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Decent place

Worked there for couple years out of high school. Was decent place to work when you are young but don't stay. There are older people that got trapped because they stayed so long and could not go anywhere else.
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Perfectly alright for a temp worker. Permanent employees could be a bit territorial but not all of them are like that.

Just like any other work place. Management is approachable. Relaxed culture. Money is okay. Finding short term living place can be a challenge at times. Permanent employees can be territorial at times. Keep your mouth shut and focus on your work.


Money wasn't bed at all.


Keep your mouth shut and focus on your goal.
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It’s been fun

What is the best part of working at the company?It has been a good job. Great opportunity to learn new things if you are open to it. What is the most stressful part about working at the company?Learning new systems and the customers are greatWhat is the work environment and culture like at the company?Depends on what store you are in
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Excellent Workplace

This workplace is the healthiest professional environment I've experienced. Leaders are positive and supportive, do not micromanage, you feel safe to bring your whole self to work, and there are many perks such as hybrid work schedules to maintain work life balance.
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Supportive and genuine place to work

What is the best part of working at the company?The humanity, the opportunity and the genuineness.What is the most stressful part about working at the company?Interdepartmental communication What is the work environment and culture like at the company?Positive, encouraging and diverse
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Destructive atmosphere

Overall the experience with this company literally made me pack up and go back to the arctic for work! Constantly being told to fear my employment. They also had housing available for the first year then during that time frame told us that we would have to move as they were going to sell the houses,(which they didn’t) but then decided to raise the rent to almost double. They provided no training. They provided no support and there was no Human Resources for support. Worst location to work in.
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Style over substance

The company is not nearly as functional as it would like to think it is, or it pretends to be in its web presence. A dearth of competent managers and incredible complacency really holds the company back from what it could be. Engagement is chronically dangerously low and other than optics; little to effect actual change is done. Many of the best people leave and others try to and have checked out. Too bad as it could be much better. A decent house cleaning is way overdue.


Hybrid/remote work; good purpose. Decent pay for most.


Little meeting for desire to improve, mostly spewing of buzzwords not backed up by action or accountability.
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Great supervisors, a good place to work

Overall a good place to work, employees are treated with respect. But the work is not suitable for everyone, as it requires you to be quick and hardy. The supervisors are always helpful and ready to help with any questions
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Fun place to work with because of coworkers but people that have worked there before you are not disciplined

Some great supervisors and great people work there the work isn’t to bad could be getting better pay but you get paid for what you are supposed to be doing none the less. Some supervisors have favourites and will help out other coworkers more then you.They do not discipline seniority co workers and let them sit around and do of my coworkers was not making there average/there quota and when taken for discipline they just ask the supervisor/hr if it was because of there skin colour and to this day that coworker is still not making there average/quota and hasn’t been disciplined and won’’s sad to see this place turn into the place it is


Great coworkers and know what it’s like to work in a miserable place


Favourites/picking on coworkers from supervisors
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Fast pace

Decent job, always something to do. great trainee, upper management and office staffs . Not the best supervisors and few gossipy employees. Also if your not liked your will be sabotage.


Pay, work


Supervisors, gossipy employees
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Unskilled Managers

Not qualified enough to find new ways to improve productivity, always pressurizing employees for productivity. It takes around 3 months to hit good productivity. Other employees are good though.
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Slow to respond company with some silver linings

FCL is notorious for being slow to respond and is often reactive as opposed to proactive. Although many problems exist and often fester because of this, the organization as a whole responded quickly to COVID-19, and many changes that were necessary have stuck and contributed to a better company culture.The organization does a lot of good for it's employees, and I truly believe they have their team members best interests at heart, but the compartmentilization of the departments still leads to some issues.


Excellent work/life balance, competitive salary, and improving benefits


Departments work in silos, and blurred roles/responsibilities
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While you don’t get your seniority about 4 years(Evening shift), 7 years(morning shift) the workload is so hard. Do picking in a fast pace is tough. They monitore you. Their system is not trustable. If you work in dangerous goods They don’t give enough time to pick the products. If you don’t make 100% of avarege you start the process of suspension.The rules are pushed from Saskatoon and the supervisors can not do anything to protect someone. They don’t accept ideas or complains.The salary and benefits are good but the company has old mentality.Rude people working there on morning shifts.




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Good pay, decent benefits

The pay is equitable and the benefits are extensiveGood place to start your career but for the most part, there are slim chances to grow if you are in certain departments
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Productive place to work.

Lots of opportunities are available to expend you career. Benefits are great and encourage work life balance. Perfect place to your build long term career.


Remote work availability


You won't get promoted to senior roles unless you have sufficient seniority.
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Fast paced environment

Company focused too much on an individuals production average, even when there wasn't enough work to support the average. It always felt like it was management vs employees, never a true team environment.
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Was a good stepping stone

Good place to start out, very flexible schedule if you are a student and multiple types of schedules to choose from, good coworkers, some places for advancement depending on where you work.
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Average place to work

Below average benefits, average salary, culture and hours worked largely depends on department you work in. Hybrid/remote work availability is largely dependent on department you work in as well.


Flex days, RRSP match


Health benefits
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Poor management and unclear expectations

The management seemed very unclear of what they wanted and never provided me with proper training or clear expectations of my role. I was only contacted directly by my manager a couple of times in my 5 months of working here. I also received little to no constructive criticism until my 3 month review where they brought up issues that had never been brought to my attention. I was laid off 3 weeks later.


Decent pay


Poor management
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Based on 154 reviews

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3.4 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
3.7 out of 5 stars for Salary/Benefits
3.2 out of 5 stars for Job security/advancement
2.9 out of 5 stars for Management
3.1 out of 5 stars for Culture

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