Project Engineer in Guelph, ON
some good people still work herethe relationships i established with (some) fellow workers were worthwhile. then there are the other individuals that would throw you under the bus for the most trivial and petty reason.the company does not want to keep up with current technology. they're a 'manufacturing' company that should have stayed a press shop.if they can save a nickel they will. doesn't matter if they spend a dollar to do it. for example, it's far cheaper to promote someone from within the company to a position they're unqualified for, than to hire a qualified person from outside.around the time qualified workers were being let go, while the mediocre (and worse, and probably lower paid) employees stayed. it's like they were throwing out the wheat and keeping the chaff. it made me wonder why i was still there. did i suck at my job? or had they just not gotten around to me?it wasn't all bad. like i mentioned, i had some good relationships, and i did learn a lot. overall though, i would not recommend working there.
Licensed Tool and Die Maker/ Machine builder in Guelph, ON
Best days are behind themWas once an industry leader but for whatever reasons decided to coast for the last 2 decades. Ownership / management seems to lack drive,ambition,knowledge and resources to run with the front of the pack of competition. High turn over rate in both high level and low level positions adding to overall confusion of day to day operations
Quality Inspector in Guelph, ON
Good if you hate yourself or are desperateI've worked at GMG for 8 months. I've worked on the same machine for 2 of those. A Machine which is renowned for being one of the worst jobs to do because it's always breaking down and the broaches are usually dull, causing burrs. You have to buff the burrs off every broach if they are dull because they have a rule that they aren't allowed to change a broach unless it has 20,000 hits. Which can lead to buffing every part for your whole shift instead of changing the broach, to 'save money'. The inequality between shifts is huge. Day shift gets whatever they want, afternoon shift is the 'baby' shift and are lazy, and night shift gets blamed for not fixing everything for the other two shifts. Recently hired a new plant manager. Has changed nothing for the better. People used to stay at the plant because at least the rules were lax. That is no longer the case and people are throwing their resumes to the wind to get out.Coworkers are nice, but some of them don't speak English which makes it difficult to communicate needs. Managers don't seem to care about individuals and only care about production. There are so few maintenance personnel that things don't get fixed, or because the company is too cheap to buy replacement parts, it gets bandaided to work until the next shift so it's 'their problem'. If your machine goes down, prepare to be a ping-pong ball because the machine you will get switched to is probably broken too. Morale is low. No one wants to go to work and everyone is eager to leave, often leaving their clean-up for the next shift.
Over worked and under paid.Older workers dislike new ideas Hate changeIf you want a dead end career this is the place you wantJust say no is not an oppositionNo professionalGood luck if you should apply
Over worked and under paid.Older workers dislike new ideas Hate changeIf you want a dead end career this is the place you wantJust say yes and no is not an oppositionNo professionnalismGood luck if you should apply