Hard work, lower pay but great people to work with.
Weld cell operator (Former Employee) – Guelph, ON – 15 April 2018
Great place to work as a student. Worked there for a year and a half. Lots of over time available. Staff and management were good there. Lots of potlocks and little incentives/bonus. Owners were down to earth and good people.
potlucks, christmas bonus, good owners, golf tournaments, 50/50 draws
Press Operator (Former Employee) – Guelph, ON – 6 January 2018
The jobs no matter where you work are repetitive you can't wait for your shift to end. Supervisors will not stand up for you and are a lot of times belligerent The owners are only interested in lining their pockets and care nothing about their employees, this is reflected in the pay(raises are a joke) and benefits(which is also a joke) there is no future there. The people who are there are desperate for a job and because they see the futility of their lives become bitter and are hostile towards you, this is especially true on the day shift. The owners are only about increasing their personal wealth and in the end you mean nothing to them. You will die broke!
Tool and Die Maker (Former Employee) – 39 Royal Road – 7 July 2017
Is not a company I would recommend to anybody. At the end of the day upper management has no respect for there employees. In all my years this company by far was the worst company I ever worked for. Out of ten I give them a two. And I've seen better apprentices run a toolroom then there own toolroom supviser.
AZ Truck Driver (Former Employee) – Toronto ltl from Guelph daily – 8 March 2017
Poor management departments do not know what the other is doing creating wasted time and confusing rushed situations which you the driver is expected to remedy shippers are lazy and don't care as long as Their dock is empty tow motor operators constantly damage trailers and always try to deny responsibility 3 years was more than I could take
Quality Control Technician (Former Employee) – Guelph, ON – 28 November 2015
Supportive management. They provide training for those who haven't experiences. I never had to work week-ends. Day to day problem solving give me the avenue to relate product knowledge as well as research unknown answers.
Robotic Mig Welding Operator (Former Employee) – Guelph, ON – 16 June 2014
Management was not good. The supervisors didn't seem to know fully what was going on with the company at any time during my employment, Employees had to wait over 3 months after probation to get their probation raises. Very low pay rate No overtime, Benifits were not good, Not a healthy workplace environment for me.
Assemblier (Former Employee) – Guelph, ON – 30 April 2014
My day at Guelph Tool Inc. would start out with having to retrieve my job card and all paper work required to start my job. Then go to job and would have to do safety requirements at the cell to start the job. Would do hourly check paperwork to make sure parts are what they are suppose to be look for any mistakes in parts. Most days were quite successful. I learned alot of useful information well assembling parts on the robot welders and spot welders. I think what I learned will be useful at another company forsure. Management was for the most part great but sometimes they would not take into consideration what some of your complaints were. The day went pretty well wasn`t to many hard parts at all. I enjoyed working with the people and learning new things.
Automotive Parts Assembly (Current Employee) – Guelph, ON – 6 January 2014
Low pay, the lowest possible benefits, very unorganized management. In general the jobs are easy to do but very repetitive. No fridge for lunches. High turnover of employees. Apparently still better to work at than the huge auto parts employer in town.
It's a job
poor compensation, overtime cancelled all of the time due to poor organization
Assembler, Machine Operator and Packer (Current Employee) – Guelph, ON – 13 September 2013
It is a very welcoming environment and the job is not very hard to do. I used to work the evening shift which was from 4-12pm and I had a gentle boss. It is a good place to work. You do have to do certain amount of things per day and sometimes it is tiring but is the job and it has to be done. The only thing I disliked was that I lived in Kitchener and drive to Guelph everyday was difficult for me. Everything else was really ok. The place is nice and clean.
The first years were good after that it was not a good place to be.
Operator (Former Employee) – Guelph, ON – 7 April 2013
Learned a lot about the automotive business.Learned how to run machinery. Learned how to spot weld, assemble car parts. Hard on the body as its not very ergonomic friendly. Depending on the plant co-workers were on the most part horrid and some management were very unfair.
very hot all year round. very dirty environment. not enough cooling agents provided.
Quality Supervisor/Inspector (Former Employee) – Guelph, ON – 19 March 2013
Typical day was varied. As an employee in the Quality Dept. every day brought new challenges. Learned an extreme amount about Quality Systems and Procedures. Customer contact and problem resolution were critical. Co-workers were friendly and helpful. Hardest part was extensive travelling to US at all hours of day or night. Most enjoyable part was working with shop floor employees , and teaching and sharing prevention methods to avoid defects.
paid time off for illness. limited. freedom to make my own decisions
unruly and unco-operative supervisors, to some degree.