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"It's expected that our employees work more"
After multiple years of poor performance, the company cut staff, and expected it's remaining staff to pick up the slack.

Those who wanted to remain employed were expected to work 45+ hours a week.


The incentive structure was changed to be almost solely based on company performance, which means future incentives are likely to be poor.
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a company with a toxic agenda towards its people
Classic scenario, CEO over paid and the non union workers fighting for scraps and substandard benefits. The biggest lesson was seeing how an environment can take decent people and turn them into monsters in order to fight for their livelihood. Go back to school and get out of this industry. The good years are over. The fish has a longer shelf life than the upper management.
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Solid company
Great company with competitive salary , benefits , bonuses and workplace culture the seafood category is very difficult so there are lots of challenges in this business
Pros
Challenging work, good people, good products
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Limited opportunities unless you live in the US
Company used to be positive and proactive and supportive of employees, culture was taken over by US management and environment deteriorated rapidly over less than 3 years.
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Free trips at end of season
Excellent company to work for. Staff incentive if quotas were met at end of year. Independently worked, but team oriented work place as well. Friendly staff provincial wide.
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Overall great but changing
Excellent company overall. My manager was superb , great work ethic, family orientated, knowledgeable. Launched several new products that simply underperformed. Innovation was needed to be a better fit with todays demographics . Western Canada and Ontario retail sales are now through a broker.

Pay, and benefits were in the top percentile.
Pros
Good people
Cons
Lacked product innovation
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Only consider for experience
A very unstable organization in a state of constant reactive fire fighting initiatives and incapable of learning from its past mistakes. Top heavy on management and could use more resources on the bottom tier to get the job done effectively. Typical cost center approach where money is reluctant to be spent on appropriate tools to do the job. The team is enjoyable for the most part but there was a lack of control over individuals with aggressive tendencies and who were rewarded for bad behavior.
Pros
Wages, Fast pace, Challenging work
Cons
Long hours, Unpaid overtime, Not a secure place to work, Ineffective training
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Not a very secure place to work
Not a very secure place to work
Doesn't learn from the mistakes

Tries to promote a team culture but due to job stress and job security is hard to accomplish
Pros
Summer Friday afternoons off if you can
Cons
Long hrs, not a secure future
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White men NSCC graduate idiots club
I hated working there It's a boys club for sure but not only that.... Nova scotia community college graduate dumb boys club.
HR / Management is a joke.
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good company culture
its a good company, and recommended.
they treat their employees with respect.

the salary is very fair.

the Toronto office is a small office, and great place to work at.
Pros
the people, very down to earth
Cons
none
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A true country club run by leaders who lack leadership skills and business acumen
The most boring job ever. Slow-paced and outdated to the core. Run by people who totally lack the most elementary business sense, and who have been there for ever, mainly because the company is not there to thrive, but just to survive. It is resting of their laurels on when High Liner Foods was the market leader in frozen foods, in the 80's. Now, it is a totally un-dynamic company run by a bunch of VPs who are there to maximize their own personal gain and retirement fund. If you want to be proud of the work you do, High Liner Foods is probably not the place for you.
Pros
Great work-life balance, country club life at the office
Cons
Boring
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