IKO Industries Ltd. Employee Reviews

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Great company
IT analyst (Current Employee) –  Brampton, ON11 December 2018
Good environment and great teamwork. the work environment is great and great benefits. Its been under a year and really liked working here. Positive atmosphere.
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2.0
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very clique-ey
anonymous (Current Employee) –  Brampton, ON27 November 2018
If you suck up to the boss you are golden. Otherwise it is irrelevant how hard you work or how much your customers love you.
If one of the "Favourite" people doesn't like you, you are screwed.
Manager is stupid...unable to do simple math or think logically.
You get 4 weeks vacation after 12 yrs ! Terrible.
In my department, in less than 10 years, over 60 people have come and gone. Management is either unaware or doesn't care about the ridiculously high staff turnover.
Pros
almost non-existent
Cons
too many to list
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5.0
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Work hard/Play Hard
Technical Support Representative (Current Employee) –  British Columbia4 July 2018
I've worked with the IKO organization for 8 years and all my hard work has paid off. Advancements, Increases, respect.. all of it. Anyone who says they weren't compensated fairly or treated with respect has a skewed view of their ability level. IKO is very good at promoting within, but not for those who don't stick it out, pay their dues and learn the role they're hired for. Benefits, dental and vacation are all fair. If you're looking for a career, this is the place.
Pros
Growth opportunity, advancement.
Cons
Not many.
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1.0
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Long hours
Hourly Payroll Administrator (Former Employee) –  Brampton, ON3 January 2018
Too many turn overs. Not thrilled with management. Long hours , compensated with free dinners. Weekly payrolls, always a hassle to have vacation time off.
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3.0
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stable Job
Operations Manager (Current Employee) –  Brampton, ON10 May 2017
Good company to work with and need lot of improvements with managment. Company is decomissioned as of May 31, 2017. people joined in late 80's are still working here.
Cons
long hours
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helpdesk
Assist executive (Former Employee) –  Brampton, ON26 April 2017
ou are a passionate, self-professed “computer geek” who thrives working in a fast-moving, rapidly changing business and technical landscape. You are naturally curious, patient, confident, proactive and have a strong attention to details, process and client service. You have a high drive to learn, an inherent desire to help others and continually pursue ways to be more efficient with current technology and software. You have strong interpersonal skills that give you the ability to build positive working relationships with everyone at all levels in the organization.
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Fun workplace with a very great atmosphere
Reliability Engineering Intern (CO-OP Internship) (Former Employee) –  Madoc, ON4 April 2017
A typical workday consists in coming at 6AM and leaving at 2:30 PM with a 30 minute lunch break. Everyone in the office as well as all the mechanics are great. The hardest part of the job is to get used to the noise and dust. The most enjoyable part was to hang around with the coworkers.
Pros
Great office staff and great mechanics, great atmosphere, interns and employees have access to the company house
Cons
Early hours, noise, dust
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shrug your shoulders and say "oh well, that's the way it's always been"
Customer Demand Planner (Former Employee) –  Brampton, ON19 August 2016
Chock full of uncooperative managers who would rather make their own job easier than work as a team to accomplish something to better the company and its customers. Virtually no communication between departments, and sometimes even within departments. Suggested improvements are met with, "Yes we know that would make things better but the departments involved aren't willing to change." Hiring is based on IQ-type test with no weight given to the ability to work with other people. The owners are great people with a strong vision. Unfortunately the management team below them doesn't seem to be on the same page. All in all a very frustrating place to work.
Pros
nice barbecue every June, free ice cream and a t-shirt
Cons
lack of teamwork
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Good people, terrible management
Sales Associate (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB9 August 2016
Company is stuck in the 80's and will not spend money on R & D to advance in the industry. Salary is quite low, but benefits are good. Management is unqualified
Pros
Benefits
Cons
Management, lack of advancement, operational downfalls, out of date workplace
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3.0
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Money was good,management not so much.
Asphalt coater-machine operator (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB28 April 2016
Management was always yelling ,because plant was very old and machinery was always breaking down! Spent to much time,waiting for equipment to get up and running.
Pros
Coworkers, money, benefits
Cons
Management and ageing machinery.
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3.0
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Fun place to work. Diverse community, with summer barbecues.
Accounting Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Brampton, ON21 April 2016
It was a contract position. Liked working with a diverse group of people. The people there are friendly. Perks such as summer barbecues and birthday parties.
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3.0
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Couldnt do shifts
Forklift operator (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB13 April 2016
I could not do the 12 hour shifts anymore do to things happening at home and my child and stuff so i was unable to keep working there anymore
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5.0
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Fun place to work. Supervisors were excellent.
Customer Service Representative (Former Employee) –  Brampton, ON4 April 2016
Company were very supportive of employees. Encouraged advancement and provided training when appropriate. People were fun and played together out of work as well.
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No respect given
Utility Labourer (Former Employee) –  Madoc, ON17 March 2016
This is not a good place to work. The pay is bad, the management is bad but at least your co-workers are ok. They have some decent foremen, but the upper management just will not listen or assist with anything. To receive needed things for your job, it is almost impossible to get anywhere. This is a last resort job.
Pros
it's a job
Cons
unhealthy, poor pay, poor management
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Don't waste your time and stay away from this company.
supervisor (Former Employee) –  Ashcroft, BC22 January 2016
Very toxic place to work. As a supervisor you will have almost no input into running your department or crew. The manager will override almost every decision you will make and totally undermine your whole position. The production superintendent is a real problem. Culture of the division is the worst I have ever been exposed to and the overall company doesn't seem much better. The staff turnover except for the problem people is huge. Certain union people will actively work to get you fired because there is a huge control issue in the division over who is going to run the division and the manager is working with the union people to facilitate this. There are far better places and companies to work for. Don't waste your time.
Pros
Not many other than average salary and benefits
Cons
Very poor management and company culture
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4.0
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Productive Fun place to work
Production Supervisor (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB22 December 2015
Typical production line,
Learnt a lot during the stay
Enjoyed working with people,
Lots of room for advancement,
Could get really tough some days
Pros
Very good annual Parties, Bonuses
Cons
Long Hours
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5.0
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Fun work environment
Order Desk & Receptionist (Former Employee) –  Hawkesbury, ON26 May 2015
I took orders for shingles and roofing supplies from home improvement stores over the phone. I sorted the order sheets and made sure the truck drivers received the proper paperwork and I replaced the receptionist for all breaks.
I learned that there are many different types and colours of shingles ;) The management was very hand off but supportive.
The hardest part of the job was dealing with some of the truck drivers who had been on the road for some time. Sticking a balance between being polite but still standing up for myself.
The most enjoyable part of the job was that my co-workers were fun to work with.
Pros
great work experience
Cons
not anything strong enough to class as a con
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3.0
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Good place, decent wage for the work.
utility worker (Former Employee) –  Ashcroft19 May 2015
I spent some time as a day crew worker and advanced into the production crew. There were days that were hard and days that were not. Managers were good, some not so good but overall the usual bunch of people. The place sometimes suffered from politics but what place doesn't. I enjoyed my time there but moved out of province for other work.
One comment I have to add is about another comment previously posted on this site from an obvious very disgruntled worker pretending to be a day crew worker. The production superintendent wasn't a bad guy and kept the place together and was fair to all of us. The manager wasn't a bad guy either except needed t see more of the plant.
Pros
good bang for the buck
Cons
needed more incentives
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5.0
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Teammates fun and good to work with
Forklift Operator (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB10 February 2015
this was a fun and hard working environment to go to .we all worked hard and sometimes played hard too. The company was good to work for and only expected you to do your job and do it well
Pros
great all year around work dispite the weather
Cons
there wasn't much wrong with the job.
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4.0
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Turnovers
Regional Logistics Manager (Former Employee) –  Brampton16 November 2014
Company with a lot of turnovers at all levels. Very unsecure place to work, with a lot of conflict of interests.
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