Interfor
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The job it's self is somewhat boring, alot of time spent waiting for something to need to be fixed. Biggest complaint is your red seal bonus is taken away when you work overtime so make the same as production staff

Pros

Buy you winter gear and fr clothing

Cons

Lack of pay
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Excellent employees, only one mgmt member knew how to do his job.

Run away fast, don't look back. Useless management team, HR is more interested on telling manager how to do his job than they are on actually doing their own. Only shining light is your hourly co-workers.
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Great co-workers, zero work/life balance

Co-workers are great, however due to not enough people for the jobs at hand - the work/life balance is terrible. Be prepared to bring your work with you on weekends and vacations.

Pros

Decent money

Cons

Long hours, expected to work on days off
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Shift work Get switched around a lot to begin with. Takes long time to get posted position Can be physically demanding.

Physically demanding. But rewarding. Not much “perks” Decent benefits No room for advancement past productionVery who you know not what you know based

Pros

Occasional bbq’s or catered lunches, Decent work/life balance, Decent pay, Co workers are easy to get along with for the most part, Small crew, know everyone.

Cons

Unpaid sick days (even after new ESA law), Staff doesn’t support union, Mill manager is stuck up.
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Great place

Great place to work if you want stability. Great paying positions from production techs to management. Veteran staff mentoring the younger up and coming ones that are more relatable to the workforce is a plus. If you want to learn, they will identify you and help you grow within the company.

Pros

-Stability -Career advancement

Cons

-Communication from top to bottom -Accountability
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Awesome place to work

If you can work here then do, it's a great place. Safety on-site is super important to the employer so they have really taken what the employee needs at heart. The programs they have to help empyees out, whether it is education or job related are great.

Pros

Benefits, free lunches every now and then, good pay, good employees, great workplace atmosphere

Cons

Location is out there if you don't live I town
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Average saw mill job

Alright place to work if you can leave your brain at the door. Fair wage for the job being done. Management are a bunch of chode strokers who love to swallow the gravy but get that at almost any sawmill.
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Management has no past experience

They don’t fix issues with the equipment and complain about downtime. They do not take action against lazy employees or ones with bad attendance. Managers don’t support workers.

Pros

Schedule of hours

Cons

Lack of respect for people and equipment
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Busy Environment

Overall an okay company to work for but has a lot of room for improvement. Culture is very old school, “boys club”. Management is lacking skills and micromanages. Fast paced environment and rarely recognized for extra effort but expectation to take on additional work. You will not feel like a valued member of a team working here.Senior Management also exercises favouritism with certain individuals which is evident and unfair.

Cons

Long hours, low work-life balance, lack of career advancement
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Decent work, very “clicky” place to work

Not a safety oriented culture. Dealt with a lot of horsing around. Including being sprayed by air hoses and a lot of things being thrown around. Also, I noticed a lot of cutting corners. I was able to transfer positions within the company. I later switched career paths. I grew to be unhappy working there.

Pros

Free coffee, on hitting quota

Cons

Clicky
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employee

this is the worst company i ever work for . management has no clue what there doing no experience what so ever. i am retire now management force me to retire which i wasnt ready for. The company gave me absolutely nothing for a retirement gift. 40 years of service with the company and that's how they treat me.
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Decent paying job, brutal culture

The company's wages are decent, the culture is absolutely brutal. I've experience first hand that this company only cares about their bottom line. Safety/training is falling apart.

Pros

Wages, in town

Cons

Culture, safety/training
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People were nice

Most people respected me but again you can't please everybody. Hard to get a good manager to stay far from everything same for the work force specially skill trades people

Pros

A good mill to work at

Cons

Lodging
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Located right in town

It's not a horrible place to work, sadly the current owners have lost their grasp on how to properly run their mills and more importantly take care of their staff. Our most experienced members, some with over a decade of service or more have left Eacom this year. There is a mass exodus of staff members leaving this company because they can't follow two simple rules.... You don't mess with their salary and you treat them with respect!

Pros

Right in town, fare salary

Cons

Upper management
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It's OK place to work

It's a small community in a small town. Either you are in the club or not. I've sees unfair firing from work. Management is not professional at all. Even there is union it works for some people and doesn't work for the others. Double standards are every where.

Pros

Quiet town
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Very little home then

Monday if my weeks were over 70 hours with no extra pay. Management can be very ignorant or abusive and as salary I often wished I could of been one of the hourly union employees
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Since management changed not a good place to work

They promise the world and give you nothing. Can't get proper ppe or tools to do the job or be able to communicate with coworkers properly. Management is one of the worst I've seen. There is little to no training. They always mess your hours up. Not once they got it right and when you bring it up to hr, supervisor, payroll they will pass it off to someone else and say talk to "this person". Management and supervisor's are so far apart on everything. Supervisor didn't even know what my full job title was.

Pros

free Timmy's sometimes, most coworkers are good

Cons

No Training, management
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Un emplois parfait pour ceux qui aime travailler sous pression.

Un emplois parfait pour ceux qui aime travailler sous pression.
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Company is great, Local Management suck.

Company is great, local management is terrible. Company always provides and gives a great wage / benefits. Local management is dog eat dog, and they don't care what the people doing the job say. if it isn't their idea it is no good.
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Try going to a bigger company

The payroll team forgets about guards. When arguing for proper payment ensure you have a union. Work is easy however the management changes on short notice leaving team members lost on whom to contact.
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extremely unexperienced managment with zero abilities to do their jobs

poor management the leaders are extremely under experienced for their roles and when they make mistakes the blame is put on the employees and zero accountability is held against the people responsible for the poor decision making
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Overall rating

Based on 200 reviews

Ratings by category

2.9 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
3.6 out of 5 stars for Salary/Benefits
3.1 out of 5 stars for Job security/advancement
2.7 out of 5 stars for Management
2.9 out of 5 stars for Culture

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