HR, TRAINING & DEVELOPMENT COORDINATOR (Former Employee) – Elora, ON – 8 February 2018
I spent almost 15 years at JEC. It was hard to leave. The Associates at JEC worked hard every single day; worked hard for each other and cared about the results. There are lots of opportunities for advancement there as long as you're willing to learn, and try new things. I saw lots of examples where Management, Production Leadership, HR, Health and Safety, etc were genuinely excited for Associates and celebrated the successes of Associates and teams. JEC pays well and the benefits are excellent. There was usually lots of overtime available. Shift work is hard, but you get to work beside some pretty terrific people, so that makes it easier.
Lots of new jobs to learn, fast pace and team building.
Machine Operator/Assembler (Former Employee) – Elora, ON – 1 January 2018
Learned 3 complete Zones and each zone had 6 different cell. Did preventative maintenance daily, Learned the destruction of all parts for quality control make sure weld were in tolerance as to customers plans.
Very safe work environment, Lots of overtime and staff works hard to help all new personal training.
Lack of communication between management and line workers
Weld Associate (Former Employee) – Elora, ON – 31 December 2017
If they did an overhaul of management then a lot of people would still work there. Hours suck, management sucks, HR is a joke. They don’t train people properly, if you get a days worth of training you are lucky. The work isn’t hard, that’s the only thing I enjoyed. HR only cares about management, employees are on their own. You know a business is going down when people who have worked there 5 years and longer are leaving.
Production Associate (Former Employee) – Elora, ON – 28 November 2017
No real complaints working for this company. They treat their staff well and on an equal level as everyone else. The work area is very clean. Uniforms and tools provided. Always the opportunity to advance with JEC as they have job postings often.
weld associate (Current Employee) – Elora, ON – 9 October 2017
Jefferson Elora is a good place to work, depending on your work ethic you will succeed. Attendance and accuracy is the main focus where production comes after and of course safety comes before all of the above. Summer months are a little laid back hourly wise where you can work 8 hour shifts with the the the chance to volunteer for the extra hour or two but it is totally up to you. spring, winter and fall are the busy months where you will need to work production saturdays which is ussally once a month. Pay is higher than most auto comapanys, great benefits, gifts, bonuses, etc. environment wise communication is poor between departments, training is poor, and a lot of family and friends work there which in my opinon should be declined but other than that I like working there and take pride in what I do.
Customer Sprt & System Doc. Administrator (Former Employee) – Elora, ON – 29 September 2017
18 years and would have stayed longer if not for relocating over 2 hours away. This company provided great employee relations and works with you when you have concerns/troubles. They are generous in wages, benefits and milestone gifts.
Weld Associate (Current Employee) – Elora, ON – 30 July 2017
Jefferson is an auto parts factory which manufactures steel parts for the frame of automobiles. We build parts primarily for the Honda Civic and CRV but also build some parts for Toyota. This job requires 8-hour shifts on a two-week rotation of days to afternoons. There is also a straight midnight shift which is staffed entirely by individuals who have requested that shift. Day shift always starts at 6:30 am and afternoon start times depends based on whether you're in stamping or weld. During the summer months the hours and overtime requirements are much more relaxed but between September and May expect mandatory overtime during the week as well as on Saturdays. The hardest part at JEC is being new. New associate training especially on the floor is very poor. Depending on who you train with often makes the difference whether you can survive or not. There is NO training system enforced so new associates generally get thrown to the wolves so-to-speak. The people around you is what makes this job more enjoyable. This place has a lot of good people that help to lighten up the daily grind. It also helps not to stress out too much about production demands and requirements. Really if you show up every day and put in your time and make an effort you're good. The pay is above average and better than a lot of the companies in this area. Also from what I've heard, that atmosphere is generally much better than other places as well. There is also an emphasis on safety and it is a clean, air-conditioned work environment. As per usual, it must be said that management is useless. Manymore... of the managers display a complete lack of ability in their role. And yet they demand unquestioned loyalty and adherence to the rules and guidelines they make up. This leads many team leaders to become in essence 'yes' men. Thus experienced and qualified individuals often prefer not to apply for a promotion because they don't want to be in a position where they are not allowed input. This, in turn, leads to the fact that most of the supervisors are poorly qualified, useless as well because only those of low quality or inexperienced 'noobs' choose to apply for promotion.less
Excellent working relationships among co-workers.
Poor management, poor supervisors, little-to-no training for new hires.
General Labourer (Former Employee) – Elora, ON – 21 July 2017
This company abuses the promise of hiring on by using six different temp agencies. They constantly ask for over time and even with a perfect attendance. They use you as long as you don't complain inquire about being hired on after your contract is expired. Also make sure you keep track of your hours worked as they constantly mess up your pays.
Lots of overtime
alternating shifts, poor chance of fulltime employment
Factory Worker (Former Employee) – Elora, ON – 6 July 2017
hard work for each quarter fast paced to meet production quickly learned to keep up with robots to get maximum production each zone has a team leader and each team leader manages a group of associates making sure all the lines run smoothly the hardest part of the job is the swing shifts day shift starts at 6:30 A.M and goes to 3:00 P.M and evenings start at 3:30 P.M and goes to 12:00 A.M
Weld Associate (Former Employee) – Elora, ON – 20 April 2017
During my employment I was presented with many amazing opportunities within the company. Some of the opportunities were becoming a certified joint health and safety worker rep, in house forklift operator license, and several different certificates.
can be rewarding and challenging on a daily basis.
Stamping associate/Trainer (Current Employee) – Elora, ON – 23 March 2017
could be more productive if issues were solved and not band-aided. it is set up as a team oriented production that is usually carried by only a few on the team. the hardest part of the job is learning the process, once you've got that the days become easier.
Material Services Associate (Former Employee) – Elora, ON – 13 December 2016
A typical day at work is pretty fast paced as it is an automotive production facility, what you learn will vary depending on the position you are hired for as there are various different production and material handling positions available (stamping, welding, quality control, material handling, shipping etc.). Personally I worked in material handling and had great supervisors and co-workers, the supervisors there are not only genuinely nice people but also very hands on problem solvers who will get things done and assist you with whatever you need to keep you rolling. The hard part of the job (this is specific to material handling, I did not work in other departments) is making sure to balance your time well and plan ahead. You have to keep lines running so making sure that you are up on your counts and compensating by grabbing a few more than are missing on fast moving inventory to keep up with production is key as they are still moving and going through inventory while you are reloading. There are many enjoyable things about the job as well, generally good co-workers, steady pace helps the shift go by faster, good compensation and employee perks/benefits and if you're looking for a good workout you'll get one here.