Although the admin office space was outdated when I arrived, it was updated during my time there, from open plan desks grouped together to tiny cubicles which weren't well chosen by management. Staff were treated well and encouraged to study with a subsidy from the company. Office staff were often at conflict with each other, or the subject of gossip, which wasn't always pleasant to work in or to conducive foster friendships with.
Good pay, good benefits, bad management and only offer contintental shift
Boring Mill Operator (Current Employee) – Lively, ON – 2 March 2018
Decent pay and benefits but the 12 hour continental shift switching from day to night in the same week is too taxing on the body. It is basically making all employees sick. Quality of life on days off is terrible because body is run down.
Pay, benefits, pension.
Employees unhappy, people getting sick, shift work taxing on body and mind
Machinist (Former Employee) – Greater Sudbury, ON – 1 March 2018
Good work atmosphere but low quality of management , tooling and direction. Work schedule was hard on body due to shift work being a 2 day then 24hr switch over to do 3 nights .I had a good learning experience on operating boring mill and what needed to be machined on a fully assembled frame. Also had a learning curve on how to flip underground machine frames. Some things that were ill managed was mainly production and what was to be done for the next operation for assembly. All in all I had a good experience learning but did not like the way they managed.
Welder (Former Employee) – Fort McMurray, AB – 18 July 2017
The top level management is the biggest problem with this branch. Does not trust anyone to do their job and is always interfering. There is absolutely no team effort, each department fighting with others, each crew slamming and discrediting the other, and to call the people in charge performance leaders would be a gross misuse of the word. The stress levels that are put on good people eventually cause them to leave. From my experience it's an me, me, me attitude in this branch from the top down. The biggest benefit to this place is good pension and benefits that are offered. Take what knowledge you can get and move on if you choose to apply.
Shipper/Receiver (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 20 March 2017
I enjoyed working here for the most part. The branch managers were awesome however the managers bosses were only concerned with saving money and would cut corners and we were under staffed most of the time.
Welder (Former Employee) – Fort McMurray, AB – 11 March 2017
Good people on the floor keeping the company going but office staff or management not very good at getting back to you with answers to your questions and discriminating against floor employees for petty things . Always worried if you have a job especially if you live in Fort mac where everything is expensive. Keep to yourself don't voice your opinion cause you might not be working for long . Good starting point but it doesn't last
Industrial Electrician (Current Employee) – Lively, ON – 9 March 2017
great organization with an uncertain future as a manufacturer. The people are great to work with, however in my experience it is hard to build a life with these types of manufacturing jobs that at any moment can lay you off. Also the shift work is not ideal. and 0.80$ rate for working night shift is not worth the time away from the family.
Boring Mill &lathe operator (Former Employee) – Greater Sudbury, ON – 9 January 2017
Very old equipment, feast or famine environment Some long term employees would make new employees lives impossible. Some good people worked there as well. They only hire thru a temp agency and they say you have to work 650 hours before your hired, but talking to employees it can take up to a yr in some cases. Lay offs every December.
Mechanic (Former Employee) – Greater Sudbury, ON – 11 July 2016
I'm a full time employee I been there 8 yrs now I enjoy it I am one of the mechanics who are ask to pull a senior roll of any situational I can work by my self or I can work with others I do enjoy it at this company
Welder (Former Employee) – Lively, ON – 25 February 2016
Joy Global is a safe, clean and organized work enviroment. Supervisors are readily available to help if you have any questions or concerns. Co-workers lended a hand when needed. Very amicable place to work.
Assembly Technician (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 11 August 2015
Great team, good communication. I worked with one other person. pass each other tools. Unfortunately i was laid off when the market slowed down. If not for that i'd have moved on to apprentice at Joy as an electrician.
Expeditor (Current Employee) – Lively, ON – 22 June 2015
I've learned how to manage time and keep myself busy. It is very repetitive though. Every day seems like the same day as the last, new occurrences rarely happen.
I enjoy the other workers and everyone is very nice and always willing to help if someone is in need of it.
Some of the machinists need to follow the rules and bring item(s) to the expeditor before they take said item(s) and allow the work orders to process before continuing on. Doing so would allow for processes to run more smoothly.
Un lien solide s'est établi avec mes collaborateurs avec les années. L'esprit d'entraide qui y régnait faisait en sorte que la résolution de problèmes était orienté pour aider la production à mieux performer.