KP Building Products Employee Reviews

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Kaycan Management Communicates Poorly with Employees
Junior Management (Former Employee) –  Alexandria, ON22 March 2019
Kaycan windows Alexandria Senior Management seems unable to work as a team with staff to solve issues. Over the last few years there has been consistent production issues. Most of the issues are caused by lack of proper planning and lack of proper communication with staff .
Management does not work as a team to solve issues. Management works in a old style silo approach where the different departments blame each other for windows production issues. Senior management and ownership seems incapable of working together to work together allowing operations to run properly. Employees who try to discuss and improve issues and work with management are told to mind there own business. Junior Floor level management gets frustrated as they are caught in the middle trying to work with production staff and get Senior level management to listen and solve production issues. Management works with old style top level down management style, They do not listen from staffs ideas concerning plant problems and solutions.
Production plant staff are great to work with, work hard at their jobs and do their best to produce a quality product.
Pros
Salary is good-- Production Employees are Great to work with
Cons
Frustrations if you want to produce a quality product.
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productive and fun
Packer (Former Employee) –  Acton, ON8 January 2019
had an amazing time working here wish i still could learned lots of new stuff and how vinyl is made witch i thought was pretty interesting sad i had to leave and wish i could go back
Pros
everything
Cons
long hours and shift switch
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Easy work, pay is great and a friendly environment.
Packer (Current Employee) –  Acton, ON24 October 2018
I been a packer at KP Acton for a year now. The job is challenging for the first week but after that its not hard at all. Pay is great and overtime is almost always posted.
Benefits are good.
The people on shift are all really nice and are always there for you if you need a hand.
My supervisor is incredible very easy to work for, he doesn't ask for much from you. Come to work each day, do your best and be a part of the team. Not hard at all...
Best part is that you only work 14 days a month and every other weekend is a long weekend.
Pros
Pay. Benefits. 14 DAYS A MONTH...
Cons
Shift work.
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Not a hard job, but a very frustrating place to work. Unorganised management that talks down to the general worker.
Operator/Packer (Former Employee) –  Brampton, ON20 May 2018
Pretty much true what is said in other reviews of the Brampton plant.Very poorly managed division that needs most of the managers replaced.General employees are good to get along with but most have no experience or knowledge of the job. All falls on a couple individuals to do everything.Wages for the same job are all over with no pay scale. Pay is lower than average for the plastics industry. They can not keep workers in the place.Lots of safety issues that need addressing that seem to have been there for a long time.
Pros
You get to go home at the end of your shift Paid breaks..
Cons
Dirty job, lots of plastic dust, fumes to breathe in during your shift. Lack of help due to shifts being short-handed.
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Current packer at Kp
Packer (Current Employee) –  Acton Ontario2 May 2018
I’ve worked at Kp building products for three months as a packer now, my time here has been great, I have a great shift, with good coworkers. My Forman is a great guy and looks out for his employees. The job itself was sort of overwhelming at first, but you get the hang of it really quick. It’s definitely not the worst job you can have, I don’t dread going to work, and I can say I’m content doing what I do. I %100 recommend Kp to people when they are looking for work, it pays very well, and it’s pretty easy.
Pros
Lots of breaks
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challenging and well paid
employee (Former Employee) –  Alexandria, ON28 April 2018
seasonal of course but well paid position. Fast paced work but 8 hrs per day. Good shift work. Unionized enviroment limtis shift movement to benefit employees,
Pros
well paid, fast pace
Cons
some people just don't want to work
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Are these reviews for real?
Administrative (Former Employee) –  Brampton, ON11 April 2018
Although the KP division in Acton was top notch, Plastmo is not somewhere I’d be lining up to work. Poor, poor management in Quality and upper level management; they’re unqualified for their positions. The Production Supervisors try their absolute best but they’re spinning their wheels. Morale of employees is extremely low.
Pros
Learning experience
Cons
Lack of employee morale, poor management, unqualified individuals in positions
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if this is Plastmo it is a place you do not want to work
Machinist (Former Employee) –  Brampton, ON31 March 2018
Ok KP building products may be a good place to work but if it is the Plastmo division this is a place you do not not to be an employee of.
The machine shop is pathetic at best .The machine shop manager is not easy to get along with and likes to play god.
I'm really surprised that this division has not folded the way it is going.
Pros
none
Cons
A bad work enviroment, home of the bandaid fix
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Hard Work
Stock person (Former Employee) –  Acton, ON30 January 2018
Worked at KP Building Products for just over a year. I was a packer, which meant I packed the products in boxes and got them prepared for shipping. The product was vinyl siding for construction. Often times, the line would jam up, which required me to have to call for an operator and fix the damages in the meantime. being a 12 hour rotating shift, your worst hour on the job could be at 3am on a Wednesday.
The workplace culture was a little depressing, but there was some good moments.
Pros
paid well, had benefits and a pension.
Cons
Long Hours, High intensity environment which physical strain. No Social life
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Great Job security with room to grow. Welcoming people
Manager (Current Employee) –  Acton, ON23 October 2017
Decent benefit & pension programs.
A lot of experienced employees who are very welcoming.
Manager is patient and easy to talk to.
This company promotes within, great for employees on the floor
Pros
Good people
Cons
Normal manufacturing challenges
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Good work/life balance, a lot of seasoned workers who are there to help.
Maintenance Supervisor (Current Employee) –  Acton, ON21 October 2017
Good place to work, work load is steady but very manageable. Many employees with over 20 years of experience to help train and mentor. Culture on the floor is positive. Work/life balance is good. Freindly, team environment. Company believes in promoting from within. Apprenticeship programs. Manager is very approachable.
Pros
Friendly staff, promote from within at all levels in all departments.
Cons
Older facility
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It was a steady job, paid well.
Packer (Former Employee) –  Acton, ON26 September 2017
I enjoyed the time that I spent at KP Building Products, the people/coworkers made the experience enjoyable. All just there to make a pretty penny and have a laugh doing it. The factory needs some new management and maintence.
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wouldnt recommend this place to anybody
former maintenance mechanic (Former Employee) –  Acton, ON27 June 2017
worked for this place for over 20 years,they don't respect the employees,plant manager has no clue and tries to pass the blame on to everyone else for his screw ups and has no idea whats going on complete idiot,people are good but get treated badly
Pros
good people
Cons
management is very poor
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it's a job. There are WAY WORSE jobs out there
General Labourer (Former Employee) –  Acton, ON1 May 2017
Go to work, do your job, head down *** up . . . easy work for what its worth. The shifts don't get along and the workers pay of no mind or help the other shifts out. leaving things properly set up or ready for the next shift to come. Coffee on night shifts was awesome, just wish it was a daily thing instead of circumstantial. It's a job, there are WAY worse out there.
Pros
easy work
Cons
continental shift work, no social life
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Satisfying Job
Packing Operator (Former Employee) –  Acton, ON29 December 2016
A well paying position with good benefits and lots of opportunities to advance. Everyday is different with new orders which makes the monotony of packing product everyday very vague.
Pros
Lots of breaks
Cons
12 hour shifts, Heavy labour
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Great place to work
General Labourer (Former Employee) –  Acton, ON14 August 2016
I really loved working for this company. the workers were always welcoming and friendly i loved the fast paced work and being independent i would recommend this job
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not fun, poor management
Warehouse laborer (Former Employee) –  Milton, Ontario10 March 2015
Wouldn't bother working hard here since everyone else likes to do nothing. don't enjoy working here, at least breaks are paid for.
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packager (Former Employee) –  Acton, ON2 April 2013
good job. A bit challenging and its continental shifts but pays well. lay off every fall till seniority builds
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