Health and Safety Coordinator (Former Employee) – Ottawa, ON – 3 July 2018
keep up with company policies, provincial and federal rules and regulations provide training for all policies, perform daily, weekly, monthly inspections of various types maintain open communications with all levels within the company and clients
Customer Service Representative (Current Employee) – Toronto, ON – 27 April 2018
The employees and staff are very knowledgable and very kind to each other. I’ve worked closely with their team over the past summer and early this spring and my overall experience has been a positive one. As a student they provide flexible hours and they have adequate training for their new employees.
Fun place to work, IF your a retiree that already has a pension
Customer Service Representative (Current Employee) – Victoria, BC – 24 January 2018
For the required job knowledge the pay is substandard for part time employees which the company highly relies on. Also not allowing vacation days in May and December does make vacation planning with a spouse rather troublesome.
However it is a fun place to work and very low stress. You can work from 4 hours a week to 40 if you want, management is very flexible about that.
CNC setup/operator (Current Employee) – Ottawa, ON – 10 October 2017
Good place to work as a starter. Really cool product designed and machined. Enjoyed working in the environment. Everyday is new job to work on. Management is nice. I learned basic to almost pro skills at this place.
once great company that lost sight of what made them great
CUSTOMER ADVISOR (Former Employee) – Ottawa, ON – 30 March 2017
Forgot who their target audience is. Lost focus on what made them different. No longer trust their staff. Too much effort chasing sales that while they maybe high profit are putting off the people who are their core customers and indeed the core of their staff.
Stock keeper (Former Employee) – Ottawa West, ON – 3 January 2017
I registered mechandise put them away cleaned the warehouse I learned how to use an rf gun my co-workers were warm, genuine and supportive the hardest part of the job was finishing on time the most enjoyable part of the job was the cafeteria and the co-workers
Order Picker (Current Employee) – Ottawa, ON – 6 June 2016
Very interesting and numerous gardening and woodworking products plus vast amounts (3000+) of other items (for renovations/innovations) which makes for interesting order-picking on any given day. No two orders are the same which makes for interesting hours of order picking. Orders may be selected in various ways (Voice Command, RF Scanner, loose/directly), but it's a very busy environment. Training is provided and supervisors are very personable. The company's culture on the warehouse floor is easily seen- a fast paced environment for the astute worker. Co-workers are helpful, friendly and many are from various other countries before making Canada their home- makes for interesting conversations too. Equal Employment Opportunity lives here! As with most warehouses, long hours walking and standing in steel-toes while moving often heavily laden carts may take a toll esp. on feet. Yet, depending on the office assigned, there are cool therapeutic spots to really take the load off at break times. This company provides affordably priced hot lunches every day (optional, since many will still take their own lunches and snacks) and has one of the largest accommodating canteen/lunchroom.
A great place to work with great benefits but minimal wage rate
Production Worker (Current Employee) – Stittsville, ON – 17 March 2016
Lee Valley Tools Ltd. is a great place to work in my opinion. Since the first day, I never had a problem with the job I do. The work done in the packaging department is fairly easy to understand and not confusing. Everyday, the routine work consist of signing in at 7am, picking up a work order to start the job then once it's done, the process repeats itself again until every work order in the list are done. The amount of jobs to do in a day is determined by the supervisor. This is based on which job is a priority and not. Sometimes a big job arises in which a group of workers are assigned (by a supervisor) to form together to get the job done on time. This is probably the most exciting and enjoyable part of the job, The workers in the packaging department are kind and helpful as well. They help one other when a problem occurs. The only hardest part in Packaging work is the task of lifting slightly heavy boxes to be placed on a wooden skid. Since lifting is part of the job, workers just have to take the necessary precautions to avoid injuries. I also find the management team so helpful and caring too. They're the ones that introduced the Work Improvement Plan which is basically a form that ask us about our opinions and suggestions to improve and simplify the way we do our work. And just before the end of the day, a minor clean up of the work area is done to make sure the place is clean the following day.
Free Barbecues 3 times during summer months
No chance for position advancement, low wage increase or sometimes no increase