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Pulling the life outta me hauling dangerous goods on dangerous roads for not enough money. Not enough money to keep the truck maintained to proper standard, pay a mortgage and have a family. If work is your whole life, your single, don’t care if you shower and eat junk from onroutes and convenient stores everyday. Then this is the place for you.
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Look good at the beginning then it turns ugly.
Learned that the employees are disposable and not respected.

Very toxic work culture based in gossip and backstabbing.

the hardest part of the work is dealing with management with zero experience and that are micromanaged by the corporate office.

Salaries get stuck.

HR is managed by the family so is easy to get rid of good workers who speak up.
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Terrible miss managed company, zero integrity for the drivers. Always the drivers fault. Definitely not a secured income and career. Reason the turn over rate is Ridiculous.
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Terrible miss managed company, zero integrity for the drivers. Always the drivers fault. Definitely not a secured income and career. Reason the turn over rate is Ridiculous.
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Great place to work, growing company. Fast paced work environment which makes the day go by in a flash.Manager is very helpful and easy to get along with.
Pros
Benefits, Pension and Birthday off with pay
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Family run business where the HR is the one of rhe owners. Owners have no clue what happens at the Mississauga Branch. Bad management and lazy staff.
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This was a great company to work for. The company has solid leadership that cares about employees. The senior leadership is deeply experienced and genuinely interested in the development of their staff.
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Great company with a great vision for growth in the future. It truly is a well managed company in the sense that decisions are well thought out and in the best interest of sustainability and growth.
Pros
Good benefits, reasonable working hours, great people working here.
Cons
None at this time
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Senior management, including President heavily invested and interested at all levels of work. All Managers are good listeners and really seem to care about the well-being of the staff. Lots of little subtle benefits that mean a lot for morale, like birthdays off, Christmas gift cards, bonus lunches & pats on the back.. Nothing seems to go unnoticed.
Pros
High energy workforce
Cons
workload peaks & valleys depending on season
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McDougall Energy is truly a family oriented company. Each and every day, the employees of MEI live by the Comapny's Core Values and it shows in the work that is being done.
Pros
Birthday's Off, Great Vacation Program, Work/Life Balance, Family Oriented
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Great people to work with, fun team. Owners of the company are wonderful and treat you like family.

Great experience and learned a lot from working there.
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Very unorganized and you wonder how this site in Sudbury even operates. Poor customer service provided - it seems to always be about a week or 2 behind on their deliveries. I feel sorry for the truck drivers who are working 6 or 7 days a week. Absolutely no training for their complicated in-house computer software program. Huge workload and expectations of you, for minimum pay. Very poor management, and the boss talks behind everyone's back. Which leads to a toxic work environment, no staff morale, and high staff turn-over rates. I'm one of 3 to 5 people who left in 1 year. STAY AWAY! Especially if you value your physical and mental well-being, a positive work environment and positive FUTURE with this Sudbury location.
Pros
Birthday off with pay
Cons
Very unorganized, poor management, huge workload for the pay that you receive, high staff turn-over rates, no training, and no staff morale.
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This is one of Canada’s Worst Managed Companies!!! This I learned the hard way. You are just a number, they don’t care about there employees, or value them at all no matter what the situation is. Sad really, but they rather have inappropriate people running the place then having loyal,hard working employees. They don’t stand behind you or protect you in any way. They pay you the bare minimum, but keep piling on the work and leave you to drown. Your expected to use your personal vehicle to do work related errands but never get reimbursed your mileage.

I could go on and on.....but my advice STAY AWAY!!

Don’t learn the hard way like I did
Pros
Birthday off with pay
Cons
To many to mention
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Working for Mcdougall is a joke, high turn over rate. Truck drivers are treated like trash management has no idea how to run the hub. He listens to his little pets and makes decisions based on favorites. If your a hard worker you get knocked down and treated like the peice of garbage. You will most likley be talked about behind your back. Not that you would ever know.. Every refrence given from this place has been derogatory i have witnessed multiple times of someone calling for a refrence and being slandered. Health and safety is non existant. You are forced to wear a hard hat and safety glasses but you are allowed to smoke cigarettes in the shop? Seems legit seeing as they sell petrol based products.. Human resources doesnt seem to mind all the complaints seeing as i am still waiting for a responce for issues about this spescific hub. If you work here have the labour board and worksafe on speed dial! There is no chance for advancement or raises and if you do manage get a raise it is a slap in the face. I feel bad for the employees that have to deal with the trio of trash that has controll of this place. The hours are rediculas they have such a tight grasp to keep their bonuses that they will send you home early. If you work late you start late. Absolutley no more than 40 hours per week. They keep the drivers under 44 hours they avoid overtime like the plague. Asking for new equiptment is like pulling teeth. If you have a suggestion to improve they laugh at you and call you stupid. Constantly being told you're just a number some else can replace you for cheaper. Manager has - more...
Pros
Paid birthday
Cons
Poor managment, bad work atmosphere, no payscale to go up, no chance of advancement.
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McDougall Energy is the WORST company I have ever worked for.
They certainly DO NOT practice what that preach, such as core values and integrity!!! They have been accredited as one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies but they are far from that. They can make themselves look like that on paper to get awarded the title but in reality they are probably one of Canada’s Worst Managed Companies!!! When hired they welcome you and you feel as a big part of Their FAMILY, you leave after the 1st day feeling as tho you just landed the perfect job. You soon find out that this is not the case. They DO NOT value their employee’s or their employees points of view. If you have an issue or problem they tell you what you want to hear but the problem is never solved which is very frustrating. They constantly push more and more work at you but your pay Never Never increases. They preach company growth but there isn’t any of that either. As time goes on you will soon feel as tho you are a Monkey in a Gong Show. I could go on and on but I’ll stop here with one final bit of advice....Terrible Company....STAY AWAY!!!!!!!
Pros
Only 1 pro....you get your birthday off with pay
Cons
Too many to mention
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Lots of hours in the winter months, home heat.
Work hours will be low in the summer months.

Driver. ...............................................
Pros
Winter, lots of hours
Cons
Summer, hours are low
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Worked as a team on many projects. Everyone would get involved in sales, customer service. Customers always were comfortable in our office management would make them feel like family. I worked well with co-workers assisting them in achieving their goals, ie; sales team, kept them informed of all walk in sales calls and service calls, acting on follow up calls and leads to ensure customer satisfaction was achieved and if not, acting on the needs and wants of the customer. adjusting scheduling to accommodate everyone, early attendance or staying late to ensure organization was achieved for our customers.

The most enjoyable part of my job was trouble-shooting with my manager on coordinating for installations to meet customers needs and wants.
Pros
The welcoming feeling going to work everyday. Felt like family and good friends.
Cons
harsh winter months
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Treats its drivers like children, and trust is non existent. No pay scale to climb, and are very shady with how they manage hours. Management is a gong show.
Pros
Weekends off
Cons
Everything you can think of
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i would rather keep my thoughts on this one.
I do not like to talk bad about anyone.

thank you

most poor managed company










thank you
Pros
good wadge
Cons
to many to list
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Hauling fuel and wood products through out Ontario ,dealing with many different types of people and working in extreme weather conditions ,mostly working independently.
Pros
learning new driving and hauling techniques
Cons
long hours
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