Mid Island Cabinets
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Do Not Work Here!

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This company does not care about its employees or contractors. The possibility of money sounds good but in reality they do everything in their power to not pay you. They do not care about a standard of living or the toll on ones mental health. They constantly quote back a contract that only benefits them. You end up working for free. Don’t do it!!

Cons

So many!
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Unprofessional

I gave it my all here but there are many better cabinet and woodworking places to be employed at. I found the owner and management unprofessional and unorganized and promises made were never kept. Lots of “throwing people under the bus” and high school type behavior. Too stressful! I also saw many WorksafeBC violations that nobody dealt with after bringing it to managements attention. I enjoy woodwork but working here took away my passion for it. No thank you.

Pros

Sadly, nothing.

Cons

poor treatment of employees overall.
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Bad Company to work for

I worked at MIC for over 2 years.I finally quit because I was always coming home stressed out, unhappy & angry.Best decision I made while working there - was to quit.Owner and management constantly harass you. Tell you that you are no good and worthless.There are no raises.Lots of turn over in staff because of the way they treat people.There are many jobs and employers out there. Value YOURSELF and don't waste your time working at MIC

Pros

Leaving

Cons

Arriving
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Not a place you’ll want to stay long!

I didnt like working here at all and others will say the same. Although I have years of expereince, am hardworking, and am easy to get along with and always keen to learn more, I wasnt treated well and I, along with other co-workers, did not like being constantly watched wherever we went via cameras, being timed, being yelled at and dealing with an owner and manager with no positive communication skills who had everyone always walking on eggshells and feeling threatened. Very high stress and disorganized place and universal low morale. Lots of big promises but no delivery. Ridiculous benefit package. I was hoping this would be a positive place with great teamwork, but no. I easily found work elsewhere in the same field in the same Oceanside area for way more money and benefits, great relationshps with the higher-ups and much better treatment over all. Keep in mind that this business sites “free parking” as one of its perks. In truth, parking is free everywhere in Oceanside and their worksite sits on a massive piece of property in the country, so not exactly a perk.

Pros

A big zero

Cons

Everything! Management, pay, working conditions, low pay, etc.
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Official response from Mid Island Cabinets

19 April 2021
We are sorry that your experience here was unpleasant.We value your feedback

Very stressful environment

Unfortunately, Mid Island Cabinets Parksville is very poorly run & managed and myself and other coworkers always feel undervalued, disrespected, and patronized. Trying to approach management or the owner with a problem is difficult. Very high turnover rate which says a lot. No bonuses, low wage cap, minimal benefits, no praise....zero incentive to do a great job here. Rumour has it that this business is on the brink of closing for several reasons, so not your best bet if looking for anything long term. As soon as Covid19 is gone, I’ll be looking elsewhere.

Pros

Nothing

Cons

Poor management, no incentives, no respect, stressful environment
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Official response from Mid Island Cabinets

19 April 2021
We are sorry that this is a stressful environment it is not meant to be that way. As far as wages go Indeed has this great app that shows us the industry standard for certain departments. Indeed collects data from across the country and we are above the standard.

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Stressful and unhappy place to work

If you work there for a few days or a few years - constant harassment from management and owner. Your job is constantly threatened. Harassment and verbal and physical violence is normal there. Co-workers can be just as bad. Arguments are a daily occurrence. The management style there is to Intimidate the staff. Constant bullying.

Pros

None

Cons

Management and Owner
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Official response from Mid Island Cabinets

19 April 2021
I must say sorry that your time at MIC has been poor please speak with upper management IN regards to this Violence of any sort should not be put up with. Thank you for your feed back.

Managment needs improvement

Owners doesn't care about his employees and makes that clear. The manegment and owner need to care more about the employees and make it clear to us that they care.

Pros

Nothing.
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overall happy

Overall happy, hard work, plenty of avaible work,fast paced, good co workers, steady work,heavy lifting, long days,long hours,plnety of break time, understanding at most times

Pros

Sufficient work stable work pace

Cons

managment
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good crew of people with good job security

I have been working at MIC for almost 2 years now. I find this place a great place to work, the people are great and they all have good attitudes. I have always been told what to do and how to do it in a safe manner. I also like all the over time. They also keep showing me new things that's helping me advance in the shop. I have never seen or even herd of a layoff, so thats awesome job security for me and my family.

Pros

over time

Cons

time lines can be hard ( thats the housing industry tho )
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Good place to learn how build a foundation of skills

Good place to work to create a good foundation of skills. From saw work to fine finishing. Hand tools such as routers, hand files, chisels, hand planers,staple guns.

Pros

Paid breaks with exception of lunch
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Poorly run!

This company has a successful, well made product. However, they are expanding the business rapidly, but without the benefit of mid-management. No showroom managers (they have 3 locations), no HR department, NO TRAINING and making up rules as they go. Don't expect encouragement, support or any structure working for this company. Do expect no training program, no management and forget fair treatment; it DOES NOT exist here.

Pros

They pay hourly to start, whereas other showrooms do not.

Cons

No training, no support, no management
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