Production welder (Former Employee) – Winnipeg, MB – 12 September 2018
I spend 18 years doing production welding. there is a fair amount of room for advancement should a person be a little aggressive and wanting to move ahead, they do have several skilled trade positions and a lot of general labor as well.
I had worked in the office as a technical writer and would see how they treated their employees on the shop floor (not very good). Office and shop floor showed favoritism. This company had spies on the shop floor ratting out their fellow workers to management (saw this first hand). Once saw a manager walk into the washroom and starting pounding on the bathroom door yelling to the employee " why are you taking so long in there"? I did however, make some good friends from the shop floor. I wouldn't recommend working here.
Engineer (Former Employee) – Winnipeg, MB – 12 May 2018
This is a company where "tribal knowledge" will render your education useless. A lot of company veterans in charge making decisions and creating a poisonous work environment. Politics run this place, so follow orders blindly and be your boss's pet, or find another place to work. The product is poorly designed but the skills and the expertise on the shop floor will save the day. Production personnel is some of the kindest and hardest working I have met. They are unionized and yes they are treated better. Location is great if you live in the city, and work hours are decent. Summer and Winter shutdowns every year, so even if you have 2 weeks vacation to start, bank for 4 or 5.
This place is good for you if you want to work somewhere that will fire you for no reason at all. I worked there for three months as a welder, never missed, got all my work done and some, and was always kind and friendly. I was let go and they wouldn't give a reason why. they are a shady company and dont care about the employees very much. I do NOT recommend you working here, unless of course you want to get fired for doing a good job.
welding salary, co workers
Management, Job security, Just about everything else
former technical support (Former Employee) – Winnipeg, MB – 14 September 2017
The market demand, the competition, also the Government constant changing of safety and environmental regulations, make the bus manufacturing a very hard to manage industry. The competency at high levels and engineering is not always there, the time is never enough to properly finalize designs and many overlapped projects, the people are overworked and asked to "put out fires" for last minute deliveries, quality of purchased or manufactured parts goes hand in hand with the time and money allotted for procurement. Despite all negative aspects, the final product "looks" great....but at what real cost...see who is actually smiling in that place...maybe the ones that don't care and they are not too many...
Welder (Former Employee) – Winnipeg, MB – 24 November 2017
Myself and others in my department were hired as aluminum TIG welders but we all did SS MIG welding on jigs. The aluminum department they claim to be hiring for consists of about 5 percent of all the welding they do. Don't expect to do aluminum welding until your seniority is high enough to transfer to such a cushioned work environment. My team leader showed zero initiative and was appointed by the super intendant who had decades of experience in the spineless art of micro-management. If you decide to work here they will try to save money by making you wear a respirator instead of showing a shred of humanity by making your job more comfortable. No worries, when they give you a suction test to find your respirator size, you can secretly let out tiny bits of air from your mouth to trick the system into thinking it's leaking from where the respirator contacts your face. If they can't find a respirator size that fits than they have to give you a supplied air helmet. You're welcome.
Information Specialist (Former Employee) – Winnipeg, MB – 25 January 2017
Depending on the department you work in will decide how you are treated by the company.
Unionized employees are treated far better than the non-union staff, and even then it isn't always that good. Like anyplace else some managers and supervisors respect and care for the staff under them, while others are great at yelling and throwing blame around.
The pay for non-union staff, in most departments, is well below industry standards in the city. They expect you to put in long hours of overtime and then fight you on paying the overtime. Your manager insists you work while HR insists you don't. Add to the fun is when your manager is in the US and expects you to follow Kentucky labour laws and tries to ignore Canadian and Manitoban laws for hours and work environment.
I enjoyed working in the Assembly Department assembling many different kinds of Baggage Doors which each one had it's own specifications and materials. The job atmosphere/environment, people, fellow workers, work place safety standards and their Health Care Benefits etc was number one. Had great lunch room(s), washrooms and lockers. I also liked their hours of operation too. Unfortunately contracts only last a few months at a time. You may not be called back for weeks/months later.
Commodity Manager (Current Employee) – Various – 18 August 2014
An established company with a big-company attitude, but mid-to-lower company sales & practices. They pay well, but it is fast-paced, cut-throat, and stressful. Frequent ownership changes in the past twenty years have led to poor fiscal management, departmental animosity, infighting, and a general lack of strategic direction. Like GM, it has rested on its successes of 25+ years ago, only to watch the competition catch up and overtake it. There are applaudable changes underway, but until the staff has confidence that the leaders are interested in the company's long-term outlook, the culture will continue to resist.
Higher than market salary
Rapid ownership changes, lack of strategic direction
Its a very good and everyone is fun to workwith enjoing mourning coffe before we start the day to work
Tooling Associate (Former Employee) – MB – 6 December 2015
Before start of the days we have some jokes of the day fun to loosen up our brain for another battle..means work.And week or so have safety meting with the boss.Most enjoyable part what you have accomplish that day.
yes sometimes we have some free dunots compliments of the boss.
If we have breakdowns in the line you have it done no matter what.
Asociate (Current Employee) – Winnipeg – 8 June 2012
Company is still struggling financially, and so treats its employees with little to no respect for their efforts. Most employees are afraid to complain because they need their jobs. Management is definitely "top-down", with no interest in any ideas their staff may have.
Assembly line welder (Current Employee) – Winnipeg, MB – 25 November 2016
Good place to work good benefits. Get free lunches when there is no missing parts or welds. Good atmosphere with coworkers. Good hours. Over time is considered as over time if you don't hit your 80 hours every 2 weeks
Associate (Former Employee) – Winnipeg MB – 12 January 2015
Very stressful work environment, co-workers are awesome. Poor management and air quality is very poor, a lot of exposure to highly toxic chemicals and fumes. Management shows a lot of favoritism. Provide training where needed.
I enjoyed the three weeks that I worked there but the sudden termination took me by surprise. When I asked for a reason I was told the company was cutting back . This was two weeks after they hired 600 people.
Employee History (Former Employee) – Winnipeg, MB – 30 June 2012
All and all is been a nice journey with Mci ,unfortunately myself and many more people have suffered a dismissal due to restructuring of the company.I may had that I always took pride on my work and gived 150%