NATIONAL STEEL CAR Employee Reviews

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dirty and bad work area
Welder (Former Employee) –  Hamilton, ON8 February 2019
very dirty(factory) was an alright job but everyone is rude and cranky and full of them self, long hours early mornings late nights, pay was good but very hard work
Pros
none
Cons
long hours
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The truth about nsc
Welder/Fitter (Former Employee) –  Hamilton, ON25 January 2019
This company works on a 2 TIER pay system negotiated back in 2006 when Local 7135 went on strike ! New guys getting hired are at a total disproportionate salary then that of regular union members, even though your working side by side producing the same amount of work !!
You get into the union once 1000HRS (Two Tier) of time is accumulated in your seniority. If the feeble management likes you, you get into the union OR they lay you off !! NSC usually just lays-off the worker and hires new people to work at this reduced rate!! THAT'S HOW IT WORKS !!
Pros
None
Cons
Lay-offs, Poor working conditions, Unsafe
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Bad place to work
Painter (Former Employee) –  Hamilton, ON21 January 2019
They will fire you right before you get to union. They will make you do more than a senior guy. They will train you for a day and expect you to be pro after the first day
Pros
Good pay
Cons
Random firing and layoffs
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not a good place to be in
plasma table / sh (Former Employee) –  Hamilton, ON19 January 2019
It is not great place to be in many promises and mental games , lot of people are judgmental and run to supervisors , hardest part of job was being looked at all the time with no room to breath . inhumane place to be in.
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5.0
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Good enviroment
Parts fabricator (Former Employee) –  Hamilton, ON24 October 2018
Other than the layoff it was a great work environment. Great leadership with organized chain of command. Piece work for incentive, was both great and a hindrance. Made people rush and work unsafe but rewarded good work ethic.
Pros
Overtime/Piece work
Cons
Long hours/dirty enviroment
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Enjoyable
Welder (Former Employee) –  Hamilton, ON13 September 2018
A good place to work in welding but has alot of layoffs. Enjoyed my time working for national steel car would have stayed but moved to hagersville ontario
Cons
Heat
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Horrible workplace
Former Quality (Former Employee) –  Hamilton, ON25 August 2018
Never join this company. No stable job, just play with people's life. laid off and fired when they have no work. poor management and terrible, dangerous and hazardous environment. risk of life everyday. when you deny to work in hazardous situation, they simply fire you by giving you other stupid reason
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Good
Welding Research and Development (Former Employee) –  Hamilton, ON30 July 2018
Good site to look for a job. Lots of posting and possibilities.
I like to use this site it is easy and lots of people use it also. Great way to put you name out their.
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Challenging, fast-paced, dynamic enviroment that requires a disciplined approach to detail
Chief Draftsman - Production Engineering (Current Employee) –  Hamilton, ON19 July 2018
In addition to the typical daily work of approving layouts, drawings, bills of material, specifications,etc..the continuous request from other departments for Engineering support generally makes the day interesting and unpredictable. The constant short lead times for processing new orders creates a difficult work environment not suitable for all.
Pros
Provides the opportunity to be exposed to many different areas of "Enginnering" work, good salary and benefits package, stable work enviroment in Salary group, good geographic location
Cons
It is a very demanding environment with little relief due to constant agressive lead times.
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Good place to work
Welder (Current Employee) –  Hamilton, ON20 June 2018
Came with very limited skill set and was trained accordingly. Given opportunities and had education reimbursed 150%.. Good people, hard working and very helpful.
Pros
Good money, good people
Cons
None
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Terrible place
operator (Former Employee) –  Hamilton, ON25 May 2018
You do not do the job you are hired for.
They do not care frankly about anything other than money.
Most of the people working there are completely disrespectful, rude and disgusting humans.
union is trash
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Poor floor management
Lead Hand Touch-up (Former Employee) –  Hamilton, ON14 May 2018
Hire lots of people when orders come in then you work for 4 or 5 months then lay off comes around Christmas time. Paint shop floor management very poor and unrealistic good pay with peace work.
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laid off
MIG Welder (Former Employee) –  Hamilton, ON24 April 2018
always playing with peoples lives. laid off more than working, and when your working management is pushing you to work all the orders out ,if people stop working all the over time, than they might work a little longer
Pros
benifits
Cons
hot dirty dangerous
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Shift Work
Welder (Former Employee) –  Hamilton, ON27 February 2018
Shift work days and afternoons
working on a line
teamwork
reliability
efficiency in production
many ethnic groups
casual atmosphere
good benefits and pension plan
Pros
easy going, unstressful work
Cons
parking and long walk in
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Good work experience
Welder (Former Employee) –  Hamilton, BM25 February 2018
Working with welding steel cars using MIG welders, very fast paste, heavy lifting. Co-workers very friendly and good benefits, frequent lay-offs depending on orders
Pros
Good benefits
Cons
Too many accidents
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4.0
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Productive workplace
Paint Sprayer (Former Employee) –  Hamilton, ON1 February 2018
Unionized company, good benefits, rotating shifts between days/afternoons/nights. Working on trains whether it be welding, painting, or finishing line.
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welder
Welder (Former Employee) –  Hamilton, ON22 January 2018
worked two shift was there daily and willing to work overtime. did a lot of welding that was my job description was welding metal together. was there about two years until 700 workers got laid of including me.
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Good job
Welder/Machinist (Former Employee) –  Hamilton, ON8 January 2018
Good job until you get laid off. Make sure you get as much overtime is as you can in order to guarantee a spot on the call back list. Place can be safe despite everyone complaining as long as YOU work safe. Axel Shop for Life.
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productive and organized
Painter (Former Employee) –  Hamilton, ON28 December 2017
This was a good company to work for, I kept very busy at work and we always ensured the safety of others while working. Although unfortunately I was laid off and this is the reason I am seeking work.
Pros
Great pay
Cons
Too many lay-offs
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3.0
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Good place to work and friendly people
Lead Hand (Former Employee) –  Hamilton, ON24 October 2017
I enjoyed working there for 6 years and met a lot of good people. I have nothing bad to say about that place except when it's time to get laid off you never know how long it's going to be.
Pros
More than to breaks
Cons
Long day
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