Norbord Inc.
Get weekly updates, new jobs, and reviews

Norbord Inc. Employee Reviews

Job Title
All
Location
Canada44 reviews
Found 44 reviews matching the search
See all 126 reviews
3.0
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Working in an OSB mill grants you the opportunity to learn an entire manufacturing process from turning logs all the way into slabs of OSB. Unfortunately, like most reliability and maintenance departments, this one was underfunded, resulting in stress when trying to make sure everything ran well, and getting everything organized. The people were great to work with though!
Was this review helpful?
4.0
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Good Company to work for although the local manager was difficult to work with at times. The company has a strong belief in Safety and runs mills which have low RI's.
Pros
Good groups of people at the mill
Cons
Need to align better planning and maintenance
Was this review helpful?
2.0
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
management is not willing to provide help with issues within the company and will sweep everything under the rug after telling you they will deal with the problem immediately
Was this review helpful?
1.0
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Western Canadian operations are a complete clown show. Management at the corporate level is a joke. No real plan in place and and all decisions are done reactively there is no proactive planning. Corporate leadership has absolute contempt for the workers on the floor and safety is just a byword. Run don't walk away from this company.
Was this review helpful?
3.0
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
This was a high paced job with good coworkers. twelve hour long shifts with a four days on four days off followed by four nights on and four days off repeated.
Was this review helpful?
Rate your recent company
Share your experience to help others
2.0
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
place was alright nothing special, wasn't there long. men and woman that were working there were great people. everybody worked hard and surprised the place shut down the way it did.
Was this review helpful?
5.0
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
i like working at Norbord, because as busy at they are they take safety very seriously and it it one of the first company that i have actually work at the talk the talk when it come to safety for their employee
Pros
free lunch sometimes
Cons
long hours
Was this review helpful?
4.0
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Great team, management and employees. Advanced in OSB manufacturing with quality and customer focus.

Great pay scale and programs for employees, typical work issues like any other place.
Was this review helpful?
4.0
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Norbord High Level was a great place to work. They had many problems due to the plant sitting idle for many years but management was constantly working on fixing them.
Was this review helpful?
3.0
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Long hours (50 to 60 Hrs a week) because of man power cut backs and the lack of training.
Workplace culture could be very toxic at times.

The hardest parts of the job was the long hrs and the stress of having to few people to do all the work. And the junk equipment and lack of maintenance and skilled people to operate the equipment with out damaging equipment all the time.
Was this review helpful?
1.0
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
High stress, find blame, finger pointing, lack of safety culture. Corporate talks a good game regarding safety but behind the scenes it’s always production first and safety last. Do not work here as you will regret it.
Was this review helpful?
3.0
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Good company. Miss my job. Given the freedom to develop new ideas and think outside the box. Good access to equipment and supplies. Never felt pressure to do unsafe work
Was this review helpful?
5.0
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Great Company to work for. The employees and managers are respectful and professional. Good benefits and room for advancement.
Most employees have with company for a very long time.
Was this review helpful?
5.0
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Great experience doing Spark and Fire watch
Management is very good, when I worked there we were a contractor company that would come in on a part-time on call basis.
Was this review helpful?
2.0
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
To many upstairs management, not enough true direction of running of facility. Only a few people actually knew what they were doing the rest, didnt need to be there.
Poorly maintained facility, there should have been shuts every week, to get ahead of critical repairs.
Was this review helpful?
2.0
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
I really enjoyed learning from the other millwrights. I learned valuable skills in troubleshooting and properly PM'ing equipment. Looking forward to my next challenge.
Was this review helpful?
1.0
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Safety is NOT #1, Workplace Culture is terrible, Extremely mis managed
Pros
Money Was Good / Flexible Hours
Cons
Everything Else
Was this review helpful?
3.0
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Good paying job, I worked in shipping the hours were very flexible, lots of overtime.
Was this review helpful?
1.0
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Dangerous place to work. Good pay but very bad benefits. Management is like a bunch of robots. Worked their 5 years never seen a smile. Lol they preach about safety, then u report something or get hurt u will be fired. dirty mill with extremely bad air quality. And fires at least once a week somewhere in the building or yard. Stay away !!
Pros
Good pay
Cons
Everything but the pay
Was this review helpful?
1.0
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
HR.manager is presently still employed even though moral and competency gone out the window.People advance into management through the union plant committee.So the union positions are held by members who are hoping to get foreman jobs and mostly because their integrity doesn't exist.If you needed an emergency short term job it would still be best to look elsewhere.100 mile norbord is a nightmare of poor safety culture and inferior,fingerpointing low IQ bosses
Pros
You can afford to buy food
Cons
Unsafe, no knowledge of plant by new managers.employees treated poorly
Was this review helpful?
2.0
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
they are ruthless, managers are terrible, fire people on the spot to cover there own hides and keep safety bonuses. High level Mill was the worst, other mills might be better.
Was this review helpful?