PT Line Operator in Brantford, ON
Former Line Operator
Normerica is an interesting place to work, the work itself isn't difficult but with how often their machines break down or dont get the proper repairs when needed is ridiculous in my mind. Almost every line of theirs has something wrong that has been a known issue that they "band-aid" in order to get it to work for the time being. The work itself isn't difficult if given proper training but it is incredibly hard to get a full course of proper training. From my experience (almost 3 years) they swap out management rather annually and the management that is there doesn't communicate with the floor. There is no respect shown, no appreciation or gratitude from anyone higher than a shift supervisor. They are more than happy to just add responsibilities to your list of jobs without compensating you for your efforts. They're more than happy to bend the rules when it suits them. I would not recommend anyone working there who likes to be involved in whats going on around them. If you prefer to only ever do what you're told then its perfect. For those who don't like being ordered to have an entirely different job become part of yours with no compensation then this place is not for you.
Head Office Employee in Mississauga, ON
Possibly the worst place to work!
There was absolutely no training when I first began and was thrown under the bus from Day 1. Senior management, especially the owner and the president, are extremely demeaning, coming by your desk not to praise you for your effort but to yell at you instead. The company does not pay any of its suppliers or carriers on time, leaving the staff to deal with the mess left behind. What especially stood out was the turnover rate. In half a year, at least 20 people were hired/fired. Almost all of the employees with the exception of a select few have been with the company for one year or less. My honest advice is to stay away from this place, especially if you have a family to support, and thoroughly consider all your options.
Full time employee in Mississauga, ON
Toxic work environment with no job security
Head office work environment is very toxic due to employees looking out for themselves, everyone is scared of management. This culture is due to the rash decisions made by management. HR is very useless. No outgoing emails from morning till noon. No individual voicemail. The phone ring is super loud and it rings all day. No one picks up the phone. The factories are very dirty, the dust from the product is not exhausted out it just spreads through the factory. closed offices will have layers of dust. Most of the employees are less than 6 months on the job.
Office Staff in Port Credit, ON
No clue as to what the are doing. They get rid of good manager and keep the bad ones with no people experience. Minimal benefits, owner yells at people, people there are afraid of losing their job, daily. Any good reviews are done by upper management. It's a known fact in the Consumer Package Goods industry on how Normerica has treated employees in the past and present. Honestly, don't come here. I am looking for another job desperately!
Manager in Mississauga, ON
Stressful and Fear Driven
Salary was good, benefits were awful (only prescription and dental, no extended health). Fear driven environment, privately held company allows the owner to make emotional decisions regarding your livelihood. Prior to Covid the firing average was 1/week. Fingerprint sign ins were required to ensure all office workers arrived on time and did not leave even a minute early. You must receive special permission to send emails before 12pm and phone lines do not have voicemail or a switchboard, departments are required to take turns answering the calls and redirecting them. The owner is untrusting and power hungry.