CNC Machine Operator (Current Employee) – Guelph, ON – 18 June 2017
Cleanest Grind Shop anywhere The Coworkers are in general very easy to work with especially my team. I've received some of the best training here. I've been fortunate to work with very talented individuals but without the chest pumping egoes that sometimes are associated with high skill level.
Production Leader (Current Employee) – Guelph, ON – 1 August 2017
Oerlikon used to be a good place to work, however, over the last 5 month or so production is being told to work 12hr days and a day on the weekend.
They are also in the process of laying people off, most with out any notice and the bare minimum package they have to offer. This despite the effort everyone WAS putting in to try to make the company great again. Now it seems most people are here just waiting for a package or another opportunity.
With the continues loss of business to our competition, who unlike Oerlikon, has continued to innovate and is now further ahead of us In terms of technology and customer service. Management responses to the threat by simply demanding workers work harder and more hours ...... the product of an ineffective SMT.
To top off the issues with this company, Oerlikon is a very small company in Canada (less then 18 ppl) so with a small flat org there is no room to advance. So I am basicly working not to get fired....
I have started looking for new employment and I would recommend that people read all the reviews before accepting a position here. These issues seem to be a cultural issue not just a guelph issue.
Solid starting pay for the area
No work life balance, Poor managment, No promotion opportunities.
Worker (Current Employee) – Guelph, ON – 26 June 2017
Very little to like about this place, it’s a very two tier employer, if they like you, you get free lunches and preferential treatment, if they don’t like you then they come up with way to make your life hard (probably a result of a very inexperienced, foreign management team….). They have a team that was sent in from the USA to “clean up Guelph” and instead told everyone we couldn’t take vacation and they didn’t have to pay us out for the vacation we weren’t allowed to take.
Management will hire all their friends and give them the positions they want, even if it means that someone who was doing the position before needs to be moved….
The management team seems to have been assembled more based on cost then on skill set, something that comes up a lot with Oerlikon
Long hours, Management favoritism, Inexperienced managment