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Soul crushing factory work
Production General Labourer (Former Employee) –  Cornwall, ON12 March 2019
You have to wake up very early since morning shifts start at 7:00 and right away you are placed on the line. You are treated like a machine really.

The long shifts and harsh physical labour will make your feet and hands sore. Sometimes you'll have to lift 50 lbs boxes of hams for an hour straight which will destroy your back and they don't slow down. Also your in a cold environment, which might not feel so good during the winter.

The staff are just as cold as the plant. There are some nice ones but generally everyone is miserable. If they paid $3 or $4 more than minimum it MAY be worth it but they won't unless you've worked there for years.

They do award generous bonuses for not missing a day for the whole year, and there is a lot of job security since there is a high turnover. It's definitely not a job for everybody though.
Pros
Job security
Cons
Long shifts, physically demanding
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Environnement agréable
préposé à la production (Former Employee) –  Saint-Hyacinthe, QC12 March 2019
Travailler sur convoyeurs (ponts automatisés ; commandés à partir de deux postes) pour le déchargement et chargement des vannes (camions) dans l’abattage
Assainissement du plancher et nettoyage des machines
■Emballage et palettisation de volailles
Pros
café gratuit
Cons
environnements très humides
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Ce n’est sûrement pas le meilleur endroit que j’ai travaillé
Sanitation (Current Employee) –  Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, QC4 March 2019
On a beaucoup de pression au travail les employés en général ne sont pas motivés
Pros
Repas gratuit 2 fois par années
Cons
Beaucoup de pression les employés doivent presque courrir
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Horrible place to work
Sales (Former Employee) –  Brampton, ON5 February 2019
Pls don't go there.. Horrible place to work.... Please don't waste time here... Find another job.. Doesn't deserve 1 star even...i don't know how people r working there
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They dont care about your life quality or family
Driver/Operator (Former Employee) –  Boucherville, QC29 January 2019
The only way to get in as a truck driver is to do night shift of 12 hours a day
They dont care if u have a family or not
I dont understand even though they are desperate for drivers they still want to force people with this c r a p p y schedule
Pros
None
Cons
C r a p p y place to work
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Fear based management
Manager (Former Employee) –  Cornwall, ON26 January 2019
Fear based management. Epecially the Cornwall plant. Present QA manager is a joke. Everybody in management was afraid. Upper management had such a disconnect from reality it was sick.
Pros
None
Cons
Run for the hills
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Environnement de travail
Coordonnatrice HACCP/SQF (Current Employee) –  Drummondville, QC17 January 2019
Nous avons un environnement de travail assez paisible et nous bien accepté des employés de notre usine.
Pros
Assurance salaire pendant 26 semaines lors de maladie
Cons
Manque de congé pour raison personnel
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environnement productif et dynamique
Journalier de production et Cariste (Former Employee) –  Montréal, QC17 January 2019
Tout le monde est toujours souriant ! Les tâches n'étaient pas compliquée !
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J vraiment tro aime cette entreprise
Main oeuvre (Former Employee) –  Tout terri94 January 2019
Cette entreprises est grand valeur au marché j envie travail sont mon rêve pour réalisé
Pros
Heure dure travail
Cons
Assurance
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Environnement de travail productif
Commis d'expédition et de réception (Former Employee) –  Québec City, QC1 January 2019
C'est le métier j'ai fais depuis 2007. Et à vrai dire je ne peux rien dire de négatifs.
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Easy work, unless you value your body!
Pork cut (Former Employee) –  Red Deer, AB19 December 2018
Standing for 8 hours all day with a break every 2 hours might sound like it's not that bad, but the truth is you're in steel toe boots standing on concrete which is horrible on your heels... They start you in the hardest jobs first and you have to gain seniority to get into the easier jobs which is difficult when majority of the easy jobs are taken up by people that have been there 15 to 30 years and you have to bid for new jobs which are based on seniority as well.

There really is no easy jobs everything is physical and everything demand's repetitive motion and repetitive bending, either your back will cramp up or your shoulders, fingers,neck.

Some of the trainers are really great the address the issues they see if you're struggling and they make sure that your taken care of same goes for some of the foremen. Office management was pretty good our trainer through orientation was great, very friendly able to answer any questions that we had.

No free lunches during orientation which I thought was kind of cheap. Not allowed to leave the property for your 30 minute lunch so they basically want you to stay there and spend your money in the cafeteria and the food is okay but it's nothing special.

Work there for a year and you'll become a vegetarian. Doesn't matter where you work in the plant you will end up with blood on you and you will end up going home with pork fat all over your pants or your boots.

The store that everyone gets excited about where you can purchase meat directly from the plant isn't available to staff until you pass your 480 qualification hours or
  more... your 3 months probation, which isn't fair!

if you do take the job I recommend you purchase ear muffs because the earplugs not only bother your ears if you're not used to wearing them, but you can't hear anybody with the ear plugs in at least with the earmuffs you can hear something.

if you show up for work and you are not on the floor at 6 a.m. ready to work in your proper PPE you will get a verbal warning eventually leading to termination for being one minute late.

And if you listen closely a lot of the staff that aren't foreigners seem to be ex-criminals that have served Federal time.
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Pros
Monday to Friday, 6 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. with potential for an hour and a half to two hours overtime each day
Cons
Too early of a start time, incredibly strict rules to follow which are much more worse then any rules you follow in school.
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Gâchis
Électromécanicien (Former Employee) –  Anjou, QC6 December 2018
Culture d'entreprise mauvaise, sérieux de la chefferie ridicule, manque clairement de discernement et de professionnalisme, roulement d'employés incommensurable, esprit d'équipe, quelle équipe? Historique de problématiques relationnelles employés/employeurs peu reluisant. Guéguerre perpétuelle entre les deux et tout le monde y passe. Machinerie neuve ou assez récente mais manque de pièces pour réparations continuellement. Formation interne, informations et collaboration des parties en nettement décrépitude. Dans l'ensemble, essayer donc de vous trouver autre chose. Le salaire n'en sera que meilleur.
Pros
Points quoi?
Cons
Trop long à énumérer mais salaire mauvais, conditions de travail difficiles, relations de travail à l'interne comme une garderie, pas d'écoute de la part de l'employeur, historique de chamaillage entre les parties très épais.
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un bon endroit pour avoir des formation differents
Conducteur du transpalettes et chariot élévateur (Former Employee) –  Anjou, QC6 December 2018
tout est bon pour cette compagnie au niveau de formation de sante sécurité et le travail collectif et des avantage sociaux généralement elle est bon la raison que j'ai quite' c est mon permis de travail été expire' et j arrive pas a renouveler
Pros
gagner des formations
Cons
perdre mon poste
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Awful place to work.
Sanitation Worker (Former Employee) –  Brampton, ON2 December 2018
This place expects you to work like a slave and break you’re back every day. The environment is so disgusting. They fire everyone before probation end
Pros
Ok money
Cons
Back breaking labor, fire everyone before probation is up
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aucune reconnaissance
Journalier de production (Former Employee) –  Trois-Rivières, QC23 November 2018
je me sentait comme un vulgaire dechet a travailler dans cet etablissement , de plus il n'arrete pas avec les normes de propreté alors que le foutu laveur ne prend meme pas la peine de mettre du savon et de l'assainniseur parcequ'il n'est simplement pas une machine mauvaise repartition des taches etc
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Ces une bonne compagnie
Ouvrier (Former Employee) –  Berthierville, QC22 November 2018
Ce n'est pas tous le monde qui est capable de faire le travail demander ,puisqu'il faut une certaine force physique. Tout le monde est traiter égale.
Pros
payants
Cons
demandant
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Fun place to work at but there is a big lack of management.
Électro-mécanicien (Current Employee) –  Lévis, QC20 November 2018
A typical day at work on weekends is pretty nice. You are given a bunch of jobs and you do them in the order you judge is correct. You never know what your gonna do each time you clock in. I learned a bunch about mecanics and electricity. The management is pretty lame tough because it is a very big company but there is a lack of budget. It is a good place to learn about the industrial domain but its not a place that tends toward continuous improvement. Most enjoyable part is that your not to rushed to do your job on a daily basis. The bad part is that you cant change the way things are because there is a ton of person above you that dont know nothing about technical aspects of the industry blocking. Too much normalization. you also have to be willing to deal with all the rules of the food processin factory.
Pros
Good place to learn
Cons
Cannot get things to change
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Salaire moyen
Manœuvre de découpe de viande (Former Employee) –  Princeville, QC17 November 2018
Les salaires sont trop bas par rapport a l'augmentation du cout de la vie. Les avantages sociaux sont pas assez généreux ainsi que l'assurance collective trop chère pour ce quel nous offre.
Pros
Aucuns
Cons
Les salaires trop bas
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rien a dire
Bouchère (Current Employee) –  Saint-Esprit, QC9 November 2018
aucun commantaire car il s'occupe pas bien de leurs employer
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Bonne condition de travail
Technicienne administrative (Current Employee) –  Saint-Hyacinthe, QC31 October 2018
bon salaire belle condition belle culture je le recommande
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