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⦁ 3+ years working as a labourer
General Labourer (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB9 February 2019
Project PCL ICE District TOWER E Concrete Labour Ashely Fine Flooring 2018 – Present
⦁ Prepare and finish flooring
⦁ Safely use relevant machinery such as grinders
⦁ Applied chemical primers to finished surfaces
⦁ Ensured a safe and clean worksite
Pros
only Christmas Day
Cons
14 Hours
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Long Probation HA HA
Packer (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB2 September 2018
Well seemed good when starting there but they do have big problems between management and the union. Their speaker system sounds like a dying cat and we were suppose to understand anything that someone said over it??? Spent two weeks shoveling insulation on a belt while workers came over and asked in disbelief, " No one has trained you on the bagging machines yet???" I said no then sent back to shovel more insulation on a belt. Then finally training and a week and a half later I was not keeping up enough even though everyone was telling me I was doing great. They say they have changed their HR ways but its still 50 and 60 year old union members who you never meet having meetings you are not invited to making decisions. You do not just bag there, there are 4 or 5 different machines to learn, computer systems and how to stop machines from jamming all while you are going like Speedy Gonzalas trying to keep up with bags. People there were good and friendly but come on guys you really need to come up with a better training program and at least give people 3 months for probation before they let you go. Very mixed up there.
Pros
pay
Cons
bad training, old equipment
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Good for single person.
Certified Lead Hand Installer (Former Employee) –  Guelph, ON20 October 2017
Great starting company for someone to being a sub-contractor as it is really good pay and the time spent on sites is about two weeks at a time.
seeing the look on the customers face when job is done.
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layoff
Production Worker / Material Handler (Former Employee) –  Guelph, ON17 May 2017
Old dying plant which offers nothing for young and upcoming folks.

Mass layoff means most of the plant went to Mexico, 30 yr Union employees were worried they wouldn't avoid layoff
Pros
well paid
Cons
dirty hard work
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Environnement de travail agréable
Opérateur de production (Former Employee) –  Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, QC19 February 2017
Travail très intéressant avec un employeur dynamique,
Opérateur et supervision d'équipe, emploie très intéressant, ambiance avec les collègues chaleureuse,
Pros
Salaire, avantages sociaux, ambiance
Cons
Heure de nuit
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Exelente entreprise, ainsi qu'en tant que lieu de formation
Technicien méthodes (Former Employee) –  L'ardoise,France3 December 2016
Je recommande grandement pour un apprentissage ,
Apprentissage des méthodes industrielles .
Apprentissage de la total productive maintenance .
Gestions de projets
Pros
Comite entreprise, primes, salaire, avantage sociaux
Cons
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Antique equipment kept you very busy
Journeyman Millwright (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB14 January 2016
The days started with a group meeting after you would be partnered and given your tasks for the day, then you would go and try and find parts if they weren't there you would move on to the next job
Pros
cafeteria
Cons
12 hr day/night shift
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Productive and Fun Workplace
Line worker (Former Employee) –  Scarborough, ON24 August 2015
Worked 12 hour days, bagging Insulation, and clearing machinery.
Learned to use high quality machinery, as well as working in a team environment.
Pros
Great pay, fun co-workers
Cons
Long hours, Shift work
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3.0
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Interesting place to work
Senior Engineering Specialist (Current Employee) –  Edmonton, AB18 August 2014
Never a dull moment.
Interesting company.
Been in business a long time.
Pros
Good hours
Cons
On-call
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Fun
Creel Room Operator (Former Employee) –  Guelph, ON6 March 2014
They teach you how to do the job right from the start. Since what you are carrying is 30lb they ease you into it. They only let you do half the job for the first week so you don't hurt yourself.
Pros
Long lunch
Cons
Was a summer student
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5.0
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Amazing company
Human Resources Liaison (Former Employee) –  Brantford, ON3 August 2013
Really put a lot of value on their people. Best work experience of my life.
Pros
Value on people
Cons
Closed plant dowm
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I was working on computer, and created hazardous material data sheets for company
Assistant to Environmental Leader (Former Employee) –  Scarborough, ON28 April 2013
I was using my Environmental Protection Technologists skills and experience in this job.
Pros
No launch
Cons
No long hours
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Brantford OEM Solutions Group
Bruno Operator (Former Employee) –  Brantford, Ontario CANADA12 March 2013
Our plant closed in 2007. It was a sad day. Accident free employees looking out for each other. Won many awards Plant of the Year, best Safety record and all the community awards. Great place to work many friends. To sum it up for ya all.......wages ok, USA benefits, excellent Team members and finally the plant manager was honest, polite and kept his word until it all ended. Id work for that guy again in any business.
Pros
great place to work
Cons
benefits, no work and kentucky hq
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Factory with great health and safety and environmental initiatives.
Student Material Handler (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON10 March 2013
At Owens Corning I worked 12 hour continental shifts. This was my first experience and I found there were benefits to this kind of a work schedule and realized I could be very happy on continental or regular shifts.
Typically, you are packaging fiberglass insulation for 6 hours per shift and ensuring that the line is running properly and the surroundings are clean the rest of the time.
There is a very good attitude amongst employees and it is a great environment to work in. There is a very strong health and safety program at this company and there are health and safety programs taught to all employees.
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