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Strong values and sense of pride
HR Administrator (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB16 September 2018
The company values are strong and lived out day to day. Each person is valued for their contribution. The standards are high and there is supports in place to help employees to achieve and maintain the standard.
Pros
They walk the talk
Cons
Volatility of Oil & Gas Market
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a bad experience
technician (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB12 May 2018
Lack of training, they expect you to learn it all by yourself and then blame you if anything went wrong. Not a friendly place to start.

They hired a lot of people when oil prices were going down then they laid off most of them, bad management decisions.
Pros
Gym
Cons
management
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horrible workplace
OPERATOR 2, TEAM LEAD ON NIGHTSHIFT (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB12 February 2018
complete buddy system. they say one thing then they do another. they wont even follow their own company policies. I was told to lead my nightshift a certain way then criticized on how I ran my shift.. so confusing.
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Tight knit group
Shipping/Receiving Supervisor (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB14 January 2018
Great company but lack of work security due to the current oil and gas situation. They have a great relationship with local charities within the Edmonton community and strive to help where possible.
Pros
Great family business environment
Cons
Lack of consistent work
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Hardworking people, changing company
Corporate Communications Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB12 January 2018
Company culture underwent massive changes due to industrywide downturn. Company was expanding during price decline and had to layoff many employees. Great people, rewarding experiences.
Pros
Benefits
Cons
Long hours
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They drink ALOT there.
Field Specialist (Former Employee) –  Red Deer, AB19 May 2017
They care about safety (right up until it gets in the way of profits). Every single company activity includes copious amounts of alcohol and drunk people.
Pros
Very good money
Cons
A 24 hour shift was a short day
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Great Place to Work!
IT (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB4 April 2017
It's a small company with a big footprint, so if you like wearing multiple hats and learning new things this is the place for you. Great benefits package and bonus structure.
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Very accomodating company
Quality Control Inspector (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB28 March 2017
I enjoyed my time working at Packers Plus. I found them to be a very accommodating company and I had a great experience working there.
It was a good environment to work in and I looked forward to going to work.
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Great people
Not willing to say (Current Employee) –  Calgary, AB15 February 2017
Difficult to evaulate being that I have been here during the toughest econimic downturn the engergy sector has faced. Packers has done a great job of managing in such difficult times.
Pros
People you work with here
Cons
Due to economic downturn a number of perks have been reduced
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terrible place to work
Pressure Testing Technician (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB14 February 2017
I was in the pressure testing department and found out that everyone in my section was making the same as the other people who didn't do anything just watch a machine work!! slave labour at its finest with packers!! worked with great people but the pay was way to low for the work you did!!
Pros
gym
Cons
long hours, slave labour
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Friendly workplace which encouraged quality work
Senior Technical Writer (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB27 January 2017
Packers Plus was a friendly and comfortable workplace. They encouraged learning and improving your skills and always tried to take care of their employees.

They emphasized getting the job done right the first, which in my department meant series of checking and approving of documents. This ensured the publishing of quality and accurate materials.

The most difficult part of the job was reaching out and trying new things to expand my skills and responsibilities. But I realize this was important for growth.

Some aspects of the job required fast-paced projects to be completed in a short time-frame.
Pros
Lunches, gym, friendly atmosphere
Cons
Occasional short deadlines
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enjoyed the family team atmosphere
Physical Inventory Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB9 January 2017
This is a company that has experienced fast growth pains. They have recognized this and have been very proactive in developing plans and procedures to help create the team atmosphere. They encourage the employees to submit any ideas for operational excellence.
Pros
acknowledgement of employees who excel
Cons
job loss due to downturn in the industry
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Good place to work.
International Field Specialist (Former Employee) –  International2 December 2016
Good company to work for. Great bunch of coworkers. Very progressive company and quite detail oriented. Overall a good experience.
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Great place to start your carreer
Manufacturing Engineering Technologist (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB31 October 2016
Great work environment
Awesome people to work with
Relaxing and fun place
Also really professional
Brand new building with gym (classes included), cafeteria
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Supportive management, friendly on the floor
Shop Technician (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB16 October 2016
A typical day at work involves morning meetings, safety checks, working with tools, testing for quality. Best when oil industry was at peak, with lots of work and overtime, difficult when things slowed down and economy began to collapse.
Pros
monthly bonus
Cons
losing overtime
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good place to work
Technician (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB16 May 2016
it is very good company ..they treatated everybody equally.supervisiors and co workers are pretty good..i learned forklift training..over all i like to work there
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Forward thinking company.
International Field Specialist (Former Employee) –  International13 April 2016
This is a very forward thinking company and I had a good experience working for them. Most of the other employees were top notch people.
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thumbs down
Field Specialist (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB10 November 2015
no security or employee loyalty, they try to compete with the oil market as a big player. But they are no match for the larger companies.

Stay away from them unless you have no other job offer and Do Not Expect any Employee recognition for hard work and loyalty. They are a Mom and Pop Operation and act like it and not boost on the Richness and Wealth of their company the 3 owners have.

Disgusting from an Employees point of view , as they were nothing but an employee at one time also!!!!!
Pros
small company
Cons
too small of a company thinking they can compete with the big oilfield company, but are no match.
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Friendly staff.
Testing (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB12 July 2015
Monday to Friday 8-5, laid back work environment. Several work training opportunities. Inexperienced management, lack of direction.
Pros
Friendly employees
Cons
Poor management
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Toxic work environment and poor management
Office worker (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB22 June 2015
The pay is good, but nepotism, the lack of training and opportunities for advancement aren't. Managers don't seem all that clear on what they're doing or what's going on with their departments and don't really think about the implications poor decision-making or behaviors would have on their business or their staff. Based on my personal experience, I wouldn't recommend this company to anyone.
Pros
Paycheck
Cons
Everything else
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