I have learned a lot of experiences working over there.It also have equipped me with additional knowledge on how to work in a fast paced environment. It pays almost minimum amount of money and doesn't have benefits. T
The job itself is rather easy now, however everything else about it is awful. You will not be treated fairly, everything comes down to favouritism. Which is rather normal in this area. Only concern is meeting nightly deadlines.
Physically demanding work, nice co-workers, decent benefits package. Gives you an appreciation for the care that goes into the product that ends up in the grocery store, because you helped it get there.
I come into the job with no disillusions. Being a meat packing plant, the job is in a wet environment, with varying temperatures along with dangerous chemicals and high pressure hoses.
I actually did not mind the job it's self. The company does take safety seriously which is also good.
The management is a bit skewed as there are about 5 foremen and just as many supervisors for a maximum of a 25 man crew on shift.
You really need to watch and have a personal record of your hours or you most likely will get shorted on pay.
Equipment maintenance and availability was an issue. To be fair, the local management does the best they can with the budget they are given to work with.
Many times there was not enough hoses for every worker or the chemical manifolds were malfunctioning. I had a number of shifts where I only had 4 hours to get my area finished because of this issue.
Although there were a few good individuals I worked with, the coworkers were the primary reason why I left the job. The senior group of workers will gang up on you, especially if they feel threatened by you, such as outperforming them while only being on the job for a few weeks.
As an example, a worker (foreman) who cleaned a neighbouring area to my own area, would wait until I had cleaned along our border and then push and spray all his equipment and floor debris into my freshly cleaned area and underneath some of the freshly cleaned equipment so it looked like I was missing those spots. He would also spray me down with water at the beginning of the shift, making it look like it was accidental. - more...
Benefits after 3 months, paid 8 hours for 6 hours of actual labour
Low pay for work being done, vindictive jerks for coworkers
Terrible place to work !!! Management not willing to help with any problems that arise They say bring any problems to us then give you heck for bothering them !! Seem to favor having foreign workers so they can force them to do what's needed !! Severely under staffed and under supervised as only 1 supervisor for 24/7 operation !! My advice is to keep looking !!
working for this company and be stressful especially working at night shift 5 days a week but overall is a nice and friendly place to work and friendly environment although the management system is awkward
its fun when you work at night with so kind of manager and beautiful workers. I really like it. Also I learned different culture especially the way they eat.They all come together and eat together with love.I have got learned so many things. I don't want leave this job but I want to study that is the only thing.
Cleaner (Current Employee) - Steeles and hannan road - 17 March 2018
Its nice working with packers friendly staff easy to work with.my location is at steeles and Hannah road. Only that i works night i started from 10pm until 230 am as i say i love working for packers but am looking for a job with more hours.
Very low paying for work expected, Unfortunately they are very biased towards immigrant workers and pay them 60hrs a week but only pay born citizens 40hrs even though both workers do same amount of hrs. Woman are openly harassed and discriminated against. Management will freely threaten recriminations to anyone who attempts to stand up for their human rights and labour law.
It's a challenging nigh shift schedule . You will be hire easily if you know what is the meaning of a hardwork job. You will wear the appropriate PPE the whole shift while you are cleaning the meat plant.
you will get paid while waiting for the meat cutter to finish their job.