Patene Building Supplies Ltd. Employee Reviews

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Terrible atmosphere, bad quality sales with people who know NOTHING about building supplies!
Helper (Former Employee) –  Barrie, ON12 September 2018
Laughable at best. No product is ever available. Manager and his asst. are Home Depot rejects. Warehouse will purposely short change you when you pick up product so watch out. Lots of drugs go around this place.
Pros
N/a
Cons
Being a Patene employee.
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Co-op (Former Employee) –  Barrie, ON25 April 2018
I would come in the office and say hello to everyone. I would ask whats new today and if the show room needs to be organized. I really enjoyed the environment in the workplace, everyone was kind and it was fairly busy because of the spring season.
Pros
free tim hortons
Cons
office jobs isn't for me
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Winter work is horrible. Drivers takeover forklift operators jobs
Forklift Operator/ driver (Former Employee) –  Milton, ON17 April 2018
Warehouse manager does take his position seriously. Walks around with pants hanging himself like a gang banger. Has zero respect for professionalism. Not a place where they allow you to think freely. If you don't fit in you will not last long here. Zero room to move up in the company. Poor inviorment to work in. Filthy place to work.
Pros
Free coffee
Cons
Lack of work in the winter
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horrible place to work.
Labourer/Swamper (Former Employee) –  Winnipeg, MB4 January 2018
trucks not maintained. the hard hats given out were horrible. the trucks dont have winter tires. no way of moving up in the company. employees are under paid.
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Customer Service (Current Employee) –  Winnipeg, MB2 January 2018
Days at work are spent waiting for prices you'll never see. If you don't fit in you won't. Responding to customers needs without information you are to find on your own that doesn't match with the companies polices . Difficult to quote jobs with out proper support from a team of one.
Pros
Great manager
Cons
Leed blind into a killing feild
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busy building supply company
Driver/Operator & Shipper/Receiver (Former Employee) –  Kitchener, ON14 August 2017
- wages not great
- employees not appreciated
- no pension
- no perks
- ok benefits
- employees with seniority not appreciated
- free coffee
- long lunch breaks
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Great place to work, good grouo of guys
Driver/Labourer (Current Employee) –  Winnipeg, MB19 May 2017
I would recommend this place to work. Good management and safe environment. Learn a lot and build experience. Good environment for employees and customers.
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A great working experience
Driver/Helper (Former Employee) –  Hamilton, ON23 January 2017
A very great opportunity to understand the basics of organizing deliveries in order to ensure the products are where they need to be, when they need to be there. The aspect of independence while on the road was a great experience.
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Unproductive and toxic management
Driver \ 0-8 Ton Crane Operator (Former Employee) –  Pickering, ON16 August 2016
No job security and management will not stand behind their workers. vehicles are older and require severe maintenance. Customer service is their specialty though.
Pros
irregular employee lunches
Cons
Poorly maintained equipment
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Great work life balance, great people, great culture.
FINANCIAL ANALYST (Former Employee) –  Guelph, ON9 December 2015
Family business, people work there all have been with the company for many years. Very low turn over rate. However, there is limited growth opportunity. The owner of the company will celebrate birthday for every employee! and the owner even take all employees to watch blue jays game in VIP box!
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Very fun place to work
Forklift Operator / Driver / Helper (Former Employee) –  Winnipeg, MB9 July 2013
Flexible..competitive wages...excellent co-workers..
Pros
flexible
Cons
none
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easy going place to work
Driver (Current Employee) –  Milton, ON6 July 2013
overall good job . lacks management and organization . but good people to work for as far as needing time off/ and being able to leave for family issues
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