Patene Building Supplies Ltd. Employee Reviews

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Toxic and unappreciative enviroment
Driver / Moffet / Boom operator (Former Employee) –  St. Catharines, ON17 July 2019
TOXIC and UNAPPRECIATIVE enviroment. Refuse to do something you think is unsafe , and look out for the hassles and pressure to do it anyway. Managment didn't have clue on what goes on at jobsites to get the deliveries done if possible.
Pros
none
Cons
everything about the place
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Biggest mistake
Sales Representative (Former Employee) –  Winnipeg, MB9 January 2019
If you are looking for a place to feel rewarded or to fit in don't think it's here. This place has zero going for it and will not bring you any reward. In fact the company name alone should be a detourant . How many times have you seen their trucks on sites? Look around and study the company. Managers or charge hands play the games that nobody should play. These reviews shouldn't be taken with a grain of salt.. they should be considered strongly and taken into account before applying or accepting an offer. At least two locations can't hold new people and have horrible comments with only one responding to any of them. From the maintence of trucks to the deralic buildings this place is just wrong. If you want to be a team player and have a work ethnic and believe in yourself, pass this place up.
Pros
Zero
Cons
It will ruin you
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1 star
Warehouse Worker (Former Employee) –  Barrie, ON7 January 2019
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Fun workplace
Delivery Truck Driver/ Forklift operator (Former Employee) –  Winnipeg, MB18 December 2018
Good guys to work with day goes by fast almost always busy always entertaining through out the day always different jobs to do during the day with all sorts of different enviorments.
Pros
If you have something come up and need to book a day it is easily available
Cons
Could be more pay for the work
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1 star
Inside Sales Representative (Former Employee) –  Barrie, ON8 October 2018
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Outside Sales Representative (Former Employee) –  Barrie, ON4 October 2018
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Productive Work Place
Administrative Assistant/ Receptionist (Current Employee) –  Guelph, ON20 September 2018
the day is always productive to the point that all projects are completed on time. Costumers are usually satisfied with company. Good reviews from clients
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workplace
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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Official response from Patene Building Supplies Ltd.
29 October 2018

Thank you for your review. We are very glad that you enjoyed working at the Barrie Branch. We are dedicated to a fair and equitable workplace. We are happy that we were able to provide a good experience.

Kindest Regards

Paul Johannesson
Branch Manager

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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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Great People to Work With
Supervisor, Accounts Receivable (Former Employee) –  Guelph, ON12 November 2017
The environment is wonderful. Advancement is a bit tricky because it is a family owned business and there are lots of family members that are involved with the company.
Pros
great people, lovely showroom
Cons
low pay
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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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