Pollard Banknote Limited Employee Reviews

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Dont work there unless you enjoy pain and headakes.
Folder Operator/Trainer Wpg, Mb (Former Employee) –  Winnipeg, MB21 January 2019
I guess by now management must know folder operators aren't grown from the end of a shrink wrap line. Absolutely no respect for the honest effort given. My brother put it best, let them Parrish. The place is packed with hacks. You'll always have to rebuild the folder at the start of each shift.When the hackers run into a problem all they do is fill up the feeder with as much numbered stock as they can so you can start your day by unloading it all in sequence hopefully without scratching any tickets. Bathrooms are filthy.
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Decent enough
Labourer (Former Employee) –  Winnipeg, MB7 October 2018
Pollard can be a great place to work, depending on the department/management. It can also be an unfortunate place to work, depending on the department/management. For the most part, people seem satisfied, but dig a little deeper...
Pros
free parking
Cons
toxicity
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Good place to get experience and then move on
Systems Administrator (Former Employee) –  Winnipeg, MB1 October 2018
Complex infrastructure where you can touch a lot of different type of IT devices and gain a lot of experience. Not a good place to stay though, management doesn't understand what IT means and how the company heavily relies on the IT deparments for everything.
Pros
Company provided pension plan
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Good place to get experience and then move on
Systems and network administrator (Former Employee) –  Winnipeg, MB29 September 2018
Complex infrastructure where you can touch a lot of different type of IT devices and gain a lot of experience. Not a good place to stay though, management doesn't understand what IT means and how the company heavily relies on the IT deparments for everything.
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Dead end Job!!!
"Computer Ops" (Former Employee) –  Winnipeg, MB28 September 2018
The management will hire ANYONE to fill a space, regardless of experience or ability. Management will lie to your face, and then turn around and say the complete different story when discussing issues with the position.
Run,,,,Run fast! DO NOT APPLY HERE, low wages, inconsistent hours and poor training. You will be better off at any other company!
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none
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none
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Exciting Technology Company
Information Technology Manager (Current Employee) –  Winnipeg, MB16 August 2018
Pollard is an exciting company to work for. It's a global company with some great technology products. It started as a print business but it's quickly evolving into a tech company. Lot's of great software development projects using a modern tech stack. The management team looks after their staff and motivated employees have a lot of opportunity for advancement.
Pros
Great culture, CEOs, great technology
Cons
Tight deadlines at times
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Great place to work
Office Staff (Current Employee) –  Winnipeg16 August 2018
Wonderful place to work. Family run environment, ensures you feel appreciated. Owners are amazing role models for a good work ethic and how to respect employees.
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Fun workplace to do work with together to all countries people.
Finisher/ Packaging Line Assistant (Former Employee) –  Winnipeg, MB28 February 2018
Good Team work & Good Job for life as well as for body too. We learn too much about job. It is very confidential production job. A typical day was our last day at the job because we did not want to leave it. Overall Management is good. It was not hard job compare to other company, like reliable hours, break time, lunch time all manage good. I like Saturday pizza party. Most enjoyable day, moment & part I would like to say that, one day some tickets was missing, so on that day all employee from Finishing workers to Supervisor, up to two days we found tickets from big garbage bins. That was awesome day. I would like to do work again over there.
Pros
Pizza Party
Cons
good
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Great Place
Human Resources/Health & Safety/Quality Manager (Former Employee) –  Sault Ste. Marie, ON17 February 2018
Good company to work for
strong safety culture
excellent management
focus on staff development and training
community focused
fair workplace practices
Pros
pay
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Fast paced
Manager (Current Employee) –  Winnipeg, MB23 January 2018
Fast paced company with growth potential if you are so motivated. Front-office management is understanding and will give you room to make your own choices.
Pros
incentives
Cons
large company, so change sometimes hard to implement
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Exellent management team, excellent co-workers. And excellent owners who care about employees.
Package line assistant (Former Employee) –  Ssm24 May 2017
So many incentives to move and learn other things within the company. Excellent training.it feels like the pollard brothers care about there employees. Donuts & coffee or ordered in lunches for staff just to say thank you. Turkey's at Xmas bbq get togethers in the summer. Paid days off for making deadlines. I could go on and on about how great the company is.. 10plus company to work for.
Pros
All staff and no weekends
Cons
I guess... the pay.
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Great Company!
Production Worker (Former Employee) –  Winnipeg, MB7 April 2017
Great place to work, good staff and company culture. Very helpful on training production workers. Good clear color coding on chemicals, strong organization of instructions, good supervisor relations with production workers. Paid well for good work.
Pros
3-4 day work weeks, optional overtime, company benefits
Cons
Long Hours
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Great place to work with many benefits
Lab Technician, Folder Operator (Former Employee) –  Kamloops BC, Winnipeg, MB8 February 2017
Pollard was a overall great place to work. Safety culture strictly enforced. Excellent advancement program. Education advancement programs were available. Pay scale was reasonable, with decent raises. Gym on site for employees.
Pros
12 hr shifts, onsite fitness center, medical benefits package
Cons
Kamloops facility closed in 2010
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Do what you are told and don't ask questions.
Technician (Former Employee) –  140 Otter Street. Winnipeg, Manitoba6 January 2017
Working with coworkers was fine. However all company motivation is production based. The company is reactive, not proactive. This makes working there a bit of a sweat shop and moral is very low. A good stepping stone to working else where because there is no loyalty while working there. It is common for employees with 15, 20, even 40 years of service, to get let go.
Pros
Coworkers are nice and helpful.
Cons
Job resources and loyalty are non existent.
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Dead end job
Professional White Collar (Former Employee) –  140 Otter St Winnnipeg8 October 2016
It's not a bad place to work, but it's a dead end job with no room for advancement. Most people do not last more than three years. It's a good place to work if you're looking for something fresh out of school, but you should leave when you're gathered enough experience to work at other place. They do not like senior employees that offer ideas. Their ideal employee is a drone that does what they're told.
Pros
It's in the suburbs and parking is free
Cons
Military style management. Do what you're told and do not ask questions.
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Production and Tight Security
Flexible Worker (Current Employee) –  Winnipeg MB20 June 2016
Very tight security, lots of cameras, sometimes fun, stress

Learned every different games you make

workers are somehow fun to work with sometimes gives you stress

being a back up is the hardest part but its responsibility and duty to work as a team and as well as a leader

you feel like you can do anything while running a team and a machine
Pros
Free Parking
Cons
long hours but short days of work
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messed up
anonymous (Former Employee) –  Winnipeg, MB6 May 2016
Terrible. The infighting is one of the worst I have seen in my career. They sold me on the business at interview time and hinted that there were problems. They sure do...the nastiest women talking about each other, not cooperating, no team work and no management team working to change it. I literally started looking for another job asap to get away from the sick environment. The HR department is no better.
Pros
I had a job
Cons
everything else
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A stable company in a very stable industry.
Lead Hand, Warehouse (Former Employee) –  Winnipeg, MB5 March 2016
Great family to work for. Management needs upgrading. Very professional. People who have worked at PBL for a long period of time feel their department is a kingdom. Team work/attitude didn't carry farther than some departments. All in all a good company to work for.
Pros
Most fellow employees are great to work with
Cons
Management style is to aggressive. To many kingdoms within the team.
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Not a fun place to work
Game Planner/Product Specialist (Former Employee) –  Winnipeg, MB4 January 2016
I will deal with my client day to day and manage current problems we had on different tickets and deadlines for working paper (which is legal document) to print a new game.
The day to day work was okay but the management was terrible and only few co-workers were there to help and train me, even thought there was not real training.
Pros
flexible hours
Cons
don"t pay overtime, bad environement
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loud and smelly
Quality Control Inspector (Former Employee) –  kamloops5 March 2015
if you like to work fast, be timed on your breaks,sit for long periods of time, get yelled at by your lead hand. not very good pay but did give profit sharing. 12 hr shifts open over time
Pros
BB-Q's and outdoor golf, basketball, profit sharing great benefits
Cons
long hours and very loud
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