Machine Operator (Former Employee) – Kitchener, ON – 4 May 2018
I worked at PWO for 1 year. Was let go due to "downsizing" although Ford just got the new Bronco contract. So how downsizing is possible, I really don't know. They let 3 full time go people at the same time as myself, but kept the temps. Management is very unfair. If they like you, you are going to be ok. If you don't fit in their circle then you better watch out. PWO expects hard work for very little pay with minimal increases. No room for advancement. I've seen this company try and hire inhouse for other positions and behind backs they went and hired somebody from outside. Not a career choice. A year or 2 is fine, but you can not make this a long term career. The wage is terrible. Especially considering minimum wage was just raised and PWO will not increase their wages.
Tradesmen (Former Employee) – Kitchener, ON – 13 October 2018
Most if not all of the reviews are from disgruntled former employees, don't let that sway your opinion. Overall there does seem to be some boneheaded decisions but there are definitely worse places. Facility is actually very clean.
CNC Operator/Programmer (Former Employee) – Kitchener, ON – 5 September 2017
Love it 14 years we just grew apart Want to try something new and have absolutely no hard feelings Hr was great to me Christmas parties were awesome If I could ever have a chance highly unlikely I would work there again
Welder (Former Employee) – Kitchener, Waterloo – 12 January 2017
Worked for Pwo for a year as a weld operaror and thank god im finally gone from here! One of the worst and most depressing work environments I've ever been in! Alot of unbalance and unfairness incooperated in the pwo facility. Some of the employee's working here, and even some team leads, are the biggest of degenerates. I recommend you working here for a year, and leaving as quickly as possible! There's no future here what so ever!!
Clean work environment, benifits
Miserable environment, low class individuals, management is flawed
Deceiving and cheap place. Managers only care about their salaries.
NA (Former Employee) – Kitchener – 22 June 2015
Future is only visible for managers themself, big gap in compensation whether it is production or administrative employee. They can not envision future market, and only short time employment is recommended.
operator part time lead hand. (Former Employee) – robotic welders – 18 March 2015
My experience was satisfactory. management at the time of employment was very unorganized and little to no communication. i started as an operator, and by gaining responsibilities and trust from fellow management was given opportunity to learn more and gain skills on the CMM, pre-stage, tpm, quality checks and cut and bend test. but i was never recognized or acknowledge because management failed to relay my day to day jobs and took my effort as a "help" position.
oppertunity for higher eduacation
managment at the time was unorganized and unprpared for fast change.
Lots of negative people not treated fairly, Skilled labour not able to use their skills as they are always told what to do by a few leaders, You have to start fifteen minutes early and you are not payed for it, No breaks for skilled trades, Huge gap in pay from one skilled trade employee to the next can be 10$ gap, General labour swinging door around 10 employees start every two weeks because they are not payed enough for what they do (hard work),Overall Management treat employees unfairly,
Clean work enviroment, Decent wage for skilled labour
No opurtunity to advance, Lots of Negativaty comes out of this company