Saw Filer (Current Employee) – Atikokan, ON – 21 September 2018
Been a employee for almost 2 years. I climbed through the 'ranks' fairly fast, but there is a lot of serious occurrences that get brushed under the carpet, or just plain out ignored. A few of the staff members are very nice and knowledgeable in their trades, but the majority of them are just there for the pay and thats it. The hardest part of the job is going in and wondering what stupid stunts the company is going to try and pull today. The most enjoyable is that the pay is very well, and overtime is as easy as signing your name on a sheet of paper. Some days are good, but they are few and far between.
Pay is adequate
Long hours, Shift work, Inexperienced and arrogant staff(management).
Electrical Supervisor (Current Employee) – Thunder Bay, ON – 10 November 2018
Staff positions get worked pretty hard. Seems like the trades are the only ones who benefit from a lack of staffing since they get compensated for overtime worked. If you are staff expect to get maybe 25-50% of what you put in.
Controller (Current Employee) – Augusta, GA – 7 January 2019
Managers do not provide functional support. Blindside you with poor reviews with no discussion or opportunity for improvement. Work life balance does not exist for managers - expected to be available 24 hours a day.
Mécanicien de machine fixe IV (Current Employee) – Baie-comeau – 22 November 2018
Les Ressources humaines de cette usine sont incompétent et malhonnête, on ma approché en m'emvoyant un courriel comme quoi il pouvais m'offrir un programme de relocalisation, après avoir été embauché j'apprend que la chef RH refuse d'honoré l'engagement, WOW méfier vous de leur ressources hummaine et de leur belle promesse.
Maintenance (Current Employee) – Thunder Bay, Sawmill – 5 August 2016
There is a reason they are always advertising for people, staff turnover is huge. Poor wages and benefits. They can't attract competent management so you end up working for supervisors that know nothing and act like little children throwing temper tantrums when they don't get their own way. Safety is a big issue with management always pushing to cut corners to get production rolling. Management style is that of trying to rule by fear, always trying to threaten to suspend people or discipline them, they fired one guy because he took 10 feet of rope from the garbage to tie his truck door shut because it froze open, they disciplined another because they crimped a hydraulic hose wrong, is just some examples. Best advice I can give is find somewhere else to work, everybody else does.
Location is and has been in survival mode for years.
Maintenance Supervisor (Former Employee) – Thorold, ON – 20 November 2015
Market has had the particular location I worked at shift into survival mode for a long while. The long term workforce is increasingly jaded and its relationship with management is luke-warm at best. Management trends from recent internal transfers are bent on micromanagement from mid-level down through to the worker level, which is met with a predictable outcome.
I have heard that other mills have a better culture. There is opportunity to improve.
People individually are very skilled here, very good at their roles and do their best at lower management roles to co-operate and get things done.
Safety gear provided, programs in place to be good
Direction inconsistent, People routinely thrown under the bus, Clique-ish
Millwright (Former Employee) – Atikokan, ON – 29 September 2017
Management is all french, they choose non local contractors so the can fly french contractors in. Not good work exposure for a millwright apprentice, you can expect to clean the shop of oily rag bins, sweep the floor and dispose of garbage and be paid 25$ an hour as a fourth year millwright. the like to get you to use the CNC finding machines to sharpen and change planer head knives, this company has great hourly workers but lacks in the operations supervisory roles, and upper management is favoured to french speaking people only. think carefully about considering them as an employer.
always like working with people, showing how to do things right and safely.
saw mill worker (Former Employee) – Ignace, ON – 1 August 2017
Days work are good, put the night shifts are long too, put i loved my job as a sawmill worker. I work 2 different shifts every 2 weeks. Very stressing driving home each way 2 hours every time i go to work....put i still liked my job. I like working in the lumber Industry, where trees are cut down and bring then into the sawmill, making into lumber.
yes i like my lunch breaks and stretch
yeah we do long hours too if you want to work on the weekends.
Many, 30 year employee (Former Employee) – Several – 10 January 2017
30 year employee, worked in every department of this newsmill. Once a forward thinking company, now definitely in survival mode. One would think that a few well paid businessmen who succeeded in having all their debt erased after coming out of bankruptcy a few years ago might find a way to make a profit, and stop beating up (especially) long tenured employees. My advice, if you are young, educated and want a long lasting meaningful career, go elsewhere, regardless of profession. Once a proud employee, The Resolute company should be avoided at all costs. If you get the chance, regardless of location, steer clear. Mean, failing and desperate company.
Operation (Former Employee) – Clermont, QC – 25 December 2017
Particulièrement l usine de Clermont, la gestion est malsaine de plus les cadres sans compétences non scolarisé (Ami de.la famille gagnon) l employeur n a aucune reconnaissance envers ses employers. Il faut ce battre pour faire respecter les normes du travail, employeur sans coeur ni âmes. Elle se crois tout permis elle se dit même au dessus des lois
There is alot of history in the plant, moral was a challenge to improve
E&I Supervisor (Former Employee) – Thunder Bay, Ont. – 25 June 2017
The site is an interesting place, the crew provided superb support with issues that were a daily task Management provided training was not provided, learn as you go is what I faced daily Biggest issue was learning there systems and operating thought processes
Labourer (Former Employee) – Thunder Bay, ON – 4 January 2017
This was a great work experience. The work was demanding and the hours were long but we were compensated accordingly. The management and team building that is there is great and provided good direction. They stress on safety procedures and a healthy workplace which makes ergonomics in the workplace great. The hardest part of the job was being able to cope with the heat and physical demand.
good hours, 4 day weeks, 10 hour shifts, very safe work.