Supply Chain Specialist (Contract) (Former Employee) – Cambridge, ON – 13 June 2018
Duties include purchasing, planning,inventory and warehouse. Conducted the value stream mapping project and reduced the inventory level Used Fishbone Diagram analyst and lead the internal scrap rate reduction of one component Standardized the customer order description and labeling system Simplified sequencing process by suggesting adding sequencing function on ERP system instead of using spreadsheet
Line Worker (Former Employee) – Cambridge, ON – 12 February 2018
Aside from rimowa being a very clean factory I don't see any advancement and recognition for hard work I've seen people work there for a year and still not being hired with the company. Lots of gossiping in between people.
quality assurane specilist..assembler (Current Employee) – Cambridge, ON – 11 January 2018
work load is not fair at all , some employer have work load more than others , manager does not care that much. the company have no stable quality standard , quality for the company is individual base , some employer in quality department they do not have basic quality skills visual inspector no measurement instrument , overall quality department look a masse . personal experience it does not add nothing to my education and experience except for dealing up with people . The most I did not like about the job manager does not carry the weight of the job .
should have fair work load, work should mach salary
relations ships with the manager is best way to secure the job and get promotions.
Job Work/Life Balance
Good company and employees
Robotic Trimmer Operator (Former Employee) – Cambridge, ON – 11 November 2017
Rimowa was a good company to work for with excellent management and fun employees and events. It was also good pay and good benefits. A typical day consisted of setting up and operating the robotic trimming machine and inspecting parts as they came out of the machine. The hardest part of the job was the inspection.
Shipper/Receiver/Material Handler (Former Employee) – Cambridge, ON – 21 October 2017
Management has a habit of underusing the skills and knowledge of their workers. Promotions and advancement are given to people that are in the "popular hang out group" instead of being based on experience, attendance and merit.
Assembly Worker (Current Employee) – Cambridge, ON – 23 June 2017
I have been really lucky to work at Rimowa. Have met a lot of great people. It's a clean and pleasant place to work. I have worked in other factories before but have never enjoyed working in a plant that is air conditioned.
Polycarbonate Assembly (Former Employee) – Cambridge, ON – 22 April 2017
This place hires only through temp agencies for the production department. It takes about 8-9 months on average for anyone to get hired and when you do they still make you wait 3 months for full time status. There's no advancement or development opportunities. Salary is average for this line of work but you only get one raise after a year of employment and then there's no more. There's no reward or incentive for long term employees. Take work environment is similar to a high school. Average worker is between 19-25 yrs old and there's lots of drama/bullying between workers. Very inconsistent, there's no organization and management is almost invisible. I would only recommend this job as an in between stop, not a place to settle long term.
Aluminum Framer (Former Employee) – Cambridge, ON – 20 August 2015
The workplace is very clean. The coworkers are like family and very respectful, most of the time. The Lead Hands also very friendly and straightforward.
The management from supervisor to head are a whole different batch of eggs. They have almost 0 respect for health and safety of workers. Specifically the aluminum framers, that includes myself. The damaging effects of framing has caused many to quit, and others file for health benefits due excruciating pains in the hands, arms, shoulders and back.
When spoken to supervisor, no action is taken really. Even the salary for this position is 14$/hr. Same as the other positions of the assembly line with much less serious consequences.
The Head cares more about production and quantity rather than the health of its workers. This causes lack of any possibility of advancements.