Extremely poor management, frequent policy/rule changes, lumber yard workers underpaid.
Lumber Yard Worker (Current Employee) – Canada – 8 January 2019
I learned a lot from my time at RONA, more so than any other job I've had. Mostly what I learned is how a business should NOT operate. Any business that has big issues almost always comes from the top down, as the top is supposed to set an example or a precedent of how everyone else should function at a workplace. The difference in morale between the in-store staff and the lumber yard staff is shocking. At the location I worked at, we had no management position in the yard, which resulted in the yard being neglected. Even when management would try to communicate with their yard staff, the usual lack of communication and the simple fact that management was hugely dysfunctional to begin with often made things worse. The yard staff and in-store staff also has a noticeable average pay difference, and not in the yard's favor, which is disconcerting considering the type of work is drastically more difficult, emotionally yes, but mostly physical. I've seen multiple young men end up with terrible physical ailments, and when you feel you're underplayed on top of that, it's hard to be positive about your workplace. If you are looking into working for RONA, consider all I've said. I made a few good friends at RONA, and I built a stronger characters since working there. That's about as much of a positive spin I can put on it.
Company will pay for your forklift and propane licence
No paid lunches, only 30 minute lunch during an 8+ hour shift, poor management, very low pay for the work you will be doing