Signature Aluminum Canada Inc
2.7 out of 5 stars.
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Worked here for 10+ years. The work environment is toxic. Your word means nothing. Your suggestions to improve the place will not be heard. Management has their picking order, where skill is over looked. Management will only promote their friends.. too much management personnel that are never on the floor demanding metal to be ran a certain way when the equipment isn’t able to perform to their expectations. Pay is sub par. Cost of living goes up and our wages stay the same. Every union contract is made to suit the mechanics instead of the whole workforce as we are in the same union
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Unionized
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Everything else about the company
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Just a downright terrible place to work. Senior workers look down on new workers.....alway call them tier two newbie. If you like to be yelled at this is the place. Supervisors play favourites. 12 hr shifts and the weakest union I have ever seen. Hope to be done here soon.
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Awesome benefits
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Union looks after senior staff and don’t give 2 f***s about new workers.
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Look elsewhere !! New employees are treated poorly by staff and management. The Union is terrible. Again don’t waste your time here try elsewhere! Overall terrible experience.
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I have been working at SAC for many years and have seen it though its many changes. I can say that it has been an overall great place to work. With any organization there are its challenges but at the end of the day the company is employee focused and will support its employees work and life balance. This is highlighted in the company's response to the recent pandemic. This is a 24/7/365 aluminum manufacturing business and with that comes additional challenges (longer hours, fast paced and during the summer is a hot environment on the production floor) but if you are up to it and enjoy a challenge then this is the place to set roots.
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Great co-workers, family culture, new challenges each day
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Management is not transparent in relaying information to staff. Everything is a big secret and then once presented to staff, management wonders why systems and procedures don't work. I was very frustrated with amount of work expected to be done, while others in the department stood around chatting and not taking responsibility for work getting done.
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Hostile environment where management & coworkers harass newcomers daily. This company has no respect for North America, and it also has no respect for Canadians. If you want to be called names and experience hostile management throwing good parts around then this place is for you! If you want to be treated with respect then avoid this Chinese company at all costs! For those that do choose to work for Signature Aluminum... enjoy the stomach cancer from what you will inhale. Your body will never adjust to doing day shifts, and midnight shifts in the same week every single week.
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Friendly environment to work and has skilled employees in different fields. learn more about specific industry. Using ERP system in addition to Microsoft Office.
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The workers all feel they are supervisers and a sub culture is rampant with drugs and safety issues. Quotas get met just barely and complacency is the rule of the workers at signature.
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Long hours, heavy lifting Labour job. Very loud and physically demanding. Most people don't make it through the probation period, and very few make it longer than a year. The hours, swing continentals, wash most people out in short time. Decent pay, for unskilled labour.
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Many of the colleagues were sociable and friendly. Shift schedule is tough since it is a rotating continental shift but that is the only stressful part of the job.
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Extremely unorganized. Lack of leadership and direction. No accountability, especially from the top. They don't pay there Bill's, so it was impossible to get anything done on time.
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None
Cons
Lack of leadership
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A typical day at signature aluminum, would be working in a warehouse for twelve hours, three or four days out of the week. Waking up at four AM in the morning to get to work for six AM, because our official work time would then begin at six-fifty AM. All day long we would make metal and package them, then we would put the bundles of metals we’ve packaged, put it in a oven for the rest of the night
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Staff
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Pay
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Really bad management, no one wants to take responsibility and held accountable Everyone just blames others Negative workplace environment Bullying, harassment, and discrimination Doesn't value their employees No opportunities for advancement
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Management needs to clean house, including their own department. The business is suffering because the work culture is extremely toxic; communication between departments is poor and there is a serious lack of organization in the workplace. Management is also neglectful and if you do not ask for the proper P.P.E it will not be given to you unless it's blatantly obvious you don't have it I've seen instances where it has even been denied (ear muffs in a very noisy environment). If you're desperate enough to take this job please be very careful or you will be injured. ( 2018)
Pros
Nobody cares about anything until something goes wrong
Cons
long hours, low starting wage worse if it's salaried
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Job is in a foundary/extrusion plant. It is hot, physical work. Continental shift schedule. Overtime is voluntary. Unionized environment. Pay and benefits are good. Opportunity for hourly advancement.
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Work day did generally require overtime. Management seemed to care about employees Unionized environment which can create a hostile environment between management and labor force. Very hot workplace
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Not a good place to work. Management is rude. Hours are not good. Job feels like a jail and takes a huge toll on your life personally inside and outside of work.
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good pay
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very hot inside work place, long shifts, did not like manager, but supervisor was very nice, co workers very friendly hardest part working in the hot enviroment
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none
Cons
long hours very hot
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Management is too bad and the job culture is not good. There is no goals and objectives at all, no one knows which direction the company is going.
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This is not a good industry to work for. They do not take care of their employees and you are overworked. Working overtime is required every day.. The more help you ask for the more work they give you.
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Notining
Cons
Long hours
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Great Place to work, Have Fun every Day, Absolutely love my Job. Just would like to Better my self and continue to grow as an individual
Pros
Great Boss
Cons
None
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