The older employees are good and t(e newer are stupid
Power metal compact setter (Current Employee) – Stratford, ON – 21 February 2019
When I first started working there it was amazing how free I felt. The people were amazing and very friendly. As time went on things changed management became more strict. Yes quality has improved and that is my main focus but it’s hard to do when people don’t care
Millwright (Former Employee) – Ancaster, ON – 1 February 2019
If your a tradesperson stay away.!! Ancaster EPDM. From day one this was a disappointment for such a large company. Sat through basic policies during day one and found out the Human Resources Manager was leaving. Everything that is described in the duties is not even close. The plant is saturated with coolant mist on everything! Shadowed for my first 2 weeks. Learned nothing useful as most people mashed buttons. There is no reason or rhyme as to the “automation” It’s a bunch of equipment thrown together with interlocks. 1/3rd of the CNC is 15 plus years old. Everything is on top of everything and working on it is difficult. Guarding is so close and oil covered you better hope they get you your uniform in 2 weeks. Mine took a month and a half after several requests. Measurements were supposed to be day one. The newer equipment and CNC is not much better. Poor design for equipment and CNC is covered in oil. Step very carefully as there is no handrails. Faded HMI screens. CNC interface is mostly unreadable and different from machine to machine even though it’s the same make and year. Training is zero. In my interview I expressly said I have limited CNC and have rebuilt robots. I was told training would be forthcoming. The person who was implementing that (the maintenance manager) left in my 3rd week there. You will be on a rotating continental days and nights. The 4 Maintenance crews have good people and some very bad people. Extremely toxic and because you’re new will find ways to pick you apart and place that where it will be heard. This place will eat you alive a spit youmore... out. Being told you’re not good enough and walked out the door without having a clue what you being measured against is crushing.less
Employee (Former Employee) – Ancaster, ON – 19 January 2019
Worst HR in Ancaster plant. They lie about the position. Absolutely no benefits. They lie about benifits. No value for employees. Again the HR generalist ( the old one) is very incapable of handling things.
CNC Machine Operator (Former Employee) – Stratford, ON – 13 January 2019
Work you 6 days a week 52 weeks a year, they don't take into account that you need some me time, don't care if you have sick relatives, and they don't bother to investigate complaints of harrassment or threatening behavior
Manufacturing Manager (Former Employee) – Mississauga, ON – 3 January 2019
An international, growth oriented and progressive company. Dedicated, hard working employees. Safe, non-unionized environment. 8 years + with zero time lost accidents. Great salaries and benefits.Solid management, open door policy for all employees.High volume Powdered Metal manufacturing processes including Compacting, Sintering, Annealing, Carburizing, Machining, Grinding, Milling, Stamping, Densification, Magnetic Particle Inspection, Non Destructive Testing, Fast paced working environment.
Operator (Former Employee) – Stratford, ON – 13 December 2018
This company will treat you like a number. They will mess up your pay and if you do not notice it, they will not fix it...even when they do, it takes them several weeks to do so. They take weeks to reply to messages and HR never answers their phone. Majority of managers are only in position due to years, not because they are qualified. These managers are usually angry and horrible when it comes to people skills. When short workers they will make you work a two man job, and in warm weather every weekend is usually mandatory. Their lack of professionalism is clear.
N/A (Current Employee) – Mississauga, ON – 18 September 2018
This company used to be real good. Employees were well looked after but now we are just a number, worked to the bone. They don't care you have families, if they could they'd probably make you live there just to get work done. Everyone is overworked....the problem doesn't seem to have any resolution any time soon. It has been consumed with the idea of becoming "world class" that they forgot how to care for their employees. Has become too "corporate". Whatever is "done for the employees" feels like the company was required to, not because they want to.
Production Associate (Former Employee) – Ancaster, ON – 15 September 2018
Hot during the summers, lots of overtime.. However, the supervisors are great, the employees are even better. 3 shifts, so afternoon included which is the worst, but you pretty much have your choice of shift. Very good work environment altogether. Going to miss this place
productive and efficient company in the field of powder metallurgy
Metallurgist (Current Employee) – Stratford, ON – 7 September 2018
It's a nice company which will give you the opportunity for your professional growth if you have a strong desire to learn and prove your capability. However, it's difficult to work on the shop floor in summer as its too hot due to the running furnaces.
Quality Control Inspector (Former Employee) – Ancaster, ON – 21 August 2018
Long hours, filled with temp employees, and strange management practices. Had pretty high turnover but that was 13 years ago. Working conditions were fairly good but maintenance struggled to keep everything up to par.