Sundial Growers Employee Reviews
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It is a roller coaster of a job. They are struggling, if you don't have a trade you are considered, sheepeople. So you can be let go without notice. Another place where maintenance personnel are bottom of barrel.
Started out as a great place to work but quickly turned bad through poor management and low morale. When I first started out there were many hardships with just starting out in a new company and industry but everyone buckled down and worked hard to make it a great place, that all changed when mass lay-offs happened and demand for higher quality work with less people and resources. I was promised a raise on multiple occasions and much like everyone else in the facility I never received one. I was also on a team where I would be isolated from the team as conversation and instructions rarely were ever spoken in English and I would be penalized for not following instructions that I was not told as the instructions were given in another language. When brought up to management they said it caused no harm and wouldn't do anything until it did. Some of the good to come from the place was if you got hired on at the beginning you had an easier time moving up the ranks as well as there was lots of opportunity to move to different departments. The benefits were good and pay was decent.
good benefits plan
Poor management, poor work environment
Sundial is a busy, bustling and exciting place to work! Still has some start-up challenges as this industry figures out effective leadership and market demands, but it's a good place to grow your cannabis career. There's internal promotions, good benefits coverage, and employee ownership programs. Working with cannabis every day is totally a blessing.
Having worked there for over a year I’ve seen everything from disgruntled employees to hard working people getting disciplined for calling out the lazy. If you are hard working look else where. The hall monitors they call “team leads” already have they’re favourites and have a bias against other employees. Drama everywhere and if you aren’t careful the gossip will ruin not only your day but everyone’s view of you. My only regret was not knowing who crapped in the sinks.
Some decent people.
Sundial starts out looking very promising but quickly devolves into chaos. Bad management led to poor hiring choices and created an atmosphere of "who cares". Money is thrown at problems foolishly and often does not fix the problems at all. Wasted resources, wasted products, wasted facility rooms, employees wasting time, no one wants to fix problems they only want to cover them up.
extremely poor management and bad work ethic
The leadership at this company is absolutely horrid. They have little to no direction with no experience and no ability to adapt to change or suggestions and when they do it is way too late. If you do not agree with everything your supervisors or lead says they will do everything to get rid of you. HR at the company is an absolute joke and do not assist the employees in any way expect to benefit the company. Everyone is so burnt out for excessive drug use so much so that it makes communication almost impossible.
You get see average rooms full of cannabis, coworker can be fun at times
Poor management, non existant HR, stressful work environment, lots of people stepping on you to get ahead, everyone just tells you what you want to hear, everyone trying to get ahead by getting eachother laid off or fired
The environment was toxic and unhealthy. I would not recommend it to anyone! Management is terrible. Dont care about their employees. Nothing is ever the same. One person wants it done one way and a other manager wants it done their way.
Apply at your own risk! lot's of favoritism, no pay increase even after you make it past the probation period. No incentives, lazy middle management with no clues what is going on within production. Leads demoted to regular grunts yet they're able to keep their lead wage, toxic atmosphere and disheartened employees.
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The pay is good and most people are friendly to you but people tend to act childish and it felt more like high school all over again with all the gossip and lies being spread around. Then there are the groups and don't expect to be on good terms with anyone outside your group. The hours are long, expect to work 60 hours a week and they'll still ask for more over-time, You can't say no ether because if you do your boss might hold a grudge against you for weeks (at least mine did). But if your willing to put up with that then its not that bad of a job which is why i give it an overall rating of three stars.
I started when you got to keep the demo plant not weed ha-ha fast forward one year later laid off twice and terminated with one of the recent waves. I feel with Sundial approaching receivership slowly its time for a story from an individual who worked in a lot of the Sundial divisions, Excising Cultivation Environmental Services, Manufacturing, Olds Facility, and Rockyview I tried a bunch of stuff and asked a lot of questions of other divisions to develop my knowledge. Back when I started the company was hopeful and the employees optimistic the possibility of trying different divisions and building a career seemed very possible whether in Irrigation, ICM, or Extracts as the company grew. Being in a newly legalized industry they promised a promotion path that came with starting near the beginning from a starter into the office management. E.G: A person was a Grower at the beginning of their Sundial Career, now is the trainer in the office with further opportunities ahead. Sundial moved from a hundred to soon be 1000 employees and slowly the drama trickled down into the companies culture. When I started many individuals thought that the company would scale. Sundial began a hiring spree and was getting listed on a major stock exchange as a Billion Dollar Company. Three months to the Harvest Club was everyone's goal as it was 100 to 160 shares for those who started before the IPO at $13 US a share it was a great bonus, not explaining the one year lock-in period on those shares. Now with the selling of Bridge Farm which Sundial paid a 129 million for less - more...
My experience with this company was overall a huge disappointment. They started off as a tiny craft cannabis company with people who cared immensely about the product. This grew into a bloated monster of greed as management bled the company dry and stopped caring about the frontline staff that got them there or the cannabis they were growing.
After many layoffs you'd figure the HR department would care about the human being. Its become SO robotic for them that they have little to no feeling anymore. How do you sleep at night? Then again with the heartless head of "the people" at the helm you just have to look how the feces flows from the top down. This doesnt excuse the way mgmt has chosen to run these facilities and run them straight into the ground! It's clearly a mgmt problem as to why only 15% of the workforce is left. Why are they still in these positions? Why send the laid off employee away with hopes they will be able to return to their jobs..liars! You can't have the beer guy and concrete guys thinking they know best when it comes to growing cannabis. From 1000 employees last summer to now maybe 150?...great job! this company is the laughing stock of the cannabis industry and I for one and I'm sure others will applaud when the doors are locked.
Don't waste your time! The good people are gone and the ship is sinking fast. Management ran this place into the ground completely .... pathetic. These people focused on quantity over quality and got what they asked for!! Paying top togs way to much for running this company into the ground. SMH .......was great to begin with. Save yourself the hassle and don't waste your time.
Lazy people, clicky, 1 step forward 5 steps back kinda place!! daily weekly and monthly!!