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Calgary Head Office Never connected to it's Facilities
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
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Disappointing
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.
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When did the empathy get removed from "Human" "Resources"
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.
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Lies all Lies / HR nightmare / Lack of Leadership / ship is sunk
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.
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10hr shifts
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Lazy people, clicky, 1 step forward 5 steps back kinda place!! daily weekly and monthly!!
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Long days of work with minimal recognition.
Management cut corners whenever they could, even if breaking regulation codes and law. They were constantly changing the workplace environment to suit the workers even less.
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lots of knowledgeablepeople
Poor management, low communication, facility grew too fast for it to handle and did not listen to the more experienced growers that were there. wasted a lot of money.
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Good money doesn't equal good weed (or a workplace)
This company was a sinking ship before it even started. So much to say about them but I'll keep the story short. A bunch of mommy-and-daddy people with money who thought that could grow weed, to tap into a new market and rip people off with their "amazing, craft at scale strains" in the legal market. Super disorganized, every single shift is a mess, and not even the leads who are supposed to be the best equipped to lead a team of growers knew what was going on every single shift. A lot of backstabbing and jealousy from people who thought that they could have a chance after many years of having a sad life and not being recognized. But that's exactly why - this company appreciates and even praises toxic behavior, ruthless management of people, and bad workplace practices in every single level and department. If you're a liar, a great talker, a bootlicker or a drama queen, you will go places here. So many promises just because they enlisted in Wall Street, and they couldn't even give their employees proper uniforms, secure everyone's safety every shift, and provide a proper place to eat for their employees (putting them in only two trailers for about 500 employees, and making them walk thru mud and dirt for the whole winter). This place got filled with weirdos, addicts, bootlickers and opportunistic people who think they know it all just because they have plants at their home. They would rather have workers who just say yes and keep the job, than talented people who might provide something positive to their crops, the culture, and the company as a whole. Its no wonder they're going - more...
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Good place to work with opportunity to grow
Fast paced, good salary & lots of opportunity to move up. Great place for job growth within company with incentives all-around. Amazing work culture


Currengoing through unfortunately
Pros
Good wages, benefits & opportunity
Cons
Competitive & downturn in industry
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An embarrassment to the Cannabis Industry
We love our People is the #1 value at Sundial Growers while corporate has made millions off the backs of the worker bees in the facilities. The former CEO is laughing all the way to the bank while he relaxes on the beach back in California. The board of directors does nothing but sit back and collect a paycheck. This company started out with big dreams to be the hugest and the best while continuing to operate with a popsicle stick facility in Olds, with mould issues, bud rot, leaking ceilings, electrical issues and the list goes on. Greed is why this company should file for Chapter 11..
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Moldy bud and pore management
Cannabis grown in Olds at Sundial is covered in mold and bud rot. ICM cutting out lbs of moldy bud in rooms while cultivation is defoling for harvest. Many people sick and still made to work. Most leads can't look after their own team and try to manage others. Communication is non existant and SOP's a not adhered to
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Don't do it. Not that theyre hiring
Id describe it as a manipulative narcissistic corporation.

This corporation lacks morals and integrity.


They use what seems to be brainwashing tactics, trying to get you to identify with the company as a 'Sundialer'. It feels so fake. Putting what effort they can afford, into making you want to invest in them even though youre treated as an expendable piece of meat


That's all you are to them, a means to an end.


They do only what they absolutely HAVE to by law and even then. Not all. They sweep what they can under the rug. This tends to be safety issues


Their main goal is to become profitable, to not sink. Since they've got some big holes in the ship.


The holes are mostly from bad planning and management. Speaking of management and HR. They have shown to be manipulative, bullies and more. Some of them will do it with a smile on their face though so be wise to their game


A new company that has made some big mistakes and bad decisions.


Most people still there feel the company doesn't care about them or their safety OR the plants, just the money. If you could ask a fly on the wall.. They feel they have to be there to pay their bills and just have to put up with the toxicity of it all. Sad
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Don't work here!!
Terrible place, horrible management. Lots of talent being wasted/not recognized. Pushed to your limits. Terrible benefits. No job security.
Cannabis culture could've been made here but upper management is poorly done and budgeting was non existent. Place is going under
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Communication is not good
It seems individuals were having a hard time communicating. Leads would not tell there coworkers important information. Very bad for this upcoming company. Leads were lazy, mostly on their personal phones claiming that they're 'working'.. They will walk around searching for other employees, instead of calling. Co workers are nice. Most people were nice. Pay was good. Some work was more stressful. Building was very nice. But it was so muddy the parking lot, and the road was so bumpy, I'm sure the vehicles were not happy
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Terrible place to work (sundial)
If you have the passion for growing and doing things right then I would avoid sundial at all costs possible this place drained my love and respect for growing most of the people are toxic I’m very unhappy at sundial and I see it on the face es of many
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Horrible.
Just horrid. Not worth anyones time. They dont care about staff and definitely dont care about their plants. They dont even have a master grower. He walked out and the CEOs walked out or stepped down. Not a good company to work for.
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Disorganized, lack of leadership
When I first started, everything was pretty good. Yes the company constantly changes but after the few waves of layoffs it has gotten bad. A lot of micro-managing, taking away any ounce of freedom from you. Strict policies. These policies are only told to certain individuals that work here, the rest of the teams have no idea about them. Those who do not know will find out the hard way. Communication is extremely poor. The teams are spread out very thin. You don't always get breaks due to the fact you are constantly attending to shipments and processors. There seems to be a lack of leadership from management, more dictating then not. Most management and leaders that revolves around inventory are not very friendly. They tend to High School you if you do not pick up shifts; Getting the silent treatment and cold shoulder. Veiled threats and intimidation is the norm; threatening to watch you on cameras and time your breaks etc.
There is no real training program for inventory personnel. You just sign procedure papers and no actual hands on training. A few people do things one way, the others do it another way. Depending who you are, this can turn into an altercation, which leads to arguments.


The benefit package is bare minimum and no savings plan program.


Shifts are long but rewarding because you get many days off.


Everyone thinks inventory is all paper work but it is mostly physical, moving hundreds of heavy totes all day.


Maybe 2 years from now it will be better but once you are in inventory, no room for movement in the company. Favoritism is noticeable but not
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The people are great
Cannabis is the first new industry since the tech boom in the 80's. Sundial is experiencing new industry and new company pains. They have a way to go but they will get there. The pace which a person has to work is both a blessing and curse.
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People, New Industry
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New Industry
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Poor planning and little to no chance for advancement. Great coworkers.
Can only comment on the Rockyview Facility. Poorly managed, stressful environment. Those managers have been let go. The ones that remained were positive. Great coworkers with positive attitudes, in spite of the upper level issues. Needs to be more focus on specific strains of Cannabis. The shotgun approach when I worked there (over 80 strains in the nursery at any given time) was not effective and made for much wasted effort.
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Sundial is not a place you would want to work at. There has been tons of times where I have gone to management or HR about a problem and nothing is ever done about anything. They basically just tell you that’s sucks continue on. They job is stressful, you work with people who could care less if they were there or not. When all the lay offs happened they got rid of good people and kept the ones who don’t want to work. If I had another job opportunity, I wouldn’t be here.
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Great People, Poor Management
Too many chiefs, not enough ......?
Upper Management, Operations Managers and Team Leads obviously have little or no real experience in a fast paced, high production environment. This lack of real world experience causes far too much confusion, costly delays and mistakes in the day to day operations. Lack of communications between upper management and the people on the ground creates undue stress on the entire operation.

Lots of great people there trying their best under difficult circumstances.

I wish them luck for their future!
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Toxic environment
It's extremely depressing working here and it shouldn't be. They laid off all the positive and actually hard working people and are left with the scum on the bottom barrel that lie and throw people under the bus to try to get a head. There's a lead in the pod #2 that bullies/harasses any one she come in contact with and management doesn't seem to care they would rather lay off all the great people in the company.
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