Production Worker in London, ON
Work to live,not live to work The original cakerie pays better then most companies for a reason, they need people bad. The revolving door of employees is a clear indication of a general bad work environment. And I can say from my time here, this is in fact the case. The management-worker communication is IMPOSSIBLE if you do not work a shift that is in the slot where the HR higher ups are in the office, with having to write a form and hope it gets seen and usually takes a week to be replied to. On the job itself, it will seem easy at first, but as you advance into different departments, you will see the clear favouritism of certain employees with seniority and those who are in certain “posses”. The more physically demanding jobs are often given to the younger employees who are newer, and it becomes insanely mentally and physically taxing after a while, leaving no wonder why they can’t keep people in production. The people you work with are some of the nicest people you can meet though, as most are very open to conversation and are generally happy and nice people. Same goes for team leads, they are very understanding of how difficult the jobs are and try their best to support the workers.There is no work- life balance at ALL when working production. Part timers are scheduled all over the place, leaving just barely enough time to go home to eat and sleep. It is not worth the money, though the pay rate is above average for unskilled labour, it’s very unlikely 3/4 of those people who get the job will make it past those 70 shifts. They are looking to pinch time out of employees every chance they get by trimming your 30 min lunch to include the travel from the floor to the break area.Now to talk about the place itself, the machinery would have been outdated in the 1960s, let alone today. They have their production employees doing the mind numbing physical tasks that could be done by a machine, and it is not only incredibly degrading but also gets exhausting. Also guaranteed this place would NOT pass a health and safety audit given it’s random, the cleanliness is questionable at best. You will feel horrible both mentally and physically coming home from a shift. Trust me, seek out a real career. This isn’t it.