Tolko Industries Ltd
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Good money but expect to be pooped on.finding out alot of company's don't respect employees, if they did they would get more work out of them .they need to pay abit more money so people can actually live properly.
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Good money
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Bullying and harassment
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I was a fire watch person at Tolko industries, my job was to make sure no sparks or flames were sparked during the hours of the tradesmen. I stood aside the tradesmen with a water hose ready to spray the sparks and put the flames out
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I was told I'd be on a rotating schedule, week of days, week of evenings, week of nights, moved 1500km for the job and got put on straight nights, that offers no quality of life when it's 5-8 hour shifts a week, if 12 hr shifts, no problem. Old, dark, dirty, depressing workplace. .
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Reasonable pay
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8 hour shifts
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Tolko was a good place to work once you get on full-time. You start as a casual worker, but once you’re apart of the team, as long as you work hard and show initiative. You can move along
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Management is incompetent and no clue what is going on, they hire their buddies and cover up for each other. Hide production issues to make themselves look good and safety is just a word thrown around when the boss visits
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Wages
Cons
always worried about job security if you are not a buddy
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pay is good. Some of the people working there are not as great. Power is given to those who may abuse it. It is one of the highest paying jobs in the okanagan which is a bonus.
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Top grade management. They acted professionally and treated me like a professional. Just my own view. The only reason I left was because I knew the Kelowna location where I was at was on the verge of being shut down.
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I worked at Tolko over the summer as a weekend job where I cleaned in and around the mill. It’s very exhausting work, but you are paid very well. Recommended for students
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interesting place to work, can learn a lot about the forest and lumber industry in Canada, if you like hard work this is the place for you, you can really work up a sweat in a days work
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Worked at Lavington mill in prod. for 3 years. Plant Manger is a bully. Disrespectful dictator. Hired 3 of his 'hockey' buddies who had no experience
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Already filled out my review idk why i gotta do it again. But it's a good place to work with alot of different things to learn.
Management was good and friendly

Culture was good
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Had a great time learned alot accomplished goals and did it safe good leaders. Was sad to leave but my family is from provinces over and it was time to move home
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Workplace morale is low due to commodity prices. In my time at Tolko, it was my opinion that management did not attempt to rally worker morale. To increase productivity, management considered banning cell phones in the entire plant site.
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Was promised to go on production, waited months yet nothing. Instead they hired more people and bypass straight into production. Hard on the body.
You want to move up, you need to know someone.
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no comment. it was a good place to work for 9 year, the people and staff were professional and helpful and also living in Kelowna was great. to bad it came to an end
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Great pay and decent benefits. Hiring Is a bit unfair, and sometimes your stuck at either the planer or sawmill without a proper training in both. Management will often selectively choose when they adhere to seniority to suit their agenda
Pros
Pay, 8 hour shifts
Cons
Favoritism
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The only positive thing I can say about working at tolko is the pay, the most soul sucking place I have ever stepped foot into. I tore my bicep tendon after pulling on the green chain continuously, 10 hour days, same repetitive motions and they wouldn't move my position until my tendon tore and I had surgery. Once recovered from surgery they put me right back to the same position that tore my tendon. Management is horrible they treat their employees like dirt, whether you’re actually a hard worker and clean up during downtime or a useless shlub just trying to get by doing the bare minimum they treat you exactly the same so there is no incentive to care and work had at your job. These people do not care about their employees and it shows.
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This plant is now permanently closed. Jobs are no longer available at this operation. Permanent closure was announced November 8, 2019 and took effect January 8, 2020.
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tolko has a lot of employees that would be considered blue-collar workers in white-collar positions. This lends itself to some pretty lowbrow day to day activities.
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very positive environment .the attitude is that you get more with sugar tan you do with vinegar ...... best employer i have ever worked at. i had to move to Alberta but it was far better than resolute sawmill in thunder bay.
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I would never recommend to anyone to work for Quest Wood Tolko Industries.
Harassment , bullying, favortisim and not family oriented at all. It felt like jail and we were all freed when they closed the doors.
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No pros
Cons
Umdertrained all around
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