Tree Island Steel Careers and Employment
- IndustryElectronics Manufacturing
Health & Safety Manager in Richmond, BC
on 1 June 2021
Upper Management is TerribleI came into Tree Island as a Manager excited to learn, grow and work as part of a team. Unfortunately, the company wants to say that the Health and Safety of their employees is their #1 priority, but that is definitely not true! Production is #1 and all the employees are replaceable, regardless of how many years of devoted service and hard work they have put into the company. As a Health & Safety Manager it was so very frustrating to be promised accountability, and a willingness to change, but anytime it interfered with production, there would never be any follow through. Employees work with antiquated, broken equipment, yet the employer expects top results. Also, their supervisors do nothing, they don't enforce safety policy and yes even directly contributed to Lost Time Injuries of plant employees, with no accountability whatsoever!This is not right, as a Safety professional, in good conscience, couldn't stay and turn a blind eye to the mismanagement by the upper management. For a high risk facility, all departments should have a weekly safety meeting,, but unfortunately, safety meetings are only, one 30 minute meeting, once per month and not all departments are consistant, as you would have to shut down production to hold the meeting.If you value your well being and Safety, DO NOT WORK FOR THIS COMPANY.
Maintenance Manager in Richmond, BC
on 29 April 2021
Great people make this company succeed and be a fun place to workI have worked at this company since 1993. What makes this place special are the workers both on the floor and in the office. Dedicated people who work hard every day to ensure we have a strong future. We call ourselves "Islanders".
Maintenance Electrician in Richmond, BC
on 28 January 2021
MaintenancePoorly managed. Very dirty environment. Pay and benefits do not reflect the environment and type of work you have to do. On a positive note if you are new to maintenance they are patient with you and allow you to grow.
Lead Hand Shipper and Receiver in Calgary, AB
on 9 June 2020
A unique place to workFor the first 10 months of the 3 years I worked their it was good. I advanced to machine operator in 4 months and my rate of pay went up a lot. The 2 operators that were already on the machine didn't want another person on the machine and refused to train me, answer my question or help me in anyway. They went as far as cutting rod so that it would break when I started running, running the material out and not leaving enough rod to weld back on too and messing with the bandier so when I lifted these 3000lbs coils the banding would break and the coil would fall. 1 of the supervisor at the time was great and tried to help me but another one didn't like me and seemed to make it worse. I would try to go to our union president but he only cares about himself and won't do anything for anyone else. My numbers became higher then the other 2 operators and the feared that I was going to replace one of them. In the winter they get slow and I got put back into the helper position which is much lower pay. This shop is a union and because of that seniority almost always gets to stay at their position even if you out work, out produce and put out a much better product than they do. In January the shipper was missing a lot of work, he would no show or go home early and when he was there he would complain and yell and scream all day. One day he didn't show up and there were trucks waiting at the gate and no one to load them, so I put on a jacket and headed outside without anyone asking or having a clue on what to do. The only thing I was sure of was that the product the trucks were there for needed to be shipped out. I figured it out with the help of the Shipper Manager of Canada from head office. Over the next month and a half when the shipper didn't show up I would go to the yard and load trucks for him. Management started putting me on the schedule for shipping. Because we are a union job, position must be posted. Sometime towards the end of February a job posting for Lead Hand Shipper got put up, I think 4 people put there names on it. The collective barging agreement says that they need to consider 4 things when awarding a position and if no one in the shop meets the requirements the company can hire from the outside. I put my name on it and because I have been working in the yard for a couple of months and I was pretty much trained it would be my job for sure. they have to take the posting down in 1 week and have 10 days after that to award the position. This didn't happen, I was still working in the yard full time but not at the shipping wage. I asked our plant manager what was going on and he told me it was up to our plants shipping supervisor but when I asked him he told me it was up to our plant manager and head office. I went onto Indeed and the company had an ad up for the position that I have been working in and have put my name up for. Again I asked what was going on and again I was given the run around. I was by the supervisor office and someone came in asking for the shipping supervisor because he has job interview for the shipping position. I asked the shipping supervisor again what was going on and he told me that they wanted to hire from the outside. I told him that I fit all the qualification and because we are a union shop they have to give it to me or the other guy who applied. He told me " DO YOU THINK WE GIVE A S**T ABOUT YOUR UNION? THAT IS WHAT WE HAVE LAWYERS FOR. YOU WILL NEVER EVER GET THAT POSITION ". I filed a grievance and because our president was useless I went to our regional rep. The company kept delaying everything. One day the boss of the Canadian plants came to our shop and I sat down with him and told him that I can do this, I was already doing it and I was doing a good job. The shipping Manager of Canada also told him that I was doing a great job before they pulled me out. After all that I finally got the position. I really enjoyed the position but everyone seemed to work against each other and no matter what I did to make others job easier they continued to only care about themselves. The union president has no idea what he is doing, he has no idea what the contract says and if he doesn't like you he will do whatever he can to get you in trouble. The shop does not act like a union shop, everyone throws everyone under the bus and if someone doesn't do their job day in and day out and you try talking to them and then you try talking to the union and they still dont do there job and you are forced to go to a supervisor then you are the bad guy and all the members treat you poorly even though they do the exact same thing and their work quality is poor as well. I know I did a good job, I was told I did everyday. The drama day in and day out is a lot to deal with. A couple of the supervisors are OK and one is great, but head office micro manages so they are restricted on what they can do and how they discipline so the floor so nothing changes. I could go on for hrs so I will leave with this, if you do not have thick skin do not apply. It could be a good place to work if they worked on shop morel, if upper management didn't have favorites and head office allowed the supervisor to make their own calls. They could also pay more from the general helper to the lead hand operator, maintenance and the supervisors. Also upper - management makes a promise like more money they should keep their word instead of giving the run around and blaming someone else. If the last thing happened they wouldn't have lost their best employees.
Helper/Labourer in Calgary, AB
on 25 December 2019
Run from hereThey really could care less about there employees in Calgary. Management rules by fear. They pay is horrible. This place wont be around in Calgary much longer, nobody cares there anymore.
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