United Farmers of Alberta Co-operative Ltd.

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Farm store
CSSR-2 (Former Employee) –  Strathmore Ab4 June 2018
Staff members are great to work with. Building relationships with customers make learning much easier. Management in store - needs improvement at location worked at. Scheduling not consistent, sometimes you don’t know what you are working the following week until late on fridays. Upper management doesn’t understand, and doesn’t care about concerns at store levels. Not enough positive, focus on the negative. Customer service at this particular location is not a concern for the manager, customers don’t even know the manager.
Pros
Benefits, great customers. Working hours. Work/home balance
Cons
Attitude of manager, issues with scheduling, lack of knowledge of employees, managements treatment of employees, lack of proper training, policy and procedures not followed by all employees, upper management lack of understanding. Not enough rewarding of the good, too much focus on the bad
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General Ledger Reconciliation and Asset Administration
Financial Analyst, Corporate Accounting (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB4 April 2018
Strong General Ledger reconciliation skill and maintaining Asset continuity schedule. Review of duplicate maintenance charges and lease payments and disposal of asset.
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ok place to work
Accounts Receivable, collections, data entry (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB23 January 2018
was an ok place to work. Was always busy. In joyed the 1 personal day a month. Had Free Training Courses and webinars. They Have good benifits with a spending account.
Pros
perminate
Cons
none
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fun hard working staff , bad magament
Shipper/Receiver (Current Employee) –  High River, AB12 November 2017
all and all its a good place to work ,great staff , but management is wishy washy, and the senior yard person is a bit loopy and forgetful.
physically hard labor ( which is great ) outdoors in heat and cold,and meeting great customers
Pros
some really great people work there
Cons
managment is really wishy washy, its like a big power struggle between the senior yard sup and the manager, nothing is consistent
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ok
leadhand (Former Employee) –  edmonton14 September 2017
ok company to work for. Management for the most part was great. overall i would have to say that it was a positive work experience. Them closing the doors was not cool.
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Great Company
Regional Business Analyst (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB13 September 2017
While the executive seems to have been a revolving door, the culture and long standing employees are passionate and committed people. A great organization.
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Friendly atmosphere, great co-workers
Executive Assistant (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB10 July 2017
I thoroughly enjoyed my 10+ years working at UFA Cooperative. I found the managers and co-workers to be very pleasant to work with and I enjoyed the direction the company was taking. The workplace culture was excellent and there were many social activities to engage the workforce and encourage teamwork.
Pros
Great benefits & pension plan; pleasant work environment
Cons
n/a
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Solid company. Good work-life balance.
General Counsel (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB11 May 2017
UFA is struggling with relevance as the agribusiness world continues to consolidate. UFA remains fiercely independent as a regional player with limited local growth potential at a time when virtually all other regional players have merged or been acquired.
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A Cooperative
Tax Manager (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB9 April 2017
The company under went allot of changes when I was there.
Being a cooperative has allot of different challenges.
the have gotten fid of there defined benefit plan
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Job was very busy. Love it and working with the people.
ACCOUNTS PAYABLE AND FREIGHT CLERK (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB24 March 2017
This job was very busy and the days went very fast. People very smart. Job was very well organize and deadlines were met every month. This company did a very good to deal with farmers and the public.
Pros
Company very organize
Cons
When machines break down
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Productive, organized, fun workplace
Yard Hand (Former Employee) –  Oyen, AB14 November 2016
Walking long distances in the cold weather and lifting heavy iteams.How to better organizes and how to operate a forklift.Managment is great the employer is fun and upbeat. Coworkers are very helpful when needed. The heavy lifting and the long walking distance. Always getting to be outside and interact with people.
Pros
Christmas party
Cons
Walking distance
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Farm Srore
Cashier/Keyholder (Former Employee) –  AB25 October 2016
I was hired during a staff shortage two weeks before inventory. The culture changed while I was progressing thru the initial goals set out during the employment agreement.
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pro active company
operations employee/ sales associate (Current Employee) –  Edmonton alberta7 October 2016
A typical day at UFA- wholesale sports would include Cleaning the exterior of the building of pigeon deposits, then garbage removal. Once finished there would be constant re-arrangement of the store daily and as well as assisting customers with new merchandising and products.
Pros
pancakes on fridays/ flexible hours
Cons
removal of bird deposits, un organized hour distribution
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Great place to work
Agribusiness Support Advisor (Former Employee) –  Calgary28 September 2016
Great office environment and location. Office culture is positive. Work life balance is very good (employees all have 17 flex days in addition to regular vacation).
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good
Yard Labourer (Former Employee) –  Athabasca, AB31 August 2016
A busy work place with a great friendly service. It is go,go,go on the move and on your feet and physically demanding. But worth every minute of the work shift day, meeting and serving people is awesome, I certainly deed enjoy that job!
Pros
Bring your own lunch
Cons
Weather, must be prepared for the change of seasons.
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Productive, fast paced, gym, great benefits, HSA, agriculture and petroleum based
Accounts Payable Administrator (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB17 June 2016
Productive, fast paced
Gym available on site
Great benefits, HSA
Agriculture and petroleum based.

Learned testing of SAP updates

Flexible work hours
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simple loading jobs to unloading trucks with forklifts
Yard man/forklift operator (Former Employee) –  High River, AB16 May 2016
overall it was a fantastic job, easy going, yet still physicaly demanding. I learned lots including to operate different sizes of forklifts
Pros
operating forklifts
Cons
only worked part time
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Great place to work
Field Systems Cardlock Coordinator (Current Employee) –  Calgary, AB10 May 2016
Great team and good people. Good benefits. Close to home and easy to get to by car with underground parking........

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None
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Opportunity to work with numerous technologies
Senior System Administrator (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB10 November 2015
Worked with Windows server environment and VMWare clusters. Learned the TSM backup environment. Worked with a good team in the infrastructure group.
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Do you know the secret handshake?
corporate office (Current Employee) –  Calgary, AB16 August 2015
You're either in or you're out. What is most confusing is that one day you feel like you're in. Like you're one of the popular kids on the playground and then the next day you're contorting yourself trying to pull the knives out of your back.
Management is a pot pourri of intelligent, experienced and respected members of the community to the entirely opposite end of the spectrum to management appointed by virtually time spent. And heaven forbid anyone disagree. There is one train of thought and, how did that go again, "if you aren't on the bus, you're under it." Infamous.
My colleagues are generally a good group. Hard working, loyal, proud and sincerely want to see success for the cooperative and be part of that success. It is the toxicity of management that breeds apathy and fear.
Pros
Colleagues are hard working and committed.
Cons
Management's sense of entitlement
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3.9
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