Varsteel Ltd
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Was a very fast pace work place. All in All some great people to work with

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The sales was very fast paced and I enjoyed expanding and capturing our share of day to day and chasing major projects worth $3 - $6 million. They have really grown over the past 10 years.
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Hate working at varsteel

Management are the most un professional people ever !!!!!! The company seems like a great place to work until you have to deal with the most un professional management people in history work is were hard in extreme weather

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Toxic place to work. Place is full of backstabbing people.

I worked there for 17 years. Became middle management. If your not a "YES MAN"for upper Management your not worthy of their time. It was a great place to work untill the new managment team took over. Not a friendly place to work anymore. You are just a number.....not a person.
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Good people

Lack of management great people Fun job but if you don’t have experience can be dangerous High expectations without acknowledging the employees need a reform in management
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Good place to work

It’s a good place to work you can learn a lot about steel products and how to run a overhead crane the people are alright to be around and the bosses are good it’s a fast paced environment but you get used to it

Pros

Pay

Cons

Weather
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Regina Location Credit Dept

The credit department is a mess, it is being run by a man that doesnt care about the employees' wellbeings, and who has slim to none knowledge about the actual workings of his own department, and would not be capable of training newcomers now that his entire Regina team has quit. The workplace is not covid safe, there is little sanitization and no one cares about social distancing. The credit department are fully capable of WFH, but the man running the department refuses to allow his workers to, or picks and chooses based on who knows what, despite productivity never being impacted when credit department was WFH in the early stages of covid. You definitely will be forced to do the jobs of others. There is absolutely 0 recognition for going above and beyond. The pay is also low for the industry. The only redeeming quality about the job was that the coworkers were great, but they have all since realized their worth and moved on.

Pros

Everywhere except the credit dept in regina functions relatively smoothly, and the Ops side is run incredibly well in Regina

Cons

Not covid safe. Low pay. No recognition. No empathy.
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Not interested in making it better

The management team does little to help the operation side of things. They talk a lot but nothing has yet to improve or change. It's a decent place to work if your only interested in a pay cheque but it you're the type of person that wants to do more and try hard to make things better you'll just get frustrated and leave. They have a lot of people come and go.
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Wow!

The people in Delta are kids in men/women’s bodys. Management are rude and dont like to help you learn. They throw you in this position and train you with very little info and when you ask questions they tend to humiliate you in front of the office with the expectation that you should know everything by now. Yup even in your first days there. This is such a stressful environment. The pay is so low for the work expected. Would not recommend working here unless you are on your last end. The language is very colourful too especially in the shipping office. You need to have a very thick skin to work in here. And they seem to want you to fail in your work so they can have something to complain about in their Monday meetings. “Very negative place”. Don’t do it unless you want to have drama in your life. Maybe ask them why there is such a high turn over in the reception area. And balance of workload is highly unfair. Unfortunately staff will not get to know you in the Admin role because they know you will not be around in 3 months. Tip: Look in managers calendar for your initials in 3 months time. That is your end date. Very high turnover.

Pros

Free donuts

Cons

Incompetent management
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Worked here for five years. Most people who worked here are kids in mens bodys, Most guys are rude and dont like to help you learn thing. The pay was low for the work expected and the only thing I enjoyed while working here was the management of the branch. Corporate is a joke, I was never compensated for a raise that took over 7 months to get. Would not recommend working here unless you are on your last end.

Pros

Pizza day every 6 months

Cons

Extreme dhickholes who work here
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Good company to work for

Good working environment. Friendly co workers. Great support from the head office. I would have stayed but the market slow down made cut backs necessary.
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Excellent Company

Varstell is great company to work for. There is a lot of room to advance in the company from within. Family oriented company. They treat people very fair.
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loved working there

my interview was walking the crane rail to fix a broken fuse on the crane..I continually visited the shop to ask for the job.. (I bugged them until they hired me). great people from management to warehouse workers. only reason I'm not there now... trades apprenticeship
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Good co-workers

Co workers great but upper management is not in touch with its people. Work life balance was good and the workload can be alot at times but usually good.
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Unrealistic expectations

Worked nearly the entire winter outdoors with very little help, very few breaks and inferior equipment with no heat...then on my last day before my probation was up was let go without any real reason. Outdoor winter work wear wasnt provided or paid for by the employer and asking for help was like getting blood from a stone.
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Excellent long term employment

Good wages. Lots of work. Great benefits. Retirement investments. Great employer. If you like hard work that pays off Varsteel is your place. Yes the work is hard but the pay and benefits male up for it. Great staff and workers makes a grear team environment.
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Decent place to work

Could treat employees better. But group overall where good to work with. Pay is fair. Not the best, was a relaxed atmosphere and alot of time allowed to deal with out of office issues. Not alot of positives from pay cuts and increases.
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Worst management at prince george branch. Alot of wcb claims their.

The manager and production manager have no experience running a steel shop. I would personally not recommend this company unless your a employee that wants to go on disability. In which case you will be a great fit for this branch.
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Solid Company

Varsteel is a good company to work for. They treat their employees well and compensate them fairly. The management team is solid, but I would say that communication can be lacking at times which I found frustrating. But overall, I wouldn't discourage anyone from working here. There isn't alot of turnover, so obviously people are happy.
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Great Place to Work

Was a great place to work. Management really shows that they care, and are involved. The pay is very reasonable. Great team atmosphere overall. Highly recommend.
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Micro management and dictatorship

Micromanage your every move, dictated from upper mgmt in lethbridge, that's in all positions. Trucks are gps tracked and if stopped for more than 5 min. They are calling you, not allowed outside calls.
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First Manager was good

The first manager was good at his job, the following two were not good at their jobs. The pay was ok, for Winnipeg, benefits cost the employee about $250/month. The blue collar folks and the sales were decent people.
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Based on 57 reviews

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3.4 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
3.3 out of 5 stars for Salary/Benefits
3.1 out of 5 stars for Job security/advancement
3.0 out of 5 stars for Management
3.1 out of 5 stars for Culture

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