WAJAX Employee Reviews

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Great People, Horrible Revolving Management
Parts & Warehouse Supervisor (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON11 September 2018
I worked for Wajax Power Systems for near to five years.
Great people there for the most part, but no chance of getting
promoted from within. Wajax prefers to bring in idiot toe heads from other industries rather than acknowledge their own employees who are willing, capable and experienced.
If you don't mind continually living with the status quo, Wajax is great. Should you want a salary increase or promotion some day, lets just say that with Wajax, All bets are off.
Pros
Great team on the floor
Cons
Management, Hr
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Wajax was a great place to work once, never again!
Branch Manager GTA (Former Employee) –  Greater Toronto Area, ON1 October 2018
Old boy's club is a live and well at this company senior managers make lots of poor decisions based on how it effects there bonuses not on what best for the business. The company is suffering from a severe case of brain drain, all the good knowledgable pepole haved moved on to work for competitors.Good place to work if you like an ever increasing work load.
Pros
Great wages and benifits. Great people at the branch level
Cons
Sales people that are promoted to Manager positions that have no business sense or people skills
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several mangement changes getting worse with every new face
mechanic (Current Employee) –  Hamilton, ON15 June 2018
Decent hours with a good core base of employees. New hires or transfers from Wajax Equipment are treated like gold while the rest are neglected. Absurd safety policies put together by people with no obvious knowledge or technical capabilities of job requirements. The employees who have common sense are good to deal with but are in short supply. Focus is needed from upper magement in, are we servicing heavy equipment, repairing Detroit/Mercedes Engines or selling belts & hoses? The most enjoyable part is leaving at the end of the work day.
Pros
dayshift only, good benefits
Cons
lack of direction from manangement & false promises
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Excellent co-workers, extremely poor middle management
Service Technician (Current Employee) –  Alberta30 March 2018
The people I work with are some of the most trustworthy and intelligent people I have ever worked with. Management is the complete opposite. The company has been horribly managed in the last 2yrs+ ever since they merged all 3 divisions into one entity. They treat their field personnel like garbage, no support. Many good people have quit over the last 9 months over middle management but the higher up managers don't seem to care. No raises since 2015 but the door rate to the customer has increased since. Can't see myself working here in a years time. Sad part is the President of the company is a pretty good person to approach and talk to. Too bad all management here aren't like that. Communication here has been a problem ever since I started here. Also the parts dept is in a sad state of affairs, they don't stock much at all anymore. Apply at your own risk.
Pros
Co-workers, Mon-Fri work schedule
Cons
Middle management, no raises in 3 yrs+
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Ok
Senior Service Advisor (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON24 October 2018
To many many management change over. Not hiring the right people for the right job.
Good environment with tech and advisors. Great benifits and home life balance.
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Forward Culture
TECHNICAL SALES REPRESENTATIVE (Current Employee) –  Calgary, AB16 August 2018
Excellent benefits and training opportunities for all employees. Management gives support to new hires with employee buddy program and vendor product training.
Only downside is below average industry pay scale.
Pros
Training
Cons
Pay Scale
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Sinking ship or barely afloat?
Sales Representative (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON2 May 2018
This company needs a shakeup. I have worked here for several years and have seen the ineptitude by management take a stronghold onto the culture of this massive organization. Most of the employees are good people and a pleasure to work with. Quite a few good staff have left, leaving holes in the ability to do business effectively. Without change, this ship is doomed.
Pros
benefits
Cons
managers and culture
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Pressure and more pressure
Sales (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON29 January 2018
Wajax is a toxic environment to work in. Staff is overworked and underappreciated. Constant pressure from middle managers makes it difficult to take after a while. You are expected to go above and beyond your normal job. However, great place to make money if you have what it takes and to remove yourself from the BS. Excellent products and top of the line manufacturers are represented by Wajax. Company is growing again and will be hiring.
Pros
Money and benefits
Cons
Middle mgmt
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Fun place with very helpful and well-cultured workers
Mechanical Designer (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB14 December 2018
Very busy in both Engineering and Shop environments. Was in charge of Engineering design of Oilfield Skid -Type Standby Electric Power Generators.

As a mechanical engineering technologist, I was also able to learn a bit more about electrical engineering with good understanding of most Codes and Standards.

The management was ever ready to help in all diverse ways if a worker is in any form of need or trouble.
Pros
Getogether lunch hours.
Cons
When spare parts are late due to slow shipment.
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Once the best place to be but not anymore
Apprentice Truck and Transport Technician (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB3 October 2018
I always dreamed of working here, I was finally able to and I apprenticed here. Once it was known for the best training around, now its a terrible place for training. Its owned publicly and all that matters is share holders. It was a union shop when I was there but it didn't protect you from the wrath of horrendous management.
Pros
large engine opportunities
Cons
horrific management, not utilizing highly skilled journeyman to properly train
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Don't recommend
Heavy Equipment Technician (Former Employee) –  Blackfalds, AB4 November 2018
Poor management, lack of leadership, not much support. Not much room for advancement. Lots of told one thing, but really it's another. Persons skills and abilities not used to be able to succeed.
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Work life balance with no room for advancement
Heavy Duty Equipment Technician Apprentice (Former Employee) –  Grande Prairie, AB9 July 2018
Will be told what you want to hear to get you through the door with no follow through. Has no organizational skills. Lower management is new to positions and it shows. Flexible schedule. The negative reputation is warranted.
Pros
short days
Cons
no room for advancement
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Like anyother big company there are a few terible managers there spoil the flow of productivity
Power Gen. Inside Sales (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON16 November 2018
Anyone in a higher position just don't care about the little guys even though they are the ones that care the most......manager very toxic makes it very unpleasant to be around let alone concenate on the daily work over all good company with people who dont care managing it.....
Pros
Hours and pay
Cons
Terible managers....
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More work load but not compensated for it
Parts Supervisor (Current Employee) –  Hamilton, ON17 October 2017
Wajax expects you to work long hours and not compensate you for it.
Wajax has down sized some of its staff except not replace its staff so therefore placing more work load on its present staff.
The morale here is very poor.
Pros
okay with family needs
Cons
Very demanding, not compensated for extra time worked, havent had pay raises in 3 years
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Enjoyed Environment
Administrative Assistant / Reception (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB20 July 2018
Friendly Environment. Admin hours are from 8 to 4:30 pm. Free ample parking. Some days can be very busy. Lots of free training. Room for advancement if in the right department.
Pros
Parking, Easy to get to
Cons
Laid off
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great technicians,por management
Field Service Technician- (Former Employee) –  Northern Ontario12 November 2017
Management is ignorant of the industry.All are self serving and don't care at all for the customer.As a field tech,I was constantly getting yelled at by customers for the poor management and lack of customer support.
Pros
pay, benefits and nice service trucks
Cons
Management and red tape
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Productive but stressful workplace.
Heavy Equipment Mechanic (Former Employee) –  Saskatoon, SK30 August 2018
Management can become irritable and it makes the workplace not an enjoyable place to work. It is not a good place for new mechanics to learn or take an apprenticeship.
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room for advancement
Receptionist/Office Assistant (Former Employee) –  Edmonton Alberta10 October 2018
I enjoyed working with the staff, it was a mostly male environment. even women that worked there were all nice and helpful. There were different avenues of work that could be perused there.
Pros
close to home
Cons
inventory
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Alot of Changes
Human Resources Generalist (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON5 June 2018
Employees have no confidence in Management Team, poor and poorly timed communication often leaves employees confused

With a very high turn over in key areas and departments, and Management not dealing with employee concerns, people are becoming frustrated
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Decent Company to work for
Foreman (Former Employee) –  Grande Prairie, AB9 February 2016
Woking for Wajax expressed many challenges. Product and product support was not strong resulting in the company falling behind in its industry. Seemed to be a lot of advisor's from outside the branches telling instead of advising, leaving management from all levels in different directions. Although they seem to have the mindset to change these battles, they are not all on the same page so the direction continues to be a winding road they seem to end up back where they started. Human Resources were not always helpful, offered little support and were often difficult to get a hold of when needed to help change the often out of control behaviour. The most enjoyable part of working for them was, there was a few good co-workers that really wanted to help get things on the right track. Hours and salary were great.
Pros
great hours, salary and work/life balance
Cons
many struggles within.
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