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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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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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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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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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very good company as far as comunication and safety
Millwright (Former Employee) –  Fort McMurray, AB30 August 2018
Wajax was a very information related company,I had no problem with knowing what was expected of me and my fellow worker.we all worked together as a team and safety was a priority
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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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Fun place to work
Parts Sales (Former Employee) –  Timmins, ON12 August 2018
Typical day is spent communication with techs & customers, filling their needs when it comes to maintenance, breakdowns & equipment needs
Good resources and good people
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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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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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good place was only there for short time for work term
Diesel Mechanic (Former Employee) –  Burnside, NS6 July 2018
great place learned lots but was only there for work term good amount of time for lunch and breaks in between for ten mins very good environment to work in
Pros
clean work area
Cons
waiting for parts
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Service support
Service Manager, MH Department (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB30 June 2018
Busy environment with a large customer base from single to multiple units. Canada wide organization with opportunities to locate within the group if vacancies exist.
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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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Bonne entreprise bien structurée
Représentant technique mécanique (Former Employee) –  Montréal, QC15 June 2018
J,ai aimé travailler à cette endroit. le côté humain prime. Vous devez être autonome au maximum.
Pros
Liberté de décision
Cons
Culture qui était autrefois complexe.
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very good place to work
Service Advisor (Former Employee) –  Moncton, NB12 June 2018
everyone worked well together making time go quickly, specialty shop with exceptional techs, management worked well with staff and all got along with no issues
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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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sigh
Heavy Duty Mechanic (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB9 May 2018
great people in the mechanic shop, management is something lacking in humanity. Just mind your own business and dont get into any trouble and youll be fine.
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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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Apprentice Mechanic (Former Employee) –  Calgary12 April 2018
Good people but poorly managed. Very disorganized and not well run. Parts inventory is poor right down to nuts and bolts. Shop tools are disorganized missing and broken.
Pros
Good pay
Cons
Poor management
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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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Belle place ou travailler mais stressant.
Représentante service à la clientèle (Former Employee) –  Granby, QC26 March 2018
Dû au départ de certains collègues, l'ouvrage a augmenté ainsi que le stress qui vient avec mais sinon bel environnement et bel équipe, très très bon patron, très humain.
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