Engineer (Current Employee) – Alberta – 4 February 2019
No opportunity for advancement. Safety is more important than profits or customers or staff until it costs a bit of money (even if it is a very large safety concern). Inventory has been reduced to the point where I can spend over a day trying to figure out how to get the right components for the customer where it should take 30min at most. Processes are constantly changing and never fully outlined so it is impossible to follow. Training rarely occurs so people struggle to do their jobs. Hiring staff for management pet projects occurs all the time and those staff don't have any work to do. Other staff way overworked and lacking the resources to be effective. Low-mid level managers have no power. Upper management makes decisions slowly and without knowledge of the details so they are the wrong decision. Have talked to other locations and they all have similar issues. It has been like this for about 5 years so it is well past time for them to have their stuff sorted out.
Good benifits but tainted by bureaucracy
Bureaucracy, too many complex processes, lots of workers hired to do nothing
Service Administrator (Former Employee) – Toronto – 8 January 2019
Specific to the Toronto branch, the managers have terrible leadership skills & are only concerned with their year end bonuses. No sense on how to grow the business and get tasks accomplished or drive a focus. Women are constantly put down and ignored. On-boarding initiatives are very poorly conducted. Managers are very disrespectful and ignorant of how to deal with customers & have no industry background.
The company offers a good benefit plan and other perks.
Like anyother big company there are a few terible managers there spoil the flow of productivity
Power Gen. Inside Sales (Current Employee) – Toronto, ON – 16 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.....
Apprentice Truck and Transport Technician (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 3 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.
large engine opportunities
horrific management, not utilizing highly skilled journeyman to properly train
Wajax was a great place to work once, never again!
Branch Manager GTA (Former Employee) – Greater Toronto Area, ON – 1 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.
Great wages and benifits. Great people at the branch level
Sales people that are promoted to Manager positions that have no business sense or people skills
Parts & Warehouse Supervisor (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 11 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.
TECHNICAL SALES REPRESENTATIVE (Current Employee) – Calgary, AB – 16 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.
Heavy Duty Equipment Technician Apprentice (Former Employee) – Grande Prairie, AB – 9 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.