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C-Level Management Has No Clue
Digital Marketing Specialist (Current Employee) –  Edmonton, AB11 February 2019
They form their opinions about employees and their quality of work without research or facts.


This is simply to make use of the required characters.
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Don't waste your career
Engineer (Current Employee) –  Alberta4 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.
Pros
Good benifits but tainted by bureaucracy
Cons
Bureaucracy, too many complex processes, lots of workers hired to do nothing
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Company is Lagging
Service Administrator (Former Employee) –  Toronto8 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.
Pros
The company offers a good benefit plan and other perks.
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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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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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Challenged by legacy issues
Recruiter (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB6 November 2018
Too many people with limited understanding of how the perception of the company affects the quality of people coming in the door. Some fantastic people and some great things about the company as well.
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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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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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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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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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