West Fraser
Happiness score is 54 out of 100
3.3 out of 5 stars.
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About the company

  • CEO
    Raymond Ferris
    72%
    approve of Raymond Ferris's performance
  • Founded
    1955
  • Company size
    5,001 to 10,000
  • Revenue
    $1bn to $5bn (CAD)
  • Industry
    Manufacturing
  • Link
    West Fraser website
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Rating overview

Rating is calculated based on 494 reviews and is evolving.

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Reviews

Machine Operator in Slave Lake, AB
on 8 July 2022
Fast pace work place, sometimes relaxed, highly safety oriented.
Good place to work if you don't mind extreme noise, dust, heat, extreme cold, physical repetitive work, following strict safety procedures and rules. Very good pay and benefits. To advance up the ladder one will have to wait years sometimes due to a seniority system that is followed in the company. Have to adapt to new changes every time management is changing, which happens often.
Traffic and documentation clerk in Quesnel, BC
on 22 June 2022
Fun workplace, amazing people, brilliant job opportunities
I was very happy there and would return in the future. Only reason I left was cause I couldn’t find child care. I loved my job.The people I worked with were amazing, always very supportive and considerate of certain obstacles life throws at you.
Finishing end operator in Grande Prairie, AB
on 24 May 2022
Work is hard and managment is not great
You make an awesome wage there, start off in clean up and move your way up. Managment is less then stellar there but your crew team is usually good. Alot of drama but keep your head down and your fine. 28 day rotation days and nights, 4 on 6 off, 4 on 4 off, 6 on 4 off.
Maintenance Worker in La Sarre, QC
on 17 May 2022
My first review did not meet guidelines, please read before accepting job there
No time to learn, harsh environment and no feedback. Thrown into rotating shifts day/night alternating, 13 hours sometimes and more. You need to be on top of your game health and know computer automation at MASTER level. You will have to debug programs at 3 AM you never seen before with over 10000 of lines of code, shut down 600V 3 phases and more, and do emergency repairs under pressure from operators/managers/supervisors and big boss are watching. They want your blood and more. Lot of non-sense repetitive debugging eats time, most people had their father trained them since 4 years old so they can do this job and succeed, you as a stranger has almost no chances. 1/10000This job is for starters who have no fear for their health because it is an accident waiting to happen. I had a negative experience, the reality is different.
Maintenance & Reliability in Slave Lake Pulp
on 9 May 2022
One of the best place to work
Very satisfied to work at Slave Lake Pulp. Great management, fun place to work, safety focused, huge opportunity to learn and lots of training opportunity. Staffs are friendly and helpful, made me feel inclusive. A place with good work-life balance.

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Interview is average
Process takes about two weeks

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Can you pass the drug test

Shared on 24 July 2018

Ineffective ones, most their new hires don't no how to work and don't learn

Shared on 21 July 2018

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