Maintenance Worker (Former Employee) – Chetwynd, BC – 16 March 2018
Worked here for two years and the 40 hr work weeks are miniscule. If overtime is wanted you must work 7 days a week which is terrible for life outside of the work place. Job security is great because they dont fire people easily.. which means workig with alot of airheads is a must. Management is absolutely terrible and they treat their employees badly. Can't make a good decision or practical one if it fell out of the sky and hit them in the face. Machine maintenance is lacking due to patch and go work rather that root cause repair. Which means maintenance and production personell are constantly chasing Thier tails and it's very frustrating. On the upside they have a drastic turnaround rate so advancement in ranks is easily achieved so it's a good starter place but to be used as a stepping stone only. Overall I would never work for this company again.
Maintenance Worker (Current Employee) – Edson, AB – 13 October 2017
Review summary explains it aside from the crew which is amazing nothing else exciting about this place it will suck the life out of you as it did to me no matter how hard I try to be a really good employee in every way they still bring you down and make you feel useless, and have no care for accomodating employees, declining holidays all year because they do not have coverage or changing shifts last minute to avoid paying overtime for coverage, even not allowing to go see family in need because they changed schedule last minute and did not have coverage.
Good Co-workers that keep each other and the place going
Management, Unorganized chaos, Short staffed/Way over worked, Everything other then co-workers really
Stacker (Current Employee) – High Prairie, AB – 25 March 2017
It's a good paying job but manegment needs improving, all about the numbers you know lol and safety rules are strict not a bad thing really but make a quick job twice as long then it should be and the machines are junk never work and poorly maintained
Good pay good benefits
Work you to death and expect more from you never enough!!!
Technical improvements created an ageing work force
Chief Engineer Quesnel Plywood (Former Employee) – Quesnel, BC – 9 June 2016
The forest industry has been in decline for years. Plywood was being replaced with Oriented strand board. The timber supply was questionable because of Bug infestation. Capital projects were non existing as an available log could be sent to the most profitable mill.
WFT was located in a small community
The future of the lumber industry was always in doubt.
Operator (Current Employee) – Quesnel, BC – 19 November 2015
You are treated as replacable, but they are unlikely to fire you even if you do a bad job (if you are in the union). Just remember to move up in the company you need to work there forever, kiss management's behind and back stab people.
Take care of YOURSELF and your crew because other people don't care about you, only the bottom line.