Audio\Visual Installation Technician (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 23 June 2017
Every contract provides completely different challenges, all of which have to be met and exceeded. Efficiency, image, quality of work and functionality are key. Using a variety of skills at a high level of mastery made this job very rewarding and steady growth is inevitable.
Stage Hand/Lead (Current Employee) – Toronto, ON – 9 January 2018
Across the City of Toronto and beyond, the crew at Westbury National Show Systems know how to work hard and have a good time. The hardest part of the job is the hours (it gets really busy sometimes!) but the most enjoyable part is working on new and exciting projects with a great crew.
Production Worker (Current Employee) – Toronto, ON – 2 January 2018
As I love the industry and the work this company is tied to, there is layers of internal happenings within Westbury that makes working there an unenjoyable experience for many great/hard working folks who aspire to have a career in show production.
Low wage with very little opportunity grow becomes a huge problem, and the majority of people working in the shop have a really hard time covering basic living costs.
Also unnecessary abuse from middle management of some departments. (Example: Someone once took 3 days off to take care of a mental health reason and when returned got a discipline warning/written up because they didn't book the time off in advance to take care of an unexpected life issue).
Some of the best people you can ever meet (Shop and show workers)
Some of the worst people you can ever meet (Department Middle Management)