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Never a dull moment
Stage Hand/Lead (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON9 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.
Pros
Stipend for meals
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Unfortunate
Production Worker (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON2 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).
Pros
Some of the best people you can ever meet (Shop and show workers)
Cons
Some of the worst people you can ever meet (Department Middle Management)
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Highly Skilled production and installation team
Audio\Visual Installation Technician (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON23 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.
Pros
constant chalange, variety, skill mastery
Cons
Some challenges are harder than others
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Amazing work experience that advanced my knowledge on the production industry
Show Services Technician (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON1 January 2017
- Typical day at work would include, setup and strike of events, as well as mixing live audio for shows.

- Learned different production technique's as well as creative ideas on a daily basis.

- Management was great, efficient, very structured and clear on what needed to get done.

- Co-workers were very helpful and polite to other co-workers around them.

- Hardest part of the job would have to be the hours, some hours would overnight shifts, sometimes into the afternoon.

- The idea of creating a space into an exciting show and being able to work with different local talents was most exciting.
Pros
Got to meet a lot of industry talent, as well as attend really interesting events.
Cons
Very strange hours
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Good place to work
Audio Technician (Former Employee) –  Toronto Ontario16 April 2014
I enjoyed the people I worked with and we were a good team. I had 2 great managers who really worked hard at building a good Audio department.
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Free concerts
Resource Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON20 November 2012
Great boss and shop staff! Many varied events to keep it interesting.
Cons
office was in scarborough, so it wasa bit of a hike from downtown.
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Great team, crew members, and productive and fun and diligent
Free Lance Stage Hand (Current Employee) –  Toronto, Ontario28 February 2012
Outstanding craftsman ship dedicated crew, with a neatly organized team that stands above the rest in all the many shows, that we take care of,
Pros
very busy year round with corporate gigs
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