Wolseley Canada, Inc.
Wolseley Canada Inc.
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Started out great but after a few years

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It was a great place to work for the first 6 years I worked there and then there was a management change and then almost immediately a union came in an destroyed what had been a pleasant and supportive workplace. Top end wages weren't good.

Pros

Monthly lunches and yearly family events

Cons

Food workers union. Low top end wages
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Steady income and no shortage of work.

This is one of the best warehouses i've work at. They took me in with little warehousing experience, got full forklift training and the people i work with are always there to help me. The work is pretty basic, the place is kept clean, and there is no shortage of work.

Pros

Birthday day off, monthly gift cards, steady pay and good Management.

Cons

Some lifting required, working at heights.
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Horrible not a good place to work

Just a revolving door of employeesOnly management is looked afterEvery week somebody is let go no sense of importance or the company caring about their employees

Pros

Not much

Cons

Only management matters
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Good starting pay, stress free organized job duties and friendly environment.

Good starting pay when I worked at Wolseley. The company was very organized when it came to picking orders as a forklift operator. Promotion to another department was a great experience and the training included was valuable. My only complaint was some departments were short on employees but at the time they were still a newly constructed building. All the management was great but getting on the day shift was difficult and/or required a lot of waiting.
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Order picking gets repetitive and tedious.

This is a good place to work if you have the patience and attention span to drive a Crown order picker up and down a warren of aisles stopping every few feet to rise up to a cell (location on the racks) and count and pick product and build skids. Some of the product you will have to shuffle onto your skid include 75-pound full toilets, and 20-30-lb. blind flanges made of solid steel. The management is decent, willing to accommodate, and easy to get along with so long as you're not lazy or insolent. The crew is very nice, and I miss working with them. They're a good bunch. Because the ratio of pickers to lead hands is approximately 40:1 on any given shift, chances for advancement are very rare. They only happen when a lead hand quits or goes on leave. The management never turns over, which is a good thing in a way, but you can forget about moving up for the most part. This is more a job for people who want to make a straight wage. There are generally occasional opportunities to make a lateral move, a.k.a. moving from one shift to another, but with no aggregate increase in wage. The wage, I believe, is decent for the work you are required to do. You must not be afraid of heights. You must be willing to wear a fall-arrest harness and be linked to a lanyard for your whole shift (save one of your two twenty-minute breaks in an 8-hour period). In sum, this is another job that not everyone can fit into, but it is relatively simple, requires little skill, and work is abundant, often with options of up to four hours daily overtime.

Pros

Barbecue once a month, generously supplied by management. Unionized environment, if you're into that sort of thing. Managers are good listeners to your concerns, and generally stay on top of the job quite well. Professional HR department.

Cons

Can get tedious due to lack of skill needed, Very repetitive, Counting all day can get on your nerves, Must start on nights or afternoons until a vacancy opens in the day.
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Please please dont work for this company u work like a slave picking 160 lines a night lifting heavy bath tubs after 2 months there let u go

Please dont work for this company u work lile a slaves 2 twenty breaks and there have camera all over the warehouse and there watch when u go to the washroom

Pros

Free coffee

Cons

U work like a slave
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wolseley in Fort McMurray is a very poor atmosphere to work in daily

My experience with wolseley in Fort McMurray was not the greatest. The management and staff are very unprofessional the language and way customers and their employees are treated in very distasteful. This is a very clicky work place good luck trying to fit in here unless you party hard and play in a band. There is little to no training for the counter so if your back ground in not dealing with plumbing good luck.
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stressful

worked in order selecting/shipping, very stressful place to work it is a kind of do as I say not do as I do kind of place to work will get along great of you are a friend of the 2 kids running the floor

Pros

co workers

Cons

managment
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Based on 234 reviews

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3.2 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
3.0 out of 5 stars for Salary/Benefits
2.7 out of 5 stars for Job security/advancement
2.7 out of 5 stars for Management
2.8 out of 5 stars for Culture

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