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wolseley in Fort McMurray is a very poor atmosphere to work in daily
counter sales, order picker (Current Employee) –  Fort McMurray, AB20 March 2018
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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Not much hvac, mostly plumbing
Inside Sales (Former Employee) –  Concord, ON11 August 2017
Lack of training, you need to belong to the clique with management to get any respect. Managers are like slobs. It's like putting lipstick on a pig. No organization when moving two branches together. It's like backing a dump truck up and dumping everything into a pile. Always taking counter staff from branch and sending them to other branches so that would leave so called flagship branch short staffed. Co workers were good, management terrible, should have been captain of the the Titanic and then they still couldn't sink it properly.
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stressful
Order Selector/ shipper (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB19 July 2017
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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Customers are the Best
Warehouse/Inside Sales (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB15 May 2017
Fun place to work most days.
Customers were more like friends than customers, but still able to maintain a professional atmosphere.
Love that the staff knew each other by name, didn't feel like just a number like some other companies.
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Productive and fast paced environment
Inside Sales Representative (Former Employee) –  Olds, AB10 April 2017
This is a good place to gain experience, gain knowledge and apply your skills. Education is available when time permitting which benefits all parties involved. Management can be an obstacle with regards to advancement and ability to relocate is a definite asset.
Pros
Reasonable hours, education programs
Cons
Limited opportunity for advancement without relocating
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Good hours, job stability
Valve technician (Current Employee) –  Alberta26 March 2017
I approve of the hours and the stability of the company despite the unstable industry. But I disapprove of the pay scaling, and advancement opportunities
Pros
paid day off for your birthday
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Impossible Quota's
Material Handler (Former Employee) –  Milton, ON21 February 2017
Company sets quota's that are too high to meet. They want you to work as fast as possible and make no mistakes. Logically it is impossible to have both, as the faster you go the more mistakes you will make. If want overtime work it goes by seniority so new employees never get to work when they want. Lots of employee turnover, for every 10 people they hire, only 1 or 2 remain after 3 months. Supervisors are not very friendly, probably because they know they will have to terminate you in a few months.
Pros
Free food once per month, good co-workers
Cons
Lots of employee turnover
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Productive environment
Volunteer Work (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB13 February 2017
We volunteered to count inventory. It was fast paced but worth the time spent. It was a long process but once it was complete it was very comforting. The workers were kind and helpful, also easy to work with. The hardest part was keeping track of everything. The most enjoyable part was working as a team.
Pros
Teamwork
Cons
Long hours
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Not a good place
Accountant (Former Employee) –  Burlington, on10 February 2017
Terrible place to work unless poverty is what you want. Management is terrible to their employees.
I can't honestly think of anything that made working there worthwhile. Oh, except free parking.
Management is rude to all the employees
Pros
none
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Great people and great job
Data Entry Clerk (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB4 February 2017
I learnt a lot in receiving and shipping everyday you learnt something new. The. Greatest enjoyment with the job we're the staff I worked with you couldn't have a better team as what we had.
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It was very productive and hard working
Stock Boy (Former Employee) –  Joliette, QC18 January 2017
They worked hard at wolseley they make you feel welcome and ensure u know what to do and make sure you know the safty regulations
Pros
Some times they would give free stuff or lunches
Cons
I didnt really find much for cons exept for work related accidents
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Would not recommend
Accounts Receivable Clerk (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB10 December 2016
Unless you are making money for this company, you do not matter to management. More work given, but no appropriate compensation in return. Not a team environment.
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Solid, good place to work for
Inventory Control and Configuration Sr. Manager (Former Employee) –  Halton Hills, ON9 December 2016
It was a fun place to work for 5 years ago. Great people, a lot of special treats for warehouse employees. Product Discount for staff.
Pros
Monthly BBQ
Cons
Low pay
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Good options to be a local distributer
Branch Supervisor (Current Employee) –  Fort St. John, BC24 November 2016
Management should be more engaged with employee needs. Good environment and work place that is flexible. Daily tasks are laid out to ensure everyone is aware of duties and responsibilities, Understaffing is an issue in most branches.
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Could use some serious management changes
Warehouse Returns and Warranties (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB4 October 2016
Worked her for 2 years and a couple of the people are my best friends but the rest of them including all the management are in their own world where they do whatever they want and pick on people till they quit.
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Typical Large Organization
Accountant - Central Costs (Former Employee) –  Burlington, ON5 September 2016
Publicly Traded Large Organization, worldwide.

Trying to change to make things better, become more efficient but they have trouble communicating change well.
They also keep changing their mind.
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terrible place to work
Customer Service Representative (Former Employee) –  Burlington, ON4 August 2016
Pay is terrible. You start at a below average rate, and they promise there is room for growth. Then they start piling more and more work on you, to the point where it is impossible for one person to accomplish. There is never any proper raise or growth in the company. They eventually run you into the ground, while you stay late and do extra work. But never does anyone so much as say thank you. Especially not the managers. The managers think they are better than the rest of the employees and treat them like garbage. You never get a raise, you never move up in the company. If you are trying to be a good employee and stay late or take on that extra workload, they will take full advantage of you and then come to expect it. Stay away from this company.
Pros
most other employees are friendly
Cons
everything
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Horrible place to work
Inside Sales Representative (Former Employee) –  Scarborough, ON11 July 2016
What I thought was a good company to work for turned out to be not true. Wolseley is one of the worst companies I have worked for. They asked their employees to jump over the moon without giving them anything in return. Management is not helpful at all and does not give you answers to questions regarding job security. Overall do not work for this company, there are far better options out there.
Pros
Weekends off and vacation
Cons
Everthing
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Long Hours, Low Pay
Marketing Specialist (Current Employee) –  Burlington, ON3 June 2016
Good place to learn, develop skills... the GET OUT. The company does nothing to retain employees until they are already reviewing a new job offer. Upside is that they are open to giving employees the opportunity to take on new skills/roles. Work week is 45 hours and most of us still stay late because all departments are understaffed.
Pros
Skill development
Cons
Pay, atmosphere
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Horrible company
BUSINESS ANALYST (Former Employee) –  Burlington, ON5 May 2016
Management is out of touch. Does not care for any employee less then a manager. This company operates like it is in the 70's. Not professional at all. Expects loyalty to be given and never tries to earn it. Regularly dismisses employees without cause if you have an opinion other than management.
Worked in IT department and it is so backwards. Has no vision and management are not professionals.
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