I had worked at this company for over 6 years and loved it.There was very few days where I didn't want to go to work. However...
Some of the management team is quite dysfunctional and the overall management structure doesn't put the employees interests first. The company is struggling with growth and employee attraction.
Last May, 2016 the company was sold to an oversees company. This transition has put more stress on the company as the need to grow big and fast is now right at the front.
The culture of the company WAS great but has declined over the past several years. Several of positions do not have the right employee fit and this causes tension within the company and specific teams.
This company is changing and not for the better. Do your research and make sure that you know what you are getting out of it. The company will not grow you, you have to do it on your own.
I'm surprised this place operates because the impression I got from them is that innovation is hard to come by. Just look at where this company is located. Outdated company that doesn't have much room for growth. You'd have to have no standards to want to work here.
I worked here for many years in production. It was better before the company grew exponentially. I got a new job and left before the china buyout. Apparently it changed into an even worse pressure cooker of personalities. People were cliquey. Management was back biting at times. You are really better off to just keep your nose out of everything and just put your time in.
Work can be repetitive which is either good or bad based on what you prefer. They are really trying to move towards automation as much as they can or get the work done in china as much as possible before assembly in canada. Most parts come from china. Assembling in canada means they can still claim to be a canadian company. I think they base quota numbers off of these numbers as some of them are very unrealistic.
Yes there is a gym but it is mostly used by management and the offices who have flex time. Work is usually 7:30 to 4. Half hour lunch and 2 15 minute breaks.There is a kitchen upstairs which is nice. Benefits aren't bad per se. It is on a bus route if you need it. Tim hortons is next door.
Overall I would give it a 6 out of 10 as a company to work for. Stressful times are very stressful. Product development and production had a lot of bad communication at times. It is hard to sit and not move much for hours on end. In my time there, coworkers paid attention to others bathroom breaks which felt very weird to see and hear. Although generally good natured, the people were very gossipy. It is hard to fit in socially unless you know someone there.
As always, choose wisely how you want toplus... spend at least a third of your life.moins