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Chandler Sales (Ancien employé) –  Nova Scotia6 mars 2019
Expect you to take on more rolls than just the one you are hired for and do not pay anymore money, also not appreciative. salary based. Not a place for advancement.
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Worst time of my life
Fleet Manager (Ancien employé) –  Saint John, NB3 mars 2019
Awful, awful culture. Everyone is looking out for themselves and willing to throw anybody under the bus first chance they get. Poison from the top and it trickles down to everybody else. This is a job for Irving Yes-men/women. If you make any waves, they will find a way to manage you out the door asap. Obedience is more important than competence. Count on needing stress leave at some point.

As bad as they are with office staff, they treat drivers even worse. Drivers are definitely the bottom of the priority list. If they aren't happy with a driver for a reason they can't legally fire them, they will manufacture a better reason. I have personally been encouraged to try to convince a driver to quit in order to save us from the trouble of terminating. Drivers also need to fight tooth and nail to get compensated for any down time during a run or when ready to go and waiting for a plan to come through.
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Decent pay
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Warfare on your mental health
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A pretty rigid and bureaucratic place.
Account Manager (Employé actuel) –  New Brunswick12 février 2019
Not very good at change or adopting new ways. Mostly focused on serving other Irving businesses. Management counts numbers ensures processes are followed.
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Positive place to work.
labourer (Employé actuel) –  Sussex, NB29 novembre 2018
I learned several tasks. Environment was always a strong learning experience. Challenges were/are of all levels. Company and business has great benefits.
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Not a bad place if you just want the money
Labour (Ancien employé) –  Valley, NS15 novembre 2018
I only worked here for a short time but it was more then enough.
I learned that you won’t go far if you start at the bottom and everything they tell you in the interview was Bs they are not looking to improve the people they have .
The people that you will work with here are pretty good but you can do better then Irving .
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Great co workers pay is decent
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Everything else
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DO not fall for there **thrive** word, you WILL be disapointed !!
Truck Driver - Class 1 (Ancien employé) –  RST industries24 octobre 2018
Management is the worst in Toronto...people are completely incompetent and New brunswick do NOTHING, they talk a lot in meetings but ounce it's over, forget it !! Management is so bad and they don't realize it !! I worked there for many years and always the same bull...ounce a year they make you do a survey on the company, but it never change.It is the worst company in Canada !!
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None
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Go read again
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not the safest place
Journeyman Welder (Employé actuel) –  halifax shipyards23 octobre 2018
a typical day at work is getting your job from your foreman and immediately having to safe proof your work area so you don't get hurt.Half of the foremen I am working for are from foreign countries so It is unknown what kind of on the job safety training they have or experience. Lots of young tradespeople so it's a concern as they are depending on these supervisors to make sure they work safe.Given numerous jobs that were not pre-checked by the supervisors such as sent into confined spaces with no communication with tank watch. told to sign onto other workers F.L.R.A. even though they are doing a different job in a different area to speed up the job. decking planks not secured days after foremen being informed about the danger. scaffolding being erected without kickplate (toeboard) scaffolders inspecting their own scaffolding they erect
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tradespeople you work with
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management is either untrained or not concerned about safety
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Pilot Work Sucks
Helicopter Pilot (Ancien employé) –  Saint John, NB19 octobre 2018
Helicopter pilot job schedule is the worst in the industry and on top of that you’re secluded in a camp where you have to do the cleaning, including the community bathrooms. Salary is decent but not worth it. Management guys are not very nice with a few exceptions.
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Not much! Except the town is nice.
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Almost everything
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Long hours, physically demanding, good pay
Tree Planter/Driver (Ancien employé) –  New Brunswick24 septembre 2018
Planting trees is an incredibly difficult job if you are not a determined individual, able to motive yourself everyday. It will test your durability and psyche. Not for the faint of heart. However, if you can stay motivated, then it pays well as a student summer job.
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Good pay for a hard working student
Points négatifs
Long hours
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Started out fun
Business Analyst (Ancien employé) –  Chipman, NB7 septembre 2018
Great place to begin a career. You will get weeded out within 3 yrs if they do not like you. Long hours are expected and no one will help you if it is your job. Bonuses were small. Leadership always had you scared and wondering if you'd be next
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RRSP matching
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Long hours, little recognition
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Neo-N-a-zi Management
Machine Operator (Ancien employé) –  Toronto, ON23 août 2018
Worked there for almost 7 years. Only hung on for the pay. Work life schedule was insane. 3 shifts day, 3 days off, 3 shifts night. Plus working overtime on your days off, none of which they would take into consideration of how many hours you have been putting in. 2 minutes late and you are grilled like you robbed them.most of the people (non management) are good to deal with. If you are young and single this is a perfect job for you. If you have a family please do not work here.
Points positifs
Good pay
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Everything else.... seriously
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Contract Buyer (Ancien employé) –  Saint John, NB11 août 2018
Good company but the the team i worked for was very secluded from the rest of the company. made it very hard to understand the job and the requirements at the beginning
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Difficile
Journalier (Ancien employé) –  Saint-leonard, NB1 août 2018
C'est du gros travail,trop chaud,trop d'heure,ont n'a pas besoin de 50 heures et plus par semaine .. 40 heures c'est bien asser ont vas vivre pareil et surtout ont n'aurait le temps de socialiser en dehors de irving. Ils disent ont n'a pas a forcé ou de lever plus de 50 livres de demander de l'aide, ouff bonne chance, ils manquent toujours du monde,faut se débrouiller seul. Ils ont dit de pas partir s'en rien dire si on aime pas le poste de demandé si ils peuvent me placer a un autre poste .. j'ai averti le superviseur, il a trouvé sa drôle et m'a répond; pas rien que je peut faire. J'ai fini mon shift pour aider au messieur avec qui j'était en training et byebye.
Points positifs
Boisson gatorade a volonté ou ice tea.
Points négatifs
Trop d'heures de travail.
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Not a great place to work
Warehouse Worker (Ancien employé) –  Moncton, NB9 juillet 2018
Seems to be like most places where the nastiest most inept people wind up in management and proceed criticize everything you do while not actually doing any work themselves.
Management is slothful and uncommunicative. They like to play favourites. If you wind up on their bad side for any reason, don't expect a plan of action on how you can improve.
Not worth your time or effort to work here they do not appreciate you.
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You get a turkey on Xmas and a quarter if you’re a good boy
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Awful Managers
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Great
Co-op Project Engineer - Cavendish Farms (Ancien employé) –  Prince Edward Island11 mai 2018
Great people but culture has big brother issues. Expect to have everything you say and do recorded and monitored. Otherwise its very supportive and training is well done.
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Not a good place to work
Delivery Driver (Employé actuel) –  St. John's, NL20 avril 2018
No money hard work and the only benefit is the discount you get.don t work for any Irving company if you want to survive in the world .they will tell you that safety is #1.but when you go to management. They say no one else complained so you are the problem. Only worried about money not about safety
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None
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Hard word little pay, and no insentives
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Sawmill supervisor - Get some experience then get out!
Production Supervisor (Ancien employé) –  Valley, NS1 mars 2018
I was a new university grad and was hired as a supervisor in an Irving sawmill. I was there for just under 3 years. The starting salary was below industry levels and I had one minuscule raise over those 3 years. The company cries, hard times, "no one getting raises" quite often. It was good experience, but the the hours of work is the biggest issue with this role. You are paid for a 42 hour work week. You alternate days one week, to nights the next.
As it turns out, day shift is 5 days/wk for 10.5 hrs/day = 52.5 hrs. Night shift is 4 days a wk (4x10.5=42 hrs). There's a requirement to be on site 1/2 hour before shift to organize your crew, and 1/2 after shift to complete paperwork. Expect to work 11.5 hr/shifts or 103.5 hrs every 2 weeks, but only be paid for 84. The $/hr breakdown means you'll be making the same, or less, as your operators.
The turn over for supervisors is about 3 years or less. I gained a decent enough experience and then scored a supervisor job that paid better, worked less hours, less stressful, and closer to home.
I think that people that do well with Irving willingly put the extra hours in, as their corporate culture tries to brainwash you into thinking this is normal for every business. It's not at all. People need a life outside of work and to be paid fairly for the work put in. There are much better companies to work for out there than Irving.
Points positifs
Experience for new grads.
Points négatifs
Expected to work unpaid hours. Low pay to begin with.
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Physically hard, great salary for students
Labourer (Ancien employé) –  Saint-leonard, NB8 janvier 2018
This jobs was really hard, had to do alot of heavy lifting and didnt eat properly since the time I was allowed was minimal. Learned a few things like welding and grinding. The most enjoyable part was the staff as they were usually funny and felt great. Workplace wasnt the best (summer) as it was extremely hot. Hardest part was the hours of work.
Points positifs
Free tims, great salary
Points négatifs
Long hours
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Highly demanding but rewarding
Corporate Travel Manager (Ancien employé) –  Saint John, NB3 janvier 2018
J.D. Irving, Limited is a great place to work, They do have very high expectations but if you meet them, they reward you very well. The owners are loyal to those that are loyal to them. The challenge is with executive management that have their own addenda.
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Top down management
HR Manager (Ancien employé) –  Saint John, NB7 novembre 2017
Too down management, they don’t make you feel included or like you have a voice. Tough to get advancement or more responsibilities. They have potential but not for someone looking for a modern culture.
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