Liked working there just didnt like the way the place was being run.. when I first started at westfraser I loved working there.. but then when the new management came in the whole place and the efficiency went down the drain...
I never actually was hired on. But I want to say the interview process is THE biggest waste of time. I have tried getting on for years and finally received a call and a interview. They check your references in a real weird manner. Like 1 reference call a week for 3-4 weeks.
They provide no updates unless you email them. Finally found out they wanted to pass on me over a month after the initial interview.
For how low they pay I figured it was a secure long term position but they act like it is a golden temple to be employed at. All my references were shocked when they heard the demeanor of HR and how they went about the process.
The place is a joke, alot of current/past employees told me it wouldn't be a good idea to work there but I was doing what was best for my family. Urns out they were right as the interview process was a joke right off the bat.
I enjoyed most of my time with West Frasier, my job was challenging and rewarding, and there was a strong team environment with good co workers. I left when I could no longer resolve the differences of opinion with my superintendant. This site has a great deal of potential, as well as a great deal of opportunity for advancement to someone with a strong work ethic. The biggest issue that some may find with this site is that there was a cycle of managers with a do as I say, not as I do attitude. This may be changing, as the new GM at the time when I left was very much in favor of a by the book approach to the operation of the site. I feel that this will correct the issues I found with the company, though for myself it was too little too late. I would, however, encourage anyone interested to pursue employment with the company, as it is a reliable and stable job opportunity.
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Employee (Employé actuel) - Sundre - 20 novembre 2019
If you are willing to do more that the average person, advancement is relatively quick. Fast paced production atmosphere, good safety programs, work from -40 to + 35, no layoffs, many jobs are repetitive by nature, you will smell like sawdust at the end of the day.
Other company who does not care about the employees. Just make lumber. This company does not support the community they pay their taxes that’s how they support the community and they hire people. Wow for a huge company and no community support this is why we need to support the little companies.
Is a good, well paid production line job with a good benefit package. I was able to get my lumber grading ticket as well as my level 3 First Aid. A typical day would have me doing the final grade on the wood before it got wrapped and shipped out. The hardest part of the job some days as a supervisor in training was to get some of the people that were employed at the mill for 30+ years to buy into my way of running the mill.
12 hr shifts, 4 0n 4 off . the more u do the more they want.only pay 2 hrs of a 12 hr shift as a 4th class rest is as a forklift operator.though they use your ticket for the whole 12 hrs and u have the responsibility through out the 12 hrs
West Fraser is a great company to work for. There are lots of opportunity within the company to grow your career and get desired training. There is a portion of the job for you whether you like working alone or with others, out in the forest or in the office all in your own pace (within reason). Salary is great and job is fun
job advancement is based on how management likes you not on job performance or credibility for the position and seniority is thrown out the window, also the lack of regard for safety is ridiculous as apparently safety regulations only apply to employees not anyone in management .
Pay is not to bad. Hours are bad for the maintenance end , straight graveyards or weekends. Which means 7 days a week if you want overtime. GM's that want their boots licked all the time and think they know everything. Putting people that have absolutely no experience into positions that they have no business being in just cause the have a 2 year degree in wood processing. Then you just watch the place get run into the ground. Letting people go that really can do thier jobs but are not yes men. If you like drama and office politics give this toxic environment a try. Other then that stay away!!!!
Great company to work for, they take good care of you with great benefits good pay and great people to work with. Enjoyed working there a lot. Hard work though so be willing to feel tired at the end of the day
Showing up to work for a typical day at West Fraser Sawmill's Silviculture department was a pleasurable experience. It's friendly staff and hard working crew let you in on a great team environment that is safety driven and determined to achieve greatness every day. The management staff is well organized an willing to take the time you need to understand your goals so that you are an achievement day by day. It helps you to feel as a part of a team for a bigger organization with big dreams for bright futures. The hardest part of the job is having self motivation and determination to plunder through the vigorous daily working activities. Though the most enjoyable thing about this job is the environment that you get to working and the sense of accomplishment with a job well done.
Staff BBq's and shmoozing events with staff and family's