Canfor Reviews

Updated June 22, 2015
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Canfor President and CEO Donald B. (Don) Kayne
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  1. Equipment Opertator

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Canfor

    Pros

    Great to employees and treat people fair

    Cons

    Doesn't sometimes spend the needed money on repairs


  2. fibreline process coop position

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - FIBRELINE PROCESS COOP in Prince George, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - FIBRELINE PROCESS COOP in Prince George, BC (Canada)

    I worked at Canfor full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    company is fairly big as it has been in the industry for quite a while. In addition, the pay is competitive when compared to other companies of equal size.

    Cons

    The management does not know what it is doing. When i was working there back in 2012, there was an explosion that blew off a part of the plant I was working in. It was kind of scary.


  3. I have worked for the CANFOR pulp mill maintenance turnarounds since 2011.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Temp Labourer in Prince George, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Temp Labourer in Prince George, BC (Canada)

    I have been working at Canfor

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I always look forward to working at the CANFOR pulp mill maintenance turnarounds. I enjoy working with my co-workers, and supervisors. I am always eager on learning from working different jobs threw out the CANFOR pulp mill maintenance turnarounds. Safe working environment. I hope very much to be employed for CANFOR full time. CANFOR is where I want to have my career. Janice S.

    Cons

    I cannot think of any cons

    Advice to Management

    Thank you for a friendly safe working environment.


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  5. Great learning experience

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineering Intern
    Former Employee - Engineering Intern

    I worked at Canfor

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    - Amazing HR department: very friendly and helpful - People are willing to listen to you and your project proposals

    Cons

    - Locations of the mills might not be that great for a lot of the city people - The noise can be hard to get used to at first


  6. Great company.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Supervisor Level in Prince George, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Supervisor Level in Prince George, BC (Canada)

    I worked at Canfor full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    There is unlimited opportunity. CFP is well positioned to capitalize on the lumber super cycle on the horizon.

    Cons

    Advancement requires a lot of years and is less focused on merit. The AB oil sands have really hurt trade competitiveness.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up.


  7. trades supervisor

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Trades Supervisor in Prince George, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Trades Supervisor in Prince George, BC (Canada)

    I worked at Canfor full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    rewarding and challenging and stable employment

    Cons

    trouble calls at night/weekends with no pay

    Advice to Management

    respect the trades people


  8. Helpful (1)

    great pay, above average benefits

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Millwright in Mackenzie, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Millwright in Mackenzie, BC (Canada)

    I have been working at Canfor full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    great pay, above average benefits

    Cons

    intimidation in the workplace, lots of bullies, not much appreciation and uncaring about home life

    Advice to Management

    Promote people experienced in managing people, do not discriminate against people "there is no one hireable in town" stop with the nepotism!


  9. Helpful (1)

    Nice co-workers

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Canfor

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    People there were nice to work with. Had a good benefit package and retirement plan. There were some opportunities for career and personal growth.

    Cons

    It was very productivity oriented. It put a lot pressure on its employees at all levels. Training and support for new employees were poor.

    Advice to Management

    Communication and out of box thinking


  10. Great people, great environment, a little slow at times

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Research and Development Co-op in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Research and Development Co-op in Vancouver, BC (Canada)

    I worked at Canfor full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    People were great and always kept busy

    Cons

    No professional development, work may be repetitive


  11. Helpful (2)

    Fear & intimidation

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Canfor full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Fair salary, better then average benefits, able to work unlimited hours with possible extra compensation, good after the fact training,

    Cons

    always someones fault, find the root cause of any challenge or missed key performance indicator and teach someone a lesson, A scared worker is a better worker, better work half you day and cover your but the other half, as the blame game will start and hope it someone else this week

    Advice to Management

    Fear and intimidation was in 1950 open your eyes to keep good people



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