Brinkman Reforestation

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stop low bidding.

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Former Employee - Treeplanter  in  Whitecourt, AB (Canada)
Former Employee - Treeplanter in Whitecourt, AB (Canada)

Pros

nice camp, good food, new trucks. RWA. Lots of work early and late season. You can always get a job if you call brinkmart. Good organization.

Cons

bid low. 11 cents required screef, the entire contract was in an eight year old fill plant. people were killing themselves to make $250. I few walk ins but not many. Contract did not allow you to bag up more than a box of trees (180) only unwrap one bundle at a time. Typical lousy contract, every week a truck full of people left and a truck full of people showed up.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Stop low bidding, trim the fat in the head office.

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  1.  

    Less overhead, this company is way to top heavy in managment.

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    Former Employee - Safety Officer.  in  Campbell River, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Safety Officer. in Campbell River, BC (Canada)

    Pros

    Mainly the money, and they have a lot of work around BC and alberta. They have a very good training program.

    Cons

    The more uselss you are the more likely you'll be promoted. This is a very large company with a large head office and lots of people in managment. Most people feel the contract work this company performs is expensive with very little value. Most managers are inexperienced and tend to make a mess of things. Few company policies are ever enforced. Most of the HR is not done by professionals and done ad-hoc.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More feedback and communication.

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  2.  

    The company provides a second family.

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    Former Employee - Tree-Planter  in  New Westminster, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Tree-Planter in New Westminster, BC (Canada)

    Pros

    When working with Brinkman, and many treep-lanting companies for that matter, you develop a strong sense of community and family. Brinkman puts safety first, makes sure their planters are well fed, and have well run camps, which is crucial when you are living in the bush for 2 months.

    Cons

    They don't always pay as much as other companies, but they certainly don't overly low-ball you either.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more transparent in dealing with issues. Better communication is needed throughout the company. It's a bigger operation than the other planting companies, so they need to be mindful of communication breakdowns.

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    Neutral Outlook
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