Dofasco

www.dofasco.ca
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Former Employee - Elecitrical Engineer Student in Hamilton, ON (Canada)
Former Employee - Elecitrical Engineer Student in Hamilton, ON (Canada)

I worked at Dofasco

Pros

Good combination of field work + office work. As a co-op, it is expected that you show a lot of initiative. Once you do that, there are various places to find your niche. Balance between field work and office work is great. Agree 100% with the old motto, "Our Strength Is Our People". Great people to work with.

Cons

Dirty, gritty environment. Coke dust seeps through ventilation in some parts of the plant. Too many 50 year old employees. And once these people start retiring, they aren't looking to replace them.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Encourage the younger people in the department. Give them more room to grow, and give them opportunities for promotion.

Doesn't Recommend
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18 Other Employee Reviews for Dofasco (View Most Recent)

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  1.  

    Good working environment, company cares for the employees

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    Current Employee - Buying Associate in Hamilton, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Buying Associate in Hamilton, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Dofasco full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Good salary and benefits
    Good management relation, open doors
    Training available
    Education financial support program

    Cons

    Industrial zone
    Old work force, resistant to change and internet/computer, paperless way of work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Used to be a great employer.

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    Current Contractor - Crane Operator in Hamilton, ON (Canada)
    Current Contractor - Crane Operator in Hamilton, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Dofasco as a contractor (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Excellent pay for full time employees. The earning potential is excellent. Employees see enough of each other that generally, they treat each other like family.

    Cons

    Management is inept. There is no kind way to phrase it, they are (with some notable exceptions) completely unsuitable for any job, nonetheless one of management. This is changing, but on the whole, current management arrived at their station by being completely incompetent at their own job, and being moved to an office job to prevent them from doing further damage.

    Once Mittal took over, there was no audit of our office personnel, and no evaluations of their skills. The assumption of skill has allowed people who are a liability to the workforce to change their status from being "hidden to prevent failure" to actively managing business units.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change the dependency upon outside contractors to fill vital roles inside the company. Start requiring some level of education from the management. (No more managers who arrived at their station via seniority and a need to remove them from the production floor for the safety of all.)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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