Toronto Research Chemicals

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  1. synthetic chemist

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    flexible time and terrific co-workers

    Cons

    terrible management. lack of good safety awareness


  2. Helpful (2)

    Just ok

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    Current Employee - Synthetic Chemist in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Synthetic Chemist in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Toronto Research Chemicals full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Laid back work environment Friendly coworkers Flexible hours

    Cons

    Management Low pay No vision coverage Cold in the winter/ hot in the summer No future in the company

    Advice to Management

    Treat your people better. People are willing to work hard for you - but not when you treat them like they're not worth it.


  3. Helpful (1)

    Toronto Research Chemicals

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Toronto Research Chemicals full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great people to work with ( coworkers) Benefits plan was standard. Opportunities to try your hand a different positions if you were qualified.

    Cons

    senior management was unprofessional, working environments were not always safe, extreme temperature fluctuations in the labs( very hot or very cold), over worked and under paid, senior management would cut corners yet still expect work to be completed the same with cheaper equipment that was not always as reliable, hostile work environment. Not enough parking to accommodate the growing company. The biggest problem was that senior management is not accommodating for the growth of the company and often taking their frustrations out on the employees, they only provide negative feed back, never positive. They use fear tactics.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more staff, TRC is very understaffed. Also, more organization is needed, more standard procedures.


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  5. Helpful (2)

    job in chemistry, but has disadvantages

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    Current Employee - Synthetic Chemist in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Synthetic Chemist in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Toronto Research Chemicals full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - great co-workers that are very knowledgeable in chemistry - flexible work hours - fairly stable employment

    Cons

    - issues with communication between management and chemists. When things go wrong, all the blame is placed on the worker. Many times information is just not passed down the chain to the chemist. - unprofessional and disrespectful management - motivation by management is through fear, hard work is not rewarded - there is no yearly review system in place to evaluate employees - working temperatures can be extreme (15 degrees C to over 30 degrees C) - most labs have poor ventilation - safety does not seem to be important to the company, no protocol for handling accidents that occur (ie. chemical spills), unsafe storage of solvents - low moral among chemists, not very many employees are happy working here - chemist have no access to literature. learning new chemistry is not something that is promoted - there is very little room to advance in the company

    Advice to Management

    - place some trust in the employee to do their job - information needs to reach the employee, proper communication needed - encouragement would be a better way to motive employees


  6. Helpful (1)

    Unprofessional Management Team

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Toronto Research Chemicals full-time

    Pros

    Employees are great people to work with who are highly qualified with phds and post-doc.

    Cons

    No management certifications of any department manager. They are pretty much people who worked there for longer and who are native speakers of english. People who actually work are over-worked and people who don't work are NOT reprimanded. Upper management includes pretty much highly unprofessional people whom constantly uses coarse language towards others. Operation system is highly disorganized and there is no training given to most employees...its pretty much a sink or swim situation.


  7. Helpful (4)

    working TRC

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    good environment, most of the managers good

    Cons

    benefits not spectacular, parking difficulties


  8. Helpful (1)

    ok

    • Work/Life Balance
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Toronto Research Chemicals full-time

    Pros

    flexible hours, not very stressful. hires immigrants that otherwise may not have jobs.

    Cons

    lack of comunication between management and employees and between other employees also. extreme temperatures in labs from 15 to 38 degrees from winter to summer, makes chemistry difficult. poor ventilation. no vision benefits, no long term disability. motivation is through fear. smeely locker rooms.


  9. Helpful (3)

    Its OK.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Somewhat flexible hours, not too much pressure, your not expected to put in long hours, managers are nice, the company is growing.

    Cons

    The salary and benefit package is not spectacular. Sometimes its too cold in the building. There is limited parking available.



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