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West Fraser Timber Overview

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Vancouver, BC (Canada)
5001 to 10000 employees
1955
Company - Public (WFT)
Manufacturing
$2 to $5 billion (USD) per year
Unknown
West Fraser is the largest lumber producer in North America with 7,900 employees in 40 operations in Western Canada and the Southern United States. Recently announced as one of Canada's 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures, we have also been named as one of ... Read more

Mission: Our investments in modern, competitive manufacturing facilities, product innovation and bioenergy are adding up to a bright future. We take pride in what we do, and our employees have grown right along with us. If you are looking for a company and colleagues that thrive on ... Read more

West Fraser Timber Reviews

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West Fraser Timber President & CEO Ted Seraphim
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    I worked at West Fraser Timber full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    I had a great job...its a shame I had to relocate! Lots of flexability!

    Cons

    Not a whole lot of written policy...I'm not sure if that's good or bad. ;) The work could be tedious.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up! You're doing a great job.

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West Fraser Timber Photos

West Fraser Timber photo of: Apprentice electrician Veronica works on equipment
West Fraser Timber photo of: West Fraser Forestry Students go river rafting!
West Fraser Timber photo of: A woman in the lumber yard
West Fraser Timber photo of: A man working in the sawmill
West Fraser Timber photo of: A man in the lumber yard
West Fraser Timber photo of: A man tending to the seedlings
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West Fraser Timber Interviews

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    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at West Fraser Timber in March 2011.

    Interview

    I was placed in the role on a trial basis to prove that I could actually do the job. I was a quick study and found new ways to track and monitor trends. After I produced positive numbers, I was awarded the job.

    Interview Questions

    • Did I believe that I could handle the pressure that comes along with the job?   1 Answer
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West Fraser Timber Awards & Accolades

  • BC's Top Employers, Eluta, 2015
  • Canada's Best Employers for Recent Graduates, The Career Directory, 2015
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