Algoma Central Reviews

Updated Feb 3, 2021

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6 Ratings
  1. 3.0
    Current Contractor, more than 3 years

    3rd or 2nd Officer

    Feb 3, 2021 - Watchkeeping Mate in St. Catharines, ON
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    Pros

    Navigation and cargo experience is next to none

    Cons

    Work away from home for long periods

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  2. 4.0
    Current Contractor, less than 1 year

    Navigating officers

    Feb 1, 2019 - Anonymous Contractor 
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    Pros

    Good base salary with overtime on weekend

    Cons

    Old navigation mentality and unproductive authority superiority.

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  3. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Difficult to get full time work

    Aug 22, 2013 - Wheelsman in St. Catherines, PE
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    Pros

    Good pay , food is good, 90% of the crew on the Lakers are good people, 10% should be slinging burgers

    Cons

    seasonal only at first and that can last for 15+ years before moving up to full time, for the Lakers if you are reliefs you have to pay your own way up and back If under 90 days worked, and you have to make your own arrangements to get to the ship and back home,

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  4. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 5 years

    General review

    Feb 22, 2017 - Technical Superintendent in Toronto, ON
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    Pros

    Stable company with prospects to grow.

    Cons

    Difficult to get promotion due to stable work force.

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  5. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Good Solid Company

    Nov 1, 2014 - Third Officer 
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    Pros

    The people that work for this company are great and very supportive. They have new ships being built and are very financially stable.

    Cons

    The wages are not the best in the marine industry. Also when starting out you are just a relief worker and your work schedule is not determined by you.

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  6. 4.0
    Former Employee, more than 10 years

    Good

    Apr 26, 2016 - Marine Watch Engineer 
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    Pros

    Good wages and clean work

    Cons

    Don't take care of the good employees

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  7. 4.0
    Former Employee, more than 5 years

    Engine room rating

    Jan 2, 2017 - Engine Room Assistant in Sydney, NS
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    Pros

    Operate the largest fleet of Canadian vessels, providing more employment opportunities.

    Cons

    Vessels out of service due to cargo fluctuations, positions filled by Union members according to seniority.

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  8. 4.0
    Former Employee, less than 1 year

    A former marine engineer's opinion

    Feb 28, 2018 - Anonymous Employee 
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    Pros

    -large vessels -good experience -decent location -lots of overtime

    Cons

    -long work contracts -average pay -uncertain scheduling

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  9. 3.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year

    Good One to work with

    Dec 22, 2009 -  
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    Pros

    Good Company to work with.Helpful team and good work environment.

    Cons

    More of transparency is needed.

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  10. 3.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year

    2nd engineer

    Jun 7, 2015 - Second ENGINEER in Toronto, ON
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    Pros

    Promoted immediately when you upgrade license Decent pay Learn by doing work without technicians

    Cons

    Very unreliable work schedule, hard to get a relief Cost control is felt by crew

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