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Canfor Reviews

Updated February 22, 2017
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Canfor President and CEO Donald B. (Don) Kayne
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  1. "Overall a good place to work but still room for improvement."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Millwright in Jackson, AL
    Current Employee - Millwright in Jackson, AL
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Canfor full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good clean mill with fairly new equipment. Knowledgeable team with a lot of experience between us.

    Cons

    Management does not share ideas or goals with production team or maintenance team. We are basically left in the dark until the "time comes". Little to no advance warning for large projects and horrible inventory management with parts and supplies.

    Advice to Management

    Revamp the inventory and catalog it in some fashion. Indrucing SAP and fully intgrading it into the PO and work order center corroborating to the inventory would be so much better.
    Share plans and details of project with the maintenance team better. Hold meetings pertaining to the reliability and performance of machines and express expectations.


  2. "Best in the Business!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Human Resources
    Current Employee - Human Resources
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Canfor full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great locations. Executive Leadership is committed, competent and engaged. Definitely headed in the right direction. Safety is number one and they are constantly striving to improve their operations to keep their folks safe.

    Cons

    Benefits needs some improvement along with better work life balance. However, this appears to be changing which is positive.

    Advice to Management

    Keep putting people before profit and profit will follow!


  3. "Worst Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Canfor full-time

    Pros

    Some good people work there

    Cons

    The senior leadership has no integrity. They make promises with no plans to fulfill. If you work there make sure to get everything in writing do no take anyone's word.


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  5. "Mechanical Engineering Co-op at Reliability Group"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineering Co-Op in Prince George, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineering Co-Op in Prince George, BC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Canfor full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good manager, supervisors are easy to talk to, safety first attitude, opportunity to meet many contractors

    Cons

    Remote location (need a vehicle to get to work), lime dust will stick to your vehicle and is really annoying, many offices don't have windows

    Advice to Management

    Update asset management system


  6. "Exciting time to join forestry industry"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    opportunity for growth, diverse opportunities

    Cons

    employee communications & onboarding process both need some attention


  7. "Field Operator"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at Canfor full-time

    Pros

    Steady work, fair pay, not micro-managed, good training programs. Job security, no travel required, plug-ins for vehicle block heaters, car wash tickets, opportunity to be involved in Canfor sponsored community events. Free jackets, safety awards

    Cons

    Shift work, stinky, noisy, dangerous, supervisors and upper management look for trouble where there is none and create their own problems while overlooking the

    Advice to Management

    pay more attention to the lazy dead wood workers. Make sure the work is evenly divided. Make sure everyone does their share. Treat employees more fairly. Stop favouring certain employees


  8. "CAC"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good Pay, a lot of good people work here

    Cons

    Old mentality, resist change, unclear communication

    Advice to Management

    find better on-boarding processes for new staff, get rid of the bad apples that hold you back from going forward


  9. "Work environment with growth opportunities"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Canfor full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great wages and overtime opportunities.

    Room for advancement into apprenticeships or management.

    Great plant manager.

    Cons

    Some operators are grumpy which can make the workplace feel negative.

    It takes around 5 years seniority or more to get an apprenticeship.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing.


  10. "A real mess."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Canfor full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I can't think of any pros other than a handful of good people that still for the time being work there.

    Cons

    Backwards thinking.
    High Turnover.
    No Recognition for effort.
    Every Man for Himself attitude.
    Un-Qualified Leaders/Managers/VP's.

    Advice to Management

    Quit.


  11. "Overall good, but low pay"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Canfor full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Casual atmosphere, free parking, nice people to work with

    Cons

    Pay and vacation schedule. You only get 2 weeks vacation - you can buy an additional week after a full year of work.



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