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Canfor Reviews

Updated March 27, 2017
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Canfor President and CEO Donald B. (Don) Kayne
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  1. "Worst Company"

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    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.


  2. "Treats people like garbage"

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

    Pros

    Obnoxiousness is something you get to learn here. Nepotism is something you can practice if you like as well.

    Cons

    Depending on how much you value your time, either way, it's wasted thoroughly as if your soul was drained from your body leaving behind only the sad shell of a human.

    Advice to Management

    Stop pretending you don't have to work hard to stay ahead. One day, it'll happen to you. That time could be very close at hand.


  3. "A real mess."

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    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.


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  5. Helpful (4)

    "Fear & intimidation"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Canfor full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Fair salary, better then average benefits, able to work unlimited hours with possible extra compensation, good after the fact training,

    Cons

    always someones fault, find the root cause of any challenge or missed key performance indicator and teach someone a lesson, A scared worker is a better worker, better work half you day and cover your but the other half, as the blame game will start and hope it someone else this week

    Advice to Management

    Fear and intimidation was in 1950 open your eyes to keep good people


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Only job in town"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Planning Forester in Prince George, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Planning Forester in Prince George, BC (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    The only job in town for foresters, close to home, some good people, salaries are competitive.

    Cons

    low-cost corporate culture, intense competition for positions, expected to be on-call all the time, hire a specific type of personell that obeys orders and follows procedures, not honest about career paths and possibilities, string part-time employees along with the promise of full-time positions.

    Advice to Management

    Create a real team atmosphere instead of condescending to junior and intermediate employees.



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