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Updated July 24, 2017
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Canfor President and CEO Donald B. (Don) Kayne
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Pros
  • great pay, amazing company, public and large but still know everyones name (in 6 reviews)

  • Good Pay, a lot of good people work here (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • Personally the shift work is the best and worst thing about working at Canfor (in 3 reviews)

  • Organisation of situations like mill closures (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Best in the Business!"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • 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!


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Great company."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Supervisor Level in Prince George, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Supervisor Level in Prince George, BC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Canfor full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    There is unlimited opportunity. CFP is well positioned to capitalize on the lumber super cycle on the horizon.

    Cons

    Advancement requires a lot of years and is less focused on merit. The AB oil sands have really hurt trade competitiveness.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up.

  3. Helpful (2)

    "I have worked for the CANFOR pulp mill maintenance turnarounds since 2011."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Temp Labourer in Prince George, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Temp Labourer in Prince George, BC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I always look forward to working at the CANFOR pulp mill maintenance turnarounds. I enjoy working with my co-workers, and supervisors. I am always eager on learning from working different jobs threw out the CANFOR pulp mill maintenance turnarounds. Safe working environment. I hope very much to be employed for CANFOR full time. CANFOR is where I want to have my career. Janice S.

    Cons

    I cannot think of any cons

    Advice to Management

    Thank you for a friendly safe working environment.


  4. "machine operator"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Canal Flats, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Canal Flats, BC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    great company to work for .

    Cons

    long drive to and from work


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Canfor"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Trade Utility in Prince George, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Trade Utility in Prince George, BC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Canfor full-time

    Pros

    Treat employees good, pay check always on time , safety programs is good, good pension benifits and medical and dental,

    Cons

    Need more trades people and apprentiships!


  6. "Best in the Industry"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Talent Acquisition Specialist in Prince George, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Talent Acquisition Specialist in Prince George, BC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Stability
    Sustainable products - 100% utilization
    Executive Leadership is people focused
    Leader in safety and innovation
    Upward mobility - career advancement
    Great pay

    Cons

    No mat leave top up

    Advice to Management

    Implement more family friendly work schedules and benefits (i.e. mat leave, etc)


  7. "Yard Crew equipment operator"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Equipment Operator in Prince George, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Equipment Operator in Prince George, BC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great pay, Good supervisors, great shift schedule, and lots of training.

    Cons

    Such a large company sometimes a bit disorganized.

    Advice to Management

    Keep training your employees and reward their loyalty, don`t micromanage the small things

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Canfor employee"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Paperwrap in Houston, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Paperwrap in Houston, BC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    my work area is always maintained and safe and productive. I have no problems with employer or employees my surrounding environment is safe. I enjoy providing for my family, our benefits are awesome and canfor has a great family value understanding I love working for Canfor

    Cons

    sometimes having a full time job is hard on a young family but the pro out weighs my cons


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Forestry Supervisor"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Forestry Supervisor in Prince George, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Forestry Supervisor in Prince George, BC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Canfor full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Amazing People, Great company vision and direction, Safety focused !!

    Cons

    keeping up with cost of living

    Advice to Management

    Increase cost of living amounts >2% and make it annually


  10. Helpful (2)

    "great company"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    great pay, amazing company, public and large but still know everyones name
    "family" environment - fun social events

    Cons

    no cons... i really enjoyed working there

    Advice to Management

    none


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