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Canfor President and CEO Don Kayne
Don Kayne
69 Ratings
Pros
  • "great pay, amazing company, public and large but still know everyones name(in 9 reviews)

  • "Friendly co-workers, a challenging and enjoyable industry, and pretty good pay(in 9 reviews)

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  • "Personally the shift work is the best and worst thing about working at Canfor(in 4 reviews)

  • "Work life balance can sometimes be difficult to manage(in 3 reviews)

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    1. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Canfor a good place to work for a while

      Oct 6, 2008 - Lumber Grader in Fort Saint John, BC
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      You get to work in a relatively warm environment with new technologies in the sawmilling realm. The first jobs you get are menial, dirty and back breaking, usually on a night shift which are hell on your body and mind, eventually you can begin to tolerate it. The light at the end of the tunnel is bidding off cleanup and getting on the line where you can make good coin. Normal operations you get 1 hr OT a day or 10 per check which adds up real fast. Boring but rewarding work when you break a production record. Also most of the managers are pretty good guys and are flexible.

      Cons

      Personally the shift work is the best and worst thing about working at Canfor. Some guys love working the afternoon shift so they can run around in the morning and get stuff done around town, banking, shopping, minding the kids while the wife is at work. Most however just tolerate it and look at the paycheck. The changing from nightshift to dayshift every 2 weeks takes a toll on your body and sleep is sometimes at a premium, especially in the summer when you're trying to sleep through the hottest part of the day. Also missing evenings for me when I want to go out with my buddies or play in my sports leagues.

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    2. 3.0
      Current Employee

      Field Operator

      Jan 15, 2017 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      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

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    3. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Kiln Forklift Operator

      Mar 6, 2018 - Kiln Forklift Operator in Fort Saint John, BC
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Great pay! On the job learning. Seniority bid system allowing for new jobs higher pay and different experiences over time.

      Cons

      Shift work, dusty and dirty

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    4. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 10 years

      Maintenance

      Jul 24, 2017 - Anonymous Employee in Prince George, BC
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Great pay, decent benefits, fulltime work.

      Cons

      Shift work. Graveyard shift. Early start dayshift.

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