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Canada Metal (Pacific) Reviews

Updated 5 October, 2018
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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Great Company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Canada Metal (Pacific) full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Family friendly atmosphere, some people works for generations. Good education reimbursement program.

    Cons

    the current working place is over crowded, not enough parking

    Advice to Management

    senior management is very dedicated to their job to grow the company


  2. "there are worse places to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Canada Metal (Pacific) full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    people are friendly, there is a family type atmosphere .

    Cons

    pay is below standard. It makes turn over high as good people go elsewhere for better paying jobs.

    Advice to Management

    bring wages up to a more fair standard. I feel like I am playing a loosing battle of catch up. Pension benefits would be valuable as well.

    Canada Metal (Pacific) Response

    11 Sep, 2018 – Human Resources Manager

    Thank you for your feedback - It is great to hear that our employees are experiencing the family atmosphere that we are so proud of.

    Canada Metal Pacific bases our wage rates on market research... More

  3. Helpful (1)

    "A big ship without the horsepower to move forward"

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    Former Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Delta, BC
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Delta, BC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Canada Metal (Pacific) full-time

    Pros

    High control over processes with ERP system, when it works.

    Management team is skilled, but lacks horsepower to actually implement improvements
    Shop-floor leadhands are the best in the business, but are crippled by upper management decisions.

    A wide variety of expensive machines with an impressive amount of unused capacity.

    Cons

    All Quality documentation managed by an Excel spreadsheet.

    PDM system implementation not taken seriously, and postponed indefinitely due to lack of manpower to implement

    Underpaid and aging workforce is largely "grandfathered-in" - poor performance and no desire to biopsy poor employees from workforce establishes job security for poor performers. This demoralizes some incredibly talented employees within the company, driving performance downward.

    Improvement project feedback loop is broken, after legwork is done, ROIs established and a positive reception from management, most projects never see the light of day. All work done towards the project is moot, and nonexistent project management structure means it just drops off the map. Or inversely, lingers there forever. "Your new diecast machine will come next quarter" - For two years, for instance

    Company spends more time and money tracking performance than dealing with the lack thereof.

    Advice to Management

    Pay the people that do good work for you what they deserve, and hire talented people with attractive wages and benefits. Good employees are not retained because you value bad employees as much as everyone else, and don't offer enough financial or alternative benefits to attract capable people.

    Eliminate poor performers. By continuing to employ people who underperform constantly, capable employees lose drive to raise the bar in the workplace.

    Enable your leadhands, they want to do good, but need your help to get there.

    Modernize, without delay.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Canada Metal Pacific"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Delta, BC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Delta, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Canada Metal (Pacific) full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Highly competitive pay and benefits package.

    Cons

    Shift work that is not always compatible for employees with families.


  5. "A large ship with an outdated captain"

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    Former Employee - Technical Sales in Delta, BC
    Former Employee - Technical Sales in Delta, BC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Canada Metal (Pacific) full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Establish company with 100 years experience in the business.

    Cons

    Extremely poor health and dental benefits. Inefficient and Ineffective quality department.


  6. "Cheap company but real experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Canada Metal (Pacific) full-time

    Pros

    Performance driven / process driven /

    Cons

    Try to pay less / Almost no incentive for motivation

    Advice to Management

    Real profit sharing program